Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shabby Hall Tree

I have dreaming of a hall tree made out of an old door for some time now.
Last week my dear husband built one for me out of supplies we had in the garage!
Guess my weird old salvage piece hoarding is paying off! Giggles!
Adorable huh?! 
This is what she looked like before I shabba dabba dooed her!
He used an old door for the back and an old bed for the sides.
 The top has a pretty little wooden shelf!
I added a cute Paris sign with vintage tin on each side!
Of course some yummy shabby pillows are a must! 
I painted the seat a pretty Shabby Chic green and pink stripe.
 I am saving my pennies for one of those to die for gorgeous pillows
that my sweet friend Brenda over at
I think this dainty and delightful pillow below would be perfect!
Click on the pillow picture or link below to visit her beautiful blog!
 I will be sharing my pretty hall tree with
and
Have a lovely weekend sweet friends!
Wish me luck...my oldest is turning nine years old this weekend
and we will be having a Birthday party and sleepover with his friends! Whoo Hoo!
Squishy hugs,

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Faux Cottage Cake

Let them eat cake!
Ooooh La La! Who can resist these delightful deelish cakes?!
Especially since they are fat and calorie free! Whoo Hoo!
Rhonda over at Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs  creates the prettiest faux cakes around!
A couple of days ago my best friend and I got the wild idea that we were needed some faux cakes, so, we went surfing around looking for ideas. I remembered my sweet friend Mari over at
A Pocket Full of Roses showing some really pretty faux cakes and that is how I found Rhonda!
The prettiest faux cakes!
Wouldn't these be the perfect addition to my Shabby Chic Kitchen!
Rhonda also makes hand crafted paper roses!
Click here to stop by Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs to view all of her gorgeous creations! 
 You will adore her cakes, roses, and hand painted goodies! 
My booth did really good last week, so, I am going to splurge on a pretty piece of cake!
I have decided on a white piece with pretty in pink icing! Yummy!
Have a deelish day!
I will be sharing this with 
Squishy hugs,

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Easy Scott's Roses Jar

Happy Pink Saturday my fluffy shabby lovin friends!
This darling canning jar got a touch of spring pink love!
 This is a pretty simple project. 
Start with a regular old glass jar (I used a large canning jar)
Print the Vintage Scott's roses label from your computer onto a piece of regular paper. 
I used good ole Elmer's school glue to attach it to the jar. 
After I attached the label I found a pretty vintage scrap of lace and wrapped it around the top.
Then I fluffed the top with a pink and white polka dot bow, lace and faux roses!
I gave this pretty jar to a sweet friend to cheer her up. 
It is raining today and I think I have inspired myself to make some more!
Please visit our lovely hostess 
Have a blessed day and give your troubles to Jesus.
Squishy Hugs,
 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27 New International Version
 
 




Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lamp Makeover

A couple of weeks ago I found this lamp at a resale shop for $3. It did not have a shade and needed to be painted a lighter white. So I dragged it home and put two coats of flat antique white paint on it.
For the shade I used a wire Halloween pumpkin that I flipped over and draped a Shabby Chic style vintage linen over the top.
I am crazy about vintage linens and I love the look of them on lampshades!
 I need one of those deelish faux cakes I see floating around blog world to put on my cake plate. Maybe if I get a faux cake I will not want to eat the real thing.
I am trying to lay off the sweets since summer is right around the corner. However, I will admit I am addicted to brownies right now, the pre packaged kind that you buy super cheap at Wal-Mart.
Today is my helper day at my daughters pre-school. I am looking forward to it! Little people do the funnies things. 
I will be sharing this with 
Squishy Hugs,



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Reaaranging Furniture

Yesterday, I rearranged my living room wall. I moved the sofa table behind the coach to the far wall and added light pink shutters to my shabby shutter shelf creation.
  Next, I painted the inside of my faux fireplace white.
 I found an antique table ($5) that flips up and down this weekend at a tag sale.
I painted it white and I would love to add a beautiful shabby floral applique to the center.
While I had the white paint out I shabbied the wall sconces. I am on the look out for a set of 4 matching shabby mini lamp shades to add to the top.
My husband works long hours. Yesterday, I saw him for about 20 minutes.
When I am home with the kids I play with them and paint in between housework. Rearranging and painting furniture helps me stay sane.
 I snapped these pictures yesterday to see how everything looked. I was not planning to use them, but my excitement got the best of me.

I also wanted to share with you my dear mother in law has opened an etsy shop with beautiful hand painted Shabby Chic signs. She has an amazing God given talent her work is just gorgeous!
Hand Lettered with Love (click here to visit her shop)
Happy Pink Saturday my sweet Shabby lovin pink friends!
Squishy hugs,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paint a rusty wheelbarrow white

When I look at an old item, I see it painted white.
Our wheelbarrow has had a flat tire and been unused for over a year...
time to fluff it up with some white paint and plants!
I primed it and slapped some paint on my poor wheelbarrow.
(It got SHABBIED! Giggle)
I used a house plant in the center and then added some faux 
purple and pink flowers around the house plant.
In the background I propped up an old window. 
I like the looks of the shabby wheelbarrow versus the 
old black rusty thing flipped over on a wood pile in our backyard.
 It has made a home in our backyard next to my tiny shabby porch.
I need to take off the tire, but I'm going to wait and let my hubby help.
 Soon there will be grass and hopefully real plants and flowers.
This is in my backyard, I don't live in a fancy neighborhood, so I can get away with "Romantic Country".
 Hope you all are having a delightful week, we are 
on spring break right now, so I have been doing LOTS of stuff with the kiddos!
I will be sharing this with 
Squishy Hugs,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tiny Romantic Porch

I have a tiny back porch out my bedroom door.
Even though it is small (as is most of my house) does not mean it can't be fabulous.
Last year I painted this tiny porch white.
Painting this tiny porch white gave it a fresh springy romantic feel, which I love!
 I buy my outdoor Shabby pillows at thrift stores and 
garage sales so if I forget to bring them in and they get wet I am only out $1 or so.
This weekend I got lucky and found these darling Shabby pink pillows at my favorite flea market half off which made them $3! (Happy Dance)
I used a bed skirt draped over a pole to add a bit of fluff and mystery behind the bench.
An easy faux garden chandelier is put together using an upside down planter.
I painted it a soft shabby green and used some Christmas beaded garland to give it a bit of sparkle.
A tray of chocolate cupcakes and rose china adds a cozy romantic touch.
The kids enjoyed the chocolate cupcakes and I had a blast setting it all up.
I will be sharing with 
http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/A sweet hug to Vintage Sparkle Chic  for featuring me on her blog, stop by to check out her fabulous faux chandy!
Later in the week I am going to share with you my rusty wheelbarrow makeover! 
I am so ready for spring! 
Squishy Hugs,

 

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