Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My own Bird's Eye View

This is a little story about a little lamp.  I bought this at our local thrift store.  I actually have been wanting a lamp for my kitchen and so I was excited about finding this.  But I have to confess that I walked past it three times and put it back once.  Anyway, I gave into myself and bought it.  I knew it could be wonderful. 

Before
  After

I did end up buying a new shade.  After putting the shade on I thought it needed something else.
So  I placed a bird graphic  (The Graphics Fairy ) on the inside of the shade. When you have the lamp off you can't see it, but when it's turned on it really is beautiful.  I really have enjoyed this lamp.  My kids love it and  if I can impress them, then I have it made. 
I accidentally sprayed the cord a little.  So I used some left-over burlap I had and made a cover for it.










Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cute "New Neighbor" Treat Idea

                                                                     SOOO EASY!
When we first moved into our home our new neighbors were so welcoming.  Now I feel like I can be on the giving end when someone moves in.  Recently I made a treat and used a graphic I found on my  favorite fairy blog.  It was simple and so cute! I think sometimes it's the easy and simple things that matter.




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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just a little bathroom facelift


 We added beadboard to our guest/kids bathroom.  We wanted something that would be durable and pretty to look at too!  I added the numbers later.  I thought that maybe the hooks would encourage my kids to hang their towels up.  Nothing has inspired them yet. 
 We also put some peel and stick tile down.   We really like it and the cool thing is that you don't need a lot of extra tools. 
 Just a close-up....(where my children still don't hang their towels)!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Herb Nesting Crates


Just a copy-cat yes I am.  Most of you may have seen the herb boxes from Layla at The Lettered Cottage.  I am very aware that she has a fabulous eye for making things beautiful.  So this is my "Layla" attempt!

I love these!  Thanks Layla for the inspiration.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Love You "benches"!



I love having things in my home that have character and that are personal. We actually made these two benches because we didn't have the money to buy a brand new set of chairs for our table.


On one of the benches my husband traced my kids hand print and then carved their prints into the bench.


On the other bench he carved a heart and put our initials inside of it.
 
After painting them I took sandpaper and aged them.  I then watered down some brown craft paint I had and rubbed it over the wood.  We then put a clear-coat over everything.
 
These may not be fancy but we will cherish these in our home for the rest of our lives. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Centerpiece

I love my glass Apothecary jars, I have a slight crush on them. 

No matter the size, they are beautiful. 






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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Recap of the Redo!

This is my little bathroom redo that I still love! My husband and I did this together, and I say a couple that can use a power tool together will stay together, :)!   My husband is so incredible and supports the crazy ideas I get!

So here's another peek at my bathroom redo.  I do think it's missing something.  My sister told me I should "frame" the mirror.  I think I will.  I will have to get some hints from Maryann at Domestically Speaking on  the frame she made for her mirror. 


BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE
(I'm really not that big of a slob!)

AFTER


I think that the green glass is my favorite part.



Saturday, March 20, 2010

A giveaway at Marley and Lockyer!

It's giveaway time at a great new blog I discovered!  Ness at Marley & Lockyer is so talented.  The winner gets to choose any 2 covers from her Store and 1 set of mini clay tags. This is not an easy choice, everything is so beautiful!  Check it out.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh how you have tortured me!

This is it...not complete...but complete enough for now. 

Before, When I was excited!



Yes,  I will paint them white!

No, I will torture myself and repaint them black!

Holy Moly!  I still have to put the handles on! 

The moral of the story is...make sure you have a firm grasp on reality before you paint!