Friday, May 18, 2012

What I got at The Depot....

I am having the worst time trying to get back into blogging.  Maybe it's the beautiful weather or all that's going on in my life right's a difficult balance at time, but I'm workin on it.

I promised to show you what I bought while shopping at The Depot, so here goes....

I could not resist this burlap sack.  It made the cutest pillow.  I just inserted an inexpensive pillow form and secured the end with ribbons...

 Borrowed this photo from Dianne at Miss Minnie's.  Thank you Dianne.

Here's a shot of my booth, taken with my iPhone, so it's not so great.
I bought the huge window shelf in the background,
the lavender bundles, which sold the day I took them in.
Also, the locker basket, and the double compartment wooden box from a mill.

Here's a closeup of the box.  It's really shabbilicious.
See the metal embellishments on the front.  This box must have been used to store them.

This was just a very plain wooden mirror.  My sister and I decided to paint them with chalk paint, add burlap ribbon bows and
a blingy button.  I love it!

These frames were just ordinary plain wood, so I gave them some chalk paint in some pretty blue and green colors.

I bought this sweet kitty print for myself.  The frame was gold so I gave it some soft white paint and shabbied it up.
Just look at these sweet kitties...

There is a lot more to show you, but you'll have to wait.
I'm going to give myself a little weekend break and maybe head to the beach for some chilllaxin.
Maybe then I'll return in a better blogging mood.

So don't be "out-of-it" like me.  Get out there and create, make, sew, photograph, write, junk, yard sail, bake, cook and find something wonderful and share it with us.



Shabby chic Sandy said...

Hi Sissie--Sorry you are feeling "out of it" as far as blogging"ll get back in the blogging mood I'm sure. Love that burlap bow with the blingy button. That button is one of my favorites. I always use a JoAnns coupon to get those anytime I am going by JoAnns! Also love your new kitty print. We are get a "real" cat (as my husband calls it) as soon as it is old enough to be away from its Mom. It will be so fun to have a kitten again since our 2 cats are so old..and one of them is a persian which makes him extra lazy. Anyway--I have been attracted to cat graphics lately because of our upcoming family member.

Have a great time at the beach! that sounds great. I need to plan some beach time:) --Sandy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Remember the Spring Fever that would hit when you were in school, Sissie? I bet it's something like that. Definitely, go to the beach and get refreshed. Love the pillow and I love the frame you did with the burlap bow and bling.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Have a great weekend Sissie! It should be beautiful here in Philly too:@)

Ozma of odds said...

...hello lovely Sissie!
i sooo get where you are coming from with blogging at the moment.
but oh! what lovely things you are sharing with us:)
i adore the chandie your sis is holding in the previous post!!

dip your toes in that beautiful sea for me...
xo, Rosemary

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, wish I could get to the beach! Too cold for that just yet, but soon. I'm just dying to sink my tooties in the sand!
Love that burlap bow with the bling on it! Love the frames too. You did well shopping with your sistah! Have a lovely weekend at the shore and we'll you when you get back!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your booth looks amazing. Love everything. Have fun. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

Sissy, you can make anything pretty, even a simple little frame with your touch turns into something special. I really like your faded burlap pillow cover... it's a good one, and the kitty print is precious. Aren't you lucky to be so close to the beach that you can just hop on over there and chill!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie I love that pillow and those frames you and your sister made over are so pretty, I love them!!

myric andreasen said...

That mirror turned out so cute with that burlap bow.
I had the same problem keeping-up with my blogging. Been kinda busy lately too.

I would love for you to link your pretty stuff at the linky party I am having right now :), Hope to see you there!


Theresa said...

OHHHH I have been out of it too Sissie. So much to do and so little time these days, so when it comes right down to it we have decide what is most important, makes us happy and fits in our schedule. Tonight is the first time in way too long that I have been able to play catch up and visit a few of my favorite blogs! I love your new pillow! Enjoy your weekend! t.xoxoo

Ruffles n Raspberries said...

love the pics of your booth!! You really scored with the feed sack.. its aweome!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Love your booth...
Blessings Lori

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Summer is the hardest time of the year to blog for me. I just HATE being indoors! I hope I'm better at it this summer, but I doubt it! (*_*) Your booth looks wonderful! ~Stacy~

NanaDiana said...

I think everybody has those times...when we FEEL like we should do SOMETHING...but that something just isn't calling our name. Happens to me too...usually with sewing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sissie. It is fun to see your booth and I can't wait to see more-xo Diana

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Silly me the whole time I was reading this I was thinking gosh I have never found anything so pretty at our Home Depot. hahaha
This ole granny is slow catching on sometimes.
I too am having trouble with blogging. Writing and visiting here lately has been a big challenge. I guess we are just so busy.
Your booth looks wonderful
Hope your well and that you have a wonderful weekend

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous finds Sissie! I love the colors you painted the frames. The burlap pillow is so pretty!

Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment.

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie, You enjoy your time on the lucky one-(it is so very cold here )
and you spend time relaxing and filling up.
Love yout booth as alwayes, and your wonderful pillows.

Take care dear,-hugs and love,Dorthe

Okio B Designs said...

Your booth is just dreamy! And I love your newest pillow. I agree, it's the weather. When it's gorgeous out, who wants to sit in front of a computer all day????


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie your booth always looks great! I love to see your treasures. I feel a little out of it with blogging myself but hope to get back to it next week! Hugs, Linda

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Loved reading about you and your sister's junkin' finds Sissy! I LOVE that kitty print ~ adorable! Most of all I love this word: "shabbilicious" I'm sooo using that :) Have a great weekend Sissy!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I'm a big fan of the shaby style too and you do it so well. I just loved browsing through your photos, you've got a real knack!

Janae said...

Wow you sure found some great items! The picture of the kittens is just adorable!

Debbie said...

Maybe it's the summer-like weather.
I want to be outside working in the gardens, and not inside sitting in front of the computer as much.
After working all day, I like going outside to enjoy the fresh air.
It's okay to take a blogging break, Sissie. We'll all be here when you get back.
Enjoy some sunshine, girl!
Luv ya.

Vicki said...

Oh, my goodness, Sissie, you certainly have that "magic touch". I love everything you have created, everything just perfect. I love the idea of the burlap bow and some bling on that mirror. I am also in love with that sweet kitties print!!! Enjoy your weekend, dear friend~Sending love to you~Vicki

Rebecca said...

Love your finds Miss S.. Love your WIRED UP post, too!

Wanna know something? I'm strugglin' with blogging right now. I'm almost at my 900 post and I'm wondering WHaT ELsE I have to say!????

Love visiting you!


Dollar Store Items said...

How do you manage an interesting blog like this? I really enjoyed this one. You've got an amazing blog. More power to you:-)

Cohen said...

Dear Sissie, You enjoy your time on the lucky one-(it is so very cold here ) and you spend time relaxing and filling up. Love yout booth as alwayes, and your wonderful pillows. Take care dear,-hugs and love,Dorthe

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