Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New, Old ... New Out of Old

Other than a dimple in a cute little chin,
What’s more adorable than a toothless grin?
~Azu "Betty" Espezia

Newness :
A cute little hole in a cute little mouth...
Is it strange that I felt a little emotional about my Koala losing a tooth? It's a right of passage...a very fast coming passage that I'm not sure I want to travel. It's the "my little strawberry blonde is getting older" journey. One perk of him losing teeth - he's pretty freaking cute. 

Old as the Hills :
A twenty dollar table from the goodwill outlet. Let me tell you, this table is SOLID. It is also a very sad shade of whitish, grayish, orangish...some of that orange is the furniture stripper stuff we sprayed on the top. Just wait for it...my man is getting crafty and letting the inner carpenter come out. Yum.

The Same :
This is probably the 4th painting I've done of birch trees. I can't help myself ... they are fast, fulfilling, and remind me that my heart belongs in a forest. 

Just had to show everyone the inner carpenter emerging...be still my heart. This picture has no other point in this post except to remind me, when I'm 65, that I had it very very good. 

Oranges, purples, and bright green. The blooms are emerging and the herbs are fragrant in my little tire garden. Glory be for summer. Glory be for mint. Glory be for rosemary. 

New Out of Old:
One rustic table just for me. It looks a little lighter in person and I'm pretty smitten with it's dark knotted charm. I love being able to see the grain in the wood - what's a home without character? It's so nice to redecorate without really purchasing anything except a can of clearance wood stain. Now to find some farmhouse looking chairs and to get my hubby on board to build a bench...I save DIY projects to my pinterest on a board called "Doing it Myself." One can pretend. 


  1. The table turned out fantastic. My kids are all done losing teeth. If they lose one now it will be anything but cute! :)

  2. Wow, the table looks great! I love your painting, there is something about birch tree paintings that always capture my attention.

  3. Toothless grins are adorable... I know I'll both be excited and sad when Sawyer loses her first