Friday, May 28, 2010

Poppy Plates

I got these 2 poppy plates from TJ Maxx today. Love them! TJ Maxx and Ross have the cutest plates and for cheap too. These were $2.99 each. I usually can't resist getting a few plates when I am in one of those stores. At least these don't have a rooster on them which most of mine do! Hope y'all have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Clock

I bought this clock the other day at Hobby Lobby to put in my dining room. I really like it, but it doesn't look near as big on this wall as it looked in the store. I think I may hang something on either side to fill up the space more or maybe hang some plates around it. I'll have to look through my stash of stuff and see what I come up with. Hope y'all have a wonderful Wed.!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Kitchen Stuff

Here are a few pictures of the beadboard backsplash that my husband aged with some glaze. I like it sooooo much better than the bright white. He still has to do the part on the other wall, but we have to move a TV, toaster oven, and microwave and just haven't gotten to it yet. I used a gold frame I had and painted a chalkboard on the backside of the painting that was in it and hung it on the beadboard. The frame was too gold for my taste so I dabbed on some black paint to darken it some. I also cut out 2 rooster pics from a calendar and put them in 2 frames I had. I like that the frames have a goldish look and are substantial looking. I may order some rooster prints I saw online, but am going to use these for now. Have a great Monday y'all!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Aging my Beadboard Backsplash

I got a wild hair today around lunchtime and decided to age my kitchen beadboard backsplash with this glaze. I started on the project and then my sweet hubby got involved and took over 'cause what he did looked much better than what I did. He had told me to do this a long time ago, but I didn't know what it would look like to have white cabinets and the stained backsplash. Well, I am loving it! It blends more with the countertops and the white was just too stark for me. I'll show you pics when we (well, really HE) gets done. Have a great night and a wonderful Wed.!

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Prettied Up" Lampshades

Well, the hutch is back in the kitchen until I decide what color to paint it. I am thinking a green or yellow color and then distressed and aged a lot with a glaze. I have seen furniture like that online and love how it looks. The question is will I be able to achieve that same look myself. I just can't do white. It is so clean looking and pretty, but I already have so much white here in the kitchen and really want the warm French country look. I would like to age my white cabinets, but am so scared they'll turn out looking dirty and gross. OK, back to the hutch. I bought these 2 lamps as a set at Kirklands, but didn't like the small brown shades that came on them. I got these 2 plain white shades at Ross for $1.99 each and knew I could recover them. Ross is a great place to get lampshades and they are usually like $5 or less. I hot glued on some fabric and trim I already had and love how they look now sitting on the hutch. I think they have that French country look. Hope you are having a great Monday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Chest of Drawers in the Kitchen?!

I have decided that Grandma's hutch that I have had here in my kitchen definitely needs to be painted. I took it out and it is now sitting in my dining room until I figure out what color I want and get the gusto to go ahead and do it. So...I moved this antique chest of drawers out of the dining room and into the kitchen where the hutch was to see what a white piece would look like. I am always saying how there is a lot of white in my kitchen (cabinets, backsplash, appliances, waincoting, table and chairs) and I really don't like that much white. But, then I saw this white piece in here and it looks like it belongs. I was thinking that I might should try to quit hating all the white and just embrace it and just have color in the fabric and accessories. Gotta have my color y'all, ya know? So I am leaning towards painting the hutch white. What do y'all think? I like the idea of black too, but I know dark things don't show up well on black. For now I am going to enjoy the chest of drawers in here. I think it looks pretty cute and I always enjoy something different. The corner needed something so I stuck that black shutter over there. I am trying to figure out what to do with it. I thought about painting it green, but my husband said he likes it black. This has been a rambling post, so I'll shut up now and let you go on with your day. Have a good one!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Patio Set Makeover

I got this patio set as a wedding present when my husband and I got married, almost 13 years ago. I also have a baker's rack that matches it. I decided it needed to be spruced up so I spray painted it red and it looks like new now! I want a cute pot, maybe in lime green, and some flowers to put on the table instead of what I have on there now. I had to include 2 pictures of the star jasmine on my arbor that is going crazy. My husband has to trim it a lot to keep it somewhat under control and he know his weekly cutting is about to start. I love it though 'cause all the vines around the patio stay green all year long. Hope y'all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and are having a marvelous Monday!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Toile Chair Cover

I bought this Waverly toile chair cover last Sat. for $6 at an antique store that is going out of business. I thought it was a great deal and was excited to bring it back home and try it out. Right now it is in the dining room, but I am not sure if I'll leave it or put it in my kitchen on my desk chair. It needs to be thrown in the dryer or ironed to get the wrinkles out. I have the matching curtains that I did have up in here, but are put away at the moment. Hope y'all are having a wonderful week!