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Thursday, February 19, 2009

A teeny, tiny make-over aka FLUFFING..

AT THE LAST MINUTE, I HAVE LINKED THIS POST WITH THE NESTER....
She is having room make-overs, little tiny ones that only take a few minutes....Be sure to
go over and see all the CUTENESS today.....
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I MADE A BOO-BOO and posted THREE times today......!!!!!


PLEASE SEE MY TABLESCAPE THURSDAY POSTING FOLLOWING THIS ONE....
GOOD GRIEF !!!
SEE SHEILA, YOU AREN'T THE ONLY ONE THAT GETS CONFUSED ! ;o) !!
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NAAAAWH......Not THIS kind of make-over....altho I sure could USE one of these !!
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I've been moving things around....
changing things up....
doing a little FLUFFING and doing little mini MAKE-OVERS...
(especially when I need a break from THE WALL PAPER BORDER FROM you know where!!)
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One of the things I LOVE to change is my
FRENCH COUNTRY ROOSTER CHEST..
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* THIS is how it has looked for several months...
well, other than at THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS....
this is a perfect spot to decorate for the different holidays..
it's "out of the way" so the decos don't interfere with every day living...
and I enjoy using some of my MACKENZIE-CHILDS in this spot....
but.....you know how you get tired of the same thing...
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SOOOO, it was time for a little make-over...
I absolutely LOVE my little PLATE RACK and just never thought to use it here...
wonder why ?
How does it look with my white PIER ONE plates...
and all the other things on here ?
LOOK OK ? "a little too much", you say ? I know...I KNOW...
I can't help it...I like lots of STUFFS !! ;o)
ooo, and see that fabulous, wooden ROOSTER there...
GoodWill, $1.00....what a deal for some CUTENESS....
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MYSELF ?
I really, REALLY like the look.....
but, maybe it is the CHANGE I like the best !
I LOVE CHANGES THAT JUST TAKE 10 MINUTES, don't you ?
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I remembered these ROOSTER salt and pepper shakers that I thought
would look cute here, too...almost have a French barnyard look going on with the
roosters, chickens and bunny rabbit...
oooo, and RHONDI....
fabulous fake geraniums....*hugh smile here
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these little cuties were given to me, with their matching platter, by my
sweetest daughter*in*law, KATHY....
I sure have loved them !!
Thanks again, Kathy girl.....
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happy day and have a little make-over somewhere in your cottage....
and don't forget to look at all the other wonderful, 10 minute make=overs....
you'll just LOVE it...

XO bj

46 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I absolutely love the entire thing.
Every bit of it...the darling little bunny lamp..the plate holder, just the entire thing. And the cabinet itself...sigh..
I LOVE sitting things on books so of course that caught my eye. NEVER too much..sorry..I am with you on that. I love pretties to look at. It's like a little adventure. Once my daughter came to visit me..and was telling me a story about something. She kept glancing here and glancing there and finally she threw up her hands and said "MOM...it is so hard to talk to you with so many goodies to look at!!" Now she is just like me.
Also..your blog looks great. :) Goodness...you REALLY did some plumping today!! :) WONDERFUL!!
Hugs,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

um...I mean "fluffing".. :)

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

We're moving this house this weekend.....
Think you could fly out and help us with a little decorating?
Everything looks FANTASTIC :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Smilingsal said...

I love that bunny lamp, and the final picture with the salt & pepper shakers is the assortment that I like best.

Now as for fluffing... since I am a fluffy person, I don't fluff too much of my stuff!

Chris said...

GM BJ, well that scene is pretty enough for a magazine. And girl, that plate rack is to die for. Where did you get that? I have been looking for one and I can't find anything. I really love what you did here.

LOve Ya,
Chris

Stacey said...

BJ, I love it!! Your piece of furniture is so adorable and since it's front and center,changing it out makes perfect sense. I wish you were to help me with my kitchen!

Go over and sign up for the Nester's linky...10 minute makeovers today.

squawmama said...

Morning BJ... That's ok I loved all your Thursday posts... Love what you did on your Rooster chest... Very Good Housekeeping worthy... It looks great! Nothing like fluffing what you have to give it a new look...Have a fun filled day...Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Shelia said...

I love the change, BJness! That plate holder is to die for and you know me and the roosters, love em!
I have a problem on my blog! Everything is there except my posts! Has this ever happened to you! Waaa!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :(

The Nester said...

Well, look at you and your mad skilz!

I am impressed and I even caught a glimps or what ever that word is, of your lovely kitchen!

Bo said...

BJ...your French Country Rooster Chest is the most wonderful piece of furniture! I think it must be the most fun thing to own and decorate with any & all of your cute goodies...What a deal on the $1 Goodwill rooster...he belongs at your house! ;-) Bo

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I love your Rooster cabinet. Looks just fine to me! I'm liking roosters lately....but what to do with all of my chefs. Hmmm! Love your Mackenzie Childs and I am jealous of your teapot! ;0)

Sweetie said...

BJ - You are giving me some ideas for change. Your French Country Rooster chest in itself is lovely. The changes that you made are fantastic. I have a small side board that is so boring - maybe with some hints I can manage a small makeover. I have a meeting in the big city of Harrisburg today. When I get home I am checking out the Nester.
Hugs,
Sweeter

Neabear said...

