Sunday, March 27, 2011

Renewed Little Dresser

This little dresser was in Husband's Grandmother's apartment that we helped clean out last December. She went home to be with the Lord on New Year's Day. This weekend while Husband was out of the state, I took the opportunity to refinish the dresser. This is the finished look.

I'm linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.

I thought I'd join Cassie at Primitive and Proper for Piece of Work Wednesday.  Check out some of the great furniture makeovers

Here is the before picture.  It was very dirty and someone had painted right over the handles and everything at one time.

I took the handles off and scrubbed them with a cleaning brush and most of the paint came right off.  The dresser itself got a scrub with spray cleaner and a damp cloth.

Here are the revamped handles back on the dresser.

I spray painted them so the color would be even all over.  I would have liked a darker color, but this works.

And for once, I went a little crazy!  I painted the inside of the drawers a buttery yellow.   This is the main paint that was on my daughters walls for many years.  It's very bold.

I like the way it turned out.  I'm thinking of putting it im my bedroom.  I ready to replace the black furniture with white.

Thanks for stopping by.

Garden Party Tablescape

Although it seems like it will never be spring here in the Big Valley, I decided to set a Garden Party table, indoors. The teacups are a series sold at Disneyland, made by Two's Company.

I am linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

The green leaf plates are last spring's collection from JC Penney's.

The crocheted tablecloth is one I inherited from my grandmother.  I'm sure she didn't make it.  Probably her mother did, though.


Lily of the Valley



Cherry Blossom


Cute bunny salt and peppers from Pier 1, again, last spring.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed this little taste of a Garden Party.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cute Little Cakes

I went to Joann Crafts the other day to buy some new cake pans as I was in a baking mood.  I wanted two  six inch diameter by three inch deep pans.  They didn't have two that weren't dented.
Instead, I bought a little box that had four mini cake pans in it.  They each have an impression in the center.

After you bake the cakes, you fill the center and then put them together so the filling is inside.

I used devil's food cake mix.  Then I cut the tops off so they'd be level and then removed from the pans. I filled the centers with chocolate mousse.

Then of course I frosted with chocolate frosting.

One cake mix fills the four pans twice, so I froze four and made two cakes.

I wanted to show how cute and small they are so I put them next to the Coke can.  I figured everyone knows the size of a Coke can.  However, my Facebook friends kidded me for drinking a diet Coke with triple chocolate cake.  Silly people.

We actually divided each cake into thirds.  Perfect!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Please jump over there and see the other lovely tables.

Hello all.  Yes, I too have been absent from blogging for a long while.  Still teaching English to High School students.  Papers to grade.  Husband is coaching the baseball team so I get to drive the boys to games.
However, I thought I would join in for a St. Patrick's Themed tablescape.

Happy little Leprechaun!

I've used all  items I have around the house, but mixed them in a new way. Husband and I did sit down to eat right after I took these pictures.  On Thursday we will actually have the corned beef, carrots and potatoes (neither of us like cabbage!)

I hope all of you have a happy and safe holiday.