Cute Little Cabby

Saturday was such a beautiful day.  The weather was absolutely wonderful and I decided to finally work on this little cabinet I got for free back in November.  My sister was doing a house sale and it was an item that no one she decided to bring it home, well she had no place for it and was going to dump it. Luckily I saved it just in time..I brought the cabinet home with me and kept it in the garage to air out.. It had the dreaded “OLD” smell… chuckles..   Let’s see.. of course I have to have music for my listening pleasure, so I popped in my Joe Simon and Lou Rawls cds along with a few other classics and began my project.   The cabinet was still sturdy but the scraping and sanding was harder than I thought.  I managed to get the surface somewhat smooth.  This is the cabinet before:


I’m done sanding and scraping, so next comes the primer

  Ooops,,, Almost forgot to tape the glass.. so I had to take care of that before I continue.. ..

Next  comes the spray paint.  I used the metallic silver as my selection.


Next – its LUNCH TIME,.. gotta take a break and lunch was ” Salmon burger w/monterey jack cheese and chips.. Yuuummmy 🙂

Back to work and I sprayed another coat of metallic paint ….  this cabinet is turning out pretty good – I think     

It’s dry and time to put it to use…I figure in the bathroom for towels and toiletries would be perfect for now


The  crystal candy dish makes a good powder puff dish  – don’t cha think so too?


All done!! Another job done and all for less that $15.00…   I just love great finds…


Stroll through town

It’s been a while since I’ve posted..I decided to take a break from the computer and yard work and begin my long overdue exercise.  As I began my evening walks, I started taking notice of the yards  in this small town I call home, so, I decided to pay a little tribute to a few of the yards I came to admire during my walks. .

This lovely home belongs to a sweet elderly woman who maintains her yard carefully.  I paid attention to all the details around her yard.  Her front yard is so nicely manicured with the monkey grass just flowing nicely aroud the palm trees and fountain.


Ms. Linda was just tickled at the fact that I loved her yard and wanted to take pictures to put on my blog.


She was happy and amazed that I was impressed enough by acknowledging it on the blogsite.  As I begin my stroll around back I notice the lovely deck and the rock landscaping around the side of her house.  Mr. Bunny caught my watchful eye as he stood on guard..   Her hostas are just bursting with growth and they surround her deck and the big wheel quite nicely.


The monkey grass is outlining another fountain she has, and the purple clematis is filling the latice completely.


This is another view of the flower bed under the deck.  The amaryllis is blooming very nicely..I complimented her on them and next thing I knew..she plucks one out and hands me a plant..(is she sweet or what??)


The driftwood adds another element to the yard.  She said she’s had them for several years..(I really like them)


Well this is one of many beatiful yards I pass along the way of “my walk”.. Having scenaries like this definitely makes the walk a much more enjoyable experience…I graciously thanked Ms. Linda for allowing me to photograph her yard and I scurried home to plant my new plant.  I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did..