New Lamp in the Bathroom

I have a new lamp in the bathroom.  I know, not where you would normally put one, but I love this look. Plus, they make great night lights for company!New Lamp in the Bathroom

I’ve been looking for a new one for awhile for one of the guest bathrooms. But let’s face it, it hasn’t been at the top of my list.

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This was the old lamp.

It had definitely see better days. The shade was wrinkled. It was too tall.

What was I thinking when I put on that trim?

dirty lamp shade

I found the cutest lamps at Hobby Lobby in the sale isle.

It was perfect. Except the shade had dark marks all over it.  However, the price was right. I figured that if the shade didn’t clean up, then I would buy a new one.

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Guess what? With a little elbow grease and a magic eraser it came clean!

You can’t tell where the black marks were.

I don’t know about you , but  one of my pet peeves is cords. I cannot tell you how much they bug me. They can put a man on the moon but they can’t  hide cords. Grrr…

I  tied the excess cord up with a pretty ribbon and tucked it away as nicely as possible, but  I still hated the way it looked.cord mate

CordMate to the rescue!

A Cordmate is a hollow plastic tube with an open channel in the side with sticky tape on the back. It comes in several different lengths that are easily cut to the size you need.

cord mateJust tuck your cord into the tube and stick it to your wall or the back of a piece of furniture to hide your cord.

Genius right?

It’s much neater and keeps the messy cord out of the way.

The Cordmate is also paintable. I left this one the color of the marble, but I’m toying with painting it the color of the wall.

crystals on lampshade

Once the practical issues were out of the way, it was time to add a little bling.

These crystals are magnetic!

I love how the crystals match the base of the lamp.

New Lamp in the Bathroom

The new lamp in the bathroom is so much better than the old one.

It really is the little things.

Until next time…

              Tammy

Recovering Two Stools

Recovering two stools has required quite a bit of motivation on my part.

Recovering? Not Reupholstering? The definition of recovering is: to restore to or return to normal or to restore ones state of mind. Since these two projects have been driving me crazy, I’m sticking with recovering!

Honestly, once I was finished recovering both stools I wanted to kick myself for not doing it sooner!

vanity stool

This sweet little vanity stool was the first one to be tackled.  Boy, did it need it! Here’s how I recovered two stools and my sanity.

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Knock Off PomPom Pillow

Oh, man have we been busy here at the castle. We started what we thought would be a 2 or 3 day project, however it’s been a week since we started! In all fairness, it’s one of those do a little and wait projects. So in between work, I’ve been working on a few other projects.  I’ve been making a knock off pompom pillow, putting a new lamp in the guest bath, rearranging furniture and refreshing the wrapping closet!  I’m tired just writing this.

Isn’t this pom pillow cute? I had it in my basket when I remembered that I had a brand new pom pom maker in my office at home.  Yep, a knock off pompom pillow was in my future!

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I’m on Fire!

Have you ever had a week when all of the stars aligned and everything went just right? Well, this week was one of those weeks for me. I tell you, I’m on fire!  Well, as far as shopping goes.

My good friend Doris sells Mary Kay and brought some limited edition items to Pokeeno for us to look at. I picked up the perfect blush! It’s not too pink and it’s not too peach. It’s Perfect. I love it! So much so, that I called and ordered two more. I mean, it is a limited edition!

But the deals didn’t stop there!

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Adrianna’s Coat Rack

We all know that children’s rooms can get a little chaotic. Okay, a lot chaotic, messy,  and unorganized in a very short amount of time.  My sweet niece is getting ready to move into her new house soon, fingers crossed, and we have been working on getting her nursery decor ready for move in day for some time now. Since it’s been cold, I decided that making Adrianna’s coat rack would be the perfect indoor project for me!

We lovingly call the baby Beep, but her given name is Adrianna Paisley. I took my cue on decorating the coat rack using her name. Adrianna and paisleys! Cheesy, I know, but cute none the less. Want to know how I made the coat rack? Keep reading!

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Roxanne’s Room

Recently, my BFF Roxanne and I were complaining that we feel like a hamster on a wheel. A lot of motion, but not getting a lot done! So we decided to band together and help each other accomplish our mound of unfinished projects. Once a week, we plan on getting together until all of our projects are finished. It’s gonna be awhile! The first project would be Roxanne’s room!

Where to start? Why, with a chandelier of course. Our plan was to bling it out and we would be done! Is that what happened? No, it is not!

