Upcycling old decor: the pedastal bowl


I have had this pedestal bowl for years.


While I love the shape of it, I just couldn’t seem to make it work with my current decorating themes.

I whipped out my trusty Waverly chalk paint and added a coat of farmhouse white.


Just like most projects, this one certainly has an ugly stage. 


But after the second coat, it looked a lot better.


I got out the sandpaper and roughed it up a little.


Then, I added some spring fillers in the form of moss balls and I put it on the sideboard in our office.


Just because something seems like it won’t work doesn’t mean you can’t make it work. 

Sometimes all it takes is a little paint.

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Milkglass and Roses

Remember last week when I wrote about my grandmother and all the milkglass she brought me?

As i was writing that post, I couldn’t help but be inspired by some of the photos I found.

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I also fell in love with this pretty square vase that my grandmother brought.

I remembered I had these gorgeous faux flowers that once were in my daughter’s room.

When I put them together,   it was pure magic. OK, that might be exaggerating just a bit. But i really did love the result.

In what ways have you used family heirlooms in your daily Décor?

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Target finds

My husband and I went out to dinner this weekend, and since we needed to pick up a few things for our girls, we popped into Target after dinner. The Dollar Spot is always one of my favorite places to browse and I’ve found lots of cool things there in the past- especially around back-to-school time.

This weekend’s trip didn’t disappoint. I found lots of things I wanted to bring home. There were mini galvanized pails, wooden framed chalkboards, Easter hats and bonnets, and even Easter pennant banners. I wanted to buy so much, but I tried to limit myself.

I succeeded, and only brought home two things I really loved. One was this great little tray. I just love the pattern on the bottom of it.

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I also bought these cute little spring tea towels.

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I just love these purchases. I can just tell I’m going to use this tray for lots of things. Have you found anything neat in the Dollar Spot lately?

 

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DIY Decorating

I love burlap and I love old books. I’ve got both of these items in almost every room at my house. I’ve seen many bloggers cover books in fabric, so I decided to cover mine with burlap.

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Won’t these be super cute in a vignette? I can’t wait to find new and interesting ways to use my burlap covered books.

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Nursery reveal: A shabby chic nursery fit for a princess

We found out we were expecting our miracle on March 24, 2015- one day before my husband’s birthday, and five months after the loss of our precious second baby. I knew almost instantly that she was going to be a girl. At the end of June, we found out for sure that we were having another girl.

As much as I loved Emorie’s pink and green Pottery Barn nursery, I wanted to take a different approach this time.
I knew I wanted to do a traditional nursery, something vintage and classic.  I loved the idea of a very girly, very shabby chic nursery, so I set out on Pinterest and Project Nursery to find some inspiration. Boy, did I ever find inspiration. I love how her nursery turned out- I think it’s pretty close to perfect. 
The furniture is the exact same furniture we used in Emorie’s nursery. This saved us a ton of money. We were also able to reuse crib sheets and changing table pad covers as well. 
The quilt was an Etsy purchase. I love how pretty and classic it is. I wanted something that didn’t look too baby, so it would still be useful when she is three.  The wall art is made from fat quarters and 11X14 canvases.

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The cornice shelves were a Target purchase as well. We already had the picture frame, and the vase and booties were a thrift store purchase. The card with the Scripture is an original creation. We bought the chair from Craigslist and the table, which I painted, is from Homegoods. The lamp and shade are a DIY, and the tabletop frame is from Swoozie’s.

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The vintage Hobnail mirror is an Ebay purchase and the picture frames are from Hobby Lobby.

The large white frame is from Hobby Lobby and the picture is courtesy of Hillary Graves Photography. The white booties are from a local consignment shop. The lamp is reused from Emorie’s nursery and the shade is a DIY.

The last thing we have to do is hang her crib mobile. I am loving the vintage feel of this room. It’s so simple and feminine and I love looking at it. Can’t wait til our sweet princess is here! 
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