Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Very Frustrating!

I have so many new cute projects to share with you all, but my computer is holding all of my pictures hostage! My program died somehow and I wasn't able to transfer them to iphoto in time. So they are just there in the software-but I can't get to it. I am NOT a computer person and the hubby hasn't had time to figure it out. :( I am very upset about this).

So, I will leave you with more eye candy and I hope to be back to normal posting very soon.

I love the use of this old outhouse panel. I think it would make a great conversation piece.

How cute is this screen door? If my linens were this pretty, I would totally change out my linen closet door!!

I have these chairs!!! :) I heart them so very much, even more now, since they were in BGH mag!!

I love the color combo in this room. Of course, any color Adirondack chair looks great!

{all photos: BHG.com}

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gingham Love!

What says summer beauty better than Gingham? Well, ok, there a lot of other things that say summer beauty, but I just love the look of gingham this summer. Enjoy the eye candy while I work on a few projects. I hope to have them done soon. Between watching my 2yr old niece this week and running my oldest to VBS, I am hoping to have at least ONE project done. :) This week is kinda crazy...

Enjoy the eye candy until I can return.

{photos: BHG}

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Holiday Celebration. Our day will be filled with swimming, eating, parade watching and a firework nightcap!

We haven't gone to see fireworks in 3 yrs. This will be my daughters 1st time and I can't wait to see her reaction! :)

It's a surprise and my 7yr old has no idea. I can't wait to see the smile on their faces!

All week we have been reading books and relearning history. I am thankful for this holiday weekend that I can spend time with family, relax, and enjoy the gorgeous weather we have been Blessed with!

Happy 4th to all! Enjoy it!!

{photos: CountryLiving.com}

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Transformation #2

I don't normally double post but I will be out tomorrow due to surgery and may not be able to post any time soon. I wanted to leave you with a fun idea that could be done when you have that extra time from the Holiday weekend.

While shopping my favorite thrift store a few weeks ago, I came across this metal lunch pail. I had no idea what I would do with it just yet, but at $.80, I just couldn't pass it up.

Yesterday a thought struck me. I was in need of a new pot for my flowers but didn't want to spend the $$$ on one. Then I remembered my lunch pail! I just hammered a few drainage holes in the bottom and filled 'er up! A nice little touch I think. I can't wait for it to get a gorgeous weathered patina! (aka rusty!) :)

What do you have lying around that can be repurposed? Please share!! This blog lives for your comments! :-)

Repurposing an old frame

I found this cute-ish picture frame at the thrift store a few months ago and spray painted the frame black. For a while it just held the "art" it came with. It kind of went with my country motif so it worked for a little while. BUT, I have been so antsy to change some decor. I wanted to think of ways to do that WITHOUT spending any money.

Yesterday afternoon (during that blissful hour known as "NAP TIME") I grabbed some items out of my craft room and started re-purposing that old frame!

I love it! And it was so quick and easy to do. I changed out the nest because I think the original one I picked was a little too big.

What have YOU re-purposed recently? I wanna know!! :)