Monday, June 29, 2015

Making old shutters into "French" window valances

Well, here is my latest project. Ever since last summer, when I painted my living room, I never put any drapes back up. I have been trying to go for a more simple look. I had one set of old shutters. It was one of those purchases you make and think...hmm, I will so something with these "Someday". Someone had put vintage looking labels all over these. I took the hinges off and started my project. First a good sanding and some "Annie Sloan" chalk paint in Old white.

Here is a closeup, I tried to give them an "Old" paint treatment

Next, a little clear waxing and get the stencil ready. By the way the stencil is from Maison de Stencils Love them!

Then my husband drilled holes in the bottom edge. I decided to add vintage looking knobs across the bottom.

Everything is coming out fine....

All done! Here is the finished project

I have 2 windows in my Living room, so these will do just fine. I am thinking about hanging crystals from the knobs...but, who knows what is next for these windows!

The Dedicated House

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Angel Wings and a Few Forgotten Things....

Oh my goodness...I am so excited! I have a statue in my living room that came off of a water fountain. She is pretty tall and sits on a pillar. I have been wanting
to get her a set of "Wings" for the longest. Well, I finally found a pair! I just have to give a shout out to Franchesca at CraftsWorldLady on Etsy. I think she has a few different pairs left, so if you are in need, check her out! I just love mine.

Here are a few lovelies that I have picked up lately. Last week, it was a vintage chandelier. I just couldn't pass it up. It is in need of a good bath,
but I think it will look wonderful in my bedroom. I do have a ceiling fan now, which I guess will have to go. We really rarely use it. We have a stand fan that we use every night. I have never "not" had a ceiling fan in my bedroom. When you deal with the Texas heat, you seem to always need one. But, I will give it a try. The other daughter and I picked up late Friday night at a local estate sale. Now, please excuse the pictures...both of these items are sitting in my storage/laundry room and I haven't even had a chance to dust off the wooden piece yet. I have no idea what the heck I am going to do with it. Or, where the heck it is going. But, wow...So a few "Forgotten" things to others...feels like captured Treasures to me!

“It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring is Here and a Few of my Favorite Things....

I was recently going through some of my old photos and thought I would share with you a few of my Favorite Things!

My chippy angel bust... she is not old, I purchased it at Hobby Lobby a few years ago, but I just love her!

A vintage "Toilette" water perfume bottle is for sure a keeper.

Vintage jewelry looks so sparkly...I am saving these beauties for one of my Christmas trees.

I just "Love" old ornaments...I bet you know where this will be going!

This little tin is so precious. It is kinda hard to find them in pink.

While visiting a local "Junkin" store Alley Cat Mercantile I found these old pictures someone had made. Very interesting....I bought the one with the mirror!
I should have taken a better picture so you could have seen all of them.

*The Roses are in Bloom*

Oh my gosh, my roses have gone CRAZY! They are getting so tall and are blooming everywhere. Their pink blush color is just beautiful! We have them planted on each
side of our front porch. I am so glad they add color to the place...which is a good thing. It is kinda drab out here, you see a lot of mesquite trees.
I remember my grandmother having a lot of rose bushes, when I was little girl. It gets pretty hot around here in the summer and those darn things will live through anything!

And yep, I am at it again! Never to late to start collecting trinkets for this upcoming Holiday season. I am already thinking.....Bottle brush trees?

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Christ has Risen!

The Ten Commandments:

One of my favorite movies...I watch it ever year at Easter..I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and God Bless you!