Saturday, October 22, 2011

Myra's Makeover

Hoppy Saturday to all of my whopping 30 followers and to anyone else who happens to stumble upon my little niche in blogland   :)  Thank you for the sweet comments, ideas and inspiration.  It makes me smile in addition to my very real world of cheerios smushed on the floor, kiddos and friends running around our house, teens wanting to be 20 already, and so on...


Remember this little guy I found on the curb a few weeks ago?


Well he was a little worn, shabby and embarrassing to stay out so he hibernated in my garage for awhile.  I was in the mood for a quick project this morning so I thought he needed some TLC and was the perfect candidate for a makeover. 

I have to tell you that I swiped him from my sweet friend, Myra's curb after I stood outside and chatted with her one morning.   I don't know why I didn't just ask, she know's my little curbside addiction my little secret but I feel so bad because her and her husband are always so sweet to our family.  They have given us some really thoughtful gifts that have turned out to be some treasures to us whether they are store-bought gifts or their hand-me-down home decor items....or just junk (junk to them)!  They both have  impecable decorating taste so her junk is usually awesome treasure to me.  Her husband seems to get a kick out of letting me know he is about to put something out on the curb, just so he can laugh at me when I go pick it up! 

Anyway, back to the bunny makeover...I scraped off all of the puffy letters (they stayed in-tact) and got a little side-tracked and carried away with them for awhile.


I had my own scrabble game going in my head...until my 95 lb black labradour retriever stole them and digested them somewhere in the yard.  I guess we will find them again somewhere (in.his.poop!) - ugghhhh!



I just grabbed some paint that I had on hand and about 30 minutes later she looked good as new.  I thought about tearing off the bunny and turning it into a halloween sign so I wouldn't have to store it till Spring but opted for the quick version instead - so bunny it stays! 


Then I figured...Myra and her husband have much more room in their garage than ours so I should just give it back to them all prettified!  so I took a few up close pictures and then wrote out a note to Myra and schemed up a way to get it across the street and put it in their yard before they returned home and any other neighbors saw me!



And there she is all brightened up and beautiful ready for her big reveal.  I cannot wait until they come home to see.  Will they be mad, suprised, happy, upset?  Oh well, we are friends so I am sure hope they won't mind. 


I was very stealth running down the street and glad I was so quick about it because remember Ned (Ned as in Ned's Bed?)   well he happened to start mowing his yard the moment I made it back into my back gate! Whew!  I hope he didn't see me! 


One last thing...Have you ever seen the show "Junk Brothers" on HGTV?  They take curbside finds, refab them and then return them to the homeowners via ding-dong-ditch!  and video tape their reactions!  I love that show, and I see the satisfaction of them giving it back to suprise someone - I kind of felt that same kind of rush even with my own mini-makeover.  And I have to admit that they're not too bad on the eyes either, sorry My Love! you know I love you most!

Do me a favor and share my blog with at least one person that you know-someone that you wouldn't be too embarassed to admit you know a genuine Trash-Digger!  I am slowly gaining my confidence in blogging and would love to share the fun!  I wouldn't ask you to do something that I myself would not do so I am going to share this with my friend Myra-she doesn't know about it - yet! 
Wish me luck :)

Have a great weekend!
~Tami


***Saturday Afternoon Update***


Here's Myra checking out her new suprise!  I apologize for the fuzzy pic - I was out of breath & panting from running over to the window when my husband told me she made it home!  She called me right away to tell me she loves it!  Thanks Myra for being such a good sport!


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