FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mama got a death wish!

Ok, who does this? Garage sale , gardening and painting, all under a 100 degrees? I know, crazy.  First the Garage sale, love going to other people's sales, not so much having them. It is  lots of work and people want stuff for almost free no matter what. Then I'm taking a chance, how many people go out in this heat? We are gonna have free water and we will be under the oaks and carport, still. I figured it only going to get hotter.
I always forget to take pictures of the before.
  The stuff was occupying my husband workshop, maybe now he will crank it and fix some of my projects.

 My best friend in life, my dear power tools. My sprayer, the most amazing little machine in the world. The paint dries almost immediately because of the volume of the spray. Also the gallon of paint goes a long way. All this stuff took only 2 quarts of paint. There is no runs or smears and I get so many compliments on the finish. I did an entire bedroom set in two hours and set up the room in about 2 more.




                         This plate shelves are made with a bed headboard. I can see a pretty saying stamp, decoupage or free hand  in between the spaces.
 I may do some pieces tomorrow. The stuff have been in storage for too long, time to let somebody else love it. About my gardening, I'm just trying to start a shade garden. I'm watering at least twice a day. You come back to check the plants and they are totally dried really quickly. God have mercy on us Texans!. I don't remember ever been so hot so soon. I hope my plants survive. On to visit With Ms Kathleen @Faded Charm. Blessings, Marta.

2 comments:

Amy said...

wow we are having the most opposites summer ever.
We still haven't even hit 100 yet and its VEGAS, we should be way into the hundreds now but still haven't left the 80's. To celebrate we our having our first outdoor party in 4 years.
Hope you survive this extreme heat wave, good luck
Amy

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

whew ... we started on our garage in 90 plus heat. My Sweetie was just 're-arranging" a few things next thing I know new walls and a painted floor :)) soooo I know what you are talkin' about !
Love your newly painted pieces, someone will be verrrry lucky.