Saturday, December 31, 2011

HUGE & I mean HUGE Giveaway!

This Giveaway is now CLOSED.

Edited: Today Dec 31,2011 is the LAST day to enter this amazing giveaway!

I have been chosen to help announce Annie Sloan's 2012 North American Tour! What does that mean to you my readers? Well let me tell ya! It means you are in store for one HUGE giveaway! This is a NATIONAL giveaway and the biggest to date! 

Every Stockist in North America is going to be having their own giveaway and I am thrilled that Stephanie Kahrs Granit from Magnolia Lane has chosen to team up with me for her giveaway! Stephanie has some FABULOUS stuff and if I lived anywhere near her I would be in so much trouble!;)
Anyways, wanna know what ya can win!? 
You can enter to win one of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Holiday Baskets being given away by over 100 Stockist across North America! Each basket will include two fabulous pots of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Annie Sloan soft wax in clear & dark, and Annie's book Quick & Easy Paint Transformations.

Plus there is even MORE!
In addition to the holiday basket giveaway, a lucky winner of the holiday basket from EACH shop across North America will be entered for a chance to win a $350 gift certificate from Annie Sloan Unfolded. It will be good toward your choice of a credit on your Annie Sloan American Tour registration fee or $350 in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! The big winner will be announced on Annie's blog on January 10,2012.

Can it get anymore exciting than that!? So here is what ya have to do to enter.

1)  Become a follower of Annie's blog and comment "American Tour 2012".
2)
"Like" Magnolia Lane on Facebook and then come back here and tell me you did.
3) If you "Follow" From My Front Porch To Yours on here or on FB leave me a comment here. If you do both then leave two comments.
4) If you Blog or FB about Magnolia Lane's Giveaway leave me a comment!
5) And last but not least if ya live in the Cape May, NJ area be sure to stop by Magnolia Lane to enter for another chance to win!

Giveaway will end New Years Eve!





P.s. I am hosting this giveaway just as a thank you to my readers for being such great bloggy pals! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is a WONDERFUL product that I use all the time. I am NOT receiving any reimbursement at this time for hosting. My opinions on this product come from my own experience in using this product!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

Wow! It is hard to believe that this holiday season is almost all over with. We have had a whirlwind week this past week but have loved every minute of it. The Nana & The Papa came in from Ga to spend Christmas with us. We love having them here and it helps take the sting out of living half way across the country from both of our families. 
Some of my favorite things from this past week include our festivities for one little boy who turned 6! Now those are 6 years that just flew by! His pick of theme this year was Angry Birds. Thankfully I was able to find a few party supplies. Party City just started getting them in so there was not much. He had a blast that day at Dave & Busters. We all did!

One of my next favorite things included a project with our garage doors that I have been wanting to do for over two years now. 

I think I am in love! There are a lot of homes in our neighborhood that have these carriage house looking garage doors and I have been wanting the hardware for ever it seems. The Papa & I put them up and it was beyond easy y'all! An inexpensive project with such a big impact! I have no idea why it took us so long to do this. It really does make a huge difference in the appearance of our home. Just click here and it will take you to where I found it at.

I was over the moon when my Mom and Oldest got me new Mark Roberts Fairies to add to my collection! Thanx Mom!

Then The Nana & The Papa gave me these wonderful books of inspiration. I can spend hours just flipping thru these! Thank you Nana & Papa!

And then there is this project that finally was completed. I purchased this chandy over two years ago on the local yard sale site for my craft/sewing room....FYI for those of you wondering we have a website where people who are local can post their items for sale. Kinda like Craigslist but more localized....Anyways, I have hemmed and hawed on  what to do with it and where to place it but I finally decided to ask The Papa to just make it into a lamp that I can plug in the wall and turn on and off with a switch. I also decided that it will go in the guest bedroom and not in my sewing/craft room!

So there are just a few highlights from my past week! I hope that yours was as joyful and blessed filled with family and friends!

Don't forget to come back by Saturday and share your favorite projects/posts of 2011 for my Auld Lang Syne Party!

Also do not forget to enter the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint giveaway if you haven't  yet! Deadline is Saturday!


Here is the winner of the CeCe Caldwell Paint Give Away!



And The Winner Is.....

I know y'all have been on pins and needles waiting find out the winner of the CeCe Caldwell Paint Giveaway is so here is a fun little video Nena made to announce the lucky person!
 Congrats to entry number #97 Valerie of 2nd Essence!
Please send me an email so we can get your paint and wax out to you! Thanx to everybody who entered!!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday #37


Hey y'all! Things have been super busy around here so I thought I would help mom out with Treasure Hunt Thursday this week. I apologize for no Highlights but promise mom will be back next week to share your amazing finds! The Nana & The Papa came in from Georgia to see me and I guess to celebrate Christmas and my little brother turning 6 so we all have just been having a blast. I am sure mom will tell y'all all about that too!

