Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #12 {Chalkboard Paint Trophy}

Last Sunday, I went to Lucketts…to attend the Spring Market and go the the Hometalk Meetup.

I had such a wonderful time.

Next door to the Hometalk booth, was the booth of Marian, a.k.a., Miss Mustard Seed.

I purchased a couple of great items from Marian and also got this week’s “blogger inspiration”

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Can you guess the inspiration piece?

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It is this!…

When I saw this piece, I knew I should try and paint a ceramic trophy cup I purchased from Target.

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Using my Valspar Chalkboard paint…I brushed on two coats…

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And here is my version…

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I did a little vignette change to this table..bringing in a couple of toleware pieces.

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Added a cloche atop a silver compote with a bird’s nest to the vignette…

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Hope you enjoyed my inspiration piece that I received from Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) today…

May you all have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

New Additions to the Sunroom

When I replaced the furniture that was in the craft area with my new Martha Stewart Craft Furniture

….I had to find a place for the oak desk that we have had for years (and years).

The attic is full!

So I decided to paint it….

And it landed here!!

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I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint/Country Grey with both clear and dark wax.

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How do you like my “leg lifts”…? :)

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The dark wax was applied on top of the clear…just wanted a bit of a “wash”

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I bought a bird cage at the Winterthur Museum store in Alexandria, Virginia a long time ago…

I had it on a high ledge in the living room…unless you looked up..no one really noticed it.

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It was on clearance!..a great deal and had to have it.

So as we were walking through the streets of Old Town Alexandria…

…..my hubby was carrying this beauty…and it was a long walk to the car! What a guy!

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I wish I had another “mini urn” to flank the other side of the bird house door…

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As you can see, I kept the desk top the original oak stain, along with the drawer.

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I added a McCoy flower pot and filled it with my vintage garden tools, a topiary and PB candle and stand…

…..to complete the vignette.

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I collected these garden tools over the years…

…..I love the one with the 79 cent marking

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While on a shopping trip with Amy, Kristen (and her mom and daughter too), and Suzy….

…..I came upon these great bird plates…I love a bird motif!!

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These plates are part of an Audubon Series by Alfred Meakin/England.

They were a bargain at $9.00 each.

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The other side of the potting bench/cabinet proudly displays my watering can and seed packets from Mary..

…..just waiting for Spring to be planted. Hurry Spring!!

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On the other side of the room has a table that is also a victim of the “domino effect”…

…..it was in one of the guest bathrooms. Had to place a bookshelf in that bathroom..

……….to accommodate the craft furniture.

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I had a small lamp on the previous table in that spot…really needed a larger lamp…so off to HomeGoods I went.

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And..I scored!!

After wheeling my cart through the several aisles in the lighting section…I turned the corner to the last aisle..

….the clearance aisle..and the angels sang…score!

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Isn’t she lovely..for $22.00!!!

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So with that savings, I can buy more stuff!!…but then again I am saving for my France trip with Kim and Kim

And there’s a new pillow in town…bought this beauty at the Pottery Barn Outlet in Georgia…

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This table used to be in-between the loveseat and chair…now it is beside the chair…

…..a convenient spot for my reading material and a great cup of tea.

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The tea cup is Spode Rose Chintz…the napkin was a souvenir from my friend Linda…

…..she goes to France and I get napkins!…I will bring her back one this year!!

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I love silver spoons and try to gather ones with my initial.

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A few things added to the table to give it another look…

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Thank you so much for visiting and seeing the changes in my sunroom…

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I am working on many projects around the house…here is a sneak peek of one of them…

…..just doing some tweaking in the kitchen.

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Adding a few things…shopping the house…like this tole tray that I bought at our neighborhood yard sale…

…..for $5.00 !! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

I am joining the following:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

A Stroll Thru Life for A Cloche Party

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays