Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Settin' Up House

Hello, Dear Ones. I'm using an expression my little mother used to say when someone was getting settled into their home. They were 'settin' up house'. So that's what I'm doing today - settin' up house in the kitchen.
If you've been following along with me, you can see the little pink appliances I've made have all found their places in the kitchen.
You know you have to have some cabinets. So what did I do? Go back to A. C. Moore craft store and buy some more little boxes. I painted them white and added some foam board to the insides of them for shelves. Hey, this will work! I still don't know what to do with the lids and they are piling up! ;) Now you know how creative I am :) so I just got my hot glue gun out and glued those two top cabinets to the walls! You do what you have to do! ;) Oh, I think I've forgotten to tell you that these little boxes only cost $1 each! Yep, that's pretty neat huh? I may have cleaned that store out of these little boxes!
I needed a table and what did I do? I glued a round piece of wood to a decorative one and painted it white! Again, easy peasy and I think it's pretty cute. You can buy these little pieces of wood in packages and that's what I've done and they are certainly coming in handy.
If you have a table you must have chairs. Now I would love to tell you that I made these but I can't tell you a lie - I bought them at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 each, I think. Cute as a button and I painted them white. Now we can sit when we eat dinner.
I also found this cute little unfinished cabinet at Hobby Lobby and spiffed her up! I painted her a pretty blue and papered the backs of the shelves and added little stickers on the bottom doors! Ain't she purdy?
I found a bag of these little wooden spools and an idea stuck me! Canisters! Yes, I would make canisters of these little puppies! And of course I did!
I could have done a better job now that I look back at them. I should have cut the words and flowers out all together in a rectangle and then glued them on. But being the talented one that I am, I printed them out a little too large and had to adjust! Well, I adjusted and now it is what it is, but they'll do and when you're far away you don't really see my oopies! Well, I painted the spools white and the lid part pink. I painted clear nail polish on them so they would shine and added a pearly little bead on top for a knob! They're not perfect but they are cute. I'm beginning to learn minis don't have to be perfect as long as they're cute. And...the main thing, I'm having so much fun!
I'm joining Poofing the Pillows for Thoughts of Home

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Return To Pooh Corner

 Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood

So help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose
He came to me asking help and advice
From here no one knows where he goes
So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he's there
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

Help me if you can
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

It's hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all's said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
I swear that the old bear whispered "Boy welcome home"

Believe me if you can
I've finally come back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin
Back to the ways of Christopher Robin
Back to the days of Pooh
~ by Kenny Loggins


25 comments:

  1. This is so cute Shelia. I know you are having fun. :)

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  2. Shelia, I am loving your creativity. The canisters are darling. Such fun. I wish we had these ideas growing up.:):) Blessings,xoxo, Susie
    p.s. my mom would had said setting up house too.

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    1. Cute cute cute cute...and looks like so much fun too!

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  4. It just gets cuter and cuter!!! I'm waiting for you to make a tiny little patchwork quilt for a bed. Keep having fun. Sally

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  5. Love Kenny Logging and the fitting song. Darling wee little canisters:)
    Kathleen in Az

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  6. Its just adorable and love all the things you did. Great job. Have a wonderful day with love Janice

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  7. Just so cute and pink!! Love it and the fact that you are having so much fun!!

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  8. I just love your little kitchen, Sheila. The cherries on the wallpaper really get me! It's all so sweet, and very clever of you to make the furniture yourself. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  9. Love your little pink kitchen. So cute. You are doing an awesome job!!

    Judy

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  10. My friend, your creativity has no limit! Those little canisters are the cutest!

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  11. So cute - the canisters took it over the top!

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  12. Girl, you need to go in business with your creativity! WOW and WOW! I love the canisters. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  13. No real words here, Sheila...only OOOHs and AAHHHs!! You have completely out-done yourself....again! Oh, and just so you know, my mom always used the term "went to housekeepin'" when she referred to setting up their home for the first time :) Love those olden days! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  14. I love that you are just loving it and enjoying it and having fun!

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  15. Shelia,
    Absolutely adorable, dear friend!
    You are very creative, indeed!
    I haven't heard "settin' up house" since "Mr. Ed" and I were married!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. Oh it is all just so cute my friend!!!! Wow do you ever have patience!!!! I love Ac moore too!!----- great prices----better than the others

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  17. WOW Shelia, this is soooooo cute. Love this kitchen with the pink appliances and the darling table, chairs and little hutch. Oh those canisters are adorable. You are incredible!! I know you are having way too much fun!! Love it! xo

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  18. Oh my. I love your little kitchen. I love the pink appliances and the pink canisters. Also Christopher Robin is one of my favorite songs. I love watching you create and having so much fun!

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  19. Well if this isn't the cutest thing I have ever seen. I knew you were talented but this tops the charts! Love that cabinet, love the canisters! All of it, everything.
    Mary

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  20. Oh Sheila you are a marvel! I just cannot get over the creativity. I have a dollhouse in need of an overhaul and you have truly inspired me. Thank you so much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  21. You are amazing and so creative this is fabulous!
    The TOHOT Team!

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  22. Todo está precioso Sheila....tienes mucho talento...Saludos y abrazos

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