Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yep, even the fridge... :)

I'm a kook for organization. I like things neat and straight, it just makes me happy!

But seriously???? What in the world happened here??? I couldn't take it any longer.

So, I bought some baskets at Home Goods and these nifty little chalkboards and paint pen at JoAnns and WENT TO TOWN!!!

I mean really, it took me all of 5 minutes to write on these and hot glue them on! And here's the result! I know!! Makes me smile every time I open the fridge... :)

Oh and these beautiful eggs? Came from my hardworking little chicken. We started out with 3 and now are down to 1 :( God bless her.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One man's trash... :)

This is my daughter Rio and her boyfriend Chase. These two hosted an amazing dinner party last Saturday night! Roger and I, my son Ryne and his girlfriend Devon, Chase's mom, grandma, and aunt were all invited. We had soooo much fun! Rio sets a mean table and Chase is a fantastic cook!

We enjoyed rotisserie chicken, stuffed tomatoes, rice, and salad. So good and so pretty :)

But I have to say, I couldn't get past these chairs!!! Rio and Chase found them in a dumpster in L.A. a few weeks back. They were missing their bases, so Chase made the square bottoms, added casters and Rio painted them the high gloss white to match the chair! How very cool is that!!

Seriously...One man's trash is most certainly another man's treasure... :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Happy Birthday Chair :)

In my husbands real estate business, he often comes across what I like to refer to as "treasures". This chair was one of them. When he pulled this out of his truck I was giddy, I knew I could give it new life :) My daughter Rio turns 22 on Wednesday, and this little chair was calling her name.

The before:

The after!!!
With just 2 coats of high gloss white paint and a piece of Chewbacca like black fabric... Voila!!
A chair that just says.... Rio :)

Happy Birthday my sweet baby girl :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Flea Market :)

While I was in Cali this weekend I read about the Pasadena City College Flea Market and thought I'd go check it out. Ohhhhh boy!! I takes place the first Sunday of the month in the parking garage on the campus. I was in flea market heaven :) I could have stayed for hours inching my way through every booth looking at every little thing. Here are just a few of the incredible things you can find there. If you're ever in the area, you have to check it out!!

Amazing vintage purses! How bout that clear little cutie on the bottom right??

Oh don't you worry, these 6 goblets found their forever home....with me!! Along with the sweet little ice bucket just to the right of them :)

I just loved her....

Of course all this green caught my eye...

Okay, don't get all PETA on me! I thought they were sooo cool!

Boxes and boxes of vintage earrings!!

More green I wanted to take home :(

I couldn't resist taking a pic of these eye cups! Reminded me of my granny :)

Wish I had the time to dig in here!!

Such a great way to start out my New Year! And on that happy note....
WE FINALLY GOT OUR PERMIT!!!!! Oh the happiness....Let the restoration begin!!!!!!