Pottery Barn Copycat!

I have been on the hunt to replace these

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.

Now drum roll please………………

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Here is the finished product!

Feeling Festive!!

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.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th!!!!

Testing…1….2…

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!
Birthday Present

Ok here is looking from the kitchen in to the living room.
View from kitchen.
View from in the living room toward the kitchen.
Looking toward the kitchen.
Up close of side table.
Side table.
Here is a centerpiece I put together for the coffee table.
Centerpiece
Here is the view from the dining room area.
View from dining room.
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.
Painting in progress.

Hope to be back sooner rather than later.  I’ve missed you guys!

Sleeping under the Stars

It is finally done! I had to buckle down before Christmas and get the bed painted. I love the way it has turned out.

My bedroom is finally done!  Yea!

Here is an owl collage I made using black and white paper. Very simple. Total cost was just the price of the frame. I had all the paper.

Handmade Owl Collage

I found black and white damask wrapping paper at Hallmark and covered a stretch canvas. The wrapping paper is actually velvety on the black parts.

Damask Wrapping Paper Covered on a canvas

Ladybug likes to be the center of attention.

Ladybug

Sneak Peak

Silver Balls
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.
New wall color.
I’m obsessed with owls lately! I love them! I made this little guy out of paper to hang in the new room.
Framed Owl
Tonight I will finish up the bed and show you the finished project.