Chalk Painted Antique Dresser

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in brass, painted furniture | 12 comments

Chalk Painted Antique Dresser

I seriously need to clean out my garage.

We’ve lived in this house for 13 years…

…and, we’ve NEVER parked a car in it.

We moved from a house with a single garage,

that we had NEVER parked in.

But, I just knew that with a double garage, we’d have plenty of room for at least one car!?

And, my husband being the kind and chivalrous man that he is,

would let my car be the one.
I wasn’t crazy enough to think that we’d actually park 2 in there!?

but, one!?

Surely, one car!?!?!

I could envision myself pulling right into that garage on rainy days,

and the girls never having to get wet.

On cold days, I wouldn’t even have to scrape the frost off the windshield.

   It hasn’t happened…

       …I still get wet when it rains,

and the windshield still needs to be scraped on cold mornings.

So, I’ve given myself some new rules.

No more yard sale finds or great hand-me-downs or road side treasures…

           …and, heaven forbid I enter the Goodwill…

       …until my car is parked in that garage!

Chalk Painted Dresser

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Moss in Brass Containers

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in brass, dining room, moss | 15 comments

Moss in Brass Containers

When I was a little girl and someone asked me what my favorite color was. . .

my answer was ALWAYS the same. . .


I had a beautiful pink room.

Complete with the pink canopy bed from Sears.

 Santa brought it to me when I was 8.

I’ll never forget that Christmas.

We always opened one present on Christmas Eve.

I happened to pick the box that held my new Miss Piggy sheets. . .

Which had me in a quandry most of the night.

What if Santa didn’t bring the new canopy bed I had asked for?

What would I do with those sheets?

But, my fears of having to return those amazing sheets

all dissolved when I walked down the stairs on Christmas morning

and there under the tree was a picture of my new canopy bed!

(Which was in a box in the garage.)

Decorating with Moss @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in brass, chalk paint, milk paint, painted furniture | 16 comments

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table

When my husband and I first got married,

we had NO furniture.

I had lived at home.

He had lived in a dorm.

(Same dorm room for 6 years – that’s another story for another day!)

We saved enough money to buy a couch and a mattress.

We figured those were the 2 most important pieces of furniture.

Our first home was about an hour from my husband’s home town.

We would drive over to my in-laws and go “shopping” in their basement.

Luckily, my mother-in-law likes to save things.

This made “shopping” the basement quite productive.

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Decorating A Drop Leaf Table for Summer

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in brass, kitchen, yard sale | 5 comments

Decorating A Drop Leaf Table for Summer

I am not a musical person.

I did not come from a musical family.

I will never forget the first time my family sang Happy Birthday to my new sister-in-law.

She played the piano.

She did come from a musical family.

And, there she stood. . .

wide-eyed. . .

stunned. . .

not sure whether to laugh or to run,

as me, my mom, dad and brother did our best to croak the song out.

Luckily, she had already married my brother,

so there was no turning back!

Drop Leaf Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Thrift Store Finds for My Foyer

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in brass, foyer, thrift store, yard sale | 30 comments

My house never gets a break.

I am constantly changing things around.

I just can’t help it.

{Seems to be a common problem among bloggers ~ That’s why I like you guys so much!}

I find great “new” things at my thrift stores. . .

and, the rearranging begins!

Spring Tablescape @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Easter Decorations for the Dining Room

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in brass, dining room, easter, thrift store | 30 comments

Today was a beautiful Spring day!

I painted furniture most of the afternoon.

I will be sharing some of those painting projects in the days to come.

Yesterday I gave you a look at the Easter decorations in the foyer.

Today I am going to invite you in to look around my dining room.

Easter Decorations @ DaisyMaeBelle

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