Spring Vignette

Well, the bunnies have chased away the birds ….

…..and the bunnies have playfully settled on the table.

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You may have noticed that I relocated my chalkboard print…

…..it was on the shelf above the stove…but I had to look up to enjoy it.

So I hung it “on” the mirror!

And if you want to know where the bunnies chased the birds off to….

…..they landed on the mantel.

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Keeping the other bunnies company.

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I added my “flower pot bunnies” that I have had forever…

….along with the bunny egg cups.

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I have collected White House Easter Eggs…from past Easter Egg Rolls…

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Each year the design changes…and colors are varied…

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I love collecting “White House” memorabilia…I guess it is the “patriot” in me…

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My dad instilled in us kids, the “love of country”….I am such a “flag waver”…

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And it is such a “wonderful world/country”….

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I am hooked on Jennifer’s (Dear Lillie) chalkboard prints…

My hubby was wondering what I was doing with the command hook stuck to the mirror…

…..looking at me with that “I have two heads look”….

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But after it was hung…he and I loved it!…I pass this table many times a day….

…..and it makes me smile!

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The artful writing is just amazing….

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I bought another bird’s nest (can’t have too many)..and another pair of faux boxwood topiary rounds…

…..the larger boxwood replaced the 2 small ones I had stacked on top of each other…

……….but then I decided to place one of the bunnies on top of the candlestick tucked into a bird’s nest.

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I look for ways to embellish candlesticks other than using the typical candle…

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This bunny has special meaning….

…..I was in Atlanta years ago…I dropped off my hubby at a client’s and I drove to one of my favorite shopping places.

It had a large TJ Maxx and Bombay Outlet and Calico Corners…

…..On that day, I noticed a change in the TJ Maxx…it was “TJ Maxx and More”…

When I entered the store, my jaw dropped…it was filled with the greatest home accessories…

…..I barely got through the store and the phone rang…”I’m ready, you can pick me up now!…uugghh!!..

Now that “store” is HomeGoods!…So basically the pretty ivory bunny was my first purchase from HomeGoods!

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So here is the complete view of the Spring Vignette….

…..I am sure I will tweak it more in the next couple of weeks.

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Have a wonderful day!!!

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Freshening the Mighty Oak {Oak table facelift}

The “Mighty Oak” finish has seemed to take a back seat in the land of home decor…

I can remember…waaay back when….

…..when Oak was King.

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Oak furniture, oak kitchen cabinetry….

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So what do I do to some oak pieces that I still love?

You Sloan it!!…You get out that can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint….

…..and you inject it with the botox of furniture.

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Not quite the entire “facelift”…no surgery required!

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So here we go…I applied ASCP Country Grey….

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Hubby set up the trusty ole Work Mate Bench as it was hot as heck in the garage!

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After applying the paint to the bottom portion of the table…

…..I decided to leave the top as it was.

The table wanting to keep part of its originality…like no “brow lift” required…..

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Cute huh?…now it’s just waiting for a “pedicure”….

…..for a bit of sanding and buffing and a leg massage of ASCP clear wax…

And when you get a day at the spa…you need a new outfit, or a piece of jewelry….

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So I took out this hurricane that I got years ago from a Southern Living Home Party…

…..and gave it a facelift too…

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Oh…so much better..don’t you think?….

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So here “The Mighty Oak” back home, after a great day at the spa….

…..looking and feeling so refreshed and younger.

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I filled the hurricane with mini bird nests…

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Oops..forgot to run the lamp cord under the table….

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I love the new look and so does hubby….

…..and that is great, as you know how men are…the ones who admire Paul Bunyan…

……….and the look of anything “wood”…

So, hope you liked my little project…

CHECK !!…One down…. and lots of furniture sitting in the waiting room…

…..anxiously waiting for their turn at the spa!

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