Wednesday, June 22, 2011

so many muffins and not enough mooses...

this is the story of a girl  who, as you have been told, flies by the seat of her pants
 and usually that leads to the whole
if you give a moose a muffin thing...

here's the scoop. poop.

(just thought I'd throw in a little saying that I say to the kids)

Yesterday I was minding my own business wiping God knows what off of the kitchen wall, when I thought
'do you really want to wipe these blue walls one more time without painting them white?'
"nope", I said.

so I finished wiping said walls and then headed down to the dungeon  basement and retrieved any paint
can with the color white, off white, country white, ivory, well you get the picture.
I then mixed every can in a bucket and gave it a good stir.
waa laa enough paint for the kitchen
and no need to get out of jammies
and no need to spend a dime.
(good thing too, cuz that dime has already been spent!)

I just love aprons, don't you? 
 The scale holds our banana supply... as you can see the monkeys have been hungry!

the fruit bowl is empty too... time for a trip to the farm market.
So now I needed new kitchen curtains.
Off to the stash of white material...
This morning as I was reaching into my bag for my good scissors, the ones I don't like to share with the kids because you never know what they will cut up with them, I found some of the fabric circles I made last week to make some new flowers with.
Carol over @ The Polka Dot Closet shared this tutorial for these and well
they are swoon worthy.
Thank you Carol!!!

I had made the melted flowers before but well these just were too pretty to pass up.
You know where this is going, right?
I got a bit distracted, and well if I could cover the whole window with these then I could tell you that I made the curtains.
but I made flowers instead!

Then I checked my etsy to see that I have a couple of new flower orders for the big fluffy ones so I am still in flower mode and not yet curtain mode.

In the mean time, because I painted the walls things needed to be rearranged.
Less stuff going back in... you're welcome Babe.

ofcourse the soldering tool box had to stay, you never know when I'm going to be inspired!

here's a first... I'm taking pics of my trash can for you now!!!
We've had this for a while now, but I don't think I've ever shown it to you.
gotta love a giant crock. I made the lid for it by cutting a circle out of some scrap wood and then painted it black and put a metal handle on it.
waa laa.

scaling back. more white, a bit of grey...
thank you JDA.

simple living.

ahhh that's better.

let me tell you, with me around, those moose have no worries about their muffin supply!!!

Who knows what I'll come up with tomorrow when I attempt once more to make the curtains!

Thanks for stopping by!

Theresa xoxo

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  1. I am about to do the same type stuff. I am going to paint the bedroom with whatever paint I find in the storage shed & I am going to scale wayyy back! Goodwill is going to love me!

    Love the crisp, clean look of the white. ;)

  2. girl ... you are my kinda' woman!!!

    we must b related somehow!!!

    wedding pics are up ....

  3. It looks great! I liked the blue but I like the white too. I just did the something. Painted a blue wall white, mine only stayed white a day though before I got the gray stripes on it. Now for the cupboards......

  4. I LOVE it!!! What a gorgeous kitchen, Theresa! It looks fantastic!! And I love those flowers---swoon!!!

  5. The blue was so pretty, but gotta love the white, and so much more versatile. LOVE those flowers of yours! xoxo Debra

  6. :o))) You're a hoot Sweet Theresa!! Your mind kinda meanders like mine....My DH fondly likes to remind me of the day he came home and asked me what I did all day - I replied (honestly), "put the new pack of batteries away." (Sometimes, a simple task takes me in ALL kinds of directions...) Love the new color (I was really liking the blue - even though I'm not a huge blue gal - til I saw the transformation....) Too bad you can't replicate that color and market it! And, Girl - you have the coolest trash can around. LOVE it!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. You were in a funny mood, you know I understand the one thing leads to another all to well! Your kitchen is perfect! Those flowers are gorgeous in grey!! Perfect! Wow, now I feel bad that I was making fun of your friend on the phone at the trial!!LOL!


  8. Theresa ~ I LOVE it!!! You were so ambitious ~ Ohhhh my goodness!!
    I am loving your frame with the pictures too ~ I totally want to do that ~

    Thank you for sharing with us!


  9. Those first pictures were dreamy even tho I'm not so much into blue. Loving those plates behind the fence. I'm very impressed here. Love your paint mixture! Yummy Beautiful. You have a great kitchen.

  10. Beautiful transformation, Theresa! Don't you just love a day when you just get busy and accomplish something you've been wanting to do?

  11. Your new white walls look beautiful in your kitchen and I'm really liking those flowers:-)


  12. clap -clap- clap- clap- clap!!!!!!!!

    up down -up jumping
    terrific girlie- just terrific


  13. Beautiful images, Theresa! Love your kids pics with the mustaches. I'm going to head over to the Polka Dot Rose to learn how to make those blossoms, even though I make several varieties already. Your garbage can is brilliant!

  14. I am so thrilled to have found this post...I'm in love with your blog (and your humor)Thanks so much for sharing and giving us a glimpse into your gorgeous home! You are remarkable!
    Blessings & Hugs,

  15. Oh...and I am also your newest follower! :)
    Blessings & Hugs (again)

  16. Hey Theresa! You sound just like me. When I decide I want to do something, it has to be done right then and there, no fooling around. And I usually make a big mess in the process. Your kitchen is lovely. I painted the kids room blue years ago and now I want to make it an off white. That will be my July project after we get back from our 10 day getaway. Those flowers you made are fantastic too. Have a great day. Tammy

  17. This is all jsut too cool! Love your style and philosophy, melted flowers? how? Celete,

  18. I love the transformation! Looks so soothing and welcoming. Very well done!

  19. Hi Theresa,

    This looks favorite thing in the room is the frame with the mustache photos.
    That's what I call a happy moment!


  20. looking good! Sometimes all we need is a fresh coat of paint.


  21. ...Theresa ~ you make me laugh with your sense of humour!
    ~ and lovin' how your space is taking on that "JDA" feel:)
    my fav is the aprons...and your new flowers...and the soldering stand...and...and...
    xo, Rosemary

  22. Oh Theresa you are so awesome! I love what you said about flying by the seat of your pants! I say that about myself all the time! It's that free spirit in us !! LOL Your white is so clean looking!! And those flowers are so pretty! I always love how you repurpose things! A crock waste can and a women who can use a saw to make a lid for it! Now that rocks!! XO Love, Fran.

  23. Your my kind of girl..Paint in your PJs and mixing all that paint..Love it..xx

  24. Beautiful Theresa!!! I paint in my jammies too! :) The color is so perfect!
    I hope your well my friend and have a lovely weekend.

  25. You have an informative blog. I’ve learned something from it. I do have mine too Thanks

  26. Ha, I found my mirror image...
    Nice to know their are other people out there that like to multi-task as I do (at least that is what I like to call it
    Love the kitchen and what a great idea for the trash

  27. What a wonderful way to stay in your pjs all day! I liked the blue, but I really like the white! Love the cabinet! That is just to die for! Your kitchen looks about as big as mine. I wish I had a dining room though. Love the cute little table in there. The garbage can is ingenious! Great job!

  28. Your kitchen looks great! I love that you put all the whites together in one bucket...just the same thing I would do!!!

  29. I love it! Especially the plate holder and photo display! I'm going to be on the lookout for some of that metal garden edging! Found you via Coastal Charm!

  30. LOVE the garden edging/fence turned plate holder, the frame photo display and your crock garbage can!!! I hate the look of my plastic garbage can in my antique/prim kitchen!


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo