Archive for July, 2009

A not so fishy fish bowl

Posted on July 7, 2009. Filed under: Refurbished Goods | Tags: , , , , , |

The water in this region of the world is a bit harsh and very salty. Unless you purchase a large tank with a pump, it’s a must to change the water every 2 days…you’re pushing it if you try for 3. After giving seven gold fish the royal flush, I was stuck with an empty bowl. I kept it due to my desire to purchase more fish, however, I’m planning to go home for a visit and am without a pet-sitter. Soooo…

Mustardy glass thingies...

Mustardy yellow glass thingies...

I decided to place some mustardy yellow glass thingies on the floor of the bowl and topped them off with some tea light candles. Placing the candles in the water without wetting the wickers was like playing a game of  “Operation.”

 

 

 

My lil project came out fairly pretty I think. The photo doesn’t do it any justice. Actually, it kinda resembles a pic of a  sonogram :)

Tea light candles in a fish bowl...

Tea light candles in a fish bowl...

Enjoy!

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A not so cliche centerpiece

Posted on July 5, 2009. Filed under: Centerpieces, DIY | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stalk-like thingies...

Stalk-like thingies...

Lime Green has become my favorite color for home decor (weird I know, that’s why I love it). Time for change was long overdue. Thanks to some awesome DIY photos by Better Homes & Gardens featuring this odd color, I thought, “why not?” My home was becoming too chocolaty anyway and the Brunt Orange accents (my old favorite color) screamed “reject” Thanks Giving – Martha Stewart style. I will not do away with Burnt Orange because I heart it so much, however, I will replace or accent some of the Chocolate Brown with Lime Green.

Lime Green, Brown and Burnt Orange…is she serious?

Yup!

Let’s start with the table… I could purchase White flowers with bright Lime Green leaves and stems. Hmmmm, too cliché. I’m going for weird here.

I found some stalk-like thingies at IKEA and but they’re way too long. I want them anyway, so in the cart they go.

I had a hard time finding the right size floor vase for these things and on top of that, they did not look right no matter where I placed them. Okay, let’s think….what shall I do with these?

Got it!

Sassy Centerpiece

Sassy Centerpiece

A snip-a-roo here…and a snip-a-roo there….stuff them in a vase and there we go, a not so cliché centerpiece.

Enjoy!

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