Sunday, June 29, 2014

Grandma Ruth's Trunk

We found an old trunk at the farm after Grandma Ruth passed away. Someone had painted it dark brown!  I rescued it and painted it in Americana style to go with my d├ęcor at that time.   Since my decorating style has changed dramatically, I decided it needed a redo.....vintage style.   Spray paint, modge podge and scrapbook paper are wonderful things.  I began going thru my stash of scrapbook paper and came across a lot of sewing themed paper as well as Paris, and French word papers, so that is how I began. 

Not hard work, but it was time consuming.  I work on this on and off for about 3 weekends or so.   I used vintage dictionary pages to line the inside.   I am really pleased how well it turned out.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Just want to brag a bit today.  Yesterday I did my first 5k race!  Who'd a thunk it?   A year ago I could barely walk around the block and weighed almost 300 pounds!  Today I am down 115 pounds and ran a 5k in 44.28 minutes.  It was extra special because I ran it with my daughter and grandson....woohoo, a 3 generation 5k!
I came in 154th....but I still beat 57 other people!  Next time I need to pick a flatter course!

Mom and daughter Jen
Me and grandson Jack, age 10....this little guy finished in 25.38 minutes....he rocks!


This is what running a 5k at age 59 looks like.....sweaty!......very sweaty!
Jillian  doing the Fun Run in less than 2 go girl!
Me, Jen, Jack, Jim


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vintage Child's Chalkboard Redo

I bought this little easel/chalkboard at a garage sale last August for $5.00.  It was a little cloudy and damp today, but I couldn't wait any longer to tackle this project, so I got out the spray paint and went to work.  I used scrapbooking cardstock as well as chalkboard cardstock.  The board flips over and I can hang things up with the little clothespins.  I am pretty pleased with the outcome.

the before.....and then the afters.