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Friday, February 1, 2013

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Did you ever buy greatest hits CDs? They always seemed like a safe bet, but sometimes you bought a greatest hits album from a one hit wonder thinking that they must have had some other hits, only to find out they didn't. 90% of the album was just filler songs passed off as hits. 

Well, I hope you get your money's worth with my Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and 2. Then again it's free, so you can't really complain can you? I might even do a Vol. 3 which is pretty ambitious of me. Even the Eagles didn't have a Vol. 3, but blog posts are a little easier to but together than songs. 

So here we go, Volume 2...

#1 When we first bought our house, I was mostly interested big projects like stripping wallpaper and tiling a backsplash, but now I'm starting to pay attention to little details like how to decorate for Halloween and Christmas. That's my tiered plate stand I made for displaying cute little things like gourds. We painted most of our walls grey downstairs, so it's fun to have some color around. Gourds, apples, oranges, painted pinecones. Oh the possibilities with my $4 tiered plate stand!
#2 Nearly two years without a coffee table. How did we do it? I'm not sure, because now that we have this beauty I can't imagine doing without it. Was it $30 or $40 on Craigslist? I can't remember, but either way it was a bargain. I sanded, painted and replaced (half of) the hardware. Good as new! See how it looked before here
#3 One of my favorite pastimes is shopping at thrift stores and consignment shops. I found this mirror at a local shop called Chattel Changers. I gave it a makeover and I absolutely love it!
#4 The weatherman said it would be "dangerously cold" this week. The colder it gets the more I look forward to my little butterfly garden coming back to life. 
#5 What a difference a fresh coat of paint makes on the front door. This is Farrow & Ball Churlish Green. My new favorite color. I've painted the inside of the china cabinet the same color and I'm considering painting the mudroom with it, too. 
#6 Stamping is so much fun. And this chevron stripe stamp project was pretty simple. A fun way to make your own wrapping paper designs. 
#7 I love this post because it reminds me of how excited we were when we bought our house and how much work we've done since we moved in about a year and a half ago. 

That's a wrap for the week. Have a great weekend! 
 
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