Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bed Springs to Chandelier Shades...junky details...




Chipping with Charm:  Springs for Chandelier "Shades"...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Yet another "simple idea"...
A while back a Facebook follower posted a picture of her chandelier on my page and asked if I had any ideas for shades.  I immediately thought of springs...and it's been in my head ever since :)
Chipping with Charm:  Springs for Chandelier "Shades"...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
I decided to try it on my dining room fixture.
What do you think?
Chipping with Charm:  Springs for Chandelier "Shades"...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
All lit up.
I decided to add some vintage crystals too...just for fun.
Chipping with Charm: Flower Basket to Chippy Light Fixture...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I think it "coordinates" with my...
CHIPPY ENTRY LIGHT
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We have been busy with Vacation Bible School this week.  
Today during the lesson today I asked if anyone knew what a "Disciple" was...and one little boy said "It's when you take old stuff and make it into something new". So cute...I guess recycle does rhyme with disciple :)
I still remember my awesome weeks of VBS as a kid.  I hope these little people feel the same way when they are 40+!!

Chat soon,

Monday, July 14, 2014

Join me for another stop on the Blog Tour...


A few weeks ago, Larissa of Prodigal Pieces asked me to join in on a fun Blog Tour.  She posted her stop on the tour last week...Prodigal Pieces Blog Tour...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Easiest Ball Jar Solar Lights EVER...

Chipping with Charm: Ball Jar Solar Lights...http://chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
These are so simple and silly...I almost didn't post about them.  But then I realized that most of my ideas a like that.  And, they make me happy.  What if they make you happy too?  
I'd hate for anyone to miss out on a little "happy" :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Repurposed Vase Ladies...


Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Meet "The Girls"...
Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
I found a couple of cracked vases at garage sales recently.  I decided they might be finished being "useful"...but they weren't done being "pretty".
Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Flipped upside down they looked a like a skirt and a couple of arms to me.  How about you?
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 Add a clock for a head...

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

 ...and some jewels, of course.
Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 What do you think?  Do you see "her"?
Chipping with Charm: My Salvaged Treasures Sugar Bowl Cuties...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I'm pretty sure my inspiration for these lovely ladies came from these little sugar bowl cuties by Betsy of MY SALVAGED TREASURES.
Don't you love them?
Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Vase Ladies...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
For now they are enjoying their new home on top of the hutch in my Great Room.  They might make their way to our booth...soon :)
Chat soon,
 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Fairy Garden in a Tote...Centerpiece


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We've been enjoying all of the fun fairy gardens out there.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 So I decided it would be fun to put a quick one together for a centerpiece.  I used all things I had on hand...
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 This chippy wood tote only looks old.  I bought it at Home Goods a couple of years ago.  I still love it.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I had a couple of different kinds of moss left over from other projects.  I used both for fun texture.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
These glass insulators looked like mushrooms to me.  I put some crumpled book pages inside.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Can you see my little junky fairy in there?
Chipping with Charm: Junky Fairy...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Chipping with Charm: Junky Fairy...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Just some random bits and pieces glued and tied together.
Chipping with Charm: Junky Fairy...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Her "house" is just a Ball jar with an enamel lid on top.
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
The plates were just tucked in for "flowers".
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
I love how it looks out on my rustic PALLET PERCH...
Chipping with Charm: Fairy Garden Centerpiece...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 ...BUT, this is definitely an indoor centerpiece.  I plan to put it on my dining room table...as soon as I finish up a couple more projects that are taking up that space :)
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Knick of Time Tuesday 

My kids say they are "happy/sad" about the last day of school today.  I know just what they mean.  I remember that feeling, don't you?  Excited for long sunny days without homework...but sad to say goodbye to their teachers and friends.  It's been a great year! 

Happy Summer,
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The SUN is FINALLY Shining...what we've been up to...


Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Well, the sun is finally shining here in MN...and on my DOLLHOUSE SHELF. 
Someone on HOMETALK called it a "Time Share"...love it :)

Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 And I stopped "begging" for sun in my Spring...turned SUMMER MANTEL.
We've been busy here.  
And if you follow me on INSTAGRAM, you might know that...
Chipping with Charm: #Shelfieaday for May...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I've been having fun posting a #shelfieaday in May with some other blogging friends.
Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 The lilacs are blooming...
Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 ...and so are the dandelions.
Chipping with Charm: Nesting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 We've been "bird watching".
In addition to many other wonderful things that Spring has to offer.

And with Summer approaching...
Chipping with Charm: SunShine...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I'll be spending LOTS of time with these little "charmers" :)
 Which means, I will be in and out with posts and projects.  And like usual, I'm taking the "pressure to post" off of myself.  I want to enjoy every minute...no regrets. 
Thanks for understanding!  
I will continue to post little daily junky "tidbits" of what I am up to on Instagram...that I will also "share" on Facebook and Twitter.  I hope you will follow along with me there too :)

 Happy Summer sweet friends!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Vintage Doll House, Repurposed Shelf...and empty clock photo holders...


Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 You may have seen a little peek at this a couple of weeks ago on Facebook and Instagram...

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I've had this vintage doll house on a shelf in my basement for years.
 I finally brought it up and out of that sad place.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I think it makes a fun little shelf in my Great Room.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
The windows were missing...so I just used some scrapbook paper to cover them up.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
  Filled with some vintage clocks and signs...it has a new lease on life :)

Chipping with Charm: Empty Clock Photo Holder...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Side note...
I bought a couple of these empty clocks at an occasional sale a while back.  A little embellishment and a button magnet makes it a great place for a special family photo.

Chipping with Charm: Repurposed Dollhouse Shelf...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
It has a new home on top of this little Ikea cabinet.  I bought it to stash some of my creative supplies in the dining room portion of my Great Room...aka "studio".

Chat soon,

Tuesday, May 6, 2014