Friday, January 14, 2011

Plum Perfect Friday - Further Bathroom & Bedroom Beauties!

My decorative inspiration for my bathroom/bedroom has been "stuck" since Christmas, but the creativity is beginning to flow in these spaces, once more.

I have always been attracted to Bird-houses, birds nests, and well, just bird stuff in general! I received this bird for Christmas from my daughter...she knew that I would paint it, so she was not insulted.


I'm satisfied with this little vinette (for now...that is). In the background are vintage wedding photo's of my mother.

Speaking of that, I finally got around to painting an inexpensive frame from Goodwill to embellish another beautiful photograph of my mother that used to hang with several other vintage family photographs on my heritage wall. During the holidays, when my oldest daughter was visiting, she came up with the idea to put it in a larger frame so that it would become more of a focal point, then, to place it in a more prominent location, as well as, totally complimenting the frenchy bathroom theme.

The other photograph is a wedding picture of my son and his new bride, that I 'antiqued'. I am now thoroughly satisfied with that area.

More nesting in the bedroom...then, I saved one of the best things for (almost) last...

I found this idea over at the Frosted Gardner, a book wreath that I worked on all day so that I could blog about it! Fun, huh?

Last, by definitely not least...I covered the chair and ottomon in the bedroom with old sheets. I don't have a before picture, but trust me, it's certainly an improvement. Yay!

I am lovin' this cute chair now!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Rusty Rave Monday - Further, Frugal "French" Fancies!

I admit that's a mouthful...but, I am so fond of using , alliteration! Humor me...

In any event, today I wanted to exhibit an idea that I came up with for my "Frenchy" bathroom makeover, in order to fill another need that I had.

You know all those cute Christmas tins that we all collect from year to year...

...the thought occurred to me to revamp them with a little paint and, the ever charming, "Graphics Fairy" vintage "frenchy" images (once again), in order to use them as containers for make-up and accessories. This way I can keep the countertop un-cluttered, have easy access to these items, and at the same time achieve an attractive look.

I'm lovin' it!
I whipped up the larger one today and plan on distressing it a bit, but have to wait for the paint to cure for a couple of days...

I like to live by the motto: "Fix it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without!" I totally get a thrill from being thrifty AND creative! As Cecil B. DeMille so aptly stated, “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without” and that is exactly how I feel!

Your your creative "drug" and show off the cure for what ails you!