Saturday, May 28, 2011

Chalkboard Welcome Basket

 I wanted to add something different to the porch screen door this year.  I knew I wanted to do a basket but it was boring to me just hanging there with flowers.  Then one day while I had some chalkboard paint in my hand working on another project, I thought to myself hmmm why not?  So I added a little of the chalkboard paint (have I mentioned if I have spray paint in my hand look out, I go a little crazy) to the front of the basket and then tied some vintage lace around the basket.
I like it for now anyway :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Old Window Redo

This is actually something I did a few years ago.  My hubby had bought me some roses and I hated to just throw them away after they were done blooming, sometimes they come few and far between :). 
 So I dried them and dug out one of my old windows from my stash.  I painted it white, and then found some old paneling for the back and painted that white too.  I then Hot glued the roses on the backing and then some spanish moss along the bottom for more texture.  And then my hubby screwed the back on the window and put a hanger on it for me. He is so good :)

It still looked a little plain to me so I added a piece of old lace I had, did I mention I am obsessed with old lace, seriously its bad! Then I thought it needed a little bling (don't we all) so I put a dragonfly on it that had some pretty stones on it.
So far we have made each of our girls one and they love them for their homes too.   Fun to do if you have an old window sitting around and someone to buy you roses.

Linking to

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Linking to

I am linking to adaimondinthestuff party!!  I love her blog, so many cool ideas!!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

? Tree

My hubby brought me in a beautiful bouquet of flowering branches yesterday.  We have no idea what kind of tree it is but I love it and my husband hates it.  Our son in law had cut down one of these for my husband when we first moved in (while I was away).  And so I am sticking to my guns about keeping this one. :)

The tree in question, isn't it pretty when it is flowering. We know it is not a crab apple tree.   But from there it is any ones guess.

Linking Up!

I am linking up for DIY at the Creative Crate.  I just love her blog, she has such great ideas.  She was one of the inspirations for my cupboard door piture hangers.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ruffled Pillows

Yes I'm liking the ruffles!!!  I wanted to make some pillows and this is what I came up with.  I made one with smaller ruffles and one with larger ruffles.  They still seemed a little boring though.

So I added some bling, I had gotten some old brooches at a flea market last year and had them in an old dish, and decided to add them here. Next I think will be curtains :) If I can talk my hubby into redoing the bedroom hmmmm

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ruffled Tablerunner

I have been in a ruffled mood lately lol.  I love all the ruffles I have seen in the blogs.  I had this tablecloth that had some stains on it, but I love the material so I cut out a runner from it.  Then I added some ruffles on both ends.  My daughter made me these adorable rosettes out of some of the material.  I knew I would use them some where and this project was the perfect one.  Do not look too close a seamstress I am not :) lol.