Monday, September 20, 2010

Easy Project: Cabinet Face Lift

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This is such an easy week end project; it only took a couple of hours. I have this beautiful cabinet near the kitchen which houses the dishes, cups and saucers and serving bowls and other stuff. More serving dish and cake stand are on top, outside the cabinet. Over the years, things seemed to have just been shoved in and it also looked a little tired.

So, I got some pretty cream and black gift wrapping paper and thought it would "dress up" the cabinet nicely. I used the double sided tape to adhere the paper to the cabinet wall because it's easier to remove and change the pattern if ever I got tired of it.

I also took this opportunity to get organized and de-clutter (my favorite word!) the cabinets and put the things in proper places.

Now, the cabinet looked wonderful with those serving dish and cake server and other containers inside! lol. With the cabinet lights on, it sure added some dramatic effect!

By the way, the cabinets are still off-white color; I think the lights had some effect when I took the picture.
Now, I have a pretty cabinet that is also functional!
I love it and I hope you do, too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

4-Drawer Make Over

This is one of my $5.00 yard sale finds, a 4-drawer unit, which now sits on a corner of our family room, just perfect to house some of my husband's movie collection~ Clint Eastwood, Starwars Trilogy, Indiana Jones and Godfather, to name a few. I painted the drawers black, decoupaged the top with scrapbook paper with a pretty pattern in black, white, and shades of green and blue to have a touch of color.
I placed a tall, skinny photo frame which I spray painted oil-rubbed bronze, which looked pretty with my family's pictures, accented with a permanent botanical~ orchid arrangement embellished with bamboo.
The drawer pulls were spray painted white for contrast, and I decoupaged some scrapbooking embellishement words like "happy"and "love", and a couple of pictures of a bird and a flower. (My pictures does not do justice to this piece...hmmm, perhaps it's time to buy a professional camera!) Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Empty Nest Syndrome

It's a bittersweet time in my (and my husband's) life right now. It's exciting to see our children becoming adults and moving on to the "real world" out there, and yet there's a little sadness that's in our heart as the house feels empty without them at home. I feel like I'm a mama bird who took care of my baby birds from the time they were eggs in the nest, to becoming little birdies, feeding and caring for them and now, these birdies are learning how to fly on their own. But of course, they'll fly back home once in a while.

"Even the widest dreams have to start somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly." ~ Oprah