Saturday, September 19, 2009

Weekend Projects - green damask and guilding!

The past two weekends, I have been pretty busy crafting away. It's now time to reveal the finished products! I will start with the easiest project - spray painting an old yellow frame I had stored away. I painted it white and added of picture of my precious puppy Bailey. Its new home is on our kitchen counter.

The picture above is of what consumed alot of my time last weekend. The pumpkins were from Hobby Lobby and were orange before. I then guilded away!! Silver is more my style, but I could have done gold or copper too. They turned out really cute and now sit on my kitchen table.

My favorite two projects are left to share. I will start with the ugly frame I purchased from Goodwill for $2. If you ask me, I think it should have been free, but I decided the pay the $ since it was just the right size I was looking for. The pictures that were in the frame made me laugh too - which is priceless!! :)
The next picture is of the chair from Goodwill - $4. If you know anything about me - gold is not my friend. I knew right away that I would need to get my trusty white spray paint out for both projects. I purchased the lime green damask off of Ebay and went to work. The chair now sits by our door leading to garage (main door we use) and the frame is above our pantry.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fall Decorating!

Since we've only been "homeowners" for around a year and a half, we haven't had much time to start collecting fall decor. Today, while working, I was thinking about what I had at home that I could use to decorate by our front door. I started wandering around our home trying to find items I could use. I found a vase that was given to us as a house-warming gift (pulled out the ugly arrangement inside - wasn't my style), a wicker pumpkin I had, bought the flowers from Walmart for $3, and then added my wreath that I bought last year and started my fall decorating today.

As I was looking in our storage closet, I saw a "Welcome" sign that we had gotten for a wedding gift. It was in the closet, because it didn't really match my decorating style - little bit too country for me! I cut the stars and twine off the sign, spray painted white, and now it's something we can use all the time! Simple and just my style!! Here are some before/after photos and what our front door looks like now. I made sure to add some twine to tie everything down to the table - it gets windy here!!

The only thing I am missing are the pumpkins! I can't wait to carve pumpkins!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lime green!

It has been awhile since my last blog. You would think I was up to some projects, however that wasn't the case!! With the weather changing, I have a feeling I will be starting projects and blogging more. Mom - I know you are happy now!

Today, I thought I would show off my kitchen changes. Since moving into our home 6 months ago, I have been trying to decide what color I should make our kitchen. After seeing the new Fiestaware color - Lemon grass, I decided this was the color I would make it. I am now going to start collecting lime green kitchen accessories. Here is just a start to my collection! I will keep you posted on additions - because you know I am always out buying something! :) Mom - if you are reading this - be on the lookout for cute lime-green items to add! Maybe I should buy a table to put by the back door and painted it a lime color?!

The flash makes the color more yellow, but it really is more green. The picture doesn't do any justice. Anyways, this was my inspiration.

I always make sure to have some green apples on hand - just to add to the green! :) Maybe I should invest in some "faux-fruit" since we never eat them!!