Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just Do It

This weekend Oldest and I had to bite the bullet and get into a differ mindset to accomplish goals we both wanted so very much. For Oldest it started abt a week and half ago. Well really it started last year when all of his friends were embarking on their next exciting milestone of growing up. Oldest would come home every day asking me when it would be his turn. Soon I would say. Soon. 
Oldest will be 7 in March and is  the last of his friends to start loosing his teeth. He came home from school abt a week and half ago and told me to check his front teeth because they hurt when he was eating lunch. I checked and not only did he have one but TWO loose teeth on the bottom. The dentist said the top two would be the first to go. Guess not. Oldest woke up this morning and The Hubster told Oldest to show me his troubles. His bottom tooth was hanging on just by a thread. He would NOT allow us to pull it out but kept complaining it hurt so I said just keep wiggling it. Well after abt an hour and half of that he called The Nana & The Papa to tell them the exciting news though the tooth still remained attached. The Papa made him a deal. Deal was he would send Oldest $20 if Oldest allowed me to pull his tooth while The Papa was on IChat. 
Soon FINALLY came. Oldest now not only is he excited to have lost his first tooth he is excited to be $20 richer! I told Oldest my fee for pulling teeth was $10!Ha!;) So excited for my baby boy who I have been lovingly referring to as Toothless today. The next one will probably be out by next weekend. Anybody know the going rate these days for the Tooth Fairy? I use to get a quarter but I hear inflation has kicked in quite a bit.
If you have been visiting for awhile you know I received this great island at the end of August from The Nana & The Papa. It took me awhile to figure out how I was going to revamp it to fit our decor. I shared color ideas and even posted a poll on my sidebar. Cream was the winner and I must say that I did attempt red as well but it quickly gave way to green instead after I saw an inspiration piece I fell in love with.  
After last weeks debacle of rub on swirls I finally just decided to do it! I put aside my fears and decided to just attempt painting them on. 
The rub ons for some reason came with printed swirls as well so I just cut them out and then ran a pencil on the back of them. After that I tapped um where I wanted them and then traced over them hoping it would show up.
It did but was still pretty light.
Since I was going to be using a darker paint color I just went right back over the design with a pencil so I could clearly see what I was painting.
I used just normal craft paint that you find at HobLob or even WM. The brown is actually  Folk Art Antiquing Glaze and then I used a Camel color on top while it was still wet so they would blend.
I think they turned out pretty good and excited that I finally just decided to do it! I know they are not perfect and I know my lines are not straight but for me that just adds charm. I will be lightly sanding over the designs and then antiquing the entire island to give it more of a rustic feel.
I was even able to start on the sides as well! One more side to do and then it is on to the drawers. Those have me stumped. I am hoping to have it all completed by Thanksgiving.

Hope y'all are having a great weekend and thanx for stopping by!  
P.s. Silly me was thinking BNOTP Metamorphosis Monday was the HomeGoods edition but that is not till next week so I am linking up today to share my progress. Head on over for some awesome inspiration posts! I spend way too much time looking thru them all!;)


  1. Oooh, that's gonna' be cute! Love that green.

  2. Hey there Pamela! Oh my goodness! The first baby tooth! So sweet... I remember when the kids teeth seemed to be falling out left and right... now my 'baby' baby just this past year lost her last baby didn't see that issue of mine coming! Enjoy those special moments and enjoy that gorgeous island!! It is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see the finished product and I love the green!

  3. Aww.... so sweet!!!! He was smart for holding out for the money!!! haha! Your island is going to look so good.

    Happy Sunday!!!

  4. Wow! Nana and Papa know just how to motivate! We always say that our son's currency (what motivates him) is "currency"! :-) Your island is looking so gorgeous too and I cannot wait to see the finished product!

  5. Ayden lost his 1st tooth back in July - he had been watching SuperWhy and was under the impression that the tooth fairy is supposed to bring gold coinS, so he got a Sacajawea $1 coin, plus one each quarter, nickel, dime, and penny for a grand total of $1.41 for the first tooth. He has lost 2 more teeth, but only a single $1 coin for each of those. The 1st tooth is worth the most!

    Your painting job looks great!!

  6. Your island is coming along beautifully! Your swirls looks great! You're really doing a great job.

  7. The price of losing teeth is unbelievable. The kids at school get $10 and $20 A TOOTH!!! I would get a dollar a tooth. I guess the econmy hasn't hit the tooth fairy, HA!!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the island.

    Stop by my blog this evening for our news!!! : )

  8. I think I got the wrong Tooth Fairy is she's now giving $20 for a tooth. :) I don't have kids, but I know some people who give $1 if you are still wondering about that.

    Those cabinet doors look great!

  9. Looking forward to seeing this finished. The paint gave it so much class and old world charm.

  10. The Tooth Fairy's generosity depends on where you live I think. I know kids who get ten bucks! Mine got a dollar, and that's about 17 years ago.

    Lost teeth ... oh my. They used to scare the life out of me.

    Your island is looking great. I love to see people taking something and really making it their OWN.

    visiting from MM

  11. Love the "toothless" smile!! Man, I'd like to have a reason for the tooth fairy to visit me these days... I remember getting a quarter! LOL! Tells you it has been awhile! My kiddos scored $1. Inflation has hit!

    Love what you are doing with the island. It is looking great.

  12. You got that right. We were all totally convinced it was a boy, in more ways than one. It was a complete shock and still is. I have nothing planned for her. I was never satisfied on baby bedding or things for her. I have lots to do before she gets here. So I will be looking for lots of advice. I'll post pictures of her soon. We were in the drs office for hours. It's been a crazy day

  13. Thank you so much for your thoughts Psmela!! I was thinking the same as you! She certainly rained on my parade that night! Ugh!
    I was going to quit blogging all together but I decided to stay!

    Happy Tuesday!

  14. This looks great! And you're right.. fall has left us, indeed. My car read 92 today. 92! Sheesh. It's almost Nov.

  15. The island is going to be great! The swirls are very nice and the paint job looks great. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Oh, thanks for stopping by my blog.

  16. I'm not sure what the rate per tooth is these days. My kids got a quarter, during the late 60's through 70's.

    I have never seen the top teeth lost first. With all my kids, myself, sister and cousins, plus oldest granddaughter, all lost bottom teeth first. With the exception of my oldest granddaughter's mommy, who fell at 18 months and lost a tooth on top. We got so used to seeing her without that tooth for the next 5.5
    years, because the permanent tooth didn't come in until she was about 7.
    We are awaiting the anticipated tooth fairy fun, from our younger grandkids. There is a 14 year difference in age from our oldest to the next oldest. It's like starting over. I love the $20 part of your story. As a g'ma, I will keep that in mind.:-)
    Happy Weekend!

  17. That turned out really pretty! Nice job!

    Going rate over here for the tooth fairy is about $5. I think we gave more for the first one though! Congrats to the little one! :)


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