Sunday, February 1, 2009

An Award, A Project & A Question!

Last week, I received my very first blog award for fab furniture makeovers from Jen for my buffet redo! I was quite honored to be recognized by Jen who is the queen of furniture makeovers, and excited since it was my first blog award!

I am supposed to pass this award on to one other person I feel has done a fabulous make over. Two of my favorite bloggers immediately came to mind and I couldn't choose, so I am going to bend the rule just a little bit and award two!

First, I want to pass along the award to Carrie at Buzzings of a Queen Bee! She did an awesome re-do of an antique bed for her daughter's room, but you'll find other great furniture projects as well, from a side table to a bookshelf.

Also, I want to give the award to Pink & Polka Dot! I love her zebra chair makeover, the glider she turned into a treasure for her front porch, and the lazy girl's slipcover that I've added to my to-do list!

Drop by and say hi to these two creative ladies!

I also promised a project! I found this little sphere-with-potential for $1 at a tag sale last summer.

After removing all of the ivy, I used my trusty hot glue gun to cover it with dried moss. (You can find bags of real dried moss at a craft store. I got my moss at Hobby Lobby.) I changed the container to an urn that I snagged for $1 at the same tag sale. Here is the after that has found a new home on top of the buffet that I refinished:

And finally, the question! I'd love your help! I have this trio of apothecary jars that I have gathered to add to the other end of the buffet. I would love to hear your suggestions of what little treasures I should use to fill these jars! If you have posted photos of your own apothecary jars on your own blog in the past, please leave me a link to your photos in your comment.

I picked up something for one of the jars at Hobby Lobby last week, but I am still brainstorming for the other two and would love to hear your thoughts & ideas! There is such a creative wealth in blogland and I want to take advantage of your creativy, ladies! I'll be sure to let you know what I decide & post pictures when it's all done!


Do it yourselfer said...

You are so sweet. thank you for the award. when are you going to be on tv?

Shannon said...

Congrats on your award and great topiary transformation!!

Leah G said...

Yea! I found it! I will start following both. :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Amber, that topiary turned out so cute! Congrats on your award and thank so much for passing it along to me! :) Hope you are having a great week!

Dawn said...

The topiary turned out great!

I have a couple large jars and I change them with the season or holiday. Right now, I have Valentine's candy in them - M&Ms in the smallest, mixed candies in the middle and Kisses in the large. (No, this won't help with any dieting! Ha!) For patriotic holidays, I fill them with red, silver and blue Christmas balls and some star ornaments that I found at Big Lots on clearance. Fall, I fill them with fall-ish things like acorns, pinecones, etc. Christmas, either ornament balls or fill them with a few inches of fake snow and then place a glass character ornament in it. (i.e., Santa, snowman, etc.)

Hope that helps!

Angela said...

I'm back on! It's been a crazy time, just busy, busy, busy. Hope to send u an email soon. It was great to get your message the other day!! Talk to you Soon!!