Saturday, November 27, 2010

I am a horrible Mom!

Guess what I did tonight....I left my tiny 2 year old weiner (dog) outside in below freezing temps, for over 1 hour!!  We got a dump of snow last night too.  At least 1.5 feet.  I feel so bad.  She is not a winter outdoor dog.  I came upstairs to use the computer, and I heard a familliar bark outside.  I thought nothing about it, because, why would i?  Our dog is never outside in the winter for more than 5 minutes to do her business.  15 minutes after that I realized she was not following me around like she usually does.  Duuuhhhh.... Poor Sophie  :(

Sophie is the brown dapple one.
This reminds me of when we were kids.  We were at my Grandparents farm in Dunn's Valley, about 1 hour from the city where we lived.  It was Sunday night, a school night, and we had just had supper at my Grandparents.  It was time to go home, and we drove at least 15 minutes down the road, when my Mother discovered we had left my brother behind.  She was devistated, thinking that my younger brother must be in tears by now.  When we got back to get him, he didn't even know we had gone, and my Grandparents didn't know he was still upstairs playing. 
~Vintage memory ~

Awesome vintage chair

I picked up this chair at an auction a few years ago.  It had 2 different fabrics on the back & the seat.  I cleaned it up but left it that way for 4 years.  (I always forget to take the "before" photos)  This year, I picked up some fabric really cheap, and decided to take on the project.  I think all of the fabric covered buttons were intimidating to me.  I had never done this kind of thing before.
So, here it is:

It is even hard to see, but here are my covered buttons!

I think I did OK!  (pats self on back!)  But now i think i need to paint the wood, or stain it in ebony.  What do you think? 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vintage Letdown

Well, sad news.  :(
The deal with the 1953 Airstream we were supposed to buy, fell through.  I can not even begin to express the disappointment I feel.......ugh.  Now I must start the pain staking task of searching for another soul to save.  Another unloved diamond in the rough.  I am now seriously thinking that I will settle for any cool vintage trailer...a Shasta, a Scotty, or maybe another Airstream.  Anything really.  My husband is indifferent to the name.  He would just be happy to have a project for the summer.  (While enjoying a few weekends chillaxing near the beach)  The determining factor is price.  My husband is in College for another 1.5 years, so money is a little tight for the next little while.  We just want something with wheels and sleeping quarters to love....something to care for....something to put our heart into.  Are you out there?  Anywhere? Hellooooo???  Come to Mama if you can hear me!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Old Door/New Headboard

I had this great idea...but I needed Neil's help to make it happen.  We had an excess of old solid wood doors from the house after the renovations.  We knocked out walls, so the doors were not needed anymore for the intended purpose.  Also, we were in need of a proper headboard.  Perfect!!  Here is anold door converted into a GREAT headboard.  Just attach legs, & a little paint & voila!

The details
The Burgundy must GO!
Headboard After