Monday, January 30, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
What projects are you planning for 2012?
We all have our plans. Some we get done AND some we don’t.
My daughter will turn 13 this year…yikes! Well…she want to re-do her room already (after less than 3 years…sigh).
She wants it more “modern”. She says she doesn’t share my affinity for the shabby, chippy, old, vintage stuff.
Ok….I can appreciate that.
BUT, this is my house and I need to be ok with the changes. First off, she wants to go from her two twin beds to a queen size.
She has taken up a love affair with music, old and new.
She received a very special Christmas gift this year. Her uncle (my brother) gave her this very vintage Beatles mirror that he has had since he was a teenager.
Perfect! She wants to do her room in black and white and have some of her favorite black and white posters.
I made this sign for her and wrapped it up and put it under the tree…
Yesterday I had a minute to sit down and open up my new Cratge and Barrel catalog and found this fabulous bedding…
I showed it to her when she got home from school and she absolutely LOVED IT!
Yeah. Bedding is huge and we have come to a mutual decision.
I am in search of an old chipping fireplace mantel to use as a headboard.
I want to upholster the opening and tuft it with cool buttons (preferably vintage).
I posted a “WANTED” on craigslist this morning. Hopefully one will turn up.
This will be a fun project to work on and I know she will be happy when it’s done.
So….I guess we will say goodbye to her sweet brown/blue/cream Paris themed room….
Thanks goodness we will still have the pictures.
I’ll be sure to share the progress as we move along on this project.
What do you have on your list for this new year?
Have a fabulous weekend and I’m so glad you stopped in.
Friday, January 6, 2012
I haven’t posted since before Christmas. It’s been a busy time around here. I’m juggling as fast as I can right now.
We had a wonderful Christmas with our oldest and his girlfriend here for Christmas. Then we had a great visit with my husband’s childhood friend and his delightful girlfriend.
We went to Hood River OR a few days before Christmas and this photo above was taken in front of the most beautiful REAL Christmas tree in the restaurant where we had a yummy dinner.
2012 is here whether I am ready or not…
I did get to the store to bring a few more pieces and just plan freshen up the space and remove any holiday items that were remaining.
I’m loving this super rustic work table that I modified to a rolling cart/island.
Here’s how it started out. Funny side note: When I asked the guy running the estate sale how much the table was, he didn’t think anyone would want it, but sold it to me anyway…
Go figure : )
I also added some nice caster wheels to make it easy to move around.
Here’s a little table/desk I finished and brought in.
A gorgeous old dining table that I updated by painting the detailed base and apron in ASCP Old White.
and here’s a piece of local subway art that I did featuring historic streets in my town. The first one I did before Christmas flew out the door in a day or two..
Yep, 2012 is off to a busy start and my head is buzzing with all the projects I can complete this year. I’m lucky to have my Dad with me here for a few weeks to run around with me and deliver furniture.
He even brought some treasures from home.
I guess collecting treasures runs in the family.
It’s feels good to be back here posting and I look forward to a great year of learning, growing and creating.
I hope your off to a great start.