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Thursday, October 7, 2010

NUMBERS....(repost to add link)

 I hope you've scheduled a mammogram soon...
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 My thrifted olden book shelf...$10.00
painted the best french black...
$189.00 from CSN STORES and looks to be a very nice piece...
that price includes all the baskets..
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 But, when I began to see numbers on everything,
I WANTED SOME !
 I'm about to pitch a hissy fit for some pillows with numbers...big
numbers....


I had these vinyl numbers left from my CANISTER set project...
and altho they seem a little too large, I'm going to live with them for a few days
before I change to the smaller numbers...
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I had tried stencils on baskets before and they looked terrible.....
SOOO, using tags  is perfect because when POTTERY BARN says this fad is done,
I can just take the tags off...:))
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I AM LOVIN' THESE....
MR. SWEET rolled his eyes so far back in his head when he saw these that I wondered if he would ever
be able to see again.....
LOL
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I am linking with

42 comments:

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Yep, you've got a winner! I love the tags with numbers. May I please "borrow" that idea? I'm hosting a baby shower soon (yes, a friend of mine, in her 40s, had a blessed surprise)and think I could use that idea as a theme. Baby #3....

LV said...

I like your ideas. Men just have a different eye for things than we do. You are probably the only that uses this, so do it for yourself.

Marydon said...

At least your hubby NOTICED you did something ... mine never does ...
Love what you are doing.

Have a beautiful weekend, my friend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving the numbers! I just brought a ladderback chair home from my booth that I painted white and am going to put numbers on the back!!

Life on the Edge said...

Even though the shelves from CSN stores are extra pretty, I like yours much better! I do like the number tags on them too. What a cute trend!

I just did my product review for CSN today. Gosh, I do love that store! Come see my pretty that I got delivered! Can't wait to see what you get.

Kady
Life on the Edge

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I always have a yearly mammogram. And I just had the 6 months check, on the breast where "something looked funny" in the spring. And lots of testing showed, that it was ok.

Since our daughter is a breast cancer survivor, we are well aware of this whole topic. Too well aware, you might say.

Hmmmmmmmmm... I'm the first one to answer your first question. Interesting. Hope I'm not the last one. It's very important. Thank you for reminding people.

Gentle hugs...

Carol said...

BJ,
Looks great!
Poor Mr. Sweet. Hope his eyes have rolled back to their normal, functioning position!

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

The number tags look great! And you are right, with the tags you can remove them when you no longer want numbers.
Hugs,
Penny

p.s. do you leave anywhere near College Station?

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ohhhh BJ I hope you find your pillows soon :) I love those numbers too....I could use them in every room if I could get away with it..ha! Happy day to you~

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the tags on the baskets BJ, and I think it's a great idea to be able to take them off when the fad is done. You get the fun now without ruining the baskets!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the reminder on the mammograms...we should all have the button on our blogs.

The tags look great on your baskets. What a great idea. I laughed about Pottery Barn letting us know when the fad is over...I think they get their ideas from us! ;-D

XO,
Janie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Wonderful makeover! So french, fresh and upscale. And I love the basket idea with all the number tags.
Perfection!
Yvonne

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi BJ,
Your book shelf turned out GREAT! and what a find....I never find things like that, you know the story a day late and a dollar short, yep that's me LOL:)
I'm liking the number thing too.. Gary's face resembles your MR. Sweet's every time I change something around...LOL..Men (got to love em)
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

PEA said...

Men will NEVER understand us women and how we think! hehe I just love the numbers everywhere...I didn't even know they were in style right now, I really need to get with it!!! I just love the tags you used on your baskets, I don't think they're too big at all. xoxo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, I think they are cute, BJ! Love your numbers. I like numbers AND letters. So I understand. Husbands never do. LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Terri said...

I love the numbers. And these days, I have to have my cheaters on to see anything!

Chic Creations said...

