Friday, February 22, 2013

inspiration wanted...

They are predicting more snow this weekend.
I am so ready for Spring!
With Winter not wanting to leave yet, I thought I would start to sprinkle a little Spring around the house.
While putting away all my Valentine decorations, I also removed the mercury glass and glittered pine cones from my mantel.
I changed out the mirror too, switching this one...

For this one from our entry way...

I like the way it looks...

To the left of the mantel I had pictures of my kids which I moved and now I am not sure what to fill it in with (trying to use what I already have).

Choice A...

I love this old frame that I "borrowed" from my bedroom...

and choice B...

My NH road trip find.
I "borrowed" this chalkboard from the other side of the room...

Which one would you choose, A or B?
Maybe you have a choice C...I would love to hear your suggestions!

Here is the little bit of Spring that I sprinkled yesterday...

This is my favorite egg that I decoupaged...

As I have been looking at this wall while trying to decide between the frame and the chalkboard, I feel that the wall is too white.
Did I just say that?
It feels boring...maybe because I am tired of looking at the same stuff.
Maybe I need more texture.
 I am definitely feeling the need for some color ~ just a touch.

So I would love it if you would share with me your choice of A the frame, or B the chalkboard as well as your suggestions on how to add a touch of color to this room.

Inspiration wanted, thanks!!

I am joining
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

flour sack towels...

I am in the midst of lots of projects around here and I love it!
I am working on two room makeovers in my house, pieces for my booth at the shop as well as pieces for our white show.

Today I have a few finished projects to share with you that I am bringing in the shop later today.
Before more snow comes.
Jim and I will be completing phase two of my booth makeover too (as for phase one, we painted one wall last week and it looks wonderful)!
I picked up some flour sack towels last week and with help of The Graphics Fairy embellished a few to tuck in my booth...

It was my first time using iron on transfer paper and it was fun.
I plan on making more for the white show.

A few weeks ago I picked up an ugly unwanted trunk at a thrift shop.  
I wish I took a before photo, it was dark wood with some fruit painted on it.  Here is what it looks like now...

I used the modge podge method on this one.  As you can see I rubbed a bit too hard in a few places, but I like it...perfectly imperfect!
I am saving this for the show.  I am hoping to have a corner full of old trunks and suitcases.

A few weeks ago Mary Ellen and I went treasure hunting and I found a small, old bureau.
Again, I forgot to take a before photo.
I gave it a quick coat of paint and now it is ready to go in my booth...

Simple and Sweet!

This past Sunday was my three year blog anniversary!
It has been a great adventure so far and I feel like I have just begun!
Thank you for visiting!!

Joining the fun with
Becky at Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday
and Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

shelf in my den...

Taking a little break from painting old treasures for the white show to share with you the farmhouse shelf in my den and how I styled it after the holidays.

I kept it simple...

Jim and I are going to the shop later to freshen up the walls in my space with a new coat of my favorite white for walls...Swiss Coffee.
He is always so helpful and supportive of my business!

I hope to have a different look in my space for our At Home With White Show.
Painting the walls is just the first step!
Sorry Jim.

I think I will go check in with the girls over at 


to see what everyone else is sharing today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 4, 2013

road trip...

Jim and I are going on a little road trip soon...

We will be near Plainfield CT ~ any good treasure hunting spots you can share with me?

Have a great week!!


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