Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Few Things

Hope your week is going well! It isn't Spring around here - it feels like Summer! I am enjoying it though, even if it is hot. Today I put this black and white checked pillow on my bench for something different. It is one I made a long time ago. Well, there was really no making to it, just wrapping a pillow with some fabric and pinning it on the back. I traced a fleur de lis stencil and colored it with a red Sharpie. Y'all know I'm all about the CHEAP, QUICK, and EASY!!! I don't have a lot of patience. My son is helping me with that everyday. I also put my chalkboard on top of the refrigerator. It used to hang on the wall, but I took it down a few weeks ago and didn't know where to put it. I kind of like it up there. My mom's birthday was yesterday and my parents and brother and his fiancee came over for supper last night. My mom finally noticed the message at the end of the night. So, that's all I have for y'all today. Have a great afternoon and night!






24 comments:

Vanilla Lavender said...

Love the pillow!!

Heather said...

love the pillow and the chalk board looks amazing on top of the fridge and next to the rooster!

Stacey said...

Nobody would ever guess in 10 million years that you pinned that pillow and colored it with a sharpie!!! You are so smart.

Tricia Anne said...

What a clever idea Angie! Your pillow looks great! That is a sweet message you wrote for your mom! What a fun evening you all must have had.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love that fleur-de-lis!! Never would have known that the pillow wasn't sewn together! :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love how you made that pillow - couldn't be any easier than that! Love that you made it even more special with the fleur!

Manuela

Dawn said...

Love the pillow and the chalkboard! Why is it when I tried just safety pinning fabric on my pillows it started falling off that day? Any tips?

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Terry said...

I love the "Happy Birthday Mom" that you had on the chalkboard. You're such a wonderful daughter!!

The Lind Family said...

Don't ya just love to write little notes on your kitchen chalk board??? Occasionally we choose a member of the family and the rest of us write little notes to them on the chalk board to read during dinner. It is a great way to congratulate on a great test score, encouragement on a bad day or just to let them know we love and appreciate them! Of course we have count downs to birthdays on our chalkboard to! So many uses....

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful pillow~
sandy toe

Heather's Stitches said...

Adorable pillow, what an awesome idea!

Mandi said...

Love the pillow, and the chalkboard looks great there. I also wanted to mention how much I LOVED your post about your yard. I am working steadily on mine, but it is such a long process!

Sandra said...

Love the pillow! I also like the chalkboard! :)
Sandra

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I can't believe you did that with a sharpie!! It looks perfect!

Lisa said...

You are like the decorating MacGyver LOL! You deserve all KINDS of props!

mishebe said...

i may copy that Fleur De Lis idea. Good one. mishelle

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love "wrapped" pillows. You can change them anytime you get tired of them :0)
Happy birthday to your mom!!! Hope she enjoyed her bday.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That pillow is awesome-LOVE it!

Domestic Designer said...

Cute pillow!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Angie~
I love your chalkboard~ it is so cute! Also, that is a darling pillow and it looks fantastic on your bench! I cannot believe you did the design with a Sharpie! It's amazing! :) I hope you have a great weekend! :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Angie, the pillow looks great! A sharpie? great idea! The chalkboard is cute too! I looked at your yard post and it is really looks really pretty! I'm fixing to go plant some more flowers on the corners of the new patio before all the rain comes in this weekend. Ugggg...enough is enough! Kristen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That pillow is so clever and so pretty. I'm going to have to get out my sharpies! laurie

Nancy said...

I have a nice nook in my kitchen with a bench cushion, but never got around to getting pillows. It is black with tiny gold dots. Today, I remembered that you covered your pillow with black check and I said "That's what I'll do!" Yeah, right out loud...Now, i'm off to get fabric-see how you inspired me?
~Nancy

Lori E. said...

I love the pillow.......I can do that!! I also love the cabinet idea. So cute. I am going to come back when I have more time and see your other ideas. Thanks!!