Sunday, June 12, 2011

Decorating with what you have!


The kids stayed the night at Nana and Papas last night and I had a few hours to myself! I have recently joined Pinterest and love it! This was one of my first pins! I found it at It is a great blog to check out! I will definetely be following!

My entry table was looking extra sad after sending some stuff to Serendipity that had been being stored on it! Remember when my husband spotted it out for me on the side of the road? I took the drawers off thinking that I would be able to quickly find some baskets to replace them with. Now its been a year and no such luck. They are an odd size. On to plan B… having Brandon build me some crates with pallet wood. Hopefully we will get to that soon!

I started digging through the garage and around the house and came up with this! I love the challenge of having to use what you have!


I stole the burlap table cloth off the kitchen table. I cut a few triangles from a scrap of burlap and wrote on them with permanent marker, hot glued them to some jute, tied them on to the window and added some ribbon in just a few minutes! I dug through my rubber maid of flowers and threw some left over from a garland that I had taken apart in this tin.

blogjune12-3 These candlesticks were a wedding gift and have been hiding out in the garage because they were black and I wasn’t loving them. They got a quick coat of cream spray paint and I hit them with a sanding block!

I got to play a little moving things around the rest of the house too! It needed a good re-arrange and re-vamp!

My baby is turning 3 tomorrow! Wow how time flies! We will be kickin’ it at the slash park if it is warm!

addi-swim11 Be back later~! Amanda


  1. Fab idea! I love what you have done with it. So funny - we did exactly the same thing this weekend - bought a can of off white/cream spray paint and attacked our bread bin, a couple of hideous photo frames, a wicker basket - what a cost effective way to spruce the place up! I love the rustic window idea - I've seen that done before - definitely something I'd love to try too :-)

  2. Love what you've done. Very pretty!

  3. Hi Amanda,
    Just stopping by to say thank you for linking to our headboard project! You made me smile, that's for sure! Love you front entry table. :)