Friday, January 27, 2012

Salvage Dior Giveaway

With Valentine's Day approaching

I thought this Whisper Ruffle scarf from

would be a lovely touch to your

spring wardrobe...

Romance and elegance

with an abundance of ruffles.

White {above}

Soft Rose {above}

Fog {above}

Jersey Black {above}

To enter all you must do is leave me a comment

saying which scarf color you would love

You can enter each day for another entry

That means each day that you leave a comment

you will have another chance to win.

If you do not have a blog please add

your email address in the comment section

for your entry of this giveaway.

I will close the giveaway at midnight

January 31st.

Winner will choose the scarf color

of her choice and will receive

it by Valentine's Day.

{Loretta owner of Full Bloom Cottage}

Full Bloom Cottage has the most sumptuous

Linens, Bedding and Furnishings.

Loretta has her online shoppe and

lovely space at Country Roads.

My love to all of my readers

who I simply treasure.

Best of Luck!!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rubber Door Mat Wall Art 2

Decorating in these hard economical times can

be quite challenging for many of us.

After much thought I decided

to take my Rubber Door Mat Wall Art

from my previous POST

and create a statement wall by using

several of them...

I used the same Heirloom White Satin

spray paint from my local Home Depot.

It takes roughly two coats before sanding.

Also the paint seals that rubber smell

after a day or two while allowing them

 to air out after spray painting.

I used a combination of 80 & 120 grit

sand paper on my hand sander

to achieve that aged worn feel and

give that illusion of a vintage iron piece.

As you can see the rubber mats

each have a different thickness.

 When I first created this in 2009

I only used square shaped mats.

I purchased the halfmoon shape

at the Family Dollar Store. Walmart has

a similiar one ranging from 7.99 -9.99

Paint cost was 3.87 a can and I used two cans for

four rubber mats.

I staged the family room to show

how multiple rubber mats would look

for a creative and cost effective wall decor.

Keeping the total cost perfect for

 beautiful budget decorating.

Simple, elegant and easy to create...

Frugal at its finest!

I will be linking up this week to Kathleen's

Please email me through my link

regarding any questions for this project.

Mr. Dior has just begun painting a set

in a pale Aqua blue for a client.

Much love to all of you

From me & Mr. Dior

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rubber Door Mat Wall Art

This week I am featuring the most

frugal decor idea that I have ever posted about...

{ This is my version }

{ of the same look for less }

I wanted a vintage iron piece for the wall

but could not find an inexpensive one.

 Our dollar store had some

outdoor black rubber door mats.

I purchased a few then spray

painted them with Heirloom White.

from Home Depot.

I took my hand sander to them after

they were dry to give them an aged feel.

I was quite pleased with the

results and made a few in various

sizes to keep in my decor shed.

I sanded heavier in some areas

to suit my own taste

but they could be left just painted.

Below are photos of how

I did them in my home

during the fall a few years ago

This rubber mat was smaller

and I used the same

Heirloom White Spray paint

Large rubber mat that I used

over the mantel

My updated version

mixed with my coastal decor

I love how versatile they are

these mats can be cut into

smaller pieces and also use different shapes

to create a larger wall grouping.

I will be posting next week

with a dramatic take on this idea.

Thank you to all  of you lovelies

who emailed me about this project...

I loved how quick and easy

this way to create

wall art with character.

Fridays post will be on

my love for vintage chairs

I am linking this post to

Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday

Much love to all of you

Me and Mr. Dior

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

White Wednesday " this girl's style "

This White Wednesday I am posting

my Favorite White vignettes in my home

from this past year...

{Linen Love}


{Old Shutters}

{ My Coral }


{ Salvaged Urns }

Please join the other lovelies

Simply Me