Monday, July 28, 2014

My Planters are "Blooming" with Milk Glass...


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You might already know that I do NOT have a "green thumb"!!  But I really LOVE junky planters and annuals.  About this time of year my plants trend to look a little sad :(

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bed Springs to Chandelier Shades...junky details...




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Yet another "simple idea"...
A while back a Facebook follower posted a picture of her chandelier on my page and asked if I had any ideas for shades.  I immediately thought of springs...and it's been in my head ever since :)
Chipping with Charm:  Springs for Chandelier "Shades"...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
I decided to try it on my dining room fixture.
What do you think?
Chipping with Charm:  Springs for Chandelier "Shades"...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
All lit up.
I decided to add some vintage crystals too...just for fun.
Chipping with Charm: Flower Basket to Chippy Light Fixture...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I think it "coordinates" with my...
CHIPPY ENTRY LIGHT
Sharing this at...
Beyond the Picket Fence for Under $100 Link Party
Funky Junk Interiors for Sat Nite Special
Knick of Time Tuesday
Show and Share at Coastal Charm

We have been busy with Vacation Bible School this week.  
Today during the lesson today I asked if anyone knew what a "Disciple" was...and one little boy said "It's when you take old stuff and make it into something new". So cute...I guess recycle does rhyme with disciple :)
I still remember my awesome weeks of VBS as a kid.  I hope these little people feel the same way when they are 40+!!

Chat soon,

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Easiest Ball Jar Solar Lights EVER...

Chipping with Charm: Ball Jar Solar Lights...http://chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
These are so simple and silly...I almost didn't post about them.  But then I realized that most of my ideas a like that.  And, they make me happy.  What if they make you happy too?  
I'd hate for anyone to miss out on a little "happy" :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Repurposed Vase Ladies...


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Meet "The Girls"...
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I found a couple of cracked vases at garage sales recently.  I decided they might be finished being "useful"...but they weren't done being "pretty".
Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Flipped upside down they looked a like a skirt and a couple of arms to me.  How about you?
Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Add a clock for a head...

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 ...and some jewels, of course.
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 What do you think?  Do you see "her"?
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 I'm pretty sure my inspiration for these lovely ladies came from these little sugar bowl cuties by Betsy of MY SALVAGED TREASURES.
Don't you love them?
Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
For now they are enjoying their new home on top of the hutch in my Great Room.  They might make their way to our booth...soon :)
Chat soon,
 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Fairy Garden in a Tote...Centerpiece


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We've been enjoying all of the fun fairy gardens out there.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 So I decided it would be fun to put a quick one together for a centerpiece.  I used all things I had on hand...
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 This chippy wood tote only looks old.  I bought it at Home Goods a couple of years ago.  I still love it.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I had a couple of different kinds of moss left over from other projects.  I used both for fun texture.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
These glass insulators looked like mushrooms to me.  I put some crumpled book pages inside.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Can you see my little junky fairy in there?
Chipping with Charm: Junky Fairy...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Chipping with Charm: Junky Fairy...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Just some random bits and pieces glued and tied together.
Chipping with Charm: Junky Fairy...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Her "house" is just a Ball jar with an enamel lid on top.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
The plates were just tucked in for "flowers".
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
I love how it looks out on my rustic PALLET PERCH...
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 ...BUT, this is definitely an indoor centerpiece.  I plan to put it on my dining room table...as soon as I finish up a couple more projects that are taking up that space :)
Sharing this at...
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Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Knick of Time Tuesday 

My kids say they are "happy/sad" about the last day of school today.  I know just what they mean.  I remember that feeling, don't you?  Excited for long sunny days without homework...but sad to say goodbye to their teachers and friends.  It's been a great year! 

Happy Summer,
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The SUN is FINALLY Shining...what we've been up to...


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Well, the sun is finally shining here in MN...and on my DOLLHOUSE SHELF. 
Someone on HOMETALK called it a "Time Share"...love it :)

Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 And I stopped "begging" for sun in my Spring...turned SUMMER MANTEL.
We've been busy here.  
And if you follow me on INSTAGRAM, you might know that...
Chipping with Charm: #Shelfieaday for May...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I've been having fun posting a #shelfieaday in May with some other blogging friends.
Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 The lilacs are blooming...
Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 ...and so are the dandelions.
Chipping with Charm: Nesting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 We've been "bird watching".
In addition to many other wonderful things that Spring has to offer.

And with Summer approaching...
Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I'll be spending LOTS of time with these little "charmers" :)
 Which means, I will be in and out with posts and projects.  And like usual, I'm taking the "pressure to post" off of myself.  I want to enjoy every minute...no regrets. 
Thanks for understanding!  
I will continue to post little daily junky "tidbits" of what I am up to on Instagram...that I will also "share" on Facebook and Twitter.  I hope you will follow along with me there too :)

 Happy Summer sweet friends!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Vintage Doll House, Repurposed Shelf...and empty clock photo holders...


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 You may have seen a little peek at this a couple of weeks ago on Facebook and Instagram...

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I've had this vintage doll house on a shelf in my basement for years.
 I finally brought it up and out of that sad place.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I think it makes a fun little shelf in my Great Room.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
The windows were missing...so I just used some scrapbook paper to cover them up.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
  Filled with some vintage clocks and signs...it has a new lease on life :)

Chipping with Charm: Empty Clock Photo Holder...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Side note...
I bought a couple of these empty clocks at an occasional sale a while back.  A little embellishment and a button magnet makes it a great place for a special family photo.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
It has a new home on top of this little Ikea cabinet.  I bought it to stash some of my creative supplies in the dining room portion of my Great Room...aka "studio".

Chat soon,