Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's a beautiful snowed in Sunday Morning

Happy Sunday to you all.  One of my fav scriptures.  No service this Sunday morning.  We are snowed in anyway....For those who can make it our church is having a 4pm service with supper to follow.  That will warm every one's bones a bit.
So  Last night the winds were loud, and fierce.  We lost electricity before 10pm and hubby and I and beast {our dog} went to bed for a long winter's nap.  The electricity was off for only a couple of hours.  Thank you Lord... our heat was off too, but not for long.  Had nice old fashioned wool blankets.

Just a quick snap shot from inside the nest.

A winter wonder land.....still in mid's all good.  As we all know...{this too shall pass}  Spring is waiting to come in all it's glory.

So kinda excited to see my fav show with hubby tonight.  Wicked Tuna's new season comes on this evening.  Hubby went to a fishing expo last weekend, and met some of the captains from Wicked was Wicked Awesome.....also will tape Downton Abbey....both shows are on at the same time.  You can tell it's Winter....and we have Cabin fever when one gets excited about TV shows.   LOL

Nest in Peace....His Peace.......Karen

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Last weekend's buy...this weeks re-do. Happy Weekend Friends.

Hello friends, how are you this Saturday?  So here we are again another {wicked bad staum} coming to Massachusetts, in a few hours. Cape Cod getting it bad this time. So got to make the most of the {hunkering down}, in the warm cozy Nest.  {Which I thank the Lord for always.}
Went to a fav consignment shoppe last week.  Saw this clock....loved it.  Not in it's current colors...saw something totally different in my minds eye.  Like you do I am sure when you spot that perfect accent piece for your home.  That's what is so fun with second hand purpose the item...make it yours. to match my like dining area.  It's not completed as of yet but almost....and the pics will come....

What to do regarding those rounded curves on the glass face of the clock.....oh I know a coffee filter....and friends it did the trick.  Quick, easy, and neatly done.

I did a base coat for the metallic gold paint to adhere to the surface.

Love and a Colonial....ship's captain's quarters would have.  The bumps from the original paint job makes the clock look really old.

Here it is....I really love how the clock came out.  It will go up on the wall soon and more pics will be posted.  This is a good size piece, about like 20".  The owner of the shoppe loves to see pics of what is bought ,and re purposed in the new owners home.
Have a wonderful Saturday, and weekend.  It's February vacation here.  I work at a school, doing the after-care program {love it}.  So no school.....a week to get this dining area done.  Hubby is busy doing the electrical.....Blessings

Nest in Peace..................Karen

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fireplace Mantel Done.

Hi there!  I am posting our fireplace mantel project.  This feat has been in the making since this past Fall.  A dear friend and us barter each others talents.  My hubby did his electrical problems...and our friend, built this new mantel.  We have two fireplaces and neither have mantels.  {A girl has to have her mantel to decorate}.  We re purposed some butcher-block hubby got from a bar in Boston.  We have used this butcher-block to make our bar/counter as well.  {will post that at a later date}.

A side view. This mantel had to be somewhat narrow...but I can still manage to decorate it....

Sorry this pic is somewhat grainy....hubby added the gold rope wood trim....I want a " the Sea" theme.  Why black you ask?  In our dining area the trim woodwork is black.  I kept it and spruced it up.  {Those pics at a later date also}.

Love this message....we have all seen it.  I saw it done up black and gold....and did it.  Across from the fireplace is our dining area so it's nice to see this when sitting there.

I love my "Ole Salty"  I got him in Edgartown - Martha's Vineyard  some years ago.  I do have roosters in my dining area.  Roosters are a sign of "good morning" to me.  I love the mornings.  {His mercies are new every morning} right?

I have more of my "re-do" projects to post.  Been very busy this Winter with hubby.  I however, want to take more professional pics.  I am wanting to go to the next level if you will with my picture taking.  I am going to drive my good friend nuts with this because I am going to pest her on cameras.  My friend... if you are reading this you know who you are.  LOL

Blessings to all............

Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Snowy Monday!!

Good Monday to you all. It's snowing once again, here on Cape Cod.  The weather station predicted just 3" now its 3 to 6" .  It is beautiful.....I must admit.  I know Spring is coming, but {Phil} did see his shadow after all so...6 extra weeks of Winter they say.  Again I repeat....we know Spring is on it's way.  I do love wintery scenes...found these above....Happy well....