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The PERK Project

Have you heard of The PERK Project? It is a wonderful project that my sweet friends Jemma from At Home with Jemma and Stacey from Poofing the Pillows started over the holidays.

PERK stands for Positive*Encouraging*Real and Kindness. Something that we could all use a lot more of!

I was over the moon when they asked me to participate, along with a few other blogger friends, in this weeks PERK project. Would we share our ideas on how to spread positiveness and kindness?

I’ll certainly try.

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Valentine’s Day Kitchen

Decor at my house is mixed right now. I have my Valentine’s Day Kitchen and my Mardi Gras living and dining rooms. My house is so confused!

Normally, my Spring decorating goes as follows: We start with Mardi Gras, then Valentine’s Day, followed by St. Patricks Day and finally Easter. However, this year Valentine’s Day is on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras, celebrated on Fat Tuesday, is the day before Valentine’s Day.  Have I lost you yet?  Continue reading →

How to Make a Valentine’s Door Hanger

I love the Ten on the 10th! This month my blogger friends and I chose a Valentine’s Day theme to share with you.  Can we share wonderful Valentines ideas with you for under $10? Yes, we can! Want to know how to make a Valentine’s Door Hanger that is cute and inexpensive?

Well, grab a cup of something fun and a comfy chair. I’ve got a lot to share with you! I apologize ahead of time for it being so long.

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Adding Jewelry to the Dresser

It is finally warming up here in Texas. However, the cold hasn’t bothered me too much as I didn’t venture outside a lot. I was too busy painting, decorating and adding jewelry to the dresser!

By jewelry, I mean blingy drawer pulls! One of my very favorite pieces of furniture is this super cute, small dresser that I use as a nightstand in one of my guest rooms. Originally, I had added some glass knobs for jewelry. However, overtime those glass knobs haven’t held up too well! Continue reading →

Mardi Gras

Christmas and New Years are over and it’s time to decorate for Mardi Gras! Many years ago, we were fortunate enough to celebrate Mardi Gras with some good friends of ours who live in Biloxi, MS. Ever since then, I have been hooked.

I truly love everything about Mardi Gras! The celebrations, the parties, the balls, the parades, the food, the king cakes and all things shiny! Did I mention that I love King Cake?

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New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas, we certainly did here at the castle! It’s that time of year where everyone is starting their New Years resolutions and I am too.

My resolutions are a little different this year. Usually, my resolutions tend to be the same every year. Lose weight, exercise and eat healthy. Well, not this year! This year I’m running with scissors!

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! I’m a little last posting today. It’s cold and wet outside. As I write this, I’m sitting by the Christmas tree in my comfy clothes, there is a fire in the fireplace and hot tea at my elbow. What more could a girl ask for?

Normally, three days before Christmas I would be in a mad rush buying last minute gifts, baking, and wrapping presents. You know the drill. Actually, I have to admit that, for the first time in as long as I can remember – which admittedly isn’t all that long – I’m ready for Christmas!

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Getting Ready for the New Year

Today is overcast, cool and I’m a little under the weather. So what’s a girl to do? Why get in her yoga pants, sweat shirt and start getting ready for the New Year.

For as long as I can remember, I have decorated my calendar. Always. So when the new fad of journaling and decorating your calendars came along, I couldn’t jump on that band wagon fast enough!

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Pinterest Craft – Fabulous or Fail

Pinterest craft – fabulous or fail? That is the question sometimes, isn’t it? Okay, I am fully prepared to admit that I spend way too much time on Pinterest. Doesn’t everyone? No?

I recently saw these cute Mason jars and fell in love with them. They are all over the place on Pinterest and are suppose to be super easy to make. But are they really?

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Christmas in the Kitchen

Welcome to Day 3 of the Cozy at Christmas Holiday Tour 2017.  Thanks to Katie at Let’s Add Sprinkles for hosting. I am so honored to be included this year! Once you’ve finished here, I hope that you’ll take a few more minutes and visit the rest of my friends on the tour!

Decorating for Christmas in the kitchen is always one of my favorite things to do. It’s where my family and I spend a lot of time, so what better place to have a little decorating fun?

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How to Make a Christmas Place Card Holder

Setting my Christmas dining rooming table had me scratching my head on what to use for  place card holders. I couldn’t find anything to match, so I decided to make my own. Being the friend that I am, I decided to show you how to make a Christmas place card holder too!

Trust me, this one is so easy that I’m almost embarrassed to share it with you – almost! Not only were they easy to make, I made 8 for under $10.00!

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