Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bookshelves Complete



I love how I come up with a plan in my mind and then I share that with my hubby and his friend Chucky, and Voila..my project appears. Now I am a very talented girl but, I couldn't make these bad boys but,I could add some nice finishing touches. These were nice the way they finished but need something else.

Here is an after picture of the shelves. With the pattern painted on the backside.


This is what they looked like before painting and stencils. NOTE-Do Not Apply the back board to the book case until after you have stenciled it and it is really dry.


Find a stencil or pattern that you love and trace it, and trace and trace and trace it. By the time you get done, I hope that the pattern you starting out loving, you don't hate, because you traced so much.


After you trace & trace, then you paint & paint. Over every pencil line, TWICE. Unless your paint is dark enough to cover the first time.


After you get done if you haven't pulled your hair out, this is the final product. Are these so beautiful, or what??
 Oh,the crown moulding at the top was my last minute addition and I thought it may kill us all. Looks awesome though, no matter how much trouble it was.

I plan on putting little lights in the tops to shine down at night, but haven't gotten there yet!! 

If you Google free stencils patterns, you will get hundreds of results, Just print your favs onto card stock paper and get started.

Special Thanks to Chucky & Sonny for making my dream, a reality.

Happy Tracing Ya'll!!





Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tequila's and girl time



My girlfriends and I try to get together as often as possible. It may be for a quick "hello" afterschool or all of us gathering for dinner. Last night was our gathering for dinner and was it awesome. We met at Tequila's here in Mooresville, NC. It sits right on Main Street and you can see all the cars passing and always see someone we know. The recent remodel of this building and menu was done right. It seems to be a fav stop of our places to go.


The new menu offers some great food but also offers something for kids, which makes it easy if you have a picky eater. One who only wants Chicken strips and ranch dressing(Ella & Em)



Let's not forget about the Margarita's. They are really yummy and I could have had more but, it's a school night and I have to drive.

My girlfriends ordered a pitcher of Sangria. Sorry no pic of them, they knocked them out to fast.


I had the house salad with tomatoes, avocados and onions, with my dressing on the side. It was delish.


We sat on the patio because it was  a beautiful night and really we are too loud for indoors. These lights give off just enough to make it cozy and make you wanna hang around.



A nice fountain trickled water and made us very relaxed, well the drinks didn't hurt either. We laughed, we talked, we hugged and we said "Goodbye" until next time. Which can't come soon enough.

So, if you ever get into our tiny Town, stop by and give Tequila's a try. You will not be disappointed.

Happy Girl Time Ya'll!!

Dana









Monday, September 16, 2013

Plates from the 50's



Recently, my Mother in Law passed away and these plates hung in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. I plan on using them in my plate wall that is coming soon to a wall here in our home.

From what I read these are from the 50's. Many of you may have seen these in your Grandma's house.


This plate is white with gold trimming and a flower pattern.




This plate just screams "hello, I am vintage" and I love it. 

So check out your Grandma's kitchen, I bet one or both of these plates is not far from some good down home cooking. 

Thanks Grammy for all the tasty meals, cooking lessons and love that you shared with us in your kitchen for so many years. We love & miss you.

Enjoy Ya'll!!

Dana