Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Aging Clay Pots

Thank Heaven for the 99Cent store! They had a good size clay pot for under $1...Yea! I'm one that loves the old world charm however so I decided to give them an aged/antique look. Here is what you do:
Collect moss from around your yard (yes, I over water)
Finely chop the moss up and allwo to dry for a couple days
Then mix toghether in a large bucket (I used an old OJ jar)
1 C flour
2 C buttermilk
2 packages active dry yeast
2 TBS corn syrup
1 C dried, crumbled moss
Once the above is mixed together, but the container in full sun for 3 days. When the mixture is good and smelly, brush it generously on the outsides of your clay pots. Then wrap the pots in plastic wrap and put them in the full sun. In two weeks the pots will start to grow mold, and by eight weeks the pots will be nice and furry with moss, looking very old and you will think you live in a villa in Spain...okay, now I'm dreaming!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A New Chandelier

I'm so excited.... mom came over today and brought me a new painting for the bedroom. I laughed after, my hubby said, "I don't think it's safe to sleep with a chandelier above your head". Actually, this is the ONLY one I would have above my head here in So. Cal!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nana's Painting!!!

I told my mom, "I need chandelier pictures"!!!
The next day... I had beautiful pictures. I'm anxiously awaiting a red one that she is doing for over my bed...
Thanks mom, I'm so glad you are so talented! I love ya!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I think I love chalkboard paint!

I needed to repaint a small chalkboard and have lots of paint left over. So... I decided to paint pots and rather than put label stakes in them, I just wrote what I planted on the pot. This paint is so fun, I hope I can refrain from painting the kitchen cabinets!

Monday, March 2, 2009

I needed more garden space!!!

With the high price of produce I decided that I needed to expand my garden. So My dear husband and son built me a new area to garden. They made irrigation trenches to hold the water and lined a walkway out of flagstone... I ordered seeds and now I'm ready to garden... but it's still too cold!