Thursday, May 6, 2010

I've Neglected This Blog

I can't believe it has been a whole month since my last post! I have been super busy planning for and executing a huge community fundraiser for my sister who is battling Leukemia right now. If you'd like you can read about her journey HERE.

So I wanted to show how I've incorporated my last few projects into my decor. I complete something and immediately begin the task of finding a "home" for it.

My 'B' monogram has a home on the top of my kitchen hutch. I think it's happy there for now.

For my twine monogram, I hung it up on a wreath hanger with a sheer, black ribbon. It actually sits behind my kitchen sink in a little window box there. The picture of it on the counter looked better.

My new hutch has been accessorized. I haven't done anything with the chipped and peeling paint yet, it will have to wait. I had lots of fun decorating this love of mine! I was happy to be able to bring out some of our books. We all love to read at our house.

I found this at Ross- $15. I thought it was unique and would add some color.

I bought this at the antique store- $6. I knew it would fit in somewhere!

Some finials that I have recently painted. I am going to leave the tall one black and gold for now.

My moss ball trio.

I'm planning to redo my decor that is currently above my kitchen cabinets. I have been on the look out. I found a few things the other day at he antique store.

This wire basket has some height to it and I love the look of it- $10. I filled it with fake red apples.

I love finials!! I just couldn't pass this up! -$19

I found this guy at the dollar store. I love the whimsical look of it. It is interesting to me, out of the ordinary. It may or may not find a home, but for a buck, I thought what the heck!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My First Mod Podge Experience!

I used Mod Podge for the first time last night and now I "get it". What some awesome and easy to use stuff! I am now just looking around to see what else I can do with it.

I found this picture or hunk of wood with a crazy print on Hobby Lobby for 90% off. They had them there when they were 60% and I just knew they would be there for the 90% mark down. I had a plan for it and got it for $1.99...saweet. Here's how my idea panned out:

Tiger print thing before:

: (I used fabric)

Add a letter 'B' for my last name:

Paint it antique white with just a thin coat so some dark shows through and then add a touch of glaze:

Enlist the help from some awesome glue:

In love!!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An Antique Love Story

I met this gorgeous hutch back in November at a local antique store. It was love at first sight. I have been thinking about it ever since, looking at it every time I shopped at the store. I just couldn't bear the thought of it sitting in that store any longer...the time came to bring it home with me. I LOVE this piece of furniture. I have it in our living room and plan to use it as a bookcase. There is plenty of storage too which will help with our storage dilemma. I am sooo excited to accessorize this beauty! I didn't get it for cheap, but I think it is worth what I paid. It is going to look even more fabulous with a little TLC.

Finally Warmer Weather

The sun was shining a couple of days ago and I just had the itch to spray paint something. I painted some frames...



And a Hobby Lobby find that is looks kind of springy when it is all painted...



There is a lot more waiting to be painted. I haven't found a home for these items I painted yet, still thinking up something for the frames.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thank you Hobby Lobby

Our Hobby Lobby has been having a bunch of 90% off home accents and I've been snatching up finials like crazy. So many of them are gold, and it's just not my thing. I painted this one antique white again with my Glidden paint.

I like this color because it is super neutral and clean looking. I did add some glaze, but haven't taken a picture yet. Just imagine little bits of glaze trapped in the beautiful lines.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Topiary Love

I was in Idaho Falls last weekend and went to a small home decor store. Everything was really pricey, but I spotted this cute little topiary and wanted to take it home. I collect them and love them in all shapes and sizes. It wasn't marked and so I inquired about the price thinking it was probably $5-$10. The clerk came back and told me it was $, I'll take it. It has a perfect little home and an owner who loves it!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm addicted!

Hi, my name is Cami and I'm addicted to moss covered balls. There is not a single soccer, basket, grapevine...ball that is safe. By summer I may just have them all covered in moss!

Okay, really this is my last one...wait, doesn't every addict say that?

I found the red bowl at Hobby Lobby 80% off, making it $4.79. I need more color in my it!

I also wanted to share a couple of recent finds. I found this lamp at Hobby Lobby for 80% off, making it $16.00. I didn't love it at first because I thought it was too tall, it has since grown (no pun intended) on me and I adore it!

I found this frame at the Dollar Tree. I like it as is, no painting required. Aren't those three boys divine?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I Can't Wait For...

The hutch is getting springified.

Dear Spring,

I'm anxiously awaiting your arrival. I look forward to the day when your warmth and sunshine melts all of this yucky, dirty snow. I long for your beautiful tulips and the chirp of birds. I crave seeing the green leaves on the trees again. Please visit soon. I love you and miss you!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Making Over A Finial

Another D.I. find is transformed. This finial had serious potential and I'm glad I saw it. They had three for sale and I'm kicking myself for not buying them all and gifted the other two...arrggg. Anyway,I gave this bad boy three coats of antique white paint and finished it off with some glaze. This piece was really glossy to begin with and the paint kept rubbing off...note to next time! I love the finished product!!

Before...what do you even call this color? :)

I love how the glaze gets trapped in the details.