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Monday, April 25, 2011

Getting back to business...

Well, it's been a long week and I thought I would have WAY more done. Hubby took some vacation time last week and I got so behind on just about everything, although I did LOVE getting to spend time together. He works 70+ hours a week, so I gladly put all my crafts, blog, laundry, etc. aside to spend as much time as possible together (He's my best friend after all).

OK, on to what I did manage to get done this week... Here's a great little before and after project !

                                         Here's the before picture of some older little frames
                         And here's the after pics, newly painted and updated with new patriotic inserts

 Dont you just love them ? I sure do. I am such a fan of re-inventing things you already have or can pick up inexpensively at yard sales or thrift shops. It's amazing what a little paint and time can do for an outdated piece. So, if you're feeling badly in this economy that you dont have anything "new" for your prim home...go look through your stuff you have slated for your own garage sale and see if you can breathe some new life back into it with a mini-makeover !!!

 I also picked up this oblong trencher style prim painted wooden bowl at a little store near me ...cant figure out if I like it laying horizontally or vertically...I think I may go back and get another one, cause I just love it !

Well, I am still working on a few rugs, but dont have enough done to show you right now. I am trying to finish up a swap gift and a baby present, so hopefully I will get those doen and get some pics on this week, not that hubby's back to work and Easter is over...Hope everyone had a great Easter !!! I am also working on a stack of 7 stacking boxes...cant get them exactly to my liking, but as soon as I do, I will be sure to share.

Until next time,
Grace to you,


  1. Hi Margie,
    The Americana makeovers are great! What a beautiful piece of furniture, is it a secretaries desK? I like the bowl trench in the first pic ~ laying on its side.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. The americana prints turned out nice.I never think of that and I have tons of antique epherma.Glad you got to spend some "fun" time with hubby.Grandma put hubby to work on the farmhouse were getting ready to ride out and finish it up for her.You know old farm houses everything make do so it's fun trying to work around the "old" a great day.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Love what you did with the frames -- the Americana make-overs look great! I never think to do something like that with my garage sale items.
    Love the secretary, too. The trencher looks good either way, but I think you can see it better when it's laying horizontally.
    Nice you could spend some good times with hubby!!

  4. Nothing sweeter than time with your best friend! I'm sure he shares the sentiment. I am a big advocate for the makeover. Reuse, re-purpose, recycle....


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