First, under the heading of ‘whatever happened to …’, here are some updates in case any of you are even remotely interested.
- Princess officially canceled our European Capitals cruise this week. Of course, I didn’t really think there was much chance of that still taking place, but it was a little disappointing to have it made official. At this point I think we are all realizing that it’s going to take a lot longer than we thought before we can return to traveling the world.
- My progressive bi-focals came back in and work much better than the first version. I still can’t really wear them for computer work, but I think they’ll be great for garage saling … if we ever get to do that again. I’m also pleasantly surprised to find that they work quite well for working on painting projects, as well as for gardening. Again, thanks to all of you who left comments suggesting I should take them back in for adjusting.
- After a couple more visits to the Endodontist, I think I might finally be recovering from my 2nd round of root canal problems. Phew. I’m glad to put that behind me (although I still have to get the crowns done, my regular dentist is not opening until June).
I know that compared to much of what’s going on in the world, these were all very minor things. I feel a bit guilty even mentioning them here. Everyone in the q is for quandie family is healthy including handyman Ken (who I do worry about with this COVID thing, since he is 80+), and I’m very grateful for that. I hope all of you are staying safe and are also staying well.
Hopefully I can take your minds off world problems for just a few moments today by sharing a small project I worked on.
While I had the Dixie Belle Sea Glass paint out for the piece I shared on Monday, I decided to also use it on this little vintage rocker I purchased ages ago at a garage sale.
I’d been waiting for inspiration to strike before painting it. I thought it might be fun to use another of the Vintage Seed transfers on it.
I started by painting and distressing the rocker.
Then I added a section of the Vintage Seed transfer to the seat.
But I felt like the chair back was crying out for a little something too, so I pulled out the Classic Vintage Labels transfer and found the perfect thing.
Once the transfers were applied, I waxed the entire thing with clear wax.
I feel like I could create an full back story on how this little rocker came from a seed store in Pella, Iowa.
Can’t you just picture it in the window of an old fashioned Main Street general store? One that not only has basic goods, but also has a full section of gardening implements and seeds?
Maybe one like the old general store in Marine on the St. Croix that my husband’s ancestors owned in 1907.
I’m planning on taking this little chair in to Reclaiming Beautiful to sell once it re-opens. In fact, I’m building up quite the pile of smalls waiting for the Stay at Home order to be lifted. I feel a little bit like we’re going to totally miss the spring/garden season this year and I have all kinds of fun goodies waiting in the wings. Fingers crossed that shops can open up again soon!
In the meantime, as always, thanks to Dixie Belle for providing the paint and to re.design with prima for providing the transfers for this project.
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