11.05.2008

Befores and Afters!

Wow! I haven't been able to get much done around the house with this whole election and all of the campaigning for different propositions (namely Prop 8) here in California- it's been a wild ride! I don't really like to talk politics on my "Shabby Addict" blog, but it has been the majority of where my time has been spent- campaigning, making phone calls, sign waving, and the works... needless to say some things turned out how I was hoping, where others did not. I guess we can't always have everything, right?
BUT I have been able to get a few things done around the house.. First off, these nasty little hanging lamps above the kitchen table (what were they thinking?)- they are so 80's! They almost look tye-dyed!
Well, with a little bit of paint and lace, I was temporarily able to take care of the tye-dyeness until I pick out a chandelier I would like to replace these with!

And it looked as if whoever picked out the tye-dye lamps also picked out the header for the blinds...
Isn't it hideous? It's the only "before" pic I had so you may not be able to tell, but it is most definitely a "tye-dye" looking blue speckled header... until I got my shabby little hands on it!


And then last but not least, my mom was kind enough to give me an old plate rack of hers, so I set er' up with a few of my favorite plates!

Now it's my turn to go and catch up on everyone's blogs!! See you a in a bit!

17 comments:

My Petite Maison said...

Wow, I love what you did ~ it looks beautiful! That plate rack is great and I love, love, love the plates. I know I said this before, but your home is already looking so cozy and beautiful.
xo~Tracie

Priscila said...

i love that last blue plate! Pretty! Im like u...all wrapped up in the props! At least the one I wanted to pass did!

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm a sucker fora pretty plate rack! Yours is fab!

Cottage Diva said...

Great Idea!!! With the decals on the header I never thought of something like that. The plate rack looks great too!!

Be Blessed
Sateba

Michelle said...

What a great job on your makeover! I love what you did ot your lamps. Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is definitely an inspiration to me. :)

Michelle

vintagewindow said...

Oh' fantastic makeovers. The header is probably my favorite, though I like them all. I don't know what the heck the 80's was thinking when it came to design style. Somewhere someone missed up terribly. I remember when everything was country blue with wood cut out ducks. ewwwwww'

Kris

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love what you've done with the lamp shades and especially the blinds header. The decals are great and add the perfect shabby chic touch. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your new place. :)

Elyse said...

nice "afters"! and i love your yardlong rose print in the background. all of the details are so pretty! (and thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog!) xo

ROXY said...

cute shades and I love the appliques on your cornice!! that's a great idea, thanks for sharing:)

Cottage Flair said...

Great transformations! The shades are so pretty and I love the embellishment idea on the header.
Jennifer

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a delightful blog you have! I love it and will add you to my favorites! Isn't Old Town Temecula wonderful?! I just live 10 minutes from there! Anyhoo, I love how you have taken old treasures and made them beautiful! You have talent. I have wanted to paint white several pieces of my furniture! I am getting braver! I think we might have worked on the same side on Prop 8. All of our family memembers did in CA.

Will be visiting often!
Hugs,
Maryjane

Lee Laurie said...

Everything looks so much better since you put your touch to them! The header above the blinds is my favorite!
Hugs,Lee Laurie

Berlin Deluxxe said...

The lamps look great! Nothing like a can of white paint and good taste :)
Thank you for your darling comment♥

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Terrific transformations! The shades and the header look wonderful now! I also love the plate holder and plates. I have a passion for porcelain plates!

Love the de Longpre picture! I have that same one for my living room.

Kady

emily said...

You did a great job with the makeovers! The decals are really nice, great idea!
~emily

Rue said...

You're doing a wonderful job! I love how you're using what's there and making it pretty until you get what you really want :)

rue

Victor Wetherbee said...

Clever idea. I never thought helping my wife in redesigning our kitchen can be a lot of fun. The chandelier we have bought is bigger than those, though. We already called an electrician in Minneapolis to fix the wiring of our ceiling. I like that color. Just simple.