Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Valentine's Day Decor

I decided to do a little valentine's decorating today, mostly in the living and dining room.

The mantel was easy, I only added a few items and a banner to the mirror. 






















Nothing is new except the flowers on the hearth above. Everything else is thrifted. 

I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Monday, January 29, 2018

A Chair for My Bedroom, and Good Will Finds

I have found several nice things lately, some from Good Will and some from consignment, and I actually bought a NEW chair for my bedroom.



It's more blue than it shows in the photos.  I found it at Home Goods for $79.  


 This piece is from consignment shop.  I also bought an oval lampshade from there.
 Tablecloth from Good Will along with about 5 beige towels.


Love this rooster, recent GW find.


GW, McCoy pitcher, vintage from 1950's

 Rooster and hen (GW)
Large white rooster, GW


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Make a Mantel for a Small Heater

This week as I was in Good Will I found a tall, narrow skinny table.  It had seen better days, but was sturdy and around $8.00.  I used white chalk paint to paint it.


Then at a consignment shop I found a set of tall shutters painted a dull pink.


Even before that, I had bought a Duraflame heater that has the logs and looks like a small fireplace.

I used all these pieces and this is the result.





The outside of the heater doesn't get hot, and I wouldn't run it without being in the room.

The shutters were such a perfect fit, they snapped between the legs. No screws, or nails anywhere!!

I found these 4 plates to hang above the "mantel".  If you look closely you can see the aqua edge.

I want a full size door to go behind this and hope I find one soon.

So that's one way of making a mantel for a small heater.  Hope you have a lovely weekend!!


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Let's Make It French

Yesterday, I introduced you to my 'new' table that I placed in the foyer.  One day later it has been moved over some, and the top has been made to look more French.

Before:
Not bad, but I decided to move it from the area in front of the door and slid it to the opening between the foyer and dining room.  This stops a walk-through, that I didn't like.

Now to redecorate the top to make it have a French look, and to make it more welcoming coming through the front door.

I changed the lamp to a tall one, and added the new shade to it, brought in some decorating books, laid antlers and a tassel on the books, kept the basket of flowers and crystal candle sticks.  I think it looks much more interesting.



Placing the shade on a taller lamp gives the height needed since the flower basket is so huge.  I like the table either way, but  especially love the more interesting table display.

I know I'll be changing this table a lot, and might use it as a coffee table at some time......when the notion strikes.  Hope you enjoyed my everchanging decor!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Yesterday's Good Will Finds

I was browsing through Good Will yesterday (Sr. Discount Day) when this lovely table was brought onto the floor.  I looked at it at $24.95 and knew I wanted it, but in my "new" situation, I'm trying to be more careful with my spending.  I walked around a couple aisles, then went back to look again at the table.  A young couple were looking at it as well, then they turned away and moved on.  I grabbed that ticket because I had figured at 25% off of 24.95, I would only pay $18.71 and decided I would pay that for it!

It's in very good condition.  I'm not sure what type of table it is, though marked as a coffee table, it seems a little tall for that to me.  I don't know the era either, but believe it to maybe be the 50's or 60's.  I decided to place it in my foyer.  It can easily be moved from the center if I decide to, but for now I'm liking it there.


Here you can see its color and condition.  It has a bottom shelf with a drawer.

The colors in this photo are faded.  It's only 6:00 AM and not much light was available for this photo.  The picture above it is the true color.

This flower basket was $4.32.  I might place it in another container.
The lampshade was $.75!!

So, a great day at GoodWill.

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