Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thank you all for asking about it! I appreciate your interest. Good night all and sweet dreams. Until tomorrow..
First, is the Fabulous Finds award given to me by Olive Rue. She is a photographer with a wonderful blog. Go visit her to see lots of beautiful photos, a fabulous corkboard that she made out of a vintage frame as well as lots of photos of beautiful rooms and decor. Oh!! and she's having a Valentines day giveaway! Go visit her right away!!
The award was created by Olive Rue and it is passed along to "all you insanely talented, dumpster-diving, curb-swiping, flea market finding, thrift store tiara wearing, self proclamied junk shop queens out there. How's that for a title???" ~Olive Rue
I am to pass it along to 8 others...so...this award is going to:
Savvy City Farmer
The Apothecary Shop
Decor To Adore
The Painted Garden
Whispering Pines Antiques
Reese and Marie
Grits and Glamour
I got another award from Reese and Marie!! She has a beautiful blog too that I love to visit often. She is doing some painting in her dining room and just got a great table from her dad. Chairs are being upholstered and will arrive soon. They sound fabulous! Go visit her, you will love it!! Thank you for my award!!
Here is the award and what it's about..."This Blog invests and believes the Proximity- nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming...these kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self- aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!" "What you have to do...Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
This award is passed along to:
Between Naps On the Porch
Our Scented Cottage
Lynne's Gifts From the Heart
A Cottage To Me
Aunt Amelia's Attic
A great big thank you to Olive Rue and Reese & Marie. Both of you ladies have made my day and I thank you!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Look at these old furniture parts. I found a huge box full of them - all sorts of pieces, shapes and sizes, from old chair rungs to beautiful bed finials. The best part?? The whole box was only $4.00 - SCORE!! I put a few of them in a cabinet that I inherited from my grandmother. I mixed them with my silver baby cup and rattle from when I was a baby. I really liked the rustic wood paired with the shiny silver.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. For those of you stuck in snow and ice, stay warm and safe!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Then, you want to cut the fabric to the size you want your pillow to be. I used a cutting mat with a rotary cutter but good ole' fabric scissors will work just fine. After cutting, I left the fabric on the cutting mat so that when I painted the stripe on the fabric, I had a surface to work on and it will protect your table from the marker possibly bleeding through.
Now, it's time to get out your tape and your fabric marker. I used clear packing tape so that I could easily see through it to where my stripes were. Tape off your stripes and press the tape down firmly to the fabric so the marker doesn't bleed under the tape. Now you just draw your stripe with your fabric marker. You may need to go over it a couple of times until your desired color is reached. Peel away the tape and voila! You have your first stripe. I did my center stripe first and then worked out. You can do whatever is easier for you - that's just what worked better for me. Now go ahead and repeat the same steps for making any additional stripes that you want. I made my center stripe 1/4 inch wide and the outer two are an 1/8 of an inch wide. The stripes are spaced an 1/8 inch apart.
When you have finished your stripes on one side, go ahead and repeat all of the steps for the other side
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Have a good evening everyone and until tomorrow...
Monday, January 19, 2009
Here are a few shots of the great room off of the kitchen.
This is the look that I want in the formal living room as well.
I want it to be casual and comfortable but elegant and timeless too - all with a French flare of course!
So here's the dilemma. This is the living room in it's current state:
I have really grown tired of the yellow and the whole room seems kind of outdated to me. Or maybe it's just because my tastes have changed - I don't know - but I do know that I want a change.
What color do I paint this room? I want it to blend with the taupe and red colors that are currently in the other parts of this level of the house. I'm not sure if I should just use the same color again because that is easy or go with something different. This is where I'm stumped because I'd like to go with something different but I don't know what color to use. You can see this room from all of the other areas of the house so it has to coordinate really well without being too busy. When you walk in the front door, you can see the colors of the kitchen, great room, dining room, living room and foyer all at once. I want everything to be balanced without being too matchy matchy and because the house itself is so symetrical, I don't want a wrong color choice to make one side or the other too heavy. Help!! What do I do?? Am I being too picky? HaHa!
Thank you for your help - I can't wait to read your ideas! Have a fabulous week!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009