Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Window Valance in Bathroom

I made this valance last night for our bathroom. And by made I am talking using the hot glue gun, not the sewing machine. I've had a thing lately for animal print so you'll be seeing it on some future projects I'm sure. I like the funkiness (is that a word?) it gives to things. I know lots of folks will say that red and white check fabric and animal print ribbon just don't match. And...not they don't, but I think it looks cool. Hope y'all have a wonderful Wednesday! Looking forward to going to a fall festival at church tonight with my husband and son!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Attempt at Painting

I saw this picture of a painted pear in the Christmas with Southern Living 2005 book and loved it. So, I thought I'd try to see if I could paint one myself. I think I did o.k. for a total non-artist. I may do another one and make the pear larger and cover more of the canvas like the one in the book. I just love the green color and want to incorporate more of it around my house. Hope y'all had a good weekend! Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

My Fall Tree

Love my fall tree in the kitchen! We enjoy having the lights on each night at supper. I turn them on when I'm cooking and leave them on until I go to bed. Little things like pretty lights just make me happy, ya know?! Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some Fall Stuff

Here are pics of some more of the fall stuff I have around the house. Hope your week is going great!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Toile Fabric on Antique Piece

Nothing much to post today...just added some toile fabric to my antique piece in the kitchen and think it definitely looks better. I mean, doesn't toile just make everything cute? I think so!!! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

T Collection in Kitchen

I have been wanting to hang a collection of T's (my last name initial) somewhere and finally decided to put it in the kitchen by my desk. I just love looking at it! I may add one or two more at the top. Have a wonderful Wed. everybody!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dining Room Table Arrangement and a Pumpkin Topiary

Here is the fall arrangement I have on my dining room table. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Just put some things on a tray and stuck flowers and leaves all around it. I was going to put a runner underneath, but decided not to.

I think I talked about my pumpkin topiary last year, but somebody asked about it so I'll explain how I made it again. I just took one of those craft pumpkins, cut a hole in the bottom with a knife, and stuck a dowel rod in it. I had already cut the dowel rod to the length I wanted and painted it brown. Then I put some floral bricks in a pot and stuck the topiary in. I covered the bricks with leaves and also added a bow and scarecrow.

Hope y'all had a good Monday! Have a great night!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Recovered Chair

I recovered this chair seat the other day in some animal print fabric I had and put it in the dining room next to my dry sink. It has been in the attic for years and I thought it was time I used it somewhere. I think I'm liking it! Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Backdoor Fall Decorations

Here are some of the fall decorations at my backdoor, which is where we come and go. I try to remember to turn on the lamp and jack-o-lantern each night before my hubby comes home from work so he can see it. He may not say anything, but I know he likes it! The initial on the big pumpkin is from a piece of felt. I traced a wooden T on it and cut it out. I didn't even glue it, just used sticky tack. I have been wanting to paint some polka dots on a pumpkin, but haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Hope y'all have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New/Old Piece in the Kitchen

I moved this piece (antique desk/dresser?) the other day from my dining room into the kitchen. I got it last year for $5 at a yard sale. Isn't that crazy?! I am going to leave it in its original wood finish because I already have a lot of painted wood in my house. It is in great condition. I am thinking I need to put a tension rod and some cute fabric in the opening. I love having something new to put more stuff on, of course! Hope you are having a great week so far!