A decorator in the making…

Saturday, my granddaughter and her “Pop” went to a local church that was sponsoring a bird house workshop for children…

A wonderful workshop to give children a venue to make something for mom on Mother’s Day….

“G” and “Pop” had a fun day….


“G” has her own set of tools…She and Pop do many projects together.

She is building a birdhouse for blue birds.


When they got home…they proceeded to paint the birdhouse.

…..with Annie Sloan of course!


…..and a little instruction from Pop!


In the meantime…..

…..I was working on a paint project at the same time.

An oak table that was looking very lonely in the attic

…..A thrifty find years ago for $25


But “G” was on a roll…with her paint brush


She loves to paint…

…..and she was doing a great job! Using Annie Sloan Country Grey



Then she moved on to making a handmade card for mom…supplies provided by my friend, Ms. D..a beautiful friend…


She’s a very serious crafter!


Her beautiful creation for mom…


The table painted by Miss “G” with a little help from Grandma…


It took the place of a vanity table in one of the guest bathrooms..

The Vanity table patiently awaits a for a “new home” in attic…


The next day..on Mother’s Day, I awoke, I found something a “little birdie” left…

The second birdhouse….the one that did not get painted on Saturday.

Miss “G” asked the kind people who were providing the bird house kits if she could have another one to make…

…..for her Grandma…(oh, sniff, sniff)….


Miss “G” only had time to paint one bird house…

…..as she quickly moved on to another project…So…

My sweet hubby got up very early, as always…

…..he painted the second birdhouse before I awoke….so I could find this special Mother’s Day gift….

And, he found the perfect card after they made the birdhouses!

…..a 3-D card with a birdhouse..so beautifully perfect!

It was a great Mother’s Day…

A perfect morning and then a fabulous afternoon with the family…

…..at a wonderful restaurant that was an old mill alongside a river…

…..Life is good!

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  1. The table came out great. I love the little pitcher and the vignette. Your granddaughter is very cute and very handy. I like her bluebird birdhouse she did a great job.


  2. Oh your granddaughter is so precious, and such a decorator in the making. Love the bird houses and what a sweet surprise for you. She did a magnificent job on the table too. Sounds like such a perfect day. Hugs, Marty

  3. It is good to start kids out on projects when they are young. Hopefully, your granddaughter’s cleverness will result in many wonderful surprises for you.

  4. Linda Miller says

    Great job Graylyn and Pop, too! Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day and your life is truly good.

  5. Awww this is so sweet!! “G” is precious and her smile is so cute! Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  6. How sweet that was! She did a good job! Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. pstandley says

    The time that Gray spends with you all will be something she remembers all of her life. she did a wonderful job on the birdhouse and the table. Wow, that is just beautiful. so creative.

  8. So cute her working Pop and then helping you. So good to use ASCP since she can’t mess that up.

  9. creativehome8 says

    How cute, Shirley! I think you have a little assistant there for your home decor and makeover projects!

  10. That is so sweet – both your granddaughter and husband. The table turned out lovely. I found you from Met Monday, and am a new follower. Looking forward to visiting.

  11. Wow! She was a busy little bee!!!! It’s great to get kids involved. They feel useful, they learn something, and the time spent together is priceless. Cool projects!

  12. I love the new set-up in the bathroom. It looks great and makes your huge guest bath look even bigger. Great idea!

  13. What a wonderful gift your granddaughter made for you! Priceless!

  14. Your granddaughter is precious! Love the table y’all painted and I adore the birdhouse. I’m so happy that you had such a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  15. Shirley Yay Your granddaughter is a doll in that cute apron, and wow Go Girl Power, with her own tool set! What a special day doing these projects for you and others Day. ( your Mr H is a keeper of course!)

    Art by Karena

  16. What a darling grandchild and sweet projects made, all on the same weekend. You are a lucky woman, but you already knew that, I’m sure.

  17. So sweet, I think you have a little decorator in training! Love the table makeover!

  18. oh your little granddaughter is a darling…as sweet as they come…could have been me….! I loved doing these kind of things, and my dad always was there to help me build and create and mom too…its awesome to see her so captured by the creative process. And what a sweet hubby you have and yes, a nice life!! so great~happy for you!!

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