Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Balcony...A Lovely Vegetable Garden

I always say, where there's a will there's a way.

I have the cutest apt....but since I do not have a piece of land to plant vegetables, I plant my veggies in pots and every year I have a full harvest of great veggies.

Take a peek of what I have growing on my balcony.


Cilantro


3 pots full of Spinach


RomaTomatoes


Sweet peppers



Lots of baby lettuce



I also have carrots & cucumbers growing in a few more pots.

No matter if you have a ground to plant or not, if you have a pot and a window you can grow your own veggies...it is all you need to grow your own food. 
Have a great week.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

My Shabby Chic Corner

Hi Blogger Friends...

Thank you for stopping by. In my bedroom there's a corner I use to put on my makeup and do my nails. This area is my shabby chic corner with chipped pieces to help me organize the things I need to make myself  pretty.

A few months ago I found this piece at a thrift store for $1.00.




After cleaning it I painted it a very soft yellow and then I scratch it with a damp cloth and sand paper. It came out great and it goes beautifully with my bedroom. I am very happy with it. Take a peek at the photos below.



But I needed another rack for the rest of my polishes and nail needs. So I bought this standing rack for $2 dollars at our local flea market. I painted and chipped it to match the spice rack. One thing I have learned after 28 years of painting furniture is that either you can prime and paint it, then scratch the corners with sand paper to give it a used look, you can also paint it with chalk paint and rub the paint off; or paint right over the wood and then rub it slightly with a damp cloth to give it a scratchy shabby chic look. Then I sprayed it lightly with a clear water base gloss spray. That is just what I did, check it out.




And here's my makeup/nails corner...love it for a cool $3 dollars.



Monday, May 11, 2015

Beautiful Yard Decor


The yard...an outdoor room that deserves just as much attention and beauty as the inside of our homes.

Here are some great manicured yards that may give anyone the desire to decorated the outside of their homes...take a peek, they are lovely. 








Sunday, May 3, 2015

Reviving Some Old Trunks


Old trunks get new look

It was 16 years ago since I purchased these old trunks at a local flea market for $15 for all three. Through the years I've moved 3 times and they have gotten a bit old, scratch and tattered. The stain was all scratched up and the leather straps were ripped and some of them were torn off. These babies needed a new look, so this week I got busy on them. The nice thing is that the interiors of the trunks are in great condition, upholstered in a wine suede fabric so I did not have to redo the interiors. So take a moment and see what I did to them.

1. The small one I did an alligator design in black, thanks to some crackle paint with a polyurethane gloss.

2. The center one was stained.

3. And the last one was painted a deep burgundy color...I don't know why it looks pink but every time I photograph it, it still looks pink. It is actually a dark burgundy color...I love them. They turned out very nice. 


Before


After


Badly torn leather straps



Before 


After





They house all my acrylic and oil paints, very nice for decorating a small space.

This is the actual colors of the trunks...Beautiful





Saturday, April 25, 2015

How Lovely Are Your Corners?



Our homes are a little heaven on earth. It is a place of comfort, relaxation and beauty. By saying this I would like you to take a moment and sit on every angle of each room...observe its corners...does it look pretty or is it lovely to look at or is it not. If not, then maybe your decorating skills is calling you to work. Every time I do this I find a new job to do at home, so I am always busy. It is always a day of cleaning or decorating. These are some corners in my home I truly love and I hope you do too.









Thank you for stopping and have a great week...new post next Saturday.