Painting the Garden Aqua

This is my last garden related post of this summer... sigh, where did it all go?!  This year has flown by so fast I can hardly remember it.  But I have a lot to show for it as well.

I was feeling frustrated over the lack of progress on my bathroom reno plumbing so I turned all my energy into painting (what else is new?).  This time, I went outside to paint my garden benches.

I love the white, it just brightens the whole thing up.  I also dry brushed the aqua paint over the metal parts and then went back with the white on the flowers.  I think it turned out really well!

I painted flowers onto the storm window I have hanging on my deck.

Here is Maggie supervising the work, as usual.  She loves to be involved!

I  had a couple of old doors kicking around that I decided to use as a privacy screen for now:

The one door had no glass in it, so I cut a piece of lattice down and painted the whole thing.  A little homemade "Herbs" sign gives it a country look.

While working with some old windows, I wound up shattering a pane of glass sending huge shards into my knee and lower leg.  Luckily I was not seriously injured but 12 stitches on my knee and lower leg has prevented me from doing any diy'ing for two weeks...  and now I'm off on vacation for another two weeks.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and I'll catch you later!!


Ramsign Giveaway Winner!

I have a winner! And the winning number is #48 - the very last comment made!

Becky at Cupcakes and Rubyslippers you have won!!  Congratulations!  Please email me so I can get you connected with my contact at Ramsign.

Thanks to everyone who participated - wish you all could have won!


Ikea Poang Hack

Time for an Ikea hack!   I have an older Ikea armchair - the pre-cursor to the Poang chair I believe.  It's super comfortable and small enough to fit in my tiny little living room except that I don't like the look...  So a little makeover was in order.


I adore Ramsign signs, have you seen them yet?? They are enameled and painted and gorgeous!

Ramsign has authorized me to offer a giveaway of a house number sign (not an address or a name sign, just the number) and the giveaway is open to anyone worldwide!

You can choose from a number of different styles and colours and typefaces - up to 5 digits of any size or style.  Ramsign will make up the sign to your specs - how fabulous is that?!

So how do you get a chance to win?  Check out their website:  and then leave me a comment saying which style you'd pick and why you like it.

And you have up to four chances to win! You can pick just one or two  of them or do all four, it's all up to you.

1.  Be a follower of my blog - leave me a comment saying how you follow
2.  Visit Ramsign's website and leave me a comment saying which type of sign you'd choose and what number you'd like put on it.
3.  Visit Ramsign's Facebook page and "like" it - leave me another comment saying you did this.
4.  Blog about, tweet or pin this giveaway and leave me a comment!

Please leave a comment for each entry!!

This giveaway closes Friday, August 24, 2012 at 6 pm MDT.  I'll announce the winner that night.

Good luck everyone!

Vintage Door Headboard

These old door headboards have been popping up all over the internet and blogosphere for quite a while.  I've been wanting one so badly that I was thrilled when a 5 panel fir door from the early 1900s showed up at a yard sale for $5.  YES!!!!!

Why buy new when you can paint instead?!

I think I should change my blog's name to It's All About Paint...  That seems to be all I ever do anymore.  For example: