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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Bunny Centerpiece

Easter is around the corner. Want something different for your table?

Try this Easter Centerpiece I made for Old Time Pottery!

This Easter Centerpiece is a decoration that both the adults and children will enjoy. It is a twist with a little think outside the box action. I like using different objects to create with. 

While shopping at Old Time Pottery, I fell in love with a wire vase. I picked it up, placed it in my cart, and began thinking of a different way to use it. I love the texture and and twist of wire. I decided it would make a great bunny. This led to the Easter Centerpiece creation!

I started with a few supplies from Old Time Pottery
Head on over to get all the details!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Painted Hutches

Painted hutches come in all styles and colors. The more creative you can get with paint and finishes the better. 
I like to add details. I replace glass sometimes with chicken wire, paint existing hardware, add fabric or paint images on the back. Doing this can take a boring outdated piece of furniture and bring it into a new more fashionable look.

I recently created another one for the store by doing some of the above.

I wanted to show you some of the ones I have done in the past and what I did to achieve the look. Click on the highlighted title below pictures to see how it was done.

French Farmhouse Hutch

This one I had a lot of work to do but it was so worth it!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Favorite Things

Since the beginning of the year, I have been swamped with custom orders and furniture sales. I am not complaining by any means. This is what I love.
Though it leaves little time for anything else.

There are some many things I enjoy doing. I am lucky enough to do most of them. One of my favorite things to do is blog and unfortunately time has taken me away from doing it as often as I used to. I must have tons of content stored away I can share with you but days start early now and end too soon.

I am still trying to get into that groove again.

I am going to try a little series of My Favorite Things.

This way I can share with you my favorite pieces of furniture, new products or something that has inspired me.

I will start with a piece of furniture since that is something I truly enjoy. AND I didn't paint this one.

Are you ready?

This piece is original. I love so many qualities in this piece. First of all...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bunny Topiary

I was so inspired by the Antique and Garden Show with that gorgeous moss chair that it got me wanting to create something with moss.

I love creating with chicken wire. I have done a few projects like this painted hutch and the dressform. This is the first time I used moss with it.

I learned a few things and now I have a new thing to show you. I give you all the details on how to make it over at Old Time Pottery's blog. Go check it out! Let me know what you think. I bet you can come up with all types of ideas for this project.

Oh and that umbrella is another project I did. You can find it here! 
Happy Spring!! It can't come soon enough for me!!

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

New YorkTable

Every now and again I like playing around with my painted pieces. When you paint so many things you look forward to something different.

I have had this little table for a while. Over the holidays my post on Pinterest of 12 things to do in NYC at Christmas was going crazy and it gave me the inspiration to do a New York table.
New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. The energy and excitement flourishes when you step on the pavement.

"....I want to wake up in the city that doesn't sleep."

My daughter will be moving there again soon. She lived there a short time this summer to go to Stella Adler Acting School.  When she sees this New York table she will be coming up with ways to take it with her when she moves.

It could be called a subway art table too. Playing with different letter styles.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

Lots of great things are always happening around here. 

The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is celebrating its 25th year.
It starts on Jan. 30 and goes thru Feb. 1st. (Something to do if you don't want to watch the Superbowl)

There will be many celebrated designers. Diane Keaton, actress,designer and author with make a special appearance and book signing.
Oscar de la Renta and his wife are honorary chairs.
Carolyn Englefield Interior Editor for Veranda Magazine.
Kreis Beal of Blackberry Farms, the luxury resort in Knoxville, and many more will share their knowledge of design.

I had a chance to get a sneak peek at the show and interview a panel of designers. I also got to hear about the StyleBlueprint app that was being launched. The app connects you to all the wonderful places to eat shop and play!

But now for the gorgeousness.......

 Look at this awesome chair!!

Makes me want to go home and moss everything!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bedroom Makeover

Refreshed and Revamped
Great words to use for the new year. 

I took a needed break from the store so I could be refreshed and revamped to be more productive this year. I feel very behind but once I get back in the groove it will be creativity city around here.

I started at home to help boost my mood.
I don't know about you but the grey days are too much when you live in a place that celebrates the winter season. This is the time of year when everything looks dull.

I needed a quick fix!

I started in my bedroom. I have a monochromatic look. Too much beige!
I really don't have the time for a complete bedroom makeover. So with a trip to Old Time Pottery and a focus on color and texture, I created a mini makeover by revamping and refreshing an old tired bedroom! It took only 15 minutes.

This can also be called makeover on a budget. Although I rarely buy bed sets in a bag, it was great for this quick fix. I got lucky and found this set during the Old Time Pottery white sale.
Now I have a look that is Revamped and Refreshed for under $50.

Working with textures makes things look richer. This set had 6 pieces. I used the patterns and textures of the pillows and built a pallet. Coordinating some of the hues and placing the colors around the room, made this all come together. 

I am sharing this before and after makeover at the Old Time Pottery Blog! You won't believe the difference! I hope you head over and tell me what you think.

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