Monday, February 28, 2011

THANK YOU! & a salvage score

February,  my first full month of blogging has been AWESOME !  I want to send a shout out to all of you who have been kind enough to follow me and leave your thoughtful comments.  Each and every one of you lifts me up!  I am overwhelmed with your kindness.  I’m sure all of you with blogs remember what it was like in the beginning to log on and get so excited to see comments and followers.  And STATs oh my!   My whole point in doing this was to give myself an outlet for my creativity and have a place to interact with like minded creative people.  Thank you for playing!
This month my most popular post by far was the recliner slip cover tutorialLast Friday I was featured for that post on Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday !!  say that 5 times fast.  (Oh which I did to anyone that would listen)  I may have even SQUEALED.  I love Miss Mustard Seed's blog and to be featured was such an honor. 

So that leads me to my photo at the top of this post.  I was so excited about being featured that I had to take a walk around the block to calm down.  I was like a child on too much sugar I actually got a headache when my high wore off.  Anyways so I walked around the block (in 25 degree weather) and just had to stop at the Habitat Restore.  I mean I was walking right by....  I found the above light fixture for $1.  It is missing most of the glass.  I love the patina.  I figured how can I lose for a dollar right?

The wiring looked a little sketchy and I don’t have anywhere to install it as a light fixture but I thought it would make a nice candle holder.  I cleaned it up, unscrewed and removed the wiring and removed the remaining piece of glass.  Fancy.  I played with the photos in Picasa.
Do you all know about Picasa?  It’s a free download from Google.  It is an great way to edit your photos.  I used the collage feature to make my blog header.  Here’s a tutorial if anyone is interested.  (awesome blog I have learned so much!)  I have a long way to go with my photos but you should see where I came from ;) Doesn’t it just amaze you how much knowledge and creativity bloggers happily share?  I heart bloggers.   Do you have any awesome photo tweaking tips for me?  I’d love to hear them.  Oh and again,
Thank you!!!!!

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Lyndsey said...

Hey - I awarded you the stylish blogger award on my blog!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your lantern/candle holder "thingy". I would have definitely purchased it. It is SO cute, hearts!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That lantern was a wonderful reward! Your recliner was so awesome and deserved all of the attention it (and you) received. Thanks for the gushing. :)

Robin said...

I'm a BIG fan of lanterns and this one is a keeper. You lucky girl!

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