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.
Just stopped by to say “hello” and catch up a bit. Your office looks great and I really like the trim, pulls it all together;)
restyled home says
I love the lime green…it looks amazing with the black! I think you made a great decision to change things up.
Isn’t scrapbook paper the best? I recently lined a cabinet in my kitchen with it…so pretty!!
Wow! I love your office nook. I can’t believe that is scrapbook paper on the back of the shelves. I need to try that. I love the lime green and the rope, too. Glad I found you through the party. Come visit if you have time. I’ll be back soon.
I saw a picture of your office over at Nester the other day, but I have to say I am really liking it the more I look at it. I love that rope idea.
[email protected] Could Ask for Anything More says
Rhoda- Love it! I’m in the market for a face-lift at my office, so you’ve inspired me.
WOW WOW WOW!!! LOVE your blog, LOVE your style!!!! 😀 It is a mighty fine pleasure to “meet” you via the UBP @ 5M4M! Happy Party Hopping and God bless! 🙂
Oh my goodness!! I’m totally snagging your scrapbook idea for the back of a bookcase!! I LOVE that idea!! We are getting ready to redo our office/playroom and my husband is going to be building a built in and I’m going to try that! I love it!!
Looks great Rhoda!
How delightflly inspiring! This was my first visit to your blog and I’m so excited! Thank you for sharing all your lovely decorating ideas. Can’t wait to check back and see what’s new
Rhoda, Bama girl, those pics are fabulous! Really well decorated. I love black, red, and jadeite green together. That’s the color combo I use in my kitchen.
I saw you on Valarie’s site and saw that you were in Birmingham. I’m in Blount County. So, Howdy Neighbor!
Oh my little brain is exploding with ideas now! Scrap book paper is soo cheap, too! Thanks!!
I have the most boring secretary desk in my living room that would probably love to have a treatment like this! Thanks for the idea!
Oh Rhonda your stuff looks fantabulous! I love that Ethan Allen book. I found my copy at a second hand bookstore here and swiped it up! Your blog makes me knees weak,lol.
Painted Pink Pot says
Your bookshlf idea was awesome. Hwat a beautiful blog you have……..Stacy
Wow!! Love it!
I need to dress up my bookshelves. I add moulding to EVERYTHING! Did you buy your bookshleves in black or paint them?
Judy Pevehouse says
I love your accent wall!!!! Lime green and black is one of my favorites!
Susie Q says
This looks absolutely amazing Rhoda!
Your lime green wall is stunning! The rope trim is inspired! Such a perfect touch but not one that most would think about! YOU are amazing!
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Leigh Ann says
Love it, love it, love it!