Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Post It & It Will Get Done

I know, it's a weird title for this post.....but I had an idea (which can be scary sometimes LOL). Well, my idea was..... if I posted some of my To-Do List items in their "Before" state, I would be encouraged to get them done and share the "After" photos with all of you in Blogland. Nothing like putting a little pressure on oneself to inspire me to take an idea to a finished project. Of, course I don't know if this is really going to work, but at this point, I'm willing to try anything to get my To-Do List completed. I know it would get done, if only I worked on the projects a little each day......but have I mentioned that I procrastinate a little bit when it comes to actually completing a project. I mean, I have lists and lists of ideas all over my house. Every time I see a new item someone has created in Blogland, or in a magazine that I want for myself, I add it to my list. I have even gone as far as buying the needed supplies to complete these wonderful craft projects, but sometimes that is as far as I have gotten. are the "Before" pictures.

These three adorable little wire cages with the fleur de lis on top caught my eye when I was at Crafter's Warehouse on Monday. I was there just looking around, when I spotted them. I convinced myself that it was okay to buy them as they were on sale at a ridiculous price I might add :)

A close up of the cage, it has a finish very similar to a galvanized pail.

Two little shabby birds were also on sale. Only two styles or I would have bought more.

Wooden shabby finials that will be used in a project involving the antique door shown below.

This amazing late 1800's farmhouse door I actually salvaged from a pile of barn wood. The owner of the property decided to tear down both structures and a friend of mine thought I might want some of the barn wood. While digging through the pile of barn wood, I spotted this beautiful treasure and knew instantly what I wanted to do with it. This will be my project to work on this weekend.

It has the original wood carvings on the front. It's missing the window, but that is okay with me.

Look how pretty this little rosette is :)

Until Later,


  1. Cool stuff!! Can't wait to see what happens! Good Luck on your to do's!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. i LOVE it

    can't wait to see what it becomes

  3. Love your stuff and I can't wait to see the after pictures. No pressure!! I do want to see what you do with that door...I bet it'll be neat!


  4. Toni,How true that is about our to do list. I hope it works for you. I will keep watching if it works maybe I should do the same. As my list is at lest a yard long. I really enjoyed your blog. Carol

  5. Great idea to post projects! My list is so long it would be a very L-O-N-G post!

    Love your pretty things!

  6. Hey Toni...can't wait to see what you do with that gorgeous door! I have one similar...very ornate, but with the glass still intact. Good luck with your "to-do's!"

  7. You got some nice things there - really like the wire cloches. I would have extremely long posts, if I posted all my unfinished projects.
    You asked about my camera - It is just a Kodak Easyshare C813 - 3x optical zoom. When I bought it, I wanted something not expensive and easy to use (I am tech. challenged) :) It has different settings on it that I have not even experimented with and I have had it since Oct. It was around $100. There are so many options out there now. Have a great day.

  8. I love all these pieces and can't wait to see what you have in store for them! That door is just AWESOME!

  9. Looks like some fun projects! Love the cages.

  10. I love the salvaged door. Very similar finish to your blog background!!!

  11. Great finds! Those little birds and finials are so cute! And that door is AWESOME! I love old doors and windows so much! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Thanks for stoppin by my blog and commenting!

  12. Love this door!!!
    Barbara Jean


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~