Aug 26, 2014

Party in Your PJs #18

Welcome to Party in Your PJs #18!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week.  Does everyone have
fun plans for Labor Day?  I am personally just looking forward to having another day off of work to work on our new house and to pack.


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Features from last week's Party

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  • Link to a post, not your blog home page
  • Link to something YOU made
  • No Etsy or Business Pages
  • Giveaways, Round Ups and other Link Parties are welcome
  • Be a good party guest, don't link and run,  visit a few blog, mingle and comment, you might make a new friend.






Aug 25, 2014

Simple Rustic Shutters

Happy Monday Friends?  Are you having a great day so far?

Simple Rustic Shutters


Today, I want to show you the Simple Rustic Shutters, Mr. Cookie Puzzle made for the new house.

Simple Rustic Shutters

I love them.  Our new house is very Rustic/Primitive in style, so I want them to be very rustic, simple and YES, even imperfect!

Simple Rustic Shutters

These are made out of pecan boards, made from a tree Mr. Cookie Puzzle cut.  He just measured the window and cut the height and width to match.  He told me that each side is one half the width of the window. Ok...good to know, but honestly, I just didn't care, I wanted four slats on each side of the window, with a gap between each slat, and three braces in the back.  I gave my orders, left a let him to his thing.

Simple Rustic Shutters

I then had to return, and REMIND him NOT TO MAKE THEM PERFECT!  I wanted them imperfect..toss the level and square please and thank you.  

Simple Rustic Shutters

He confessed that he cheated a little, and use a guide to make sure the slats  were evenly spaced out, but he just 'eye-balled' the rest.  I have to say, I am very happy with what he did.  Very Simple Rustic Shutters.  Not Perfect, Slightly "Off:, a little wonky, kinda like me..LOL!


Painting Metal Chairs with Chalk Paint


To see how I transformed my 
metal chairs, click HERE

Aug 24, 2014

Pieces of My Puzzle 8-24-14


Happy Sunday Friends.  Another week has come and gone, and I find myself scratching my heading, wondering how I made it through another week, did a lot, yet still have so much to do.

Reality sunk in this week, when Mr. Cookie Puzzle called me at work to tell me that the kitchen sink, faucet and garbage disposal, the dishwasher and the microwave were all installed.  It was like a total smack in the face...OMG...our house is almost done...and we will be moving soon.  I know that I should be really excited, but when I walk into my house, there is still lots to pack. I have not moved very much into the new house, as the floors still need to be sealed, and I don't want to move stuff from room to room to seal them. I should have spent the weekend sealing the floors, but instead I spent it packing.  Oh well...there is always next weekend, right?

I finally got my farmhouse table stained this week.  My dad and his cousin helped me, and I love how it turned out.  It was built over a year ago, and has taken up residency in my parents garage.  Now, it is finally in our new house, waiting for polyurethane.  Yep...something else I need to get done.  Does the list ever end?  I don't think so.

I have been packing a little bit each night when I get home from work, so I have not watched much TV this week.  What I have been watching is baseball.  We are HUGE Kansas City Royals fans, and as I type this they are leading the AL central by 3.5 games.  Ya'll, the Royals have not been to the World Series since 1985, so we are totally stoked! 

 Other then baseball, I was able to catch Under the Dome. So, as it stands now, Barbie is "out" of the dome, while is love, Julia is stuck "in" the dome...and she was going to follow him, but he was able to make it to the dome wall, and tell her to stay in the dome.  Looks like the original "hands" of Sam, Pauline and Lyle find the red door next week, and I am excited to see where it leads.

OHHHHHH...and have you been keeping up with all the news of American Horror Story:Freak Show? WOW...it looks soooo good.

Here is what I was up to, blog wise last week.

Painting Metal Chairs with Chalk Paint


Party In Your PJs


Have a great week Friends!

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