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Sunday, March 28, 2010

From Brown to Red Picture Change and other changes…Plus my 100th follower giveaway!

Hey everyone! I hope y’all are having a wonderful Sunday!  I’ve been busy spring cleaning and can say that I am just about done!  I am finally going to have my 100th follower giveaway!  This is in appreciation of having 100 followers.  I see that I’m over 100 followers now.  I am really touched by all of you following along.  I am feeling the love! 

So in celebrating this, I am giving away a $25 gift card from Pier One.   I just might add a little gift to go with the gift card. :) 

Drawing will be April the 6th because that is my birthday.  What better day than to have it right on my birthday? *wink*  I’d love for you to be a follower of my humble blog to enter.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Just leave a comment on this post if you’d like to enter. 
I bought this picture from Hobby Lobby and the zebra print was in a brown as you can see in this picture. 

It wasn’t speaking to me.  Nothing wrong with it but I have so much brown in my living room.  So I opened up the frame and went to town with my little paint brush.   I used a deep red color and voila!! What do you think?
Dream (after)

Here it is in a grouping.  The picture below my “dream” frame, is from Kirkland’s.  The topper above the mirror, is from Hobby Lobby and it also had a paint change.  The wall color is called “Comforting” by Behr.

This topper used to be a gold color so I used my handy dandy “Oil Rubbed Bronze” spray paint by Krylon.  After I spray painted it, I also used Rub and Buff to accentuate it even more. I took it down right quick to show you guys the details! See how special y’all are to me? *smile*  Oooh! Look at the detail on the cushion to my new sofas! :)  Pretty huh?
Oil Rubbed Bronze transformation

Can you see how Rub and Buff adds that little bit of color?  Love it!
Oil Rubbed Bronze transformation

And last but not least… wreath!

I added a wreath to the front of the mirror and look how the flowers coordinate with the picture, don’t you think?

I’m not finished with this wall but so far I really like it! :)

Melissa!  Oooh! I hope you are visiting blogs during your spring break.  Here is the plaque I bought after I saw yours!  See it?  (OOPS! I see the can of spray paint! I am  painting something in Pistachio and you can see my laptop on the wingback chair too!)
plaque used as topper

See it? :)
There's no place like home plaque 

A little closer..  I love it! It adds that special touch!  “There’s no place like home.”  IMG_5656 
Please visit these wonderful blogs that I am linking to!  Thanks ladies for hosting these fun parties!   I always have fun looking at other participants linking up to these fun parties.
Susan and Met MondayMet Monday

Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts.100_1731-1-1


Y’all don’t forget to enter my giveaway!  Deadline is April 6th! :) 


Natasha in Oz said...

I just want to congratulate you on this milestone! I won't enter your give-away because sadly we don't have that store here in Australia:(

Good luck to everyone else though!!

Have a beautiful Easter week and best wishes always,

Ginny said...

I love the changes, Sandra! It all looks so put together! Please enter me in your giveaway. I love Pier one!
Oh, and I like your wall with all the crosses...beautiful!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The vignette you have created on your wall is just gorgeous. I really like all the different elements that you have pulled together and each one really does compliment the other. The red paint job you did is perfect and so is the Oil Rubbed Bronze. I have sprayed so many things that color that my husband says he is afraid to stand still. Your home is lovely.
What a fantastic giveaway also. I would love to be considered. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

Rebecca Nelson said...

Congrats on your followers my friend. They follow because you are a JOY and we love your great big old heart.

Blessings today...Love, Rebecca

~Tonja~ said...

Hi have a beautiful home and everything looks great...
wonderful job on your changes...
it had been years since I have been in a Pier One would love a chance to go...Congrats on your 100+ followers
I just reach that myself not to long ago...been thinking about having a giveaway soon too....
Have a Blessed day....
Sweet Blessings...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

First - Congratulations on your milestone in blogging! Pier 1 is one of my favorite stores - please throw my name in the hat.:-)
You have been busy! I like what you did with the dream picture and the red looks great with the picture below and your wreath. The whole wall vignette is very pretty.
Have a great week.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats on your following. I love what you did to he dream sign. It does look better in the. I'd love to be in the drawing.

Sonny G said...

Hi Birthday Lady~!
Happy Birthday to you and congratulations on hitting the magic 100..
Your new wall vignette is so pretty.
Love your dream signs..

Now i need to take a few minutes and look around your blog..


One Cheap B*tch said...

Your house is lovely! I love your decor! And thanks for sharing the tip about rub and buff. I've never used it but I most definitely will look for it!

Count me in for your giveaway too - thanks! =)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sandra, woohoo! I'm so proud of your milestone! Congratulations on having 100 followers. You deserve them all, my friend, and I'm happy for you! :-)

You've done a wonderful job with your living room, embuing it with all your special touches. I know you must love every bit of it! I love the new plaque with the Dorothy quote, and seeing your rub and buff, makes me want to try that. It adds just the right amount of snazziness.

You are so sweet to offer that gift card as a prize, and while I will be computerless on your birthday, I will still do my very best to get by and wish you a Happy Birthday. If something happens and I can't get by, please accept all my best wishes now for the best birthday ever!

Thank you so much for your prayers. I appreciate it more than you know.

Much love coming your way...


