Have you been following the Hometalk Thrift Benefit For Sheltered Animals Blog Tour??? Today is my lucky day to be a part of this fabulous blog tour.
The Hometalk Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals Blog Tour started Monday, October 14 and goes through Friday the 18. Here’s a chance to meet new bloggers and many of their animal family members, get creative ideas from thrift shop finds, or read about the wonderful animals that share our journey.
I am happy to be a part of this project. And also to share my dog ownership story and the FULL Blog Tour excitement.
I have a lot to share today, so let’s get started!!
Years ago we went to visit Hubby’s cousin. They had the most beautiful dog. I had never seen an Airdale Terrier before. She was SO sweet. I feel in love with this breed.
The Airedale has a sweet disposition, but when challenged, is not afraid to stand up for himself. Obedience training is important for these quick learners, but make sure to keep it interesting – they can get bored easily! They also thrive with daily exercise.
Cinnamon won my heart the first time I laid eyes on her. She was 4 yrs old and our friends had 3 Airdales. They saw how much I loved Cinnamon and offered to let us have her!! She was the SWEETEST dog. She loved our younger kids, just like Lacy loved the older kids. Taking her for walks and playing with her was a really treasured time.
We had other dogs as well. We took our kids to animals shelters to choose THE dog for them. We had Dude, Edipus Rex, Tex, Maggy and Betsy. Sweet, loving and great family dogs!!
Did you know that this month is Happy Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?? How fun would it be to grab the kiddos and go “dog hunting” at your local shelter?? Our family dogs are still talked about with fondness and heart felt love.
If my community had a thrift store that donated to an animal shelter, I would be sure to shop there.
We all know how much I love to shop at thrift stores. And a few days ago I shared one of my favorite thrift finds and makeovers
My Thrifted and painted finds so far:
Yahoo!! I know! What a deal and a steal, right? Well, I have been working on these for the past few weeks. I am still not done, but I wanted to share a little bit of my progress so far.
Here are my thrifted chairs today. I decided to paint the main color Ancient Gray from Ace Hardware. The accent color is from Valspar and called Antique Coral. I am showing you the opposite of each chair so you can see how the front and back look.
I liked the look of dipped furniture legs, don’t you? The coral blends so well with the gray.
Again the front and back. Each chair is painted exactly the same. I painted the seat base gray and the rim of the chair with coral for more detail.
The table is painted, but it is still a work in progress. But, here is a sneak peek, just for the blog tour…
After painting the table Antique Gray, I broke some thrifted plates I decided to make a mosaic top for our table.
This is still in the beginning stages. And I have never done this before. But, it is coming along quite nice.
Hubby did tile for years and is going to show me how to grout and finish the edges. I am so excited!
More pictures to come later, but soon..
Please join my blogging friends and Hometalk for the full tour:
Here is the schedule.
Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to follow the Hometalk Thrift Benefit Blog Tour For Sheltered Animals. It is not to be missed.
Make it a fabulous day!!