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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This and That…

Morning everyone!!

Sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Life has kept me pretty busy.

Anyway…I wanted to share a few things I’ve been doing.

Don’t forget to click on my pictures to view a larger image.

Here are some Hanging Rusty Wire Elec. Candles I’ve been makin’ and puttin’ everywhere in my house…inside and outside…LOL

These are the electric candle lights you can get at the dollar tree.

These two are in the house…



This one is outside on my back porch…looks awesome at night.


They are so easy to make…and perfect for placing really anywhere.

Here’s a few things the hubs  helped me make.

Jus’ a simple piece of old barn wood with a rusty wire and star added….fits perfect here.


Ok…I don’t have this all the way decorated. I have this hanging in my Living room…it’s the room I’m workin’ on…I pretty much have nothing decorated in this room right now. Plus, I’m not real happy with the way this pic is…it looks as though the shelf is tiny…trust me…it’s not…it measures a little over 3 foot long and 1 1/2 foot wide…it really does fit perfect. Plus, I think the hubs did an awesome job…now I jus’ need to get the right Prim goodies on it.


Here’s the Candle holder that I have hanging on the side of the old barn wood shelf….hubs made it too.


Here’s a few things I picked up yesterday…

I started to paint my basket…then stopped so I could get a before…then ran out of paint…gonna make a run to Wally World for paint…gotta finish my basket today.


Here’s a cute lil rockin’ chair. I’m not likin’ the blue….not sure what I’m gonna do with the blue…any ideas??



Yes…there’s more….LOL

Here’s a stitchery I did the other day…it was inspired by my Prim Friend Brandi Hall. You can find the Free pattern at Primitive Blessings. Thanks so much Tiffany for sharing this pattern with us…and to Brandi for showing us her beautiful version of Tiffany’s pattern.

Here’s my version…


Here’s a couple sign’s my sis and her hubs made for me. I haven’t found a place for them yet. Thanks Cyndy and Steve…I love ‘em!!



Here’s a long book shelf I bought at a YS….forgot to get a before…but it was jus’ plain wood….nothing fancy. Again…I don’t have much on this shelf either…it’s another piece that’s in my Living room…waiting to be decorated…LOL


The doors on the bottom open…I have some of  my favorite books stored in there…


Here’s a close up of the aging look I did to the shelf.


I’ve saved my favorite for last…

The hubs bought this desk for me from our local GW. I did have a nice solid oak old desk…in mint condition…but I changed my desktop computer to a laptop several months ago…and my old desk jus’ wasn’t big enough anymore. So the hubs surprised me with this desk…I didn’t get a before pic…but if you can imagine a Pinkish-Red color…well that’s jus’ what this desk looked like….Not Pretty!! Although, it’s a really nice solid oak desk….the drawers are dove tailed…very nicely made. Please pay no attention to my computer cords…those buggers are so hard to hide…LOL


Much more room for me with my new laptop…


Close up of the aging I did…


Hope you enjoyed seeing the new things that’s been going on here at our home.

Have a Wonderful day everyone!



  1. Wow, everything looks so beautiful and i am LOVING that desk!!!! Enjoy the day Darla!

  2. Wow Darla~

    You've been busy. Love it all, especially the desk.


  3. Darla I love your shelf and desk! What a great hubby you have-so thoughtful. Everything is just so cute and prim. Black is always good-for the rocking chair!
    Have a wonderful day~

  4. Hi Darla, I love everything but I think the desk is my fav. I think Sheila is right, black would be good for the rocker. Black is my new favorite for distressing. I moved in my new house last July 31, almost a year and it is pitiful how little I have gotten done. Of course I want to redo some of the furniture, my taste changed slightly the five years in the camper. I always loved prim/country but what I used to like distressed red now I want distressed black.
    You are an inspiration, thanks for sharing all the great pics!!

  5. Wow Girl..you have been really busy have'nt you!! You know I love everything you do..and if I had just 1/2 your talent ..I would be a very happy Girl!!! Hugs!

  6. Hi Darla...love all your prims...the desk is outstanding!!

  7. Looks like you have been a busy lady ! Everything looks great Darla !Hugs,Jen

  8. Hi Darla,
    Wow you have been busy! I can't wait to see the finished room! What a talented gal you are...love the little desk!

  9. I've not seen the electric candle lights at Dollar Tree. Those are adorable! I haven't been in about 3 weeks so I'll have to check and see if I can find some. I just love their 5" emergency candles that come 6 to a box. Gonna grubby some up this weekend along with some little tealights.

    I love all the prims you've been making. Your room is looking great so far! Just keep plugging away and it'll be full before you know it. I haven't even started on my living room yet.

    I wonder what the little rocker would look like if it was all black except for the seat. I've seen big chairs like this and they are really neat. That's probably what I'd do.

    Your "new" book shelf and desk are beautiful in black! Wonderful job on the finish!

    You've been busy, busy, busy! I love to come here and see all that you've been up to! Have a delightful week!

  10. Sorry girls I haven't commented back...life jus' has had me really busy this summer.

    Anyway...Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments...I sure do appreciate each and everyone of them.

    Sheila-Lorna-Angie- I was thinkin' black too...but...for some reason I've been on a Black kick...as you can see with the desk and book shelf. Wasn't sure if I had too much black. Oh well...I think black it shall be...with the seat staying the same natural color it is now.

    Donna- OMGosh...you've really lost your mind...I def. don't have the Creativity that you have GF. I'd love to be able to look at something and create it into something completely different. You are one of the most creative gals I know.

    Angie-Our Dollar Tree doesn't carry them all the time...you jus' have to really look for them. I see them more around Christmas time. Also, I forgot to say...that I take off the lil brass "stand thingy" on the bottom of the light.

    Again...Thanks so much girls!!
    I've been workin' on some stitcheries....hoping to get them finished and posted real soon.

    Huggers to everyone!

  11. Great stuff Darla! I love Prims too! :)

  12. OOOOOOOOH Dar love everything gf!!!Your lights turned out awesome as well... cute cute!!! Hugs!!!

  13. Thanks GF! Did ya see my awesome "Prim Sally" standing by the one light....she is in my kitchen...I jus' love her!

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