Friday, April 22, 2011

Home Decor Blog Hop April 22-24 Hosted by Faith

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. The list of participants below are here to celebrate Home Decor with good friends.  This hop is hosted by Faith. The theme of Faith's is that you can use it in your home. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at Faith:  If you have just left Kathy: than you are in the right place Denise Once you leave my blog you will be going to Bonita Rose will be opportunities to win some blog candy and get lots of ideas!  So sit back, and enjoy the hop! 

If you would like to participate in the blog candy giveaway, please post a comment and become a follower of my blog. If you are already a follower, please mention that in your comments. Also to everyone that leaves a comment, please leave your name and email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. Thank you and have a great time.

This home decor item I am posting is actually like an old fashioned school desk. The lid lifts up and it has a place just above the bears to place your pencils or crayons. I purchased the wooden box, sanded it, stained it, I have to outline the template on the item and trace it out so you can go back and start the process and after all that I can than start to tole paint the bears on the front. I sit back and look at how I originally started this craft but stopped a while ago. If you could see the first piece I have done you will notice how far I am come in tole painting. I know there are many of you that know how to tole paint, I just thought I would give a little lesson on how this process is done for those that don't know. Enjoy

If anyone has a problem with the link or don't know where to start, you will start at Faith's link at


  1. Dee, this is a lovely piece. Is it a table top desk? I do not know what tole painting is. I am impressed at your painting skills! Wonderful.

  2. WOW i love your project and your painting is superb. thanks for sharing

  3. Beautiful job. My roots are in painting before I discovered paper crafts. Your bears are wonderful.

  4. This is great----makes me want to paint more---I am glad I got to be in this hop with you.
    Hugs, Anita

  5. Dee...this is so cute...and an old school desk to boot...I love it!

  6. wow, so beautiful! I love bears, you are talented!

  7. beautiful - tole painting is def something I cannot do. It's beautiful!!!
    became follower yesterday with the butterfly hop.

  8. your project is so so beautiful! Great being in this hop with you! xo hugs

  9. What a cute desk idea...i love the antique look..thank you for sharing...Christy

  10. That is a super cute project!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  11. Your bears are adorable. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  12. Wow, wonderful. I like the aged idea

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

  13. Cute idea! I'd never heard of Tole painting...not that I have any talent in painting whatsoever! LOL!! It is beautiful to admire tho!

    I'm a new follower...and love your work!

  14. VERY CUTE!!!!!!!

  15. I am your newest follower too.... this is a really cool project... love your work.
    Thanks for the chance to win too
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    I would love it if you would also visit my blog too

  16. Very nice.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  17. So cute,love antiques,Those school desk are very cute, adding extra cute! I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  18. really really cute! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog, new follower!

    hopping along!

    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

  19. Gosh that is amazing. You did a fab job with it. Your stippling the animals is great.
    Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  20. It's beautiful!!! The bears are adorable!! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  21. What a fantastic idea. We have one of these older school desks out in our garage... I might just have to bring it in!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  22. Dee
    I LOVE it! This is a great country accent to add to your home!
    Already a follower of your blog
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

  23. Awesome job painting the cute bears on your desk. I am a follower.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  24. This is awesome!!! I have never tried tole painting so I'm no judge where that's concerned but I think it's lovely. I'm already a follower.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com