Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Old sconces, until now....

I've had these sconces since the day I moved into my house. They used to go very well with the brown walls....until now. They are very dark, almost rod iron and very heavy. After we lightened up the family room, we realized that these really didn't go very well with our beachy decor. Then last night, I decided to change them up! Just a little spray paint......that's all you need :)

Here is my "during" photo:

And after 3 quick coats (in under an hour) is the after!

New Rug!

After we did the redecorating in our great room, we realized that there was one problem......we needed more color! We had a TON of blue and brown, and needed to add a little something. has amazing deals on area rugs, so I ordered this one and 3 days later........

What do you think? We love it! Thinking about some olive green pillows for the couch to bring in some more color.....we'll see!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Giving an old pot a new purpose!

I had this terra cotta planter that I had painted to use for the Easter Centerpiece. Now that Easter is over, and I already planted my container tomatoes in a few other larger planters, I needed to find a use for this one...So I was grocery shopping and they had HUGE Basil plants on sale for $4.99 at Publix! A perfect accompaniment to my tomatoes! I took some craft paint and painted over the pink, then used some green to paint on the letters "Basil", and a few leaves for decor. Here is the new planter!