Monday, March 29, 2010

I Love Shutters

You would think that if I love shutters that we would have some on our house.
Guess what I don't! I have some in our barn at the moment that would fit
on the big window at the front of our house. Hmmm....I think I'll check it out today.
I also like the look of shutters in unconventional ways, such as framing a
mirror or as a shelf. Here's some fun ways to use shutters.
When I've decided what I'm going to do with mine I will post pics.

Cut out stars on the shutter add interest, you could also hang tin stars from the shutters.
Cover up a bookshelf with shutters.
Very rustic but love it.
Add hooks to the shelf makes it multifunctional.
Add a shelf on top of the shutter.
A pretty headboard for a little girl's room.

Cover up what sometimes is a messie message center with shutters.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Chalkboard paint.

I've been wanting to make my own chalkboards using old frames for awhile now.
I went to Canadian Tire and found sprayon Chalkboard paint and
am going to give it a try. So far I've refinished a frame, now I have to
cut a piece of plywood to fit the frame and then spray it.
Below are a few inspiring pictures of chalkboards.

This is the frame that I will be using to do my first chalkboard before I refinished it.

Here's the after without the chalkboard.

Here's the paint I bought.
This has a fancy frame. Someone on another blog said they sprayed right over an old painting.
They first primed the painting before putting on the chalkboard paint.
This is a little much for my taste but I like to tweak ideas to make them my own.
I like the little shelf with the knobs below that. A very multifunctional piece!!
Can you imagine doing a whole wall??? Not sure about this one.
Quite a large one.
I like the repurposed window.
So clean and fresh looking.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Yeah, spring is here.
Not officially but the weather sure says it.
I got some great magazines in the mail today that
totally were springy. I've been working on a few
furniture pieces. I'll give you a sneak peek.
Enjoy the sun!!

A lovely daffodil that is on my table.
My springy magazines. I haven't looked at them yet. Waiting till tomorrow, so I can sit outside on the deck in the sunshine! It's going to be 17C. Unbelievable!!
The fabric that I'll be using to recover the chair below.
The chair that I'm going to modernize. I'm debating whether to paint the wood black.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wow, I can't believe it's been this long!!!

I haven't posted for so long!!
I've been taking it a little easy since Christmas.
Just needed a break for awhile.
With the sun shining and new adventures around the corner
I am inspired again.
A new Adventure you wonder??
I've opened a booth in an antique mall.
It's located at the 400 Antique Mall located just off the Hwy. 89 exit.
I am still in the process of setting up right now but will
post pictures soon.
I've got some furniture pieces that I'm working on.
Pictures to follow.
For now I'm posting pictures of inspirational pictures.
I love checking out other people's decorating blogs for inspiration.
Sorry that I haven't included the source. I need to remember to note
Check out what this arbor is made out of.
This shelving unit is made out of drawers that are painted the same colour and then lined with patterned paper.

A great way to re-use a shutter.
A re-purposed frame.