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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Lady Gets A Makeover...


Recently, I found this little lady curbside...a chippy, gaudy golden girl.  But I had other plans for her...a makeover!


I decided to decoupage the mannequin with vintage dictionary pages...the pattern is small and wouldn't detract from displays.



I didn't try to make her perfect...a wrinkly surface was fine with me...


I think she turned out beautifully!  I plan to use her in my studio for display...


of antique jewelry...


and lovely old lace...


She's so stylish now...




I am joining Angie at Knick of Time Tuesday

and Kim at Wow Us Wednesdays

Until next time...
Linda

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Outdoors at the Bachman Fall Ideas House 2011...


I hope you've been enjoying the Bachman's  2011 Fall Ideas House tour!  Today I'll finish up with all the outdoor jewelry!  So much prettiness...just enjoy...







How about this huge broom made from tree branches tied to a larger branch?




One of my favorite things about this Ideas House was the shed decorated as a haunted house!


Vintage Christmas tree stands hold dried up tree branch cuttings and fun crows...


and a rake is a great perch...


Take a look at all the spooky fun inside...


Hanging Spanish moss, spiderwebs, and old chain add to the creepiness...




Love the spooky ghosts...


spiders...


and creepy fun bottles...


and lots of fun treats, too!


Well, that's it from the fall house!  As I write this the Holiday Ideas House is being decorated...it is open from November 10th - December 18th!


Until next time...
Linda

Monday, October 24, 2011

More From the Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2011...


Today I'm going to share the office and bedrooms from the Bachman's Fall Ideas House!  You can check out my earlier posts, if you are just getting started, and you can also click on the link in my labels at the end of the post to see posts from past houses!  The office/family room space is one of my favorites!  The workspace above is a tabletop on old wooden beehives. and vintage ballot boxes serve as storage...


Look at this decorative wall of clipboards...


and bicycle wheels hold cards and photos!


Herb drying racks are used as newspaper/magazine holders.


In the master bedroom, a fence gate is used as a headboard...


and a cabinet is handcrafted from scrap wood...


The teenage girl's bedroom has a modern, trendy feel!  How about using magazines as wall art?
 

A decorative fabric shower curtain serves as a headboard...


and some old metal building trim is used as a valance!


Vintage suitcases work as decorative storage...


as do great looking shadowboxes!


Another of my favorite spaces is the pre-school boy's room!  Lots of graphic elements come into play here!  Love the wall of letters!


Vintage flashcards are used in shelves...


and drawer fronts!  The toy wood block handles are fun, too!


A lamp with a stacked book base is very decorative...and the yarn wrapped lampshade is simple and colorful!


The valance in this room is denim with pants pockets!
 

I love these vintage scooter shelves...


and the fun salvage furniture!


But how many people have an old store checkout light turned into a fun lamp in their room?  And the toy storage buckets, with license plate letters, are so fun!


Next time I'll wrap it up with all of the fun seasonal outdoor decorating...especially the shed (haunted house)!

Until next time...
Linda