Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Favorites ~ Photobooth Backdrop

My baby girl is 17 today!!!


I'm not sure when this....




Turned into this!



It's as if I blinked and now she's making College plans.  :(

In honor of her birthday I thought I'd share some beautiful Photo booth backdrops.


I'm loving this romantic setting.  Perfect for a wedding, baby shower or elegant birthday party.



I'm loving an easy backdrop!  All you need is some fabric and ornaments.  Perfect for a holiday party.



Couldn't find the source for this picture.  I just love how simple it is.  Not to mention budget friendly.



I'm in love with this one!  Gorgeous!!
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Perfect for the book lover in your life!



Um, Yes please!!!
How fun is that???



I currently have 3 doors in my garage!  I just need that chandelier, some flowers and we're in business!
Love it!
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I'm a sucker for reclaimed wood.  Pretty much had me at hello!
Swoon!




Gotta throw a pallet backdrop in there.  This can be made for just about any occasion.  Love the versatility of it.
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So I'm ending this post on a big note!  Like literally a "big note!"  :)
Simply stunning my darling!




Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed day.

 
xoxoxo


P.S.     Happy birthday my beautiful Karissa Faith!  Thank you for turning my life into color!  I love you to the moon and back. 













Thursday, January 11, 2018

2017 Top 10 Blog Posts



Happy New Year!!!


I know....
I'm a little late to the party!  :)


I've had a blast blogging this past year and I just want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and see what is happening in my neck of the woods.


Like I've said before, the best way to stay in the know is to subscribe to my blog...
You can do that by clicking on this window on the right hand side of the blog:




I promise not to bug you or send you junk email!!  You'll just get notified when there is a new post on the blog.

Alright.... drum roll please!!

Without further ado, here are the top 10 blog posts of 2017.  (BTW, this is determined by how many page views each post received!)


10. Beach Waves Dresser
This was literally a curb side find. Thank you Carina for snatching it for me!!  I had fun transforming it.  It didn't last long in my booth.



9. Neutral Valentines Day Decor
I love decorating for all of the holidays. I've already decorated my home this year for V-day...I'll be sharing that soon.



8. Friday Favorites ~ Fall Crafts
Quite a few of my "Friday Favorites" made it to the top 10 list for 2017.  These are fun posts to create and I'll make sure to keep them coming in 2018.



7. Friday Favorites ~ Prom
This post received a lot of attention!  I was even emailed by a vendor who asked to advertise on my blog because of this post.  As you can see on my blog I don't do the whole "advertising thing."  That's how most blogs generate income but I'm not ready to go down that road.  This blog is my hobby...
for now!  Anyway this was a fun post to create!



6. Friday Favorites ~ Spring Mantles
Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  This post is filled with pretty pictures that make me excited to start thinking about Spring again!  Can we just be done with Winter already???


5. Happy Mother's Day
This post is near and dear to my heart so thank you for loving it as much as I do.



4. Fall Mantle 2017
My mantle is one of my favorite places to decorate every season.  I love that it made it to the top 5 of 2017!


3. The Sleep Room
I had the privilege of transforming a few rooms in 2017 for friends/clients!  That was a new thing for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it!  Two of the rooms I transformed made it into the top 5 posts of 2018!  That's exciting!  I have a few more spaces to share with you this year that I didn't get a chance to post last year.  I can't wait for you to see them.



2. Jaden's Room Facelift
This post was another room I was able to add my touch to.  It's my niece's room so that made it extra special!  This post not only made it to the number 2 spot for 2017 but it's also in the number 2 spot for my all-time most viewed posts on the blog!


And the MOST VIEWED POST OF not just 2017 but of
ALL TIME on my blog is....


1. Friday Favorites ~ Painted Pieces


I'm pretty passionate about pained furniture pieces so it's very exciting to me that you loved this post as much as I loved creating it.  I have been in a painting CRAZE for the last few months and have many pieces to post.  So stay tuned....


Friends!!!  I just want to thank you for your support.  I'm not sharing anything mind blowing on this little space of the www but I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and check out my posts!!

THANK YOU!!

I'd love to hear your comments and feedback so please let me know what you're thinking!
Have a blessed day.

xoxoxo










Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Transformation Tuesday ~ The Light Washed Denim Dresser

Howdy friends!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

We are not hosting this year.  All we have to do is show up with drinks!  I'm grateful for family that lets us off the hook once in a while!



Today's post is about a dresser that was in and out of my life in a flash.

I purchased her, refinished her, delivered her to the store and two days later she was sold.

I LOVE it when that happens!

I'm grateful that has actually been the case with a lot of pieces in my booth lately.  As wonderful as it is, it also has had me a little crazy trying to get pieces back into my space at the store once they're sold!  I'm not complaining though...it's a good problem to have.

So here she is before her transformation.



I was attracted to her pretty legs and hardware.  The seller stated in the add that she was very heavy and well made.  When I hear that it's music to my ears because I'm getting picky about what I purchase these days and I don't want a piece made out of particle board.

The first thing I did was clean her up.  She was a little "sticky!"  I used Clorox wipes.  I know, not traditionally what people use, but when I know I'm going to paint a piece I like Clorox wipes.  They are a great degreaser and are quick and easy.

Next I sprayed her with gray spray paint.  It took 2 cans.  I hardly ever spray a piece but for the sake of time, that is the direction I went in for this piece.

I really could have sealed her and stopped there because she turned out really pretty in her gray state but I was wanting a little more dimension.


So, I decided to mix some milk paint.  Miss Mustard Seed's Bergere milk paint is what I chose.





Bergere is one of my favorites. It's a blue/gray color.  I have a thing for blues and grays so this color combo is perfect.
I only painted the top and the drawers of this piece in the Bergere.  I then distressed the dresser with a sanding block.


I sprayed the hardware with a spray paint called chrome.  I love it and use it often.
 
I LOVE how she turned out.  She reminds me of my favorite pair of light washed jeans!


The pictures don't do her justice since I was only able to snap some photos in my booth with my phone.


I've been a crazy little painter lately so stay tuned as I post some more of the furniture transformations that have taken place!

In other news... I've started decorating for Christmas!  I can't wait to reveal the direction that I'm going in this year.  No blue!!!  Can you believe it???

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

xoxoxo
Delilah

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween ~ A Look back...

This is the first year since I've had my children that I didn't request Halloween off from work.





They're older now and I don't have class parties to work or school parades to attend so off to work I went! I'm actually sad about it!  :(



I didn't even decorate for Halloween this year!
I wasn't feeling it.


2004



I talked about my stance on decorating for Halloween last year and you can read about it in this post here.

2006



Last year I did decorate my house for Halloween as I've done for many years in the past.



You can check out my "Elegant Halloween Dining Room"

I shared my family room decorated for Halloween in this post!
It's crazy to look back at our fireplace before it's transformation. 

You can check out that transformation here!

One thing I love most about when I have decorated for Halloween is looking back at all of the kids costumes throughout the years.

 
2007
 




2008


2009

           





2010



2012



2013



2014

2015





2016 






As the kids have gotten older they like to wear scary costumes or costumes with masks.  I'm not a fan of them so I always make them take the masks off so that I can get a picture!

2017


We try and dress Bella up for Halloween too but as you can see in the above picture...it's not her favorite thing to do!  :)



We're passing out full size candy bars tonight!!!  Stop by my house if you live in my neck of the woods.

I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

xoxo
Delilah