Dickey's Decor

Home, Garden and More

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gearing Up

After two weeks off I head back to work tomorrow. Crazy thing is I did not complete any projects over the break. I am looking forward to accomplishing a few in the nextcouple of weeks. Here is something I forgot to share. I had planned on selling it, but alas it was a weird shade and I ended up moving lamps around (did you know I have a lamp fetish?). I figured I might as well use it. I have it next to my bed and love it! It looks a little crooked here, but I promise it isn't.

I also hinted at my winter themed decorations. I figured I should share them. This is the front window. I change it often to keep things moving. I kept some of the Christmas decorations out for this reason. I can't bear to put away the glitter deer just yet.

Here is a look at my lovely bird candle holder. I bought it at Kohls last year. My mom has one as well so we can really make a statement with both of them. Maybe I will have a party just to show them off.

This is one of my chalkboards. We love to write little messages on it. I figured it should go in the window to get the snow motivated.

Here is our mantle. I love the WISH banner so much. Can I keep it up all year?

I recently took a framing class in order to prepare to build some things this spring. I have promised my daughter we would build her a playhouse since her brother has one. I never got around to it. Well, in my class we built a four by eight structure. When the class ended I asked the teacher what they would be doing with the it. He told me they would just tear it down. I had wheels turning. I emailed the Rebuild It Center (if you live in Portland you have to know about this place) and asked how much they wanted for it. I was willing to pay up to $100. They told me $20. A few days later my husband, kids and I went to the workshop and took the walls down. It is mainly intact and will be easy to reconstruct. My daughter and I will finish it up this spring! I am so excited. Here is a sneak peak:

Back to the grind tomorrow. Let the fun begin!


  1. Of course you can leave the wish banner up! Wishes aren't limited to the holidays!! Thanks for linking up to my linky party! You have a new follower!

  2. That lamp is adorable. Sorry it is your last day of freedom, but I look forward to seeing what you do in 2012...I'm a new follower too. Stop by and visit, cause I love to meet new blog friends, Lori

  3. Hi Leah, I can just imagine how excited you daughter is right now, looking forward to the spring to erect her new playhouse. Lucky girl. Thanks for sharing all your great stuff. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. FANTASTIC ideas. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!