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Chalkboard Cheese Tray

Chalkboard Cheese Tray

Here is the “before”….I won this cool chalkboard painted cheese tray…or board…whatever folks call these. Yellowbrick Trading Company asked their Facebook “likers” to leave a comment to be entered in a drawing. Lucky ME! My name was among those drawn and this is what I got OK…normally, I dive in and do up a chalkboard […]

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like...

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like Granite – Part 2

Break time is over…The black base coat is dry! Time for the fun to begin. I’d say this is the trickiest part of this project…but doable by anyone, with a little practice. I actually painted on a piece of cardboard all the layers so I could work out a method to achieve the look I […]

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like...

painted countertops

Well…here it is…as promised. The painted countertops are done and now I get to show you how to do it for yourself! Another important step before painting begins…. Let the silicone dry completely. WooHoo! Ready to start the painting process!! Wait….almost…. WooHoo!!! Ready to start the painting process!! I feel like I’m in the movie, […]

Custom Wall Signage – My Favori...

The finished project...my favorite saying where I can see it every day!

I’ve turned my favorite saying into custom wall signage…and I think it was the most enjoyable couple of hours I’ve spent in quite a while! Many years ago, I found this expression in the wrapper of a dove milk chocolate morsel. You can read why I love Dove chocolate in the “stuff I love” section, if […]

Old Window Photo Frame

Old Window Photo Frame

One thing making this old window photo frame special to me is that it’s actually one of the original windows in our mud/laundry room before our oldest son helped us remodel it. It now hangs in that same room as a decorative reminder of what once was. Another precious feature of this window…each of our […]

Paint a Chalkboard

Paint a Chalkboard

It’s done! My chalkboard project…it’s actually for Papa Wade…who REALLY needs it. He makes the biggest mess when on the phone, writing numbers down and taking notes. He writes on any stray piece of paper that’s lying around…then can’t remember where he put it. He needed a chalkboard. Or a better secretary…which I aint…I’m as […]

Painted Bathroom Countertop

Painted Bathroom Countertop

Our bathroom countertop was already painted…by me…the crazy-woman, totally cheapola, fearless painter…who paints everything…I’ve even painted some carpet. It was OK. So, the old paint job needed to be covered up from wear…a couple of years…not too bad! My dream countertop would either be concrete or soapstone. Love the look of both, but did I […]

My Favorite Country Living Decorating...

My Favorite Country Living Decorating Themes

Originally posted here on Real Country Living~August, 2010 I would have to say that one of my favorite country living decorating themes would be “Country Cottage“, but it isn’t always a very ‘fitting’ one for our ranch life (lots of dirt and animal messes!). No big deal, I use it anyway! The other theme I […]

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