Thursday, July 28, 2011

Enamel sign giveaway

Do you like enamel signs?
Well, Ramsign is giving away one of their beautiful signs to one of my followers.

Yes! you could win a house number sign (up to 5 digits) that can be chosen. (Not names, signs or address)
Ramsign is a company from Denmark that specializes in personalized Enamel signs

Aren't they beautiful

Have you always wanted one of these?

You don't have to wait anymore, you could be the winner!

This is just an example of what you could win.

  They ship internationally, everybody can participate in the giveaway.

The rules are as follows:

1.  You need to be a follower in order to be entered in the giveaway, leave me a comment letting me know you follow.
2.  For an extra entry, mention the giveaway in your blog, leave me another comment letting me know you grabbed the button that is on my sidebar. Tweet about it or post it on facebook.
3.  Visit Ramsign, browse through their signs and let me know which one you like best, that'll give you three oportunities to win the giveaway.

Thank you Ramsign!!!!

I will choose a winner on Friday August 12.
Thank you very much and good luck!

French word of today:
Enamel sign = Plaques émaillées

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What I did last week

Been busy, haven't had much time to finish many pending projects.
I turned this tool box in to a planter

Didn't want to paint the thing, I thought of covering it with lace

Which was very hard

Then painted  the top and front over the lace with white paint

Added some embellishments

Added some pink geraniums (I really wanted pink violets but couldn't find them) and voila!  This made a nice present for our son's godmother.

Last week was our son's 9th birthday, he wanted me to make him a snoopy birthday cake.

Please tell me he looks like snoopy or I'll cry

Richie said he doesn't look like "the snoopy from the computer" but he was still happy with it.

There was cake for the kids (strawberry) and cake for the adults (apple)

My husband cooked tacos and salsa, the kids had pizza and ice cream.  It was an exhausting day but we had a lot of fun.

what have you been doing lately?


Joining Kathleen for White Wednesday
& Voila... French Inspiration 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bedroom makeover the reveal

Finally I can post pictures of the bedroom makeover.  Now, don't think of high end designer makeover, I did this on a tiny little budget.

Drumroll please........

This was a very damaged table that I got at a yard sale for $2

What I did was to cut a piece of MDF and glued it to the top of the table for a smooth finish.

I painted it white and distressed it a little

This is the other side of the bed, I already had this table and was originally white.
 I wish there was a way to hide the lamp cords, they are an eye sore.

This it is a broken futon that we converted in to headboard, painted it white and added these things that I bought for $1.50

I didn't like the square shape of the headboard but with these (whatever they are) looks much better.
I just gave it two coats of paint, I like the "not perfect" look.
Remember my dresser?

And my mirror, here you can see the burgundy nightstands that I had before.  I had more pictures of those but they disappeared in the computer.

This is the look now, I replaced the bottom drawer, painted it white, distressed it, added new drawer pulls, some accessories and placed the mirror on top.

Picture at night.

Across from the bed I had this cheesy and ugly painting that I did several years ago.

More white paint, a chandelier stencil, french words and voila.

My garden chair got a makeover also

More white paint and a new pillow, now it adorns a little corner of the bedroom

The window got a little treatment, the light from outside didn't let me take a good picture.

The bed got a new bedspread, a white dust ruffle and some pillows sewn by me (sewing ruffled pillows is the hardest thing ever)

Those are the changes I made to the room, the walls were painted recently, so they will have to remain that color.

I almost forgot, the lamps got a makeover too, they were dark burgundy with lots of beads hanging from the shades, somehow that picture got lost too.

Full view of the bed. 

I made this sign out of mdf, painted the favorite french phrase of many people.

Always gotta have something to read by the bed

Now the bedroom has a serene feel, clean, airy.   I know it's a mismatch of furniture and accessories, without any style, but what else could you get for $80, I can't complain.

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