Thursday, August 25, 2011

How I am trying to blend in the TV

When I came home from my vacation my hubby had bought a new tv, bigger than the 22" on e we had (which personally I still thought was to big).  I just hate trying to fit a black tv around my decor.  He put the bigger tv on the same shelf as the smaller one..  Some of my pics and shelves around it were all sitting diagonal lol but he was so proud he made it fit there. :)   Here is the before
Well I did straighten a few things (was driving me nuts :))  This is the after

And I had this vintage wicker firepalce screen hidden away hoping to be able to use it someday.  I was trying to figure out how to hide the cords and the little black boxes and I think this works great.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bead Board flower hanger

I had this idea in mind for quite a while I had seen it all over blog land.  I got out a piece of our vintage bead board and cut it to the size I wanted.
And then painted it the color I wanted (or had on hand I should say)
I just dry brushed it on I wanted it to look worn.  I then added hooks and intend to add glass knobs to the middle ones but all I had for now is a couple little nails, but that will do until I find some knobs I like.
I hung two old milk glass bottles on with some old lace.  One of my vintage aprons and one of my four blue Hydrangeas I am drying.  Hope you like it.  I do.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thrift store redo

I found this at the thrift store and I loved the barn wood thick frame.  I knew I could do something with it to fit my decor, it just had to sit and stare at me for a while :).
I painted the frame white and let some of the brown underneath show through.  Then I just added a pretty pink piece of scrap book paper and then added two rose decals.  I love how it turned out.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ruffling the bedroom

Ruffling I am not sure if that's a word :) I have been trying to redo my bedroom some.  It was painted a soft pink (I know I have a wonderful hubby) It was a color I chose when I was tired and we were trying to just get things done and get in the house, not  a good idea to choose colors you have to live with at that point.  Anyways I painted two of the walls this week a very light gray.  And then I made a ruffled thingy for the end of the bed just for decoration.  Then I made some ruffled pillow shams all in white.  I found the large gray rose pillow at Homegoods in VA and the small pillow I found at a thrift store in Va.  I want to make a white ruffled shade for the window yet.  
Now I am onto trying to start other projects that are in my head and have to get to my hands :) in between canning tomatoes and company coming.  This summer has been busy and going way too fast.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Check out this FB page

You have to check out shabbychatue Facebook page she is having a give away for a gorgeous ruffled pillow. And you know how I love ruffles :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm Back and Ruffled Shower Curtain

I have been on vaca for a couple of weeks and then coming home I needed a vaca from vaca :).  I had my granddaughter for a week after I came home so I have been busy.  But while I was away I found lots of projects to do while thrift shopping.  I have been trying to get busy and getting them done.  And in between all of this we are building garage and then an addition on our house, which we desperately need, we have a very small house.
My first project I wanted to get done was a ruffled shower curtain.

 I just bought a shower curtain at the thrift store and washed it, and then added ruffles to it.  I cheated and just bought a ruffled bed skirt and cut the ruffle off and then sewed them on where I wanted.  It's simple but I like it.  It really brightened up the space.