When we first moved in, the multi-colored brick on the fireplace was covered with panelling. To expose the stone, we pulled the panels down and I painted the entire surface white.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Whenever I go to Anthropologie I fall in love with all the colorful decor. My house is quite pale and I lean towards a lot of white in my decor. But, I always leave Anthropologie with a few colorful items I can disperse throughout the house. So, I bought some monogram card sets with our last initial on them. They are beautiful in person and the board they are made from is heavy duty stuff. The original price was 16.00 a box and they are now on clearance for 3.95! I'll probably frame one and hang it in the kitchen.
Nugget wanted to get in on the action...I also got a magenta hair bow for her which was also on clearance. You might be able to spy it in some of the earlier table shots.
Monday, February 22, 2010
What do you think?
It was actually quite fun to make!
Friday, February 19, 2010
My favorite candelabra has been saved!
My husband spent a lot of time binding the pieces together. It proved to be a very stubborn break and he went through a few trials before it finally held. Let's just say he rigged it together with dental floss and a notebook while the glue was drying!
Whatever it takes, right?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Not only did the entire arm break off, but it shattered into pieces! I have to admit-it was all my fault. While on the phone I noticed some dust on it and decided to mindlessly wipe it with a damp paper towel. Oh, how I would much rather my dusty four arms than this...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It was quick and easy.
Best of all, it was inexpensive!
The correct way to make a bulletin board is to use cork, but I had none here and my impatience led me to seek an alternative material. I remembered I had a few large pieces of white foam board from Hobby Lobby in the basement.
Why not faux pearl earrings from Forever 21?! I paid just 3.80 for six pairs back in August but I never wore any of them. It was finally time to put them to good use.
I'll have to go through Noa's art work tomorrow to find some masterpieces to tack up!
I am quite pleased with the results of my snow day DIY!