Monday, October 12, 2009

Mistreament Pas Duex

(I'm getting into that French thing!)

My home is seriously lacking some personality when it comes to... well when it comes to just about EVERYTHING! Last Christmas I made some quick window valances for my living room using two placemats - but I sewed those bad boys. Now I know better!

I found two CUTE placemats when I was unpacking my fall/Halloween items (I think they were originally supposed to be a purse... maybe...). Anyhow, a few strips of that fusible stuff that I love and VIOLA! My second window mistreatment!

I had the rod up there already, so these were easy peasy nice and cheesy to get them hung. I added the leaf garland for some more depth.

 Now if I could only finish fall decorating!!

So here goes! I'm linking to the wonderful Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. And of course Transformation TUESDAY at A Soft Place to Land. And I won't forget to join the party at The Shabby Chic Cottage and the always fun Transformation Thursday. And once again Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville (links will be added as these parties go live).

Phew - I'm quite the little joiner, aren't I?


And LOOKIE!!  Always Nesting is giving away a giftcard to TJ Maxx!!  Go, read, comment and get a chance to win your!  WOOT!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saling Saturday (Week 3)

So this is ever so slightly late, but here it is, none-the less!

I spent the weekend with my friends in Charlotte and we had Yard Sale Pas Deux (I hope that's right - I never studied French).  Since I was tied to one location, I ended up shopping what was available to me - their really cool stuff.  I ended up with 3 items that I am très excited about. (What is it with the French this morning?  Maybe it's my YUMMY French pressed coffee??)

First I got this VERY cute basket that will be making an appearance on a surface top soon.  I'm seeing it filled with fall stuff now with a cute ribbon.  I dunno...

THEN I have been WAY overly inspired by Sarah over at Thrifty Decor Chick and her corner fireplace.  I live in a home that has a corner fireplace and it has been the bain of my existence since the day I moved in.  The only time it looks even REMOTELY cute is at Christmas.  For the other 10 months it sits nearly bare.  But look at what she did!!

(Shine isn't that the sweetest corner fireplace you've ever seen???)  Unfortunately since I currently rent where I live, doing the whole painting, molding treatment is out, BUT decorating it is NOT!  I'm working out what to put on the walls (which is going to be a combination of something else I saw in a blog and something I saw at TJ Maxx) and I hope to find something for the middle today, but I got the candle holders!  WOOT!!

These are going to become black... I think.

And then finally these are probably the thing I'm MOST excited about.  I hope to get them done this week or next weekend, and I'll reveal them soon.  But I think it's going to be COOL!!!

So what did you find this week??

It's MckLinky time!! Join the fun!

But first, check out Tales from Bloggeritaville and the always cool Thrifty Thursday!  

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Very First Mistreatment

Here it is - my very first window MIStreatment. I've been oh so impressed with the uber cool window mistreatments that so many have done (especially Nester and so many others) and thought that one day I'd attempt my own.  Well Saturday night at 10:30 PM was my "one day."

Here's what my very lovely before picture (it was 10:30 at night - I'm just impressed I thought to take a before!!)

So with a little help from my "friends" (I love this stuff and I NEVER burn my fingers on it like I do my hot glue gun)..

And VIOLA!  About 90 minutes later, I had this!!

I didn't take pictures until today (I was kinda tired by the time I stopped).

No lie - I used a STAPLE GUN to attach them to the wall and I did use the hot glue gun to attach the buttons.  I wanna add more buttons, but those were all I had last night.  And I do want to attach it to a piece of wood and maybe line them, but for now I call them DONE!

I'm linking to the ever wonderful Metamorphosis Monday over at one of my favs Between Naps on the Porch.  And of course the always wonderful Transformation TUESDAY at A Soft Place to Land.  

And of course, I'd be silly not to join the party at The Shabby Chic Cottage and the always fun Transformation Thursday.  And a new one this week - Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville.




Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Sale-ing (Week Two)

I didn't have to go very far today to enjoy one of my favorite past  times.  My very own subdivision had a sale.  I pulled out my boxes of stuff that I didn't think I wanted anymore and got to pricing.

Turns out I did want some of my old stuff (thanks to reading some of  y'all blogs).  Now some of my stuff is going to be re-purposed and  give new life.  WOOT!

So for the low, LOW price of ZERO dollars, this is what I scored today.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the silver pieces (clean them first obviously) but I’ve already started on the sconces.  I’M SO EXCITED!!  I saw this done on another blog, and I’m going to find them and link them here, but here’s where I am with them now.  I most DEFINITELY see some ORB in my future, eh??

HOPEFULLY I’ll have them done by Tuesday (for Kimba’s party).  Cool, eh?

So – what did YOU get today??  Click on Mr. MckLinky down there and join the fun.

I'm linking this over at 2nd Time Around at  A Picture Is Worth A 1,000 Words