Turn An Old Mantel Into A Laundry Room Clothing Hanger

Turn An Old Mantel Into A Laundry Room Clothing Hanger

IT’S BEEN LIKE MUSICAL MANTELS AROUND HERE!

This little, very rustic shelf in rescue kitty Buggy Buggerson’s room is such a favorite of mine. When I found a very long, old, window header at our local Chartreuse monthly barn sale to convert into a mantel in the living room, I moved the old mantel into Buggy’s room above the bed. That meant I had this cute extra one and no place to hang it. For months it languished in the closet waiting for the light bulb to go off over my head.

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Ethnic Décor Guest Room For An Aging Kitty

Ethnic Décor Guest Room For An Aging Kitty

Buggy Buggerson, our feisty 15-year-old tortoiseshell kitty, has claimed our one guest room for her personal feline space. Since we don’t have many overnight visitors, we love having her live there. However, over the weekend I made some changes to accommodate her occasional upset stomach issues. Previously, I had a lovely but delicate antique kantha throw on the bed, and a pure white fuzzy rug on the floor. They were perfect for the look I like, but did not clean up easily. So, I decided to create an ethnic decor guest room for this aging kitty.

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Use An Old Gilded Picture Frame For African Mudcloth

Use An Old Gilded Picture Frame For African Mudcloth

Some weekends I find it fun to challenge myself to create something from items crammed into my studio closet that I saved “in case I need it some day.” I bet you have a similar stash of favorite stuff too. Last weekend I decided to frame something in this old gilded piece from a yard sale. It’s been sitting on my dresser, empty, forever. I looked in a drawer full of treasured fabric and found this black mudcloth, and then – hooray – a scrap of white mudcloth.

Then, of course, I needed glass to fit and a mat. I robbed the glass from another old frame, and bought the double white/black mat at Michael’s. Perfect!

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A New Rug And White Paint In The Living Room

A New Rug And White Paint In The Living Room

A new rug and new white wall paint in our living room – what? Wait, I can explain!

Above is our former look. A plush rug I brought back from Marrakech years ago for my former decorative painting studio, and soft grey Benjamin Moore flat wall paint. I have loved this living room décor for years, and honestly there was not a thing wrong with it. It’s like a warm hug in the mornings, drinking coffee and reading my favorite magazines. But I’m willing to bet that you know that decorating itch that just happens. Here’s how a new rug that just happened begat new white paint on the walls.

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Stencil A Reverse-Painted Glass Serving Tray

Stencil A Reverse-Painted Glass Serving Tray

This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Studio stencils.

Let’s stencil a gorgeous reverse-painted glass serving tray with Fusion Mineral Paint metallic paint that’s perfect for a summer wine and cheese party – or even the holidays! The Muddaritaville stencil featuring white wines is my fave, and there is one for reds too. Think making these with friends, or create several in different colors to give as gifts.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If this is your first reverse-painted glass project, hop over to this page to find out more about buying glass, etc.

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