Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inspiration equals Before & After

Happy New Year!!! The photo above is from Bachman's idea home that Mom and I toured before Christmas and this dining room wall just "spoke" to me!!! So......
This is my dining room wall before....sure it's okay, but not inspiring :)

Here is the after...when hubby came home and "finally" saw the wall...well... "OMG" he said and then a little later said it was "okay".... I'm thinking I can "add" to the wall. The large frame was a garage sale find and I added a little "blue" so that you could see it on the wall. The plates have little mirrors added to them as well as the silver trays. I may need to find oval mirrors for them. The "H" in the middle was a gift from a blogging Friend :) Thank you, Linda!!! Cost: around 20.00 with things that I already have!

Close up of my "inspiration". I also have been working on the mantle for Valentine's day. Yes, it's early.
Hubby I and stayed home yesterday and I stayed in my pj's all day!!! Today we went out for lunch at Outback. Yum! Last night hubby did cook lobster and baked potato's for our dinner and we had champagne! Which I do enjoy!!!
I have read a few blogs and have seen gals picking a Word for the New Year. After thinking about that, my word is "DO"!!! Do good, Do nice things for others, Do eat better, Do get to church more than once a month, Do create, Do be a good steward with the money, Do, Do, Do!!! and the list goes on and on! I like my word for the year!
I need to catch up in blog land and see what you have been doing.
deb :)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your wall. It looks very cool and a great way to group plates and trays. I think your word is perfect!..DO! great!

Kim's Treasures said...

Your wall looks great!!! Yep an OMG moment!

Cindy said...

Girl it looks like you picked a word that you are already putting into Wow the wall I like!!

I will place your word on my's fun to see what words everyone is choosing.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love this! It looks so good!

Happy New Year!

Terra said...

I like your word for the year "do", it sounds action packed. Your wall is brilliant with the mirrors and grouping in a frame.

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea! I have a long skinny hall when you walk into my home....something like this would be perfect, sans the candlesticks.....I have to start shopping my closets! Thanks for your words of encouragement! Love, Sandy

Linda said...

Deb, that looks just wonderful! It makes such a statement on the wall!! Perfect! I love your word for the year, too! XO

Lisas Creative Home said...

Love the makeover! I have never been to an idea home before. What a treat that must be. I will have to start keeping my eye out for one in my area. I know they do home tours occasionally!
Happy New Year!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your "word" is a good choice (one I considered) and I think your wall looks great...very inspiring. Happy New Year to you Deb!

Debby said...

Hi Deb and Happy
New Year. Today is the last day I am going to say that as I have said it too many times....I need a new phrase, hah.
I love that frame. I have a big frame just being propped up on the wall. I have started to colect little plates. I may have to do that with some of them.
My word is "Improve". I think both leave alot of work ahead for us.

Linda said...

Happy New Year Deb! I love your inspiration looks so pretty.

Your word for the year "Do" is wonderful....especially for all the reasons you mentioned...hugs, Linda

AngelMc said...

I love it. It looks great.

Marilyn said...

Your new wall looks Great!!!
My word for this year is MIRACLE.

Shirl said...

Hello Deb, just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year, what pretty decorating! I love that grouping of plates and trays!
Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!
Shirls Rose Cottage

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb.
I really like your new wall! Very pretty.
Wishing you all the best for the New Year!
Hugs, Sharon

boopnut said...

What a great look! I love the idea. It DO look marvelous!

Piney Rose said...

Love your wall decor! That is so unique and lovely.

Theresa said...

Lovely creations! I love it and enjoyed seeing the before and after! I like your word and hope you DO get lots on your list accomplished:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Creative Breathing said...

Deb! This is such a wonderful transformation! What interest this piece now gives the eye. Oh to have a smidge of your decorating talent! Thank you for sharing. Elizabeth

Carol said...

Great idea for your wall!
Do is a great word. It's the ultimate verb.

Linda said...

I love it! thanks for the great inspiration....I may need to so something like that!

Carol said...

Absolutely love the altered mirror. I think it is interesting and brings character and charm to the wall. Beautifully done. Please "do" have a wonderful 2011.

Bear Hugs,

D.E. said...

Oh I love your wall. What a great idea. Thanks always for the comments on my blog. DE

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Deb the new wall look is great! Really changed it up. judy

linda said...

Deb, your dining room wall transformation looks awesome! Don't you just love it when a plan comes together! Seeing the "H" plate right there in the middle made me smile!

I was just talking to some girlfriends yesterday about picking a word for the year. They had never heard of the idea but plan on doing it too. I'm still thinking about my word? "Do" is perfect!

Joyce's Journey said...

Hi Deb! Happy New Year! I love your wall. It looks great! I also love your banner. It also looks great!! And "Do" is a great word for 2011. So positive, so powerful. Good choice!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Deb! I think it looks great! Very stunning! I love your 'writing on the wall' too! Did you paint that? Hope you are having a great day! Twyla

goldenbird said...

Beautiful, Deb, and so creative. Happy new year to you. I haven't started on my white-on-white ATC yet, but looking forward to it.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Deb :) Your wall looks where you got the inspiration for it from.

Happy New Year to you!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

JunkinJane said...

Love it! Old frames are a fav of mine!

Thriftin' Gal @ Junk In My Trunk said...

That is brilliant! I love how the frame pulls all the pieces together so perfectly!

BEAR's Mom said...

This is gorgeous!!!
and i love how you added the little mirrors...
inviting myself over next time you're doing lobster & champagne :)
Happy New Year Hugs

Cathy said...

Wow Deb,

That wall looks amazing. Don't you just love it when something inspires you then it actually looks as great as you thought it would?

Great job!

Happy New Year,


Jane said...

Great job on the wall!! I really like how the frame anchors all of the pieces. The Bachman house sure is full of inspiration.
Sounds like you had a nice first weekend of the year.
Enjoy your week.

Margaret Cloud said...

I just love your wall, it is so pretty I like the way you arranged the mirrors and plates.

Patti said...

What a great way to group smaller things together! So creative!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What an awesome word to pick. So inspiring!!! have a great week...m..

Paula said...

Love how your wall turned out! And your word as well..'do'. I need to quit thinking and just 'do' !!
Happy New Year Deb!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

happy New Year Deb! LOVE the mirrored plate collage!! Great idea!

Blessings to you and yours in 2011!

Hugs, Sherry

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