Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 year in review~paint projects

Hi friends.....
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are rested up! I spent all day yesterday in my pjs doing nothing :) 
I put together a year in review of some of my favorite paint makeovers of 2012. Let's take a look...

 First up, the clock in my living room going from traditional...
... too country french.
  The table makeover I did for my sweet cousin.
 My tag sale chest makeover in AS Aubusson blue.
 The little chest in my foyer went from looking like this...
 to this...
 This little tea table my mom gave me was a dark mahogany, using Annie Sloan Arles...
 it now looks like this...
 This next table had a few different looks.
 After, using AS Old White.
 After after, adding AS Coco and a heavy distressing.

 This white shelf in my powder room got a new look too...
Painting it black really made it pop in this space. Sometimes it's the little changes that I love the best!
A little change that I'm so happy I made was repainting this frame on my mantel. When I look back at this one, I think to myself what was I thinking!?!
 Annie Sloan to the rescue! So much better!!
The last piece I did this year is one of my favorites!! My Craigslist desk makeover.
 This was also my first time trying Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint. I used Luckeets Green.
 Love this piece!
  Well that wraps up my 2012 year in review favorite paint projects!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

French Country Cottage
 My Romantic Home
Southern Hospitality
At The Picket Fence 
Savvy Southern Style 
No Minimalist Here
Miss Mustard Seed 

Monday, December 24, 2012

~Merry Christmas~

 From our house to yours...
 ...wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!


Friday, December 21, 2012

The Breakfast Area dressed for Christmas

 I can't believe Christmas is just a few days away, I still have so much to do!! I haven't even begun to start my baking, I better get movin!
Here's our breakfast area dressed up for Christmas...
 For my centerpiece I simply used some greens and a red poinsettia and placed them in this antique pot that I've had for years. The plaid placemats I just picked up in HomeGoods.
 Added some greenery and ribbon to the light fixture for a festive touch.
 And here's my kitchen tree...
 I just wrapped some berry and twig garland around it to fill it out and made a simple bow for the top(using my favorite ribbon!)
  Thanks so much for stopping by! I know you all must be super busy too! 
Are you all ready for Christmas?!?
At The Picket Fence
French Country Cottage 
Savvy Southern Style 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tabletop tree~Christmas touches in the Living Room

Hi Friends,
I missed you guys!! We had guests staying with us the last few days, my cousins from Canada. We had such a nice visit. 
  I always put a little tree in our living room, on this table. This year I went with a real one that I found at the supermarket for $20.

 I found this little needlepoint pillow last year at a local antique shop.


 Fridays tragedy hit so close to home. We're only  30 mins. from Newtown, Connecticut.
 I can't stop thinking about all the families that lost loved ones and those little angels that were taken from this world way too soon! My son's teacher lost her sister-in-law that day, she was one of the teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary. She was married and a mother of  four. Please continue to keep these families in your prayers, they need our prayers more then ever!

Savvy Southern Style


Thursday, December 13, 2012

~A Sweet Surprise~

 Didn't have such a great week last week. Toby's back issue flared up and with him being 15 years old we didn't know what the outcome would be.  He spent 2 full days at the vet on IV pain meds, (there was a lot of crying going on here!)
After leaving the vet's office on Thursday I came home and found a little surprise waiting for me. This sweet stocking made by Linda over at White Weathered Hutch with a little note wishing me a Merry Christmas!
 Isn't it so cute, it smells good too! Linda added cinnamon potpourri inside it. 
I knew right away where I was placing it!
Having started this blog has introduced me to so many new and wonderful friends, that I am so thankful for!
Thank you Linda for this sweet surprise, I love it!!

 The IV meds worked wonders on Toby and he's back to feeling good!! With him having a bulging disk we just have to watch he don't over do it (he still thinks he's a pup!)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Where the idea came from...

 Happy Monday friends!
 I'm joining Debbie's Holiday Knockoff Decor Party today. I'm sharing where I got the inspiration to do this years Christmas mantel.
Here's the image I found over at BHG, I loved this look!
In mine I used a real wreath and I wanted to add a few pops of red.

 BHG inspiration photo...
my copy...

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super week!



Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 Christmas Mantel and Family Room Tree

 I went with a whole new look on the mantel this year. I usually always put my Santa painting which you can see here on the mantel.
Another change this year is I used a lot more live greenery, the house smells so good! Let's take a look...

I bought the frame in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago when they were on sale for 50% off and tied a real wreath to it, my mom made the bow for me. I also poked two berry picks in there for a pop of red. The ribbon I bought in AC Moore craft store.

Added an old fashion Santa that I had for years, along with real garland and a few faux Christmas trees.

This is the first year we've had a real tree in here, I love it! Think we just started a new tradition!
It's an 8ft. fraser fir.

A little peek looking in from the breakfast area.
I'm so happy with the way this room turned out! Thanks so much for stopping by!


No Minimalist Here
French Country Cottage
At The Picket Fence
My Romantic Home
Savvy Southern Style 
The Everyday Home

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