Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chat Projects

A lot of things have been going on in the Chat House the year of 2012. I've been going "antiquing", web-surfing and browsing trying to finish my kitchen coffee displays. Chatty is re-doing the basement. She's making it more entertainment friendly. We've painted the deck. Mr. Chat finished the patio. I finally cleaned out my closets and dresser drawers. Mr. Chat just finished putting faux stone around the bar in the kitchen. I call it a bar for lack of a better name. It's a thing that sticks out from the wall at the end of our cabinet. We eat at it some times. I think it's too small to qualify as a bar. If I call it a bar, it makes it sound all fancy-schmancy. Which it's not. But calling it that "sticky-outie thing" sounds tacky. So until I can figure out the proper name for it, you'll have to put up with the bar reference. (Remember those last statements when we're finished and pictures are posted. You were forewarned. I did not mislead you).

This next week, if I get motivated enough, I want to paint the banisters on the front porch. We'll see. It takes me awhile to get started. Once I start, it doesn't take long. But I've noticed this year, ....if I take a break, it might be a week or two before I get back on the job. (Note to self:  NO BREAKS ALLOWED!!!!)

I guess my post is missing visual aids, huh? Our projects are far from being finished. But what is a story without pictures? I know! Let me introduce you to Chatty and some of what she's doing.

This is my daughter, Chatty

One of the walls displays Chatty is working on in the basement.

A start of another basement wall display.

Chatty found this table at an antique store for $5.00. She stained it. She bought a very cheap lamp at Wal-Mart, added material, buttons and lace. She glued sticks to an old coffee can, tied string around it and stuck some artificial flowers in them. I purchased the doily several months ago. All-in-all, this display probably cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $20.00 (more or less). the subject...Not a project. This is Chatty's purse and shoes. Just another dimension of her personality.

That concludes my Sunday update. I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday!!!!


  1. I love your chatty's personality and her interests. Love, chatty

    1. I find it interesting that our blogs are so similar. It's also a coincidence that I use your handle for reference to my daughter. Really, I'm not plagiarizing. I've called her that for 4 years. We must think along the same lines.

  2. Cute stuff! Can I borrow Chatty? I bought a $10 1920s end table with hopes of one day staining it. Then I remembered: I don't stain.


    1. We thought the same thing. I've always hated my kitchen cabinets but I was too cheap to buy new ones. I stained them. They look better than before so it was worth my time. Chatty figured if I could do it, she could. Now we're staining fools!

      Thanks for stopping by.