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Friday, June 6, 2014

"spiffing" things up!

Happy Friday to you!
It has been a busy week...
catching up at work after being off for two weeks
and playing with the grands!
And that...plus cooking...is about all I've done!

But the week before I went to Tenn, I got some projects done.
I wanted some throw pillows for my hope chest, but
I wasn't sure if I was going to make them or buy them.
When I went on the get-away with my friend, we stopped at
a few yard sales. At one of them, I found pillow forms for $1! 
That pretty much made up my mind for me!
Before shopping for fabric, I decided to look through my "left-overs". 
As it turned out, all I had to buy was the two embellishments!

A friend gave me this clock when we were doing our remodeling.
I already had the clock I wanted to hang on the wall, so I decided
to lay this one on the coffee table. 
 I liked it there, but it was light green...not really one of my colors.
I have been looking at it for a year and finally decided I
would like red better.
So, I went to the garage and found the can of paint
 I used for the hope chest.
Two coats later...

I haven't really put much thought into decorating the sofa table.
But I bought the milk glass candle holders...$10 for the pair
and that got my mind working.
I already had the ivy, the family picture, and my daughter had the
bird cage and was happy to get it out of her way.
I found the red bird at Hobby Lobby...marked down from
$14 to $4.75 and snapped it up!

I was happy with the results!

My daughter and I are going to a fun art class tonight
where you bring home a finished project.
So, if it's as easy as they say and the results are as good
as they say...maybe you will see mine! :-)


  1. Well--how creative you are. Love your pillows ---and the little clock is perfect there... And since I love birds, I love your little red birds...


  2. Love the pillows and the $1 price tag for the pillow forms makes them even more special! You've been a busy lady! Hope to see you this upcoming week some time!

  3. I am having to use Herb's laptop so my last comment and this one are under his name. Can you imagine my man commenting on how lovely your decorating projects are? =)

  4. I love the red for the clock! And what a creative use for it ... perfect!

  5. you definitely have the decorator gene, which is totally missing from my collection of genes. i love what you did with the clock. would never ever think of that. i see a wall clock i think hang it on the wall...

  6. Your pillows look lovely and I love the clock painted red. Now, needles and paint is not something I feel too comfortable with, so I admire anyone who can so easily spruce up their place using these skills.

  7. multi talented, very nice!! i really like the bird cage!!


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