Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Repurposing "treasures' is not only fun but it somehow feeds my soul. I really enjoy the process of figuring out what the finished product should look like.

The table below was actually at a curb side waiting for garbage pickup - yikes. It now graces my bedroom.

I found the lamp at a garage sale (I forgot to take a 'before' photo). It is a substantial lamp - meaning it is sooooo heavy; it WAS a very brassy brass color. I painted it with the amazing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) which means - no primer/no nothing - just load the paint brush with paint and then paint (and maybe a little distressing). This beauty is at Bloom .

I found this little chair at a furniture auction - it needed some care. You will notice in the 'after' photos there are only three rungs - the bottom one was cracked and broken. I removed it, filled the holes with wood putty, sanded, and then painted. It's also at Bloom

I love my hobby - I hope you love yours.

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