Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TEN MINUTE DECORATING

There is nothing quite like the pressure of your out-of-town friends and relatives coming to visit to get things accomplished. The Nester has now replaced my someone-is-coming-to-visit motivation to get those projects done. Technically, participating in a Mr. Linky is like having out-of-town guests visit. Kind of. At least you don't have to cook for them. Unfortunately, my personal home improvement guy--who does the kind of stuff I want/need done for a living--isn't buying into this Mr. Linky pressure. I do fear that he lost his vision for this house about the same time as he bought that dilapidated houseboat, but that is another story.

All day I literally played out this project in my head while counting the minutes down to school's dismissal. Then there was dinner, trip to Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx, church, quick visit to the sil's, library drop, and American Idol viewing. About 8 p.m. I had no choice but to down a large iced chai tea to suppress the yawns. I don't know what I was thinking consuming all that caffeine for a ten-minute project. Ahem.

Okay, maybe putting on those plate hangers took longer than ten minutes, but the actual hanging was done in the time allotted. My plate wall is my solution to the grandchildren's paw prints on the wall going up the stairs. They can still slide down the bannister, but no hands on my walls!




My other ten-minute project of adding a *happy* to Tessa's bed was actually done by daughter Kelly during a commercial on American Idol. (Since she is the wall words expert around here, no sense stressing myself with the process.)


36 comments:

Habbala said...

It looks so good!!!
I am definitely inspired!

leigh ann said...

Oh I LOVE your plate wall....it's so cool with your painted risers! Tessa's bed looks great,too! Good job guys (come help me,too?)!

edie said...

That is gorgeous plate wall Denise. I'm so impressed that you did it all....without a five hour energy drink!

kathi said...

Love that little "dream" stencil on the bed! I'm tucking that idea away!

Kelly said...

Great post as usually- I had writer's block!

The Nester said...

FANTASTIC IDEA!

You know how much I love those stairs-I didn't think they could get any better!

sara's art house said...

LOVE the plates!! Gorgeous!!!

Teresa said...

Great! and I have to say I love your very unique stair steps- how did you do that?

june@craftyniche said...

The plate wall looks beautiful! Love the bed too!

Reborn said...

Did you wallpaper the risers?

Jen r. said...

It looks great! Love the bird plate!

Jenelle said...

Oh my goodness, I love your stairs and plate wall! How did you get that pattern on the risers???

patty said...

denis-it looks gorgeous! i love your color scheme, too. can't believe you went home that late-after i saw you-and finished this project. way to go! the bed looks great,too!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Oh, what a fun idea! I love the plates.

I'm cracking up about your chai tea caffeine boost too. I had to have some coffee at 8:30 pm just so I could stay up long enough to add myself on Mr. Linky. Ha! The things we do..:).

Tricia Anne said...

Your plates are fabulous. What a precious bed for your daughter! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Love your plates on the stairway, they are perfect with your stairs! I showed several people those stairs by the way, they are too cool.
~Misti

ellen said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Becca said...

oh my - i love the Dream on the bed - and those stairs/plates? amazing!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

how pretty! i can't believe your friend did that during a commercial! that is some skill!

Judy B said...

Just loved the plates and how they sccent that wall!!!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

The plate wall looks great! Your risers are also way too cool!

aliann said...

Beautiful plates, and I love your stairs. How did you apply the pattern to the fronts of the steps?
I also love the bed. I have several places around the house where I want to put up words, but I keep changing my mind about what words!

Christina said...

Fan.Tab.U.lous!! Love all of your plates. Looks wonderful

Sherri S said...

Love all the different plates! And the word on the bed is just SWEET! Love those stairs too.

jenjen said...

I am in love with your stairs! How cute! I love the plates. I love the words. I love everything!!!

Jen

vintagewindow said...

Love the plate wall. Looks great.

Kris

Terri said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I love your profile! And your 10 Minute Makeover turned out great!!! I will be checking out your other posts!! Blessings!

Jodi said...

love the plates!!

Erica said...

your staircase is amazing, I love the black and white with the wall color, the plates tie in perfectly! good job!

Renee said...

Denise! Denise! Denise!!!! How wonderful I can "see" your blog again after so long, and not just on google reads on my cell phone without comment ability. Your stairs are FABULOUS and even some of your plates match so well. Love your wall of plates. Betting how long it will be before one gets knocked down...LOL but then, only something like that would happen over here right? :-)

You happen to be one special lady with so much raw and natural talent, a daughter just like yourself that it is such a pleasure to see what you are up to each time you post. LOVE the bed with the "dream" on there. LOVE all of your "resident" Kelly's stuff too. Gee, to have each other to share all these things with. My oh my, you are so blessed!

Love ya!!!! Hugs to you both!
(P.S. bought the transcripts to blissdom. Next time you better invite me to come along...LOL)

koehmstedt said...

OMG those stairs are amazing and the plates look great!

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... all of it. Love the stairs and the crisp white bannister. I'll be back to visit again sometime soon, to get a closer look at your lovely home.

Victoria

Kem said...

I love the plates.. I have always wanted to do a wall of plates. Maybe that will be my next project

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Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Those plates are gorgeous. I'm really partial to the bird one! And your stairs are amazing!!!

Rona's Home Page said...

I'm a huge fan of vinyl words. Our favorite online store is vinylvineyard at Etsy.
I love your plate wall. This would be a great project for us. I have some space in our kitchen that needs something.