Monday Morning Musings

Monday, March 28, 2011

A very Happy Monday to all of you!

I hope you had a relaxing weekend. It's a chilly day with temperatures in the low 30's, but we have abundant sunshine today. Ben is eating his favorite sandwich right now--his own creation of peanut butter, Nutella, ketchup and cheese on nine grain bread. Yuck. I just finished spray painting 3 lamps. I love this color:


Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze paint is a really punchy robin's egg blue. I love it.

Here is one of the lamps that is getting a BIG makeover:







These need to dry. The lampshades now have covers I made from vintage pillowcases.



The weekend was very productive for me. I hung pictures, painted a door, and sewed several pillow covers. I also made over a couple of pillows simply by turning them over and doing a bit of sewing:

BEFORE:



Apparently I once went through a jungle theme....I was going to sew covers for these, but Ben wanted to keep the elephants. We decided to compromise...

After:




Here is a little peek at some of the prints I bought on Etsy that I hung on my wall:




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I also painted this lonely "M" and put it on the headboard behind my desk. HEADBOARD, you say? Yes, I will talk more about that one in the final reveal later this week. The paint used is the same color I chose for my bookshelf. It is Aegean Blue from Martha Stewart:



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I also hung up the plates I stenciled numbers on. I did 5. Here's a little look:




I went to the Salvation Army this morning after I chatted with a friend over coffee. My goal was to find 2 odd wooden chairs. I haven't had luck lately. I struck out again. I think I may just paint 2 of my existing ones to use in the dining room. I don't want them to match.

I did luck out today, though! I found some pretty things just right for Loubird's Nest:



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I also made a yummy cake over the weekend using my sister in law's homemade jam. Laura makes the best jams and sauces. I used her Four Berry Jam and ricotta to make a delicious bundt cake. The recipe will come later this week!



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Have a great week!
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