Thursday, April 18, 2013

Just a Lil Something

 The wall over Mackenzie's bed has been bugging me since we finished her room. The plaque over her bed just wasn't still needed a lil something!
Hobby Lobby to the rescue! I picked up this frame and a small initial. The frame was white and I spray painted it pumpkin orange and the gold initial got a coat of black. All these colors are in her bedding.
 Here's a before...

Much better:)
Hope your all having a great week!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

French Ticking

 Happy Monday Friends!!
Has anyone seen the new french ticking curtains from Country Curtains...LOVE them!! They come in 4 different colors. I went with the green stripe for my living room but I love them so much I bought them for my dining room too in the red stripe. Have to wait a few weeks on those, they have to custom make them for me due to the long length that I need.

 Your only getting little peeks today...there's lots of changes going on in here. This is the room in my house that always stresses me out!
The curtains alone made a big difference. I love how they lightened up the space.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I love our visits!
The Doll's Tea Party at my kids school was a huge success YAY!! But I was a bad blogger and didn't have time to take any pictures:(
Hopefully my oldest did so I can show you.
Have a great week!



Monday, April 8, 2013

Taking a week off to host a Tea Party!

I'm taking the next week off...but before I get into that, I wanted to show you how pretty my tulips still look one week later. I wish I could make them last just like this.
Next Saturday my kids school is having a fundraiser that I'm in charge of. This is my second year running it. It's called a Doll's Tea Party. Every year we pick a different "location" to have it. Last year it fell on St. Patty's Day so the theme was a Doll's Tea Party in Ireland. In the past when others ran it they did Hawaii, Paris, & China. This year I decided to keep it local and do a day in 
The Big Apple!
It takes months of planning. There's the invitations, decorations, food for both the kids and a cafe for the adults, activities, vendors, even a raffle table with beautiful prizes like American Girl Doll's and accessories. It's a lot of fun...I love doing it!
It's going to be a crazy week getting all the last minute things done, so I won't be posting this week...but I'll definitely need my fix of you guys so I'll be checking in when I have a chance:)
Have a great week!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Meet Antoinette

 Meet Antoinette....
 I figured that would be a good name to call her since it's the color of the paint I used. I know I know real original LOL!
 Santa brought my youngest daughter Victoria a 20 in. flat screen tv for her room, and she has been waiting patiently(NOT) for mommy to find the perfect table to put it on. I found nothing that I liked so I was just going to buy a skirt and table from Ballard...until I remembered this little table I had in our storage room holding our fax/copier.
Here's the Before...
Much cuter now...don't ya think?

 I did a layered wash on all the beadboard panels using Annie Sloan's Antoinette, Old White and the original color of the cabinet too. I know this look isn't for everyone, but I love it. On this part I just used the clear wax.
Added these fun knobs I found in Hobby Lobby.

Now we have one very excited young girl :)

We had a few gorgeous days last week so I took that opportunity and painted outside...glad I did because it's cold again!!!

French Country Cottage
Jennifer Rizzo
Amaze Me Monday

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shine some light...

 It's no secret how much I love a pretty lamp! Today I'm joining Alison over at The Polohouse for her Favorites on the First party... I'll be showing you all some of my favorite lamps.
Let's start with this little Stiffel lamp I have in my living room.
 These next two were found in Home Goods. 
 I just changed the shade on this one to a burlap one from Pottery Barn.
 My mom bought this floor lamp for me when we moved into this house.
  I love the pretty details on this lamp.
Bought this little cutie on Amazon.
Another Home Goods find!
And finally these lamps in my bedroom that I was about to get rid of until I added the new burlap I love them!
Well, those were my favorites...can't wait to see yours!!

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