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Monday, March 17, 2014

Playing With My Paint Brushes


I had a day of getting funky with paint.

The other day I was out in Steve's shop and he has four stools that he doesn't use.
Oh, maybe to set a can of paint on,
but mostly they were just taking up space.

So, I adopted two of them and gave them a makeover.


  Remember they were old shop stools, so they were full of imperfections.
Kind of like me :)
Notice the corner of this one,
it had a burned edge that was kind of messed up.
I'm going to use it on the porch,
as a place to set a cold drink or a jar of flowers.

While I was painting  . . .
I gave my porch table a red coat of paint, too.


It is really red . . . but the first coat looked like hot pink :)




This is the other stool . . .
I'm going to use it in my studio :)

This stool was so much fun to paint :)

I didn't plan it or try to make it perfect . . .
it's a little bit wacky and cockeyed,
But it's fun!

How can I not be creative sitting on this.
 Right?

Well, that's it . . .
I'm staying busy and getting a lot done.

Is there a smile on my face?
Of course there is . . .

Here's wishing you a week filled with 
happy times and lots of things to smile about.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

40 comments:

  1. You have been busy and everything turned out so great! Love the art studio stool!

    ~Trisha

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  2. Wow your newly painted stools are fantastic Connie. Love em x

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  3. Love all of these. That table with the thyme for courage is awesome. I have a stool down in the basement that I have been trying to think of what to do with. For not being planned yours just came out amazing.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you! Actually I did the top of that table two years ago with a circle of plywood. I make the stencils for the lettering with my Cricket Cutter :) I use it more for making stencils than for scrape-booking, LOL.

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  4. Connie, I really like all the painting. Your Art stool is very cute. I like the saying too. blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, thank you so much. It's lovely to have you visit and I'm delighted that you like my off beat stool :)

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  5. How fun Connie!! Love the table with the hometown seed co. on it! These are very cheerful and pretty for a summer porch! You are staying very busy! Slow down.....you're making me look bad! lol! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, Fat chance of that happening . . . I am loving your front door make-over :)

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  6. Very quirky and sure to inspire creativity! You sure have been busy.

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    1. Hi Carolyn, this is just the beginning of busy, but then it is Spring here or will be in another day :) We are gearing up for spring projects at the same time that you are harvesting and getting ready for autumn :) Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time out to pay this old gal a visit :)

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  7. Love the stools and the table...they turned out awesome!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, thank you so much. I'm painting again today . . . so many projects, so little time :)

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  8. Fabulous! I would love to see more pictures of your home, I bet it is such fun! xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, I have a big surprise in that area. So, be prepared for a lot of home improvement photos heading your way :)

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  9. Your stools and table look great Connie. What a whizz you are with the paintbrush!

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  10. Fabulous alteration! I love the designs you made with the paint on the stool!

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    1. Hi Anita, that stool is a little bit wacky, but then there are days when I'm pretty wacky, too.
      Hopefully it will inspire me to sit and make art :)

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  11. I really like the "thyme for courage" one! Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy . . . I'm painting again today :)

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  12. Seriously Connie, those stools are adorable. You are such a talented artist!

    Carol

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    1. Good Morning Carol, You're such a sweetheart . . . you made my day. Thank you :)

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  13. Connie, you are so creative and multi-talented! You have really cheered up those stools, they look brilliant! I love the one you've painted for your sewing room, and the table looks lovely in bright red with the decorated top - so clever and imaginative!
    It's a amazing what a coat of paint can do.
    Gill xx

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    1. Good Morning Gill, I just love paint. Last year Lowe's was having a half price sale on their premium samples. So, for $1.50 you could buy a pot of paint. Those little pots go a long way, too. I purchased around a dozen different colors (all bright and cheery). if I catch the sale again this year, I think I'll do the same only purchase neutrals and pastels. They give you a lot of decorating on a budget options :)

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  14. I love these-so much fun-and makes me happy looking at them

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    1. Good Morning Kathy, I'm delighted that you like them . . . The stool for the studio was a lot of fun to do, and that is a room that I can get a little bit wild and wacky with my colors :)

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  15. C U T E !!!
    You did a fabulous job of giving those items a huge dose of cuteness, and charm.

    What fun to let your creativity go free, and make such fun accent pieces.

    Have a fun, creative and happy day friend.

    Kerin

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    1. Hi Kerin, Hey, it's great to see you and I'm so happy that you liked my free spirited projects. Sometimes a girl just got to cut loose and do something fun and wacky :)

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  16. Hey Connie!!!! So glad you stopped by! Are you a Constance? So we do have a few things in common besides our name. I used to live in the Pacific Northwest. I'm originally from Montana so when I saw the cowgirl hat and the guitar I KNEW I had a soul sister. You are far more crafty than I am so I can't wait to be inspired!!!! Love, Connie*

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    1. Hello Connie, I am so happy to see that you are following my blog. I love making new friends. No, I am not a Constance, although for a short time in my teenage years, I wanted to be called Constance . . . I thought it sounded so sophisticated, LOL. Silly the ideas we get in our heads when we are young :) I've lived in the Pacific Northwest for 40 years, but I am originally from Indiana. I'm retired and loving life :)
      I'm adding you to my sidebar blog-list, so that I'll know when you post again :) Keep Smiling :)

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  17. wow, what a fabulous job you did on these. You are so creative!

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    1. Good Morning Becky and thank you so much :) You're a sweetie pie.

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  18. Your decorated Stools and table are wonderful! What type of paint do you use for the decorating strokes? Thanks for any info.

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    1. Hi Angie, well, some of my paint was sample jars from Lowe's and some were those little bottles of craft paint that you can buy at WalMart or a hobby shop. I used all sizes of brushes and just had so much fun getting silly with the designs.
      Thanks for stopping by to visit. Happy Spring!

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