Monday, August 31, 2009

I think I got a lot done today...

Well, Mondays are my day off - but I worked today anyway (which I always do) but it was wonderful because it was absolutely GORGEOUS. Mid 70's - the perfect breeze - lots of sunshine - I guess it gave me a big boost of energy. So here are a few of my projects - some finished - others on their way.
The "before" picture...
another "before" pic... a table I had in my garden which was on its last leg - here I had already begun to disassemble it - took the planks off the top - took the legs off - cut off the rotten ends...
...found some scrap wood and trim in the garage...
...put them all together - painted them black and...



... and there you have it - a great pair of candlesticks.



Next I sanded, primed and painted the two lil' tables which needed some serious TLC.


Like I always do - I distressed them ( so they would match me -hehe)



...and I put back on the pretty lil' old knobs.
BOTH TABLES SOLD - THANK YOU CARA AND TIFFANY



Now the straight edge lumber is from the table top I destructed and the pickets are from an old fence that was at my parents house. I painted them with "pumpkin bar" paint and they will soon become signs like "pumpkins for sale" and whatever else I can think up.
Oh and yes - I also made and delivered 6 flowers arrangements today - watered about 1,600 plants and cleaned some windows!!!! I'd be in good shape if everyday could be like today but most days I start many projects but rarely finish any.


It was a great day - hope yours was as well!
Blessings,
Cathy




18 comments:

Monica said...

Tell me what are you taking to have that much energy? Love everything you got done!

Katherine Ann said...

Very impressive amount of work!! Kudos to you :o) I love the candlesticks....very pretty!!!

Kelly B said...

Wow! I feel tired just reading about everything you did. Does that mean I can have a day off? Haha!! Something about the cooler weather and the breeze... it makes everything easier. I found more energy yesterday, too. Yay!! I swear I am going to have to take a trip there just to go to your store. I would have to buy everything, though... so I would need a very large truck!! :)

Melody said...

Great Job!!! Love the 'wildflower' boquets too. Pop over to my blog see my Memories Box. Have another perfect day! Seems the whole week is gonna be this way. We cannot complain.;]

Julie said...

Girl you have been busy! I love the tables:) Have a great week
julie

Angie said...

I need to get busy like you! Love those candlesticks and the tables look awesome in black, of course!

Rhonda said...

Your tables look great! Do you mind telling me what type of black paint you used?

Farmchick said...

Holy cow! You got quite a lot accomplished. It all looks great!

Country Dreaming said...

Cathy--
Weren't you a busy bee. It is always nice when projects get finished-what a accomplishment it is!
Everything looks so nice and fresh.
Slow down a bit though.
Melinda

madrekarin said...

Whew! I'm exhausted and all I did was read this post. ;) Love the candlesticks!! I have some table legs under the house that would be perfect for this project. You are such a clever girl.

the primitive country bug said...

Great projects!!! I love the idea of making pumpkin signs out of the old fence slats and wood from the table top.
Where do you get your energy?? Feel free to come to my house and help me. :)
Blessings~ Birgit

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Thanks everybody for your kind words. I got a couple of e-mails and Rhonda asked too - I hope she sees this. The right kind of paint to use always varies from project to project but for items like the ones in this post - I used black spray paint on the candlesticks and an antique black distressing kit - from Lowes. It has the paint, the sanding block as well as the antiquing stain for the top coat. Always be sure to use the correct primer - that is key. Hope this helps! Cathy

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Girl this is your day off and you accomplished all this??? JEEESEEE.....love it all...had fun catching up with ya..been gone on vacation. PLEASE let me know when you make another sepia toned bracelt would love to purchase one. hugs, cherry

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Love the candlesticks!!! I'm going to be on the lookout for parts to make my own!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

All looks wonderful! the candle holders were really creative, I love them. You are just the busy bee.
I will be sewing all weekend I hope, that is if my fabric arrives that I ordered. I have eight yards.
Enjoy your long weekend,
Elizabeth

Tolentreasures said...

Don't you love days like that? I need more of them. Love all of your projects! How creative!

Cathy

Ruth said...

I love everything. The signs will look great with that color. The tables look amazing and the candlesticks are beautiful!!
Great job on everything.

Ruth

FlipFlop Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! STUNNING!!