Friday, 23 November 2012

Today I'd like to share with you a sleigh make over. 

I found this sleigh "treasure hunting" this past summer.  I knew she had potential.
This is how she turned out after a few coats of homemade chalk paint, distressing and wax.
I filled her up with some pretty shabby chic Christmas items.
Pretty birdcage
Inside the birdcage.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe weekend!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Today I just wanted to share some before and after pictures of some projects I've been working on.
This is a little vintage cart & wooden blocks I found. I already gave it a coat of primer before I remembered to take a picture.
I gently distressed the cart and decoupaged this cute picture in the bottom.
Then I cut out, antiqued & decoupaged vintage looking paper to the blocks.  I really like how it turned out.
I found this at a thrift shop.  I liked the wood hearts.  There were 4 of them.
This is the heart after I decoupaged it and edged it with silver glitter.
Well I hope these might inspire you to re-purpose something.


Friday, 9 November 2012

TGIF!  I just want to share a before and after project with you today.
I found this in my Fall/Halloween tote box last month.  I don't even know when I got it.  I must have liked the little window frame!
I took it all apart and these are the 2 pieces I could use. I gave them both a coat of  "Crisp Linen" paint.
Here is the finished project.  I did reverse decoupage graphic from for the hanging sign. Decoupaged some vintage sheet music paper to a small baby food jar and wired it to the window frame.  This can be used any time of the year.

Then on the reverse side of the sign, I decoupaged some Christmas paper, put a little holly in the jar and it can be used at Christmas.
I hope this will inspire you to repurpose something.

Have a Great long weekend!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

OK...finally as promised I am posting pictures of the awesome Shabby Chic home I get to live in for 5 months. It is sooooo cute...I just love it.  Thank you Lorraine for allowing me to post pictures of your BEAUTIFUL home.

When you first walk in you are greeted with this cute kitchen.  Notice the iron brackets in the doorway.

Then you enter the dinning room.  It is filled with so many cute treasures.

Then there is the charming living room and front entry.  Lorraine has beautiful decorating taste.

The cosy TV room.
Linen closet door.

Bedroom door. So cute. A trash rescue!

Lorraine hangs earrings from the crochet vest.

The master bedroom.

Love this doorway to the washroom.

Master bathroom.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  My photography skills do not do it justice.  I'm sure you agree that Lorraine has done a beautiful job decorating her home.  I thought you should know that this is a double wide mobile home and it is AMAZING!