Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Decor Inspiration

I've been seeing this picture a lot lately.... on Pinterest especially 

The chandelier is similar to the one in my dining room and of course I love the blue and white. 

This is how mine turned out....

All but one of the balls are plastic...picked up at the Dollar Store (I was worried the chandelier wouldn't take the weight of too many heavy ornaments).  I opted not to adorn it with ribbon on top... mainly because I didn't have anything in my stash.  

I like it and it was easy to do...


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Summer Basket

Thought I'd change up the look of my front door a bit....

I wanted to give it a more summer-like feel so I added a starfish to this basket of flowers that I've had for a few years (and which you may remember from this post)

And although it's a nice change from the Spring wreath's still one of my favorites.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Garden Chair Makeover

I bought this green iron chair many years ago while on a "girls weekend" in Maine.  It was my last find of the weekend and although my friend Cheryl's SUV was packed solid, we managed to cram it in....I was NOT going home without it! :)

I brought it up from the basement last week to give it a fresh look before it went outside to its rightful place under our maple tree.  I thought of painting the entire chair with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Antoinette....a pretty light pink.

 (Notice the rubber band around the can - I spied this idea on Pinterest - easiest way ever to swipe excess paint from your brush)

Once I started painting I decided to keep the arms green so as to give it some contrast.  I like it...kind of gives it a 1950's feel

I'm going to give it a coat of wax, let it cure for a few days and then outside it'll go.

Friday, January 4, 2013