Roadside Fireplace

On my way to work on a typical morning at 7am, I past this...

Yep, just sitting there on the curb, waiting for the trash truck!!!  I know, right!!
So I gave my husband a call and off he went!  I was so excited to know it was still there. 

I decided to paint it white and give it a little distressing.

I thought about using this window in the insert...

I liked it, but really not to sure, so I went with the traditional...

Even add some white wash to the fake logs.
The final results were very pleasing.  A few candles and I love it!  

Free is really nice!!!

What's the best thing you've found for free and turned into something you love?



Candles, all lined up!

I have had this box for several years and didn't know what I wanted to to with it.

So after finally letting go of the faithful old ottoman, I got a trunk to use as a coffee table. Then, I needed a cute centerpiece to go on my cute trunk.

Here's what I came up with.



   Here in Texas we have been experiencing the worst drought since 1769, or so says the weatherman.

   What I know is, in my part of the state, we usually have lots of rainy days that produce some beautiful fall colors.

   Unfortunately, we only have lots of dead leaves, not colorful ones.  Very sad.  But, we do have a Hobby Lobby with lots of colorful leaves!   

Come on in...

I have actually changed the door decor to a wreath since I took this pic. 


Create your own centerpiece and place it on the dining table along with a colorful table runner.
  I used material I had left over from another project.
This is the first time I have used a white pumpkin.  I really like the contrast. 



A mason jar, coffee beans and a candle.  Smells really nice.

Vynal words on a 12 x 12 tile, kinda sets the mood, doesn't it? 


I love this little Indian girl. 

Awww, see the pic of my grandchildren in the corner?  I really love that picture.

Have fun decorating your home for fall.  I sure did!


This one?

I found this vanity at Lowes....

Now, it's not exactly like the one at Pottery Barn, but it's about $1000 cheaper!  I could love it, really I could.

As you can see, this one is modern, with it's straight legs and espresso color, but, what if I painted it white and changed the hardware? 

I'm really thinking about this one.   What do you think?



Loving me some Pottery Barn.

I would like for my home to be alot more like Potter Barn, we a 'me' twist.  Just wish I had the moollah to afford the one thing I would love to have from there!  It's this awesome sink console....

It sells for $1499.00.  Ouch! Just can't see paying that much for it even though I am totally in love with it.
My plan is the find something as close as I can to this and repurpose it.  I recently saw on this blog, how DIY Diva MADE her own for only $400!  Wish I had her skill and power tools!

I would also like the have an above counter sink.  Maybe something like this...

Sorry the pic is a little blurry, but you can still see it.   We are still in the planning stage, but need to get started as soon as possible. 

Still just the ONE bathroom.  (deep breath).  We can do it, we can do it, we can do it!!