Thursday, February 7, 2013

Spray Paint!!

Another easy transformation using spray paint!

This was a super cheap find at a local thrift store - a little bamboo side table.  Good condition, sturdy legs, just a little tired looking.  I think I paid about $15 for it.  I have had it around the house for a while waiting for the perfect spot for it.

Here's how it looked before...

I used a little of this...

PS> Love this Oil Rubbed Bronze color - have used it for lots of things!!  

Here's what it looks like now!  Perfect little spot for a book, a small decor piece, a drink...

Before and After - easy peasy!

Friday, November 9, 2012


I love this store.

The uniqueness of the product, the styling and merchandising, the name, the fact that there is an outlet in back!  Everything.

A few pics from a trip to the store about a month ago.  I'm sure it is now brimming with beauties for Christmas and thus, another excuse to go back!

See Mr. Horsey in front? He came home with me.  Actually, it was his 3-legged cousin that I found in the outlet area in back.  But nothing a little wood glue and sanding can't fix ....and way cheaper!

These gigantic cloches were scattered throughout the store.  These are great for pulling together a collection, showing off a special heirloom, to "greenhouse" a plant or herb, or for creating drama with multiples like they used in the store to create a visual runner down the middle of a table.

More the BIG ones!

Wisteria is located across from Love Field Airport at 6500 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX and check out  Wisteria's webpage.

Current promotions include free gift with every order through November 23rd.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nate Berkus for Target

Like I needed another reason to enter Target - I wanted to check out Nate's new line.  Below are a few looks of the new line from Nate Berkus for Target.

Great pillows and bedding in silver, browns and teal.

Bathroom essentials - pops of yellow and teal with browns, greys and creams.

Fun accessories - the painted tortoise shells are interesting on bottom?  What do you think?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Bags

Was in my favorite discount store the other day ....if you've read any previous posts you can take a guess at which one....scouting out some accessories for a current room project and got distracted.

I am easily distracted.

And the purses were calling my name.  I am a purse and jewelry kinda girl.  Doesn't matter what size you are - you can always find handbags and jewelry that will "fit you" and your budget.

Check out these fun colors for Fall - not your typical black and brown.

Mustard yellow

Orange and tan



Chocolate Suede


What fall color are you loving for accessories?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pumpkin Yum!

Just a few pumpkin recipes I have been pinning from Pinterest.  It's no longer just pumpkin pie!!
Ready, Set....begin drooling! 

Pumpkin Better than Cake - looks so yummy!
Here's the recipe at  Something Swanky

 Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts.  Who doesn't love doughnuts?!
The recipe can be found here at Barefoot and Baking 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with Streusel topping 
 The recipe can be found here at

Pumpkin Pound Cake
 The recipe can be found here at Sing for Your Supper

Pumpkin Roll Bars
The recipe can be found here at Six Sisters

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's feeling like Fall...ya'll

You may not know it yet....but I LOVE Fall.

The cooler weather, fall clothes (sweater, jeans and boots), candy corn, warm and yummy soups and casseroles (some of my favorite recipes), pumpkins, fall foliage, mums, Bailey's coffee, football...the list goes on.  The weather has been a little cooler the last few days and has me excited about my favorite season.

Speaking of...just made a family favorite recipe Baked Cheesy Chicken Penne that I pinned from Pinterest.  Here's the picture from her blog (hers is bound to be more photo friendly than any picture I could take).

The casserole is awesome...the original recipe calls for a double batch so it's great to eat one and freeze one or take one to a friend.  So if it's just for us, I usually half the recipe.

This time, I made some changes to suit my family's tastes ...and it was even MORE AwEsOmE!!!

I used wheat flour and pasta instead of regular, I used one part fat free half and half to one part 2% milk instead of whole milk, little brocolli florets instead of sun dried tomatoes ...and wait for it.....BACON!  We love BACON!  So I chopped up and browned some Turkey bacon and added that into the sauce.


I saw these at my local Walmart Market store and couldn't resist.  Target bag is only for show, HA:)

Hopefully, I will plant the mum before it dies ...I'm not exactly a green thumb.

Loved these little Tiger Striped Pumpkins I found at Walmart as well.

 Thought these would be cute for a little arrangement in the house.  

Bring on Fall ...I'm ready!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Painting Upholstery

While catching up on all my decorating shows this past weekend, one show in particular used an interesting approach to updating an upholstered headboard...spraypaint.  My first reaction was gross that thing will be stiff as a board <pun intended> and will look so tacky.  But in reality spraypaint has come a LONG way - this new round of stuff is soft to the touch and has amazing coverage.  The headboard turned out great.

The product is called Simply Spray - it's non-toxic, non-flammable, water-based and virtually odorless.  Comes in a variety of colors and can be used on sofas, chairs, pillows, carpets, curtains, lampshades, linens as well as car, boat and RV interiors.  Once absorbed, the paint is soft to the touch and does not make the fabric stiff.

Customers have used it for furniture, curtains and even updating fabric upholstery in cars.  The paint works best on light colored items that you are wanting to make darker.

I think it would be a great application for updating a fabric lampshade that needs a new look or for  that playroom couch or chair that has taken in a lot of stains or wear?  Other options are using the spray to create designs on upholstery - like creating a monogram on a pillow, stripes on a chair or designs on curtain panels. I'm gonna have to give this baby a try....stay tuned!

Would you use spray paint on your upholstery?