Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Polyvore Summer

I found Polyvore over a year ago and was immediately hooked. My first degree was in Graphic Arts which, combined with my love of fashion made this site quit appealing. In the beginning I spent hours immersed in designing sets. After time passed my enthusiasm faded and now I only visit (and create) from time to time. I do think that some of my creations are pleasing to look at and thought I would share. What do you think? And...if you have never tried Polyvore go for it, I think you'll enjoy it. 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Claw Feet Side Table

Recently I acquired a sweet little side table from my Mom. Downsizing, she had some furniture she didn’t need any more and I snagged this table. I forgot to take a before picture but it was a medium to dark brown. I fell in love with the green color of my sideboard and decided to try the ASCP color Verailles.

First I painted the table with the chalk paint.

Then I did a little distressing.

And set it up in the perfect spot in my family room.

 But something just wasn't right. 

And then it came to me....the top was nice but a little boring so I decided to add a little color and design.

I was inspired by the colors of this pillow...

....and the design of this wall iron.

First I stenciled a similar design using a home made chalk paint in a blue.  You might remember the stencil from this project.

Next..on with color #2.
ASCP - Arles


Finally the last color, (an my favorite), Red!

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Patriotic Mantel

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. I am fortunate that out of the family members who have served and are currently serving none have been lost in the pursuit of our freedom. Thank you God.

Like a lot of American families we spend part of the Memorial Day weekend celebrating family with a cookout. Ours was yesterday and a good time was had by all. In preparation for the event I decorated our mantel in a patriotic theme using everything recycled. I made the vases (HERE), found the trays at the thrift store for $2 each, the picture of my granddaughter was a gift to me on Valentine’s Day and the little crystal clock was a wedding gift.  

Patriotic Mantel


I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend!
Here are a few pics from out get together.

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