Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More Black and White Checks and a GIVEAWAY

Remember the knobs I painted a while back?:
Well I just bought the cutest jar with a white lid at the Christmas Tree Shop...and it needed some checks, too:
I just roughly drew pencil lines and colored in the checks with a marker:
A polka dot ribbon under the rooster finished it off!I filled it with my ice tea bags - doesn't it look great beside my cute little butter dish from Anthropologie?

NOW, for the GIVEAWAY - - I never did anything special for my 1 yr anniversary, nor did I celebrate my 100th post, so I am giving away this cute lampshade I made:
I began with a little white shade and colored in harlequin diamonds.

Of course it needed more, so I pleated some polka dot ribbon for the bottom and added a small ribbon on the top rim. The shade will sit on a small bulb and will fit any small lamp.
To ENTER:
1.Leave a comment for 1 chance
2.Become a follower for another chance
3.If you choose to post about this, leave me a message and I will add your name for a third chance

Maybe I can finally make it to 100 followers AND if you are my 100th follower, bring it to my attention and I will have something special for you!! Winner will be chosen in 7 days!


51 comments:

  1. Patti, That jar is adorable!! Your projects are always wonderful.

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  2. Patti nice job on the jar!!
    Love the lamp shade too!!

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  3. Hi Patti,
    Great job with the jar lid. I can't even imagine it without the checks! Love the ribbon detail too.
    Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to own that pretty lampshade.
    I'm already a follower (ok...I think you know that). If I could I would follow 20 more times so that I could be your 100th follower :-)
    Jane

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  4. That jar lid is fabulous! I wish I could paint better but I'm a mess. And absolutely count me in for the lampshade giveaway - love it, love it, love it! =)

    xo, Jeanine

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  5. The lampshade is absolutely adorable! Don't you just love the Christmas Tree Shops! Such a cute lid and they go PERFECT with your door knobs!!

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  6. That lampshade just looks like it belongs in my sewing room! Love it!

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  7. that is super cute and would look awesome in my home office!

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  8. ... and of course i'm a follower.

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  9. oh u know i love this. And i am a follower and your our on my blog list....

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  10. Your lamp shade is unique and quite cute.

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  11. Oh, so darn cute and I would LOVE to win it! I just became a follower.

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  12. Congrats, Patti, on blogging for a year!!!
    Country Blessings,
    Cindy

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  13. Patti,
    What a feat...blogging for one year! I have only been doing it for 1 month, and as much as I enjoy blogging, it sure does take up a great deal of my day. :) Can't even make it to the gym anymore, oh darn!
    I love the lampshade. You did a fantastic job on it.
    Also, your jar lid is great do. Looks like you have a talent for painting.
    Have a wonderful day. :)

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  14. Hi Patti~Here's to trying to help you make it to 100 followers...I just became a follower.
    Good Luck!

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  15. Your lamp shade is adora Patti. And.... your little jar turned out adorable. Girl, you know I am your follower. Be blessed. Cindy
    P.S. Will post about your giveaway as well. Be blessed. Cindy

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  16. Hey Patti! Thanks for stopping by. What talent you have!! I love that jar lid, the knobs, and especially that lampshade! Enter me for your drawing, please! :) As for the grass - I love it. I don't find it messy at all - until the spring. You have to cut it down to about a foot out of the ground, and while cutting it - your dried blades of grass go everywhere. There is some clean up after the winter snow and wind ... but not much. All in all - they're great. A little sharp - they can cut you like a paper cut would, but I love them, and can't live without the one I've got. It's HUGE! I'm not sure how long it's been on the property. It was here when we got here and I moved it after a year. It seems to like it better where it is though - because I swear it's bigger than it was when I moved it. :) Can't wait to see what you get from your landscaper! :)

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  17. I am your newest follower but sadly not the 100th! I love the lampshade, perfect for any decor. I love the lid...turned out lovely.

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  18. Super cute! I could use that cute little shade in my 1/2 bath!

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  19. I love all things checked! Great giveaway! Hope I win!
    ahmh61398@gmail.com

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  20. I follow you! Hope I win!
    ahmh61398@gmail.com

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  21. I just made a lamp from a old caning jar that shade would look great! count me in I am going to follow you also!

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  22. That's a great lampshade. I love the ruffle. And thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

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  23. I LOVE black & white! And red, of course. :-) Your jar lid is adorable ~ looks like something from a speciality shop. I NEED the lampshade to go with my black/white/red decor. Please count me in, ok?

    I am a follower too. Glad I found your blog!

    Brightest blessings,
    Pat

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  24. I can't believe you just "roughly" put in the checks and painted them like that! That looks great! I always envy people who can do such artistic creative projects like that. Love the lampshade! I'm a big fan of black and white harlequins and checks, so this is great post to come across.

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  25. Hey Patti! I love the lamp shade and have the perfect spot in mind if I win! I'm also a follower.
    Dena

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  26. Ooooh, I love the checker pattern you are going with! So fun, thanks for telling me about it:)

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  27. I love the checks! I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog http://bookwormtobombshell.blogspot.com!
    I hope you'll stop by again!

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  28. Thanks so much for stopping by to see my tutorial on the lampshade. I love your creation and would love to win!
    Blessings...Sherry

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  29. I LOVE black & white prints and all your projects!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  30. Black and white is beautiful. I follow your blog and would love to win.

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  31. Super cute lid and lamp shade. I am a follower...would be fun to win!

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  32. Love the harlequin pattern! Would love to see it in person.
    thanks
    shelia

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  33. Hey! Just became a follower, not #100 but close...#90.
    thanks for the 2nd chance
    shelia

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  34. I am so impressed with the lamp shade, you did a great job. I would love to win that, count me in.

    I am already a follower.

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  35. Lovin the Black and White - I need them for my console! Thanks for leaving me a comment -

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  36. I love what you did.. I just got the whole canister set that matches your jar so of course I LOVE it~!
    wow you did great with that lampshade.. I love coming here to see what you've created.
    oh yea, I wanna win REAL BAD:-)
    Sonny

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  37. What a charming lampshade, Patti! Love the black n white! You clever girl!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  38. What a cute lampshade! Your designs are so fun!

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  39. Oh and I'm following you now as well! And that's a good thing because you have great ideas. :)

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  40. You are VERY talented! I check you out EVERY DAY!

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  41. I am now following you.......I can't help myself!

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  42. Very cute! Love the black and white! Great job.

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  43. Oh my goodness.... I so know who would love this. I'm zipping right over to tell her!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  44. Already a follower and enjoy your blog. Cute lampshade and in two of my favorite colors..black and white.

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  45. LOVE your site. I am a M-C addict and am also an old-time tole painter. I would love to do the black and white checks on various things (wood, material, metal) but am not sure what paints you use and what you use to do the gold and blue accents. I have a few M-C pieces and just love them. I there anyplace on your site where you tell which paints to use for the metal and for the wood and what finishes you use? I'd love to sit under you for a time.

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    1. see this post: http://ppandorasbox.blogspot.com/2010/02/mackenzie-childs-inspired-mirror.html

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