Saturday, May 28, 2016

Designed with Love

One of my BFF's recently
remodeled her guest room
this gal is a very talented seamstress
soooooo.........

She selected a pretty material
(to compliment her
newly painted walls) and made
these beautiful drapes!!

and she found the Romeo and Juliette
print at her local charity shop
(She is the queen of bargain shopping)

The room is still a work in progress
but I think it's looking great!

This dear friend has a May birthday
so I decided to re-design
something special for her new room
as my birthday gift

My creative juices are flowing
a little slow these days
but I finally stumbled upon
a piece at an estate sale
that inspired me!!


It was a cute little chair
that needed a lot of TLC

I love transforming the ugly duckling
into the beautiful swan......so I paid my
$8.00 and hauled it to my car

Once home I gave it a good cleaning
a little glue here and there
and started mixing paint
to get a nice soft blue that would
compliment the drapes

THE FINISHED PROJECT!!




I added some little tiles
as a focal point


and used an old burlap
coffee sack to cover the seat


added a cute little
burlap heart pillow

and it's ready for Carol's newly
redone Guest Bedroom



Every Little Birdie says
I can't wait to spend the night
in this beautiful room!












Friday, April 22, 2016

Color me Summer!

It's beginning to get warm
here in Texas
 
 
Time to change my bedding
 
FROM
 
Winter to Summer
 
Lighter colors - Lighter covers


 
 
 
Found this pretty chenille bedspread
at Warrenton during the Spring Antique Show
 
Love the PINK
 
and it's so light weight for Summer
 
 
 
 
DOES ANYONE ELSE
CHANGE OUT THEIR
BEDDING FOR THE
DIFFERENT SEASONS?
 
Every Little Birdie says
Sweet Dreams


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Keep Calm and S T A G E !!

  Every Little Birdie continues her staging series
 
What is staging ?
I can tell you what it's not
It's not decorating
 
Decorating is personalizing your home 
Staging is de-personalizing your home
 
It needs to be simple
DE cluttered
and pleasing to the "buyers" eye
 
 and don't be afraid to invest
in your staging project

Creating a staging budget is essential
and in the long run it will cost much less
than reducing your asking price

 
 Let's drop by another
 
 
 This Florida home has a polished style

 
 
 and today we are staging the bedroom

 
 Love this white, bright room but
 it needs something...


 
A POP OF COLOR




This home is filled with cool colors
like blue and grays

Why not mix it up a little
and use the warm hues of red and yellow
in the bedroom

Warm colors are often said to be hues from red through yellow, browns and tans included; cool colors are often said to be the hues from blue green through blue violet, most grays included.


Time to spend some of the staging budget....

This bedding from Wayfair.com
makes a real statement
(approx $100.00)
You can never go wrong with RED!!
 
add a few accent pillows
and you've got your pop of color!! 




The bed is the focal point of any bedroom

so let's move the bed and angle it. 

 

 

Angling a bed from the corner gives the room an entirely different feel
    
        
Place bed in right corner
          
              

I'd also like to move the yellow
rug to the left wall
 don't you love how the color of the rug compliments our bedding

 
Now we need to shop for two chairs
to place on the rug
 
(We are going to make a little sitting area)

Love this chair from Pottery Barn
but it might not be in our budget

 
How about this similar chair from
Wayfair.com for $199.00


Use one of the bedside tables
between the two chairs
 
 
 
WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY
TO AN EYE CATCHING SPACE
 
 
Now moving over to the other wall
Let's replace the bench with a dresser

You can find lots of selections at Goodwill or Salvation Army


I found this one for $45.00 at my Salvation Army

Paint it white


and you have the perfect piece for
the bedroom!!

(Place the other white lamp on the dresser)

NOW THIS BEDROOM IS
GUARANTEED TO GET YOUR
BUYERS ATTETION



Every Little Birdie says
Stage it - Sell it!
 
 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Rustic & Rusty

That just about sums up my outdoor patio
 
 
 
As most of you know
we do most of our relaxing
on our screened porch

We love our "southern style" 
screened porch

 
 
 
 But sometimes we venture outdoors
to what we affectionately call our
 
Red Neck Patio
 
It's exposed to the
elements and things tend
to get a little shabby
(and I don't mean "good shabby"!)
 
 
But I think it has it's own charm
 
I recently added a couple of
"Rustic" pieces
Let me show you.......
 
Found this old wash tub
in Giddings, Tx
at the Whistle Stop

Filled it with birdhouses
and plants

Rust will only improve this!

and then today I dropped into
the new "JUNKTORIA"
located out Hwy 185

.....and found this great table!

It has an iron base with
a white enamel top

Already a little rusty
with a great green patina on the iron
IT'S PERFECT!

 
 
 
 My Dad's old minnow bucket
filled with succulents is just the decor
this table needs!!
 
 
And how great is this
old rusty metal box
turned into a planter
 
 
and walking from the house
out to the patio
look what I (Almost) stumbled upon....
A new born fawn!!!

 
During the Spring we often
find these babies stashed on our property.  
The mothers leave them for short periods
when they forage for food.
 
These babies lay perfectly still
not even blinking!
 
And the Good Lord, in His
infinite wisdom,
doesn't give them a scent
until they are older, therefore
they are usually safe from predators.
 
Of course I keep my eye on them
till Mom get's back!!
 
Every Little Birdie says
Regardless if we are on the
Front porch
Screened porch
or Outdoor porch
Life is just better on a porch!
 

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Tea Time

We spent Easter at my niece's home
 
She's such a talented young woman
 
Not only did she and her hubby
serve a delicious Easter dinner
but earlier in the day
she created a little Tea party for the family
 
Instead of hot tea she decided to make some
"church lady punch"
It was delicious and refreshing


 


Doesn't she set a beautiful table

Strawberries

Cucumber and dill sandwiches

 
Deviled Eggs topped with salmon







and her talent doesn't stop in the kitchen
Let me show you around her
uniquely decorated home







 She made the bunny banner
and the colorful flowers
for her Easter decor'




 and how cute is this wall
of clip boards

Isn't she creative




I simply love her office/craft room

and I love my niece
she pours her heart into everything
she does!!

Check out her Etsy shop here


Every Little Birdie says

Family time is precious