Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Changes in the Master Bedroom...just a peek

 Hi there friends...
 I've been working on giving our master bedroom a new look. 
The biggest change is the new wall color...I went much lighter! I painted the room White Down by Ben. Moore. It's the same color I used a few months ago in our master bath.
Along with painting the walls I bit the bullet and painted my husbands highboy! 
I know a lot of you might think I'm crazy for doing this but I was tired of all the dark wood in here. My husband thought I was crazy when I first mentioned it to him being we paid a lot for this set but as you can see I was able to persuade him lol!
My dresser and a smaller chest still have the dark stain...I like the contrast of dark wood with painted pieces in a room.
 I used my two favorite Annie Sloan colors...Chateau Grey And Versailles.
Remember the Before...
 I started by painting the piece in Versailles.
 Then I added a coat of Chateau Grey...I wanted a layered look when I sanded it. 
I finished it off with both the clear and dark waxes.
I love how paint makes all the detail work pop!

Remember the oil painting I had in my living room leaning against the chippy shutters...I thought it would be perfect in here now...still loving it unframed.
 The painting wasn't enough on the wall so I added a roe antler above it.

I'm so happy with the changes being made in here!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 Thanksgiving Tablescape ~ Rustic Elegance

 Hi there friends...
I am honored to be one of the bloggers chosen by Sherry No Minimalist Here to participate in her Thanksgiving Vignette blog hop!!
I decided to put together a casual tablescape for Thanksgiving using everything I had on hand...
that even included the roses!
I shopped the house and grabbed things from different rooms...I even grabbed some of the baby boos I had in one of my lanterns outside.
I love how you can create something pretty without spending a dime!

I started by placing a piece of burlap on the table... instead of using one of my typical runners or tablecloths. 
 Then the layering began starting with my favorite chargers that I bought from Nell Hill's a few years ago.
I used my white everyday dishes...
pretty cloth napkins...
my small blue dishes...
and a baby boo pumpkin to complete the setting.

 I bought these blue and white dishes in Home Goods over the summer. 
They came as a set of how they all have a different pattern on them.
I pulled out my MIL silverware and tied them with a piece of ribbon...adding a little cheetah print is always fun!

My MIL is no longer with husband and I are very thankful to have this set!
I found this little brass tray at a flea market I frequent.
I love travels around the house quite a bit!

Aren't these roses pretty! 
The two toned ones are my favorite...the colors are perfect for Fall!
Who wants to come join me for lunch:-)

Just when I thought I took enough pictures the sun started to shine so brightly in one of the windows...I couldn't I took a few more ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by...and thank you Sherry for including me in this fun event!
 * Don't forget to go and check out what these fabulous bloggers created *




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Savvy Southern Style 
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

 Hi there friends...
I hope you all had a great weekend! 
 I'm so excited to be part of Sherry's 
No Minimalist Here Thanksgiving Vignettes 
Blog Hop this week!!
Here's a little peek at my
~ 2014 Thanksgiving Tablescape ~ 
 Head back here on Thursday to see more!
Here is a list of the fabulous bloggers I'll be joining...make sure you check them out I know you'll leave with tons of inspiration!!



Have a super week!!
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Turning a coffee table into an ottoman

 Hi there friends...
Today I'm showing you how I turned our family room coffee table into a very comfy ottoman!
After purchasing the new sofa I mentioned how I was on the hunt for a new coffee table...I was leaning towards an older piece. 
Then I started to think of maybe a large ottoman...much more comfy to put your feet up on and relax. 

Here's the before...
 Mom to the rescue again...she suggested this coffee table would be perfect to turn into an was just the right size!
And with help from my friend Linda that's exactly what we did!
 I decided to use the plaid fabric I used on some pillows in here. I sent Linda the measurements along with the fabric and she made this fabulous slipcover for it.
My mom and I added a 2inch foam piece to the top and then wrapped it with this quilted batting and stapled it to the table top. Then we wrapped the batting around the entire table and stapled that.
 When the slipcover came it fit perfectly!
 I love how she pleated the corners.
 I picked up a solid fabric for the pipping to break up the plaid.
Isn't this a sweet pillow...she made it using all the left over fabric...super talented I look forward to working with Linda again! 
 I'm so happy with the way this project turned out!!

 Here's a little peek at what I'm working on in the master bedroom.
  Hopefully I'll get the room painted on Monday!

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