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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