Friday, February 4, 2011

A Sneak Peek and a Thanks!

I thought you would like to have a peek at what I’ve been up to these past two weeks…It’s finally getting there, I really can’t believe it, sometimes I’ll walk in the room and just stand there staring at what I did, not really believing that I did something like that. There were times that I would say to myself while painting  “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” thanks Nester  for giving me the confidence to attempt a BIG piece of furniture, if your a newbie at blogging you just have to stop over at her blog…I did even when my style was prim!
I’ve also been playing with my camera and discovered a setting called “pin point” neat huh? I just wish I knew how to take the glare out of glass on pictures. I did take the advice from two comments I had  Debbie @ Lakeside and Michelle @ Shells Shabby Shack, that I had about what to color to paint the frames and they both suggested the same shade as the hutch. So I gave it a try and love it, thanks you guys! Oh, and stop by their blogs, I love them and they are both on my bloglist, I never want to miss what they post!
Another idea I just loved was Kindra’s @ At Home With K(stop by she is a wiz at all she does) she and her husband did two bookcases and I loved the look. I bought mine at Target and Mr. K added the trim at the very top of mine( of course he didn’t get the exact trim that I wanted but I’ll live:) anyway it finished it off and gave it more of a expensive look! I still have to shop my home for to finish the first two shelves.
 I do love this shelf though, that’s the frame I got at GW,  the shell and bottle are from Marshall’s.

Another pic, yes, those are lights in my hutch and I love them, I think it will look neat when it’s all filled with dishes and wine glasses. It’s also still pulled out from the wall:0
I want to take the time to thank ALL of my new followers and the ones who have been following too, you have ALL made me smile every morning when I sit down with my cup of coffee.  Thanks for inviting me into your homes and sharing your ideas that I love and copy /try to do, I think that’s the highest form of a compliment, case in point, my bff did her hair like mine and asked me if I minded, my answer was… “ No, life is to short to be mad about something like that, actually I’m flattered” later on that night the waitress asked if we were sisters.LOL What fun I would have missed if I had got upset about it:)
Well, I’m off to Lowes for hardware and Dollar Tree to make bags for Valentines Day for the granddaughter’s.
Have a happy day wherever you are!



Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

It looks wonderful!! You did an awesome job on that hutch and I really like the bookcases! Doesn't it feel good!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Rondell, it is looking good. Can't wait to see it completed.

Mel said...

it's already looking wonderful! I am looking forward to the finished room.

Tolentreasures said...

Everything looks so nice. What a huge undertaking all that painting had to be!


Something Nice and Pretty said...
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Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous!!Your doing a great job.


NanaDiana said...

It looks great...What a good we HAVE to see your haircut! lol Hugs-Diana

the cape on the corner said...

your hutch looks so stinkin' good! i have GOT to find me a piece to redo...i've been looking, but i think i have a hard time seeing the potential in things.

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Rondell! You are just having so much fun, and I am happy to see that. Everything is looking wonderful! Hey you up for a feature next Friday? Get busy, your next:) X0

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

It looks great...I always love finding a new blog that I love....
I think I found one....Happy Saturday

Anonymous said...

It's looking great!! Can't wait to see it all decorated when you're done.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Rondell, all your projects look so nice!! I just love your hutch white now! You have inspired me to paint more things white. :)

And I just love your custom bookshelf! It's amazing what trim can do! Have a great weekend!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Thanks girl!! I appreciate you coming back and finding me I had no idea what happened but no one was seeing my posts and I just thought well i need to just make a new one and go from there. I am pretty sure I am following you but I will make sure and if I am not I will definitely add ya.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rondell!

I'm sorry I didn't see this post, sooner. We had family visiting this weekend.

Your hutch looks amazing! I love how your prints turned out with the painted frames! Thanks for the sweet shout out, too. Awwww!

Everything looks amazing so far!

Have a great week! Michelle :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous, I love it!!!!
Thanks for your visit :)
I bought the flowers at Michaels, on sale for $3, I couldn't go home without them :)

Ricki Treleaven said...

Hi, Rondell! I am visiting from over @ Debbiedoos. Debbie said that you are a big reader. I love to read, and Bonnie and I will be hosting a monthly linky party dedicated to great reads starting on the twentieth of this month. Please join us! I like your china cabinet makeover. I love white furniture. It looks great! :D

Grannys Attic said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished product. Have a great weekend, Vicky
(Debbie said HI)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Your china cabinet is looking fantastic. I love it painted white, especially with the white frames on either side.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Popping over from Debbie's Love the china cabinet, it is looking great. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Love what you have done so far, Rondell. Great paint job. I can't wait to see what you put in it..Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

The cabinet looks fantastic, Rondell. You did a beautiful job! I love the bookshelves, too. You should be so proud of yourself!


DIYbyDesign said...

That hutch looks so amazing painted. What a difference. It changes the whole look of the room. I found you over at Debbiedoos. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog

Lori said...

Love the painted hutch can't wait to see it filled. Love how the sunshine is bursting in from that window. We need some here in Texas. Saw you at Debbies.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Hi Rondell! I love the remake of your hutch. I have one too that needs a new look. You an encouraged me to get started on it soon!

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm over from Debbiedoo's and so glad to find your blog. Your furniture looks great! I have 2 pieces to do so am anxiously awaiting the finished hutch.

I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you. Stop by and say hi when you can ~