Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Let's try this again...

O.k. Let's see if the video works this time... *Sigh* Must have been a case of the Mondays...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Reveal at the bank!

My father/mother in law bought the old county bank in Clarksville a few weeks ago. (Built in 1882 they are the 4th owners!) Our hope as a family is to restore it to as close to the original state as we can. (then open an antique store!!)

As we demolish the apartment the previous owners put in the bank we are discovering so many amazing pieces of history.

This video is of my husband and father-in-law pulling the old oil cloth wallpaper off the wall to discover this mural. (We discovered the wallpaper by accident.) We're guessing it hasn't seen the light of day since the early 1900's as no one in town remembers this painting. The date on it is 1889.

We have found more great pieces of history I will have to share with everyone later. This was the most amazing thing to watch. My mother in law, sisters in law, and previous town librarian were all in tears as we unveiled this amazing piece of history!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Under $5.00 porch tea light

I swung by Target the other day and found these (didn't take a before pix) cute lantern tea lights for $1.00 in their dollar section at the front of the store.

Hum.... now what to do...

I have it!

Grab a can of Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray paint(around $4.00 at Home Depot) and a cute vinyl decal (could be from your Cricut, just a suggestion)

or a couple cute vinyl stickers...

and spray a light coating... it goes on clear but dries frosted so wait a couple seconds and see if you need more (it dries quickly)

and viola, cute porch tea lights!

(Forgot to remove my son's cap gun from my porch display BEFORE I took the pix!)

I'm linked up with...

Beyond The Picket Fence