Monday, September 27, 2010

The softer side of Ikea

Having bought this pendant lamp with this project in mind just before feeling exhausted for a month straight, many thanks to little DQ growing in me (DQ = my family's nickname for the little one aka Drama Queen...hope its a girl!), I finally got around to completing the project...only took about four months. 

So having seen a bunch of petal lamps out there I loved the soft and romantic effect and wanted to try it out myself.  I don't have the perfect spot for it yet but I love how it turned out.  It would be perfect hanging over a cute little reading chair in a corner! But for now, it hangs over my window seat and I will love using it once a snowstorm hits and I sit there with the lights off watchign the blusteriness around me:) With HC in hand of course!  DQ must like the idea since I'm feeling little movements as I type!

Here we are, the final result!

There we go! Cute romantic lamp for under 15 dollars. About 10 for the lamp and a dollar for the petals!

Linking up this project so check out the links! Have a great day!

PS. 19 weeks and counting with 2nd ultrasound on just to decide whether to find out the gender or not...flip-flopping every two minutes!! :)


Friday, September 17, 2010

A Flurry of Favorites!

So I'm am just loving all the fall decorating ideas that there was no way I was narrowing it down to one...take a look at all the fun this week!

Mad in Crafts put this on her door!

Over some dollar store craftiness over at The Penny Parlor
Or these fun guys from Life in Rehab for Halloween!!

 Looks like I have a few things on the list for yard sale-ing this week!! Have a great weekend:)


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall Inspiration

So I managed to get a few projects done this week after the long weekend to catch up with things last weekend!  So here my pics of my version of last week's Fave Friday for our front makes me smile each day as I go in the house:)

Take a look!!

So some animal ate my flowers out of there so these fake ones should be safe:)

Have a great weekend! We've got Ian's birthday tomorrow so getting the house ready all today! 

I'm linked up..check it out!


Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday's Fall Favorite

Continuing with the theme of enjoying the new decor that will come with the season I found a cute and quick project to spruce up an area in the house with fall-ness!

Take a look at this fun project from Emily at Decor Chick!  I am pretty sure I'll be making a stop at Michael's today:) 

Have a great long weekend Canadians!!!


Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Ok, so technically it's not fall yet but to me, September just feels like Fall!!! and I LOVE decorating for fall, way more than for spring! Don't ask me why, I just do.  I love bringing out cozy sweaters for cool nights but not having to wear a winter jacket yet...the perfect in between!  Summer in Ontario is so freaking hot compared to those in NB that I haven't adjusted yet and just LOVE when the cooler weather comes:)

So I can't wait to brainstorm some fun decor for Halloween and Thanksgiving, which I love is sooner than American thanksgiving so there is a space between it and Christmas:) 

Well, here is some inspiration I've already found over at BHG, such fun ideas!

 I just want to go home and start on these right now!!!

How have you been inspired with the start of a new month???