Thursday, September 13, 2012

Romantic & pink

Passionate about pink ...
I adore pops of pink in our home!
It's so soft, so feminine.
These old stools were kindly given to us by my brother-in-law
after his father passed away.
He was left to find homes for some of the things others didn't really want,
and well...guess what?
The stools were one of those "throw away" items.
My hubby saw them while he was over with his sister's husband
and he knew I'd love them,
and make a good home for these babies.

I'm so happy that he thought of me
and he brought all three of them home.
This one was a light lime green,
and I chose to paint it pink.
She rests prettily in our bedroom,
now adorned with a lovely Ikea planter
 I bought on our summer holidays.
I added a few white rose candles which
I discovered at a garage sale this summer.

I added Mommas hydrangea's
and now it's complete.

I kept the stool a little shabby,
no need to cover up every inch of its wood.

And there they sit,
faded, feminine and cherished
in our bedroom.

Much love,
Deborah xo 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Passionate about home decor

When I discovered  "Shabby Chic" 
by the very gifted and lovely
Rachel Ashwell...
I fell in love,
head over feet
 in love.
I've never been a lover of frills or things overly feminine,
but I just fell,
and fell hard for this romantic, natural style.

I also love  hooks  
and places to hang things.
This "shabby chic" style allows you to do this,
and with such  beauty!  

It's easy to create your own pretty little hooked boards.
I just took a board that I had around the shed,
hunted for the pink shade I wanted,
and painted my board.
I painted it quite  shabbily too.
I believe hubby and I had found these hooks in Stratford Ontario
and we bought about 6 of them.
We had them set aside for awhile before I finally decided to make this.

My hubby had some of those cute little screws left
from the window box he made me,
so we used those.
As simple and easy as that,
I have my own "shabby chic" hanger.
I'm planning on putting it in our bedroom,
and I'll post when I've got it hung up.
I'll hang some pretties on it
and then enjoy it every day.
Of course, I'll need some for the living room,
and how about the front hallway?!
And of course, I'd love to use some other shades too!


 Passionately yours,
Deborah xo