Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hugs & Kisses in Miniature White Roses

Who doesn't love hugs and kisses? I just finished these sweet X's and O's, to hang on the wall in our hallway, for Valentine's day.

You can find wooden letters, like these, just about anywhere these days.

  I painted them in an ivory for the background and hot glued on miniature, silk roses and a pair of french scripted, card stock, hearts onto each one.

They flank the wall rack vignette on both sides.

I've done several posts with the tin heart wall pocket that I made.

The tiny, heart shaped box is another little glammed up piece that I did and I always love to display old cards of Love!

The vignette is directly across from our bedroom foyer.

I think I'll move them, into our bedroom, after Valentine's day. They'll be sweet on the wall over our bed. ...after all, that's where a lot of hugging and kissing takes place! ;)

 Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A "Re-Moveable" Chalkboard Cabinet Insert

We have a lot of cabinets and drawers in our kitchen...53 to be exact! I thought that it would be fun to break them up and add a handy chalkboard to one of the cabinet doors. But, since we live in a rental, painting one of the was not an option. So, I came up with the idea to add an insert on top of one of the panels that could be removed without any damage if the time ever comes that we should move.

I started with by cutting a black foam board to the size of one.

After coating it with a chalkboard paint I used these removable, Command stick ons. They have velcro to adhere to anything that you would like to hang without having hooks on the back. Some things just need to hang flat.
***tip***you'll need to paint the backside, with any plain paint, to keep the board from warping...this way it will end up nice and flat

The chalk hangs, conveniently, over one of the door hinges with some jute.

I created the "DON'T FORGET" in Pic Monkey, printed it out and used a double stick tape to attach it. My writing just never comes out the way that I would like it to!

I love it!

I hope that it inspires you to try this if you live in a rental or just are afraid to paint one of your own cabinet doors and will "pin it" for me :)
 Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Re-arranging our Big Red Country Kitchen Cupboard

I've had this primitive, country cupboard since I purchased it in the 80's at an auction. It, originally, had a nice, old door and was just brown stained wood and probably came out of someone's farmhouse. It was used in the kitchen like that for a long time, until the day that I decided to remove the door and use it as part of my "nail station"....I was a tech for many years!  Sadly, somewhere in time the door got left behind and curtains have taken it's place.

Here it is in our Carolina room aka my craft/office space. It was holding tons of supplies and my printer until......

I had the urge to move it into our kitchen this past weekend and use it as a storage cupboard again!

A country arrangement now sits on top.

It's taken the place of our black desk here

and adds a bold pop of red to all of the black in the room.

Now, it's hiding our t.v and printer and a lot of my other supplies and papers.

It was a full days work re-arranging and organizing my supplies in both of the rooms.

I'm glad that my honey is such a help when it comes to moving great big heavy things!

   Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Our TV Console now has Shabby Ruffles...What do you think?

A while back I added a ruffle to our mantel to add a shabby look. It gave me the idea to add some ruffles to our tv unit. Now, I really would like to paint it, but I'm just so afraid to! It's an Ethan Allen piece.

This is how it looks a little bit "shabbified". I think I might add some cotton roping to each shelf to continue the ivory....ruffles would just be too much.

I forgot to take a before pic...this a partial look.

This was the mantel with the ruffle. It was a temporary look.

I love our wide screen tv, but it sure doesn't fit in with our decor!

I just added the roping :)

This will keep me happy for a while, until I get brave enough to tackle the paint job!

I sure would love to hear what you think!

   Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

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