Monday, September 7, 2009

Just Like My Friends (sorta)


As I read other blogs, it always tickles me to see what kinds of things people share - I get especially excited when I have done something similar or own something similar - I guess it just makes me feel like I have extra good taste to see that I'm not the only one doing that! LOL

Case in point #1 - A few days ago Linda at The Wool Cupboard shared a picture of her alphabet plaque and mentioned how she has an affinity for collecting them. I immediately thought of this one that I made a few years ago after seeing a similar one in a catalog. The frame came from the thrift store and had a mirror inside it which I had to remove.


Case in point #2 - Even earlier, she showed a picture of a stack of trunks that she has in her living room, which made me think of my own stack. Yes, yes, I see the pink carpet too! Replacing it is on the 'to do' list - after I repaint 3 of the 4 walls in this room a more neutral color - just too much red for the size of the room.


Case in Point #3 - My friend Mimi Sue recently shared a tutorial on how she bought an relatively inexpensive set of roller shades and customized them to be exactly what she wanted for her bedroom door. I too, did this several years ago. I bought cheap vinyl roller shades - removed the vinyl and replaced it with a poplin type fabric. I then stenciled stars on the shades in colors to match the decor of my living room. It wasn't TOO hard to do, and the results were fantastic!


Have any of you had similar experiences?

8 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, Gayle! Your alphabet is great...I like the style of the lettering. Your stack of trunks looks wonderful. What is it about trunks? I just love them.

Joanne said...

Gayle - I understand exactly what your saying - I think a lot of us have similiar tastes that's why we "blog" and such - then again - some days I think i'm boring everyone since my life is pretty uneventful - but I do love the "window" into other's lives so I feel I should share too!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

YES YES YES! I alwats see similarities on blogs! I have several alphabet samplers (ex - teacher of course!) and I have a set of 3 wooden stacking boxes so just right here there are similarities! I am going to start keeping track now!!

whitey said...

No I just copy you!

Karen said...

I like the idea of the shade with the painted stars. Very different.

Mimi Sue said...

You are so right. I'm always seeing some little accessory or fabric or something that I have in my home in someones elses blog. I love blogging because we seem to all have such similar tastes.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Yes! I have run across the same type of things a lot here in blogville. Makes me all too happy! LOL!

Love your alphabet sampler and your huge stack of trunks!

Have a great week!

lilianril said...

I am definitely behind the curve when it comes to decorating... I do like to "borrow" other people's ideas though so I appreciate everyone being so willing to share.