Friday, May 11, 2012

Need your Advice, PLEASE!!

I have recently bought 2 sets of cane chairs. I plan on keeping one of the pairs and selling the other pair, but can't decide which pair to keep.
I NEED your Advice!!

I plan to reupholster them in a neutral linen textured like fabric (maybe dropcloth) like many other bloggers have done.

I will make throw pillows for the chairs in one of these fabrics...

I looked online and found many photos of the first pair of chairs (barrel cane chairs) BUT I haven't found any photos like the second pair of not sure what era they are from. Any ideas???

Now on to my questions...

1.) Which pair of chairs should I keep??

2.) Keep the tufting or not?

3.) Which pillow fabric do you like the best?

The colors in the room are:
this is on one accent wall

This is on all the other walls

Desk & bookcase is done in this cream color

With a bit of dark brown

I am looking forward to hearing your opinions/advice!!

Thank you soooo much!!

Black Interior project (maybe)

I have been loving the look of black interior doors for quite some time now. I am finally going to take the plunge and start painting my doors black.

Some inspirations pics...

image from

not sure where this photo was from originally (had it in my decor folder)
Have you painted your interior doors black??
If so, do you love it?? Did you paint all your interior doors black or just a few??
We have alot of doors in our home...this could be an overwhelming project. Hmmm....

Should I or shouldn't I???

Thursday, May 10, 2012

35 lbs and 38 inches lighter!

Had such great success with this weight loss protocol that I wanted to share it with all of you!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Evening

I am loving spending time outside on my deck, especially in the evening with my torches & candles lit. Join me for a look around.

Begonias & Petunias

This is a waterfall my hubby made for me a few years ago. It is made with slate.

I am linking up with Outdoor Wednesday from the blog A Southern Daydreamer

Monday, May 7, 2012

The wonders of spray paint!

Over the weekend I went garage saleing and found this cute candle holder with birds on it. Thought it would be great on our outdoor coffee table on the deck.....

But even better.........painted this pretty blue and distressed with sand paper!!

Now it POPS!

I am linking this post to the following parties:
Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.
Tuesday’s Treasures at My uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tell it to me Tuesday at Creatively Living
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Cowgirl Up at Farm House Porch
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feather Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
DIY Project Parade at DIY Show Off
Addicts (not so) Anonymous at Addicted 2 Decorating
Home Sweet Home at The charm of Home
Catch a Glimpse at A Glimse Inside

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Awesome Garage Sales Treasures

Almost every Saturday morning hubby and I go on treasure hunts aka Garage/Yard Sales. We love the thrill of the hunt! Finding something we need or want at a Bargain price is such an adrenaline rush for us. Yeah, it doesn't take much for us. LOL

A couple weeks ago we found some Barrel Cane Chairs that we were thrilled about. You can see that blog post here

Well this past saturday we scored 2 more cane chairs...YES!! They were $17.50 each!! BARGAIN!
These were in such great shape! Even the upholstery was excellent. I decided to keep these ones instead of the other chairs I found a couple weeks ago. But I will be reupholstering them. Thinking of using faux linen (you bloggers know...that is our frugal secret=drop cloth) Yep, I said I was going to reupholster the chairs with a drop cloth! Just wait and see how fabulous it will look. Not sure if I will keep the tufting or not. What do you think??

This is a chair done by Cobblestone & Vine blog that was done in faux linen aka drop cloths. See how great it looks!!

Loving the pilllow too! Anyone know the name of that fabric??

Oh and I got this round leather storage case. It was $8
Will be using this on the shelves in my den as soon as hubby gets the shelves built.

Found this cute bird candle holder for $3. Thought it was perfect for our deck on our outdoor coffee table. Although I decided to paint it a pretty blue. I'll show you a photo of it painted soon.
UPDATE: You can see it all painted here

Close up up the little birds

Our 15 yr old daughter is wanting her room to be redone again. We surprised her with a bedroom makeover when she was 9 so she's ready for a change. I figured this ornate frame would look great painted in a bright color and either used as a mirror or made into a chalkboard or even a corkboard. By the way, she liked it...yay! It was only $1

So what treasures did you find??

I am linking up with Southern Hospitality hop on over there to check out what other treasures were found at garage/yard sales & flea markets.

The Family

The Family