Saturday, January 28, 2012

a little change

  I made a little change to the shelf in my powder room. I had found these two mercury glass pieces in Home Goods over the summer and had planned on using them in the master bath. Well that didn't happen and they wound up in my closet until now.

 This is what the shelf looked like before. It actually has been this way since we redid the bathroom almost 2 years ago. So it was definitely ready for a little change!

 I was playing around in Picnik with these adding some texture and think they look kind of cool, especially if they were in a matte finish.

Maybe I'll frame them. I don't know what I am going to do when Google drops Picnik!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


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Monday, January 23, 2012

Trash to Treasure

 My mom was cleaning out one of her closets and found this little stool. She forgot she even had it and was going to throw it out. Well I couldn't have that, so I saved it and gave it new life!

 So what do you think? I know it seems like all my posts lately  have been about something in my living room. I promise this is it (for now that is ;)!!
                           Have a great week!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another great Linky Party!

Just wanted to let you guy's know about another great linky party hosted by Ann over at Stylish once Again called Restyled Sundays! I know how all you guy's like to party and see a good makeover, so head on over and join in on the fun!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

~The Vignette~

In my last post I showed you the makeover I did on the $20 garage sale chest I bought. Now for the vignette that sits on top of it.

 I made another book bundle that I tea stained and tied with twine and placed my small lamp on it for a little height and added a few twig balls. I find myself adding a lot more natural elements around the house and in vignettes.

 A night shot.

Added small apples in this antique soup mug that my mom gave me (or should I say begged her for;)

 This little book has always been my favorite. I love how old and worn it is.

  A new vignette for a new piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And the WINNER is.........

 The winner of my wire cloche giveaway is #106 Terry from the blog Forever Decorating!! CONGRATS to Terry!! 
A Big thank you to all of you for entering and supporting my blog! You guys are the BEST!!

 Terry e-mail your info and I'll get this sent out to you ASAP!

A New Look for an Old Piece

This is the piece that I gave you guy's a little peak of in my last post. I found this at a garage sale right before Christmas on my way to drop Toby off at the groomers. The man sold it to me for $20! It's been sitting in our garage ever since (way to dirty to bring in the house)!! So after deciding on the perfect color I got to it, and I have to say I love how it turned out and love this color. AS Aubusson Blue.

Here's a Before after I washed the whole thing down with Murphy 's Oil soap. The chest was missing one of the handles on the top so I removed them both, filled in the holes and added two new knobs. I really think my hubby thought I was losing it when I brought this one home;)

And here's the after. I love the patina the dark wax adds!

The draws where pretty plain so I glued these appliques on them.

I love the look it added.

Decided to leave the top part stained.

Original hardware just cleaned it up a bit.

One more before and after, I just love how this piece turned out!

I'll be back with another post to show you the vignette.

After working on this piece most of Saturday, here is what I found when I walked into the family room.
                  I guess Victoria got tired of waiting for her mama!

      * My GIVEAWAY ends tonight at midnight*

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Table #2 Done!

 Table #2 complete, another project crossed off the never ending to do list! This is another table I purchased from the Bombay store years ago . I gave it the same paint treatment using AS French Linen as my other little accent table you can see HERE.

 My mom gave me this cute little bunny years ago.

 Yes I still have a poinsettia in here. I can't bear to throw it out when it is still thriving. Love the sun's reflection in this shot.

 Here is a little peak of what I am working on this weekend. It's been sitting in our garage since before Christmas. I was deciding on a paint color.

 As always, thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time out to visit me and leave such sweet comments!
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