Saturday, February 22, 2014

Books and Tea Tablescape

I was looking for something a little different for the dining table the other day,

so I threw an old quilt on top and began playing around with some random items.

I filled a decorative birdcage with some old books,

and set one of my great-grandmother's tea cups on top of the stack.

Then I stacked some more old books on the table,
added some favorite candlesticks,

another old teacup,

my grandmother's old watch face,

and voila!

Books and Tea!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Grain Sack" Inspired Coffee Table

I picked up an assortment of tables at an estate sale recently.

Started with a coat of white paint,

but decided they needed something more.

So, I decided to paint a grey stripe down the middle.

Then I added smaller stripes on either side.

I like the curvy lines.

 And the stripes!

Kinda reminds me of a grain sack,

hence the name!

Monday, February 10, 2014

My New "Subway" Art

I made a few smaller signs like this for Christmas and liked them so much,
 I decided to make one for myself. 

 I started with a large cabinet door and painted it white.

Next, I used vinyl letters of different sizes and fonts to write some of the names of God,
then painted black over the whole thing.

Peel off the letters when it's all dry.

Monday, February 3, 2014

It's Never Simple!

This corner of my family room was looking a little dark to me, so I thought I would just move some little tables around and fix the problem. Simple enough, right?

I should know better! Nothing is ever as simple as that. One thing always leads to another...

I have 3 end tables in that room and I just wanted to use them, not steal from other rooms.
So I moved them all around, seeing if they would look better in different spaces, and I finally settled on a good arrangement.

But I then realized I needed to paint this little dresser because the color was all wrong for the room.

My first inclination was to match the red cabinet I had in the corner. It wasn't really what I wanted, but I just couldn't come up with a different color.

So I painted it red and hated it! It just did not work on this cabinet.

So I painted over the red with with a green color, but I barely got that on before I knew it was wrong and painted it white.

It was better than anything else I had tried, but it was kind of blah.

The walls in the room are yellow, and I thought the cabinet would look cute yellow, but I didn't want it to blend into the walls. But maybe a yellow-white combination was the answer.

So I left the drawers white and painted the rest of it a darker yellow than the walls.

Finally, something I could live with!

And it solved my original problem of a dark corner, too!