504 Main by Holly Lefevre: April 2011
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Friday!
504 Main
Time for Tickled Pink!
I have been up to my ears in book writing and kiddo activities.

I know I am not the only busy lady or man out there..
so THANK YOU all for coming by!

I LOVE the ease of sharing links on Facebook and for now, while I am working toward my deadline this is how I will make my way through Tickled Pink links.
So, go on over and LIKE 504 Main on Facebook!
Don't miss a thing. If you have a Blog Page, just let me know
by leaving a comment on the 504 Main Wall!



Be sure to go catch my Guest Post over at My Repurposed Life!
I adore Gail and happy to be showing off one of my biscuit projects!
My Repurposed Life


Hope you all have amazing plans for the weekend!
Is anyone watching the Royal Wedding? 
I was not that "in to" it but I am being swayed.
Who doesn't love a good love story, especially one with a tiara!

TWO MORE DAYS!
Come join the WHITE Party! it does NOT have to be only decor...jewelry, sewing projects, cupcakes - you name it...if it is white - or a shade of white (yes, I count light gray and ivory and even light taupes) as white for my party (I am easy!). Go visit my BIG post about the celebration for all the details! and LINK UP HERE!

NOW FOR TICKLED PINK!

A craft...a recipe...a tip...a party...a short story...a  poem...
a  fashion find...a  favorite product...your favorite  post...
whatever makes  your blog  fabulous!
That is what Tickled Pink is all about!
{and it does NOT have to be PINK}
Click right HERE to Grab a button!
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PRACTICE PINK KINDNESS
1. Link  up...whatever makes  your blog  fabulous. Family Friendly please. Guess what? Your post does not have to be PINK!! 
2. PLEASE LINK TO A POST URL, ****NOT YOUR MAIN URL****
3. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post* {people need  to know what the heck they are doing!}. 
4.  I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not  adhere  to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
5. Please visit at least the 2 links in front of you!


TICKLED PINK Now Has Categories
I won't banish you if you mess up, but try to link appropriately, pretty please!

Craft, DIY, Decorate
crafting, diy, decor type links



Cook, Bake, Eat
stuff to eat, cook, drink, and bake




Read, Write, Share
posts you love, stories, favorite things, ideas to share

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

You know when you meet those people that you instantly love...Jenn from redberry barn is one of them. She is so darn sweet and talented! I am so happy to have her here today sharing a CUTE project!

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I am just thrilled to be here on 504Main with you!
Holly is so nice to let me guest blog for her with this simple
project.  I had the pleasure of meeting Holly at CHA this past January.
I was instantly impressed with Holly's talents and sweetness!
I started by blog about a year and a half ago to be a type
of journal of my creations and what inspires me.
It has been my therapy ever since!
I made a Chalkboard Cake/Cupcake stand to share with you today.
I am actually debating on just having it in Kate's room and display it
on her vanity to make it into a showcase of vintage finds on top.
 This is a wooden plate that I bought at Hobby Lobby in their unfinished wood section.
 Yes, you read this right...Pink Chalkboard Paint by DecoArt.
I am in LOVE!! 
I have so many projects in line using this baby!
I painted the edge and a little into the middle section with this paint.
On the bottom of the plate, I painted it Bahama Blue {DecoArt}
 I then cut out a circle to fit in the middle of the plate using the new paper from
Crate Paper, the Emma's Shoppe Collection.
I used the DecoArt Decoupage to adhere the paper in the middle
and to also add a shine to the top. 
 I couldn't resist adding this little girl jumping rope {crate paper} and I also used
some of Pink Paislee's paper that I cut out.  I decoupaged over this
to help with wear and hopefully not tear of this project!
 I painted 2 coats of chalkboard paint and then
you are supposed to condition the paint by rubbing
chalk on it and then wiping it off with a wet cloth.
 I found this silver candlestick at Goodwill and
I just knew it had the potential of a cake stand!
 Around the candlestick, I decided to tie a cute little bow.  My favorite ribbon is
from Hobby Lobby {in their ribbon by the yard section} and it has a little bit of
an iridescent sheen to it. I cut a little strip of paper to go around the middle and
then added a tiny embellishment. 
I used hot glue to attach the plate to the candlestick.

I did a little tutorial of how I made a bow like this HERE.
 You can write whatever you want, the beauty of
chalkboard paint!
 I hope that you enjoyed this little project today and
 that in some way you were inspired.
Thanks again to Holly for letting me be here!
You're a Doll!
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Thank you Jenn for sharing this adorable project with us!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hi all! Today I am very happy to have
(I have always wanted to live on a farm...for real).
I saw this monogram subway art takeoff and thought
it was different and am so happy
Angela agreed to share her project here!
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Preppy Girl on the Farm
Hi 504 Main followers!! I am so thrilled to be here.
I am Angela, the Preppy Girl on the Farm.
I started the blog as a way to share my craft projects
but also my adventures and misadventures on the farm.
I hope you enjoy my project.
I know you have seen a million monograms but hopefully this one is a little bit different.
You will need a canvas, spray paint, a template for your monogram and some sandpaper. My template was chipboard and I just punched out all the H's.
So spraypaint your canvas. I chose a dark brown.
Let that dry and then tape your template onto the canvas.
You can then spraypaint or hand paint your letters.
Let that dry. I then sanded the canvas to give it a worn look.
To add a little something extra, I glittered one of the chipboard letters and hot glued it to the finished canvas. I always use Martha Stewart glitter. It has extra sparkle and comes in many great colors.
A fairly simple and inexpensive project.
I hope you'll join me at Preppy Girl on the Farm.
Thanks!
Angela
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Don't forget The WHITE Party is still happening!
Link up you WHITE decor, crafts, baked good, items from the kitchen -
you name it. In fact you can enter various shade of WHITE too
(ivory, blush, french grey, etc.)!
Go check out the amazing entries!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Hey all! I am writing away (sort of) but here are a few things happening this week!
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Go visit The Scrap Shoppe to check out my mixed media piece!


