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Sunday, June 21

Upgrades abound here in Georgia.....

We have been having fun upgrading here in our house. We replaced the hand me down table and chairs with a sleek , new wooden black set which I really like. The round pedestal table is smaller and fits our space much better. We also purchased a wooden 2 drawer wide 8 drawer dresser at a yard sale for $1!! :) It will get painted black and new glass knobs. I'll share some before and after pics of that project when it is completed.


I was looking for something to put on the table and found this gorgeous linen topper with cutwork baskets and paired it with my vintage beaded basket.....aren't they divine together??


We also found affordable bar stool chairs for our kitchen. We have been looking for over a year. They are also black, but metal. John and I use them every day now for lunch!! The girls like them for naping as well!!

We also finished up the beach photos project on my recycled wooden shutters room divider. I cannot express how much I love it. :::smiles::: I had 18 of my faves beach pics made and then I framed them in identical, simple black frames from Dollar Tree!! Boy do I like that store!! Did you know you can order from them online?? It's great if you want a quantity of a certain item. Check it out: http://www.dollartree.com/. We put up a burlapy/jute like ribbon first (to give the illusion they are hanging from it. Then John hammered in tiny nails and we hung them up! Ta-Da!! Wonderful focal point for my seashell themed living room.





Eventually all the furniture in that room will go to my copper, black tones as well. I have bought quality pieces of furniture so I will just be having them recovered. First up though are the cornices and chair cushions. Also, we will be getting a round glass top cut for the table to help preserves it longer. We are pleased!! :)

9 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

Shelly, I love your round black table and chairs! And what a terrific idea to turn shutters into a room divider! The black framed beach photos are fabulous set against the white shutters! XOXO

Nancy said...

The beach shutter is so pretty with your beautiful photos and what a find that tablecloth is with your basket!

Diann said...

Oh, everything looks just grand, Shelly...you and John have done a wonderful job updating and fixing great things from not so great things!! I love the shutter room divider and your table is so nice..the black set is just right for you! Diann

Jeri said...

Shelly everything is wonderful - I love the shutter divider!

Tammy D said...

Love the chairs and the divider. Great job Shelly

Angie Hall Haviland said...

WOW, Shelly....love your latest additions!! You and Your Man do the most amazing things with your home! :O)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh SHELLY!!! It is all so BEAUTIFUL!!! You've done SUCH a wonderful job!!!!! I love all the goodies you've gotten and created!!! Sooooooooo, Pretty!!!! Those bar stools fit SO perfectly at the bar!!!!! Simply GORGEOUS!!!

Autumn said...

Yay for you, Shelly Rae! So exciting! I am working on getting new dining room furniture too... Keep your fingers crossed for me!
xx,
Autumn Clark

Anonymous said...

Shelly, congrats on your wonderful finds. they look fantastic in your home. : ) I *love* your beach photo screen. what a clever idea...but one that brings so much joy to you, too. you can dream of being at the beach daily. : )
Thanks for sharing your fun home additions. : ) ~Jody