two light fixtures in my kitchen since we moved in 3 years ago.
When I spotted this chandelier at Pottery Barn I wanted it!!! But I had a problem…I needed 2 and they were $199 each! So I decided I would try to replicate the chandy myself. Here is what I started with. They were majorly ugly but the price was right at $5 each at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Sorry the picture is sideways I tried to fix it but it wouldn’t save. GRR!
Anyways……I started by removing that star thing and then I went to my trusty old best friend, spray paint.
For the vine type things I just used green floral wire and spray painted it also.
After both were dry I just twisted the floral wire onto the chandy like so.
Then for the buds I attached clear beads to the wire.
I have been wanting an old red wagon to put in my flower bed. My mom recently found this one for me at an antique store and gave it to me for my birthday! I put the flowers in it and I can’t wait for them to fill in!
I also grouped a few pots that I had to make a festive arrangement for the weekend! The blue and white pots were like they are now but I spray painted the red pot since it was lime green before.
It has been so long since I have been here I almost forgot how to blog! So much has happened since I have been gone. Some sad times, some happy times, times that I have grown, times I wish I could relive. I have lots to share but it isn’t the right time yet.
Since we bought our home a year ago I have struggled with the dining/living room area. It is one big room but on the dining room part there is white waynes coating to chair rail height. The kitchen overlooks the dining room so that has to flow well also.
First of all lets start with my birthday present from the hubby! A new patio set!
Ok here is looking from the kitchen in to the living room.
View from in the living room toward the kitchen.
Up close of side table.
Here is a centerpiece I put together for the coffee table.
Here is the view from the dining room area.
And here is a canvas I am painting for the dining room area. I still have to add a few more vines and I’m going to frame it in a black frame.
Hope to be back sooner rather than later. I’ve missed you guys!
…entirely too fast for me! I have so many things I need to get done before it gets here! Continuing with the handmade gifts here is a gift I put together for my SIL. Embroidered hand towels, an embroidered apron, strainer, cookbook and spatula set.
I have been a busy little bee lately. I am in the process of painting my bedroom, I am 99.9% done. I still have to finish painting my bed and then hang a few more things on the wall.
I’m obsessed with owls lately! I love them! I made this little guy out of paper to hang in the new room.
Tonight I will finish up the bed and show you the finished project.