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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pink Elephants

I have been working on these crib mobiles and this is the first one that I tried.

I used my embroidery machine to make it and in order to have it visible from both sides, I had to reverse the pattern on the opposite side so these cute little elephants could be seen from every where while they moved around.

I had Mr. Jones make me the holders and I think he did an awesome job.  He made them so they would balance perfectly and because of that, the slightest movement makes them move around.

I hung them from a hook on the ceiling and even a little breeze will make them twirl around.

I can see how a baby could be mesmerized by them, because I was just sitting there watching them!

Love the colors of the pink and grey, I think a turquoise and grey would be adorable as well.

Love, love , love it!

I don't know what it is about elephants but they are so cute in a nursery.

Just makes me smile to see them swaying in the breeze!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's been awhile!

Wow, it has been awhile since I posted something, I think I got through with Christmas and just relaxed.  I have been doing some projects though, and most of them involve paint.  I have been thinking about repainting the guest room for quite awhile but have just not got around to it.  Before I started though I knew if I painted it the color I wanted that I would need to paint this little bedside cabinet as well.  I wanted to go lighter with everything!

This is the after picture.  The walls used to be quite dark, kind of a sage green but dark.

I have been playing around with my panorama shot on my camera and this is what I got.  I love the camera on the new 5s.  It takes cool pics, huh!

This is about the same,  my daughter moved in December, put her home up for sale,  I helped her stage her house and used my phone to take the pictures.  I used the panoramic features several times.  It must have worked because her home sold in 3 days!

I didn't change  much else in the room other than the paint but did make some new pillows to go on the bed.

I did paint the clock because I wanted it to be a little lighter.
After I painted it, I distressed it with some sand paper and it worked perfectly.
This is what it looked like before.

I did the bathroom in the guest room as well.  You know how hard it is to get pictures of a bathroom when there is a mirror and you don't want to get in the shot!  I used the panorama shot on this as well and you can actually see most of the bathroom!

Once the painting started, I couldn't stop!  I have had this antique rocking chair for almost 25 years, and it was old when I got it.  I originally stripped it down to the bare wood.  I was wanting it to go light as well so I painted it!

I took the cushion off and lined the fabric with some white sheet fabric and nailed it onto the under neath side of the cushion.

Taking the cushion off made it easy to paint.
I added a yellow chevron pillow and loved the way it turned out.  Doesn't it just make you happy to look at it!

The painting did not stop!  I had this old wood table, that was ready for some updating,(sorry, I forgot to take a before picture, in all of my excitement.) 

I should have moved the sub woofer under the table before I took the picture, but you get the idea.  This table has 2 layers of glass and I put a piece of fabric between the 2 pieces.  It's going to be fun to change it up when I get bored with the fabric.

The last project involved, some seen better days, Christmas decorations.  Sorry, I forgot the before pic, but just imagine some forest green and burgundy paint,  some red berries with fake pine and raffia.

I went with the neutral paint used some mod podge and glitter on the outside letters.

For the embellishment I used a die cut foam snowflake, painted it the same color as the letters, and put a little bling in the center!
Now this will be all ready for next winter.
See, I haven't really relaxed, just haven't updated for awhile.  
I can feel spring coming!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Home

So, since it is almost Christmas, I thought I better post these pictures.  this year Christmas has come so fast and after Thanksgiving, I decorated! This is the Christmas tree in the piano room and I used the glitter balls we made a few years ago.

Still love my Pottery Barn reindeer.

This was pretty simple, but I was into simple this year.  I just put the Christmas balls in a glass bowl added some mistletoe and little rice lights. 
you can kind of see the little lights around the base.

one of my nativites.

I can leave this up for awhile.

This is the dining room and I love the white and silver look, it just is a simple but clean look.

I used my feather trees and found these ice branches at Michael's, they kind of say "Winter"!

The mantle

just a garland and more silver

For the base of the trees, I used some candle stick bases that I made from finds at the DI, I glued them all together with E9000 and then spray painted them black and added ribbon and beads.

Love these wintery branches.

more of the feather trees.

All is Merry and Bright!

In the kitchen

On the stair way. 

Used my collection of felt ornaments, because if they get bumped it doesn't matter.

The kitchen clock and chandelier.

My collection of Santa's.

I reduced the number this year and just used my favorites.

Used the mason jar trees with my Santa's

The downstairs mantle.

The manger and the star,  I tried to find a star and ended up making my own, I wish I would have used white cord lights, but at the time I didn't have any.  I used a block of wood and dowels to make the base.

the tree.

In the manger is used some lights and fabric to light it up.


Made some new pillow covers for the couch,  I found the snowflake one and decided I needed mare of the same, so I used the pillows I had and made new slipcovers.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


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