Monday, March 27, 2017

Sprucing Up the Laundry Room

I enjoy seeing the laundry room makeovers in blogland. However, I am not a great painter, so I was trying to think of how I could give the room a little facelift.  My cabinets in there are plentiful, but after 17 years, they were seeing some wear. Mostly, areas where damp clothing sitting near the cabinets, both on the upper cabinets and the lower had places where the stain had all but disappeared.  I considered painting them, even though that is not my strong suit, considered using Java Gel Stain on them.  Still hesitant about my skills.

I remembered that I had a can of Restore It Furniture rehab liquid that might help cover up some of the wear.  Even though the cabinets are honey colored, and the Restore It I had is walnut, I used it anyway.  Well, this stuff is wonderful.  It covered all the blemishes, gave a very clean look to the cabinets and didn't darken them over one shade.  They look like new!  I plan to get new hardware for this room.

I hung the tiers I found at Good Will in the laundry and mud rooms, and it is soooooo much brighter and cleaner in here. Maybe someday I'll get up the nerve to do something different, but this will help anyway.

I don't have a before picture showing the spots that were on the cabinets, but this is how the room looks now.

 Tiers in mud room and laundry room, and a new rug for the laundry room.
We probably have about 25 dollars in this little spruce up.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Creating a Cozy Corner

We came to the lake house last Thursday.  Sometimes you just need a change of scenery.  On Friday we went to Tractor supply and I found this pretty planter.  I guess that's what it would be called.  That's how I'm using it.  The chicken wire is in the shape of a chicken!  Imagine that!  It's really pretty.

I'm using the buckets as planters.  I didn't take a photo before decorating it. I bought these ferns and flowers at Dollar Tree using my gift card that was in the giveaway I won.

At first I placed silverware in each compartment and sat it on the table but it was just too big for that.  I couldn't figure where I would place it.  Then I decided I would move the bookcase from the guest room and place it on this wall in the living room. I'd always wanted a small table there for a lamp, so this would also work for that.

I moved a few items so that there would appear to be a gallery wall here.  The bird came from Good Will which I visited also. After, all, it's just across the street!

Other items from Good Will are:

Both these bowls were from Good Will.  The bunnies came from Dollar General.

This small green vase reminds me of a McCoy, but it's USA.  couldn't leave it there.

This sweet vase reminded me of an egg.

This sweet bunny was from good will at 1.39.

Using my new finds I created a cozy corner, at the lake house.  Hope you are enjoying these spring days.  It was 80 here today.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Refreshing the Master Bedroom

Our master bedroom has looked the same for a long time.  We have lots of trouble finding bedding to look right on this bed, because it is high, plus it has huge mattress and box springs.  I had looked for hours online for bedding big enough for it. Finally, I measured it, and instead of going to various stores carrying bedding, I typed the measurements into the search bar, 118 x 110 bedding.  Then several links came up that carry what is called super-sized king bedding, including Amazon through ECity Direct, price $49.99.  I was a little suspicious, but the reviews for the bedding were very good, so I decided to order it and see.  (Chezmoi Kingston Collection, spread, 2 king size shams ) So a really great bargain.  When I opened it, I was sure I had done the right thing.  The spread is the same on both sides, and is the perfect weight.

I've shown before how I had sewn a large dust ruffle to the quilt that was on our bed, to make it long enough to fully cover the mattress.

This has worked just fine, but I was ready for a change.  


It's a lovely blue, and I left an ecru dust ruffle on the bed.  I have another ruffle I found at Good Will that I plan to put on the bed soon to see how it works with the spread.

I like the quality of this bedding.

I found the pillows below at Good Will @ $2.52 each.

 The cover on this antique table is a scarf from Good Will some time ago.  It has beads along the ends.  I tied it at the front corners so it would not be on the floor.

I made this wreath a long time ago, and pinned these aqua flowers on it today.
 You can see the print of the grain sack stripes through the scarf.  I painted them on the table, and like how they show through.  Painting the table was one of my first blogging posts.
I'm really happy with this bedding, and still can't believe the great price!!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Coming Up Roses

I've used roses in our powder room for some time.  But had never thought to add this picture to the room until now.

This was given to me by a dear friend, and it has traveled through the house many times.

 It joins a rosy window treatment,

 a rosy rug and trash can,

rosy decorative boxes,

No roses, but these pink tulips and vase carry out the colors in the room.

Roses and cupids adorn the sign on the door.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Winning a Giveaway

Recently Celeste of the blog, Southern Daydreams, had a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her 10th anniversary of blogging.  Guess who won????   ME!!!!!!!!!  How wonderful to win this giveaway!  Talk about a fabulous wouldn't believe it!  If you haven't met Celeste, go on over to her blog and get to know her.  You'll be glad you did.

This is the package upon opening it.  Lovely items, and look at those rose petals scattered around.

Digging deeper, just look, y'all.......

Most everything was inside a lovely decorative box, and look at the lid with this beautiful graphic, lavender sachet, two gold bags,
 the box itself,

look at this book mark with the gorgeous roses, y'all know Celeste painted this, fancy clothespins, altered paper, a $25 Dollar Tree gift card.....

another piece of Celeste's art work, this little sign  :)

this beautiful magazine, with features of some of our favorite bloggers.  I've already spent a couple of hours with it.....

cozy socks,

a lovely card, chocolates, hand made soap and lotion,

and look at the delicate pink papers everything was wrapped in.


I know you can tell how happy I am to have won this giveaway! What a blessing it was to open and go through it, piece by piece.

Thanks so much Celeste!  I'm so honored to have won this beautiful giveaway!

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