Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sun Room Bar Repurposed Wood Counter Top

We decided to do something this weekend that we had been toying with for some time.

We put in a brand new counter top 
on the bar in the sun room. 
(it's right off our kitchen)

We repurposed some
weathered cedar fence boards
into a new counter top and we love it.

It might not be for everyone...
(in fact I am sure it's not)
but it floats our boat
and we are thrilled with it.

The timeworn, chippy aqua paint job 
just adds to the rustic charm.
It's perfect in my eyes.

If you have ever read my blog, you'll know we don't use this bar to eat at. I basically just decorate in here.
Well, not basically. 
I just decorate in here, who am I kidding!
So, the finish does not have to be functional or stand up to food and drink. We had free reign to use whatever we wanted  as a counter material.

I just knew those old fence boards were 
destined for something special and I am so glad I saved them for this project.

Bonus=It cost nothing.
Zero $'s
We did not have to buy so much as a saw blade!

I have to give every drop of credit on this project to my husband Jim.
He did all the actual 
"turning it into a counter business".

I am a lucky girl!

In fact, If you ever hear me grumble about him.
Feel free to kick me.
(Just not in my bad knee please.)

I'll share how we did it soon.
But for now
I Just Had To Show You!!

It's got such a cool feeling in person.
I wish we had vibe-a-vision!


Stay tuned for more happenings on the blog!
I still have a fireplace... swear ;)
Debbie and I will be back at it this Friday 
with another round of
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Last time was crazy...
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wildflowers in Purple and Pewter

Hello and Happy Weekend
from Fox Hollow

Jim and I have been busy bees.

We decided to do a little DIY today.
It's an idea we had been tossing around 
and finally decided to just go for!

He tackled that project. 
I tackled another.
Both are complete.

In addition, he whipped up some 
super yummy BBQ chicken 
and the rest of dinner while I showered.
(my project took a little longer)
I tell ya... >lucky girl< over here!!

Also, the fireplace is done.
At least... Jim's part is.
I however, need to do some touch up painting 
and add one more layer of paint on the trim.
Then I can reveal it! 
We just got a little sidetracked but I
promise I will share it really soon.

I can share this though...
some pretty wildflowers 
in a thrifted pewter pitcher 
with a sparkly garage sale door knob 
thrown in for good measure.

(I'm a sucker for knobs!)

This moth liked sure liked them.
It was right at home.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Backyard Oasis Makeover-Newbie Spotlight #12

I can't believe it's week #12.

We've done 
a dozen 
Newbie Spotlights

This weeks pick was an absolute
no-brainer for me.

I was floored when I saw this before & after.
You see... we have taken a backyard from nothing to something before 
and I know the amount of 
work, love, heart (and money) 
that goes into an Amazing Backyard Makeover!
Especially one that includes elements like 

It's a gorgeous post with lots of before pictures... and some amazing afters 
shared by Lynn from

This is the front view of the home that received this wonderful transformation and she has been sharing lots of work they have been up to on the inside as well.
It's definitely worth a trip over to peek!

Stop by and say "hello" to 
 and let her know I sent you :) 
It'll be a surprise!

To check out some additional new talent!
You'll find more Newbie Features at:

Random Thoughts
reFresh reStyle

Thanks so much for helping us support 

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