I used DecoArt Snow-tex and paints as a Cutting Edge Stencils.
Here is a little sneak peek!

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The TOP TEN for April's Project Party has been announced over at The DIY Club!

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And The WHITE Party is still happening here through 4/30...

along with the other great parties associated with the anniversary celebration
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I have TWO great guest blogs this week...
one on Tuesday and one on Thursday...
On Wednesday you will not want to miss
the awesome Canvas Corp. wreath project!

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

My furniture is a mixture of old and new.
I like the eclectic blend and let's face it...I love a deal.
My dining room table is from a dear friend.
About the same time I moved they moved back to England
and found it easier to sell their furniture than move it across the pond.
She knew just where to go, as I had eyed and ogled it for sometime...
and I got quite the price...
and better yet it reminds my of her and her sweet family.
The only drawback...the dining room chairs were weak...and now it has only taken me about 5 years to get looking for new dining room seating. Seriously, the current chairs are a safety hazard - pretty to look at, but scary to sit in. I have considered taking them apart and re-gluing and reinforcing...but it really does not seem worth the effort...I am not sure it would actually help anyway (it has been done once already!). So on the hunt I go for new dining room chairs.
I am thinking that a couple dining room chairs with arms would mix nicely with some armless chairs...but a fun banquette would be a great design detail too - and my kids would think it was cool! My current chairs are all wood with leather seats but I think to brighten the room up a color like white would be fabulous too.
We spend a lot of time at the table when we have game night, so it is a priority to find dining room chairs that are comfortable...maybe some gorgeous upholstered chairs  - ones that invite our guests to sit and stay awhile.
I am not going to lie, I am slightly challenged in the home decor area...
and that challenge is my hubby - boy does he have opinions!
But if I can find some great dining room chairs, at a great price,
maybe, just maybe I can convince him to go for it...
and besides I am ready for a freshen up in the dining room...
(that white party is inspiring me)
after all it is right next to my kitchen that we redid last year!
And I did just paint the dining room...
although my hubby has not noticed...go figure.
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P.S. Notice - no photos of my dining room - it is nothing to look at yet...I am working on some window treatments...and then I will show you my new paint color...and maybe, just maybe some new dining room seating!
All photos from Cymax
This is a sponsored post from Cymax. Read my full disclosure statement.
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Friday!
504 Main
I did not even realize it was Thursday night and BAM!
Time for Tickled Pink.
I have been up to my ears in books, both kids out for spring break...
and both kids sick...how much fun can one gal have?

I know I am not the only busy lady or man out there..
so THANK YOU all for coming by!

Hope you all have amazing plans for the weekend!
Feel free to share them in the comments if you want!
(I know I am forgetting something!)


Come join the WHITE Party! it does NOT have to be only decor...jewelry, sewing projects, cupcakes - you name it...if it is white - or a shade of white (yes, I count light gray and ivory and even light taupes) as white for my party (I am easy!). Go visit my BIG post about the celebration for all the details! and LINK UP HERE!

To catch you all up to speed if you are new....I have a book to finish in the next 40/50 days and contemplated halting Tickled Pink until I could finish...but I changed my mind. So, here's the deal (if you want to linkup)...I may not do spotlights for the next 60 days (I have been so bad anyway...yikes!) or I may just do a few...but will share links on FB.
I just don't want to promise anything.
I just ask everyone who links up to visit at least the 2 blogs in front of them in the list.
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NOW FOR TICKLED PINK!
Craftberry Bush made beautiful paper ranunculus...
and her photos are swoon worthy!
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Focal Point created a sophisticated and gorgeous tablescape
with layer of details that works perfectly together.
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I adore monkey bread, so Mexican Monkey bread caught my eye.
Thanks Yesterday on Tuesday for this savory monkey bread!
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Rhinstone Beagle made Quinoa Chili - I so want to try this...
always looking for new ways with quinoa!
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A sweet poem about man's best friend from a longtime friend Matty Thoughts.
Don't worry this was part of a poetry theme for he blog - all dogs are OK.


Matty Thoughts
Now it is time to LINK UP
A craft...a recipe...a tip...a party...a short story...a  poem...
a  fashion find...a  favorite product...your favorite  post...
whatever makes  your blog  fabulous!
That is what Tickled Pink is all about!
{and it does NOT have to be PINK}
Click right HERE to Grab a button!
Signature

PRACTICE PINK KINDNESS
1. Link  up...whatever makes  your blog  fabulous. Family Friendly please. Guess what? Your post does not have to be PINK!! 
2. PLEASE LINK TO A POST URL, ****NOT YOUR MAIN URL****
3. Pretty please...add the Tickled Pink button to the post* {people need  to know what the heck they are doing!}. 
4.  I reserve the right to remove posts that are offensive or do not  adhere  to the rules, without any discussion, at my discretion.
5. Please visit at least the 2 links in front of you!


TICKLED PINK Now Has Categories
I won't banish you if you mess up, but try to link appropriately:

Craft, DIY, Decorate
crafting, diy, decor type links


Cook, Bake, Eat
stuff to eat, cook, drink, and bake


Read, Write, Share
posts you love, stories, favorite things, ideas to share
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