A New Table Vignette

Well, the table is not new…

…..but there’s a new vignette in town….with new “sticks”

The Pottery Barn Gift Card from my niece was burning a hole in my wallet…

…..so Merry and I did our trek to Pottery Barn.

They set aside a our “personal register” when they see us coming through the door!

…..Seriously!!

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Now…pay no attention to the silhouette…

…..of the reflection of the Christmas tree in the mirror!

These candlesticks have been around for a while….

…..and I took advantage of their sale!

I placed a faux boxwood topiary ball on the top…

…..but it looked too small.

So I placed another on top…and made it larger…more to scale.

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I twisted the wired handle into a heart shape…

…..my very first Valentine decor of this year.

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And you know how much I love birds…

…..they have made an encore from Christmas.

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A empty bird nest is cradled below the candlesticks…

…..waiting for Spring.

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I love “shopping the house”…

…..relocating the accessories…

The only “new kids in town” are the candlesticks.

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In keeping with the post Christmas/Winter theme…

…..I kept the “magnetic snowflake” on the lamp shade.

I love these magnetic accessories…will have to create some of these!

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So here is another area finally cleared of the Christmas decorations…

…..working on adding Valentine decor to the front of the baskets.

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More “undecorating” and “redecorating” today.

Thanks for visiting me today…!!…I so appreciate your company!!

Have a wonderful day!!

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So where did you place the stained glass window?….

After the antique wood and iron shutters were mounted above the mantel….

…..the question presented by many was….

So where did you place the stained glass window that was over the mantel?

So here is the before:

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And here is the after of the mantel with the new antique iron and wood shutters:

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Here is the foyer before:

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And here is where the stained glass found its new home….

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The mirror over the table has been relocated….

…..you know, that domino/snowball effect.

You put one new thing on the wall and you have to move many other items!!…

In my case, I also had to move a couple of pieces of furniture.

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So is this what they call Zero Dollars Decorating?

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I had a lamp on that table and it just did not go with the stained glass….

…..it actually was too large and covered most of the bottom portion of the stained glass.

So off it went to another space.

I replaced it with a trio of Pottery Barn Champagne Mercury Glass candle holders.

I added a square Portmeirion plate…

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The plates on the sconces had to be changed out too….the domino effect again…

So I placed my Jadite plate and bowl on the sconce…and added a dried hydrangea bloom.

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I like the change…..

…..as I really like the other changes that I had to make….Oh, Dom – min – O…..

As I was moving things around…

…..my hubby kept singing that song…Oh…ah…oh…Dom – min – O…

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I hope you liked my “re-design”….the Part One of the Domino Effect…

And I would like to add a great big THANK YOU!!!…and a shout out to Susan from Between Naps on the Porch….

…..as I won the $100 Gift Card from Old Time Pottery!…..

Great timing for some great Christmas decor shopping!!….Thanks again Susan!!!

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A Foyer Makeover

I did it!!…I finally did it..

….Another major milestone for me….not much for most bloggers out there…

………but for me, I finally completed my first painted furniture project.

I must say, it was fun…and scary at the same time….

….For I was painting a piece that I have had for a very long time…a piece that was about 100 years old….

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From the pic, it looks in pretty good shape…but the top was truly not great…lots of deep scratches and burn marks
from the previous owner…this piece was purchased from an elderly woman who said it has been in her family for a long
time…this person was 85 at the time I purchased it 20 years ago for $50, along with 2 side chairs..such a bargain!

It is a Wisconsin Slider…a table that slides out to seat 12….

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All these years I kept a dresser scarf over it to hide the scratches and burn marks…could not be refinished as the
top is veneer….

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The table has beautiful carved legs…

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So here I go…painting away…

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and away….

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and then distressed…

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and distressed…A totally different look..

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This is the foyer before….

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And this is after…

Replaced the secretary and added the table, mirror and one more chair…
The mirror I painted a while ago…it is a mirror that I had since childhood…

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Come on in….

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I found this lamp at HomeGoods a couple of months ago…waiting to place it on the “new table”….

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From across the room…

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Some carving detail…The foyer rug from Pottery Barn on clearance 🙂

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Caught a little rainbow…my room is a multitude of rainbows in the morning…reflections from the swarovski crystals
hanging in the windows….

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and another “magical rainbow”…

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Next project…to paint that darn a/c return!!…You can see where the secretary landed in the background…the linen chest was relocated to our bedroom…(that’s another future post)….

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The mirror that was my very first attempt at the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint….

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I am showing this image again…for MAYBE in a short while, this wall may change…

I told my hubby about these shutters I found…he went to see them and was smitten…so here is a sneak peek…

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Hope you enjoyed my new foyer makeover!!

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