My thrifting finds this week have been added to my toile guest bedroom, where I decided to take out some of the color and concentrate on the black and white. Can you spot the changes?
I added a funky black Grecian urn lamp to the bedside table…love it! I think I am becoming a lamp junkie! This one came from a flea/antique dealer who had decided to retire and had all of her stuff reduced…so I paid $16!! Woo hoo! But, my favorite change…
…is the addition of these frenchy candles! I used some brass candlesticks that I painted white for a previous post and then added some jute twine to shabby them up a little. But…it’s the candles that I love! I stole the idea directly from my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest who featured the cutest frenchy clothespins on her blog last week!
I simply rolled the candles across this Hobby Lobby Le London stamp using some waterproof ink and then let them dry…that’s all! And then…
…I went wild! lol I had to stop myself from stamping every candle in the house! Here’s one I added in the dining room!
Is it not amazing? And, best of all, I already had the stamp and ink, so it was free!!
I also changed the vignette on the chest to go with my concentration of black and white by adding an antique mirror, an old paperback book that I covered with sheet music, a starfish and a few white pitchers. I have left the paintings because I think I like the use of some red and yellow on the wall. I can’t just go completely without color!
And finally, I have hung the bunny pictures near the bed, added a $2.52 rooster from Goodwill that I painted white and decorated with a vintage tag, and added some Provence lavender to my kitty pitcher. The lavender is from Hobby Lobby and is some of the most realistic I have ever seen! And…for you faux haters, I do have some real lavender in pots on my patio! lol
And for those of you who are wondering about the whereabouts of our handsome co-host…here’s a hint of where to find him. I don’t know what it is about this room that makes him want to hide…and then jump out and scare you! lol So try to pretend that you are surprised!
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Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine!