Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I was recently inspired by

this picture from a recent post of Amy's at Maison Decor (if you've never visited her blog please do!)

I just HAD to have this quilted ruffle bedspread that she featured. I emailed her and she graciously told me the exact name and brand and that she bought it at Home Goods.

Over the weekend I was on a mission....

Success! I found one....half out of the bag and all balled up....but I found one!

Isn't she just beautiful adorning my kitchen table?

She's a naturally I'm on the hunt to find her long lost sister!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lamp Shade re-do Number Two....

I think I like this look better than the black numbered squares...

Perhaps my Mother in Law was right... too many numbers going on in my dining area (yes...I value her opinion - and you know why...she's honest!)

I hot glued sand dollars onto the muslin squares and then hand basted them onto the shade (just in case I change my mind again)

They're so cute and beachy and WHITE! :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Table Lamp Before and After...

I bought this table lamp at Home Goods only because I liked the base... the shade...not so much

I really liked the all the detail but the color....not so much

The finial...round and ho-hum... not so much

So using what I had in my stash... I took her from this...

To this

Chantilly Lace paint and some spot sanding

A rose finial

A curtain tieback tassel

A linen-like shade embellished with stamped muslin squares (143 = I Love You) which I haven't as yet attached permanently because I'm not so sure...

What do you all think.... plain or fancied?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Marriage of Sorts....

I've had this mirror hanging in my kitchen area for quite some time

and I've never been all that crazy with the finish (gold with a white wash)

and then... while out shopping at Jo-Ann Fabrics I came across this French flower basket

so naturally I bought it.... along with some pretty faux flowers to fill it

Loved how it turned out and knew it would look great hanging on that mirror... once I painted it white of course!

So I promptly gave it my Chantilly Lace paint job

And they're living happily ever after....

I'm happy too!

Friday, March 4, 2011

To Me, From Me.... No Thank You Card Necessary

I bought myself some daisies....

I bought myself some pretty blue jars....

I bought myself some tulips....

And in return....they brought me happiness and some pretty pics to share with all of you! :)

Happy "Almost" Spring!!