 Also I wanted to remind ya for mom that Saturday at Noon she will be kicking off her Auld Lang Syne Party where y'all share your best projects or posts of 2011! Becca from Adventures In Decorating so graciously offered up a custom wreath to be given away as well so be sure to stop by!

Let's get this party started!
As with all parties there are the normal rules. You must link back to From My Front Porch To Yours in your THT POST. Just common courtesy. If ya don't link back ya don't get to party. Only link up to your Treasure Hunt Thursday post and NOT your blog homepage. Please No advertising and PLEASE NO MORE than 3 links from the SAME party goer. If you find your post deleted it is not because I am a meany, I just have to make sure the rules are being followed. You can save some of your posts for the following weeks party! Also be sure to visit at least the link before you and after you to just say Hi! It makes partying all the more fun! If you are new around here I would love it if ya become a follower:)



Monday, December 26, 2011

Guest Bathroom Reveal

I am finally finished with our guest bath mini remodel! I was trying to wait for the sun to come out so I could get good pics but it has been overcast and rainy here for three days now with more to come so I just went with it!;)
If  you would like to see what this space looked like beforehand you can click here and here.


Welcome to our new frenchy guest bath!

I kept the cute shower curtain hooks that I bought for the first makeover because I loved them so much.


I ended up purchasing two shower curtains. One was just not full enough for me and that was okay because I lucked up and was able to get the one shower curtain for just $20 because somebody had opened it and returned it. That was a ten dollar savings and helped this impromptu mini guest bath remodel.
I just love the shower curtains! The faux lace detail and ruffle trim jumped right out at me when I saw it. The shower curtains and hooks both came from Target.

Here is the biggest change in the bathroom!

I repainted the medicine cabinet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I used Paris Gray , Old Ochre, and  Old White and topped it off with clear and dark wax. The knob I reused from the previous make over. It came from HobLob.

The tile back splash is the same tile we used to frame out our fireplace surround back in the spring. It was very easy to install but grouting was a tad harder due to not wanting to get it on the freshly painted walls and the tight space. Since I did it after 11:30 pm I now see I have a few places that I need to get some of the grout off of!;) Funny how we notice things after we take pics of them that we otherwise would not have.

This is the faucet I finally decided on. I had a hard time making a decision and The Hubster was getting irritated but I wanted to get it right. I would find some that I liked but they would not be in the finish I wanted or too expensive. I think this one turned out perfect though.

We took down the old builders grade mirror and I replaced it with this mirror that I  purchased off the local yard sale site over a year ago for just $15. It use to be a brown and gold combo. I took my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint out once again and went to town with Old Ochre and Old White. I opted out of waxing it. I wanted the contrast.

I just love this vintage like soap dispenser that I found again at Target!

And here is the piece of resistance! Please ignore the fact that we still need to put the little piece of baseboard back on!;) Reason for this mini remodel was because we had a teeny tiny leak that we did not notice till it was on the bathroom floor over a two and half month period all because I asked The Papa to change out the faucet!:0 The cabinet had to be ripped out but thankfully everything else was perfect!!!

 We hunted high and low for a replacement but I always kept coming back to a furniture fixture style. Because of this we had to tile the portion of the floor that was under the old cabinet but that ended up being very painless. 

I just love this vanity to pieces! It got a makeover as well because after we got it home and in the space it was too yellow. You can see the original finish here.I used Old White and Old Ochre on it along with clear and dark wax. 

I had a vision in my head and that involved taking down the white blinds we had installed. I was not sure The Hubster was going to go for it but he said yes right away! I had these vintage shutters out in the garage my mom bought at an estate sale. There were two boxes of them and I still had one box left so I just stained them to match the vintage shutters  I have hanging up in the guest bedroom

I just love the amount of light they let in. It makes the room feel so much larger than it really is. I am on the hunt for a boxwood wreath of some sort to hang above the shutters.

New frenchy looking basket I purchased from HomeGoods awhile back when I started on the guest room make over.

This is the view from the loo. You can kinda vision how small this space really is. 

I purchased these vintage botanical prints again off the local yard sale site a few months back for just $5 for both of them. The mirror I purchased at an antique shop when shopping with my mom back in November. It was just $10.

A finishing touch are these metal hooks I got at HobLob when they were 40% off.

Our guest bath mini remodel cost us at just under $500 which I think is pretty darn good and really was not that hard to do. Just a tad time consuming but only because it is the holidays and already so much going on. Once i list the old marble counter top and faucets the cost will go down some more.





Well I hope you enjoyed the tour of our new guest bath! I also hope that y'all had a wonderful Christmas day with family and friends!! I am looking forward to hearing all about it in the upcoming days!



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Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Open House Thursday
Transformation Thursday
Show & Tell Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
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Potpourri Friday
Saturday Nite Special
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