Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some trash to treasure projects

While my niece was vacationing in Fl. I redid her bedroom with some of my "garbage pickin"finds. The gorgeous bed was from a co-workers home. He was moving and had a bunch of "junk" waiting to be thrown out. Another co-worker and myself went over to check out his garbage and this gorgeous bed was amongst the pile to be thrown out. I scooped this baby right up, a little cleaning and it's gorgeous! The end table, chair and little chest were all bulk pickup gargbage finds that I painted. Now I would have paint them in more subtle colors but my neice was thrilled. The wall color is beautiful Plaster Pink. A gorgeous soft pink.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year Promises-my gift to you!

The New Year makes me feel like I have a fresh start but really how silly is that. Each day presents a fresh opportunity to make the most of the time we are given. I truly feel sorry for those that complain they are bored. I wish I had the time to be bored! There is always a good book to read, a hike to take and innumerable other things to do.
One of the best things we did was cancel tv. We purchased Direct TV and decided to hook it up when we missed having tv. Well, 7 years later we still don't miss it! So, what is my gift to you? The gift of time! Turn off that tv for 1 month and let me know how much you miss it and how much you have been missing out on!
Happy New Year!!! Mary