Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bedroom Decor, Part 1

Gosh, I've been having trouble keeping up with the blog.  I've been waiting to post my new bedroom decor until I'm finished, but it's taking longer than I want.  So I'm giving you a teaser today.  Slowly but surely, the walls are coming alive.  Here's my previous bedroom post, with mostly bare walls. And here's some furniture I repurposed.  And here's the rocking chair.

Now I'm working on the walls.

#millsnewhouse, master bedroom, wall art, painted sign, string art

#millsnewhouse, master bedroom, wall art, painted sign, string art

A painted sign again, but this time I added some string art.  I went for the ombré effect.  I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

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 And I made a bunch of pillows to add some color.

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#millsnewhouse, master bedroom, wall art, painted sign, string art, pillows, bed design
The afghan is one that I started to crochet many years ago and only finished two panels and part of the third.  I had totally forgotten about it but found it in a bag when we moved.  I stitched the two panels together, and it makes a nice throw.  The partial panel was used to make the pillow!

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#millsnewhouse, master bedroom, pillows, bed design, crochet

#millsnewhouse, master bedroom, pillows, bed design, crochet, quilting, bed scarf

I did get one other thing hung on the wall.
#millsnewhouse, master bedroom, wall art, cross stitch, Norman Rockwell

This is a cross stitch design that I did also many years ago.  I think in 1988 (way before children.) It is a Norman Rockwell picture.  It was kind of stained and rolled up in a box.  I bought the frame, soaked it in Biz/Oxyclean/Dawn and it came out beautifully!

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These are very tiny stitches! I can't believe I ever did this.

I still have plans for a few more bare walls and curtains to add, so there will be more Master Bedroom to come!




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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kitchen Decorating

I don't have a lot of walls in my kitchen, so no place for art!  But I did add this above the sink:

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The letters were all purchased at Michael's, so an easy project that I'm happy with!






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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine's Day Decorating

It's been a while since I've had time to post anything, but I did do a few things for Valentines day.

The sewing table drawer that I used for a Christmas decoration has been repurposed for Valentine's Day:

valentines day, sewing table drawer, center piece, #millsnewhouse


valentines day, sewing table drawer, center piece, #millsnewhouse

Some sparkly hearts and toile ribbon make a simple centerpiece for my table.

valentines day, center piece, #millsnewhouse

A few candles and vases I already had adorn the mantle.  I did buy the tall vase with the heart at WalMart.  The sign is an embroidery pattern from Embroidery Library.

winter decorating, winter mantle, Embroidery Library, #millsnewhouse

winter decorating, winter mantle, Embroidery Library, #millsnewhouse

This sign has now gone from fall, to Christmas, to Valentine's Day!

welcome sign, valentines day, front porch, #millsnewhouse

welcome sign, valentines day, front porch, #millsnewhouse

This wreath is also the one that I used for fall and Christmas.

burlap wreath, winter decorating, front porch, #millsnewhouse

burlap wreath, winter decorating, front porch, Valentine's Day, #millsnewhouse

Not a great deal of work or effort (or $$), but just a few little touches make all the difference!






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Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Decorating!

Decorating for the holidays is always fun, but you can imagine there's a special excitement when decorating a new house for the first time.  Here's some photos of what I've done.  I have lots of other ideas, but this year I used mostly decorations and supplies I already had, so this is truly decorating on a budget! As you will see, I'm still into the traditional red, green, and gold theme.  None of this bright blue for me!

The front porch:

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My fall "Welcome" sign has been repurposed! Those are actually my old ice skates.


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 Things I had, put together in a new way.  I really think next year this wagon needs a Santa, or something taller.
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 The fall wreath has also gotten a new look for Christmas.


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I did the two lights on the porch, as well as the three lights on our garage.  The greens are real, so this will need to be redone every year.

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The mantle:

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#millsnewhouse, Christmas, mantle decorations, Christmas hearth, Christmas stockings

#millsnewhouse, Christmas, mantle decorations, Christmas hearth, Christmas stockings

#millsnewhouse, Christmas, mantle decorations, Christmas hearth, Christmas stockings

Appliqued stockings made from old jeans.  I made these MANY years ago.

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#millsnewhouse, Christmas, mantle decorations, Christmas hearth, Christmas stockings

An embroidered stocking I made for my grandaughter.


The tree:

My husband's family owns a Christmas Tree farm, so yes, it's real!

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The kitchen:

I had this old sewing drawer with dusty things glued in it, so I repurposed it for Christmas.  

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These are "new."  With the three big windows above my sink, I had to do something.  Grapevine wreaths, some painted letters, and some (fake) greens.  The gold hanging ribbon, I already had.

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#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating

#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating

The Dining Room:

The goose basket centerpiece is something I made many years ago.  I also made the table runner a few years ago.


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My chandelier got some (fake) greens, ribbons, and sparkly ornaments.

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#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating

#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating

The sewing table is "Snowman City."

#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating

The stairway:

Nothing new purchased for this, just rearranged.


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#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating, stairway decorations

 Powder Room:

Well, it's red, so perfect for decorating for the holidays.

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A quilted wall hanging that I made.

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Another corner for snowmen.  My husband is a firefighter.


Other things:

The nativity on the TV counsel below the TV.  My daughter was shocked I put all that glass where her one year old can reach it.  She's been to my house twice since I put it up, and hasn't touched it yet! I made these ceramics when I was in high school!


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The couch table gets Santa duty.

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The church pew and hooks got a bit of an update.

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#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating,


#millsnewhouse, Christmas decorating,


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#millsnewhouse, Christmas Decorations, wall hanging, Christmas quilt

An applique project from a while back.


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Embroidered pillow slips are the only decorations in the master bedroom.

For all kinds of pictures of the new house, please follow "My New House" board on Pinterest.







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