Saturday, May 29, 2010

Two Birds; One Stone

 Last night I accomplished TWO tasks - cleaned out a corner of the garage AND spiced up the exteriors of our house and shed!  The shutters match the ones I hung in front of the house earlier  We found them trashed on the roadside.  Here they frame the garage window.

Below, a window on the shed.
Now we have a "unified" look, and I have 4 less items in the garage!

The Monet House

Our friend who made our house sign is traveling in France.  Yesterday she posted a picture of Monet's home in Giverny.  

Who knew this was the picture we already had in our heads for our newest doll house? Since we are committed to using what we have on the shelves as much as possible, the shade of green we'll use for accents is darker (and our roof is already brown) but we're pleased to be in such great company as the painter, Claude Monet!  We'll definitely refer to it as the Monet House from now on.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Another Dollhouse Comes Home

I'd already begun painting the window trim and roof when this picture was taken.  My wife returned from Chicago with this gem.  It had been painted pink all over (a very poor paint job).  I sanded the pink down to remove paint drips, etc.  Rebecca is interested in retaining the "shabby-pink" look.

She found it for 1/2 off its $2.99 price at a Salvation Army store.  We found it on the internet listed for $149 new (a Melissa and Doug creation).  The inside shows NO wear whatsoever.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rescued and Restored

Found beside a trash can; cleaned; applied Restore-A-Finish; hung.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keeping It Up

"Yard Art" repaired and repositioned.  
Driveway redefined.