I love this. Your rooster cabinet is so cute. Great place to do those quick changes as your heart desires! Thanks for sharing.

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi BJ!!!
What an adorable post! How ironic that I just did a post on CHECKS... Our favorite decorating tool! I love to fluff and have actually had a few 10 minute makeovers myself. Things are a changing over here at Whispering Oaks, and I will post pictures soon..
Hope all has been well with you, dear sweet BJ!
xxxooo Holly

june@craftyniche said...

Oh your tablescape looks great!

Gollum said...

BJ, this is beautiful. Love your MacKenzie Childs!! I love the idea of a quick fluffing. (That's how I clean the fridge--one shelf at a time, or it would overwhelm me, lol).
Can't wait to see you at Foodie Friday, dear lady!
Hugs,
Gollum

Brenda said...

I love it girl. I really need that rooster cabinet so bad. Isn't that what friends are for? hehe

Raggedy Girl said...

I love your do-over and I really love roosters and it made me think...do I have any?? The whole look is really charming.

Roberta Anne

Twice as Nice said...

I hate clutter although I seem to drown in it sometimes, so believe me when I say it isn't too much. Remember how you fretted over the accessories on that one table? Well looky what you did here in just 10 minutes and love it. Now that's what I'm talkin' about:0)

Rachel said...

Very Nice!

DEB said...

I love your rooster cabinet, its adorable. The plate rack on top is perfect! The whole makeover looks great!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your 10 minute makeover~! There is not one thing I would do different. Very country French and definately my cup of tea!
xo
Penny

Tricia Anne said...

Very nice! I especially like your bunny lamp on the books. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Your cabinet display is fabulous! Love everything there. Do like me, and change every time you dust. That's my post for today. I love all of your accessories, never too much!
~Misti

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ,

I love what you did in 10 minutes (what a fabulous idea~that is my attention span!). The plate rack is very nice and I would have never guessed Pier I plates! I too am starting to bring out the fake plants since we now have inspiration from Rhondi!!

xoxo
Jane

Happy To Be said...

Good grief girl I am going to wear my fingers out typing here today..another great post and I really like the FRENCH thingy look you got going on there..great thanks for sharing fun stuff..now I better go and get to dusting my stuff...have you have a safe and blessed day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chrissy said...

LOVE this post bj...mini make-overs are my favorite thing!!! Your house just exudes warmth and charm, and thats not an easy thing to achieve!! Take care,Chrissy

Tootsie said...

I love it! looks fantastic and it didn't take but a bit of time!

JyLnC said...

What a great piece of furniture and I love the plate rack. It looks wonderful.

tardevil said...

I love all of your changes & before's too! That rabbit lamp is too sweet! I wasn't a rooster person until I started blogging, but I have to say, I like ALL of yours. That $1 would have probably been $5 at my GW! Wish they had deals like ya'll get in TX! LOL!

Holly said...

Oh, I like it a lot! I'm partial to roosters.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

salmagundi said...

I need to do some fluffing!! I loved your plate rack there - everything looks so charming and welcoming. Sally

Anonymous said...

Love your post today! I like the look with the wooden rooster best I think, but the other one is sooo cute as well. Ooooh I don't know which one I like best! Anyway, you can't go wrong with either one. You just ooze with talent, girl!
Love you!
Martha

Sherri S said...

LOVE that plate stand! You did a great job. The colors are so neat.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I like the new arrangement! I especially like your roosters, both kinds!

Little makeovers like this just freshen things up!

Kady

jenjen said...

Lovely transformation! The roosters are so cute. That plate rack is wonderful!

Jen

Rosie's Whimsy said...

That looks great BJ! I love that chest ( I say that every time! HA) and, I liked the before and after pictures. You do a great job. I'm very inspired to do some 10 minute fluffing :-)

Jodi said...

love that little spot...looks like tons of fun to play with! especially love the planter with ivy on the wall!

nikkicrumpet said...

I swear there has never been a bad version of that rooster chest....everytime I've seen it..it always looks fantastic!

imjacobsmom said...

I love the whole sha-bang! I adore your roosters -all of'em, and I spotted that bunny lamp right off the bat. What a great transformation! ~ Robyn

koehmstedt said...

Love the re-do... very country chic. The bunny lamp is my favorite!

Adrienne said...

Good morning, BJ - I love your makeover. But I love your decorating! Wish you were here to help me today - I need to makeover a few things. One project will be my focus but it may be a week or two before it's made over and ready to share. That will keep you guessing! ~Adrienne~

Kathleen Grace said...

I love that rooster chest and all your pretty roosters and hens! Have a happy weekend my friend:>)

honeysuckle said...

You did a great job of decorating that wonderful chest! I love the large basket of greenery especially. The roosters and rabbit lamp are great. I must look around and see if I don't have a couple of roosters and put them to use too. Thanks for the idea! You seem like a wonderful, fun person.

Carol Kennon said...

Love the roosters. Nice job. Made me want to go out and buy some roosters to put in my kitchen, but I have way too many chefs to change now. Too bad roosters and chefs don't go together. Or do they???

Beautiful job!

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

The plate rack and the bunny lamp (!!) are just great!! My goodness, wherever did you find that precious lamp??
Your home looks so inviting!