Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I like the pink the umbrella

That's what the cute, little Girl Scout said yesterday when she delivered
my bounty of GS cookies!

I've had this picture forever
in my idea folder: Things to Make

It's from Midwest Living ~
here's their link

I found the green Totes umbrella at Target

The pink tulips & ribbon are from Michaels.

My first attempt, I stuffed the 3 front sleeves of the umbrella with
tissue paper - however, it looked like a puffy down jacket.

So then I made 3 cones out of brown paper and
slid them in and it worked out great!

I got these two green "orbs" from Hobby Lobby,
they're with Spring Garden items.

They fit perfectly on top of the cones

Added the tulips, hot glued the nest and eggs - it was easy!

I'm so thrilled with this, and I like the pink flowers too!

We all can use a little Spring these days!

 Now, I really want to paint our front door yellow!

 Happy Leap Day!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Snow day ~ white day

It was a white day here yesterday...meaning snow ~
we've had a very mild winter, but when we get snow,
we get

Sew on a...
a white day, while you're snowed in!

 The graphic is from The Graphics Fairy

I'm still using up the drop cloth material from my Paris Chair...

I had some lace and iron-on transfers...

 and made button covers ~ covered in drop cloth and black lace


On the back side of the pillow
~ I used just the PARIS graphic from the original image
i love anything that has Paris on it

A nice white, sewing day~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Next project crossed off my list...

A little Paris, white shabby chair

I finally joined in on the ASCP wagon!

For this project, I used the Pure White paint...
I truly loved the paint, and wax ~
the sanding was my favorite!


this was my inspiration for a Frenchy chair ~

this is what I found...

I had to sneak this into the was ugly, but had
great bones!

For the fabric, I used a drop cloth
and I stenciled the front and back

I didn't cover the arm rests, I liked the look, and I liked less work even more!

I'm loving this shabby French chair ~

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Green Tea

Not what you were expecting was it...

a Green Tea set actually!

This is how it started...a thrift store find for $6.00

it's not a heirloom piece,
just one of those pieces that tarnishes like
a good quality set of silver

which made this an easy choice to make...

Paint it...

I thought about white, black or pink~

but for me, my favorite color is green!

If it was spray painting weather {not here},
i would have sprayed this...

So instead I got a can of
semi-gloss green paint and painted.

The center of the platter is painted in chalkboard paint...

Added some pink roses and it's all ready!

For our guest bedroom ~

a.k.a. The Bed and Breakfast Room w/o the breakfast!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 6, 2012

After the flood

This is the "after" picture of our powder room...after the flood
...we had a mishap with our washing machine a few months filled up and didn't stop filling up.

Thankfully, we were home at the time it happened...
you don't know how many times I've left with the washer going (never again)

Needless to say the 20 minutes of it overflowing water (while I was browsing Pinterest
ruined our wood floors on the first floor and everything had to be ripped out. 

 this is the only "before" photo I have...

At first we were going to keep the bathroom as it was...
same vanity, same wall color
however, I had this vanity on my wish list ~
if we ever redid the powder room.

So, after a few mouse clicks
there was something to
cross off my wish list!
It's from Home Depot (Home Decorators)

We're very happy with how fast it arrived
and the's a little scary
looking at a picture and making a decision without seeing it in person!

the room "before" was done
in a golf theme,
so I had fun picking out
little gems to add to the
new jewel box room!
I love bling!

the light fixture, towel bar & switch plates
all got spray painted with
oil rubbed bronze paint,

the mirror was your standard ugly-
big mirror, so we framed it
with molding

New floors, new powder room and a new washer and dryer.
Oh, and a new lesson learned...never leave an appliance unattended!