Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Table Setting

Hi all, hope your week has been great thus far.
Easter is only a few days away and I am so far behind. But I did manage to put together the table setting below.
 
 
 
I think this table setting screams Easter. For a quick change ( after Easter) remove the eggs/plastic eggs. Then fill jars with yogurt raisins and pretzels covered in white chocolate. Now the table is ready for the remaining days of Spring, or brunch with the girls.
 
 
I love, love, love, all the pretty pastels. What about you?  Oops. I almost forgot. The tablecloth is actually two shower curtains I purchased on clearance. Don't be afraid to use items in different ways. Yes it's a shower curtain, but it works!
 
 
 
 
 
I purchased the saucers several years ago from Big Lots. I know they are quite girly, but I really like them. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
The  plastic eggs, marshmallows and chocolate bunny all came from the Dollar Tree.
 
 
 
 
Raffia was formed to create a nest. And the eggs were dyed by yours truly. 
 
 
I stole the roses from a bouquet of flowers my husband brought home earlier in the week. Shh!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The marshmallows look oh so pretty, and they taste oh so good. 
 
 
How cute is this bunny surrounded by marshmallows? Can't wait to eat him! lol
 

 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
2 your home,
 
Lory
 
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bar Stool Makeover

Hi all, this week I have another makeover. Last week's post was a chair makeover, this week it's bar stools. Here's a little history of how I acquired the bar stools. I have a friend named John who owns a thrift store. One day, while shopping in his store I purchased a beautiful 1920's sleigh bed. As I was leaving John informed me that he had a gift for me, since I purchased the bed. My response was, "for little ole me". As he scurried to the back of the store I WAS SO EXCITED and I couldn't wait to see what the gift was. When I saw the bar stools I was SPEECHLESS!!!!!! They were WICKED NASTY! But how could I resist them, they were a gift with purchase (free). And besides they had  great potential.
 
 
 
 
 
I brought the stools home and got busy. First, they had to be disassembled. Next, I scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed, so much so I was dizzE (dizzy). lol! I was in such a state of shock, I forgot to take a picture of the seat cushions. Trust me, you don't want to know.
 
 
 
I painted the stools black and upped the ante by covering the cushions in a zebra print fabric.
 
 
SOMEBODY SCREAM!!!!!!!
 
 
The foot rails got in on the action with a couple of coats of bronze spray paint. Finally, the bar stools were placed in their new home. (kitchen) Kitchen reveal in a later post.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let's give it up for a gift with purchase.
 Would you have brought these stools home or not?
Thanks for stopping by!
 
2 Your Home,
 
Lory

Monday, March 4, 2013

Trash 2 Treasure

Chair Makeover
 
What would I do without my family and friends? When an item is spotted on the curb or in the dumpster they graciously rescue the item/items and bring them to me. The chair below was rescued by my hubby on trash day several months ago. He salvaged a total of  three chairs that day. Way to go Hubby!!!!!
 
 
 
 
The table in my breakfast area needed chairs, but this wasn't the chair I had in mind. So I figured, they're free make them work! I painted and painted and painted. Then the cushions received a makeover with.....
 
 
 
 
 animal print fabric. You know my motto, every room needs a little animal print!
Enjoy the Pics!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glass fruit I purchased from the Dollar Tree several years ago. It comes in handy when all the fresh fruit is gone.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
2 Your Home,
 
Lory