Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Favorite Room Re-Do

Layla at The Lettered Cottage is having a party...

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and I'd like to share our master bedroom that we redid this past summer....

Our oak bedroom set that we've had for 10+ years that was looking a little dated.

And the standard TV in the was so big that nothing else could be on the dresser.

We sprayed on a cream laquer and glaze for a distressed look.

But firrst there was a lot of prep work - the taping took the longest but once that was done - things happened very fast.

Our end result! And we did this all over Memorial Day weekend!

The room is so bright and clean looking!

And no more TV, we miss it every once in awhile but I love having another surface to decorate!

The headboard was our starting point, I got the shutters from Craigslist and I already had the shelf.

We ended up painting our kitchen with the same laquer and glaze...but the bedroom is my favorite redo!

This weekend, we are in a winter storm watch so we'll be working on our living room and putting away the Christmas tree and decorationgs. I even spray painted a few things in preparation for the living room.

We hope the weather cooperates as we need to help move Michael. He recently accepted a job with a major accounting firm and is moving back to the area. (We're so happy to have him closer!)

Wishing everyone a great 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top Projects 2010

As 2010 comes to an end, it's time to reflect on what we've accomplished.
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Kim at Savvy Southern Style

are having linky parties that you'll want to check out and share your accomplishments.

Let me show you my Top 10.....

# 1
We painted our bedroom furniture and completely changed the look and feel of our master bedroom.

# 2
Over the 4th of July, we painted our kitchen cabinets....

# 3
2010 was a year that I really began to take outdated, thrifty finds and turn them into accessories for our home.

I shared how I turned Dollar Tree birds into mercury glass birds.

And despite this terrible picture, I shared our favorite low calorie night time snack.

DH and I made a hallway shutter shelf...we made this for less than $40.

I became obsessed with scrapbooking and making flowers from different materials.

My first scrapbook project, I made a recipe scrapbook for Ashley's sorority
and a fundraiser they were having.
(It sold for $65, crazy huh?)
The picture doesn't do it justice, it did turn out pretty nice.

Canning jars were really popular this year and I have two canning jars in the kitchen,
one for dish soap and another for hand soap.

And the best part of 2010 was that I turned 50 in July!
(When I was 16, 50 seemed so ancient- now that I'm there, it's no big deal!) 
DH and I went to Vegas and I got to see Donny Osmond!
(Wow - were our clothes wrinkled or what?)

As for 2011, I've got lots of projects lined up.
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2011!

Also linking to another fabulous party:
Best of Tickled Pink at 504 Main

Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Another Mini Album!

Yesterday morning, I should've been doing other things - such as maybe picking up around the house, making some cookies, laundry or perhaps a shower. But instead of doing what I needs to be done, I started to put together a Christmas mini album.

And will finish it next week, once I have some pictures of our Christmas.

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Tree Mini Album

In the past couple of months, I've become very interested in mini albums and there are so many cute scrapbook projects out there.
If you've never tried to make a mini album, it really is pretty easy and not very expensive. Let me show you my Christmas tree mini album.

The mini album is from the dollar bin at Michaels and I've picked up quite a few other shapes for future projects.

With all of the flowers that I made, the binder ring that came with it, is too small.
The front cover...I still need to add the word, FAMILY and it's done!

Isn't this reindeer so cute? In case you're wondering, the open areas are for the pictures...

And some more pages...I made a flower for each page.
The store bought flowers are so expensive. I just used scrapbook paper left
over from cutting out these trees.

I found out that I like pages that aren't real cluttered with things...the picture should be the focal point.

This flower is made up of 6 circles, click here for directions.

And the back page...

I'm hoping to put together a couple other projects before Christmas too!

I'm linking to:

The DIY Show Off   Show and Tell Green  New Friend Fridays  Life in my PJs   

Passionately Artistic
  Get your craft on Thurs.   

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Blog Love

Hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away now, time sure flies by!
I'm frantically working on some scrapbook projects, not sure if they're going to get done in time.
Cherished Treasures”=

This week my Sunday Blog Love goes to....


Let me show you some things that I've been inspired by A Little Lovely

I love all of the Subway art, but I'm not computer savvy enough to make one. This one is free and so pretty!

She made these flowers, aren't they so frilly and the color is so soft and pretty.

She updated this chandieler - you'd never know that it didn't come this way!

And I've realized that she loves, loves glitter...lots of great projects and so sparkly!

You'll want to read her blog, she's got lots of great projects each week.

Would you ever guess this is made with wrapping paper?

And I almost forgot that she has a party ever Saturday with lots of participation...


If you haven't checked out her blog, please stop over and see what's shes creating.

Have a great Sunday and stay warm! 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Salt Dough Gingerbread Ornaments

My decorating theme in the kitchen is gingerbread, and this year I decided to make some salt dough gingerbread cookies. These are the kind that are not meant to be eaten but look good enough that you wished you could eat them.

I got my inspiration here.

I used glue and colored glitter for the frosting.

They smelled amazing when they were baking.

And I hung them up as a banner in my kitchen window.

I still need to spray on a protective coat so they'll keep for years to come.
If Christmas wasn't so close, I'd love to make some more shapes - very fun!

I'm linking to:
Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special    Photobucket
Join us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap up party!    UndertheTableandDreaming



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