Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Slowly But Surely...

After staining the concrete on my back patio and buying new furniture last summer... I was done. I don't know maybe it was the stain fumes but I had hit a decorators block. Until today! I don't know maybe it was the sunshine and the birds singing but I went crazy. I tore through closets, out buildings, my garage, gathered all I could find and threw this together. (and didn't spend a dime I might add) I finally found a use for my grandfathers old tool box (that's it with the gloves and seed packets) all in all I am pretty happy with the outcome except I definately need a tree for the corner and so I am off to hunt one down..Have a creative day, Paula

Monday, April 28, 2008

12 Step Program Needed

I love The Nesting Place blog. She is so laid back and has a no nonsense attitude toward decorating. Go to her blog and read about her window "mistreatments". My problem is that I have a little problem (commonly referred to as obsessive compulsive disorder). I like to think of it this way...I am visually gifted...meaning that everything has to be visually perfect. I feel that reading her blog everyday is sort of the 1st step in my 12 step program to recovery. So this weekend I moved in this peice of furniture and it definately needed some softness, but I had no table runner in sight so I grabbed this fabric that I have had for 5 years and did a runner "mistreatment". I have every intention of getting it to my seamstress for some hemming and some yummy trim...told ya I was sick!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rainy Day Project

A friend of mine has started her own consignment business and was looking for a way to display the jewelry she will be selling. I told her to get me some old cabinet doors, scrapbook paper,old drawer pulls(which she will be adding later) and off to work I went. First the paint(only where the wood will show, no need to paint the whole peice) then some chocolate glaze (so fun to work with...thanks for the advice Rene'e)then some glue. By the 2nd one (pictured here) I figured out not so much glue to adhere the paper, let it dry, then glue over the top. My friend was given antique drawer knobs she will attach them and the jewelry will hang from them..too cute. So easy. The cabinet doors she found were awesome because they were sectioned off. If I can get some more I will do one for my daughters new room(birthday surprise) and paint one panel with chalk board paint, cover one with cork, then decoupage the other two to match her new bedding. I don't even scrapbook but I love the paper they offer, it's better than a wallpaper store!!! I will be doing myself a jewelry hanger for my closet makeover(I'll post about that ordeal at another time) I repainted and have gone "crown crazy". My closet now feels like another room in the house. I love it...but it's not done. Have a great day everyone!Paula