Country Cottage Fall Decor Ideas!

Welcome to Anne’s Attic – design!  My attic (my attic being my mind that never stops creating)  is chock full of ideas today.  My sweet little Shabby Lane Cottage is ready for Fall and ready to help inspire you to decorate your home for pennies.  Continue reading

Part 4 of Shabby Lane Tour

Welcome dear friends! I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful Spring weather. I love the Easter season, it is such a time for renewal for me and being in this sweet cottage has really set a lot in motion for me. Continue reading

Vintage Shutters!

Welcome, welcome all of my sweet blogging friends!

I really hope that you all had a great weekend and that you have some fun Valentine plans. Those of you that don’t I am always available on Face Book to chat! LOL

I can hardly wait to show you my new old addition to my home. They are soft yet rustic and they really make a great addition to my fireplace mantle.

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Ta do! I love love love them! I really like the pretty fabric on them. The wood and the fabric together gives a real Shabby Chic feel.

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I bought these shutters from a darling Etsy shop full of Shabby Chic items, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PurpleFlowerFairy. If this is your kind of thing you should go check it out and even if it isn’t check it out anyway you may find something you like for you or your home. Debbie is really great to work with, you will love her.

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I would love to have your opinions on the placement of the shutters. What do you think?

Shuttercollage.jpgI loved having you visit, and I always love your comments!

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((WARM HUGS))

Jo 

New Project for a New Year

So glad dear friends that you have stopped by to see some of the projects that I have been working on, so let’s get started!

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Do you remember that in the corner of my sitting room is this old unsightly door? The door belonged to my boy’s room when they were small. We started a growth chart on the back of it. My oldest son got taller than the door! LOL Anyway, when we moved after 20 years I just couldn’t leave it behind. My grandchildren have their height on it as well, so there was just no throwing it out, it is kind of big and heavy chart. LOL

Well, when I was making my plans to change some things around in my apartment I knew that the door either had to be changed or moved. I have NO storage!

Here is what I did.

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First of all I checked out the other side of the door and knew that I could use it and not have to worry about the measuring side. The door was pretty beat up and a terrible color. So I put a light brown acrylic paint wash all over the door, then wiped it down with a soft rag and let the paint go into all of the scratches and markings which were many. But it gave it the perfect patina that I wanted and didn’t just blend into the wall behind it. I also painted both sides of the door a soft grey blue.

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Next I screwed some old curtain brackets to the top. This is where I started dressing the old door.

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My Son had this old wired rack, we were going to chuck it when he said that I should keep it to make something out of it. I thought right I’ll just put it in my storage room! LOL I thought it would make a cute pin-up board of some kind. Well, yes it did! It was perfect for my new old door. I covered the back with some burlap and hand sewed it onto the frame. This is why I hung the curtain brackets.

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I didn’t have a door knob to put on it but I did have this great necklace holder. I painted it to match the door then added wood glue and hot glue to hold it in place over the door knob hole.

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I placed the door behind my TV set in the corner. I had a floating shelf that I attached underneath the wire rack. Now it was time to dress the door with pretties.

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Being that I am getting ready for some Valentine decorating I decided to add some of it to the shelf and the rack. So up went antique Valentines, black & white photos, even a dried rose wreath. I’ll share that in a later post on how to make them.

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Needless to say I was thrilled that I had fixed up the old door and it could be a useful piece in my home.

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On the shelf I added and antique bowl of my great grandmothers, old rusty buckles, synch from a saddle and belt from my Dad, he never threw anything away.

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Here is a full view without the TV set. I like it better this way. I had to place the rack and the shelf higher because of the TV.

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So there it is! I’m really happy with the look of it and now I can dress it for every season and it’s not an eye sore. After this I really got my inspiration going I’ll show you more of that on a later post.

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Have a great day creating. Dear friends please leave a comment I really love them and they help me know what kind of direction to send my blog in. Please share this blog with family and friends I would love to have you all following, the more the merrier!

((Warm Hugs))

Jo

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Lots More Fall Decor

Thank you for coming! The Fall days have been so beautiful! I hope that you are taking time to get out side and enjoy the beauty of this time of year. I just want to share a few more views of Fall with you, and some great finds.

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The Grandchildren and I made it to the Farmers Market near our home in Bountiful. We had so much fun picking out the perfect pumpkin. It’s incredible the colors that they come in now, BLUE, PINK, who would have thought?

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Look at this pumpkin, the patina on it is beautiful, the Grand kids thought I crazy for wanting this one.

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I also picked up this beautiful Mum which will last all Fall and then I can replant it.

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So BEAUTIFUL!

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Don’t you just love these Jack Be Little’s in white? They make a statement all their own.

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As we move into the house I want to share some of my recent finds and a couple of my creations. This tray is a large picture frame that I painted and lined it with blue fabric, then I turned it over and I use it to corral some of my counter things.

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I found this great scale on Etsy, the color and the patina are just perfect for my kitchen!

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I found this little scale on Etsy to, isn’t it cute? I did give it a little coat of paint.

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Putting them side by side looks so great.

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Here is just a cute glass jar with lace, I think it is so pretty to look at.

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Here I found a great sugar silver sugar bowl. Some of the parts of it is sorta bluish I’m pretty sure that the silver isn’t as good, but I like the color of it. I found this piece at a thrift store in the area.

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This great owl got a new coat of paint. He was green but I like him much better this way.

Thanks to all of you that gave me advice on repainting my vintage picture frames, your advice was great and I will be trying them.

Have a beautiful weekend! Go do something you love with someone you love. Life is LOVERLY!

((HUGS)) Jo

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Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner
Treasure Hunt at From my Front Porch to Yours
Blog Hop at Katherine’s Korner
Blog Hop at Vintage Mama’s Cottage
Blog Hop at Over Fifty Feeling Fourty
Before & After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Tues. Garden Party at Creative Country Mom
Inspiration Exchange at Town-n-Country-Living
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
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