Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday and Happy Easter!  I can't believe how fast this weekend snuck up on me! I thought I decorated for Easter really early this year and now it's already almost here!
 
 
 
I shared my tiered dish with the nests and eggs a few weeks ago but now I've added some small terra cotta pots, which are actually napkin rings that I've had for years.  The bottoms of them are open so you can slip the napkin through. I've had them so long I can't even remember where I bought them.  I love that they are whitewashed!  I also added my two largest faux chocolate Mr. and Mrs. Bunnies.  I bought these at Marshalls years ago for only $12.99 each! Such a steal! I've seen some of these a little larger for over $100. 
 
 
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and to those of you that don't celebrate Easter I hope you have a wonderful Sunday too! 

Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

A little kitchen Easter decor - Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I haven't shown you my tiny little kitchen in my new apartment yet.  There isn't much to see actually but I have a wrap around counter that overlooks the dining room and living room so I decided to use this area for some Easter décor.


After finding the old photo that I shared last week of the teacups with the chick under the cloche I decided to recreate it with different teacups.


 
This time instead of using the blue and white teacups I used pink vintage teacups and saucers.
 


The door on the right in this photo goes into my daughter's room.  Mine is directly across the other side. This place has double master bedrooms so the only bathrooms in this apartment are in our bedrooms which is great for us but it's a little weird when you have guests over and they have to go into our bedrooms to use the bathroom.  The front door is on the left side of the photo above.


This photo above is looking into the living room. The sliding glass patio door is just to the right of that blue cabinet.


 
I put one of my faux chocolate bunnies in the large glass beverage container.  My other faux chocolate Easter bunnies are on my dining room table. I'll show you those soon!
 
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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Easter Decor from the past - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday and Happy April!  I can't believe it's already April but I'm happy winter is over! I'm sure many of you are even happier than me about that! It's been a brutal winter for a lot of you!
 
I decorated for Easter last weekend but I haven't had a chance to take photos yet!  It's been dark and rainy here and my new apartment is dark even on sunny days so the photos probably wouldn't have turned out very well so this week I decided to share Easters of the past at my old apartment! It's supposed to be sunny and warm this weekend so next week I will share this year's decorations...actually I'm using the same decorations but they will be in my new apartment! 
 
 I also bought a new huge mirror on craigslist that I got a steal on so I may share that next week...I guess you'll just have to come back next week to see what I will share! 
 
 
I got these faux chocolate bunnies years ago at Marshalls.  I kept the price tag stickers on the bottom of them and I think every year I'm shocked at how inexpensive they were. The big ones were only $12.99 each and the small ones were only $5.99 each!  My daughter and I once saw one a little bigger than mine that was over $100!
 
Everyone that comes over thinks these are real chocolate! They would have been eaten long ago...I can't keep chocolate around here and not eat it! In fact I made the mistake of buying Dove chocolate eggs because I love the blue wrappers...they didn't last very long! I won't even discuss my passion for Cadbury Crème Eggs!  Easter candy is my weakness!


I get so much enjoyment pulling these out every year and decorating with them!
 
 
I did this little chick in the teacups back in 2008! I didn't recreate that this year but after seeing this photo again I think I will recreate it...I just need to find some more room in this little apartment!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Bedroom Chair - Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

Last week I got a couple comments about the chair in my bedroom so I thought I would share again the makeover I did on this chair years ago. I bought this chair at the flea market back in June 2008 for only $15. 


"Before"
I could see that it had a lot of potential but I had never reupholstered anything before but I decided to buy a book on reupholstering and go for it!  



I think I used paint I already had and I bought the blue linen fabric at a thrift store for $4 so this chair only cost $19 ...now that's a deal!


This little chair has been moved all around my previous apartment but it ended up in my bedroom and I used it as a vanity chair. 


And now in the new apartment it's in my bedroom. 




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Thursday, March 20, 2014

My bedroom - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  My bedroom is still a work in progress but it's getting there! It has sort of been the catch-all room since I moved in here last month. I had everything I didn't know what to do with piled in a corner.  Last weekend I finally got rid of a few things, stuffed other things in my closet and under my bed so I didn't have to look at the mess anymore!


I have large, ugly, old aluminum window in my bedroom with ugly vertical blinds.  I would love to put some drapes over it but there is an electric heater that runs right under the window so that probably would be very unsafe! I usually keep that blind closed all the time because it looks right out onto a walkway that goes out to the pool and tennis courts so it gets lots of traffic. 




 
I still love my headboard that I got free on Craigslist! It got a whole new life with some appliques and white paint!

 

I painted my bedroom set years ago and it was a huge job but I'm so glad I did it!


My new bedroom is a lot larger than my old bedroom. I didn't even realize that until we moved all the furniture in!  The door on the left goes to the bathroom (as you can see) and the door on the right is a huge walk-in closet!  It's about the same size as the bathroom!  Since we don't have very much storage here, it not only holds all my clothes and shoes but lots of other household things too.  I dreamed of having a beautiful walk-in closet for my clothes, shoes and jewelry but not this closet, it holds all that plus everything else...craft supplies, ironing board, sleeping bags, chafing dishes...you name it, it's in there! Good thing there are lots of shelves!
 


Below is the ugly other side of the room that I'm still working on.  I need a lampshade for that lamp and I still have to figure out what I'm going to do in the right-hand corner.  I have my small TV in that cabinet. I think I'm going to paint that and hang it and use that table as a desk but I'm not sure yet. I need somewhere to keep my big black printer and I'm thinking I can put it on that table. I'll need a way to camouflage it though! 


As you can see, my bedroom is right off the living space...no hallways! Good thing I make my bed every morning!  I'm thinking of painting the wall that the bed is on a Robin's Egg Blue.  I'll have to paint it back to the original color when I move out though. Of course I'll have to buy new throw pillows that match! Stay tuned... that may be an upcoming project! 
 

The living room has crown molding but the bedrooms don't. I sure wish they would have put it in all the rooms! It makes such a difference as you can see in the photo above! I love crown molding!  Oh...how much better the bedroom would look with crown molding!


I also think I need to add some art or plates or something on the wall. 
 

I think that large birdcage in the corner will be replaced with a huge mirror I found on Craigslist!  It's 5'8" tall!  I've sold a bunch of stuff on craigslist so that mirror will be basically free!  Hopefully I will be getting it sometime this week. I will have to paint it white though! I plan on just leaning it in the corner since I don't have a full size mirror in my bedroom. I'll still have to secure it though since this is earthquake country and I would want it to fall on the dogs!

 





Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments!

 
Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 
 
 
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