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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Buzzings of a Queen Bee

My house is in such disarray that I knew exactly what to do..........start looking around for inspiring blogs to get me motivated.........it's also a great distraction. Hmmmmm........clean the playroom or blog........tough decision.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee is a charming blog full of all things domestic. It's a delightful way to distract yourself from the things around you that need your attention.
I love this girl not because she has my button.......but because she's not afraid to paint something. Great reasoning. She had inherited an old brass bed. She didn't like the brassy look.........she felt guilt about wanting to paint it........but hated the idea of having it and not enjoying it. She loved the antique look..........just not brass. So she did what every bold creative woman would do................painted it. It's adorable and she now enjoys it.
Now what really caught my eye was this chair. A chair that so many of us would just pass on by, But Queenie saw the good bone structure, the great lines, the classic look and took mercy on this poor old chair.
She had slip covers made in a wonderful black and white hounds tooth. I LOVE that!

I had been looking for a similar fabric for a small slipper chair I have..........she has a pillow made in the exact fabric I want, but her pillow is red and I want it in the black......don't you love the tiny little bee's?
She is always finding inexpensive way to spruce up her home. Take this bucket tin..........cute in it's day.......but not cute enough anymore..........Using a little scrapbook paper and some mod podge...........she now has a very stylish bucket. While we're looking at all the black accents of her lovely home.........she has a great photo wall. Something I highly recommend for all homes. This is such a great way to add style and charm to a large wall.......also a great way to display a large amount of photos. I've added other accents to my photo wall. My large monogram and the number indicating the amount of people in our family. I plan to add a silhouette of my son sometime.............maybe I can do that next instead of cleaning.Why don't I think of these things. Why settle for a plain lamp shade? She has several lamp shades she converted to her own liking. I guess some come with a self adhesive shade??? Who knew? This one she used a glue spray, a little fabric and some fringe.


Are you jealous of her yet? Well........she also cooks. Chicken Pot Pie...........this sounds perfect for a weekend meal...........like tonight. So glad that's planned.



With her many tutorials...........WE LOVE TUTORIALS! She created this cute little pot for a gift. Simple, cute, inexpensive and perfect!
Now this is a look I love! Anything 3 in a row is right up my alley. I know, I know..........Christmas is so over............we are done done done! But wait.............
See that pail that's painted red with white polka dots? I want it.
And this advent calendar.........she showed a tutorial on this. WE LOVE A TUTORIAL!
Did I already show this? I've looked at it so many times I can't remember if I shared it with you already.

It's a very simple idea.........I know it doesn't look like it, but trust me........you can do it.
Grab yourself a cup of joe and pay Queenie a visit. Please let her know how you found her........I have a feeling many of you already know her.

23 comments:

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh girl, you just made my day...week,..month...you get the idea! I am hugely pregnant and tired and cranky and my family is tired of me too, I think! I logged into my email and found this lovely lovely post! Now I feel much better! :) I have been reading you for a long time and of course I consider being featured on Today's Creative Blog as the "you have arrived" moment! Yippee!! Thank you thank you!
Carrie

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hooray! Carrie's blog is so great and she is a total peach. I'm so glad that she was featured!!

meg duerksen said...

am i missing where the link is? it is not showing up on my computer. she looks like fun kim!
i love red and white polka dots...and painted beds!

southerninspiration said...

Yep, I've been "following" Carrie's blog, too, and she does have GREAT ideas!! And I hope her baby comes soon, so we can all see more of her handiwork!! ;)
Suzanne

Jess B said...

I LOVE Carrie's blog! I've been following her for a few months now and her love of grosgrain ribbon inspired a project for my nieces and nephew for Christmas, too.

Tanya said...

Great blog!!

LuLu said...

Totally enjoyed visiting her blog today will be back for more yummy ideas!
LuLu

Kristin said...

Another great find! Funny that you mentioned silhouettes - I just (as in last night) had my husband make me a silhouette of our girls for our photo wall!

Kelly said...

What a wonderful blog. Thank you! I will follow her and be inspired! Yeah! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

tidymom said...

Hooray!!! I LOVE Carrie's blog!!! Congrats Carrie!!

~Tidymom

Wendy said...

Love Carrie's blog! Yea!!!!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

I love Carrie's blog! Isn't she adorable?!

Gray Matters said...

She one of my favorites, too. Great choice!

Caroline Alexander said...

I love this advent calendar. We did one for the first time this year, this is such a creative idea.

Jennifer

Cindy said...

I love this blog and all of the wonderful inspiration!
I've been ignoring my kids this weekend while I absorb all of the incredible blogs found on your site. Today's Creative blog is awesome!

Holly said...

She is FABULOUS! And did you see the sweet little pot of candy she made just for me?!?!? Another great one Kim! (as I blog instead of doing laundry...)

Kirsten said...

Kim, I just don't know how you keep doing it - thanks for the distraction from cleaning!

paperglueetc said...

Kim my husband is waiting for your phone call, he said something about wanting to strangle the person that has me sitting on the couch screaming in delight instead of putting the 3rd yes I said 3rd coat of paint on my scrap book room you can call him at 1-800-IMAJERK.....

Jen r. said...

Love her! Great feature!

Tricia said...

Kim, I love your blog and love Carrie's also. You are both on my "daily must read" list. Thanks for all your great features!

Crystal said...

I'm going to check out her blog! She looks like a very creative woman!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I love that little Queen Bee! Thanks for showcasing her:-)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

She is one of my favorites! Great post!