May 27, 2014

Jenny Lind bed

This Jenny Lind bed belonged to my Maternal Grandparents. Its been Waiting for someone to love it...I finally took the project on. Wanting a fun, old bed for the big boys room, this would be the perfect fit.  This is what it looked like when it arrived on my turf.

After HOURS of sanding
I wish I could say this is a nice tan line but its a "sanding dust" line
Messy job
Then the spray paint started..4 cans later of espresso brown
Ta da!! Look at that beauty!!
My big boys room
The funny thing, I had both the box spring and mattress on and it was so thick! It went up to the foot board, covering how beautiful the bed was. So only a mattress for this type of bed. They made things a bit thinner back in the day I guess.
I am giddy on how it turned out. I love it. The big boy does too. He was also very smiley when he saw his Smokey the Bear decor all put up on his shelf.  We have added a few new things he hadn't seen up yet. I love how this boy likes this "style" and lets me decorate with no fuss. Big Smokey fan. So sweet.

Have a wonderful week!

May 23, 2014


Fairy gardens are popping up all over. I went along with a friend to get her daughter a fairy for her garden and ran across a few things I could use for one of the many bird houses I have around the yard! This makes me happy.
This week..
One boy done with school
Just days for the other boy
Our school count down chain
Patiently awaiting our beach days!
These Coca-Cola boxes came home with me on a recent road trip. I've been wanting one for a long time. 

I have my crochet granny squares to blog and a refinished bed to show you too.
I'm trying to get back in the swing here!

We are taking the summer off from house hunting and selling to enjoy our home and will get back to business late August on all that. The weather has been perfect the past couple days and I am enjoying playing outside with the boys and getting my hands dirty in the gardens. 

Hope all is well blog friends!