Monday, May 28, 2012

Channeling Pippi longstockings

It was a VERY busy weekend!
On Sat morning at the last minute David decided to join a craft fair that was going
on about 2 miles from the house. It was hot, he did ok keeping cool and lots of water.
Bright and early Sun morn we headed for a family cookout. We also got a call from a
friend to come to the beach and stay in one of his cottages. After the cookout we went to the beach and walked into a big party with lots of friends and
adults that use to be David's students. We had so much fun and it was really good medicine for David. By the time we got home this afternoon David was exhausted and took a 4 hour nap.
If you get to Wells Maine you have to stop and get these donuts. By the time I got there this morning the line was out the door so worth the wait(.Maple rounds not to be missed)

This is a dump find it had all of the drawers, one was broken that David fixed.
This is after I sanded it.

The paint came from a yard sale I bought a whole box for 5.00 so I would say paint.
1.00 I got new drawer pulls a bag full at another yard sale for 1.00
So this sweet little bureau cost a total 2.00 or less I plan on looking for oval frames to make the front look better. But for now it will help organize my craft room.

I have colored my own hair for years. The color I always used is no longer there.
so I tried a caramel you would think warm light brown right? Nope as red as this.
I am off to get another color to go over it. Who knows what I will look like:(
I am taking a moment to remember those who gave all.


jody said...

cathy, so glad you had a busy but sounds like a fun weekend! im so glad david is feeling up to things and that you are finding all kinds of good buys! love the dresser..will be perfect for so many things..good luck with the hair color! enjoy your evening!

annie said...

Glad you both were able to enjoy!
Love the chest.
Pippi orange!!!? Been seeing that here for years, now gray clouds follow me everywhere I go. Wondering if halos come in gray too!

yaya said...

I color my hair too and I'm always worried that the package will have the wrong color in it! I hope yours gets fixed...or maybe you'll enjoy being a fiesty red head! Great dump find as always. I think it turned out super good!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
So glad you had such a great weekend with hubby!
You done good with the dresser!!!
I hope you got your hair color figured out. You don't want to go to work looking like Lucy!
Happy Memorial Day.
Hugs :)

Anonymous said...

What a surprise to check in on your blog and see Congdon's Doughnuts front and center!! We live a few minutes from Congdon's! You had a great day for enjoying Maine and the beach!!
Cindy in ME

Rose H (UK) said...

Sounds like a fun weekend Cathy for both of you :o)
I just LOVE what you've done with the dump find, it's brilliant, especially with the chalkboard ovals.
It'd good to remember the fallen heros...
I really need to put a colour on my hair too, the one I use says to leave on for 25-30 minutes, I always chicken out at around 15-20 though but I'm usually happy with the end results.
I remember years ago my Mom put a red on her hair and it turned out fire engine red (eek!) She had some 'hair dye remover' which she applied and ended up with a flamingo pink! (This was around 40 years ago) The stupid thing was she loved it....and yes, she still is a little eccentric ;o) lol.
Have a great week.
Rose H xx

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Oh my! Bright Pippi. Not good! I hope you find a better color. I used to color my own hair but it always turned orangy after about a week. Plus, I never got underneath very well. Sounds like you guys had a great weekend. I spent the day in the garden...bliss!

Anonymous said...

I love recycled finds such as the chest! Looks great!

Saundra said...

Fantastic find and great facelift!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend in Wells. Have you ever tried the Maine Diner on U.S. Route 1? It was featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives - the food is awesome! It didn't make me sick! LOL!!! I have a problem with "cheap" food!

Love the draws! The frames will make it look awesome! Can't wait to see the finished product.

I think you should stay "red" I'm sure it looks stunning on you!