Saturday, March 6, 2010

Some Recent Projects

Thought I'd share a few projects I've been working on over the past several months.

The first one is actually something my wonderful husband did for me. My parents remodeled their kitchen/living room last fall and in the process removed their fireplace and mantel. I had been wanting an old structure to use as a headboard for several years, so I jumped at the opportunity. So Brad stripped down the mantel (which was a very dark stain) and painted it with this off-white paint. I love it now! So pretty. And free, except for the cost of paint which I got a gallon on clearance for $5 because they had mixed it wrong. Yay!

I also finally got my chalkboard finished. I found a painting in an ugly old gold frame at our local thrift store for $3 last fall. I painted over the painting with several layers of chalkboard paint and painted the frame an off-white color. Now I have the perfect place to display Scripture and inspirational quotes.

I got the rub-on Scriptures last year for my birthday. I got four of them; I hung two of them up earlier this week. I love having these wonderful reminders displayed around our home...

Well, it's a beautiful day here! Sun's out and the sky is a wonderful clear blue! We're having some friends over for dinner tonight. Looking forward to that! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


Tolentreasures said...

I absolutely love your headboard. I have been wanting one for so long and can't seem to find the "right" thing. That is perfect! Love the chalkboard and the scriptures. Great job.

Simple said...

Love your projects!! It's great to have see you back.
blessings, Fine Linen

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

I just LOVE that frame on your chalkboard!

Ana Degenaar said...

You've done a gorgeous job!

Wendi said...

Everything looks great. I love, love the headboard makeover. Great way to re-use something.

Miss A said...

Love your curtains! We have the same ones!!!

~Miss A

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