Wednesday, September 22, 2010

fall ledge makeover...

In keeping with the "no new stuff" rule I set for myself (which has had it's first amendment ~ no new "big" stuff) I decided to dress up the ledge over my couch for fall using things I already had around my nest. I loved this new little vignette I put together here for my craft room... The colors and textures will compliment my Nana perfectly... So I started at one end with this... I put a little something in the middle... I almost painted this drawer white ~ so glad I did not, for now... Then I finished off the other end with this... You can see how nicely the mirror I showed you the other day looks with it all. The end result is that I have transformed the ledge from this... To this... The only new things I purchased were the rolled up pages of sheet music (I picked page 63 for the year I was born) and the old french grammar book that are in the drawer. Oh, and yesterday there was one lonely little white beauty left at the shop...... I usually wait until October 1st to put out my Halloween decor. Just a few little touches here and there to add a little magic my nest. Well, there it is, my fall ledge makeover. I did not spend a fortune (under $10) and now I get to see some of my favorite treasures more often. The space will change a bit for Halloween then get another makeover for Christmas. Goodness, I think I will probably have to amend my rule again for that! By the way ~ did you get to see Nate's show yesterday? Sandy's segment was so beautiful and she looked like a pro! Well, Happy White Wednesday to you ~ visit Kathleen over at Faded Charm for your weekly fix of wonderful whites!!

24 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Lucky you....a ledge to decorate. I don't even have a fireplace mantle to play with. Love your vignette. What is the white pumpkin made of? I will be going out tomorrow to hunt for pumpkins. Hope to find some white ones. :)

Jane said...

The ledge looks wonderful. I love the pieces you used and I really like the brown elements added, it really says fall to me.
I laughed when I read you already amended your "no purchase" rule. I told myself the same thing about buying more vintage clocks but I found such a cool one yesterday that was green with just the right amount of age (and it was only ($8.00) so it came home with me!!
Thanks for your sweet comment about opening an etsy shop. I have a shop....just haven't ever added any items. Once life settles in after this show I hope to get some things listed.
Jane

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

It looks simply pretty! I am diggin' the music sheets!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hmmmmmm....I see more "amendments" in your future, Sandi! lol! You did such a fantastic job on your ledge! Love the way you put those elements together, girl! I'm just SWOONING over that French grammar book! Where in the world did you unearth that?? I've been looking all over for some. And I love the music sheets you've added. So sweet! Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Paula said...

Yummy vintage items on a white pallete! love it Sandi! We were born the same year...it was a good year wasn't it? lol:)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Always nice to change things up a bit. I rearranged my living room last weekend and its nice to see things in a different light. I have so much stuff, that even seasonal decorating seems to get lost amongst it all. I just can't seem to weed things out. :) Hope you are having a great week. Tammy

Mari said...

HELLO....

I JUST LOVE HOW PRETTY AND ROMANTIC YOUR LEDGE TURNED OUT!!!

XOX~MARI

Okie Chic said...

Looks great I love all your pieces!! You did a great job.

Victoria said...

Everything on your ledge looks beautiful! I'd have to glue all that stuff down, it would only be a matter of time before someone knocked something and sent it tumbling over the edge. I love that painting you have in your craft room...gorgeous!

I did watch the Nate show yesterday, Sandy was so poised and eloquent!!! She did a great job! I have to say, I didn't care for the rest of the show that much...the audience breaking into applause when he was doing the nursery/bedroom on the computer screen was a bit odd! I'm sure, with some tweaking, it'll get better tho:)

NanaDiana said...

Your ledge looks wonderful..and Fallish...and home-loving good! I love that rolled up sheet music-great idea...and the old shoe stays are always one of my favorite things.

Can't wait to see the Halloween additions! Hugs- Diana

Rebecca said...

I need that rule bad! You've got some great stuff displayed there!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a great transformation and a wonderful place to display things!!! ~~Sherry~~

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I love all your treasures! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can think of many things to do with sheet music- I'm dying to get my hands on some loose leaf "old" looking sheets. Decoupage eggs, wreaths, etc. I love that you put print music in with your Nana's photo.
~Lydia

Sandi said...

Your ledge looks so nice Sandi! Seems like I have been running around like a mad woman and not getting much done! Lol
Blessings~

mercedes said...

Ledges can prove challenging, but you have certainly conquered it! Your re-do is so lovely! It has inspired me to start decorating for fall/halloween... I usually wait til we're closer to October. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) mercedes

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

It feels good to move things around the house, it's even better when we don't spend money and end up with a lovely look like yours!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you ALWAYS put together the most beautiful vignettes!! thanks for sharing! Love the new ledge look!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

ROFL, I'm dying over your rule amendment! You sound JUST like me. ;-)

I love your revised ledge vignette, Sandi!

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs,
Anne

Cabin and Cottage said...

Your changes are so nice! I always love to rearrange and look at something different. I'm always digging out stuff I forgot I had! Lovely!

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful display of treasures!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Your ledge looks great and has me wanting to change everything again. Why does that happen:)? I have a thing for those old sewing table drawers too. Have a great weekend~

Rose said...

i love the old photo. yu chose some neat items to use. looks great. rose

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful!! I love decorating for fall. Usually by September 1st I will already have my Halloween decor up but this year with the move I haven't gotten a chance to decorate yet. I'm with you on no new stuff, at least for the fall this year. I have a ton of stuff already and I tend to go overboard on new decorations for the holidays. It drives my hubby crazy.
Your ledge looks perfect, I can't wait to see your Halloween treasures.
Have a great day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Aubrey said...

I just love your display, and I see you have a love for treasure hunting too. Oh how I love it! I simply adore the old grammar book and the rolled sheet music.

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