Company’s coming…

The Haven Conference is drawing near…..

I will be picking up Barb from The Everyday Home at the Airport….

~ ~ ~ She will be staying at my home for one night.

While hubby will be staying behind….holding down the fort…

Barb and I will be heading on the highway at O’Dark Thirty the next morning……

But…in the meantime…..

~ ~ ~ I finally got around to doing this:

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Yes, they are drapes….

~ ~ ~ No more deer peeking through the windows….to say good-night….

While strolling through the aisles at Ikea….I spotted these beauties…

~ ~ ~ At the gorgeous price of $24.95 pair

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These were a great temporary solution….until I find the perfect treatment…for those windows.

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The other side ready to be “draped”…..

~ ~ ~ Draped with the Ikea Ritva….pretty linen-esque drape….with those great tabs.

The tabs that when sheered on the rod, fold to give you that pleated drape look.

They stack back beautifully…we did not want the drapes to overwhelm the window…

~ ~ ~ Just needed the privacy from the deer wanting to say “good night”….

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All done…finally up…until the perfect ones come along….

~ ~ ~ But until then…my total investment including the rod was $60.

GOTTA LOVE THAT IKEA !!!

Now….remember my deal of the century….the “one dollar frames and mirrors” ?

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I painted them with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey..using both dark and clear wax…

NOW WAIT A MINUTE….Chateau Grey…with an “E”….so do ya think the “E” is for the “E”nglish” version of GR”E”Y…

~ ~ ~ and the “A” is for the “A”merican version of GR”A”Y….hmmmm….may have come on to something here….

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Added a cute “initial” and done….Art for a total of $3.00…:)

I added a new “Welcome Plaque” to the door too….

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I placed a small silver tray on the door….

~ ~ ~ the great part of the silver tray is that you can remove what you write with a damp cloth and make changes…

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So the room is ready again for company…love company…

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So now I welcome company, good conversation, and fun…and headed to Haven….

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I am joining the following wonderful parties:

Company's coming…

The Haven Conference is drawing near…..

I will be picking up Barb from The Everyday Home at the Airport….

~ ~ ~ She will be staying at my home for one night.

While hubby will be staying behind….holding down the fort…

Barb and I will be heading on the highway at O’Dark Thirty the next morning……

But…in the meantime…..

~ ~ ~ I finally got around to doing this:

DSC_2063
Yes, they are drapes….

~ ~ ~ No more deer peeking through the windows….to say good-night….

While strolling through the aisles at Ikea….I spotted these beauties…

~ ~ ~ At the gorgeous price of $24.95 pair

DSC_2062

These were a great temporary solution….until I find the perfect treatment…for those windows.

DSC_2061

The other side ready to be “draped”…..

~ ~ ~ Draped with the Ikea Ritva….pretty linen-esque drape….with those great tabs.

The tabs that when sheered on the rod, fold to give you that pleated drape look.

They stack back beautifully…we did not want the drapes to overwhelm the window…

~ ~ ~ Just needed the privacy from the deer wanting to say “good night”….

DSC_2069

DSC_2066

All done…finally up…until the perfect ones come along….

~ ~ ~ But until then…my total investment including the rod was $60.

GOTTA LOVE THAT IKEA !!!

Now….remember my deal of the century….the “one dollar frames and mirrors” ?

DSC_1026

I painted them with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey..using both dark and clear wax…

NOW WAIT A MINUTE….Chateau Grey…with an “E”….so do ya think the “E” is for the “E”nglish” version of GR”E”Y…

~ ~ ~ and the “A” is for the “A”merican version of GR”A”Y….hmmmm….may have come on to something here….

DSC_2077

DSC_2078

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Added a cute “initial” and done….Art for a total of $3.00…:)

I added a new “Welcome Plaque” to the door too….

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I placed a small silver tray on the door….

~ ~ ~ the great part of the silver tray is that you can remove what you write with a damp cloth and make changes…

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So the room is ready again for company…love company…

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So now I welcome company, good conversation, and fun…and headed to Haven….

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I am joining the following wonderful parties: