Sunday, January 22, 2012

~New Dinning Room Chandelier~

 Happy Monday everyone! This Monday I wanted to share with you a gift from Gary to Me for Christmas this year. I have been wanting a new Chandelier for over the dinning room table. The one we had hanging over the table we brought with us from our last home, it was the one in our tea room. Pretty in the tea room but it didn't really work as I had hoped for the new dinning room. Anyway we had been looking for a new Chandelier and finally found "The One" that called out to us and so  Gary gifted me a beautiful Chandelier for Christmas. The designer is Metropolitan Lighting and is from the Sanquesa Collection.  

 The before Chandelier pretty white and sliver with crystal's hanging down,  but didn't really work in size for the dinning room. If anyone is interested in it and lives in the California Central Valley "Modesto" please contact me.
 So now on with Chandelier Show..I really love the color and the glow of the lights on the ceiling.

 Close up photo. We purchased the Chandelier from Philips Lighting in Modesto Ca.

I couldn't be happier with this Chandelier, it has added a warm glow over our dinning room table.
So now I have to break it to Gary that I would like to replace the hallway lighting with the same Metropolitan Collection..LOL  Humm our anniversary is coming up..Also I will be on the hunt for a center piece for the dinning room table. I was thinking maybe something like a long basket or hand carved wooden bowl. Any suggestions?.

PS. Thank you girls for all your wonderful suggestions and help with my blog design. I worked on it again all by myself and tried to re-designed it, it was a bit hard and took me a while to figure things out LOL..A computer wiz I am not...LOL
I still would like for a professional to design a new header for me, I just have so many ideas and I'm not sure what to do yet. So stayed tuned and one day when you least expect it "Home is Where the Heart is" will have a new look.

I will be sharing this post with the following girls..

Susan-Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Shannon-Cozy Home Scenes Your Cozy Home Party Tuesday

Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW us Wednesday

Bunny Jean-Bunny Jeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday

Honey-2805 A Potpourri Party Every Friday

Shabby Sugar Pink Boutique Friday fun Link up Party

Cindy-My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Courtney-French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday


Sunday, January 15, 2012

~Looking for a New Look~

Happy Monday !
Guess what happened to me ? I was trying to re-design my blog all by myself...and I must tell you I am not very good at blog design.
I had my blog designed by a gal who is no longer designing, so I thought I could try and read tutorials and change things up all by my little old self...soooo wrong was I...
I deleted all the blogs I had on my side bar. I know they are listed on my dashboard but I was trying to list them under a header with a roll up..boy did I mess up then I deleted a title under my header.
So this leads me to my all important question, can anyone recommend a blog designer they have used, my little blog needs a new look. I would love to hear from you maybe you are a blog designer and would like to work with me on giving this little old blog a face lift.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

~TeeHeHe~While Hubby's away with Paint Brush I will Play~

 A very Happy Monday to you all, big hugs from me to you~Before I begin this post, I want to say "Thank You" for all your kind, sweet and concerning words for my Dad. He had a re-lapse just a week before Christmas, I know down to my soul that prayers do work, he is once again on the mend and this coming Saturday the boys have planed a day out of fishing and shooting for him.
OK, so my blog title is "While Hubby's away with paint brush I will play" and so I did come I'll show you the before photo's.
The before pictures of our center kitchen island above and below.
While Gary's was away on business I decided to re-paint the center island that we had re-purposed from a 1972 hutch, to kitchen center island. Only the back and sides we had pained yellow and left the front the original dark walnut. Also we changed out the knobs and handles and added the towel holder, and of course had the solid butcher block top cut to size and installed.

 Now the after~All painted in Martha Stewart's "Tahini" I sprayed painted the knobs and handles with Rust -Oleum "Sunrise Red" Boy was Gary surprised..TeeHeHe..I like it a lot and so did he.
 I think painting it all yellow added brightness and I love cheery colors.

 Some of you have inquired about our green doors, the paint color we used on the entry door and kitchen door, is called "Painted Basket SR812" from Lowes and we had it mixed with Valspar paint.

 I also painted the tea cart that had been stored in the's the before picture's, it was a nice blue but it need a change and since we were having a large crowd over for Christmas dinner I needed a place to have a wine bar....soooo from tea cart to wine bar....

 I painted it with Annie Sloan's  Chalk Paint "Old White" after three coats of paint, yep three coats I sanded the heck out of it and let some of the blue show through. Sanding made the paint really smooth and I did not have to use the wax that is recommended.

Gary said he wasn't going on any more business trips, he never knows what he' coming home to...I just smiled..
I love a very cold glass of white Zinfandel, what kind of wine do you enjoy?

I am linking up with the following girls~

Susan~Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Kim~Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday

Bunny Jean~Bunny Jeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday

Honey~2805 A Potpourri Party every Friday

Cindy~My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Courtney~French Country Cottage Frethered Nest Friday

Home Sweet Home The Charm of Home Friday


Friday, January 6, 2012

~All Fixed~

Thank you "Ron" "you'd the man" you fixed my blog...I owe you big time!
To fix the background from the photobucket pics...I found a free background I liked and installed it.
Ron fixed my sign off signature and divider between posts by going into Edit HTML and reading the "language". Thank goodness Ron is a computer wiz, cuz I'm sure not...Ron saved my blog! I love you!
I will post on Sunday night. We have a lot to catch up on. I hope you all have a sweet and restful weekend.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

~OH NO~ I've lost my Background~

Happy New Year everyone!
I have missed you all. More illness in our family so I have not been able to post much.
I just opened my blog to post and saw my background "GONE". It seems others have lost there's too.. Becky, Cindy and Tina just to name a few girls. If anyone can "HELP" please let me know.