RMN 6 - Pillow Storage Solution & a Give-away

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A large part of Refreshing My Nest the last few weeks
 has been putting random things back into their rightful place, with some going into storage.  
{I let things get a little out of hand and out of place over the Holidays, with all the the hustle and bustle!!!}

As I rounded up stray items, many currently unused pillows were collected.
They were stashed everywhere, behind beds, under beds, in spare closets, in the corners of rooms....
As much as I LOVE pillows, my husband equally detests them.
I like to change out pillows for the seasons, ...or just when the notion strikes.

So... I collected them all together and came up with a pretty nifty storage solution.

Supplies Needed
-Metal Curtain Tabs
-A Hammer

I attached a metal curtain tab to one corner of each pillow.

In the rafters of the attic, I nailed nails.....

And from each nail, I hung the pillows.
Works like a charm!
Now they are up and out of the way, and should guests ever visit the attic (little furry ones), hopefully they will be out of harms away. 

My last RMN Project tackled, will be refreshing the master bedroom.
Working on that now.
I had new pillow cases monogrammed in the "Fishtales Font."
When I complete that project, which I'll share later, I'm sticking a fork in it and calling it done!

On a slightly different note, 
I woke up Saturday morning to a new addition to the mantel.

If you follow my blog, you are familiar with the reason behind Ashley's picture on the mantel,
and how I decorate around it for each season.

David has never uttered a word about her picture being on the mantel, 
and his pictures are scattered throughout the house in other areas.  
Little did I know, he was felt just a little slighted.

Ashley took this picture of David at one of his recent basketball games
 and had it printed and framed for me Friday.
David placed it, and although the scale is a little off,
it appears I have one more picture to decorate around now!
AND I wouldn't move it for the world! "smiles"

So, onto the Give-away...

A Silver Rooster Platter
A Beautiful 5x7 Watercolor Print by local artist, Ronald Williams, of near-by Southport, NC
A Sicura 4x6 Frame made with crystals
A 16 pack of Fresh Linen scented Tealights
& a cute pair of Fashion Cleaning Gloves

If you would like to enter the Give-away,
please leave a comment at the end of this  post.

If you would like to enter twice, 
please be a follower of my blog.
{Remind me when you enter, please!}

Mention the Give-away on your blog, and I'll throw your name in for a third chance.
{Again, let me know! ...and Thanks! :) }

And for a fourth bonus entry...

I appreciate each one who takes the time to leave a comment on my posts!
Your encouragement and kind words brighten my day, and I love keeping in touch with those that comment!

If those that enter the give-away have left a comment on any of my other Refreshing My Nest Posts,
 I'll put your name in the pot one other time. 
An added bonus to say, "Thanks!"

The drawing will be held this coming Wednesday at noon!
Best of Luck!


  1. Love the giveaway! I would love to be chosen as the winner!

  2. I have been a follower of your blog for awhile and love it!

  3. What a great giveaway I would love a chance to win!

  4. Rhonda your mantel is gorgeous and you daughter is beautiful! Love the shot of your son too!

  5. I am a sucker for a roo. Love this one, and that painting is beautiful also! What a great give-a-way.

  6. Almost forgot, I am a very happy follower of your blog :)

  7. Hope you know that I'm a follower already! I smiled at the picture and am so happy that David has a place on the mantel now too. :) Sweet of Ashley to take it and get it ready for him to put up. I smiled too at the "fresh linen-scented tea lights." The scent always reminds me of the wonderful bed and breakfast we spent our 25th wedding anniversary at. Can you believe in April we'll be married 30 years?! Where, oh where did all my life go?! Thanks for giving me a shot at the give-away, everything looks so much fun!

  8. I think that is so cute that he wanted his picture up there too. My grandkids notice if I move things they put places....I really have to be careful!!

  9. Very lovely blog. I'm your newest follower!

  10. I love your give away! I'm newest follower! Nice post Joann

  11. Hi Rhonda...I'm new here. Saw your comment on Jo't this and that blog and had to come over. Very nice. I love your giveaway. The rooster platter would sure look good in my kitchen.


  12. Hi Rhonda...I'm now your newest follower. Looking forward to all your future posts.


  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I sure do appreciate your generosity and the lovely things you're giving away, prove it! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Blessings from Bama!

  14. What wonderful giveaway...thanks for sharing...Pat H

  15. Love your blog and I'm a follower,,thanks Pat H

  16. awww, what a sweet little picture. All it needs is it's very on tiny shelf, hanging around that awesome mirror somewhere and the little photo put there for all the world to see. So sweet.

    I love your pillow storage...I would have to put mine in plastic bags as it is dusty and sandy out here in West Texas but the hooks would still work. Great idea. And, yes, most men HATE all the pillows, especially the ones piled on our bed. :))

    Now, I just about had a runaway when I saw this awesome giveaway. I love everything you included.
    I am a follower
    I WANT this giveaway
    I am taking your giveaway to my sidebar...
    and I am leaving a comment. :))
    xoxo bj

  17. What an awesome idea for the pillows! I would have never thought of that. You amaze me.. you really do. :) I follow you... and commented on your other restoring your home blogs.. and, well, you get the picture. :)

    It doesn't matter whether I win or not, though, because I just love seeing your creative ideas. :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

  18. Hi Rhonda! Love your ideas for those pretty pillows! Great giveaway and I would love a chance to win! I've been a follower for some time.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Sweet give away and love your nifty idea for storing your pillows (which are lovely no matter what your dear hubby says :)

  20. Very clever pillow storage! Now if only I had an attic.... ;-)

  21. Beautiful giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win!

  22. Oh, shoot! I'm so behind on my blog reading that I missed out on this beyond fabulous giveaway. I don't think that I already know that you live near Southport! It's only my most favorite town in all of NC!!! We have a place down at N. Topsail Beach and going to Provisions in Southport is one of my favorite things to do. I'd love to meet up sometime! BTW - I have a giveaway going on, in case you're interested.

  23. I, too, love pillows and my husband hates! AND I love to change them out. I was just thinking the other day that I need to figure out somewhere to store all my extras. Thanks for posting such a great solution to my dillema!

    Blessings, Tammy


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