Thursday, October 10

Ladder Display-Done with Chalk Paint, Of course!

My "new" Favorite!!

 Have you ever seen something that you knew someday, somehow you would make or get one like it?! Kinda a crazy question, I know. But, I'm going somewhere with this. About a year or so ago I saw this beautiful white washed library ladder in someone's home, and, while I really didn't want exactly that one, I remember thinking, white ladder cool!!

Which leads me to my latest project (And, I think one of my absolute favorites!) A couple of months ago, I was driving to my Mum and Dad's to do some watering for them, while on my way, I passed a yard sale. Did I say passed, yeah no...I stopped at a yard sale! (I swear I should have one of those "I brake for yard sales" stickers in the back window of my car.) LOL. 

But the reason, I stopped at this one, this time, was they had a  very old, very unstable (full of character dovetailed wood ladder)!! Of course, I checked it out very suspect, and shook it to show the salesperson I knew how much work it would require to be of any use again (HA!) You guessed it, I scored exactly what I really wanted for $3 whole dollars, I almost felt guilty....almost. :)

So, now I was ready to make my dreams of what I thought this could be into a reality!! I brought it home, cleaned it up, and I mean cleaned it up!! Cobwebs, dirt, etc.. But once I was satisfied that it was clear of any debris, I got out my good old chalk paint and went to town!! Can I just tell you, if you have never painted a ladder, they take a Loooonnngggggg time to completely cover. Upside down, laying on each side, upright...Well, you get the picture. Ughh!! 

But my work was never so wonderfully rewarded because what I ended up with was this:
A little sanding and distressing where normal wear would have occurred and then just a matter of deciding what I wanted to display on it and where! 
I have probably changed out the things I put on the shelves, (I mean steps) at least five times now. But,I can sincerely tell you that I am completely in love with it now and find myself drawn to it more than anything else in my house . And, Yes!! It is in my living room and everyone that has seen it loves it and wants one, too!!!  hoped you enjoyed my labor of love" as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.
Many Blessings to you!  ~Theresa

I'll Be Partying with these Fabulous Ladies this week:

Richella@Imparting Grace: Courtney@Feathered Nest Friday; Yvonne @Stone Gable's Tutorials Tips and Tidbits; Katie @ Katherines's Corner's Thursday Favorite Things Cindy @ My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday ; Debra @ The Common Ground's "Be Inspired" Sherry @ The Charm of Home's "Home Sweet Home" Kerryanne @Shabbilicious Friday at The Shabby Art Boutique Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life's "Lovely Ladies Linky Evelyn's My Turn For Us: Freedom Fridays Nici @ Posed Perfection's "All Things Thursday Blog Hop" Wendy@ The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday Karen @ Redoux Interiors Friday Party Becca @ DIY Vintage: Chic Friday Fives Heather @ Stringtown Home's "Tips and Tricks" Angie @ Little Inspiration's Create & Inspire Friday Party Jen @ Tatertots & Jello Bevery@  How Sweet the Sound's Pink Saturday Vanessa @ Nifty Thrifty Sunday Susan @ Between Naps On the Porch's "Metamorphosis Monday"

Tuesday, October 1

Autumn Love!!

Good Morning and Happy October 1st!! I have missed being here sharing with you!! So grateful to be back here with you!! I hope you are having a Blessed week.  

I'm Loving the beginning days of Autumn!! How about you?!  Are you getting a little taste of it where you are? So, over on Shoestring's Facebook page I asked you all if you remembered last years Autumn Wreath... 

The Reason being, that I wanted to share with you all that I, personally, cannot afford to make a new Wreath for every occasion. (In a dream world maybe, with oodles of storage space and an unlimited budget) But not today, not in my home. Which is absolutely fine, because I am aware of how abundantly I am Blessed!!  

 That being said I took last years wreath and changed it up to make a new one for this year!!

This is how it looked last year!!

I must admit I have a special place in my heart for last years wreath, but actually they all are wonderful memories for the time that they hung.

I removed the sign and the bow, and began to add some of the colors I had been enjoying this year  (By the way, most I accumulated from the dollar store, goodwill and one beautiful bunch from Michael's ( at half price, of course). 

 Total cost of the update was approximately 6-8 dollars!! Who doesn't LOVE that price tag for a "New" Autumn Wreath?!!  Don't you just Love how it turned out!! I am beyond Happy about this fun little wreath!!

Just a little closer look!! I am feeling Blessed! I hope you are too! Let me know what you think. Do you like this year's or last year's better?   No worries folks, you can't offend me, I made them both and love them equally, but I always enjoy hearing your opinion. 

Many Blessings for a glorious week!

Sharing with these lovely Ladies: 
Marty @ A Stroll Through Life ; Kathe @ Kathe with an E ;  Nicole @ Our Delightful Home's Show Me What You Got Linky party ; Heather and Vanessa @ At The Picket Fence ; Kara @ Look What I Made Wednesday ; Sandy @ Cherished Handmade Treasure's Creative Corner Hop ;  Stephanie Lynn @ The Sunday Showcase Party ;  Jami @The Blackberry Vine's "Tuesday's To Do" ; Kim @ Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays ; Katherine@ Katherine's Corner's Thursday Favorite Things Blog HopLiz@ The Brambleberry Cottage's Time Travel Thursday ; Yvonne@ StoneGables's Tutuorial Tips and Tidbits ; Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday ; Anita @ The Cedar Hill Ranch's The Scoop;  Pamela @ My Front Porch To Yours' Treasure Hunt Thursday ; Kelly @ Live Laugh Rowe; Judy @ DIY by Design's Fall Into Fall ; Richella @ Imparting Grace ; Courtney @ French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday ; Kerryanne @ Shabbilicious Friday: Sherry @ The Charm of Home's "Home Sweet Home"   Evelyn @ My Turn For Us' Freedom Fridays Cindy @ My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday Wendy @ The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday ; Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Time's Simple and Sweet Fridays ; Beverly@ How Sweet The Sound's Pink Saturday ; I Heart Naptime's Link Party Palooza Kathryn @ The Dedicated House: Make it Pretty Monday   Create With Joy's; Inpire Me Monday