Monday, October 26, 2015

DRAWERS FROM A TOSSED OUT DRESSER CAN BE UTILIZED FOR ADDED STORAGE

Hi there....welcome happy you could stop in . Hope you are enjoying the Fall weather and Halloween festivities. How many of you have scrapped a dresser that had perfectly good drawers? Well I am guilty of that in the past. Today as I was rummaging threw the back shed I came across a pretty little drawer that I had saved. Then I thought this would be perfect for a dense area in the kitchen that I had been figuring out what the heke I was going to do with. Just so happens that this drawer is the perfect fit. So............

I cleaned her up , sanded a bit and dressed her in a lick of paint!
 
I used black and then waxed it with some white
 

 
It slides out easily and for now can hold all my baggies, foil etc.
 
 
 
 
The middle handle hold a dish towel perfectly for a quick hand dry.
 
 
Drawers can also be hung on the wall as a shelf. What fun repurpose have you done with a drawer?
 
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa
 
 
 
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Monday, October 19, 2015

Soooo.....I think I may be a dishaholic, How about you?

Hi and welcome! The weather is starting to change here and I have been out thrifting! I don't know about you but I can not resist vintage dishes, I just love them ! Seems like I can not collect enough. So yesterday I came across this set of 4 dinner plates.....oh did I mention they were Christmas ones? I am a holiday Junkie and Vintage Christmas dishes are so beautiful!

 
I just had to do a little table setting sample! At 5.99 for all 4 who could resist? 
 
So this is the way I explain my love addiction of dishes to my family.......My reasoning is that I am collecting something that does not take up very much space , they pile on top of each other and I can display them whenever.  Don't you agree? Come on now I know I am not the only dishaholic  around.
 
 
 
 
Thank goodness there are no Dishaholic meetings!  
Lisa
 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

I saved this poor closet door from the junk graveyard!

Hello there , so very happy you could stop in for a visit today!   I have been doing allot of house prepping you know the kind when you start rearranging for the up coming holidays. I secretly think about where I will put the Christmas tree this year. That's something I don't discuss with the family they just wouldn't understand that type of planning. I move stuff around here so much I am often scolded for it but they just don't understand that a blogger of this kind is always at change.

I had been shopping for one of those old vintage doors to add to my livingroom but no luck around here so I had this plain white closet door that I stashed away so I gave it a lick or two of paint !

I used a vanilla color along with some expresso color until I achieved the vintage faux look I was looking for.




 
 
This door is just a solid wood flat wood door. I crafted a wreath and a cranberry burlap garland to decorate it with.
 
I made some faux corn husks out of brown paper bag and the flowers are made from burlap also.
 
I also used a stencil for fun.
 
See something you like but don't have access to it try making it yourself you just may be surprised!
 
 
 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sweet Tea N' Salty Air is celebrating Fall......come on in and celebrate with us!

Welcome to Sweet Tea N' Salty Air's virtual Fall tour....I am so very happy to celebrate with you! There is a bit of Fall everywhere except outdoors that is! Living in Southwest Florida we don't have the color changing leaves but we do have pumpkins and wonderful varieties of crisp Apples...and soon we will have a weather change.
 
 
I just had to pick the light blue pumpkins for now when we get closer to Halloween I will by the Orange Jack O Lanterns for carving. Seems as though younger children just don't except any other but orange pumpkins. I think maybe as a blogger and loving vintage /farmhouse/country style I may forget fall is really about the oranges, reds and yellows.
 
 
On this table I have a small vintage cabinet decorated for Fall surrounded by some fun Fall décor.
 
 
I have the Apple theme on the shelf behind my stove.


Don't have any Fall dishes? I have a stash of just plain ones that I decorate with paint when needed such as these painted Fall leaves. Don't think you know how to paint? Easy enough... just go online for images and you can paint from there.
 

The fire place has a brown paper leave , white rag garland with lights. My large goose takes center stage accompanied by some pinecones and Foe pumpkins. I crafted the pumpkin seed picture from some old wood.

 
The tobacco ladder has some burlap Fall letters

A little brown paper leave with cloths pins adds a tad of Fall. This is our "Pepper" a good old girl.
 
I wanted to make the Pumpkin seed picture 3-d so I added some burlap around the stem and some paper bag leaves. Can you tell that the garland leaves are made from paper bag? I cut them from grocery bags then painted them with some watered down craft paint and gave them a bit of a crumble.

 
 
Our little Natalie came and brought me these huge pinecones....what a thoughtful child. They are the biggest cones I have seen in the south.
 
 
On the dining table I have a huge glass bowl ....actually it is a light fixture that  I painted with some black glass paint.
 
 
 
I bought some plain glass candles so I just added some blackbirds and a burlap bow
 
 
 
Before you leave I have baked a Apple crumb cake and made some fresh cocoa.
 
 
This iron basket hangs over the butcher block
 



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