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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

10 Great Fall Pillows Under $10

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I know it's only mid-August and with the temps being so hot still, many of you cannot even think of doing anything for Fall yet.  As I told you in my last post even though it's far from fall-like here I am thinking about how I'm going to be decorating for this fall and decided I need to find some new Fall pillows for our home. 

Vintage, Paint and more... painted and stenciled sailboat pillow made with drop cloth fabric

Monday, August 14, 2017

Colors of Fall

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This morning as I was sitting on the back porch enjoying my morning coffee and listening to the cicadas sing I realized that Fall is just around the corner.  I know, I know it's only mid-August and the temp and humidity are still hotter than a firecracker but the evenings are becoming very enjoyable with cool sea breezes. But, the sun is setting much earlier and in 10 days Miss A starts back to school.  So with those thoughts, I started thinking about how I was going to decorate for Fall this year thinking about the

                COLORS OF FALL

Vintage, Paint and more... centerpiece done with sunflowers in milk bottles in a copper basket with pinecones for fall

Thursday, August 10, 2017

DIY Kitchen Shelf Unit

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 When we moved into this house the previous owners left us with a beat up old unfinished shelf unit in the garage that had seen better days.  However, it was still quite sturdy and I felt very functional even though Mr. VPM and T felt like it had seen its best days and needed to be sent to the dump.  So, I set out to prove them wrong and turn it into a pretty little Kitchen Shelf Unit.  I love when I can recycle something that is headed for the dump and make it into something useful and beautiful.

Vintage, Paint and more... a diy unfinished shelf unit painted with black chalkboard paint and done in a vintage industrial theme

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Upholstering a Wood Chair Seat

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Recently I shared the makeover of my dining room with you.  The biggest part of that makeover was the upcycling of our table and chairs instead of getting new ones.  This saved us a lot of money being able to update this set and still use it, as it is in great shape and has good bones.  So I was glad I could make it work in this room.  Today I am going to show you how I upholstered the chair seats to bring this set together and make it look as though it had been sold this way. 

Vintage, Paint and more... upcycle of a dining room tabel and chairs with black chalk paint and fabric

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Delicious Fruit Infused Water

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Here it is the last few days of July - some of the hottest days of the year here - as in most areas of the country.  With the hot temps and high humidity, I find I nearly melt down into my shoes when I go outside.  Working on any projects that require me to be outside is totally out of the question.  I also find that these days tend to make me feel quite lazy and laid back so basically doing any projects just isn't in the stars right now.  So, today instead of a project I thought I would share a nice refreshing cool treat that has become my go to for these hot summer days - Delicious Fruit Infused Water.

Vintage, Paint and more... making a delicious cool drink with water, strawberries, blueberries and lemons