Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Most of you agreed that this little white (previously black and very badly chipped) mailbox, should be red..and so it is~!  What do you think?

The real test was Howard..but there was a hitch here.
~Quick little story~
I painted it yesterday afternoon..and just as I began to spray it...an evening breeze came..I wasn't too worried as it wasn't too strong..and I was nearly finished..it only took a minute or so..then I did a second coat about 45 minutes later, and went inside. 
The breezes kick up..and when I came out the plastic had blown over the mail box..messing up my wet paint.  Being of a patient nature...(since living with patient husband!) ..I called him and asked him to help me carry little red mailbox on the plastic sheeting, into the garage out of the evening breeze for repairs...which was done. 

Closing the garage door, we retired into the little red trimmed house for the evening.. :)  (sorry, I'm getting carried away here!) 

(pauses for a bite of cake and sip of coffee....)  :)

...and so early this morning, which is so like him...I heard the sounds of what sounded like little red mailbox being installed back to it original place..and expected sweet husband to be all smiles when I got up..waiting for me to discover what he had done....  but nothing.    Strange thought I....
...and went to investigate.    I didn't take any photo's..because he was upset..but..the flap on the top of the mailbox was...a total mess...and the paint all mess up and ruined.  I immediately knew what had happened.
The wind had marred it up the night before and I just hadn't noticed the top of the lid as it was open.....not a problem...I would respray it...

I went in to say good morning and tell him thank you for installing it..but that the lid would have to be repainted.
The poor man looked SO woebegone!  I asked what was wrong and he said "I'm so sorry!  I messed up your mailbox while putting it back on the wall." ..and I said.. "Sweetie, YOU didn't do that to the lid.  It was done last night.  Couldn't you tell it was smeared paint?"  He said.."Are you sure?  I thought I had done it while trying to get it back in place..." 
So out he went, took it down and the part I had not noticed the night before got repainted! 
The end. :)

I LOVE happy endings..don't you?

I also wanted to tell you that Mellodee at "Mellodee's Musings" suggested I recover the seats of the wicker chairs in something with red.....so off I went for new material yesterday.  The check will be the cording...  Can you believe the "JoAnne's"  is closing here in Riverside and I got all that material for $22.00?  Yep!  That Mellodee is so smart!

Yeah...I KNOW!  Such a deal!  Six yards of the floral..and about 3 yards of the check...plus the cording!
  I was in material heaven!  Originally it was $9.99 per yard.

No..I don't sew..but sew what! :)  I can try for that price!  I mean I used to...sew .. 

Hugs and love..


Debby said...

Your husband sounds like a Sweetie. Cute story and red for Valentines Day.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

You're such a sweetheart Mona! Your husband is too! I love the red trim and accessories on your home...and the mailbox is so pretty. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Marigene said...

The mailbox looks so nice done in red...your husband must have the patience of Job! Love the materials you chose for the cushions, can't wait to see them made up.

Kammy said...

Love your bits of red Mona ! I also adore that fabric !

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Red makes me smile!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a sweetie your husband is! Love all your new red touches.

Shelia said...

Hi Mona! Oh, Yay! You painted your little mail box red! It looks wonderful and no one would ever know it had had a messed up lid! Oh, your little hubby is so sensitive and sweet!
Love your new fabrics. Can't wait to see everything!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Mona Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share this evening. I love, love this red mailbox on your house. It really pops on that wall, along with that little red chair. Oh I love, LOVE it.

I can't wait to see the cushions when you get done with them, and my gosh what a bargain on that fabric. It's ashame your store is going to be closing though. I would be lost without my JoAnns fabric store.

Have a glorious Wednesday sweetie. Can't wait to see everything finished, and your husband? He reminds me of mine. He is just the exact same.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Mellodee said...

Hi Mona, It's going to look soooo great when it's all done! Love the fabrics. Looks like you might have enough of the check to make 2 small roll or rectangular pillows to accent the cording on the larger cushion. (This is why my hubby hates it when I get an idea for HIM to make or change something. It's NEVER just one thing!! One idea, turns into 5 and it becomes a major project!!) Anyway, I do think a little red check pillow would look great! (Good for your back too!) What do you think?

Thanks for the mention!! I always have lots of ideas, just no skills to make them happen myself!

(Do not worry if you don't do it, it's just an idea....I won't take it personally! lol!)

Createology said...

Red is such a cheery/cherry color and your little mailbox is perfect. The fabric will be fabulous on your chairs. Happy February Hearts...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a sweetie your guy is Mona..Len would be killing me ha ha!! I don't sew either any more can't see to thread my needle ha ha!! ove ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Out of My Mind said...

I love it. The red is perfect! kt

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

The mailbox looks perfect in red and I love the happy ending Mona!
Plus I love the material, what a deal!

Desiree said...

What a LOVELY story, Mona - and I just loved the way you stopped midway for your sip of coffee and bite of cake :)

What a dear, sweet, special man your husband is, but then, what a dear, sweet, special lady his wife is!!

I LOVE your little postbox & it looks marvellous painted red. Your porch is looking wonderful and, with the new, red, checkered cushion covers, it's going to reach designer levels! You can both be justifiably proud of what you've done with your home. It really is an asset and is clearly well-loved and treasured.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love your red mailbox. I have an old iron black on the side of my Cape house. I love them!

Gail said...

Although I said nothing, I knew that mail box would soon be red.

Looks good!

Your hubby is a keeper.

The Bear's Blog said...

You two are so precious. You are a dear friend, and I am truly blessed. And I had been so hesitant to start Blogging....silly me.

Heaps of Hugs

Prudence sends her love and says she will be Blogging again on February 18th IF she can stay out of trouble. (o: I have my doubts.

Marydon said...

G'morn, Mona ~ I love the mailbox ... everything is so warm & inviting ... now to see that fabulous fabric on those chairs. You have done a beautiful job redoing everything, Mona ...

Have a beautiful dy ~
Hugs, Marydon

Nezzy said...

I just love both the red mailbox and your sweet story that went with it. Oh Mona, your little red cottage is gonna be almost a cute as you and the darlin' hubby of yours!!!

I can't wait to see your pretty cushions all made up. I knew this project was gonna be great when ya started it. :o)

God bless you beautiful Mona and have the best day!!!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

You have painted that mailbox in just the right kind of red :-)

I can understand how Your husband must have felt when he thought he destroyed that paint :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

Rita said...

I want a little red mailbox just like yours. Lucky you to have such a great guy; I am also blessed with someone who cares. And your posts tell us how very much you appreciate.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rita..my appreciation is beyond what anyone can even imagine! Thank you for noticing though. :) He is a precious human being..dear to everyone who knows him.

Stella said...

Your mailbox looks so regal in red. What a sweetheart of a husband you have. Love the material but no Joann's.

Darla said...

Love the merlot red..I have it all through my house..although I love chippy paint..adds character and looks like it has been there a while.

CHERI said...

That sweet man deserves a big hug and kiss:) Love the red mailbox now.

Nana said...

I LOVE the red!!! And, your husband is a sweetie like mine.

Snappy Di said...

The cake looks delicious. I have been doing my darnedest to polish off the last of my birthday cake... I LOVE CAKE!!!