Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Global Warming Al Gore?
is that what it means when you get an inch of rain a day for a week in July with highs in the 70's?

when in doubt...the to do list always works on these kinds of days

my old outdoor kitchen farm table with the new seating...
the different leg finishes have been bothering me from the beginning

vintage music

From the old piano teacher everyone took music from

whose house I also bought, renovated and lived in for a bit longer than a year


the number one of which is a sharp razor blade...these clearly will not cut it

cover the legs of the chairs with vintage music and modge podge

ok...not that crazy about the outcome but I do like it better than those black legs

maybe a little wax to soften?

I love to use old music on just about anything

here I have shredded it and used in my owl nests for a Christmas mantel

it really does look a lot better and this project is great for this room
since it is the music/formal dining room with the piano/cello at the other end

I think I can live with it

over an inch of rain this morning and it's just 9

grow roses grow
we bought these roses in mid May cheap cheap $6 cheap
because they 
18 knock out bushes that looked like...well...they looked real sad
but the crazy rain in July has helped them over the late freeze in May

ok...I do get distracted from my project list
which is probably why it's still so long
well...this list is long...yet fun!


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I love rainy day projects! Sheet music was a unique idea.

bj said...

Rainy days are my favorite in the whole world. We just don't get enuf of them out here on the Plains of West Texas. What we do get, I wanna run naked thru but.....I settle for a little walk in it...fully clothed. :)
Love your sheet music project..looks really good.

Burlap Luxe said...

I too could live with it, make sure you have coats and coats of a matte sealer on the paper this way the aging process will last the test of time. With timeless beauty to any distressing to them.

Love rainy day projects, wish it were raining here, awww! I can smell the freshness all the way over here. Love your poolside lounging area of green, and stone work. It's so beautiful over here.

Thank you for your sweet visit adding beauty to my day.


helen tilston said...

I like the whimsical idea of musical legs on your chairs. On that note, enjoy the rainy day.

Thanks for your visit

Mr Paul said...

Send over some rain girl, my lawns are beginning to look like fried chicken.

Stacy Curran said...

Oh my gosh I'm so impressed with the chair legs! What a fantastic idea!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I gotta say, I LOVE that owl nest :-)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

The chair legs look great, Gina. I bet your roses make it...they take some serious beating down here and are still able to survive. I am loving the rain, but we don't have cooler temps yet. We were driving back from Austin on Sunday and the car said it was 111. Misery! I'm ready for sweater weather. :)

White Lace and Promises said...

Never would have thought to mod podge the legs, but they look great! Fun project. We have had little or no rain. Oh, Lord let it rain!

chateau chic said...

I love the different ways you're using sheet music. The chair legs look great!
Mary Alice

Revi said...

Creative Gina, I would never have considered using music on those black legs! I do like the overall effect, but maybe a tinge of dark wax would look great...just a tad. I've been loving our weather this summer! Especially this week. :)

Brandi said...

Your yard is so beautiful! I love what you did with the chair legs, so clever!!!

Bonnie said...

I love your nourished green grass and flowers.

Great project and this tells me you are a patient person. My list never ends and I realize I am glad for that.

Thanks for visiting me.

Marissa said...

Lucky you. We are DRY down here!!
My grass is crunchy~
Your rain project is truly amazing love your artsy side.

Karena Albert said...

Gina I woke up to unexpected yet much needed rain this morning and raced , well, hobbled out to get the cushions off the terrace furniture.

You have inspired me! Lets see, what can I mod podge today (it has been awhile!

The Arts by Karena