I bought this mirror at Marshalls with a gift certificate I got from my bro for my lets just call it 37 25th birthday. It was $50.00, but I really wanted it, and loved the blue colors in it. I didn't know it then, but this was my inspiration for adding some much needed color to this joint.
Here she is.
Oh and I got that fireplace screen at a garage sale for $10.00. It is much more solid than our old one.
I have been meaning to share what I got courtesy of CSN stores. They gave me some store credit to plug some of the stuff they sell. I did this for three months. I was so excited to pick something out, I thought it would be so easy (I mean I practically shop everyday of my life). I was so overwhelmed with their products I couldn't pick out anything. I had no clue what to get. I finally decided that I wanted an old school clock, like the ones you actually had in school. It is quite large and retro, I love it. Thank you CSN! If there is anything you are looking for I highly recommend their site.
I wanted to change the "art" in our dining room, and I wanted it to be semi modern. I have seen this done on the web and thought I would give it a try. I first went to Jo-Ann fabrics and picked out something I liked. I had two blank art canvas's. I just simply covered the canvas with material, and used a staple gun to attach it. I like this project because you can totally change the look of a room, and the sky is the limit with the material you can pick out.
I got this a few weeks ago at a garage sale. It was at a huge sale with a ton of kid stuff. When I was pre children I would have probably done a drive by, but with two little ones I stopped. I spotted this mirror and I swear it was screaming to me, "buy me, paint me". It was $5. I bought it and here is what I did.
I took the mirror out.
I spray painted turquoise.
I used the backing to the mirror and painted it with chalkboard paint.
I painted a few coats of the chalkboard paint.
I am so into color suddenly. I am done with dark and gloomy.
I am not sure where to start with all the posts I need to make. I am going to try to go in order, I know this is kind of late. This is the Easter table setting I came up with this year. It is happy and bright, which is what we needed after a long and horrible Winter. I got the place mats from Kmart, they are Martha Stewart. They were sold in a set for around $15.00. The miscellaneous bunny stuff I purchased at Christmas Tree Shops. I wish I would have wrapped the napkin around the silverware and tied a pretty ribbon around it. Oh well.
It was the night before Mother's day and I was surfing the web. I came across these totally awesome mirrored tables at Target. I had to have the console table. I loved it so much! I didn't ask for it though, because I feel like that's rude. Fast forward to Mother's day. Tom and I went to Costco and he told me to look for something I want for Mother's day, he had already given me flowers and card. I then said I wanted the table, he said order it up. I was so happy. I got free shipping and 15% off. I like it so much! I have more to come on this subject, and more decor stuff in general. I have made a lot of changes around here, I got my mojo back in a big way..
I got the turq/blue chinese bull at Homegoods for $12, the hand art at Goodwill for $1.99, and if you notice I have two bottles of Skinny Girl margaritas for after I have the baby. (Mama is thirsty) It is such a fab peice of furniture. I got it at Target on line for $180.