The bookcase is darling. Love it. You have wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Love your tags with numbers, BJ! Your baskets and your shelving unit are fabulous. I think you are an EXCELLENT decorator, BJ. Have a great wknd!
Blessings, Beth

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I love it, BJ!
That was a very clever and thrifty idea you came up with. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Debbie said...

Hi BJ this is an awesome project..I did some number projects over the summer. They are fun, and are versatile! Hey I will NOT be having the party this week, going away. However, save this for next week and you can link it up then:) Thanks so much BJ!!~

Sarah said...

BJ, this looks terrific. You come up with the best ideas.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Nice work! You did great.

pam said...

"when POTTERY BARN says this fad is done" LOL...and I can just picture your hubby's eye rolling...we all know it. I didn't even know about the numbers being in so thanks...I would hate to be uninformed....to have missed the fun. Your $10 shelf find is GREAT...much better to personalize your home than looking like a clone of a store.

Beverly said...

BJ, you always make me smile. I love you, I love you. Let me count the ways. Ah, my love is endless.

Your numbers look fab. Mr. Sweet can consider the numbers as digits of love, and we all know he adores you.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear lady.

Patti said...

This looks fabulous...MEN just don't get it!

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! You're fantastic! I love your olden shelf with the baskets and the numbers look wonderful! You're great!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Alicia said...

i LOVE the number thing goin on right now! your shelf looks great!! love it...and 10 bucks?? holy cow!!

Shelia said...

Oh, BJ! I'm just thrilled you would want to feature a picture from my house on your sidebar! Thank you so much!!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

BINGO! You are always right there with the latest trends! I love your black piece, perfect. The numbers are popular this year.

Deanna said...

I hope Mr. Sweet's eyes rolled back into place...lol! I love the number decor and I'd never seen it before. It's charming. I like your baskets much better than the CSN ones.

Mammogram checked up noted. Calling for appt.

You're the best,
Deanna :D

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Loving what you did ~ Numbers are so Big, I hope they stay around, I just Love them..... Thanks for Sharing your Creation & Ideas
Cheryl

Manuela@TPOH said...

I love numbers and letters on things! Those tags look great and very easy to change when you get tired of numbers.

Manuela

xinex said...

What a clever idea, BJ. It's beautiful!...Christine

Pam said...

I like the idea of the numbers being temporary. I made some pillows with numbers for my porch rockers recently and my husband doesn't "get" why the numbers are there. I had to show him the PB photos and he's still scratching is head about them.

gena said...

Love it ! I think it's hilarious how PB has become the "decorating be all/end all"... I find myself pouring over the catalogs as if they were magazines - lol !

thanks for sharing,
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

From the Kitchen said...

You are a hoot with your number fetish! In fact, it is wearing off on me. Today I was at Target and saw some white apothocary-type containers with numbers; however, they all had the no. 1 on them. You might want to check that out--but, don't have a hissy fit if your Target doesn't have them. Do have a good weekend though.

Best,
Bonnie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

AWWWWWW, BJ! Thank you for letting my BOO Table visit your sidebar! You are a darling!
xo Yvonne

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hey you darling sweet thing!

I love them... even if Mr Sweet rolled his eyes...(and what man hasnt?) :) I used to say about my guys... "ok...you just rolled your eyes so far back into your head you saw yourself THINKING!"

I am a number lover! thats cuz I am so right brained i LIMP -- and numbers always befuddle me.


thanks for sharing your beauty...
i adore you and your blog.

claudia

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love it! Tell your hubby to unroll those eyes....that it is a winner!!

Terrell said...

Oh this is just a beautiful piece!!! You have such elegant and creative taste! I'm so excited to be your newest follower and I would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to add your fun finds at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs and all the best,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi BJ, sorry it's taken me so long to get here, but I love what you've done with this great piece and love the numbered tags. Great job!!! (The black paint is really cool!) Thanks for linking up with VIF!
xo,
Debra

Holly said...

I love numbers. I love tags. You have some fabulous things in this post. I want some of those pillows too!