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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

CHANGES.....


TOP OF THE MORNING TO EVERYONE

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I just love how everyone is adding either paper or fabric to the backs of their
hutch, cabinet, secretary.....
The above fabulous hutch belongs to


and didn't she do a wonderful job on it!
I am crazy about adding the chicken wire...and the
fabric to the back.
Oh, and having the BLACK AND WHITE plates in there doesn't hurt, either ! ;O)
Here is ROSIE'S beautiful RED hutch with the prettiest paper...
AHHH, ROSIE, you are a girl after my own heart...
We both LOVE red !
You did such a fine job on this and made it such a
SHOWPIECE !


and....
this beauty belongs to
RUE
I didn't think you could make this piece any prettier, Rue....
but YOU DID IT, GIRL ...
it is just BEAUTIFUL

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I KNOW there's a LOT more redoes like these...
I've seen several more in BlogLand but I can't remember WHERE...
(remember...I'm old)
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You don't HAVE to have a secretary, hutch or cabinet, as such, to make a pretty change....

I wanted to show you that you can do FUN things to an
ORDINARY WALL SHELF
if you'd like....
(a great way to add desired color or texture to your room )

I just painted this little shelf BLACK (what else!!)
($2.00 at a garage sale)
Added some rusty, pretty brackets,
covered a piece of cardboard, cut to fit,
in a pretty BLACK AND WHITE TOILE .......

and hot glued it to the back of the shelf......
The fabric just added another layer to the overall look...
and shows off my collection of thrifted
WHITE IRONSTONE SUGAR BOWLS.


SPEAKING OF WHITE IRONSTONE....

I, too, wanted something different for my
antique hutch...
and had this red fabric on hand.
I just tacked it to the back for easy removal...
(did you notice we ALL used RED ?)

I dearly LOVE the look of the
WHITE IRONSTONE
against the red of the fabric....

(A lot of you have seen this hutch before)

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CHANGES are just a way to infuse variety, fun, freshness and love into
our lives and homes.
Just the tinest change in a room can seem to make it come alive...glow with a freshness that makes you wonder, "Why didn't I try it this way before?"
Just this morning, I moved a lamp in my living room to another spot...
it just seemed to make that end of the room look MUCH better....
I love changing things in my rooms and, most of the time, I like changes
in my life.....

AHHHHHHH.......


AIN'T LIFE JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES !!

30 comments:

Beverly said...

BJ, the changes you made look fantastic. You are such an inspiration to all of us.

Have a wonderful day.

Adrienne said...

Great idea! I love the changes you made. Thanks for sharing them with us. ~Adrienne~

Rue said...

Good morning Bj :)

I was clicking on my commenters to visit them and bam! There was your sweet name telling me that you had posted my hutch :) Thank you so much sweet Bj!! It really does liven up the look of the piece you use it in and it's great that you can change it for a whole new look :) You have have given me some new ideas too!

Oh! and great bathroom diva pics ;)

hugs and love,
rue

Amelia said...

The shelf with the black/white fabric in back you created made a perfect spot to highlight your collection. Just tell people you are getting smarter in your "old" age...

Have a great week.

Counting Your Blessings said...

It's so true, isn't it?! The littlest change can make things prettier, make life easier... My in-laws bought me new pots & pans for my birthday and I can't believe how much more I enjoy cooking now! Not a decorating example but it reminded me that little things can have a huge impact. Blessings... Polly

Kathleen Grace said...

I have been meaning to do this to some of my hutches, you have totally reinspired me BJ! I've got to do this!

Twice as Nice said...

Yes sometimes change is a good thing. I remember your hutch from RMS and I'm thinking you added the material before you started blogging and found out paper, material, etc. in your hutch was all the rage. Could you have started the trend with out realizing it? Love the shelf idea too.

Mad Red Hare said...

I want to "change" a hutch or cabinet, I just can't decide which one. I love the "changes" you have made, so cute.

Shelia said...

Good morning, Ms. Bathroom of Divaness BJ! You were the absolute most beautiful one shining and snapping away! I'm so proud of you! Oh, I just love these redos and want to do something too! That red in the back really shows off your beautiful white ware! You're making me want to DO stuff! You're the absolute greatest!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle said...

Great job on the shelf.. thanks for the inspirational photos.

Michelle

nikkicrumpet said...

OHHH I love the idea of adding a back and fabric to an open shelf...AREN'T YOU JUST THE CLEVER ONE!! It takes it from feeling a bit spindly and insubstantial into something with dramatic impact. I'm so stealing this idea! I hope you have a TREMENDOUS TUESDAY!

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely work you're displaying..I never thought about adding material to the back of my china cabinet....now there's a thought I'm going to consider...strongly! Do you mind if I say "GO JOHN!"
hugs
Sandi

Wendy said...

I love your cabinet it is gorgeous!!! The red against the white just makes everything pop!! Great job on the black shelf with the toile background!! Hope you have a great day!~Wendy

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love your ideas!!
Diane

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Good Morning BJ!
Thank you for including my hutch in your pretty post! I love what you did to the shelf. I would have never though to do that! You and I have such similar tastes it is scary :-)
Hugs,
Penny

salmagundi said...

Love the changes - especially that red fabric. Can't have too much red!!! Sally

Mary / Mariah said...

Wow they all look so pretty . I should do some thing to mine . Some thing that looks good with blue . Love it . Thanks for stoping by . Mary

Barb said...

Bj,

I love the changes you have made. I really enjoyed seeing the changes others have made as well.

Have a great day you bathroom diva.

salmagundi said...

Stop by my blog; I have an award for you if you care to accept it. Sally

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BJ , your toile shelf looks fantastic ! What a good ideal . I hadn't seen your cabinet before and I love it with the red background .

Mary / Mariah said...

Thanks for shareing with us your fun Blog ,
Please stop by and pick up Your Aword .
Mary

PEA said...

Isn't it unbelievable how just putting a new background inside a hutch or behind a shelfing unit can make such a difference!! Now I want to go do something for my own hutch! lol Love what you did for your shelf and hutch, it looks fabulous!! xoxo

Mary / Mariah said...

Thanks Your so sweet , I would be fun to see you and do lots of fun things , I love shoping and yard sales . I've been seeing a lot of my old school friends . We plan a big get together on the 5th of Sep. So much fun . Have a good night . Mary

Brenda said...

Those are all so pretty. I love the $2.00 shelf. You go girl.

Cottage Rose said...

BJ; I love your two dollar shelf, it looks like a 100 bucks. And your hutch is so beautiful, the color just pops. I love all the hutches. I have one but the back is one long mirror. Maybe I can staple the fabric to the back and cover the staples with trim. What do you think of that??? Have a great week

Hugs;
Alaura

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That's really lovely! I love the red fabric behind the white ironstone. It really shows it off! I also love seeing what others have done with their hutches and cabinets.

Kady

Mary / Mariah said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my deck , We're enjoying it so much . Mary

Nancy said...

Hi BJ, Love the red with the white ironstone! I need to do that...one day...glad your walking again...one step at a time! Blessings, Nancy

Meggie said...

Love your white stoneware sugar bowls!

Daisy Cottage said...

(((BJ)))))
I love your cabinet - I love all that you do - I love YOU!!!
I just caught up with you today and so enjoyed my visit. Except now I am really craving chocolate cake!! ;-)

xo,
Kim