Sunday, February 28, 2016

Two Small Projects

Hello Sweet Friends

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today
I am always delighted to know you've been here
And honored when you leave a comment
You are so special to me

Today I'm sharing two small projects
That I did this weekend

I needed to run into Target Friday after work
To pick up a couple of storage bins
Are you like me?
You go in for one thing
And come out with so many others?

Well, Yes!
I spied this cute unfinished ladybug stepping stone
For only $3 and thought it would add some nice color to my yard
And would be a quick project

Although I used a few of my own colors
I love how it turned out
It took a couple of hours
But that is because I was also working on another project
And I kept going back and forth
While letting each color of paint dry

I'm not positive she will stay under my bottle brush
However, she matches so nicely
I thought she'd be happy here for a while

Super simple
Super inexpensive
Super cute

The second project I finished
Was this little table I share with you a week or two ago
I purchased this little telephone/bedside table
At a craft/antique show about 15 years ago
From day one, I wanted to paint it
I've used it all these years
She Finally got her make over

I had a small pot of Annie Sloan discontinued paint
And plenty of wax left from another project

Because the wood is SO old and dry
It soaked up the paint quickly
And honestly I ran out

I just call it a Happy Oopsie

There are several places where the paint doesn't really cover
However, It looks very vintage/antiqued
I'm pleased with how the light grey color
Mixes with the bits of red and grey I have added to my bedroom

Someday I will learn how to take better photos

Someday I will finish my bedroom
And share a reveal here

Until then
May you be blessed by all things Good
Look for Joy in the little things
And give someone a 20 second Hug

Many Blessings

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  1. Cindy, the ladybug stepping stone is delightful. I love that bit of whimsy in your garden. Nice job on the cute table. What a neat design. And I love the color. So glad you shared your projects. Love to see you in your creative mode. Hugs, Nancy

  2. Hi Cindy! loving your pretty paint projects :) The ladybug stepping stone looks so adorable in your garden! Beautiful transformation of the chalk-painted the color! Have a lovely week ahead! Warm hugs, Poppy

  3. Cute ladybug stepping stone! Love the paint on the unique telephone table!
    Hoping you have a wonderful week!

  4. Your projects turned out beautifully, my friend! The sweet little ladybug is darling and the color you used for your table is stunning.

    Have a wonderful week, dear Cindy. Hugs!

  5. You got two projects done! That is good! I am hung up on the screen (alias bat home--see my blog) that I am preparing to paint. It has such intricate caring in it and am having a hard time trying to get the dust from that part. I used a brush on it outside, tried the vacuum inside, used a nail brush with water, used rags, used Q-tips,...still dusty.

  6. Hi Cindy,
    Very sweet whimsy in the cute Ladybug, fun pop of color. The Red d├ęcor accents on the Grey painted telephone table look terrific. Another step towards completion of your bedroom and the reveal. Have a wonderful week and I'm sending you a 20 second cyber hug.

  7. The ladybug is a bit of joy in your gardens.

    Love what you did with that little table. I think it looks great.

    Once again, you've inspired me.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  8. Hi Cindy, Love you darling stepping stone. It looks perfect inn your garden. Yes, I do the same running in the store for one thing and come out with several more goodies.
    Love how your table turned out too. The color is so soft and warm. Love how you styled it too.
    Have a great week. Blessings. xo

  9. I think it looks so sweet, Cindy! Can't you just picture one of the old-fashion & obsolete phones sitting on there with the phone books on the side? I kind of miss those old phones, but then again, cordless is so much easier!

    The lady bug stepping stone is adorable. I bet your little "K's" really like it!

    Warm hugs,

  10. Happy Monday. Love seeing your creative spirit kicking back into gear. The ladybug for your garden is adorable. Gotta love Target! Love the vintage phone table and the color is fabulous. Have a great new week.

  11. Oh- LOVE that little ladybug stepping stone. Cute paint job! The old phone table looks great, too! Just trying to get a few 'catch up' visits in! Hope you have a great Leap Year Day! xo Diana

  12. I LOVE the ladybug! I used to tell my boys "ladybug stories" when they were little. They were about a ladybug and her daily adventures. I would just make up my stories as I went along, but it seemed to entertain them. Now they're in high school and college and they still remember those stories. :) I have those same bottle brush bushes in my yard! Love that they're in bloom right now. Anyway, I think you did a great job on the table! It's very pretty!

  13. The lady bug is cute . I didn't see that the other day. I may just have to go back. I do love the gray paint on the table. Glad you are doing some happy spring projects.

  14. If I could ever "run" in to Target and NOT run out with a cart full of items I'd be happy! The ladybug stepping stone turned out adorable, Cindy! I REALLY like the color of your nightstand/telephone/magazine rack. You did a nice job of painting that, too! and you always do cute little displays on your tables. Perfect time of year to get projects finished up.
    Enjoy the rest of your week, sweet girl.

  15. Cindy, the little stepping stone is so cute! You already have bottlebrush blooms? Wow!

    Your painted furniture piece looks great! Don't you love it when a happy accident occurs?

  16. Hi Cindy, I love your creativity! The stepping stone is beautiful and such a bright touch for a garden. I may have to look for those at our target, so I can get some for the granddaughters. It's cold and really windy here today-wish I was in your warm state. Love your furniture! Hope you find some joy in your day-I know you give it to so many others. Sending love your way.

  17. Cindy, that is the most darling table and I love the gray on it. I agree, a little miss of paint here and there only adds to the vintage charm. That's how my dining room chairs turned out, which reminds me that I still have two to go. The lady-bug stepping stone is really cute and I love it under the bottle brush..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  18. Catching up on my reading. You did a great job! I love it. It's so much better than the ones I see in shops in Nashville going for $200. You did good!

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