Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shabby chic dessert serving dish

I have never been the type to use matching serving pieces. I love the eclectic vibe of mismatched pieces. I made a fairly simple serving piece this weekend for a total of $3. I purchased a dish, a candlestick holder, and a cloche. All were $1 a piece. This is how it turned out.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Spray paint and fabric go a long way.....

I am always so amazed at the transformation an object can go through simply with a couple of coats of spray paint and some new fabric. For example....Here is a boring, bland , and ugly chair I found....

Two coats of white spray paint and some scrap fabric transformed this boudoir chair into this.....

Sunday, June 26, 2011

No decorating today....

Today there was no painitng, decorating, or going on the computer. It was my son Reece's 13th birthday. After his baseball game today. I took him and Sami to the beach....We had soooo much fun....


Thursday, June 23, 2011

The white box!

Well, daddy dearest comes through for me again. He finds the coolest stuff for me to paint and the majority of the time, he gets it for free. The other day he gave me this AWESOME wood box.

Although it was already so cool the way it was, I wanted to add some color to brighten it up and give it the "pop" it needed....I know, it is so unlike me, but I actually went with the color white for a change....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to get sponsors

You know how you start googling something and one thing leads to another and before you know it you have forgotten where you began? Well I did just this last night. I came across this site called Social Spark. From what I have read, it can help with your sponsors on your blog. I am still going to read it in more detail. I figured it can't hurt and I would give it a try.

I honestly don't know much about it, but thought I'd share with you.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My refrigerator makeover

Yes, my refrigerator got a makeover today. No, I did not paint it like I do with every object in my life. But....It did get a lot of color like the paints I use on a daily basis.

Here is the before:

You can click HERE to see the after on my other blog, Happy Heart Healthy Home.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Eclectic chic oil cans

As my father cleans their home out for their big move, he contunues to give his collections to me. One of my favorites were some old oil cans. I had a before photo but for some crazy reason I can't find it. So I will just have to share the after photos with you....All they needed was a little paint and some distressing.

They make great photo frames by attaching a photo to the stem with a clothes pin.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A unique frame for an amazing photo..."Shabby meets rustic"

A few weeks back I did a giveaway with Kim from Semi Sweet Studios. She is an artist and photogher featuring photos and paintings of the most gorgeous things.

Anyway, I was so excited when she told me she was going to send me one of the photos. It came yesterday and I was blown away! I have never seen a picture look so real. I felt like I could have touched and smelled it. Trust me when I say this photo I took does not even begin to do it justice...

I told Kim I was going to get a frame for it and share it on my blog next week. But.....I couldn't wait until then, but I also didn't have a frame. My impatience was getting the best of me, so I decided to make a display for it with what I had laying around the house. I grabbed some worn pallet wood I had.

I decided I was going to hang it in one of the bathrooms. Here is what I came up with...Shabby meets rustic....

Be sure to go over to Kim's SHOP and find a photo or piece of art for your own home. There is nothing better than something so unique for your decor. Her prices are great too....

In addition, Kim has just started a new BLOG. Be sure to stop by and say hi to her!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

French country sideboard

I found a fabulous piece at the thrift store theother day with amzing lines and detail.

Some bin primer, 2 coats of a pale gray paint, some distressing.....and she is ready to go....

Linkingto THESE parties...

On a side note....If you are interested in a more healthy lifestyle and losing a few pounds, please be sure to visit my new blog, Happy Heart Healthy Home.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Did I really meet Fifi O'Neill?

I have some exciting news to share regarding my friend Debra from Capers of the Vintage Vixens. The fabulous Fifi O"Neill from Chez Fifi traveled to Debra's small town Connecticut home to shoot photos for her upcoming book and magazine. I was so excited when Debra asked me to come over to meet Fifi and her photographer Mark.

Here is Fifi climbing some furniture arranging vignettes for the shoot.

The next photo is of Debra with Fifi and Mark.

Although I am not one to jump at the chance of being in photos, I was not turning this one down...This is me with Fifi and Mark....

Fifi and Mark were so nice and it was such a pleasure to meet them. I am so happy for Debra that her home was chosen for such an opportunity. She beyond deserved it. Go to Debra's blog to see more photos and to read more about her exciting day.

Thanks for including me Debra. You know I had a blast!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

21st Etsy seller giveaway~Atelier Louise Felice

Welcome to Serendipity Chic Design's 21st weekly Etsy seller giveaway. Today I will be introducing you to Atelier Louise Felice

Being an Etsy seller myself, I know the hard work, dedication, and love that goes into handmade items. Therefore I would like to promote my fellow Etsy sellers through weekly giveaways. It will give them the opportunity to show off their hard work, and you the opportunity to win or purchase a unique one of a kind item for your home, garden,or personally for yourself to wear.

Today's giveaway is like none I have had yet.  Louise is here to share some gorgeous childrens clothing with you.

I have been sewing and knitting since I was 4. I furthered my interest when I went to fashion and textile design school in the UK. I love using natural fabrics like cotton, linen silk and wool.

Here are just a few things from her shop.....

Now onto the giveaway...You will receive a $20 credit toward any of the childrens clothing in her store!

In addition, be sure to check out Louise's blog and stop by to say hello...You can meet her over at Louise Knits...and sometimes sews!

The rules for the giveaway are short and sweet. You have 3 opportunities to win!
1. Become a follower or subscriber of Serendipity Chic Design (If you already are, just let me know)
2.Visit Atelier Louise Felice and heart her shop on Etsy.
3. Tweet, blog about, or advertise this giveaway on Facebook. Just send me the link.

As simple as that....Choose one of the options above, or all three. The more you do, the more chances you have to win. Please leave a separate comment for each opportunity.

The giveaway will run from TuesdayJune 14th until Sunday June 19th closing at midnight.  PLEASE NOTE...this giveaway ships to the US only....

PLEASE NOTE....I have had to pass on a couple of winners because I had no way of contacting them. PLEASE leave your email address in your comment if you do not have a blog I can contact you through...

Click HERE to find out more about being an Etsy giveaway host at Serendipity Chic Design

Good luck to everyone!