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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Check out these Garden PEEPS!
So you wonder where do I get all my energy and creativity from? Well It is genetics baby! I mentioned to you long ago, I recall my Mom changing curtains, place mats, rugs and everything else she could under the sun! My sister was not passed down this gene...however she is very bright and is has creative thoughts I must
say. She always adds a good idea to the mix. I thought I would share some of the things my Mom has been doing lately. I just thought this was so clever, and you too can do the same.

She painted her plain ole garden girl! Look what else she did to her garden peeps.....
Well he just think he is all that now doesn't he? Well he is now...

And that little garden girl is looking all purty too....she is checking him out! "Mom are you starting an outdoor garden dating site"?

WeLL I just thought this was great inspiration for your plain ole garden statues. Have a wonderful Sunday. I am enjoying my sister, Phil and Gracie's visit so much!~They came in Friday and leave tomorrow.:(



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Blogger Kat said...

How cute is that? You crack me up, garden statue dating service LOL. Hope you have a fun visit with your family.

August 15, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Oh Debbie! They turned out just great! Love it! Much more interesting for sure. Their too young for dating...just puppy love!

August 15, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Debbie,

That is a great metamorphose... Well done job by your Mom. Love the garden-dating-service. Where did you inherit that humor from?!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


August 15, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Cow!! I never would have thought of that, how cute!!!

August 15, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Way to spice up a garden statue! Way to go Debbie's mom!!!

August 15, 2010 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I love it. What fun! I have two giant mice that I keep out on my front porch. They get a new paint job about every other year. Sure makes a difference!

August 15, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Thank God for your mom-COLOR!!!! I love the stuff Linda does, she always has HAPPY stuff going on :)

August 15, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how cute. I don't know that I can paint that well, but your mom's are just fabulous. What a great idea. Hugs, Marty

August 15, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, these are darling! And I was just about to ask you what vitamins you take because you seem to be the energizer bunny! But you can't help it, it's passed on! Shoot! I need some more energy!! :)
Thanks so much for popping in to see my little tiny kitchen! Love your visits.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

August 15, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, those are just too cute for words. I did not know your mom was so artistic. She made those look so much better!!

August 15, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

those figures are so cute. i think i got my creativity from my aunt, my mum is very practical as are my sisters, but like your sisters they have so many qualities, that i dont possess

August 15, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

They look so cute & so much better. It's amazing what paint can do.

August 15, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Eve said...

So thats where you got your talent from! :D

Your mom's other kids are adorable :D Could you give a clue about what type of paint or glaze she used?

Have a good time yall!

August 15, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
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August 15, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger SparkleFarkel said...

(Wow. sorry about all my deleted comments. I kept spelling my name wrong. Can't have that! LOL!)

I love the way your mom's garden "grows"! (When someone paint-gardens this splendidly, what colour does that make her thumb? Truly, it's gotta be more than the typical green!)

The first statue pictured reminds me of the effect one gets when they hand-watercolor a black and white photograph. Very beautiful indeedy, Debbie's Mom!


P.S. Although I'm still brainstorming for B&A Wednesday, I'm still planning to make it a go. See you then!

August 15, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Oh they are just precious lil' garden people Debbie!

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

August 15, 2010 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! Soooooo beautifully painted! Your Mom is brilliant! genetics are awesome!

August 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

No wonder you are so talented, Debbie. You took after your mom. I wonder if you know what type of paint is used to paint on glass bottles. I am opening a store downtown, just a room inside a store and I would like to paint on my many bottles and sell them too...Christine

August 15, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well those garden statues are just a canvas waiting to be painted! I have a fairy out there that better run tonight as the paint brush is coming. I have something posted that would work for your b4 and after this Wed. Hope I can remember? Questionable.


August 15, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Together We Save said...

Wow - these are so cute!!

August 15, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

They look much better after she painted them...the desire to repaint everything must be genetic!!

August 15, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

You know what I think of your mom!! I already know how creative she is, but she is also the sweetest thing ever:-) She is always so thoughtful and sweet, and always has great tips. But you already know all that!! She is a doll. I think she needs to start her own blog!

August 15, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

Very cute transformation. I was thinking of painting one of my garden gals and you have inspired me to get painting. Thanks for sharing.

August 16, 2010 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Very cute. I wish I had the crafty genes in my family.

August 16, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger linda said...

omgosh i thought it was the top of a monkeys head at first lol:)had no idea you took my pics off facebook page .But anyhow thank you all for the sweet comments .Well for those that want to know how i did it i used craft paint.I did blend colors to make what colors i wanted to do the distressed part on the boy i dry brushed over with watered down white paint.To do the little girl on the fountian i watered the pinks and greens to look like water color .Then i spraid clear paint a little heaver on her to give her a glazed look.Iam working on another little girl on a bench with her cat in a basket she will look like water color also .Mabey Debbie will take that of my facebook lol.I see why Debbie loves bloging you gals are oh so sweet thanks again.Love you Deb xxxooo

August 16, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

What a Great idea to livin those garden pieces up! Those things are on clearance some places now, so I'll have to start looking. Since I haven't sold my house yet I decided to start working on it again. What the heck, enjoy it while I have it & I can take most of my decorations to the next house.
Your ideas are so easy and fun. I see these post and actually think 'I can do that!' :-)

Thanks for always sharing, Debbie!
What a great friend you are! :-)

August 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger said...

Your mom did a great job! She really brought life to those kids :) Too cute.

August 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute - Your Mom did a great job on them. Thanks for your compliment on the jewelry.
Stay cool.

August 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Debbie!

Oh how cute! your mom reminds me of my mom. If she can paint it, she will! I love it!

August 16, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Vaughnde said...

These are CUTE! I realized right away your mom was using ceramic paints. See, My mom did ceramics when I was growing up and I helped paint some of them. Unfortunatly I cannot do painting anymore...the smells really give me massive headaches. If there is ever a no VOC or low VOC paint for ceramics, metals and suchlike I'd love to know it! Otherwise its a mask on my face for me :(

Anyhow...forgive me for rambling on...I think these garden Peeps are just the Bees Knees!

August 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

Thats so cool that your mom has taught you all this creativeness (lol). Sometimes color is better than neutral. I can recall the same memories, my husband now makes fun of me because I change things around so often according to the month, the upcoming holiday or just for the heck of it. I definately inherited the themed christmas tree decor gene. My husband hates

August 16, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your mom did a great job. Painting them gave them so much more character. I know your glad you got the high energy gene. I'm sure you two have a ball together!

August 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi. I am a new follower. I love your you tube video! Your site is so neat. I really enjoy seeing your creativity. You have a handsome family, too. =0)

I hope you have a wonderful day filled with Joy.

August 20, 2010 at 2:01 AM  

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