Favorite Furniture Projects 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

  I thought it would be fun to put my  favorite furniture re dos of 2011 in one post. My first favorite is the painted ottoman it's still getting hits everyday. I was really nervous about this but it turned out great.

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011

I  want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  Lots of love and happiness to you all.

                                           Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

An Ottoman Vignette

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I decided to add another little vignette. We use our ottoman as a coffee table so I thought it would be nice to add a small vignette there. I kept it simple by adding three milk glass vases.  I added boxwood clippings from my yard to one,  silver balls to another, to the third I made sort of a paper bouquet using vintage doilies and vintage sheet music. It's a fun little vignette. 

My Substitute Mantle

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I decorated my newly finished buffet for the Magazine Copy Cat Christmas Challenge. I liked it a lot but it wasn't exactly what I wanted for the I did  another arrangement. I made two arrangements using clippings of boxwood and pine from my yard mixed with some faux greenery. I added twigs also from the yard and added pine cones and silver balls. I made a candle scape on a silver tray in the center. The arrangement anchors my giant wreath lol. I'm giving you a tiny peek of my buffet, but not to much because I'll be revealing it later.  Here are some shots of my new arrangement on my buffet aka my substitute mantle.

Oh Christmas Tree

I finally finished my tree. I didn't  do a lot of extra frills and flourishes this year, but I did keep my color scheme from last year. I really love my tree in silver white and crystal. I have a 7 foot slim tree. It's really hard to get a full picture of the tree with a point and shoot but I did my best. Here's the tree:

Here are some close ups of the ornaments:

Paper Wreath

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I showed you a little of this wreath in the  Magazine Copy Cat Challenge. I promised to do a post about it so here goes. First let me say that the lighting was terrible  annnnd the wreath fell off the wall while I was shooting the pics. I used one of those sticky hooks and followed the directions to the letter, I dont know what happened. So my poor wreath is a little bent  LOL.  Here is a full picture of my slightly banged up wreath.

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I'm slowly getting the house decorated for Christmas. I had a few days setback  because I wasn't feeling well. Thankfully I'm much better now and hopefully I'll get it all done by the weekend. Today I want to share the side table vignette that I did for the living room. I'm trying to keep it simple and my color scheme is silver and white. I may add a little turquoise to the mix but I 'm not firm on that yet. Here's my little side table vignette.

Christmas Mantle/Buffet

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's time for Christmas Blog parties galore, and the first stop is my favorite, Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing Magazine Copy Cat Challenge. I flipped over the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas 2011 issue. It is packed with beautiful ideas and features several of our favorite bloggers. I was looking for an idea to copy and was fortunate enough to find a picture loaded with things that I had on hand...yippee! I dont have a mantle but I do have a buffet that I talked about here. I didn't get it done in time for Thanksgiving but I did finish it in time for Christmas. I'll share the full reveal on that later, but right now it's all about Christmas. Here is the picture I tried to copy:

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