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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: A neglected corner of the living room no longer!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A neglected corner of the living room no longer!

Before I get into details about my little makeover I would love to remind you that I have a little giveaway going on----I would LOVE it if you would enter it!!! 
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Does anyone else have a corner of their living room or really anywhere in their house that has been a bit neglected????  

I sure do---in fact I have quite a few that all are just vying for my love and attention....
But lets face it I have only been in my new place for about a month and I think that the things I HAVE accomplished so far are just great.  
Soooo now I am finally getting around to the little forgotten and neglected but NOT overlooked or unloved areas of my home.

Starting here:

This little area has been changing a lot but just can't quite get situated... I realize that functional is needed---so the baskets are a must stay.  The table is one that I adore and since she fits so nicely she also gets to stay.  I must also point out the not-so-little-window I picked up two weeks ago for FREE at a garage sale----I have been wanting to do SOMETHING with it.... but I was not sure what until last night!  

Have you ever started decorating one area and then got overwhelmingly distracted by another?  That happened to me.  See I have another little decorating project going on but everything I was collecting for that area just happened to look better in this little living room area.....arrggghhhh!  Butt really I am happy to have this little area feeling less neglected and more like part of my beach-cottage themed living room like it should be.

I had really wanted to use those pictures somewhere else....butttt I kind of like them right where they are for now!  Anddd I have been wishing for a place to use that quote!

So a couple of eye hooks later and some ribbon, I found an easy way to hang the frames up----I am always interested in a way that allows for easy change---(I LOVE seasonal decor) so I thought this was a good way of keeping things simple!

Add a little vinyl and that is about it. 

Not bad for a quick little makeover right?!?!

If you missed the other corner of my living room---check out my mantle up-cycled from a cabinet here.

Also I am linking up here---check out these parties for amazing inspiration!


Anonymous Christine said...

This is really adorable! I love the window and what you did with it.

June 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Pretty In Paint said...

ooooohhh! i love that window idea! nice job!

June 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Wow, that window is such a good find! And for free at that! It's a great conversation piece. I always get distracted like that, too. I swear I have DIY ADD. Haha.

Hey thanks for the thoughtful comments!! I'm thrilled that you're following now, too!

June 16, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Aroura said...

I love the idea of hanging the pics from the top of the window and adding the quote - perfection! I think it turned out fantastic!

June 17, 2011 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

so cute! I love the quote!!

June 17, 2011 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Antonella said...

WOW! This is beautiful, I love what you have done with your little corner! Hugs, antonella :-)

June 17, 2011 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great corner. I bet it makes you smile each time you look at it.

June 17, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Anonymous Kim@NewlyWoodwards said...

Very cute! Love the baskets below with the starfish. So great.

June 17, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great little corner. It all came together so well. The quote is wonderful and looks cute on the window with the frames. Love the baskets too!

June 17, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I love those pictures over the glass framed with your vinyl saying. It looks wonderful. I love how this little area turned out.


June 17, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

FABULOUS as always!!! I love your beach theme living room-how relaxing of a space that must be! And where do you find all these fantastic quotes?! I think I may be stealing the one off your mantel to use on a window I just up-cycled-mkay? perfect. :)

June 17, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous abeachcottage said...

Love what you did here. The window looks great and the frames too.

June 18, 2011 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is SO pretty! I love that it's a window with no panes and that you added the quote right on the glass! Very nice ideas here!

June 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Amy@One Artsy Mama said...

Oh, Jaime, I love love love this!!! Wow! Can you do that at my house, pretty please? :) We are beach lovers too. What a fantastic quote. I just like everything about what you did!

June 19, 2011 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger Okio B Designs said...

What a great little corner redo! Love the beachy theme. Everything fits so perfectly!


June 20, 2011 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

Oh my gosh, that is fantastic.Hugs,

June 20, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ridiculously cute! LOVE!

Pamela @

June 20, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

P.s. Sent some lovin' your way on my blog tonight...

Pamela @

June 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

this turned out so cute i was over at Wipperberry and had to stop by to check it out. Love it!

June 20, 2011 at 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

This is great! It looks really nice. If you happen to find a table just like that one at a garage sale or something....think of me:)
I need two or three of these!

June 21, 2011 at 4:30 AM  
Blogger La-Dee-da crafter said...

what a great way to use an old window. I love that quote. And the storage underneath is perfect.
Glad I found your blog. I am following you now

June 21, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That is SO pretty! And yes, I've been distracted by other areas before too. I swear, I am going to hang my tin hearts all over the house because I keep finding other spots for them. Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

June 23, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I want this in my neglected corner now! I love this idea and the quote is just beautiful.

June 23, 2011 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Mama Up! said...

Love this! My husband found me a great big picture window with a wooden frame, but I had NO clue what to do with it. I think I'll do something like this :)

June 24, 2011 at 6:24 AM  
Blogger Carmella said...

Don't know how I missed this one...but you know I love it!! your quotes are the best and always make me smile :)

June 27, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

Amazing what you can pick up at a garage sale, very good prices, and with a little imagination, can make a huge difference. Well done.

July 1, 2011 at 2:15 AM  
Blogger Kelli W said...

That quote is great and I love the starfish on the baskets!

July 21, 2011 at 6:08 AM  

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