Monday, February 15, 2010

Makeover Monday

Hello everyone! Hope everyone has had a good President's Day! I was off work today for a scheduled vacation day so hubby and I spent the day primitive shopping and just being together! It was very nice! I only came home with two things, a framed stitchery and a stuffed goose. They were my Valentine's Day presents along with a cute little bracelet hubby got me. He usually lets me pick out what I want because he says I'm too picky! That's not really true, but hey, it works for me! I get what I really want and he pays ~ can't beat that!

Here is today's makeover. I bought this cutesy plate with stand a while back. I liked the sheep on it, but the bright blue color just doesn't go with anything in my house.

So I decided to paint over it with a sage green color and I used a stencil to put the stars on it. I liked it but it was kind of plain, so I decided to take a paint marker and just freehand the words on it. I like the way it turned out and it matches my kitchen much better this way! I am thinking I will probably put it on top of my refrigerator along with a display of my cookbooks after hubby builds me a little crate to put them in. It's always a work in progress, ya know??

On a sadder note, my heart is heavy today. A woman I went to high school with died of breast cancer yesterday after a long, four year battle. She leaves behind a husband and four little boys, all under the age of twelve. It really puts things in perspective when you hear of something like this happening. She was a prominent member of our small town, and even though I didn't know her on a personal level, I am very saddened by her passing. I am glad that she is not suffering any longer, but the thought of those little boys being without their mother is heart wrenching. It makes you want to tell all the important people in your life just how much they mean to you. Because you just never know.

Well, it's back to work for me tomorrow so I'm off here to get things ready for that. I hope everyone has a great week ahead!

Until next time. . .



  1. Hello Donna=) Your plate makeover turned out did a great job! Sounds like you & hubby had a great day. You just need days like that every now & then!
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. It really does put thing into perspective doesn't it...very sad for her kiddos!

  2. Donna~ Your plate looks awesome! Isn't it fun to redo something that was just not your style and then to see the magic that you can unfold...
    So sorry about your friend passing, death is never easy...but she is at peace now.

  3. I love what you did with the plate. I like it alot better too!
    I am sorry about your friend, seems cancer is everywhere.
    Take care.

  4. Donna~ Your plate looks wonderful! I am so impressed. You did a great job! I am so sorry about your friend. It is so hard to understand why things like this have to happen. I will be praying for her family. I hope you are having a great evening! ~Dan~

  5. Really cute plate... the blue would have worked in my house!!! I need to repaper, repaint someting in my kitchen, It is small and have reallllllly ugly wallpaper... Thats the fun of a house.. You can change it to whatever you want!!


  6. I like how you re-did the plate Donna. I lost a friend to pancreatic cancer when she was only 41. She still had kids at home and your right it does put things in perspective. Cindy

  7. I liked the sheep on your plate but you are right the blue was too much. It looks perfect now with your re-do.
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and classmate. It is never easy loosing someone you know. Prayers being said for her family and for you as well.

  8. Hi Donna: I just love your plate redo...just gorgeous!! I am saddened by the news of your friend...yes we should all live our lives "like we are dying". Showing kindness, love and respect...and paying it forward; just because!

  9. So, so sad! That is very heart breaking! I hate to think of kids having to go through the pain of losing a parent. I just can not even imagine how that must feel. Poor things!

    On a lighter note, I really love how your plate turned out! Sage green is one of my favorite colors. I can't believe you free-handed the words! They look great! I wouldn't even attempt to do it. Haha!

    Glad you and hubby were able to spend the day together. I love when that happens and it is always much needed time together!

    Have a wonderful weekend, what's left of it! =]

  10. The plate looks great :)

    Sorry about your friend...