Friday, July 4, 2014

Grits Pudding....

This recipe is from Janet's Appalachian Kitchen

Grits Pudding

2 1/2 C. cooked grits, slightly cooled (warmed up leftovers work well)
2 C. hot milk
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 T. butter, melted
pinch of salt (only if not used when making the grits)

Prepare grits according to package directions, or slightly warm leftover grits. In a large bowl combine the grits, sugar, cinnamon and salt if using. Stir in the eggs, hot milk, butter and vanilla. Combine well. Pour into a lightly greased 9x10 baking dish or individual custard cups. Place the dish or custard cups into a larger dish and fill halfway with hot water. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes (full dish) or 40 minutes (custard cups). You can place under the broiler for a couple of minutes to add more color to the top if you like. This made 8 custard cups.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Back to work for me.....

Well I've gone back to work. My art and painting projects suffer but my soul is nourished. If some of you aren't aware I work with severely autistic children.....I will get back to painting soon I hope I'm just so slow to get back in the groove. I am so tired when I get home.
 Here is the dresser I was working on before
I went back to work. I did finish it...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Still at it....buying and painting.

I'm still at it. I am so slow I know. I have ordered the knobs and I finished the painting. Now I need to sand off some of the edges and wax it. It is turning out so beautiful. My mom is going to be happy.

                           I'm not even sure you can tell from this pic that it is a soft pink color
     Bought a wonderful old buffet today. The best one I have seen in awhile. I'll post soon.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

No more stripping.....

  In my last post I told you I had picked up my vintage buffet. A redo for myself. But I had a piece I had to finish first. Well here she is ready to paint. Ready as she'll ever be. Thank goodness for chalk paint. I don't think I could want to get anymore paint off this beauty. There are so many coats of paint. There was white , orange and a lime green. This thing must of been a hot mess in the 70s....kinda like me..

  I have not used chalk paint before (I'm a late bloomer) so I'm hoping all I hear is true and it will adhere to this piece. I'm going to give it an aged look so it need not be perfect. I love things when they are a little again. lol  OK you got me... maybe a lot imperfect.

 This is for my mom and it is going to be a very soft pink color. It is so her. She is such a girly girl...♥ Southern Belle...♥


Before the stripping.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Vintage Buffet.....

I finally picked her up. My new buffet. I've been looking for awhile to find a piece that was just the right size and look. So here she is. I've got a little work to do on it. The bottom of the drawer needs replacing and there is some veneer on the top missing too. Since I am going to paint it I think I will just fill in the missing veneer with some wood putty and sand it down.
 Now for the paint. I've been pondering that for some time and still not sure. I still need to paint my dining room too. I'm thinking maybe of going more coastal with blues and yellows. Oh if I only could decide.....It will come to me I'm sure but first I have to finish an antique dresser for my Mom. I'll post some photos of that when I get it off the work table to wipe it down.
 Until then happy painting..........

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Before and After table top...

If you've been following my blog you know I have been redoing some furniture for my niece and her husband and thier new home. You can see that here. After my brother her father sanded the top I got to work and painted it to mimic a dark wood grain. The former reddish stain would just not work for her style.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A furniture redo for ME....

 I have finished all my furniture project. Well almost need to retrieve a piece from my mom and do that for her. Need to do that while my hubby is on vacation so he can do all the heavy lifting (hehe).
 Then on to something for ME.... I found this piece on Craigs list on the west coast of fl. I'm on the east coast. So some dear friends of mine who live there picked it up for me. Thank you thank you.