Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Little Here and a Little There!

 Can't wait to open this:)

Hello everyone! We had a beautiful day here today 63 and sunny, it felt so good to have the sun out all day long. So today we cleaned the back patio, power washed the outside walls and floor and put down my outside rug that I found at Lowes for $40.00 this past February:) I’ll show pictures when we are done with it.
Yesterday though I took everything off my shelves and mantel plus coffeetable , I had read The Nesters one post, it’s here if you would like to read it, so I thought I’d give it a try…here it is, everything on the couch and diningroom table, I didn’t show that because I didn’t want to scare any of you just think piled with stuff plus laptop and camera plus pictures all over it that I had printed out:0
The fireplace, the sorriest thing in my livingroom, I got the go ahead to paint the brick but now I’m afraid to even try, you see we are having a wedding/picnic on July 9th for my stepdaughter Jennifer and alot of people will be here! I just don’t want to ruin it and there’s that wood burner that I have a love/hate relationship with 1. It cuts the heating bill in half 2. It’s just plain ugly!!!
This is what I put back on it, I don’t like the mirror from Target but I have nothing else to put there that looks good, I’m on the look out for something, I think though if the brick were painted white it would look alot better.
I put my coffee wreath back because I like it there the best.
Changed the end table a bit, see the turtle?
I bought him in Jamaica, he was $40.00 but I got him for $15.00. I found two other ones that were handmade and I’ll have to take pictures of them to show you!
I put the same things back on my coffeetable, like it, see the leopard, tile coaster? Dollar Tree has them and I bought two one for here and for the other end table, oh, and they have rooster ones too if you want to take a look!
My desk I kept the same too.
I changed my blue cupboard though and added some glass, looking at it in real life I like it, in this picture I don’t LOL I do need to add something on the 2nd shelf there I see I only have 4 items so I have to make it an odd number right?

The suitcase I found at the flea market for $5.00 and the planter GW…the bottle is from PB!
Remember this wall in the hall I talked about in a recent post? Well, I figured I’d put something there until I find the thing that I really love, I put pictures of us on our different vacations New York City, Jamaica ,Riviera Mia Mexico plus the K from PB. I like it and it does give some interest to the wall instead of it being blank and undone looking.

Did you see the little picture there in the first picture of the hallway? I found it at GW for .99 fits this little space so well! Love robins, they are the first sign of spring around here.
I don’t know if I’ll leave it this way, some I like and some I don’t but it sure was fun trying:)
I’m linking to these party’s:
Open House Party
Transformation Thursday
Flaunt it Friday
Show and Tell Friday


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You have everything looking so lovely. I bet the FP will turn out great..but I would wait too.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I wonder if you could buy a fireplace mantel to go around the burner and that would break up the brick and give you a ledge to decorate. Just a thought. That way you wouldn't have to commit to paint. We have a gold fireplace surround that I want to paint. It taunts me :) Think when summer comes I will. The brick would look good painted too. Boy, I'm just rambling away here. Love your turtle :) Take care!

american girl primitives said...

Looking at your painted cupboard and other people's blue shades makes me like blue again!!! I was really sick of the navy/colonial blue color.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love how you rearranged your accessories, and how pretty they are I might add! Everything looks great, I LOVE how your open hutch came out! It's great when you change your accessories around it gives the room a whole new look and doesn't cost a thing! Martina

Ana said...

Hi Rondell,
Boy, you've been a busy bee. Everything looks great. Love, love, love the hydrangeas in the popcorn bowl. Are they real? Ooooh, and love the little leopard print coaster...Hmmm, I wonder if our Dollar Tree store will have them too? Keeping my fingers crossed they do...Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Gina said...

Everything is looking so pretty. I love to move things around, mix them up. You did a great job.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You do have a knack! It all looks lovely, Rondell. I say, paint the brick! I really don't think you could mess it up. Cindy over at Cottage Instincts did hers, and I'm sure she'd give you some pointers.

Michele said...

Don't be afraid to paint that brick. You will be SO HAPPY you did afterwards,,,,,,,,,,there are so many blog before and afters out there with tutorials on how to do so perfectly- keep the courage up and go for it- so it looks fresh and wonderful for your July gathering!

arrielle_p said...

WOW I love the design of the place and the pool woah! I want to swim. My dream house has a swimming pool. Wish I could afford the price! Love it, it makes you feel calm and when you feel boring, just only swim in that relaxing water.

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