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?