Thursday, 10 January 2008

Re-arranging is good for the soul....

Dont you agree? I know i get sooo tired of looking at everything in the same place all the drives me BONKERS, LOONEY..UP THE WALL.
So there i go, on a mission to re-arrange and mix things up. Well kinda.
yesterday i was feeling particularly bummed out (insert violin music here) i couldnt fathom the energy or sparkle to 'tart myself up' and go junkin' to get cheery, so i decided to just work with what i had in front of me.
So this led me to my dresser. I stood there looking at it and MAN WHAT WAS I THINKING when i put this together. It was all too darn neat and kinda sparse looking (hmm heres where goin junkin would have fill the gaps you know). So i added, shuffled, dusted and VOILA...... i am still not happy with it *groan*. Oh well, for now it will have to do.

* I've been on the lookout for some old Window Shutters to paint up for soooo long now and YAY finally i got my hands on a bunch of them ! Funny thing was that my sweet friend Gail was doing the same thing at the same time. I decided we must be psychic.

Heres my first one, just finshed this morning. This one is going on Ebay but i have lots more...should keep me off the streets for a while i think.....!

And how gorgeous is this? AN old drawer front that i painted and distressed and then added this gorgeous blue glass knob to it. Perfect for hanging some 'bling' on or your handbag.

Well now i am off to 'create' some more pretty valentines magic for my partner in Dollys Vintage Heart like a kid in a lolly shop with this swap....WAHOOOO to Dolly for such an AWESOMELY SWEET IDEA. Bunches of hugs to ya sweetpea!

Thats all folks

Kisses n hugs
Shann :)


Alison Gibbs said...

Shannon your dresser looks fabulous changed around. It is good to do that sometimes.
Nice makeover with the shutter.
What a great hanger that drawer front makes.
Have fun with the goodies for the swap Dolly has organised.

Siobhan said...

Hi Shannon,

You are so funny with your sayings, you made me laugh!

Your new creatings are lovely and I especailly love the drawer front...I have so many of these drawer fronts at my in laws house...I never thought they would look that good with a bit of paint and a door knob! Well done!


nbeltane said...

shan, that shutter looks fab, let me know when they are on ebay.. i want one.. hugs nicole...

Joy said...

How brilliant are YOU?! Love the shutter idea - too cute!

I love to re-arrange too - I blame it on being a Gemini - twins who can never make up their mind! lol

Have a great day Shannon! :)


FrostingsNSparkles said...

Those shutters are FAB! I'm so jealous, nothing in my house would ever be considered "too neat" LOL Your things are always so beautifully arranged, and so elegant, love your photos!

Dolly said...

Ya know Shan you are right the dresser looks terrible! I say pack all that up and send it to me... I will use it on my dresser! lol

Love your shutter idea...
gosh you are so full of it! {great ideas that is} te-hee!

Can't wait to see what you create for your Vintage Heart Swap partner!
I know its going to be something fantastic!

Luvs ya bunches,

Dolly said...

P.S. send chicken soup along with all the pretties from your dresser! That will make me feel lots better!
I feel like poo today......
sore throat, earaches and headache!

Maybe I should stop whinning and go back to bed huh!

Luvs ya toots,

KARA said...

wow - oh my god I totally love everything (as always) shann you are such a totally awesome artist, send me one of everything lol.
totally love the drawer front what a neat idea.
love ya

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Shannon, what a pretty blog you have, this is my first visit. I love what you have painted on the shutter you have shown and I love the doilies tucked in...very pretty work.

Sue said...

I totally agree, rearranging is perfect for the sole, I do it everyday, Im a professional!'As for the shutter and the drawer, they look great, and we are on the same wave length! I too, have done both of these, except mine are more country style...My shutter is used for mail, postcards and mags, and the drawers are used for storing stationery! Good finds!
Now ,about that stool.....

Kari & Kijsa said...

We saw Gail's shutters and thought they were lovely and now here's another lovely pair!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty....everything is pretty! You are sooooo talented and everything always looks so pretty over here!
Hey,I have a couple of shutters too. I painted some up for Ebay a long, long time ago..... Where are the rest of those shutters anyways....hmmmmm
Southern Lady's Vintage

Alison Gibbs said...

Shann, Check out my blog I have given you the You Make My Day Award.

Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful colors!
Sandra Evertson

joan said...

Hi Shannon,

Love how you rearranged everything and those shutters are so cool. Good idea to put magazines in it. And I really like the blue glass knob. There's something about blue glass that's so pretty.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shann!

Believe me, I know just how you ahve been feeling! I havent felt like doing much either!

Your home is so beautiful and everything always looks gorgeous in your pix! I love how bright and airy it is!

The shutters are great! I wouldnt mind some of those :)


Gail McCormack said...

I know that feeling of not wanting to do much, you wouldn't say you felt depressed just sort of flat and uninspired, I think it's that after Christmas thingy, seems quite contagious! Anyway I love the way you've arranged your dresser, why are you not happy with it? Your shutter is lovely, we must have been painting them at the same time, just I got photos on my blog the day before you did, love the drawer front too, clever girl

She'sSewPretty said...

I was going to say the exact same thing Dolly said! You have some beautiful dishes that would go really well with the ones I have.

MelsRosePlace said...

I soo know where you are coming from, i dont like my dresser either at the moment - saw some divine white scrolly plates and thought i would love to have only white but sigh they were very expensive so will have to get the urge to re-arrange too. Yours looks lovely anyway, love the old shutters - i have several old chippy green ones which i treasure!
Happy days - Mel xxx

Once Upon a Cottage said...

just popped over to your Etsy shop. Everything is so lovely!


Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Shannon your dresser looks gorgeous!! I get the re-arranging bug all of the time!! And those shutters are just to die for!! Beautiful work!!

Have a wonderful day!

No hugs today, I have cooties lol!!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

oh how i love lookin' at others pretties =) LOVE those tea bag holders - i NEVER find pretty ones like that and your drawer with the pretty blue knob is to die for - way to go shann!!! hugs, debbie p.s. i really should think about joining a swap. i still haven't done one, no, not even one... =)

"Jillian" said...

Hi! Your blog is sooooo pretty! I just loved all of your pictures...and I really liked the drawer front with the blue knob. Sometimes blue works instead of pink! Good job!

~ Jillian

Stephanie said...

Hi Shann! Boy, your dresser sure would look nice here in my house!! I'm especially fond of the oval china pieces! AND the blue courting couple pieces, too!

Love your new shutters. The dresser drawer front is simply stunning with that blue glass knob on it!

Love you!
Angelic Accents

Rhondi said...

Hi. This is my first visit to your blog. I love all your creativity! And I agree that rearranging is good for the soul. Yesterday I rearranged all the "treasures" on the top of my buffet. I think why we like it is that we actually have total control over something which rarely if ever happpens in life.

Alex Hughes said...

Hi Shan,

You wouldn't believe what I have sitting in my garage waiting to be painted........4 shutters!!! LOL.

I got hold of them at a fete last November and am yet to do anything with them. They certainly won't be sporting beautiful roses like yours, they look Fabulous! Love the magazine idea too!

Really like your drawer front as well. That is a great idea.

Bye for now,