Well, you all were right about the problem with the portraits~ different frames. I wasn't expecting that and was very disappointed! I wanted to keep the look very Colonial, so staggering the frames won't work for me. I think I found the solution. I painted the Washington frame on the edges where it was much more distressed than the Lincoln frame. That helped a lot. The I moved them apart a bit and put a pewter sconce in between them. Now I'm happy with them and I don't think it's noticeable at all.
I also made my weekly stop at Goodwill and found a few things. The first is one I'm very excited about. I have been looking for a frame that my Declaration of Independence would fit into and haven't had any luck. I knew when I saw this framed picture that the frame was just the right size. I took it all apart, painted and sanded it and it's just perfect. I saw some new framed documents like this in our prim store here in town priced for $60 and I like mine even better! It looks great hanging right near George and Abe.
I also found a clock with a rusty star hanger on the front. I unscrewed the star and took it off. The clock was already black, so I sanded it a bit and stained it. I hung it up in my room.Then I decided to cut the bottom of it off straight across. The shape at the bottom just bugged me~ it looked like a guy in speedos :-) Here it is before~
And after~ I painted the star hanger that I removed from the clock black and hung it in my room with some seed bags hanging from it. I am starting to add more prim things to my room . I really want a more Colonial look in there eventually. I will have to change it over slowly though. Unless I happen to find a beautiful queen size coverlet and colonial swag curtains at GW, but I don't see that happening!:-)
Next I found this little pedestal bowl that I painted and stained and this little black candle holder that sits on the table by my bed. So it was another good GW day!
Paige had a hair appointment in Plattsmouth on Tuesday and that means I got to peek in Wildhorse Antiques. Paige tries to be patient in there,but she thinks it's kind of creepy( I don't), so I try to be fast. I found this little candle shelf with no price on it and she gave it to me for $5. Good enough for me! That was all I bought there.
Wednesday night while Paige was at gymnastics I ran over to Lowes to get some wood to make a dough board for my stove top. I have been wanting to make one for quite a while, but have put it off. We got home around 5:30 and being the impatient person that I am when it comes to home decor projects, I headed out to the garage and had it done and on my stove top by 8:30. I LOVE how it turned out! I'm so glad I finally got that done.
Yesterday, I took Paige and her friend Abby to Coco Key, a water resort in Omaha. We had a fun time. It has a nice, beachy ,islandy feel . Just the break from cold weather that we needed. Later that afternoon when we got home, I decided that I needed a sign for my room to go over the mirror. I painted this Kindred Spirits sign to hang there. I will be adding this sign to my selling blog also. So that is what I have been doing this week. This weekend I plan to work on a few things for my giveaway that I will post on April 2. I hope you all have a great weekend!