Thursday, February 11, 2010

Words to Live by

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

Love the people who treat you right.

Forget about the ones who don't.

Believe everything happens for a reason.

If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.

If it changes your life, let it.

Nobody said life would be easy.

They just promised it would be worth it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Home Staging

A dear customer of Flutterby is selling her home and she asked if i would stage her home prior to her realtor taking photos.
This home has so much character, and Mary has a great eye...that this was an easy project to accomplish!

All the curtains are made from 9x12 painters cloths available at Lowes (around $20 ea.) and cut in half.  My friend MaryJo, who is the sewing wizard, made all of the panels and also the slip covered furniture in the office/library.

Mary and Del (we should all wish we had husbands like him) gave the kitchen such a simple face-lift just by painting everything (cabinets included), new hardware, new laminate on counter tops and subway tile backsplash from a left-over bathroom project.  I believe they spent less than $500 and the transformation is incredible!
The only decorative items (other than fabric) that were purchased, were a pair of buffet lamps for the dining room at a cost of $69.00.  Everything i used was already there...including branches and hydrangea from Marys yard.
Simple idea's that cost very little....
Covered a lamp base with left-over burlap.
Spray painted a lamp base white that was green.
Painted and glazed a 1980's coffee table (in the living room).
Hope you enjoyed the tour.