Thursday, April 1, 2010

My new favorite spot!

 

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I wish I would have taken a before picture of this area.  It is amazing what a difference a few changes can make.  This is a bookcase that I need to have for storage but don't really have a good place to put it.  It is on the end of a dry bar that I use to store tools and kid stuff and a antique window hangs above it.  I have the dry bar and the window as a visual barrier to separate our "entryway" from our living room.   The bookcase appears to be in both areas.  I don't have a space anywhere in the downstairs where it will work however.  I digress.  Anyhoo. 

 

I "papered" the top to shelves that you can see with scrapbook paper and my glue gun.  I used two complimentary patterns since I wanted to use what I already had.  I then arranged the shelves with some accessories.  I did that all before Christmas, but the top still looked wrong.  See what I mean.  In this shot you can see the jumbled mess of the shelf as well.  I also fixed this area that is front as well.009  

Ahh this is worse than I remember!!!

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That is much better!!

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This shutter I picked up a couple of week's ago at the antique shop.  It is a true antique and was supposed to be $40 for a pair.  Well I only wanted one and have built a rapport with the owner.  So she sold it to me for $10.  Whoo!!!

The star is an old carpenter ruler that I just shaped into a star.  I love this look!

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The Hurricane was on top of our TV armoire.  I purchased it months ago at the thrift store.  I made the candle myself by just wrapping it with a piece of vintage sheet music.  Around it are hearts made with more vintage sheet music, some vintage dominos, and some glass marbles.  The crock has our town on it.  i got that at a yard sale a few years back.  The puppies were my dad's moms.  I only have a dew things that belonged to her so they mean a lot to me.  The blocks I bought from Etsy.  I forgot the seller and I'm made about that she was wonderful.

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This is a favorite picture of some of my little ones taken about 5 years ago while we we strawberry picking.  I found the holder at Jo-Ann's.  It was on clearance for $1.97.  I think it says it all.

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Here is that other area next to the bookcase.

 

Well  what do you think?



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7 comments:

  1. oooh, lots of goodies there!! and what a sweet picture!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  2. I LOVE your ruler star!! I have been searching for one of these rulers for so long, but still haven't come across one! You have some wonderful things Michelle.

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  3. I love your sheet music projects,and I'd love to do my own, but where can I find it?

    Can anybody please help?

    Thanks,
    Theresa :)

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  4. Hi Theresa, thanks so much for your sweet comment. The sheet music I have came from small books that were once used in schools or himminals from churches, I have found all of it at either estate or garage sales. However I have seen it at antique shops very resonabily priced. MY best suggestion would be though to put out the word and let EVERYONE that you know that you NEED some!!

    :) Michelle

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  5. What a gorgeous shutter and a sweet ruler-star! Thanks so much for linking up :).

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  6. I LOVE your star!! What a neat idea. :) Visiting from Beth's "Vignette" party. :)

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  7. I just saw this star done the same way with the mesuring ruler at an antique resale place. I am planning on makine one too. Glad to see it here.

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