Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Those Little Things

I finally got around to doing some of those little things that I’ve been putting off for awhile.  I painted the legs of the little footstool in our living room black from the grey I had them previously.  Not sure why I went with grey to begin with, but it may have been because I had it on hand.  Here it is with the grey legs {old picture from our old house}.

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And after with the black.

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The mirror I had done in our master bedroom last year was on my mind all the time.  When I painted it Duck Egg I had touched on the details with Antique Gold Rub n Buff, but then the wax I did on top took some of the gold off.  I finally got out the Rub n Buff again and went over those details again, so now I can see the gold better.

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I found these two little busts at a garage sale a few weeks ago.  Originally I was going to put them in my booth, but since I’ve admired busts on other blogs I thought I’d see how they’d work in my living room. 

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For now I am enjoying them on our fireplace mantel, sitting on pillar candleholders.

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I am glad to finally check off those little projects that just kept getting put off.  And then I wonder why it took me so long!

 

27 comments:

Brittany Ruth said...

Ooh I love the mirrow and I love duck egg blue.
Also,I'm currently having a giveaway for a vintage inspired handmade clutch on my blog!

-Brittany Ruth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They all look wonderful. The little details do make such a difference and you always do a fantastic job with that. Hugs, Marty

Cat-arzyna said...

I love the combination duck egg blue with gold.
Your mirror looks wonderful !
Now the little footstool fits better to your white&black living room.
Well done!
Hugs

must love junk said...

Oh, everything looks so pretty! Love that little stool!
Susan

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

We always put off the little things...I'm the same way. I love the legs painted black on that little stool!

Cheryl Thornton said...

It's sometimes the little things that make the biggest impact in a room...congrats on checking a few off your to-do list!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love your projects and your mantle looks AWESOME!

Cynthia said...

The legs in black on that stool really made a great difference. I think the little projects get put off sometimes because for me, I usually think of them as a hassle and they really aren't.

Cynthia

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

All of your little updates look wonderful, Kathy. Now I'm kind of regretting selling the bust I found at a yard sale. Funny how we seem to come across some of the same things. :)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, your updates look great! I love the busts on your mantel and the small stool just pops now with the addition of painting the legs black. Duck Egg blue is one of my favorite colors; I love your mirror!

missy said...

Could be that you have so many other things to do..The stool looks a lot better black..Love the busts..

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Everything looks great, love those little busts!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Yes, it must feel so good to get those little projects out of the way...love them all and the busts look great on your mantel!

Createology said...

Your projects are lovely and really add to the elegance of your home decor. Blissful...

Debbiedoos said...

I am all about the little things Kathy! Love these projects, nice job.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Doesn't it feel good to get those little projects out of the way? My list is a mile long! Love those busts. my mom use to have them so they remind me of growing up!

Art and Sand said...

I love those little busts. Now I have something to add to my list of things I must keep an eye out for.

Jessica Allen said...

it's a great article, i love the pictures. Thanks for sharing this bookmarking your website as we speak lol xx
from: CUT IT OUT wall stickers

Denise Duffy said...

It is rewarding to mark a few things off your to do list, isn't it? I don't think my list has an end! I love the way your mantel looks!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The little footstool looks ten times better with black legs. It's amazing how changing a little detail can make all the difference. Love those little busts!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Your mantel looks fantastic Kathy! I love those little busts on the black pillars! And the stool looks better with black....good choice!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Gosh your mirror is stunning! I love it!! And the footstool is so charming...both winners. Good going Kathy!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
That little stool is super cute and like what you did to the mirror.

Blessings,
Linda

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Sometimes it is "just the little things" that make us feel so much better to have accomplished! It's amazing how those can add up and when you check them off your list...such a nice feeling!

Olive said...

Hi Kathy, I love the French children busts on the mantle. I would keep them for as long as they make you happy. I always enjoy the contrast of black and white. xo, olive

Debra Oliver said...

love that amazing mirror, and yes, it's those little details that bring a room together!

lynn said...

love your mirror and stool, kathy! i have that "jardin" print, too--love it! happy weekend!

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