Fresh New Decor for 2012

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Organizing & Purging is Great
but
DANG!
I sure made one a heck of a mess.
Which I shared here if you would like to see the before & after.
I finally managed to get everything in it’s place and moved on to getting some decor back up.
That was a MUST.
~My poor house was looking pretty sad and bare~
It was unexpectedly sunny yesterday, so I took the opportunity to paint a few things that I had been wanting to change up a bit.
I started in attempting to decorate late in the afternoon, but it really wasn’t flowing.
Does that ever happen to you???
I was certainly unimpressed with my efforts.
I finally hung it up late last night and decided to start fresh today.
It went much better. Yay!

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Now, since I am not the fastest blogger,
and it’s already getting so late… I think I’ll just share a little of what I did today and then I’ll share the rest with your guys tomorrow.
Hope that’s okay! 
~ Have Fun Looking ~
It can be easy to add a touch of
Valentine whimsy to your decor!

I added a few white feathers and a single {red} heart ornament.

Now, it’s says…
You’ll probably notice I move things around a lot and some of my decor will pop up, then disappear for a bit, only to reemerge later.
Almost all my decor is thrifted, made over or multi-purpose.

Nothing is expensive, that is for sure.
So if you like anything you see, it’s definitely affordable.

Even though this little iron piece was brand new, it got a quick shot of white spray paint to give it the fresher look I wanted.
I like aged and timeworn as much as the next gal, but did not care for the moldy looking green accent that was used.
I’m funny like that.

This frame was a thrift store purchase I made late last Summer.
Sorry for no proper before.
It was ugly. The end.
I am getting much better now.

The grey is some spray primer I had on hand.

I could not decide on a color? 
I finally settled on white paint.
I know! Wow, so bold ;)


I finished this sweet side table awhile ago but she never
got a proper before and after reveal.
Poor Thing!


She’s a sturdy gal, made of solid Maple that I found at a local thrift store. She got sanded, primed and painted with homemade chalk paint, in aqua, of course. I then distressed her and added a wash off dark stain to bring out all her beauty.
I first tried the homemade chalk paint here.
Now she is pretty again and smooth as silk!
Her she is… getting her first starring role.

See You Soon!

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  1. says

    Love that little table, Shannon! I could use something like that in my sunroom. The vignette on top looks great ~ love the feathers with the heart under the wire cloche. It does look nice white! I have a frame to paint, too. I’ll either do that today or tomorrow. They always make for a nice quick and easy project with big impact!

  2. says

    Shannon, everything is beautiful! I have a couple of hooties that need a makeover, you’ve inspired me. Now for a warm day to spray paint! and the table, LOVE it! Two of my favorite colors! and you blog background…I love it too!
    Debbie

  3. says

    I love everything in this post!! The owls– adorable! The fresh white paint– beautiful. The aqua table– I would like it delivered to my front door, if you don’t mind! :). And, of course I love the bit of Valentine! SO beautiful! I am finally convinced that I need to make some homemade chalk paint!!

    Thanks for linking up to my first link party! You are awesome!

  4. says

    Beautiful! I LOVE owls and white ones are especially chic. I have the same little metal bird on two items in my house!

  5. says

    Shannon! It looks fabulicious, girl! I <3 your owls!!! And the frame – Too funny, but I did the same thing to a couple of mine yesterday. Great minds think alike!!! And the bird cage or whatever it is, looks A LOT better in white! Just love everything about everything! :D Can’t wait to see the rest! Love ya!