Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nothing Creative Going On

I haven't been posting much lately because I feel I have nothing good to show. Do y'all ever feel that way? I haven't been doing anything creative. I have a long list of things I want to do, but just haven't been in the mood to get started on anything. I have also kind of been kind of confused about my decor lately, like sometimes I love it and other times I want to change everything. Maybe it's because I went to a tour of homes and saw the most gorgeous homes! I am talking FABULOUS!!! I don't get jealous, well maybe a little, when I see these houses because they are ones I could never afford and some are too big in my opinion. I actually would rather see normal houses that I can relate to, but it is fun to see how some people live. I saw some beautiful and eclectic decor and got some good ideas. I would have loved to take a ton of pictures, but I don't think you are supposed to so I didn't.

I have had this architectural piece for a long time and finally just got it out and sat it on top of this picture in my living room until I can find a better home for it. I change these frames out with scrapbook paper and calendar prints when I want something different to look at.

I hung a new picture and some plates in my kitchen. I bought the print at Hobby Lobby, already had the frame. I have a good many large frames that I keep up in my attic and then just buy cheap prints to go in them. You can get some good frames,any size, at yard sales and of course spray paint them the color you want. Then get cute prints at HL or Michaels when they're on sale or with a coupon.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Still Lightening Up in the Kitchen

I am still lightening up things in my kitchen for Spring/Summer. I changed a few things around and on my desk. I put a white shade on my bunny lamp, made a little flower arrangement, sat out a white frame, hung a silver tray, painted 2 frames, and recovered the picture mats. I love making small changes without having to go out shopping. Have a good night y'all!

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Harlequin Knobs in Laundry Room

I love my new harlequin knobs I got at Hobby Lobby! I put them in my laundry room and they just make me smile. Happy Monday to all of you!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Quick Saturday Post

3 planters bought at yard sales this morning

Cute knobs (50% off of course) bought today at Hobby Lobby

Stenciled a fleur de lis on a plate with a Sharpie

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I know I will!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pie Safe in Dining Room

Here is where I put my pie safe in the dining room. The bench that was here is now in the kitchen with my table. At first I thought it would look weird, but I really love the change! I don't want my dining room to be formal looking because I definitely don't have a formal house. So, I have been trying to make it flow with the kitchen and have the same type of look. I told you I have been trying to lighten things up so I changed out my red curtains for these Waverly ones with roses on them. I think the pattern is called Vintage Rose and it is one of my favorites. I have these same curtains in my bedroom. The last picture shows some old plates I have hanging above the window. I just love plates hanging on a wall! I know lots of you do too! Hope y'all are having gorgeous weather like we are here. Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lightening Up the Kitchen

I have been working on lightening up my kitchen by adding white/cream things. I guess because it is Spring that I am wanting more of a lighter, fresher look. I cleared off all the accessories on my two shelves and redid them. I used a frame I had and put some scrapbook paper and a little nest in it like I saw at The Nesting Place and on other blogs. I am working on other areas that I'll be showing you too. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dining Room Table Arrangement

Here's the Spring arrangement I have on my dining room table. I still stick to my colors when decorating any time of year. Pastels just don't go with my decor. I have had this ivy plate rack since I first got married - almost 12 years ago. I have had it up in my attic for years and decided to get it down and use it. I'm glad I didn't get rid of it because I am loving it again! I haven't really put out Easter stuff this year, just bunnies, birds, nests, eggs - things that say Spring. I like it because I can leave these things out through the summer if I want. Most of my bunnies actually stay out all year because I just love them and they make me happy! Isn't that why we decorate our homes, to make ourselves and our family feel good? Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Back from NC

My family and I went to Cashiers, North Carolina on Friday and got back home last night. We had a great time and saw some beautiful scenery. The mountains and waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous! I am doing laundry today and just enjoying being back home. I truly am a major homebody!!! I'll be back tomorrow with some decorating stuff. Have a great afternoon and night!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kitchen Changes

I have made a few changes in my kitchen over the last week or so. I moved my green pie safe out (I'll show that another day) and brought in my bench and column that was in the dining room. I am using the bench at the table instead of one of the chairs and I angled the table and put the column behind it. I brought in my metal trellis piece from outside and hung it on the wall along with 2 painted canvases and 2 rooster plates. I already had all of this stuff and just brought it in from other places. I am enjoying the change and feel like I have a new eating area. Hope you are having a great week!