Where "Junk" is Beautiful and "EVERYTHING" has a Purpose...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

After the Storm

I know it's been a while since my last blog and I can so tell how it's effected my thinking..LOL

Well, to start with I have been trying to stay busy and get ONE project done at a time and that has been like pulling teeth lately. I did manage to finish my High Chair Project,

and to my surprise, as I was taking pics of it I noticed the dog liked it way more than I did. UGH! She chewed on the bottom for the chair. No biggy though. Nothing sand paper can't fix....right?

Anyhoo, this past week we also had a mother nature attack in my area and destroyed my temporary paint studio, which consisted of a pop up tent connected to my cookout building. It was not fancy that's for sure but it was perfect for me at the moment. Well needless to say it is HISTORY!

I mean the wind took care of that situation in a heart beat. On a good note I see a upgrade coming soon....YEPPPEEE!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Make Your Own Chalk Board Paint...

I haven't tried this but will soon.....but still wanted to share


3 teaspoons acrylic paint [colour of choice]
1 1/2 teaspoons glazing medium [water based]
1/2 teaspoon powder tile grout [Not Sanded]

How to:

The single most frequently asked question is where can I buy coloured chalk board paint? Unfortunately, this product was
discontinued a few years back and I have not been able to find another... so with a little effort, I managed to put together a
recipe that works! Now you can make your own chalk board paint in any colour you choose and don't have to settle for the
standard black and green.

Mix together all of the ingredients listed above, blend really well and that's it. You now have chalkboard paint! You should only
mix as much as you will need for your project. It doesn't keep well, but can be stored in an air tight container for a few hours.
After a longer period of time, the paint will begin to thicken a little and become a bit brittle.

Helpful Hints:
Apply your paint with a regular paint brush and allow each coat of paint to dry completely, before applying the next. After each
coat of paint, gently sand the paint with a 400 grit or higher grit sandpaper and wipe away any dust. This will help keep your
painted surface nice and smooth.

You also need to condition your chalkboard, once you have finished painting. Be sure your paint is completely dry. Place a
piece of chalk on the side and rub over the entire chalkboard surface, covering the entire area with chalk. Using a felt cloth,
wipe off the chalk you just applied. With a slightly damp cloth, wipe the chalkboard clean.

Now your chalkboard is ready!

The most frequently asked questions are...

How do I make larger quantities of this paint?

I am sorry to say that I have not ever made larger quantities, as I use this paint for small projects only. It is important that you
be aware that tile grout hardens quickly and when mixing with paint, the time span will be longer, before the paint begins to
thicken and harden, but it will eventually harden! However, when mixing larger quantities [such as a litre], I would suggest that
you mix 1 part glaze to 2 parts paint [as is the small quantity recipe], but reduce the grout significantly. A few heaping
tablespoons of grout will most likely suffice. I suggest that you test this first, but I have heard back from others that have tried
this method with great success. It's important that you note... you do this at your own risk. I have not tested this recipe to be
used in larger quantities!

What is glazing medium?

This is a faux finishing medium available at craft shops in small quantities and larger quantities at paint shops, Home Depot,
Wal-Mart and similar retail stores. Most major paint manufacturers carry their own brand of this product and it is readily
available. Here are 2 brand name versions of this product, but there are many more

Behr: Premium Plus With Style® Faux Glaze No. 748
Benjamin Moore: Studio Finishes® Latex Glaze 405

Please be sure to note that this recipe calls for a water based glazing medium and not an oil base. This is important! You can
not ever mix water base and oil base products together. Water and oil, simply do not mix!


Halloween Is Almost Here!

Halloween is almost here. This is one of my favorite holidays and seasons. It's the time children get together along with the adults and throw a big Halloween Bash and help celebrate the change of the seasons. Candy, cold weather, bomb fires, hay rides and naked trees (as my daughter use to call them) is what it's all about.

Me getting older has made me realize why the older folk use to love this season, in my case HOTFLASHES...lol When I was younger I never wanted the summer to end but boy howdie, I can only wish for cooler weather now.

Anyhoo, I want to share some fun decorating ideas for Halloween.

Good House Keeping

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nough said!

Great Give Away

One lucky reader will receive their choice of either the
runner or the stocking!
And the choices get even better!
You get to choose from 2 varieties of runners
4 different stockings!

Beyond The Screen Door

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Daughters Art....

This was a disc that is use to plow fields..can't think of the correct name but you know what I mean, right?



High Chairs NEED you!

OK, taking custom orders for these 2 high chairs (you pick the color scheme and design)...Will paint to your needs. They will only be avalible for pick up or will deliver within 50 miles. Will be sanded and primered tomorrow.
$35.00 each

Saturday, September 10, 2011

May We Never Forget!

Let's also not forget the soldiers that fight everyday to protect us!

Before & After


these babies are not quit finished yet but when they are done YOU are going to love it!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Give Away!

Well I'm happy to say The Pink Flamingo has reached the 100 mark on our Facebook page and like I said after reaching 100 fans I would do a Give Away. So here ya go.

It's simple and easy and that's ohhh so how I like things.

All you have to do is tell your friends that you are trying to win this
and that they need to go to our Facebook page and "like" it. Tell them to leave a comment that they hit the "like" and that YOU sent them. Who ever has the most names WINS.

The contest starts tonight 9/9/11 at PM ET and will end Thurs 9/15/11.

I will announce the winner on 9/16/11 at 9PM also....

Here's the link to our Facebook page The Pink Flamingo (Trash to Treasure)


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

100 "likes" Give Away

Ok peeps, I'm wanting to do a give away but I need 100 likes before I do this. So share with your friends on Facebook...If we reach 100 fans before next Monday I will do a give away for every 100 "likes" We receive...I will announce what the prize will be after reaching the 100 mark...So share and tell all your friends to and tell them to come "like" us and let's get this going....I'm so excited and can't wait to share the prize...Thanks so much.

Facebook Page Click Here

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

I love to go yard selling and shop at thrift shops and to collect the nice junk on the sides of the road. I have found alot of interesting pieces over the years and can't get enough. I hope you will share your finds with me. Also what is the most interesting thing you have ever found?

Let's see those photos!