Wednesday, July 29, 2009

D.I.Y.D. by Kimba, Welcome

This is my first post in so long. I hope you enjoy it, and leave me a message. I've been visiting blogs, but have had little time to do anything with mine. I decided to take the plunge and link up to Do It Yourself Day hosted by Kimba. I do all my own decorating. I purchased a large metal tray last summer. It was scratched and the paint was wearing off. I've since lost the before picture. Trust me it was ugly. First, I painted it black and tried to do a mosaic effect with paper. Hated IT!
Last week I took Valspar spray paint, and transformed it to a creamy white. Almost like Heirloom white. I decoupaged scrapbook paper to it from HL. Added some ribbon. And wow, I really like it. What do you think?
It sits on a Chinese chest that I inherited from my Grandfather.
The little plate above it, is milk glass from my grandmother.
Picked up the serenity prayed from Kohl's

Now I need to add some decorations on the tray. Any suggestions? it's in by bedroom. The walls are a softer blue than they appear in the photos. Thank you for visiting, I'll try to be a better blogger. School starts in two weeks and I appear to manage my time better then. Plus I enjoy writing about my classroom also.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Art Fire

I was doing a search for jewelry making and stumbled upon Art Fire. It's similar to Etsy. They have a short video explaining the differences. I think it's great there's another option. More to shop for too. Here are a few things I copied for you to see.

This plate is darling. Very blog landish. Is that a word? LOL

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Overstock purchase!

I've wanted some good quality curtains for my windows in the bedroom. I wanted a white cotton panel. Nothing fussy... beachy quality if you know what I mean. My current panels are from Walmart. There's nothing wrong with them, they are not cotton. I wanted cotton.
I've never purchased from Overstock, but I took the plunge. I could not be more happy. I got these beauties for 25.00 a pair. A pair people, I've been shopping around and most panels are sold individually. Yikes. ( I must confess that I'm not much of a curtain person. Something I'm just taking the plunge in... I like good made blinds. ) When I opened the package I was prepared to be disappointed, but I wasn't. I honestly believe they are from Pottery Barn or some where similar. They are so well made and such good quality. Soon they will go up.
First I'm painting my living room. New furniture from Lazy Boy that I've been waiting for for five years. Yes, five years. Here's the link for the panels and a few more I think are great buys. The stripes are subtle.
Take me to these panels.
Pretty Black and White Panels.

I'm going to try some of the Nester's Mistreatments also. I have the fabric, just need to get the stinkin' living room painted first. LOL.