Wednesday, May 29, 2013

~Projects With The Paintbrush and Simple & Sweet Fridays~

I have seen so many blogs that have displayed ladders in their homes or in their gardens. Painting them different colors and placing flowers, books or collectibles on them.
Someone was going to throw this one away, so I rescued it from the trash and brought it home. I took out my Annie Sloan "Old White" Chalk Paint and dry brushed a coat of paint on it.
I really liked how the paint gave it a vintage look. 
I put it inside first, to see if I liked it.
Then I tried it outside, next to our old screen doors.
I had painted them with Annie Sloan "Duck Egg" Chalk Paint.
I love the old glass door knob. 
I'm still deciding which spot I like the best.
I wanted to share with you this next idea. I thought it would be a great afternoon project for  kids.
I bought a galvanized watering can and painted it with some white paint.
Then I took a marker and just sketched on the can.
The kids could draw anything and then have
 their own watering can for the garden.
A Simple Fun Project!

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Go check out Design Till It Shines' post Farmhouse Whites!
Diane will have you collecting vintage whites and kitchen collectibles to display in your home. She adds a romantic touch with flowers, so pretty!
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Go check out Penny's Treasures' post Flags on the Clothesline!
Penny shares her creative idea of displaying flags on an antique clothesline. Her old washing machines add a little whimsy to a cute memorial tribute!
Be sure to check out Penny's blog!

Go check out Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson's post Sneak Peek of Where I Will Create!
Jann will inspire you with her beautiful craft room. You'll love how she organized her cupboard wit numbered baskets. So creative!

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Go check out At the Farmhouse's post Banana Cake!
Suzy makes the most amazing banana cake in a ring tin. She decorates it with icing and pecans. So Delicious!
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Go check out Thimbles, Bobbins, Paper and Ink's DIY Faux Chalkboard Garden Signs!
Jennifer shares her idea of using an old picket fence and chalkboard paint to create whimsical garden signs. I love her free hand veggie pictures!
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  1. I love the ladder and the flowers. No matter where you place it, it will look lovely.

  2. Nice rescue! The ladder looks wonderful with its simple brushing of ASCP. I love it with the screen doors.

  3. I love your ladder with the beautiful flowers on it.....pinned it to my garden board! Thank you for featuring my flag display on the clothes line! Have a great week end...hugs, Penny

  4. Can't believe you just posted this. I found 2 ladders in our storage barn while we were cleaning it out Monday..I am trying to think of where I would like them best...thinking of some sort of trellising in the veg your use of your ladder and the paint too...
    Love, Mona

  5. Your ladder is fabulous! What a great find. Thanks for the link party!

  6. Jody and Stan, thanks again for hosting each week!!! Christine from Little Brags

  7. I love the old ladder but where did you find those heart shaped stepping stones? I really love those!

  8. Hi Jody and Stan. I'm so happy to meet you both. Thank you for following and I'm doing the same. I somehow have missed seeing your blog and it is nice now that I can catch up with you. I love what you've done to the ladder and just showed it to my hubby and he said "yeah, he knows where one is" so hopefully I can put one in our garden. The fairies would love to climb on it. Thanks for inviting me to your party, you showcased some great features..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  9. Jody and Stan,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Great features!!


  10. I love what you did with your ladder! Leave it outside for now...bring it in when the weather gets cold ! :)

  11. Thanks so much for featuring my farmhouse whites! Your ladder looks so pretty propped up against the door frame in your garden! Thanks for hosting each week.

  12. btw I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rescued garden ladder

  13. Love your ladder, gorgeous with the flowers!!

  14. Hi Jody,
    Thanks for hosting. I did enter my post but for some reason the picture did not come out. Sorry not sure what happened there. Probably something I hit wrong. I love the ladder in your garden so so pretty.

  15. Thanks for hosting the party!!! Lots of wonderful ideas!

  16. I have an old ladder just like this that I've been wanting to do something with. just linked up, thanks so much for hosting us!!

  17. I don't think a person can have too many ladders, and I love the flowers hanging on your new one. Thanks for hosting today, Jody and Stan. Have a great weekend!

  18. I may have to borrow my DH's ladder! I wonder if he would notice if I painted it! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend

  19. Hi!! I just love how your ladder turned out! Thank you so much for featuring my banana cake this week. Love your party...

  20. Hello Jody...I've been a lover of using ladders in my home forever and have dry brushed them for as you have done. Still whenever I see one, such as yours I swoon! Enjoy it wherever it ends up it will look great...half the fun is moving it around or just find more!
    Thanks for hosting...I'm back to posting again, after our big move!

  21. Hi Jody - thanks for inviting me to join your party - what fun!

    Take care,
    Patricia @ ButterYum

  22. Hi Jody, I love old ladders! I have two in my garden. Have a small one I want to add to my craft room. Love yours painted white with the dried flowers. Beautiful inside and out! Love the features and feel honored to be among them!

  23. ooooh,I love it in the garden how you displayed it with the gorgeous dried roses and the screen door. The glass knob is lovely. :)

  24. Helo,I just love it in the Garden, It looks so nice with the blue screen doors.. It was a great idea... they all turned out great... Happy weekend with love Janice

  25. Your ladder looks fabulous! I think inside for winter and outside for summer. The arrangement you have outside with the door, along with knob and key, are inspirational. Chel x

  26. Hi ~ I just found your beautiful blog and am now following via GFC. I linked up my DIY Tiered Kitchen Basket. Thanks for hosting! I hope you get a chance to visit my blog sometime, too. I host a project link up on Tuesday and a blog link up on Fridays.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  27. Jody,another beautiful Friday party with beautiful features! Thanks for hosting! I love your ladder makeover!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  28. What a wonderful combination of the old door and the ladder -- tough decision on where to showcase it. I really like the dried flowers hanging from it! Thanks so much for hosting!

  29. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for the party and have a beautiful week...

  30. I just became a new follower, left comments and saw your pics of the 1960 Olympics, must of been amazing! Thanks for hosting this great party!

  31. Lovely blog! Thank you for inviting me to link up. I can't wait to browse around your place here.
    Anna of Anna & Co.

  32. Thanks for hosting and sharing such great features from last week's party.

  33. I LOVE those ladders. We have one that is modern, but too worn out to use. I call it the death ladder, ha ha, because it is dangerous to climb on. Perfect for decor, though. I didn't know about that chalk paint - that will be perfect to repaint mine. Thanks for hosting the party. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  34. Boy! You scored on finding the ladder! It will be fun to watch and see the many ways that you will use it the the future.

  35. Thank you so much!
    Have a wonderful week end.


  36. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper


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