Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm on a roll...

Hi Everyone!


For the past few days I've been busy creating, sewing, gluing, painting and redecorating...

And today I wanted to show you, my sweet blogging friends, a little bit of what I've been up to.


I redecorated the "sideboard wall" in our petite living...It's the wall opposite our fireplace.

I created the music sheet wall art out of vintage music sheets and the old frame that was already there. Oh and I printed our initial and a very chic decorative design on one of the sheets and placed it in the center.

Here's a closer look at my very simple Spring/Easter vignette.


Yesterday I sewed these cute little pleated ruffled lampshades. Oh and there was some gluing involved too :-)

(I'll let you in on a little secret. Do you see that green thing in the picture above, on the far right? Well it was a thrift store find for an awesome deal...AND THERE WERE TWO OF THEM!...I'm still working on those...All I can say is I'll be doing a lot more sewing...Stay tune.)

And finally, here is the painting part. The sideboard top use to be a pale honey finish, but not anymore. Can you believe I got this beautiful darker color just by using antique glaze? (If you want to see what it look like before, click here.)

Thank you for stopping by.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit.



Hugs and Kisses,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Finished Project and Spring Mantel

Hi Everyone...

My thrift store framed mirror makeover is done.


If you haven't seen the before picture or have but want to see it again, just run your mouse over the picture above. (Pretty neat huh?)

It just took a little white paint and some antiquing glaze, and...

Voila, I have a brand new mantel mirror!

And since I cleared everything from the mantel to put my mirror up (Didn't want to knock anything down) I decided to go ahead and redo my mantel for Spring/Easter...Do you wanna take a closer look?






So what do you think?


Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.
Your company always brightens my day.



Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time to start on a new project.

But which project should I work on next? I know! How about this beautiful framed beveled mirror I picked up for a steal at a thrift store?

Just look at the beautiful corner detail...And it's solid wood.

Oh, but you do know it won't be staying like this. You know I'll be painting this puppy WHITE! Of course... Hee, hee, hee.

Just wanted to give you a little sneak peek. As soon as I'm done I will share some "AFTER" pictures with you.


Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.
Hope you are having a beautifully creative week.



Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A childhood dream come true....

When I was a little girl, one of my grandmother's sisters use to craft these cute little chairs out of tin cans. I just thought they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen in my life. Secretly I would dream that one day I would own one of these precious little chairs. I'd always hope that she would see in my little girl eyes just how much I loved and wanted one and that she would give me one...But sadly that never happened.

Isn't it amazing the things/memories we hold on to? But don't be sad for me, there is a happy ending to this story. After 38+ years, my little girl dream of owning one of these cute little chairs has come true... and at a thrift store, of all places. Look what I found.

38+ years later and I still think they are beautiful...Such a sweet craft.


I ♥ Thrift stores....Truly, magical places where dreams can come true...Hee, hee, hee. Never know what treasures await you at a thrift store.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
I always enjoy the company.



Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!


Wishing everyone a very

Happy Valentine's Day!





Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, February 13, 2012

How do you know...

You're in Love?


Well I've heard it been said that....


♫ If the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's...♫

But for me, I knew I was in love when....

♫ Birds suddenly appeared every time he was near ♫ :-)

How about you?
How did you know you were in Love?

Valentine's Day is tomorrow...Yay!



Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WAGI!

What A Great Idea!

Do you suffer from tangled-messy-corditis like I do? Well, the other day while surfing the net, I came across a great remedy I mean solution...

According to the instructions you'll need paper, double-sided tape, scissors and some empty t.p. rolls. (Since I used leftover contact paper I really didn't need the tape.)

Then you measure, cut, roll and....


Voila! In a matter of minutes pretty little cord cozies :-)

You can also use them to keep your appliance cords nice and neat. What do you think...W.A.G.I. right?

(If you would like the full instructions on how to make these cuties just click here.)


Thank you for stopping by today.



Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February!

I can't believe it's February already....You know what that means?

A certain little someone will be very busy....

Don't think he knows it's already February though...Just sitting around day dreaming...Hurry little cupid there is so much to do.

Pretty little heart shaped cushions to make for the sweet heart swap....

May be dusting off some arrows and some target practice?

It's the month of AMORE...And a lot of people are counting on you...So please hurry and get ready...


Wishing everyone a wonderful

FEBRUARY!

Thought it would be fun to link this post to
Seasonal Sundays over at The Tablescaper.
Click here to join in the fun.
Thanks for the invitation Tablescaper.


Hugs and Kisses,