Monday, May 17, 2010


I purchased  some prints from Janet Hill Studio around Oct. of last year. Have you heard of her? She has both an Etsy store and a blog. Looking at her blog is like going to an art gallery. She is so talented and each. painting. is. ah.!
Her original paintings, done on canvas sell out quicker than you can say Etsy, but lucky for us she makes prints from her originals.
I just purchased some frames from the dollar store and painted them. I decided to use a simple frame and let the beauty of the prints speak for themselves.
The hardest part is choosing. The colors in each picture are so beautiful and the attention to detail outstanding.
I bought these two at the same time and they both fit into an 8x10 frame. Love the look of the cottage farmhouse kitchen.
This one is in an 11x14 frame. Oldest daughter gave it to me for Christmas after I went on and on and on...about the love I have for Janet Hill. She's one smart girl and a great listener.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Paint paint and more paint.

It seems that spring is nothing but busyness and the blog has taken a back seat. I've painted 3 rooms in less than 3 weeks. This is one of them. My laundry room was a sage green with a vintage boarder. Liked it for a while but decided to lighten things up.

Getting the boarder down was a nightmare. I've put up and taken down plenty of wallpaper but this came off one small piece at a time. It took longer to remove the boarder than it did to paint.
I love the soft grey color. It has a hint of blue in it.  I'm not done with accessories as I took these pictures real quick. I use what's called a paint roller. The paint goes into the roller and it never drips or splatters so you don't need drop cloths. I love it. Saves time going up and down a ladder to get more paint.

You can see the color a bit better here. I keep my memo board in the laundry room so I don't have clutter on the front of the fridge. I'll show you the entry and living room in another post. I just realized I've painted 7 rooms since last October. That's almost the whole house! I'm considering the kitchen and master bedroom...just gotta find the time.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Wishing all the mother's out there a Happy Mother's Day and praying for those who are waiting to become mother's.