Ever had a fireplace that needed a little TLC and perhaps a smidgeon of elbow grease! 

gross fireplace before

All you need is high temperature spray paint!  Yep, that’s all it  takes to turn your tired fireplace into this:

fireplace after

Back to our regularly scheduled program…

it was close…but only 3 entries had all 6 galvanized items correct!

Although several of the squirrel quotes were downright funny!

For the religious minded…”Holy Moly thank you for the nuts Lord!”

“We bow to you ol’ Great Acorn Tree!”  or “We bring you offerings of nuts!”

or how about favorites from literature…

from Oliver Twist “Please, sir, may we have some more?”

or The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe “Any time, Aslan!”

They all cracked me up…thanks for the grins…

okay drumroll please…

is…. drum roll please…

The three entries for the drawing are….

  1. Cecilia
  2. Sondra
  3. Quiltcoach

We wrote the names on paper and put them in this: (of course, hee hee)

drawing 001 and then she drew the winning name…

drawing 002

drawing 005

YAY for CECELIA!!!!!  Just e-mail me at foundinhisgrace@aol.com and I will send you the $25 Pottery Barn gift certificate!  Whoot!  Whoot!

Thank you everyone for your fun participation…mom and J.E. yours were hilarious…

Here’s what the galvanized sheets will look like in their new home…my sil brought it out today!!!!

above the sink…

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in the kickplate

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Whoot!  Whoot!  Thank you SIL, thank you SIL’s dad!!!

We also did the following things today…

finish washing Bessie…

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Much cleaner!  A little bleach will finish it off!

We also mowed and moved a little wall and finished some more flooring:

jacobs room

I even figured out some of the “odd” cuts myself…I’m proud of me, I didn’t think I could do it!  Well, not without paper and making a template and recutting a zillion times…

While we were out, we had three showings we didn’t know we were going to have at the in-town house…

THANK YOU, LORD!!!!  Please bring a buyer in Your perfect timing!

Joining Gina at

and Kimba with lots of others ladies at