Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Magazine Box Refurbish

Have had this wooden box for ages sitting in the basement
just waiting for a refurbish job. Finally painted & waxed it.
I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Tricycle (red)
as the base coat. Then painted Flow Blue over top.
Distressed it & finished with a clear wax.


First coat, Tricycle (red).

Second coat, Flow Blue.

Distressed & waxed.

Detailing. Love the bit of red peeking through.  : )

Monday, 23 February 2015

Happy Birthday Thad!

Today is my eldest son's birthday! He is 22.
Unfortunately he had to go back to school
& has two exams today.  : (

Good Luck Thad & Happy Birthday!
Have a drink after your exams to celebrate!

My Nieces

Met my nieces (my brother's girls) for lunch over reading week.
I don't get to see them often but we had 
a nice lunch & a good visit. 

Both are in second year university
and seem to be enjoying themselves.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

My Friend Maia

In January, a friend that I met in first year at University
came for a visit from her home in Budapest, Hungary.
Over the years we have kept in touch, first by hand written letters
and now by email & Facebook.

We have seen each other very infrequently face to face but a couple
of weeks ago we met for lunch. We went to our old
stomping grounds, Victoria University at U of T.
We ate lunch in Ned's Cafe in the old Wymilwood building
on Charles St. W. beside the new Goldring Student Centre.
It was as if time melted away and we talked just as we had all those 
years ago! We talked about our families, careers, how things differ in our
respective countries, etc. It was a wonderful visit.

I hope she gets in touch the next time she is in town.
Her daughter is now at U of T. so hopefully this will warrant a few more trips!

We took a selfie with our old pal Northrop Frye. LOL!
Cheers to good friends! : )

Little Red Wagon

Got this little wagon last summer while at my friend's cottage.
I finally refinished it! I used a lot of elbow grease to sand the red paint
off the bed of the wagon. I painted the sides and handle in 
Miss Mustardseed's Milk Paint, Flow Blue.
I distressed it so some of the red shows through. I then used the
Hemp Oil to nourish the raw wood. I then sealed the whole thing with
 the Tough Coat clear sealer.
I love the results!  : )



Because of the sealer, it can now be used inside or out.