Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party sponsored by Five Minutes for Mom!! Happy Friday! Hope you all enjoy your visit and get some inspiration as well. You moms will love these giveaways. There are tons of things for kids on there, so go and check it out.
At the last minute, I decided to add for giveaway a copy of Ethan Allen Style. It’s a full-color, packed with lusious photos of pretty rooms in all sorts of styles, so I think you will enjoy it. But, you don’t just post here to win it. It’s explained here! Looks like those bloggers who are not participating in the party can still win by commenting on 20 or more blogs who are participating. I didn’t make the rules, but that’s what it sounds like. Anyway, have fun blog hopping!
Of all the prizes offered, my top 3 would be:
*# 39 – A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com offered by The Organized Knitting Club.
*# 59 – A $25 cash prize offered by Lori, A Cowboy’s Wife
*#70 – Virtual Chocolate giveaway
Also would love #100, book bag from Jill, #46, Jewelry from Kelly, #79 – Skin Care Set from Hick Chicks
Now on to my regularly scheduled POST:
Scrapbook paper is great, I’m just now discovering. I’ve never been a scrapbooker or a paper crafter for that matter, so I didn’t really pay attention all these years to the wonderfulness (and cheapness) of scrapbook paper, that is until I started reading blogs and seeing all the things you can do with it.
I‘ve been visiting a new to me blog, Nesting Place, and this girl has a lot of creativity and she’s fun too. She recently did a post on adding scrapbook paper to the back of her china cabinet and I loved the idea SO much that I did the same thing to my black bookshelf. Love it! What a way to add some fun to it.
Hobby Lobby has all these fun scrapbook papers. The week I bought these, the larger 12×12 size was on sale 5 for $1 and the smaller 8×11 size was 8 for $1. Now how can you beat that? This project cost me $3 (for 15 sheets of the larger size). Even regular price, it’s a steal. But, I never pass up a chance to get a sale. I used double-stick tape to put these up & it was a snap!
I got extra sheets to dress up my old binders too, like I did with the recipe binder. Next, I had a bright ray of inspiration recently and decided to drag out the leftover bucket of lime green paint that I used in my laundryroom (which is right next to my office space) and paint the back wall of my office nook. And I have to say….I really love it! I’m not a big fan of accent walls in general, but in this case, I think it works. My rug in here has both green and straw.
I’ve always thought that the black shelves would really pop against lime green walls, but didn’t really want to paint the whole space with green, since I have so much of it in the laundryroom already. And NO, my space is not always this neat in case you were wondering. I moved all the piles of papers and bills off the surface to take these pics.
So, feature wall it is. And then I had the bright idea to get out some rope trim that I’ve literally had for years in my stash to add to the corners since I didn’t love the two colors sitting side by side. It’s very close to the Believable Buff wallcolor that is on either side of the green and it has black in it too to tie in with all the black in this space. I tacked it up with small nails and added a decorative tack in each corner.
I love it when inspiration hits like that! And I knew that you’d all like to see it too.
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