Saturday Spotlight: Life Behind the Blogger


Happy Saturday.  I have Lori from Thirfty Decor Mom blog this week in the Spotlight.
I found Lori's blog not too long ago and love her style and beautiful home.
Please take some time to read about Lori and then hop over to her blog and say Hi.

Lori also has a wonderful Etsy Site where she makes personalized keep sake books for birthday cards, Christmas cards, School pics etc.  They are adorable and make great gifts.

Hi! My name is Lori and I blog at Thrifty Decor Mom. I'm so excited to be a guest for the Saturday Spotlight here at Junk Chic Cottage! Thank you Kris for asking me to participate!


I started my blog in 2010 and usually post about our home improvement and decorating projects.


My husband Eric and I live with our 2 daughters in Lewis Center, OH. We have a 5 lb Maltese dog named Benny that we love to spoil!



We've lived in this house since 
it was built in 1997 and have made quite a few changes over the years.



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Here are a some interesting facts about me ...

•I love the colors turquoise and aqua! You can check out my Pinterest Board "Turquoise Love" here.

•Hydrangeas (especially the blue ones!) are my favorite flower.

•I have 2 younger sisters - yep, I'm the oldest (and wisest!)

•I just recently started a part-time job for a videographer. I was a stay-at-home mom for almost 20 years! It's been a BIG change for me!

•Back in January we decided to start eating healthy and joined a gym. So far I've lost 30 pounds! I feel so much better and definitely have more energy. 


 I have an Etsy Shop called Turquoise & Trine. I love to make card keepsake books. Here is one that I recently made for a Bridal Shower.


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My Handyman Hubby built this shelf for me and I love to change it out for the holidays/seasons! 

 4th of July ...

Valentine's Day ...


Decorated for Spring ...


Thanks so much for reading! I'd love
for you to come visit me at my BlogInstagram and Etsy.












Thank you again Kris for inviting me to be a part of Saturday Spotlight!




Thank you Lori for doing Spotlight this week.  It was fun to get to know you better.
Happy Saturday everyone.  Enjoy the week end.
Kris
:)


Simply Shabbilicious Magazine


I was so honored to be asked by Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique to be in her creative living space magazine that she just published.
There are so many wonderful bloggers in this magazine with beautiful creative spaces.  Enjoy reading about  these wonderful creative people and their pretty spaces.  Thank you Kerryanne for including me in your line up for creative spaces.

New Chair Pad for Vintage Chaise

I wanted to show you what I made for a chair pad for this Vintage Chaise.


Before

After


Here's How I Did It.

Terry was getting new tires put on our car and he had some time to kill before they would be done.  So right across the parking lot of the tire place was a Menards.  As he walked around the Menards he found this great chair pad on clearance for $15.  Gotta love that man he has tools and knows how to use them and can seek out a great bargain!

I cut off the outer fabric to find a wonderful white chair pad underneath.

I used some of the ruffle from the table cloth on this chair.  Used my glue gun so I can pull this ruffle off in the future for a change up if need be.

I only glued the ruffle to the end and the lower sides of this chaise.  I did not want to cover up her cute scroll design or tires.

I took this Ikea Duvet cover that matched my drapes and dining room chairs to make into the new pad.
It was pretty easy to do.  Just put it in the opening of the duvet and pulled it over the to sewn side of the duvet.  This way I only had to cut and sew one straight line on the other side and at the top and bottom of the pad. 



So now my cute little chaise lounge matches the other dining room chairs in the room.
Here she is with her ruffle and chair pad.  I am glad I left the scroll design and wheels showing.  


So now I have my lounge chair to relax and read inside and my outdoor chaise as well.
So happy to have an outside lounger and now an inside lounger.




So as you can see a lot of things are being skirted in my dining room area.  I am getting a lot of re love DIY's out of that ruffled table cloth.
I think I am done skirting things in this dining room space.  Have a great week.  Enjoy all that the new week brings.
Kris
:)
Parties:
Amaze Me Monday
Show and Share
Vintage Inspiration Party
Your Inspired Design Party

Skirting

Good Sunday to all of you.

I wanted to show you how I was able to use more the the ruffle from my table cloth to skirt some more things in my dining room.


This is my potting table and little chippy stool that I got a few weeks ago.



I decided to recycle the ruffle from the old table cloth on to this table.  Then I was looking at the bench and she seemed like she needed some bling too.


So I gave her a little skirt too.

I will have a post up tomorrow on what happened to this little sweet chaise lounge.  It required some sewing on my old  Sears Kenmore sewing machine that I have had for over 30 years!
Have a great rest of the week end.
Thanks always for your visits.
Kris