...missing you terribly my dears!
i'm trying to find my way back
truly i am
~ but ~
fluffin' this nest has been taking everything i've got!!
my wand has touched it all...
i started with the worst room in the house:
my mom suggested i take before photo's
i. did. not.
i was too mortified,
as you can not
even imagine how hideous it was!!
the walls and cupboards were SHINY brown
and the counter tops were,
are you ready for this?
the previous tenants did their worst,
so to speak,
on maintaining this home.
hence my long absence
yes my loves,
it has been a challenge!
the walls were washed with a "silver lining" blue
and the counter tops were painted
with krylon's counter top paint in dove grey
serenity is bliss!!
what you are seeing here is my kitchen window
the lighting is terrible.
we are on a wooded lot and sunlight is scarce:(
so sparkle and shine was absolutely necessary in my makeover...
i started with the sheerest cotton organdy fabric
i could get my hands on,
and spun them into these "cupcake" window ruffles
(don't you love the sound of that??!)
i wanted light dancing off of the walls
and in order to do that
you need crystal!
i searched hi and lo for a small crystal pedant light to no avail
i whipped one up!
this WAS a crystal candlestick votive
and with my handy dandy dremel tool,
and a polished silver pendant kit,
it became this!
i love the dancing light sparkles that it produces!!
this is by far
the smallest kitchen i have lived with
and cupboards are scarce here too
i need beauty!!
so off came a door
and faux bead board wallpaper went up
along with a light on a dimmer switch,
added two glass shelves
and crystal prisms to a piece of metal stamping
somewhere to put my beautiful bubble glasses!!
and this fabo "silver lining" inspiration holder from a kindred soul
is showcased oh-so-lovely now,
between two silk ribbon wrapped candles...
i have a slight obsession for iridescent bubble glasses
they make anything fizzy simply magical!!
the center room light throws delightful shadows on the ceiling
casting away any residual "eewness" from what it once was...
as i find the time,
i will be back to share the other magical things going on
in the land of odds...
and hopefully you will be inspired
to wave YOUR magic wand
wherever you are
as you can make it beautiful too
even if it's temporary!!
be good to yourselves my dears...
i'll show you just what IS
a "looking glass" chalkboard!!
here's to silver linings and all things sparkly!