Beware of . . .

When we first opened the wood shop way back in the 90’s, we tried selling wood signs with no luck. So when we reorganized the shop earlier this year, we found these “Beware of . . .” signs. They needed a little paint touch up but I still think they are a great decoration any time but especially for Halloween. What do you think?

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Candle Holders

When I was looking for stuff to sale at the Vintique Flea Market and my Furniture & Home Decor Sale, I came across these 2 metal candle holders. I thought they were appropriate because they are made of metal. I could not decide if I should paint them different colors. So they stayed their original color. What color would you paint them?

Wood Shop Signs

Since opening the wood shop I have been making several signs. I’ve gotten pretty good at making them. I find a piece of flat wood, paint it, stencil the letters and paint with a contrasting color. This is our “OPEN” sign that hangs on the wood shop door which can be seen on the road when the shop door is open. You’ll notice I have placed a credit card logo sticker that came with the Square (which is a phone attachment to take credit payments).

Our “ORDER NOW” sign hangs on the gate. As you can see it list the tables at the top and my phone number on the bottom.

 

 

Here is the sign I made to use when I have my furniture and home décor sales.

The only other signs I will need to make are for the different holidays.

Bathroom Redecoration

In January, I shared the redecorating of my bedroom. Once the bedroom was done we started work on the bathroom. I had this maroon paint which I painted the walls. Then I took a pale yellow for the ceiling. For extra color, I used bright yellow for the accent color: vanity door, trim, towels and rugs.

 

When looking for a shower curtain, Mac picked this white with yellow and grays. Not something I would have picked but it really fit into the color scheme. The shower curtain also made it possible to add a gray color into the bathroom look.

 

 

As we are aware, most shower curtains don’t go all the way to the ceiling. To solve this (to keep the heat in the shower), I had this great white and yellow fabric and made a valance, I guess is what you would call it.

 

 

There are still a few little things to complete like framing the mirror we installed and finish the caulking in the shower. We sort of stopped redecorating for a while but I have really got to finish these couple of little things.. I do have plans the living/dining area but haven’t got motivated to start it yet.

Bedroom Redecoration

Last year, we redecorated the master bedroom as we were going to be home more.  Once again we went with red as the base color and brown as a secondary color.

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I painted the walls and ceiling an off white with a border to separate the ceiling from the wall.

 

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We purchased curtains and doubled them to provide a darkened room when desired.

 

 

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We also purchased a bedspread with a pattern to add to the overall aesthetics of the room.

 

 

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You will notice a small round table in the corner where I have a computer and printer.

 

 

 

 

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We took a shelving unit and mounted it on the wall instead of leaving it on the floor.

 

 

 

 

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Since there was a gap in the ceiling, we used the red printed fabric to cover it for a more finished look.

 

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I am really pleased with the way the room came out.

 

 

We even did all the finish trim and everything. HaHa!bedroom-redecorate-2016-9

Metal Chair Revamped

Found this old metal chair that had a faded blueish green color to it. Since I have been revamping items with bright colors. This chair needed no repairs just a little sanding and a fresh coat of paint. I decided on this sort of olive bright green color that came in a spray can. Did a couple of coats of paint and this is the finished product.

I also had some material with reds, greens, yellows and white on it so I made a cushion to fit and covered it with a zippered pillow case.

Salt & Pepper Shakers

I’m sure everyone has a wood salt shaker & pepper grinder set somewhere in their house. Or at least did at one time. I decided to brighten up several old items around the house & one of them was my wood salt & pepper set.

To do this was pretty simple. First put painters tape (you know that blue masking tape) on the metal holes on top of the salt shaker and the bottom where you fill it. Then remove the top of the pepper grinder and cover the top & bottom so you won’t get any paint onto where the pepper will pass through. With this done simply use a spray paint color of your choice, I chose red because I was in the mood for a bright color. If you are actually use them, you will want to do 2 coats so they are covered evenly and extra well. If you’re just using them as a decoration, then 1 coat would be sufficient.

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Here is what my bright revamped salt & pepper set looks like now.