Sunday, March 22, 2009

Week 10 of Metamorphosis Monday and an Award

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my place to visit the re-do of my Pinkalicious craft studio. Thanks to IKE I have had the chance to have my room re-drywalled and all the things that come with that. Hopefully you are not getting tired of this transformation but it is working well for me in that I am able to share my before and afters here on Metamorphosis Monday which our wonderful hostess Susan of Between Naps on the Porch has been hosting for 10wks now. You need to be sure to stop by and visit her here so you can see all the others participating. This weeks MM post for me this will be a long one as I am also sharing the Lemonade award with some fellow bloggers thanks to Kathy who awarded it to me this past week.

OK. So this week's before/after photos are of some gold frames and my window treatment. For over 9yrs now I have collected numerous gold frames which I had hung up in two homes along a stairway wall. I loved looking for mirrors as I shopped and always made sure to keep them under $20. Well, after using them in three different homes it was time to put them away or so I thought. I decided that some of those would be great for my craft studio so out came the black matte spray paint. I think they turned out well, they did look prettier in gold but it was time for a change. See the very bottom of this post to learn how you can get your hands on some of my other gold frames that I am no longer using.



The other before and after photo I want to share is of my window treatment, the curtains are the ones I used prior to IKE only this time I am using rings and a longer curtain rod. I like the new look as it helps to make my window seem larger and it will be so much easier to pull the curtains closed in the evenings when I work at my desk. In case you are wondering why I bother to even close my curtains since I do have blinds well the night bugs love the light that shines through the blinds and so while I work I hear them flying into my window! It drives me nuts and so when I pull my curtains they stop. I plan on adding some type of bird feeder in front of my window so I can see the birds as I work.


If you are still with me THANKS! I know this is a long post, so now we move on to the award. I would like to thank the Academy I mean my blogging buddy Kathy for this gracious award. She has graciously seen me as someone who has a good attitude on my blog. Thanks Kathy! It is so neat to have made so many new friends via my blog and so when folks visit mine I in turn visit theirs and the cycle goes on and on. Here are the rules:

If you get Lemons than make Lemonade! Life is what you make of it and IKE has not beaten my DH and I down!
If you receive this award you must:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show attitude or gratitude.
3. Link your nominees within your post.
4. Let nominees know that they have received their award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you've received the award.
I am choosing ten awesome bloggers who have made my life sweeter by their inspiring blogs:

Thanks for stopping by! Tuesday I will be posting a photo of the gold framed mirrors that I am no longer using and will be choosing new homes for them! So, if you are interested come back to see how you can be one of those lucky winners!

27 comments:

marty39 said...

Wow the mirrors were just gorgeous gold, but they are stunning black. What a fabulous way to remake them and have something that looks totally different. I also love the drapes hung high and wider. It really does make the window look larger. The fabric is just gorgeous. Also, I am so honored that your thought of me for this wonderful award. That is so nice of you. It is really such a lovely and touching award. Thanks, Hugs, Marty

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Nancy...love both your Met Monday posts! Sorry Ike had to be the cause of one of them...but love how you rehung your drapes higher! Great job on the frames...I should probably do that with some of mine! :-) And thanks for the darling award...you are a dear for thinking of me and I soooo appreciate it! It will be proudly displayed on my sidebar! Thanks again! Susan

shaina said...

Your frames look beautiful black!! It's amazing what a can of spraypaint can do. I love your decorating. Thanks for the award!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

a duh moment for me... I have MANY frames and mirrors....gold...DUH!!

Thanks!!!

Susan

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

The frames looks great! It's amazing what a little paint can do!!!

Thank you so much for the award. I really appreciate it!!

Gossamer Creations said...

HI Nancy,
Thank you so much for the award that was so sweet of you. I love your new studio. I would be in heaven in there. You did a great job.
Have a wonderful week.
~Sue~

Paula Bee said...

Nancy,

What a great makeover--nice and easy---and everything turned out beautifully! Don't you just love black paint? Thanks, Paula

Margaret said...

Love the frames..and glad to see another Texas girl..I'm from Kingwood Texas..

marty39 said...

Nancy thank you so much for stopping by my Met. Mon post and your always kind and gracious comments. I really appreciate it. I have so proudly posted your name as a thank you for the lovely Lemonade award you gave me. I really am honored. Hugs, Marty

Chandy said...

Great job and very impressive progress! I love ornate frames, too! You have a nice collection... Thank you sharing that award, I loved getting it...

Happy Monday!

A Hint of Home said...

Your frames are so striking with the new paint. Your room looks great.

Cass said...

I love following the progress of this Post-IKE makeover. As someone who went through floods during Floyd almost 10 years ago, I sympathize! You are doing a wonderful job -- both with your makeover, and your outlook!

Keep up the good work, it's all so lovely.

Cass

"Blossom" said...

Ike, does make it easier doesn't it. The frames look great with what you have done with them. So organzied.

agoodbuild said...

OH! thanks for the award how very cool! its my first one too! *blush*

Im in love with your frames.. i will be interested to see how I can score one!

Joy said...

Don't you love the wonders of black spray paint?!?
After seeing your room I'm wishing I had a room of my own to paint a pink. What a pretty room to spend time in!
Congrats on the award! And thank you for generously passing one on to me.
I really appreciate your thoughtfulness!!!

Cathy said...

Hi Nancy,
I was a first time visitor last week, and I love to watch your transformation unfold. I am not happy how it was forced on you, but it is looking great. I have pondering my little room upstairs, and I am getting ready to make my move. It will be for everything from crafting to contemplating the meaning of my life, so have a lot of requirements to fulfill! Have a wonderful week...Cathy

Miki said...

Your frames came out beautiful! I just love your new room...great creative space. Thank you for the award, that was so sweet! I'm going to go check out the other blogs now too.

Anne said...

Hi, Nancy! Congratulations on your blog award! And great pictures of your scrapping room!

Thank you so much for sharing your award with me. It will take me a while to pick out 10 bloggers ... so I'll try to post my list before the end of the month! :-)

Amy said...

love the pink and black combination! What a fun place to create in!

amy@maisonbelle

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello Nancy,
I was visiting Marty's blog and saw her post about you! I LOVE your background and the entire blog is just adorable. Your room is so inviting for creativity to abound!! The frames are lovely and what you have done to yours on the wall..... wonderful job! So sorry for the loss you have suffered...you deserve the lemonade award big time! I'll be back!

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a fun space to work in.

It looks like you are uber organized! Where are your piles of junk mail and odds&ends??? :)

Momovthree said...

It looks amazing! Great job, what a wonderful place to be inspired.
~Michelle

Eli said...

This looks awesome. I'm putting in similar curtains in my office. Everything looks great!!

Jenn said...

Those look amazing painted!

Linda said...

I love your site, and those frames look so pretty both ways. But, it is always good for a change, so black, it is! I just became a follower, even though I've been reading your blog for some time. Linda

The Karen Chronicles said...

I LOVE your craft studio - the pink walls are gorgeous! I wish I had the knowledge and talent to create a room like this!

Anne said...

Hi, Nancy! Thanks again for sharing your award with me! Just wanted to letcha know that I finally got around to sharing it with others on my blog today! :-)