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IKEA shelving hack

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A simple addition of bead board to the back of my IKEA shelving unit and its a whole new piece!
IKEA shelving hack black and white dishes
Here is the shelving before with no back piece on it. My dishes just don't show up.
I went over to Lowes and bought a piece of bead board $20.00 and had them cut it to my specifications 36"wide x 76"high it left me with some large leftover pieces... I will find another use for those pieces. This is the back of the shelving unit before the board was put on.
Lowes bead board
We used small finish nails to attach the board to the back. This is back of the unit with board on it...sorry the pic is kinda funky with the lighting.
Within a few minutes... It was done!! No painting required!
IKEA shelving hack- the Style Sisters
I love the detailing and how it makes my cute dishes pop.
Remember how this looked in my red kitchen nook?
IKEA shelving hack- the style sisters

I have always loved white dishes and especially these lettered dishes from TJmaxx years ago. My lettered dishes look so cute in this lime green Tablescape

Black and white dishes- the style sisters
Black and white dishes- the style sisters
I love instant gratification projects!!
IKEA shelving hack- the Style sisters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centerpiece Wednesday

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday

The place where bloggers share their creative ideas!

 

Cute idea for a window treatment - Old Things New Blog

Kitchen Swag 027

Super Cute Thrift Store Lamp Makeover - Our Second House

thrift store makeover

Yummy Chicken Pillow Puffs recipe- Lou Lou Girls

chicken-pillows-2-recipe

Love how this tablescape looks pretty napkin rings too- Peonies and Orange blossoms

The Painted Apron has a yuumy recipe for cheddar cheese cookies and a cute painted lid for her jar

painted lid for cookie jar thepaintedapron.com

Recently on The Style Sisters

Check out my newly chalk painted entertainment center!!

Lets Party!!

 

 

 

 

Annie Sloan chalk painted entertainment center

Sunday, January 18, 2015

My black entertainment center has bothered me since day 1 because it  made my family room feel claustrophobic...like a big black hole on the wall :( So for Christmas my sweet hubby bought me Annie Sloan Duck Egg chalk paint and we set about to paint this big piece!

It turned out better than what I hoped for... I love it!


There were so many pieces to this entertainment center! It took about 15 hours! 
Inside, outside, top and bottom of every shelf and then once the paint was on every square inch it was time to wax.
We waxed it all


Totally worth every minute of effort! Then notice the black coffee table... Yep I decided to paint that too! 

I actually painted it Paris grey first but I did not like how it looked against the duck egg blue... It looked purple :(
So I painted it with Annie Sloan Pure White and roughed it up a little with some sand paper and then waxed it. 



What a huge difference some paint makes! I love love love how this room looks now :) 


Centerpiece Wednesday

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wednesday Linky party

 

Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday...we have had some grey days with lots of inversion so I chose some beautiful light and bright decor ideas...thank you for linking up and sharing all your ideas last week.

 

Check out this amazing kitchen nook! Start a Home

 

Patriziapapi has some seriously gorgeous photos to share...Can I have these PJ's?

 

 

This is a beautiful winter looking wreath from Martinel-art Blog

I am freaking out over these clock plates!! Hyacinth For the Soul

 

 

A pretty little snowscape in apothocary jars is perfect for winter. She's Crafty Crafty

 

 

Recently on The Style Sisters

Fashion Friday- Mustard Yellow

Top Fashion Friday posts 2014

 

Master Bedroom Makeover Details

It's all in details

The Style Sisters Grey Master bedroom makeover Annie Sloan

Master Bedroom Makeover

Lamp Shade DIY Makeover Ruffles

Ruffle Lamp shade tutorial

 

Decorating- It is all in the details

Monday, January 12, 2015


Silver and Baubles and Deers OH MY!

 When we were working on my mom's


 I was trying to find unique items that look and felt "French" without it saying the word FRENCH


Master Bedroom Makeover Details
My mom and I love the blog French Country Cottage and I found this picture and tried to recreate it 

French Country Cottage

We found this old silver chaffing dish at a garage sale a few years ago so I knew it would be perfect 

filled with some pink glass ball ornaments

Home Goods and Ross came through with this mercury vase and cool deer jewelry holder

You see my step dad is a hunter so we had to put a little Deer in the room :)

Master Bedroom makeover Details

The style Sisters Master Bedroom Makeover

The style Sisters Master Bedroom Makeover details

This scrumptious unbelievably soft throw was also from Ross

Grey Throw Master Bedroom Makeover The Style Sisters

Decorating its all in the details

We had fun putting this room together :)

What details do you think are important in a room?

Ruffle lamp shade makeover tutorial

Sunday, January 11, 2015

When I was pulling things together to decorate my mom's master bedroom that you can see here

 (if you missed that post)

 I wanted to find a pretty feminine "French" looking lamp so I went shopping :) 

Lamp Shade DIY Makeover Ruffles
Of course I didn't want to spend a ton of money (as usual) 

 I came across this silver mercury looking base at Target

 I knew this was it and for only $20 bucks too!

I tried on different lamp shades and I found this one with Grey stripes top and bottom but...

I thought it might look a bit too modern for mom's room

 I bought it anyway thinking I could add a little sumpin sumpin to it

Grey and White Lampshade Makeover Ruffles

Silver Mercury lamp base Target The Style Sisters

 I had some lightweight fabric left over from an Ikea curtain 

 I decided to make little flower ruffles to cover the lamp shade and make it more feminine

I cut a bunch of 2 - 2 1/2" circles


White ruffle tutorial lamp shade makeover DIY


I kind of folded the center of each circle and added a little hot glue to hold it together

Then added another little dab of hot glue and stuck it on the top silver stripe


 I hot glued a bunch of them right next to each other...over and over

Ruffle Lamp Shade Tutorial The Style Sisters

Once the top stripe was covered with RUFFLES...I decided that was a perfect amount and decided 

NOT to cover the whole lamp shade. 

Less is More

Ruffle Lamp Shade Makeover Tutorial

You can see this little cutie pa-tootie sitting on mom's newly chalk painted dresser

Ignore the checkerboard edged rug..it will be replaced soon :)


Ruffle Lamp Shade Makeover Tutorial

Its the little details that pull a room together don't you think?

Next up-  More on the little details :)