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Debbiedoo's: October 2010


Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Garden tour

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Moving on to Fall now...
 Painted the planters a nice color of Olive green, by Krylon
I am loving Kale! It is suppose to be very hardy throughout the winter time.
 Taking the Fall scene compared to the Summer scene is a major difference.
 Leaves changing ever so slightly.
Now onto the front. Today Mike and I spent the entire day, trimming, planting and sprucing up.  I also put out just a few more Halloween spooky stuff. As I told you Alex is having a party, and I want it to be fun around here. The theme this week over at Funky junk intereiors....is shutters.  Let me tell you quickly our house shutter story.
 When we purchased this house the original shutters where brown plastic. Although they looked fine, it really was not until one day I saw these shutters on a new home some where else.  We were driving through this neighbrohood with million dollar homes, you do know we can dream. I noticed on one home these awesome looking shutters.  I said to my husband, I may not be able to afford the home, however I bet we can afford to get those shutters made.
 SUre enough, he agreed. Ironically, we found the same fellow who did the million dollar home.  We love the character it brought to our home. I have had people ask me if our home is NEW or OLD, they can't tell. Our home is only 5 years old. However, we have tried to create an Old world feel.
  I really want window boxes, but my husband said "why so we can display dead plants"..yes he really is a nice guy, however, he knows me all too well.

 I am thinking the birds are not going to be happy for the next week or so.
And that is about all the work this gal can tackle for the day! Enjoy!
 Susan for MM Monday 


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Friday, October 22, 2010

Garage Salen Party ON!

Mike and I love candles, love the ambiance they throw off, and as you know we love a lot of  Catholic, Spanish style decor. This recent piece really started with a 50cent purchase I made at a thrift store.  I think Mike liked the look of the aged brass. From there it sent him on a mission browsing through ebay for this very special piece.  Leave it to him to find them.
Although this score, may not be the "cheapest score" it was however a very good deal. Mike does his homework and found that these type of pieces are very expensive, they run from $500.00 and up.  We won the bid for $100.00, plus shipping.  This piece is MEGA heavy.
Let's start with the 50 cent piece.

 The pair of aged brass were a total of $1.00!!~ I really like what they added too.  Now onto the Altar candle purchase from EBAY.
Has a total of four saints, one on each side.

Looks great lit at night. Gosh, I am so over Halloween decor, HA, does that surprise you. Can't wait to tear it down.  Enjoy the Garage salen party. Have fun visiting with others.  I will have the link up tomorrow morning.
My Romantic Home for show and tell 
Southern in my heart

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CSN Chair makeover

Hi everyone!!~ Hope all is well. I feel like I have not been on forever, but it's only been a couple of days. You remember the chairs I featured from CSN...well I sure like them a lot. However, there was just something about them, that was not me.  I am not much into wicker. I decided I would stain the chairs to a darker tone. Well that I did not care for either.  So the other day while browsing in Hobby Lobby I decided I would recover them.  Found this pretty, very durable fabric on clearance for $5.00 a yard.  Well that is all I needed so SOLD it was.
Check out the process.
                                                             This was the BEFORE
 The stain was not looking so good. I considered spray painting, but so glad I did not
                                                          This is more to my liking and style.

Halloween is right around the corner.  I have been busy planning and thinking of fun party ideas for my 13 year old's party. Last year was a big hit...this year they are a little older, so a bit more challenging! But HEY, I am fun so they will have FUN!!~ RIGHT????????? Well I hope so anyhow. Thanks for stopping by...see you soon.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

LeBain autumn/Winter romance

     It all started with a project.  This pretty planter my Mom sent Mike and I a couple of years ago, it was filled with Gardenia.
There is the little tray I recently done over. HERE
 Spring/Summer look

 I added a little more bling to my candles. I had this stone string thingy..I think it was wrapped around a gift someone gave me. I repurposed it.
 As you can see I have a small collection of crosses.  The one in the middle is from Arizona.
 And there you see a pretty color change on the planter. Looks perfect for Fall and Winter in our Master bath.
 Accessories with added color
 And you can see I changed out the curtain panels.  All of these items I already had. I love to recycle my decor and change it up. Always gets a new look, in a different room.
Joining Susan for MM Monday
Under the table and dreaming
 Now you see how the paper I chose all ties in with the rest of the bathroom



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our trip to Roanoke VA

When George Washington was 18 years old, he climbed this wall and engraved his initials. They still do not know how he possibly could have done this.

My boys enjoyed exploring nature.

This place was a 2 and half hour wait. Turns out there was a VA tech game. It was unbelievable the people. The food was worth the wait. The experience alone was worth it. My boys had a blast up here waiting and playing.

Just an old house converted

These where just half the people waiting to get in...the entire yard and front where filled.

This was  a really neat site...and so beautiful once on top of this mountain

This was the view of the entire city

The boys had a blast up there, they where NINJA's. We went with friends...that Is TY and his Dad

We also snuck in a corn maze one day

A toy museum...I had this doll, anyone else remember her?

This is still part of the first tour on the Natural bridge

Wax museum, this was creepy going in, I thought this was a real kid

Did a cave tour, it was cold and spooky, but fun nonetheless.

At one point during this tour, they shut off the lights...my youngest was panic stricken. It was spooky!

I love to get pictures of my husband when he does not know.....he hates to get his picture taken...not sure why...just look at this handsome Man!!~ So that is our trip to Roanoke..it was short, sweet and packed full of fun.

What a great little weekend getaway my family, friends and I had.  I did not share the thousands of pictures I took, but you get the gist!  It was gorgeous there!


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