A little decorating

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We added these neat hooks to the bathroom wall recently. We never seemed to have enough places to hang towels. Tom works out about every morning and has to take his own towels and they come home damp and then we had them drying out here and there. This has taken care of the problem and is the perfect wall for it. When they are full, like they are now then it is time to do a load of wash.

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Found these at Target and I am very pleased with them.

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I wanted a nice colorful rug for the bathroom that picked up the colors around. I found this one at Ikea in Westchester Ohio. It is perfect and makes the room very cheery.

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I also picked up this fun colorful rug at the same time. The buttons are cute. I rearrainged the sun room and made it very homey and warm looking.

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The sun comes in this narrow window and can be blinding. I picked up some cute dishtowels that were just the right size. The edges are already sewn all I had to do was sew the two towels together.

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Again at Ikea I picked up these little clips and rings and I already had a little spring tension rod and put it all together. It is a perfect solution to our problem!

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The little towels have cute hedge hogs on them.

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Lastly I had made a banner for my art booth, but then thought it might take away from the art so I decided not to use it. It fits perfectly at the dining room window and it looks festive all the time. I am going to recover the dining chairs seats and the fabric goes with the banner. It’s always fun to find items that add to the personality of a home. Hope you enjoyed.

New Stuff for Art

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This last weekend myself and three other friends went to Cincinnati and made a stop at IKEA. My friend Michelle said have you seen the the rolling cart that is popular? I said no, but please show it to me. She said that she bought one in December and the price had dropped on it. It came in three colors and the turquoise seems to be a favorite. I was quite taken with it and picked one up. This is how it was packaged and I was getting ready to assemble it.

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Here it is, 45 minutes later. Rolls well and is nice and sturdy. When I have a project going I am having the supplies in the top at my fingertips, that way it will leave more room on the desktop.

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I ordered this bundle, which had golden paints and 3 DVD’s and a new Cloth, Paper Scissor magazine. These are a collaboration with Carrie Schmitt and Amy Jones. I am excited about using these different paints and some of the substances I have not tried before. I like to keep learning all the time!

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Carrie Schmitt has a story in the newest Cloth-Paper-Scissors magazine and that is why it is included in the bundle. I look forward to watching these and making more flower paintings.

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I had picked this hand printed canvas container at a museum of art and decided to move my watercolor tubes so they were more easily accessible. They are so little and do not take up much space. There is even room for more.

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I needed some large letter stencils for a painting I had in mind. I found this bundle at Meijer. They came with eight background stencils that I just love. I was floored that it was only $12.00!

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Not that great of a picture but here is the name of the stencils if you were wondering.

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In the mail this week I received a big, fat, Dick Blick catalog. That is just heaven!

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Also while at IKEA I picked up the iron holder. My husband put this up for me today. It frees up space on the counter and looks to neat and tidy. Picture ledge #1 was installed at the same time. I bought several to put throughout the room to store paintings that I will be selling. The Love picture with the heart is for sale in my Etsy shop Etsy.com/Shop/HeresMyHart. The other picture is one my sister Linda picked up for me. It is an older Papyrus print. I wanted to see how well a couple of pictures fit on the shelf. Lot’s of fun stuff!! Thanks for stopping by…..