Wednesday, January 27, 2010

V. Day Stuff in My Little Kitchen Corner

I put some glittery hearts (bought at Joanns) in my apothecary jar and love blocks (bought at Ross) in my little kitchen corner to pretty it up for Valentine's Day. I also added a plate in one of my favorite patterns, Waverly fruit toile, to the beadboard backsplash 'cause that white space just needed some color. I gotta have pattern and color! Hope y'all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Easy Little Plaque Redo

I got this little plaque at a yard sale for 25 cents. I see similar ones all the time and usually get them if they're really cheap 'cause they are so easy to redo. I spray painted it black and glued on some scrapbook paper, ribbon, and a rooster which was part of a pack I got at Michaels. I already had all that stuff so I didn't have to go out and buy anything which is always a good thing. I hung it on a kitchen cabinet to the right of my sink over a plate that was already there. I just can't get away from the rooster stuff. I still love it and I want to stick with the things that make me happy. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My New Front Door, a Look from Inside

I can't tell you how much I LOVE my new front door!!! The first picture is the only before one I could find. Double doors are fine and do look nice and dramatic, but I have always despised having to make 2 of anything I want to hang on the front. I also wanted to bring in more light and really open the foyer up. Well, we certainly accomplished that and more. I am thrilled with the pattern on the sidelites. Originally we were going to have a door with a window on it like the sidelites, but we decided to go with a solid door and I am so glad we did. I walk by and through my foyer all throughout the day and just smile 'cause it is brighter and even looks bigger. I'll show you the outside view when we get finished painting everything. Happy Monday to y'all!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some Valentine's Day Stuff

Y'all might remember that I have had this tree in my kitchen since September. It has been dressed up for fall, Christmas, and now Valentine's Day. It has hearts and polka dot and striped balls on it and a bear on top my hubby gave me years ago, probably before we were married. I am loving it! I put some greenery and hearts in my little white pitcher y'all have seen many times. I bought a new rooster hook for it to hang from.

Sandy from Teacup Lane asked to see some close-ups of the banner I showed yesterday. (

We are having some gorgeous weather here where I live. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

LOVE Banner

Two of my friends and I got together yesterday and made some Valentine's Day decorations. We made banners using scrapbook paper and a Cricut machine. I am so happy with how mine turned out! I have it hanging on my kitchen sink window right now. It doesn't look too good with those yellow pears so I may have to change that. I got down my V. Day stuff a week or so ago, but I am just now starting to put it all out. I just love decorating for each season! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lampshade Redo

Doesn't this plain shade look much happier with the addition of some trim and a $1 garage sale lamp base? I think so. Have a fabulous Friday everybody!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Few Additions in the Kitchen

Here are a few things I have recently added to my kitchen. I got 2 cute rooster canvases from Bealls and put one here on the countertop. I'm not sure where I'll put the other one. I put my cooking utensils in a gold urn I had. I bought the iron piece (Hobby Lobby) and the little pot of herbs (Michaels) on Sat. and have them over the stove. I am trying to switch out some things to make my home look a little nicer and more sophisticated, but still keep a French country look. That's the look I love, but I don't always achieve it! As for my new front door, it did get installed and I am totally loving all the light it brings into the foyer. I'll show you when I get it all painted which will hopefully be this week. Have a great night and a terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bye-Bye Double Front Doors!

This is what is going on at my house on this very cold day today. I am getting my Christmas present installed - a new front door! I am finally getting rid of my double doors and getting one door with decorative sidelites. It has always been such a pain to have to have/make 2 of everything to decorate the front doors and I am thrilled to have ONE door now! I am planning on painting it red like my other doors because y'all know I love red. I'll show you more later when it gets finished. Have a wonderful Wed. and try to stay warm!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Kitchen Window - Again!

Y'all are gonna be so sick of seeing my kitchen eating area and are probably wondering if I can ever make up my mind about the window treatment. I have always had a valance up there and never tried long curtains. Well, I put these up there and LOVED them! It was like instant warmth and coziness which is what I love, especially during the winter. These curtains are actually a sheet I made into a shower curtain and has been in our master bath for years. I love the fabric! I cut down the middle and now have 2 panels. I am not even sure I am going to sew the edge because you can't even tell. If I want it really sewed my mom will have to do it. My version of sewing is using my trusty hot glue gun. You can't see the bottoms in the picture, but I am going to have to add some fabric because they are too short. I still have my tree in here as you can see. I took the ornaments off today. I think I am going to leave it and decorate it for Valentine's Day and maybe Easter too. I may just leave it up and never take it down! It is not in the way and I love having the lights on. Hope your weekend was great and that your Monday will be too!