Friday, April 24, 2015

Painting Therapy

Once again I am not keeping up with my blog and I want too! I thought I would do a post today and show what I have been busy doing. Painting makes me happy--it relaxes me and makes me feel like I am getting something accomplished! Cleaning the house and cooking dinner (though necessary) doesn't do much for my sense of accomplishment!

I find it good for my spirit to take what is old and ready to be thrown away and make it into something beautiful. One of my favorite makeovers was this old dresser a friend told me was on it's way to the dump.

 I went and got it and within a day I had it looking like this...

Isn't it so pretty now?!

I just adore painted furniture.

The more I paint I feel like it is an education. I feel confident to paint about anything at this point. I don't want to sound like a commercial, but the Annie Sloan paint is what makes it possible.

You can see what keeps me busy on the creative side.  My mind is constantly on Janae's wedding right now--only 80 something days left and so much to do! So many things to paint for the wedding too!

Gage has been doing well...

Jaxon continues to entertain us all and we are so happy to get to spend a lot of time with him!

I hope this finds everyone enjoying life. There are so many things to be thankful for. There is a new furbaby in our house and I will post about her soon. 

Thanks for visiting!


Roselle A said...

It's all so beautiful! I especially love the clocks! I think I'm the only person who hasn't used chalk paint yet! LOL


You have been so busy! The white makes them look so fresh!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sandy,
I love all your painted re loves. That night stand with drawers is gorgeous. Love the curves to that piece. So happy to see a post from you. Glad all is going good and you are keeping busy. I know how exciting it is to be getting ready for the wedding. Enjoy all these moments.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

It's a great feeling when you can take something old and tired and give it new life with paint. I love all of your transformed pieces.
Glad that the family is doing well and how exciting it must be planning a wedding.

Keep us posted.

Jasper's Cottage said...

I just love to see all your painting projects, I get so much inspiration from them, especially when I see the before and after shots! Good luck with the wedding prep, weddings are so much fun and work. Can't wait to see the new furbaby! Jonni

JP said...

Well, well, well, you're finally back and sure have been busy painting all of those great pieces. I'm looking forward to see what things you will be making for Janae's wedding. Glad to hear that everyone is okay, especially sweet Gage!

Grandma Carolee said...

You do a beautiful job painting the furniture! That last picture looking through your window is absolutely gorgeous!!

June said...

I'm always so happy to read that Gage is well Sandy and WOW have you ever been busy with the brush! Sure wish you and I were neighbors lol! I would borrow you for a day :)))
Beautiful pieces my dear!
hugs from me...

Lady of the Woods said...

I also haven't been blogging much lately, but am happy to see this from you. Those pictures, love every single one! I know how much it helps us to "feel accomplished"...I'm still working on mine.
I adore that last pic, and wish I could spend a day lounging on that.I need something to lounge on in my own yard....can you imagine? doing all the work I do back there and not having someplace to lounge! Inconceivable! lolol.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You have been busy! Great transformations! I find painting relaxing too!


Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy, you have created some treasures! I love the way you updated the chest- what a gorgeous piece. You are so talented! So happy Gage is doing well now. Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy Chalmers said...

well you are preaching to the choir, I love to paint stuff too. And of course Annies paint is so fabulous. We agree on that one too. And look what I am doing on my first day off from not working in my shop anymore...I am back on the blogroll checking out everybody I have missed. xoxo

Karen said...

Hi Sandy,
Your makeovers are absolutely gorgeous! You have a special skill for chalk painting! My projects never look that professional. I'm so pleased to hear that Gage is doing well. Janae's wedding will be sooo exciting!! My son got married last June and it was so very magical. Now they have a darling baby girl and I am a grandma and so overjoyed! Enjoy your wedding plans! I hope to see a wedding pic on your blog. Happy Spring! Karen

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love all your painted treasures and makeovers. As a decorative artist I too paint everything I can and sometimes change it up often. LOL
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.
Have a blessed week.
Hugs, CM

ShantyGirl said...

Hi girl I know when I was painting all the time there was a lot to blog about but not time to blog lol I am starting back to blogging after a long hiatus and hope to keep in blog tough!!! Love the furniture you painted!