Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pinning in White

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I love Pinterest !

There are so many ideas and inspirations to be found there . These are a few that I have pinned into my Cottage Decorating Style pin board . There is something for every room in the home.

Look at this living room…


Or this one…


Maybe you need some kitchen ideas . Like this…


Or this…

I really want to move in here !


Then there is the bed room …


I want this chair !


Look at this wall art in this bedroom ! I love it !

But I think I found the most ideas for a bathroom , I love this look…


And this one…


And a tub like this…


Don’t forget the porch !



( All photos from Pinterest )

See what I mean about the ideas ? This isn’t even the tip of the iceberg !

Trouble is ….

I could spend hours on there ! And sometime do .

I’m going to link all these beautiful white images with Faded Charm and White Wednesday .

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rainy Day

It rained all day today . They say we need the rain because we are low on rainfall for the month . That doesn’t mean it was not a dreary day, as you can see looking out my kitchen window .


While you were looking out that window , did you happen to notice the new window topper ? I found a pair of red plaid curtain panels at one of our resale stores a while back and decided to make a new sink skirt and window topper from them . I like the one made from a vintage table cloth better , but this is nice for a change .


If you look a little closer , in the sink you will see a cute little enamel wash basin I found at an Etsy shop called Grace Meadows Farm.



It’s great for washing up a few dishes when I don’t want to run the dishwasher . Plus it matches my ladle . I remember back when I was a little girl , my grandmother had a bucket of well water sitting on the counter with a ladle in it for drinking , that was the best tasting water and nobody worried about the germs. You wouldn’t think about doing that today.

One more thing .

A few weeks ago I won a giveaway from Whisper Wood Cottage . Three wonderful Purdy brushes . I can’t wait to find a new painting project .


Thanks Amy !

The weatherman says it’s going to rain again tomorrow, so it’s going to be indoor projects again…. Or maybe no project …. probably no project.

Joining these great parties...

Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lazy Girl

I have been so lazy .

It’s been over a week since I last posted. I guess I’m just taking a winter break .

I just haven’t been able to start and finish much of anything .

I have several projects I want to get started , but can’t decide what to do first . Do you ever do that ?

I think I would like to start one project then I think “ you need to finish this project “ but I don’t feel like doing that one so I don’t do anything .

After I finished my work room I lost all my energy .

If you know a way to spark my inspiration , please let me know , I don’t like being lazy .

And I would like to have something to blog about too !

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Tote

I’ve been busy working in my newly done work room , I love this work table ! I added a skirt to one of the sides to hide the stuff I have stored underneath it .


I left the other side open so I could sit there with my stool , but I like this so much I may make one for the other side too .

I made a new tote that I added to my Etsy shop this morning.


Please take a look at what I have in my shop ! It’s on my side bar .

Have a happy day !


Sunday, January 8, 2012

From Sweatshop to Command Center

It took me over a week to do it but when I resolve to do something , by gosh I’m going to do it ! And a big task it was !

So first I’ll give you a reminder of what it looked like on a good day.










Well for some reason I can’t download the before of this one but you can see it here.


My computer station , where I write this blog …


With all my family and friends on the corkboard on the side…





Sewing station.



With corkboards on the sides for inspiration pictures .






The shelves on either side of the computer are now fabric storage . Covered and out of sight when not needed .







Craft paint and glue gun station .


This is all my patterns below and ribbons above , all where they can be found easily .





Can you see Bubba peeking in the door ?


I’m going to be looking for something to put above these last two cabinets to put these solid fabrics in to keep them clean and dust free .


The biggest difference is how bright it is . I painted everything white !

The center work table is made from two WalMart $20.00 book shelves and a hollow core door from Home Depot . I saw this idea on Pinterest , from The Ivy Cottage Blog .


I removed the old U shaped computer desk that I had in there before to work on , I just kept the part where I have my sewing machine . I may replace that later if I can find something prettier .

I don’t do much sitting when I’m cutting out patterns , so this counter height work station is better for my back , with a stool when I want to sit down .

Well there it is , first project of the year .

What do you think ?

Now if you will excuse me I need to create .

Linking with these great Parties

Creative Blogger's Party & Hop at Homemaker On A Dime

Sew Darn Crafty at Sew Many Ways

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I’m in Love

If you can be in love with an object , than I’m in love with my new kitchen faucet !

It was a Christmas present ! Well , I asked for gift cards from Home Depot and this is what I bought with them . It’s kinda hard to ask for a kitchen faucet .

I got online and found it on sale for $99.00 at Home Depot .com . So I printed the add and went to my local Home Depot and found the same faucet . It was on sale there too, but for $134.00 , regularly $159.00 . So I took the online add to the customer service counter and showed it to them and they gave it to me for the online price.


I had admired this style on several other blogs like Maison D├ęcor and Beneath My Heart . Theirs were so pretty but I didn’t think I could afford one so I had decided to get a gooseneck type cause I really needed a new faucet . My old one gave me a good spray every time I turned it on .


I think it looks great in my vintage retro kitchen.

My Son came over the other morning and installed it for me . Bless him !

So thank you for the gift cards from my Sister and Daughter ! I love it !

Going to join these great parties’…

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage home

By the way ! My workroom is coming along real well , I will be shareing some pictures by early next week .

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Project Resolution

Well Happy New Year !

I'm starting out my new year with a big project , I resolve to get this done before I go on to any other projects.

I am painting and reorganizing my sweat shop workroom .

If you remember this" post ". You know that it needs help.

I have so much stuff , and it is so hard for me to throw anything away , you never know when it may come in handy for some craft or art piece. Can anyone say “ hoarder “. So this may take some time . I have to do it in sections because I don’t have room to move everything out before I paint .

So here are a couple of pictures of what I am working with .



See what I mean !!!

Hang in there with me and I will post some after pictures when I get to that part .

Wish me luck !

Now that I showed you this , I have to do it . How’s that for incentive ?

May you all have the the best 2012 !