Thursday, October 30, 2014

Surviving a Bad Week and a Repurposed Wall Shelf

This week I have found myself in tears more than once.  First of all, I am a pretty busy lady with a 32 hour per week job in addition to blogging.  But this last week was really hard!

 I, was under the weather.

 Next, my laptop computer (that I blogged on) died, and I was without a computer for almost a week. I still haven't figured out the new computer operating system yet, and my photo quality is terrible.

Then, I got the bright idea on my day off to paint the built-in cabinets in my bathroom with Annie Sloan in "French Linen". This idea came to me after looking at gray/coral rooms on Pinterest one evening.

I will show you more of this makeover after I change up the decor a bit.  

Then, there was this catastrophe!  My favorite lady head vase was tipped over and broken in the bathroom.  I love and collect lady head vases.

But, I did manage to get a project done but for some reason, my photos are very grainy.  Not sure why because I used Picmonkey.  Maybe something is different moving the photos from the camera to the new laptop? 

 My project started with this frame from an old dresser mirror.

This very smooth, free hunk of wood from my Junkin' Friend Jodi worked perfectly for this project.

The length was perfect, so I just had to cut off a six inch section of the board.  Then I screwed it onto the mirror frame.  Two sawtooth hangers were added on the back for hanging.

Before paint.

Dresser Mirror Frame Shelf
Here is the finished project, painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "Cream".  I added a wooden embellishment painted in "French Linen".  I am having a few rooms painted in November, and this shelf will be part of the newly painted wall decor.  

Hoping for a better week, next week!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Decorating For Christmas With Stuff Around The House

Using items around your house as Christmas decor is both fun and inexpensive!

 Today I used this wooden spool, 

And these small, wooden thread spools to make a cute little rustic, Christmas vignette.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Repurposed Tea Strainer Christmas Tree Ornaments

Here are a couple more inexpensive ideas for Christmas decorating with things you have around the house.  Today I am re-purposing tea strainers as tree ornaments.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Re-purposed Drawer Plant Stand

 My plant stand started with this drawer purchased for $5 at a consignment shop.

 This white pedestal was purchased for $7.50 at an antique shop. (And already painted white.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cheap Felt Ornament Upcycle

While browsing through Christmas decor at Menard's last week, I spotted these red felt clothespin moose ornaments for $2.99.


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