Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sunroom Makeover Less Than $100.00

Just before Christmas, I moved the furniture in the sunroom around.  I liked it okay for a while, but lately when sitting at the table, the view into the room bothered me. I had a steel type shelf unit at the window holding the plants. That happens to be the spot where the table and chairs normally sit.

I moved the plants to the floor, and my husband took the shelving unit back to the garage for his use there.

I brought this vintage table back from the master bedroom, and placed it here where the jelly cupboard was and stood the old closet door behind the table.

I had recently been using a rug with pink and green in it, but it had a stain I could not get out, so I bought a small white rug for the room. 

Here you can see the rug, and how it blends in with the walls and tile.

I hung these printed sheers in the room.  I've had them a long time, and they once hung in the guest room.  I like the color combination in these curtains.

The table was moved back to the windows.  It just works better here.

Placing the chaise on this side of the room, allows for a better walking pattern to the screened porch.

I'm hoping to find new and more comfortable padded cushions for the sunroom.  I've had these since the home was built in 2000.  I'd like to find some with memory foam on the inside. They would be much more comfortable.


I had the opportunity to go to At Home today, and I found some cushions that I really liked for the wicker chairs.  I removed the old cushions, and throw pillows (above), and here are the new cushions. (below)

I was able to stay in my color range with the new cushions.  I really like these, and the cushion in the chaise fits perfectly, even though, I forgot to measure the chair before going to shop.

I had a gift certificate for Queen of Hearts, and it is located just up the street from At Home, so I went in there and bought some smalls in the blue colors to place on the vintage table. The 'plate' is actually a painted brass tray, the book is one where the cover has been painted, and the K sign said on the tag that the wood is from a 75 year old church in South Georgia.

 I placed the chair I recently finished in the corner to hold some of the plants.  It's color works well in here.

I also brought in the magnolia print from my sweet friend, because it has white and turquoise. The feel of the room is more relaxing now.

I set the table with white, and green.

Costs of makeover:
rug:  Lowe's, $29.00
Cushions:  At Home, $52.00
Smalls on table:  Gift card
TOTAL: $81.00

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fluffing My Nest

I've been shuffling things around which is nothing new.  I wake up really early every morning, and as I wander around with my coffee, I move this and that.  I enjoy making small changes that don't require lots of work or heavy lifting.

All of the items were already in the room at one place or another, and I simply regrouped various items, or moved them to another place, to make them more prominent.

The colors in the pictures, and those of the vase and flowers blend together quite well.
This is a corner of the dining room, the perfect spot for the small table I bought. I found the vase at a Good Will store in another town.

By placing the brass tray on this table, it is more easily seen, and adds a touch of brightness to this spot.

Placing these Ball jars in the chicken wire basket near the turquoise lamp makes for a nice display.

Keeping the gold and orange together gives this corner a warm ambience.

Do you group items according to color or some other way?

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Valentine's Day Decor ~ Come See

Whether this is true or not, it makes for a good story.  Even though Valentine's  is only one day in mid-February, it gives me a good excuse to add a little red to my decor. Things feel a little blah right after Christmas when all the lights and colorful decor have been removed and stored away.  My decor wasn't "blah" for long. Oriental Trading, gifted me some new pieces to add to my Valentine's decor. Here are the beautiful items I received from Oriental Trading, ~~ this beautiful angel...
Not only is she holding a heart, the sash on her dress has hearts as well!

These "Love"ly blocks....
These will last for years!  They are heavy, and a really good size!!
and, this felt wall banner...
Nice banner!!  Very good quality, and so festive!
I'm doing a planner this year, and you should see all the Washi tape I received from Oriental Trading, as well as a package of 100 pages of gorgeous paper.  I used some of the paper to line the back of my hutch top in the previous post, just prior to this one.  I also received bracelet making kits!!

Aren't these pieces beautiful? Click on the links, and look through the wonderful items at Oriental Trading.  If you place your order quickly, you should receive your items in time to use them this Valentines Day.
I noticed a lovely heart-shaped single wreath, a double heart-shaped wreath, and a gorgeous red throw with hearts that I'm sure you would love to have.  I've received lots of items from Oriental Trading and have always been very pleased with the quality, and their prices are amazing already, but as an extra bonus, visit their coupon page for the latest in sales.  Low prices, then coupons in addition! How can you do better? 

If it's party supplies you need, or plush animals, candy and games for your children/grandchildren, be sure to check out the selection available at Oriental Trading.   It's a great place to shop without leaving the comfort of your home.

Be sure to hurry and order your new Valentines supplies, or decor items. Valentine's Day will be here before you know it!!

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Sponsored post:  This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading.  I was gifted Valentines products and other items in exchange for this post.  The opinions stated here are 100% my own.    My full disclosure statement is at the top of my blog.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Look What I Found at Good Will

I've been going to Good Will weekly and for the last few weeks, I haven't found much of anything, but today I hit the jackpot!! I have the bottom part to my mother's old Hoosier cabinet.  My dad for some reason, gave the top away after my mother passed away.  Why?  I have no idea.  The bottom half sat in my basement for years and a few years ago, I cleaned it up, painted it, and brought it upstairs into the mud room.  I use it to store my plastic ware.

I would have loved to have found a Hoosier top, but had come to realize that probably would never happen.  I had decided a while back if I could ever run up on a hutch top, I would buy that and sit it on the Hoosier bottom.

Well, today was the day!!  I paid $8.98 for this piece!!

Of course I painted it white.  I gathered all my partial bottles of white chalk paint, and mixed them together, and had just enough for one coat.  I will put on another coat and seal it soon, but I went ahead and styled it just to see how it would look, and here it is!!

I love it!! I covered the back of the inside with colorful scrapbooking papers, that I received from Oriental Trading Company.

I think this gives such a farmhouse vibe to the mud room.  We use the back door, entering directly into the mud room, so this is what you see when you come in.

The plates on the center shelf belonged to my mother.  The bowls on the same shelf are all from Good Will, as is the red rooster below.

I found two more things I will share on another post soon.  They were equally great finds!!

Hope you will join me at these parties!

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