Friday, February 26, 2010

Another Lampshade Redo

I took the black and white toile off this lamp in my kitchen and recovered it in what is, in my opinion, one of the cutest fabrics I have ever seen. It is called Majolica and I have had it for a long time. I was going to make some kitchen valances with it, but never did. It has pictures of different majolica pieces on it. I decided to use the bunny one on the shade. I just cut it out, hot glued it and some trim on and I LOVE IT! Hope y'all have a fun Friday and a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Basket Tray and Toile Chair

I got this basket tray at Joanns last week. I was excited to find it because I had been wanting one to use on my kitchen table. It will be changed a lot in the future so I'm sure you'll get sick of seeing it! I had recovered the seat on this extra chair in the dining room with some animal print fabric several months ago, but decided to change it again and use my favorite toile. I like it much better now. Hope y'all have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spay Day 2010

Today is the Humane Society's annual Spay Day to remind people how important it is to spay or neuter your pets. THREE TO FOUR MILLION ANIMALS ARE EUTHANIZED EVERY YEAR IN THE U.S. Yes, that's 3-4 MILLION folks. That absolutely boggles my mind. These are animals that could have made great family members and companions, but had to die because they had no home. This reality breaks my heart so much and also makes me mad as heck 'cause a lot of these deaths could have been prevented if people had their animals spayed or neutered. I am not trying to offend anyone, but you are part of the problem if you allow your animals to breed, plain and simple. Also, when you make the decision to get an animal it should be for life. Like with a child, you have to give them all the love, attention, and care that they deserve. You don't get rid of them if they get too big, don't act they way you want them to, or cost you money that you don't want to spend. They depend on you and it is your responsibility to provide for them. Please watch the video below and if it doesn't convince you that you have to spay or neuter your pets, I don't know what will.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Doing Some Spring Decorating

I took down the Valentine's Day tree in my kitchen and put my topiary in its place. That tree has been in here since Sept. so I was glad to see it gone for a while. I am working on putting out my green dishes and some other bunny/bird/Spring stuff. I love Spring flowers and decorations! Have a great weekend y'all!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Two Plaque Transformations

I bought these two plaques from a yard sale last summer for 50 cents each I think. I also have one more I haven't done anything with yet. I spray painted the sides and then glued on some pictures from old calendars. I just dabbed a little hot glue on the corners. On the rooster one, you can see I cut him out and then used scrapbook paper as the background. I love cheap little projects like these that give me instant gratification. I'll admit patience is not one of my virtues! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought I'd better show the rest of my Valentine's Day decorations since it is almost here. Hope y'all have a great weekend full of fun and love!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Open Kitchen Cabinet with New Fabric

Here is my open cabinet with the red and white checked fabric in the back that I did Fri. night. It doesn't show up like the other swirly busy paper did, but I like it better. I need to get my husband to install some lights on the top 2 shelves or make it so I can put a little lamp on each shelf to brighten things up. I can always think of a new project! Have a terrific Tuesday everybody!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Polka Dot Heart on My Front Door

I have been seeing some cute hearts on people's doors around town so I decided to make one of my own. I drew a heart on a thin piece of scrap wood and my husband cut it out with the jigsaw. I painted it pink and drew dots and painted them red and white. Then I hot glued some black and white checked ribbon to hang it by and now I have a Valentine's Day decoration for my new front door. And the most wonderful thing is I only had to make one 'cause I have just one front door now, not two! Happy Monday to you!

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Little Friday Night Project

I am working on this little project tonight. I am taking the swirly wrapping paper (look at the top shelf) down and putting some red and white checked fabric (look at the second shelf) on the backs of the open cabinet in my kitchen. I was going to go out tomorrow and buy some new fabric, but looked through my stash and found some and decided to go ahead and use it. I would really love some pretty toile wallpaper, but everything I see online is way more than I want to spend. So I'll just use what I already have. Hope you are having a great Friday and will have a fun weekend! I am looking forward to going to some yard sales tomorrow morning!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Iron Piece on Kitchen Cabinet and Some Pretty Fabric

I added this iron piece on the cabinets below the countertop a while back (hope I haven't shared this already) where you walk into my kitchen from the living room. It just looked like something needed to be there. Some people might not want to put holes in their cabinets and I totally understand that, but I put holes where I want and don't worry about it.

I bought this pretty fabric yesterday to make some couch pillows out of it, but now I'm thinking of a kitchen window valance for the Spring/Summer. I love the colors!

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Grandma's Old Hutch Finds a New Home

This old hutch that was my Grandma's has been in storage since 2004 when she passed away. I had always liked it and one day a few weeks ago decided to see if it might work in my kitchen. My Dad brought it over to my house and it fit perfectly and I love it! It has some great display space which is always good since I have lots of plates and accessories. It also has some much needed storage at the bottom which I can never have enough of. At first I thought that it HAS to be painted. But, I am kinda liking the warm wood color since I have so much white in here. I am going to keep it like it is for now. Plus, painting is a big pain and I am not in the mood to do it! I am already looking forward to putting out my cabbage plates and bunnies on it for Spring/Easter. My Mom told me that Grandma would be so pleased that I was using her hutch so that makes it extra special! Have a great Monday!