Monday, August 26, 2013

Welcome to LilacsNDreams Site

Hot! Hot! Hot! Whew, has it gotten hot around here again, and humid too! Good thing the a/c was juiced last week because it has been working over time since then.

So, how has everyone been? Hope ya'll had a great weekend. How about this next weekend? Any big plans for the weekend, or for this holiday? Nothing here.

Been missing my routine of some things, and here too. Thought I would drop in on everyone, say Hi, and drop in for a quick chat. Hopefully soon I will be back into my routine of things, and sharing with you here again too. Till then I wish you all a super week. Have fun, be safe, good luck with all your creativities and up cycling. Hope you find some fun treasures too! 

Thanks for sharing your time with LilacsNDreams, and see you all again soon. Toodles . . . .

Friday, August 9, 2013

Super Friday and a Wonderful Weekend

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! This will be short today everyone, but I had to come and keep in touch with all of you. I have had some things come up that will need my attention for a bit. Soooo, I will be taking a short break for just a bit. Hopefully I won't be long, but wanted to let you all know why I wouldn't be posting regularly for a short while. This has become a routine for me that I enjoy.

I wish you all a super Friday, and a wonderful funfilled weekend! Take care, and I hope to be back here soon with ya'll. Behave till then!:) Toodles . . . .


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Repurpose Upcycle Reuse Unwanted Lamps With Home Decor

                                             Lamps Repurposed as Bird Baths

                                           Upcycled Lamps Into Home Decor

                                           Lamps Repurposed Into End Tables

                                             Brass Lamp Makes a Candle Holder

                                          Lamp to Table With Before and After

Repurpose Upcycle Reuse Unwanted Lamps With Home Decor

I have a glass lamp that has that crystal look design sitting, and staring at me some days. I don't want to get rid of it because I feel there is another use for it. So, there is sits with the chandelier I have waiting on me to get busy. Well, the chandelier I have almost gutted out. Can't find my pliers to help me finish, and a wire cut me. So, I walked away for a bit. As for the lamp? I decided it was time to check around, and get some ideas to help inspire me. That I found too!

Often we get rid of our old lamps. You know those big old belly lamps, those ugly brass ones, something we got from Grandma, and you know what I mean. Sometimes if we don't give them away we maybe paint them, give them new lamp shades, but often we wonder what else could you do with them? Hey, we generally see them being offered at garage sales, thrift shops, on the side of the road, etc. What if we repurpose them into something for our home decor? 

Above you will see some neat ideas that I found, and have shared with you. I really like the bird bath idea as I think I have an extra ceiling light cover hiding upstairs, or maybe an extra lid sitting some where I could use to make a bird bath. 

The glass big belly old ones you see in the second picture was kind of neat what she did. She gutted them, and then put in a battery operated tea lite. They made some wonderful colored glass pieces for her home decor. 

So, next time you want to be rid of that darn old lamp maybe you might want to repurpose it into something you can use again. Hey, I am thinking I would like to hit the thrift shops for some unwanted lamps, and maybe give them a new life too. 

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and hope you got some ideas for yourself. Have a happy thrifty crafty day, and see ya'll again soon. Toodles . . . . .

Monday, August 5, 2013

Coffee Pot People With DIY Projects Upcycled

                                                    Coffee Pot People Coffee Pot People

                                             Coffee Pot People Yard Ornaments

Coffee Pot People With DIY Projects Upcycled

It never ceases to amaze me the things that people do with everyday items from our homes, items found from thrift stores, pieces that have been thrown out to garbage, and etc. No wonder I don't get much done with all I can see on the internet, how I am amazed, and how I am in awe of so much of it . . . LOL:)

We often use our old coffee tea pots for maybe plants, and little things like that in our homes, or on our porches. As you can see there is more that we can do with them, and extra pieces that we find to help with these adorable lawn ornaments that have been made. I remember seeing this blog quite some time ago, and adored it then. Over time I had lost their blog address, but have found it again. I just had to share it with you all so that you could see some of the ideas shared with making Coffee Pot People. After visiting with them you might be able to get some wonderfully fun ideas for your crafting too. 

Coffee pots, teapots, pan lids, vases, toasters, chandelier lights, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and you have an adorable conversational piece that others will adore. Over at this blog you will see this, and other crafty things that they share along with just everyday things too. People like you, and me who happen to have a creative side of things too.  

It is Monday, and I hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend. Did you do all you wanted? Did you get some thrifting done for certain projects, find some must have vintage pieces, or did you get some crafting done with maybe some painting, cleaning, and refurbishing too? Whatever you all did I hope you enjoyed, and was able to complete things you wanted to. I strayed away from my list of items to do, but I did get a few things done while I was able to. 

Thanks so much for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and as always I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care, and see you all again soon. Toodles . . . . . . 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Letter or Word Art Creations With Photographs

                Inspire Printable Letter Art by Carolyn

                 Home Inspired Letter Word Art

                          Love Letter Word Art Photographed and Framed

                                 Houston Word Letter Art Creative Photography

                                         Golf Letter Word Art Photography

Letter or Word Art Creations With Photographs

I love this stuff, and think it is so neat too! I have seen things like this in person at a coffee shop a friend once had, and would display things like this with a local artist. 

Yes, a lot of it is taking photographs of different things you see. You are not only seeing just everyday things, but the things you see some how form letters. This is where the creative juices get to work doing something like this.

Pictures are fun to take, easy to take, and many of us enjoy doing that in order to preserve memories. Well, some have mastered the art of taking pictures of things they see forming letters so that they can make words with them. So, take pictures of items forming letters, find a gorgeous background to display them on forming a word, frame it, and hang it anywhere within the home. 

I just think this is a simple, neat, and fun way to be creative. If you are looking for something a little bit different, but yet simple you might want to consider doing Letter or Word Art Creations With Photographs. 

Well, here is our weekend starting for many of us now, or later today. Glad you stopped by LilacsNDreams to visit. Enjoy your weekend, and see you all again soon.