Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Procrastinator's united and now The big Reveal

The Lovely Miss Melissa @ The Inspired Room held a Procrastinator's Party and today is show off day .. She gave us two weeks to finish our projects and I must say I do hope she holds these parties often it sure helped get my butt moving. Some of my project have been going on all summer.

My big reveal


My blanket basket for the front porch it looks small in this picture but it's almost 3' tall



Oyster shells from past oyster roast yep we ate the little critters inside them.





They made a beautiful lamp



really ugly 1970 picture turned into



my interpretation of the Tybee lighthouse



This is the first time I have painted in years. I did it in acrylics.
did you notice the two seagulls they represent the hubby and I




my little desk cleaned up beautifully I love it beside the bed.



next....



Drop cloth bedspread .. I bought a 9 X 12 drop cloth washed it several times. I Cut 3ft off the 12ft side we have a king size bed and then glued a hem. If you haven't tried the E6000 glue it is awesome. I also glued quilt bidding tape to the edge for a finished trim.



this is the piece from the thrift sale which I am madly in love with ..lol



Tada ....The Finished room .... oh and those are drop cloth curtains ..



If you would like to see the before pictures you can check them out here ...

This was really fun and I look forward to checking out all of the other blogger's projects. Hope ya'll will join us over at The Inspired Room.

Have a fun day !
hugs ya'll, Cherry

29 comments:

  1. Hooray for you!! What great make-overs. I do like that bedcover.

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  2. Boy, do I feel unproductive after reading your post :)

    I love what you did with the oyster shells.

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  3. I'm absolutly amazed! First of all, that you got so much accomplished...wow. But also...DROP CLOTHS?? I've seen people use them for curtains (yours look great, by the way), but as a bedcovering? With glued on edge binding? I never would have thought of such a thing! Brilliant!! And the result is stunning. I'm definitely going to have to pick up some of that glue that you recommend and get to gluing! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Wow, I do hope that you paint more often... that lighthouse is amazing! I'm impressed with how much you accomplished :).

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  5. Your room looks so cozy and yet bright and uncluttered (I'm going for this look, but having issues...)Love the drop cloth bedspread too!
    peace.

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  6. Wow! You got a lot done. Love your creativity. It all looks great.

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  7. Inspire me please!

    I love the Tybee Island Lighthouse. I have climbed to the top.

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  8. Wow! You really put some time into those projects. Good for you! The shell lamp is very intereating and your painting is great. You are very talented.

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  9. That looks so fresh and cheerful, like a nice summer day. Great job on the painting btw.

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  10. That is a cool lamp! I have never seen one like it!

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  11. Beautiful--a lot of people are using those drop cloths!! I am wondering with the glue stuff you used---is that washable??? Looks great!! nice room transformation!

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  12. i've never heard of the drop cloth thing. i really like it - the room looks great!

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  13. You accomplished so much... great job! This 'party' was a fun way to get something done! :)

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  14. Boy, you've been a busy girl!
    What a great job you did on everything. Tybee lighthouse/oysters, brought back fond memories of living in Savannah back in the 70's (Is that my old picture you painted over?) lol. (Peeking at the rest of your blog....great photography!)

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  15. Wow, hooray! You were on a roll!! And how cool that you made a dropcloth BED covering!! Glad you played along!

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  16. I've been loving the inspirational home decorating blogs!

    Great job on your productive makeovers!

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  17. oh my goodness, fantastic. you are a wonderful painter and that's a nice job. now my favorite part is the bedspread cause it's so unique. never heard of using drop cloth and like that you contrasted it with that burgundy trim. lovely cherry, just lovely.

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  18. Okay, so it's just about oyster eating time again...I toss my shells in the flower gardens or in the bottom of containers. How long did you dry these to get the stink out? (All summer) Love all of your projects!!! Keep painting!!!

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  19. Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments. I enjoyed doing all of the projects but painting is my favorite and with lots of encouragement from friends, family & ya'll maybe I will get back to it..lol

    Miss Gail ~ I'm impressed.. I have yet to climb the Lighthouse and I have been here most of my life : )

    Nannykim ~ I have washed and dried the bedspread/ drop cloth several times since my hemming/gluing and nothing is coming loose. I have not washed it since adding the trim but I feel pretty sure it will hold at least through a few washings but I have to warn ya this glue stinks. I had to hang the spread outside on the porch for a couple of days to let it air out some before I could put it on the bed.

    "M" ~ I believe it is I saw a dandelion on the back of the frame ..lol

    Miss Darla ~ I throw them in 5 gallon buckets filled with bleach and water let them sit for a couple of days then dump them on the drive rinse them well then bleach them again. I have been know to let them sit all winter.
    (laziness) The longer they sit the prettier they become in my opinion.

    again thanks ya'll, Cherry

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  20. Hi--thanks for clue-ing me in on the stink ;-) your room is really gorgeous on the second look ;-)

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  21. I think you have done a great job and set a good example for me to follow. I still have a lot to learn about DIY home improvement.

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  22. That is such a creative way to use oyster shells, and it looks fabulous. Cherry, you are a great decorator! Way to go! I have a can of paint with my name on it. I better get to it.
    Rosey

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  23. You did a fantastic job and I love everything! You should get back into painting full time, girl, you gots some talent!

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  24. You've got talent, creativity and style! You're also a very busy gal! Fantastic! :-)

    Cameron

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  25. What great makeovers! That is one big basket on your front porch (and I absolutely love it!). And you are such a talented artist! My mom collects lighthouse paintings and photos. Maybe you should start selling them! :)

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  26. Love all your "procrastinator projects"! Very creative and they all turned out fantastic!

    Did you say the cover over your drop cloth bedspread was a thrift shop find? It all looks great together!

    happy to get a chance to catch up on some blog reading.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I have an award (aka bloghug) for you at my place. You certainly deserve this "sweet" one! thank you for following and your comments!

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  27. Cherry, don't think I knew you painted...nicely done, girl! I love the soft blue of the walls, very welcoming and warm.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. It is so much fun to read everyone's thoughts on my ramblings .. I love to go blog hopping so look for me to be visiting you soon.
hugs, Cherry

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