Monday, July 5, 2010


I really must remember that from now on! Thanks, Rebecca! LOL
My original title today was "use it or lose it..." NOT good! :) I meant really did!

See that little foot stool? Well, a long time ago, I bought it from my best friend who was moving away. Well, actually, she and her husband decided to travel full time in their motorhome (never could do that!) and they sold nearly everything they had and this was one of the items. It's good solid wood..and ever since I got it I've been meaning to paint it...some color. I painted it white once...and it got kicked around a lot in my kitchen..and finally...

...this morning when I got up, I decided today would be the day. So sweet husband went off to Home Depot and bought some more red favorite red!
After I painted seemed to need I got out my little bottles of paint..and found out quickly that I was OUT OF PRACTICE! Yikes! Would you look at that? I can't even paint grass anymore..

...that's a little better..but not much...

...but I kept trying and finally decided to quit while I was ahead.
...and settled for a few daisies. I need LOTS of practice...
That old saying is right..."use it or lose it!" :)

Love and hugs from "ye auld master painter". *giggle*
Monet ...OOPS!
I mean,


  1. I was sooooo afraid to read this POST, Mona Girl! I was sure I was see you in a short red mini skirt or something strutting your STUFF!


    I might add that from all the pics I've seen you in the past you aren't even CLOSE to LOSING "it"... SMILE SMILE SMILE!

    :) YOU ROCK!


  2. PS: I'm so shaken I couldn't even WRITE THAT POST without grammatical errors! hahahahhaha


  3. Hi Monet,
    I mean Mona. I think you've still got it girl! I love your little bench and the flowers are cute!

  4. I think the grass and flowers are completely perfect for your outdoor footstool. Just PERFECT!


  5. Love it Mona! I think it's a true treasure.

  6. Love the little stool. Yes if you do not paint for a while it is hard to just pick it back up. I know because the other day I wanted to paint and was very unhappy with my design and skills. Oh well you just have to be satisfied with what you have.

  7. It looks great to me, Mona! Love the red!!! Where did that rug come from? I love it, too! Is it an outdoor rug?

  8. I love the red! And your daisies are adorable. You haven't lost it at all!

  9. Mona....I think it turned out "darling"! ~Hugs, Patti

  10. Hello Dear Monet, I mean Mona!! :)
    Oh, what a precious little stool and a sweet story to go with it!
    Now I like your little paintings on the sides! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and are being a good gal! :) I know you are.
    Continue to be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. How you do all you do is a mystery to me!! I'd have still been standing there, looking at paint sticks, trying to decide on the color.

    That is a SPLENDID red!!! It reminds me of a favorite pair of my first pumps---a shiny, wonderfully cheerful smoooooth soft red, which I just adored for years.

    (Now I'd be consigned to paint things in OLD CLOG PINK, I suppose, for I'm a comfortable shoe girl now).

    Anyway, I love the wonderful surprises you have for us every day---lovely things to admire and AHHHHHH over.

  12. Hello Monet;)
    I think it came out adorable. Such a cheerful little stool.
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  13. It turned out very cute, Mona. I love it!...Christine

  14. Oh my, those flowers added on just did the trick. What a cute lovely bench it is now.

  15. it looks wonderful!!! I can't even write you look like picaso to me! I love the red you love so is so bright!

  16. Nothing can be anything but beautiful with that red color! I think the daisies came out nicely!
    Have a great day now!

  17. What do you mean use it or loose it...girl you still have it...I love your little see I would have that in my kitchen to reach high up in the cupboard that I can't now...Oh wait a minute I do have one and have a crock and rollin pins sitting on it ha ha!! No wonder I can't get a thing from my cupboards...hey if it a flat surface I will have it decorated...Hope all is well in your world today my friend...I better go get my old butt to Candace's house and get her laundry done and cook her some dinner...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  18. Girl I didn't know what you were about to write about...I had my eyes squinted just in case the shock was gonna cause me to faint! lol I love that adorable little stool and the daisy and grass are just too cute! hope all is well on your side of the mountain and that you are having a great week...~Picket~

  19. Mona, what are you talking about? I think that's very cute, and you definitely haven't lost your touch!



  20. I love that stool Mona!! It's cute as can be!! Love coming to visit you. You are like a ray of sunshine and I always leave with a smile!!

    Susan and Bentley

  21. That is just darling, Mona ... rusty? I don't think so, I think you did a wonderful job on it!

    Hope your holiday celebration was wonderful!

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  22. This turned out pretty, with the leaves and flowers. The song "God Bless America" on your blog is a favorite of mine.

  23. Love the little stool. I would never think to add the grass and butterfly - but it looks perfect. You are a talented gal!!

  24. Hi Mona! When you get a chance, come over to my blog. I've given you an award!


  25. Hi Mona! What a wonderful color and you did a wonderful job of your daisies!!! What a difference a little paint can make and of course a little artistic talent ;) !! Have a wonderful Wednesday...Maura :)

  26. So pretty and I also love the rug!


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