My Alpine Home

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Little Something. . .

Have you ever had a particular item that you love but felt like it needed a little something?

That’s how I was with this old door.  It’s really half of a door, because hubby cut it in half and we used the other half for a shelf in my living room.

Still, I liked the small size and knew it would be a fun piece propped up against a wall.

Originally I stood it in my craft room.  I liked it, but even then I felt as though it needed a ‘little something’.

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Recently I bought a new cabinet for my craft room.  The door had to go.  Lately, I have been decorating a guest room in our basement.

I thought it would be a great place for the door.  Still, it needed ‘a little something’.

After my visit to Vernal last week I saw something that would work just perfect.

We stopped at a little shop in town and I spied a sweet burlap bag planter hanging on the wall.  It had no price, so I asked the shop owner how much?  She said, “oh, that’s a special order, I just finished it this morning”.  She then went on to say, “It costs $42, but I do have 1 bag left for $10 if you’d like to buy that”.

Like? Love is more like it. . .SOLD!

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I also bought the French script Daisy for $2.50 and the cluster of muslin flowers for $2.99.  I was being cheap, frugal and didn’t want to pay the $6 for the burlap flower so I thought I would make my own.  The other day I ran into Hobby Lobby.  They had the rose and with a 40% off coupon I thought, go for it!  A $1 brick of oasis from the dollar store and I made my cute planter for less than $20.

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Perfect on my rustic door!

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Still it needed ‘a little something’.  Oh yes, my chippy pink chair!

Now some of you might be thinking that this chair needs a makeover.  Not me!  No sir ree Bob, love it just the way it is!

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I quickly ran up and snagged it out of my sewing room.

Better, much better.  Still, it needed ‘a little something’.

Oh yes, my sweet pillow that was one of my first give away wins.  This darling was made by Brenda from Shabby Cats and Roses.

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This is actually the back of the pillow.  The front has a cute Winter scene.  I love it when the back is cute enough to be the front!

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Yup, that’ll do!  Just the ‘little something’ it needed!

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hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

The Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

Sunday View for Inspired Sunday

27 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a great, great old door and I love how you have used it. It is perfect- xo Diana

Donna Wilkes said...

What a charming vignette. You were right - the pink chair is perfect for the door with its burlap bag.

Cathy said...

The two go together. You shop like I do and there is always a bargain with a coupon.

Cathy's Cupboard Calmity <;)

Salmagundi said...

Just 'a cute little something'! Great vignette. Sally

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Very nice tweaking! I do like that pink pillow, nice win.

Hugs, Lynnie

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the old door!
Love the little bag with flowers!
Love the pink chair!
Love the pillow!
Guess you could say that I love it all..and I wouldn't paint that chair either...it is perfect in pink!!
hugs,
Cindy

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love it all....but that chair is absolutely perfect...just as it is!

Winnie said...

I absolutely love them both. They turned out beautiful!
You have such a talent for decoration - wowwww

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

Adorable! I love the look of the pink chair! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-4.html

Rose L said...

A little here, a little there and...POOF!...perfection!

Cynthia said...

LOVE!!!! The old door and that little burlap adds such a great touch. That chair is so very sweet. Great additions.

Cynthia

Endah Murniyati said...

Pink chair with pink pillow.... so sweet! So lovely. I invite you to visit my blog. Thank you.
Endah-Indonesia

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Had to stop by and see your burlap rose project..we do have good taste don't we..lol! Great project, I love it! Hugs, Penny

pembrokeshire lass said...

Wow...what a makeover. It looks completely different! Love the burlap rose you made! Joan

Susie Jefferson said...

I love that door, what a perfect art piece. The crackle is to die for! You've done a lovely job. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful old door! I love how you used it! Love the burlap bad and rose. What a gorgeous idea!

Jen Jorgensen said...

I have 2 old hot pink doors that match your chair - although, your chair is a bit toned down compared to my old doors. And, one of my old doors is the interior door to my shed. All crackled and distressed from age, but HOT pink - blinds me... lol

I love what you done with yours. I love your burlap bag ~ you make such cute things...
Love it all~!
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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

How beautifully it all goes together!

And making a shelf from 1/2 of a door...that is clever as well!

LV said...

Nicely done. Seems if we keep something long enough, it comes in handy. You did very well with your keepers.

priscilla said...

Love the chippy ,shabby door and chair ! The burlap flower arrangement is perfect !

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
What a great vignette!! Love it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! See we both slept in beds that presidents of countries slept in!! LOL!!

Hugs,
Deb

Michele Alger said...

It's amazing what a little detail will do. Nice job!

Jeanne Baney said...

So charming! You took "interesting" to a new level.

PetraB said...

This all turned out so beautifully, absolutely love your little bag!

must love junk said...

Your door is amazing, and I love that little burlap bag-it looks perfect there! :)
Susan

Laura Turner said...

So cute, Jann! Love that burlap bag arrangement! Fun story. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face today!

The Farmers Daughter said...

Just what that door needed!