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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sometimes I feel like a Mule Skinner - sideboard makeover


Music inspires me - ALL music - Jazz - Rock 'n Roll - Rock - Folk - Gospel - Reggae and Country - I love it all - which is why I try desperately to infuse you with lyrics that get stuck in your head all day.
( you're welcome )

I woke up yesterday morning - and belted out Good Mornin' Captain !!!

John says - WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU SCREECHING FOR?  as he buries his head under the blankets

Suzan says - I'm yodelling

John says - That's NOT yodeling - who do you think you are Julie Andrews?

Suzan says - Julie Andrews yodelled?

John says - Yeah - when she was escaping the mountains with all those kids

Suzan says - Oh - that's not the type of yodelling I'm doing..................

John says - Well it's horrid - can you stop please?  Because you're NO Julie Andrews!

Suzan says - Well you're no MERLE HAGGARD - as I scream out Hee Hee Ha Ha Hey Hey .....

Suzan says - I feel like an old Mule Skinner - so no I don't think I will stop

John says - What in God's name is a Mule Skinner?

Suzan says - Someone who keeps Mules in line - so it's very appropriate

John grew up on classical hymns - I grew up with Mule Skinner Blues -

And if I can appreciate and love " Were you there when they crucified my Lord "

Well .....................then he should learn to appreciate a little Hee Hee Hee ha ha HEY HEY -

don't you think?

You should see how quickly I can paint a piece of furniture listening to this kind of music blasting.

John says - When you're finished - could you make me a tea please...............

Suzan says - dancing out of the room - Sure - I'll bring the buck buck bucket down - whah whah whah


John says - Just one morning - I'd give anything for just ONE NORMAL MORNING...................

John yells - You ARE NOT playing that music outside in the summer !!!!!!!

( I had an Uncle that sang this to absolute perfection -

Bonus points if any of you knew which song I was talking about

And this is what I painted ( mostly to this type of music ) You can hate it but you can't deny it's energy
Man can this song get me going - seriously !  If you're at work DON'T blast this - if you're at home, go for it - this songs needs to be LOUD

Another treasure found on CL -
Solid?  Yes
Functional? Yes
Boring ?  Yes

I decided this needed to be lightened up - too dark and foreboding - it came from a Church and it looks like it's about to give a sermon on Fire and Brimstone - and it smells of incense like you wouldn't believe...............A good dose of shallac can take care of the odor ( or 2 ) and a good painting can take care of the rest :)

I painted it with Annie Sloan's Old White - and added a little detail to the doors -

Then I distressed - using a sander and by hand until it was just the way I wanted it

I painted the handles in place ( pulling an Annie Sloan here )

Then I decided to add a little to the inside!

I did the stripes in different directions for even more of a little surprise

I like the little bit of wood showing in them - because that's the only place any wood is left on her!

Here's one I did a couple of years ago - aren't they fun?

ok - back to the buffet

I painted the interior cupboards with a pale yellow I had on hand ( just latex paint, shhhh, so I'll have to seal it with some polyurethane )

and while that was drying - I attacked the doors

She wants to show you her backside ( something she could NEVER do in Church )

( that's why the lady is a tramp  ♪♫♪♪  )

how many songs can I fit into one post?  ohhh probably just about as much as the nonsense I can fill it with.

Well...................♪ she never picked cotton  like her Mama did - and her Brother did and her Sister did and her Daddy died young  ( working in the coal mine ) ♪




John says - Oh look, there's a line outside
Suzan says - Huh?
Suzan says - Don't tell me - An electric wire's down?
John says - No - A LINE - For your performance

LMHO - really - he keeps me in stitches!

I just put it on full blast as I'm getting ready to sign off - John immediately got up from his desk and left the office - mumbling something about living in a madhouse.............
Soda promptly followed him.
The two of them need to lighten up.

Cha cha cha !

P.S. - I'm giggling here by myself picturing some of your horrified reactions to Mule Skinner Blues -
really - LMHO -
This is the type of thing that keeps me blogging LOL
Have a great day :)

P.S.S. and if you want to see the controversy that painting furniture can stir up - check out my post on Hometalk HERE - whoa there's some angry people out there !

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Saturday, August 25, 2012


Last week when I went picking with Dorothy - I found this box - and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it

another paint storage solution ( it's ridiculous how much paint I have really - and I've had to literally think outside the "box"  because I no longer have a garage.

I painted it white and grabbed those trusty stencils once again - and came up with this

It can hold 16 quart sized tins of paint - 4 waxes - and paint brushes. Not bad for 5 dollars!

And I also found this little table for 5 dollars -

And 100% I took a before photo of this and can't find it anywhere - must have deleted it by accident -
It was typical 60's oak anyway - painted it with ASCP WHITE - and then printed out the laurel wreath from
the Graphics Fairy - and ran as fast as I could ( while the ink was still wet ) and placed it on the surface and rubbed a regular pencil on it like this

you can see the print underneath it quite clearly - I didn't trace this - I just rubbed the pencil against it ( with a lot of force actually )

and ended up with this adorable little table ( my friend's aunt was looking for a small table - think I'll gift it to her..................)
perfect to plunk your purse down or your keys!

And I really have to get started on big pieces - I have so many pieces half finished that I'm feeling totally overwhelmed right now -
I have to methodically pick ONE thing and stick with it till it's done!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday


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