Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What I will be doing tonight...

No time like the present to get my kids Halloween costumes together.

I will be stitching together a Jessie Costume for my little girl
I will be embellishing a Buzz Lightyear Costume for my little boy.

I better get myself some caffeine and get to working on it tonight.

Wish me Luck!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Brass Lamps + Spray Paint = New Lamps

I had picked up two rusty brass lamps from a flea market for FREE.  I took them home not knowing if they worked or not.  To my delight when I plugged them up, the light bulb came on!  Sweet!  (that really is what I said)

I failed to take a before picture.  I wish you could have seen these lamps.  The bottom was rusted and by all means, they should have been headed to the dump.  I cleaned them up the best I could.  I used a wire brush to get the loose rust off.  I primed them and painted them a glossy black. 

I painted several things this day.  Stay tuned for the other stuff.

I LURVE the glossy black!
The finished product!  They are so sleek and pretty.  The lamp shades were only $5.00!!  You cannot beat that price either.

Now I just have to find a place for these two lamps. 
I don't really think that will be too much trouble.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dining Room Help

A couple of months back I painted my dining room a very pretty dark blue.  Since then, nothing else has happened in this room.  I am at a stand still of what to do.  I would like to get this room finished and have the look complete.

Posted a couple of pictures about what I don't like.  In this picture you can see my chandelier.  I think it is a beautiful chandelier, I just wish it wasn't brass.  I cannot take it down but I have even thought of taping paper to the ceiling and so I could spray paint it but I'm afraid to actually spray paint in the house.   What do I hang on the walls is another dilemma I have.

I am not loving these curtains but until I can find something I love that is in my budget, these will stay.  This dresser is what I am using for a buffet.  Should I take the mirror off?

We eat at this table 2-3 times a week.  So I don't want a fussy table that I have to clear everytime we want to eat in here.  So a simple tale decoration would be good too.  I would love something low that I do not have to even take off everytime we sit down.

Help Please


Friday, October 15, 2010

New Table for Me

I found this great old sewing table at a consignment shop this week for only $5.00.  I thought it was a good height for my bedside table.   It is in good shape and very sturdy.  It just needs a little attention.

I actually completed my redo last night. 
But the pictures I took for it are all blurrrrry. 

So you will have to wait till next week to see how it all turned out.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Which Project will I do first?

Life has been busy...that happens with everyone I know. 
I have not cratfted in a couple of weeks. 
Tonight I plan on starting something, anything.

Here are a few thing that I want to get done.

All the blogs out there inspire me.
I hope I am able to inspire some of you.

I picked up two lamps for free a while back.
They need some love and care.
Hopefully after I'm done, they will be as pretty as this one.

 Isn't this idea just perfect for Halloween!
I would love, love to make this for my little girl.

Yesterday at the consignment shop I found a funky 70's tie that I thought was perfect for something like this.  I also found a t-shirt to match.  My son loves ties.  How cute will he be in his own applicated tie t-shirt?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Celebrating Autumn

Check out Tatertos and Jello this week.

They have a special week of all things Fall.

Who doesn't love fall? 

Apple Butter

Fall Festivals




Hot Cider

Bon Fires

All things I love about Fall!

Friday, October 1, 2010

What is Your Style?

Over at Thrifty Decor Chick today Sarah is talking about what kind of style her home is.  (I say that as if I know her personally and that we talk all the time about decorating but in truth, I'm just a follower of her cool blog.)

As I was looking at Ethan Allen today, they have a style quiz.  So I took it and according to them, I am HayLoft.  They describe that as being energetic. Fashion-driven. Practical. Materials borrowed from industry, architecture, and nature. Clean shapes. Punches of color. Spontaneous and fresh. Kids and pets? Bring them on.   

Ummm.. Okay, if they say so.  I think it sound good and so I went on to look at some pictures of things they say I might like. I love, loved them.  I posted some of the pics below.  I think they hit the nail on the head.  I do love these photos and would just die if my home looked like this.  I would be in home decor heaven.

Happy Friday All!


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