Friday, May 22, 2015

A Summery Bedroom

Hello everyone!

Well, I did it again.  I changed a few things in my bedroom.  The reason?  Well, since my walls are white and my draperies are neutral, and the bedding is white, it's just so darn easy to do!  I could come up with just about any color scheme I wanted to in here and just by changing a few pillows and accessories it wouldn't cost much.  So, that's what I did in my bedroom for the summer.

This time I added some cherry and pink.  I don't want anything fussy just simple cottage style with a summery feel.  I think I got it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Share Your Style Party #14

Hello everyone!

I hope you're having a good week so far.  I'm really enjoying seeing what everyone links up every week.  There is just so much creativity out there.  This week, Martina with Northern Nesting is your host!

Playing with my New Camera

Hello everyone!

Well, I finally got one!  I have my very first DSLR camera now.  It is so much fun to use but a lot of work trying to learn!  My husband surprised me the other morning with this Nikon D3300 camera.  He bought the kit with it so it included a strap, carrying case, wifi card to download pics to our phones etc.  He even bought me a tripod!  So, needless to say, I have been knee deep in learning how to use this thing!  It's much more complex than my little point and shoot that I had for years.  

We've been reading the manual, watching You Tube videos about it, and watching DVD material sent with the camera.  We've been learning new terms like ISO, aperature, effects, exposure compensation etc.  

Here are some pics taken with my new camera.

Monday, May 18, 2015

April Showers brought May Flowers

Hello everyone!

We had a very rainy April!  It was one of the wettest months on record.  However, May has been pretty dry.  We are now enjoying the flowers that the rains from April helped produce!  I thought I would share some views around my front yard.  My back yard is blooming too, but I'll share that another time.

First of all, I'm very pleased with how our grass is doing.  This is the time of year when it looks the best.  Once the rain slows down, it starts to fade.  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Painted Chest in the Foyer

Hello everyone!

I loved the color of the clock so much (from this post)  that I decided to add it to the chest of drawers in my foyer too.  However, I didn't really paint the whole thing.  I just dry brushed the blue paint over the grey so it instantly gave it an aged look. No wax was necessary. 

Here is the before:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Share Your Style Party #13

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the 13th Share Your Style party!    I am Kelly from The Essence of Home and I am your host this week. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

My Painted Clock

Hello everyone!

As promised, I am sharing the details to my painted clock.  I've had the clock for several years.  It was originally a cream color.  After changing my color scheme to mostly grey and white, I painted it grey.  It looked like this.