Shabby Chic Covered Cans

Shabby Chic covered cans

Today I’m showing off my Shabby Chic Cans…….I spotted something similar to these on Pinterest and decided to make some for my future sewing room……

The large can was an old metal Folgers coffee can that my sweet father-in-law gave me for the project……and the rest are just soup and vegetables cans that I saved…….

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Bought the fabric from Hobby Lobby……less than a yard did the trick…..I decided to give all the cans a light coat of white paint since the fabric was not thick at all….did not want the metal showing thru…..after the paint had dried……I placed each can sideways on the fabric and measure how much fabric I needed for each one…..I made sure to have a little over lap for top and bottom of can…….I pretty much eyeball this…..then I covered each one with mod podge and wrap the fabric around …….

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I tuck some fabric underneath and inside the top…..looks pretty messy…..but have no fear…..mod podge will  dry clear……hey that kinda rhymes….  🙂

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After the mod podge had dried……I pulled out the old hot glue gun and added some lace, ribbon and a flower to each one……..

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This is how the large coffee can turned out…..I love it!!!!  Perfect for holding my large sewing sissors……

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and this one will hold all my paint brushes……

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Hope you enjoyed my Pinterest inspired project……..

Have a blessed day!!!!!

Linking up with Stonegable, Lamberts Lately,Katherines Corner…….

Chic on a Shoestring……, Shabby Art Boutique, Olives-n-Okra, Dear Creatives,

Baby Hilda – German Doll

Baby Hilda in pink

Well it’s another beautiful day here in Texas….a little breezy……but that’s to be expected around this time of year……….I’ve been tearing off wallpaper all day in the Breakfast room…….what a job!……no more wall paper EVER!   It will take several days to get it all down so the walls can be textured and then painted……I will be posting the before and after pictures of my Breakfast room ……….but today I did find a few minutes to play around with my camera…..decided to take a picture of my German doll, Hilda…..She is one of my very first dolls I made many years ago…..She sits upstairs in her very own cherry wood high chair……but for the photo shoot…..I’m having to place her by a window…..so my pictures will come out bright enough……

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She is so sweet…….

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Check out her little teeth……

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She is dressed in a long christening gown…..with matching bonnet……..

I hope you enjoyed my Hilda!   Now back to tearing down wallpaper…….

Have a blessed day!…..

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse, Katherines Corner, 

Springtime at the Dallas Arboretum

Springtime at the Dallas Arboretum

What a busy weekend……….but….. I have to say… I loved every minute of it…..I started off my Saturday with a visit to the Dallas Arboretum for the last week of the “Dallas Blooms”…….(this is when thousands upon thousands of tulips are in full bloom…..it’s a sight to see)…..My daughter came by the house and picked me up…….with our bottled water and packed lunch in toll we headed out towards Dallas…….

Since this was towards the end of the blooming season for the tulips……only a few hundred were still blooming………..yes I said a few hundred…..and they were PINK!  

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Found a patch of white tulips sitting all by themselves in another flower bed……

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These are azaleas bushes…….hundreds of them…..all in full bloom……..

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close up shot of the azalea flower………they kind of look like lilies……don’t you think?….

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More pink tulips……oh how I love pink…….

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This cute little guy stood still long enough for me to capture him with his pecan….he was leaping from pot to pot digging up all the flowering plants and planting his nuts…..looks like the heat is not going to be the only issue they will have to deal with……how do you squirrel proof pots…….

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I just had to take a picture of this lovely young lady……she was having a photo shoot…..and that dress…….how stunning………..it reminded me of layers upon layers of pink English roses…….

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If you are ever in Dallas…….The Dallas Arboretum is worth taking the time to visit……it’s open all year round………I always leave inspired to plant something……yep…..I want to plant some tulips……….better mark it on my calendar since planting time is so close to Thanksgiving………yep….I will need to mark it down….because tulips are not on my mind at all come November…..more like pumpkin pie……

….Hope you enjoyed the photos…….Blessings,

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Between Naps on the Porch, Stonegable, A Stroll Thru Life, Lou Lou Girls,

French Rabbit in the Guest Room

French Rabbit in the Guest Room

Good morning everyone!  Did you have a wonderful Easter Celebration?……We certainly did…..my house was full of family and food and yellow bunny peeps ….yes the marshmallows ones….I get a kick out of placing them here and there on the dessert….they are so stinky cute………….talking about bunnies…..today I’m sharing my french rabbit…..can you say…….ooh la la…..

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His home is located in my middle guest room upstairs…..I did warn you how much I love bunnies…….I’m planning on keeping him out all year round…..

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I just love the rhinestone hanging around his neck and the lovely lace……This bedroom I recently painted from purple…..yes I said purple……to a creamy white……..I’m still working on the decorations in here……I think I have finally decided on a theme….Paris……I just love Paris…..a few years ago I was able to go there with my husband…….what a trip……we had the best time…….I’m so blessed……..

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 I have been buying little bits of decor that reminds me of Paris…….  🙂

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I just purchased this lamp at Home Goods on clearance….I checked it out good….wondering why they had marked it down so low……found only a tiny mark on the shade….looks like fingernail polish……no problem…..I can handle a little mark…..for that price……you could barely see it………… and check out the picture……

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It has a pale pink high heel shoe with bling……with the word Paris at the top……I also have another picture that has New York at the top that goes with it……..I found them both at Kirkland’s in the clearance section…..the plan is to hang them on the wall next to the bed……I’ll keep you posted as I continue to play around in this room with the decor….hopefully soon I can show off the whole room…….

Have a blessed day…..  

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Cornerstone Confessions,  A Stroll Thru Life, Between Naps on the Porch,

Dwellings the heart of your home, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, Uptodate Interiors,

Lamberts Lately, Katherines Corner

Spring in the Breakfast Room

Spring in the breakfast room

What a absolutely gorgeous Good Friday!!!  I hope you are enjoying this special day…..and…..the weather could not be more perfect……I feel like throwing open all the windows and just letting all that sunshine in along with the sweet fresh spring air …….but……guess what….. I have errands to run………so opening up all the windows will have to wait for another day………… at least for now…….

today I’m sharing my breakfast room table decorations…..pardon the pictures….this room is always so dark to photograph…..I know the dark walls has a lot to do with the lighting…..but…..one day soon……the green wallpaper will go…..and a much lighter wall will appear……  🙂

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If you remember from last year……I had these cute cream color rabbits on my dining room table at Easter……I decided this year to place them in my breakfast room instead…..about a month ago I finally found some chair pads for my chairs…..they are linen……with lots of ruffles around the edge…….Pier One’s spring shipment had just arrived……and I was buying them right out of the shipping box…..really I was……and they only had 4…….I bought all they had and since I needed 6 for this table…….I had to purchase the other 2 from another Pier One……so… the color of the rabbits and even my runner matches perfectly with my linen chair pads…..woo-hoo!      

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I have 2 mercury glass candlesticks…..with a special little treat on top of each one….a little birds nest along with white feathers……and speckled eggs…..

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what a beautiful shade of blue…..don’t you think……I got the candlesticks from Michael’s  several months ago……Mercury candlesticks…..can’t go wrong buying them…..they look great no matter where you place them….

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The runner like I said earlier matches perfectly with my rabbits and chair pads….

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Here are my chairs pads………the picture turned out a little dark…..but you can still see how pretty they are…….

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Hope you have a wonderful Good Friday………

 Happy Easter to you and your lovely family and friends…..

Blessings,