10 Minute Makeovers

Good Morning Friends!

Today I'm joining The Nester's 10 Minute Makeover linky. I love the idea of trying to make a pretty change in my home in 10 minutes. The good thing about that is it doesn't allow me the time to obsess. That's a good thing.


Do you see this pretty little girl in the tin sign? Well, she is hiding a plug that is placed in the worst spot in my kitchen. She's been there for awhile but I kept thinking she was lonely.


Last week, I picked up a few things to go with her. She is now resting in a basket with some plates and a pretty little towel I found on a clearance rack.
10 Minutes to Loveliness!!

I just love the plates that are in the basket and they will rotate around the house from time to time. Now, go on over and visit The Nester to see what other's are up to. I am!

51 comments

Karol said...

Love it. LOVE the plates in the basket. You photos are like magazine photos!

Karol :0)

bj said...

What a precious idea, dear one. Just as cute as can be!
Many thanks for giving me the heads up on this fun thing...I didn't know about it. Now, I am linked. I made such a mess of posting today...don't know where the heck my brain was. I already had one post on pre-schedule mode, decided at the last minute to do a tablescape Thurs., posted it, forgot to delete the OTHER posting, so it, too is on there, and then....the Nester posting.
Am I losin' it, Stacey??? ;O)

Judy said...

I am going to have to start keeping a notebook on all of your creative ideas. That basket of plates looks so good. I have always had a thing for plates...and the ones that you chose are beautiful!!

The Nester said...

Love the plates in the wire basket--a great way to show off a few things you love all at one time!

southerninspiration said...

What a FABULOUS idea! I love it, and I do LOVE those plates you found, especially the one with the little birdie on it........so cute!

Suzanne

April said...

Stacey~
I absolutely LOVE your bird plate with the musical notes! How unique!

Rachael said...

Great ideas! Where did you find those cute plates????

Nancy said...

Stacey, I love the plates in the basket idea! I will copy...heehee! Nancy

Carol said...

Pretty plates, especially the one with the music & bird!

Wendy said...

That's a darling idea...so cute! And a fun way to display plates.

Deidra said...

I love that basket! Beautiful!

Jen r. said...

I like the idea of the plates in a basket!

Rachel said...

Great idea. It's pretty and practical!

coco said...

What a great idea...I love gathering things together on a tray, I will have to try a basket too!

june@craftyniche said...

Very cute! I want to add some decorative plates to my kitchen as well!

Tricia Anne said...

What a great look to have your dishes in the basket!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Beautiful way to hide the plugs!
Love your basket of plates, I might need one too.
~Misti

Elizabeth said...

Great quick makeover, Stacey! I love how the plates all have similar colors but are different.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Sweet! I love that idea of making changes in just 10 minutes. I need a few 10 minutes around this here house,Ha. Thank s for sharing~

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! That's a great idea. If you'll come over, I'll give you two hours to help me, not just 10 minutes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Ms. Tee said...

The ten minutes idea is such a great idea! That little birdie plate with the notes is adorable! :)

Helen said...

One word - adorable!

An Accomplished Woman said...

Stacey,

I love this idea. I am looking for some new ideas and you have been up to a lot of decorating lately. How is the wallpaper stripping coming?

Cynthia

Sherri S said...

Oh I love the different plates! And in a basket too. What a neat and adorable idea.

jenjen said...

I love your idea of putting a picture or painting in front of an ugly outlet. Genius!
Thanks!

Jen

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Stacey!

Your "About Me" made me smile! I have a daughter who is about to turn 38......oh, I can hardly believe that....at any rate......I'm SMART again, so you have that to look forward to! :-) Somehow it does turn around!

Your house is adorable and enjoyed stopping by.

Warmly.......
Spencer (great name,huh??)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What pretty plates! Love them displayed that way :)!!

Darlene said...

I LOVE those plates....you did a great job!

Amy said...

It is amazing what the plates in the basket do to the picture alone. I love what you chose...I love all of them. I will have to try this quick and easy makeover too! Amy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a fun thing to do! I love your plates. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Good ideal Stacey. I like it.Have a great weekend my friend.

Jodi said...

love the basket! I've got a thermostat that I need to work on hiding - great reminder!

Karen said...

What a beautiful way to display plates! I love the musical note plate...very sweet!

koehmstedt said...

That is super creative... A great idea for little money!

Sweetie said...

This is such a good idea. The plates that you have displayed are lovely.
Sweetie

robinrane said...

I love covering the plug, I'm alwayse trying to figure out something new and amazing to cover my plugs!
And the plate with the bird! Love it~
Robin Rane'
All Things Heart and Home

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, this is just a brilliant idea! I love it, and I love that iron basket you used. That bird plate with the song notes is so cute! laurie

Linda said...

I am a Frenchaholic and I love that tin....also play piano, so I love that bird plate with the music on it. You can beat a 10 minute makeover! Linda

Sit A Spell said...

Love the bird plate! I really like them in that basket! How fun...

Wendy said...

Yes, Stacey I did continue to climb trees when "those" friends were not around. In fact, I still occasionally climb trees..you know, being a good mom and all...it's really for the kids. haha.

Nancy said...

Hey Stacy, I have to tell you, we was walking out the door and I had to shut down this comp. but first, I wanted to check my emails...I saw your comment..about the Show our Reds idea...and I LOOOOVE that idea. You have got my brain wheels turning...so be watching for something to come up.
One more thing...I went to hobby lobby yesterday and I found me a wire basket on 80% off clearance..YAY...I am planning on using it to put some plates in...I'll have to show you when I get it done. Have a great day!!! Nancy

ellen said...

I like the way you put all of the different plates in the basket. I have lots of random plates and that's a great way to bring them all together!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I too love the look of the plates in the basket. Excellent decorating idea!
Brenda

JudyBug said...

Love it! The plates all blend together perfectly.

JudyBug

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Those plates!! Oh my, they are just fabulous!!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I know what you mean about hiding plugs...grrrr. What a great idea and I love the plates, DebraK

Just a little something from Judy said...

How is the painting project coming? Looking forward to seeing the shade you chose and the finished room. I just know it will be beautiful!

Jill said...

Cute, Cute plates, I really like plates with birds on them!
~Jill

Picket said...

Hey girl...oh it is so good to be back among the 'blogging'! lol I love that idea and that first plate with the music notes and bird is just too cute! Thanks so much for coming by checking on me...hope you have had a great weekend!

Cottagecheap said...

Love your plates! I love that idea....might have to ponder where I can 'steal' it in my home.

K-Sue said...

Really like the bird plate.