les petites bouchees

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Roman Shades From $3 Mini Blinds October 8, 2013

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These beauties were made so simply by using fabric, fabric glue and an inexpensive mini blind form Home Depot.  I combined several directions to create these NO SEW roman shades.  I made two for my windows on my stairway.    The hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry!  I am planning to make more for my kitchen and promise to take photos every step of the way and give my easy directions.  Designer look for pennies!!!!!!

 

Pansy Candles May 7, 2013

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Dining Room Before February 19, 2013

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This is my dining room before I decided to paint it.  I got it for a steal when I moved into my house almost six years ago.  Back then I was trying to decorate in a more neutral Pottery Barn fashion, but lately I have been realizing that the look just isn’t me.  My previous home, an apartment, was decorated in a more shabby chic style which I loved.  After listening to so many people tell me that “they did not picture my home this way” I started to question my own taste.  NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!  I am going back to what I love and what makes me happy.  It will be a long road, but I will get there!

 

Painting Chairs Is a Pain in the ………

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One Coat Down……

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The Big Reveal

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Finally done!!!!!! I am so much happier and the room looks so much lighter!  I think the hardest part of this redo was the fact that I had to work indoors.  It seems I always pick the worst times to do things, but they do get done!!!! Now I have to start looking for some chair pads or make them myself.  The problem I have had with chair pads in the past is my dogs thinking they are chew toys!!!!!  Hopefully they will have outgrown this by now!!!!!  I doubt it…..pillows, slippers, dog beds are all fair game for them!!!!  Picasso seems to have snuck into this shot….ooops!