Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Something different today...

Hi! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! Today I am getting off my main topic of cardmaking to share something else I really enjoy doing...and thats making our house a home by decorating with the things we love and have collected over the years...Its so much fun to take different items you have to make something, especially when you have the need but may not alot of money. I was inspired to share this because one of my favorite blogs to visit is The Lettered Cottage they are having a linky party and I wanted to participate, I just LOVE the way they decorate! ...When we redid our kitchen and went from dark brown/black kitchen cabinets and olive green appliances and yellow countertops to a more lighter brighter kitchen (after I found out I could paint our laminate cabinets after watching a Christopher Lowell Show)by using Ivory on the cabinets replacing the rod iron hardware and then adding a faux butcher block counter top with cream appliances and beachy colors around the room...I had a wall at the end of our kichen that I would have loved to put beadboard on but didnt have the budget and it needed something to give it some interest...so I thought if I had some type of mirror to open it up but one that fit with our beach type theme it would help also to bring in the light from the other window over the sink...Luckily when I told My Aunt about looking for a mirror she told me she had one I might be able to use...It was perfect! I then took some old matchstick blinds I had and a shelf I had originally had in our bedroom and made this faux window...The candlestick, grass and starfish were items I had around the house that gave it more interest...I had so much fun putting it all together...So if you have some time and you love to create check it out below this post...Share whatever you like to create.. I even shared one of my cards there too! Have a great day!!
The Lettered Cottage

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Hi,
It's Melissa from the creative outlet. The wall color you asked about is called Almond Biscotti from lowes (Valspar).
Your Mirror window looks great...If you still want to do beadboard you could try - beadboard textured wall paper. I used it in my son's nursery under the chair rail and it looks really good. Lowes has it (one roll for $14. I only needed one!)
Thanks!

Andrea@WhiteInspirations said...

I love your idea.
I hung a mirror a while ago and was wondering how to make it look more like a window... Guess what? I love your idea! Thanks for posting it! :)