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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Little Decorating Tips

Just a little tip and a picture of some drawer pulls that are adorable.

I have had these little drawer pulls for about 7-8 years and decided to put them on this china cabinet. I hung some old tassels on them and they turned out quite cute I think.

If you ever run out of decorative thumb tacks do what I've done for a couple of years. Rather than pay big bucks for them in the stores I make my own. Glue little buttons or little ribbon roses to the thumb tack. Get the kind with no paint on them otherwise the paint might come off. Just the plain old ugly thumb tacks purchased in Home Depot or someplace like that.

When it cost me several hundred dollars about 3 years ago to have a picture framed I decided to "hang" little lithographs with the roses tacks and everyone is amazed at how cute they look for almost nothing in price.

11 comments:

  1. Hey Miss Connie,
    How are you sweetpea?

    I love the thumb tack ideas! Tooo cute!
    I have some cute cherry buttons that I could use!
    hmmmmm..... sounds fun!!!!

    Stop by more often!
    Luvs ya,
    XXOO,
    Dolly

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  2. Melissa's Cozy TeacupApril 9, 2008 at 7:17 AM

    Love the roses! Did you know your daughter's lovely collapsible end table is really a collapsible tea table? They were collapsed and placed against the wall until tea time them brought out and assembled.

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  3. Connie, I love those drawer pulls. Makes me stop and think when I redo my kitchen what kind I want on my cabinets after they are painted.

    The thumb tack idea is neat. I just saw some cute little ribbon roses at WalMart boy wish I would have thought of that when I was there.

    Hope all is well out your way.

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  4. Love those tassles and the rose knobs!! Those are sooooo darling and perfect in your sweet home. I'm going to try that thumbtack trick. I think I may have a ribbon rose or two around here somewhere......

    Bertie
    Aunt May's Cottage

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  5. Hi Connie! Love those thumbtacks!! Do I spy some OCR in that cabinet?!?!

    Big Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  6. Where's the bling Connie, got to have some bling on those tassels. Very pretty.

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  7. Hi Connie, great idea for the thumbtacks. Love the tassels and rose knobs!
    Love Ya!
    Shirl
    Shirls Rose COttage

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  8. Hi Connie, always find a great idea from you when I visit. Love the rose drawer pulls with tassels. I tagged you for a book challenge knowing you read a lot. Come visit to see what it is all about.
    Hugs,
    Celestina,
    La Rea Rose

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  9. Hi Connie,
    Very pretty! What a great and easy idea to dress up a cabinet.
    Patricia :o)

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