November 30, 2011

pottery barn knock off

 Pottery Barn wants $399.00 for this ledge....  Seriously?  

So remember this post about my $5.00 doors?  They looked like this for a year or so

but I got tired of that and painted it with ASCP Paris Grey and Old White
this is just painted - no waxing

It was pretty, but not ledgy like ... I showed the PB catalog to Jeff and said, I want this. ..  will you cut this thing in half for me?   Remember we started was 2 doors that he glued together with wooden dowels .....

and now we have this ...... 

love that shine.....  
a coat of clear wax, lots of sanding, and top coat of clear and dark wax and buff buff buff

I am not settled on what I have on the ledge now, but changing it up is half the fun for me

 you like?

I am going to try to remember to link up to 

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The end of the harvest tablescape

holiday tablescape link party

If you live near a HomeGoods Store you might consider posting a tablescape on your bloggy and link up to Centsational Girl's giveaway at her  "Tablescape Link Party + HomeGoods Contest".   At first glance of the rules, I thought I read that the winner would be chosen at random.  So since I didn't have to be the best,  I thought I had as good a chance as anyone else to win.  But after spending 30 minutes finding and posting pictures on here, I read the rules again and see that the winner will be based on style affordability and creativity.  Well..... the only criteria I meet is affordability.  I used what I had around here.  Because it takes me so long to post,  I am going to throw all pride in the wind and hit "publish post"  

the silver tray was a 25th anniversary gift to my parents back around 1972
I have enjoyed the apothecary and change it up for every season

plug for the ASCP - this is Old White on the pumpkins - one coat

I think this might have been last year's vignette on the front porch

and this is the back porch

and this is what the table looks like tonight  ....  just keeping it real 

Check out the party - you might win, and you will for sure be inspired

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