Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas in July... Winter Wonderland Repost

Since today marks the end of Christmas in July, I figured I would share one of my favorite room transformations to date.This is a repost from November 2012.
Hello and happy Monday. I know that this week is going to be a very busy week for most of us, because Thanksgiving is just a few days away. And Friday will quick off  the Christmas season and boy am I excited!....Today I have a transformation that I think you are going to love.

 
This is a picture of my office and I can describe it in to words HOT MESS, but take a look at how I transformed it (office) into a Winter Wonderland. ENJOY!
 
 
The first thing I did was wrapped the door. I enjoy doing this because it's quick and oh so simple.
 
 

Next, I brought in lots of gold and white fabric and bows. The wreath is several floral sprays that were formed into a circle. The bow was added to cover where the sprays were connected. I love how it turned out.
 
 

I found this gold and white fabric at Walmart several years ago it is one of my favorite fabrics to use during the Holiday Season.
 
 
Can you believe that this cute little angel ornament came form the Dollar Tree? I purchased several of them to be used on and around the Christmas Tree. Enjoy the pics!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Lory

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christmas in July

Hi all and happy Thursday! Summer is chug, chug, chugging along, and I have home improvement projects coming out of the wazoo! However, my foyer is looking more islandish every day, if I must say so myself. But I will share more about the foyer in next weeks post. Today I have decided to take a breather from home improvement and just chill. I also thought this would be a great time to share my Christmas table from last year. So without any further ado my Christmas table 2014. Lots of pics. ENJOY!






































 
 
 
 





Enjoy the rest of your day!
 
Lory

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Foyer Chests Get a Makeover

In my last post I gave you a sneak peek of some of the pieces I planned to use in my foyer makeover. And after careful consideration I decided the chests would be the first things I would tackle. 



 
When I first bought the chests they were in desperate need of a makeover. So I gave them a fresh coat of paint, and I think they turned out pretty awesome!
 
 
This is how my foyer has looked for the past several years. And I really like how it looked, but it was time to do something different.
 
 
So my first order of business was to give the chest a coat of primer.
 In case you are wondering the turquoise seashell was instrumental in getting the ball rolling on this project. You will see the shell again on reveal day. (fuzzy pic sorry)


 
Next I gave the chest a coat of paint. The paint on the chest is a color that I mixed up myself. (sorry)
 
 
However the drawer and the legs of the chest are painted with essential teal by Behr. The weathered look on the doors was created by applying the teal color first. After the paint dried I applied the top coat (color on chest) by using a dry brush technique to get the look. Voila!
 
 
For the top of the cabinet I wanted to create the look of waves in the ocean. I did this by applying the essential teal and then lightly layering the custom color randomly over the teal color. This step required several layers. Also, I let the paint get almost dry before adding a new layer. Finally I created the wave affect by adding brushstrokes that mimic the pattern of waves.
 
 
 Here's the finished product. What do you think about my first Island inspired project? I think it's AWESOME!!
 
Have a FANTASTIC rest of the week!
 

Lory