Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Confessional


 This week I am joining Mamarazzi's Friday Confessional because I feel I may have a real problem.

I confess:

  • I may be addicted to Pinterest.
  • If you know of Pinterest, you may be facing the same problem.
  • I spend way too much time 'pinning' (as opposed to 'winning').

I confess:

  • I have found some wonderful ideas on Pinterest but, have not actually implemented any of them.
  • I confess that I'm like a dealer in that I hand out invites to all of my friends, totally enabling them in their own habit.
  • We all may need a 'Pintervention' (as this problem continues to grow).

I confess:

  • I really, really like Pinterest.
  • Never have I seen so much wonderful 'eye candy' in one easy to access place.
  • It brings out the organizer in me ... I love the ability to have multiple boards.
  • Pinterest eliminates the need to shred one's magazines and amass stacks of paper in order to save ideas.
  • I'm not likely to give it up.

Now, go on over and hook up with Mamarazzi and own up to your own bad habits.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Table Redo and Frame Gallery

I have been a bad blogger lately.  This does not mean I have not been busy but, I have not taken the time to show what I've been up to.  I have had a project list a mile long and have even taken photos.  So, today I am going to show you one project that I finished.

I have had this lovely, old table for years.  It sits in a little alcove just outside the master bath.  This is not a very light and bright area and the vignette was looking rather 1990's to me of late.  I was inspired by so much of what I see on other blogs that I decided to tackle this area.  (I do apologize for the quality of these first pictures as I had my camera on the wrong setting.)

Here is a close up of the wonderful legs and pediment under the table.

And, here is my little beauty painted 'Heirloom White' and lightly distressed.  I just love how the details pop so much better.

Next, I rummaged around the house/attic for some old frames.  I added a couple from Goodwill and painted the entire lot the same 'Heirloom White' to create an empty frame gallery.

Here is what it looks like on the wall.  I think that I will add more as I find them.

This is what the area looks like now with the frames up and the table redone.  I think it is so much brighter.  Its just a fresher look ... albeit a little bit 'still in progress'.  I also found the little wooden tray at Goodwill and it benefited from a coat of paint.  I tend to throw my watch and jewelry in there as I head into the bathroom to get ready for bed.

I was pretty happy with how this turned out and I think I may have spent a few bucks at Goodwill plus whatever the paint and primer cost.  I'm loving my little table more than I ever.