Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
For some reason the entire picture is not showing up. Click on them to enlarge!
Yesterday I decided to start the computer chair cover. It has a bottom cushion and then a removable cushion on top of that. I need my mom's help with the top cushion but the bottom required the fabric to just be stapled on. That is something I could do! First I gathered my supplies....
Here it is all done. It isn't perfect but it'll do. I can't wait to see how it looks once my mom and I get the top cushion recovered. This chair was a $5 yard sale find and it's fun to give it a new life.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Another Met Monday with Susan from Between Naps On The Porch. Is it just me or do the weeks go by so fast? Be sure to visit her for more great transformations.
I'm cheating a bit this week because I don't have an accurate "before" picture to show you. If I did, it would have been a picture of trash by the road. Two houses ago our neighbors were getting a new front door. They lived in an adorable bungalow and the door was equally cute. When I found out the old door was going in the garbage, I asked them for it of course. It stood behind our ugly TV in that house. I had planned on getting some tall shutters for behind the TV but this door ended up doing just what I wanted...taking some attention away from the obnoxiousness in the corner. So here is my sorry excuse for a "before" pic.
And here is what it is doing today. I added some hooks and a planter box and it serves a wonderful purpose in our Everything Room. Keys are now organized and the box holds envelopes, stamps, and other bill paying stuff by the computer desk.
Thank you so much for visiting me. I can't wait to go see what you all have to share today!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Valentine's Day is officially over. Is it too early to bring on the bunnies? And the chicks? How about the little eggs? I just can't wait for Easter decorating this year. I've been hunting thrift stores for decorations since, for some reason, I didn't have much spring themed decor. The stores have it out, I'm thinking I should just go for it. When will you put your spring decorations out?
Sunday, February 15, 2009
For this week I'm going to show you a very small update. In the room we call our "Everything Room" hangs a light that I loved so much I brought it with us from our last house. I couldn't leave it there as I had been to 5 lighting stores and more websites than I can count attempting to track it down. It isn't a fancy light at all but I love the glass candlesticks that look as though they are dripping real wax and the textured black finish. As much as I love the light, I thought for this particular room it needed "more." Here it is before:
And here it is after its $25 upgrade. I went to Joanns and found some beautiful beads to string together. Then I went to Home Depot where I bought the hanging crystals for added sparkle. I draped it inside the curls and I am so happy with it now. The room is small so I didn't want anything too fancy. Just enough to bring some added personality.
Friday, February 13, 2009
The first thing I did was hit the internet in search of yellow homes. There are many adorable yellow houses out there, all with their own personality. But what color scheme is perfect for my little yellow house? My first thought went right to black. A yellow house with black shutters is a classic combination but......then.......... I like the way the blue looks on the windows above.
Green never goes out of style and has been a staple in all my homes.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I'm happy to say we have wallpaper! Here is a picture I took in progress. Our Everything Room is really coming along. We are just waiting to install the floor and then we can finish it all up.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
It's still cold here in PA but it won't stop me from thinking spring! How about these adorable Easter tags?
How can you resist this apron? The cupcake images are delicious (and won't ruin your diet!) I'm not sure which I like better, the apron or that wonderful stove behind it!
Oh what a sweet creamer! I can picture this on my table mixed with some brown transferware and white plates. So pretty!
It just wouldn't be a shopping trip without milk glass!
Thanks so much for shopping with me! Did you find something you had to have?