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DONT THROW YOUR BIG TIN CANS AWAY.....you can craft something nice with them

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Hi there. nice of you to stop by! If you visit a bit here you know that I am always saying don't throw away your big tin cans , I buy them with tomato sauce or fruit in them . I was needing something for a new to us outdoor table. Its rather large so I needed something that would be useful and pretty. I went to my stash of large cans and picked 3 and got started.

I painted them red which happens to be an outdoor paint

I decided to do a white band but dry brushed it I then added some stenciled stars  .

If you like you can tape so you get good lines
 I tied some cording around the top and just knotted it.


simple , easy , free and pretty!




 Please don't laugh at my Mexican Petunias seems as though people here in Fla don't care for them they are listed as an evasive plant I don't care I love them I have them all over its the only plant that will continually give pretty purple flowers every single day . when these root I will plant them.
 This is a chalkboard one I did that…

A DINING ROOM SUMMER FRESHENUP COME ON IN........

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Welcome, please do come on in.....Recently I have shared my seaside cottage kitchen and the newly painted Slate blue living room today I am sharing  the dining room with a lot of white. I have been loving the farm house white rooms that I have been seeing but I did keep some color in the dining room . Lets take a tour.........



The table and the hutch were both painted white

 I had bought this large picture some time ago so I thought that I would turn it into a chalkboard . A simple craft that can easily be done . Chalkboard paint can easily be found even at Walmart in the craft section. As long as you start out with a sturdy well made picture you can definitely turn it into a chalkboard ,I have had so much fun announcing birthdays, silly notes etc...



I had 3 old tins that I also gave a lick of white paint to including the roosters! 









I gave the chair backs a dry brushing of white if you notice the 3d design that was done with a stencil and some caulking I had done a post on it some tim…

Welcome to my vintage style seaside cottage kitchen

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Come on in !  Nice of you to stop in I have been  working on the sea side kitchen for a few days if you follow along you will remember that I transform a room into a sea side bit of fun every summer. Last year it was the dining room the year before it was the living room I have made some fun items and transformed some items to add to the summertime fun. I just wanted a kitchen that would reflect a bit about where we live. I live across the street from the sea water the homes on the opposite side of me sit on the water and have docks so they can take their boats directly out to the sea. The canals of water are not for swimming seeing they are filled with alligators, fish manatees and who knows what else . The water is brackish which means salt and fresh mixed together. A wonderful waterway for spying florida birds and wildlife.

So I packed my roosters and such and put them away for now.....


My daughter had these two plaques that she gave to me when she was moving they where bright and…