Sheila :-)

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Happy Early Birthday to youuuuuuu!

Sandra I love all the sweet welcoming details you have added to your home!
Its beautiful!
Love your couch and the print on the cushions....hubby would love it too....its more manly then our queen anne sofa! that he hates! :-)

Please drop my name in the magic hat for this wonderful give away! Who would'nt love a trip to pier one! Gosh its been ages since I went there!

Enjoy your week,
Hugz, Dolly

Anonymous said...

Girlfriend you've been busy! Everything looks awesome and your family room looks great. I need to pick up some of the oil rubbed bronze paint. It's stunning.

With all those boys how do you keep everything so tidy???

I love Pier I. I'm in!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

By the way I am an official follower!
I had been stalking for awhile via google reader!
Now I am out of the closet! lol

Love what you did to that picture...such a great idea when something is just not right.....

Hugz, Dolly

cge4211 said...

Love the wreath on your mirror. Very pretty. Would love a chance for the Pier 1 gift card. Carolyn

Allison Shops said...

Early Happy Birthday! Your wall is coming together nicely.

Please enter me for the Pier1 card, and I'll give to DD2 if I win.

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and give JaneT some advice for her headboard to bench project.


Sue said...

I would never have thought to paint the matting like that. These are just the kind of tips that I hate to miss and I'm certainly missing a lot of blog posts right now. I have my computer and WiFi...but no energy to do anything. It is slowly getting better. Thanks for your continued prayers for my mom. It really helps and congrats on all the followers!


Anonymous said...

Oh, you made that sign pop! It was dull before. I like all your reds that pop out. Its so rich looking and alive. And I see that you,too, like toppers! Congrats on your 100 followers. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Wonderful transformation of your Dream sign and it goes wonderfully with the other accents in your room. I really like all your toppers and especially the one you just painted. I'm on the look out for one like that too! (Happy Birthday! My birthday is April 7th!)


Jennifer@Pieces of Me said...

1oo~ Huge number, I hope to get there one day!~!

Please enter me for your giveaway!!!

The Tuscan Home said...

Sandra, your home looks so pretty. I know I've mentioned this before, but I am so envious that you have a Hobby Lobby near you...always great finds at that store. I love the mirror with the pretty wreath and the embellishment above the picture looks so elegant. Well done!

Have a great week and Happy Easter! ~Liz

Darla said...

Love everything have an eye for detail that's for sure.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are some great transformations. I love that you painted something that didn't work for you and now it's perfect for your decor. My b-day is the 4th!

Karen said...

Sandra it all looks GREAT! Love the red for the zebra stripes! I have never used Rubb N Buff, I can't find it in any color other than silver and I don't want that! I need to keep looking . . .
Have a wonderful week! And congratulations on 100 followers! Ain't blogging great?
:) Karen

Victoria said...

Congratulations on 100 followers! Your picture looks much better and I love your little shelf with the bird on it.

P.S. I clicked on your link on Cottage Instincts link up party but it didn't work.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It does make a difference, Sandra! It really stands out now!

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Sandra, I love the way you hung the wreath on the mirror! It's beautiful!

Deborah in NC

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hello just found you tonight from Marla's site..not sure what has taken me so long to find you since I visit Marla often.
Love your blog and am looking forward to being a new follower..also would love to enter the giveaway but feel guilty since I just found you.
Love how you added the red to this picture...very creative...
Oh I almost forgot I am having a giveaway myself that ends April 1st at midnight...a sponsored giveaway of Paula Dean pans
Hope you enter

BellaRosa said...

Sandra amor, Congratulations on reaching OVER 100 followers :) You will be in the hundreds before you know it! I love all these things that you have been doing around your house :) Everything looks gorgeous! Incase I don't get to talk to you before your birthday...I hope it is wonderful...filled with the love of family, good friends, lots of laughter and yummy foods! Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

Amor, I forgot, thank you for visiting my lil blog and I am soo glad that you liked it's new look :) I am loving it, like I am loving the new change in are soo good at picking beautiful banners and backgrounds! Besos, Rose

Anonymous said...

The color change made a huge difference. It goes perfectly with the picture below it.
Congratulations on 100 followers and Happy Birthday!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Sandra, love all your chages you girl that fabric is the same as my sofa ha ha!! great minds and all that...Congrats on 100 followers my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kammy said...

Hi Sandra !
Love your ORB piece - I ran out of ORB this weekend - errrrr - I think I am addicted, LOL !
Love your remakes..
Did you choose a wall color yet ? I really love that dark carmel color everyone is using...I have it on an accent wall in my entry and wish I had it goes great with red and my favorite color black !
Happy Easter !

Melissa Miller said...

Sandra it all looks so beautiful! The wall plaque adds the perfect touch and your topper is gorgeous. Love your inviting wall color and your entire home. Great job! :)

Kammy said...

I think I have to post here to be entered in your grand give away ?
Count me in :o)
Hugs ~ Kammy

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! Read your post today 4/6 and decided to jump right over here and sign up for your giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful day! Warm hugs, Esther

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the changes Sandra! It all looks great! I like the wreath in front of the mirror. I also like your crosses. The colors are warm and inviting.

I thought I commented when I first read this post but that was one of the days I was having trouble with blogger so I guess it got lost in cyberspace...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

~ Tracy