Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Home Sweet Home #55

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week has flown by.  I started with some spring cleaning and then here we are, it is Thursday already!  Well, we have officially started the Easter season this week so it is time to show off an Easter project.  

I saw something very similar to this over at Jeanne d'Arc Living .  Their eggs were covered in vintage newspaper.  I had some vintage sheet music that I found thrifting ( a stack of it for $7).  I thought it would be nice so that is what I used.  

Supplies needed for this project:
vintage sheet music
styrofoam eggs
Mod podge
large button pushpin

  • Cut the sheet music out into triangles and quadrilaterals sized to fit the surface of the egg.  (test this out first, some my be way too big)
  • Hold the egg form and starting at the top, "paint" with the Mod Podge.
  • Apply one piece of sheet music at a time, covering the egg and the top of the sheet music with Mod Podge.  Smoothing it as you go with your fingers.  Bumps don't matter, but smooth what you can.
  • Cover the whole surface of the egg fast enough that the Mod Podge doesn't start drying and getting sticky on you.  
  • To dry push the finished egg into a push pin with a large button top.  This forms a stand for your drying egg.  
  • Let it dry overnight and your done.
Now, I would like to feature some posts that got my attention from last week's Home Sweet Home!  

Deborah at The Fairfield House showed off a bathroom remodel that was gorgeous!  

Decorate With a Little Bit showed off her master bath and this lovely recovered chair.

 Carolyn at Aiken House & Gardens showed off her gorgeous vintage china.

Kelly at Eclectically Vintage showed off her fabulous newly remodeled kitchen.  

 Thank you to all who join me at Home Sweet Home!   It is wonderful to have you here!
I will join these ladies today:
 Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Thriftin' On a Thursday  at Savvycityfarmer
Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  
Link up anything in your home or garden.  I love seeing neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Miriam@BeBookBound said...

I love those eggs! I have been thinking about doing something similar with book pages, and now I definitely want to. :) Thanks!

Cristina Garay said...

Thanks for hosting! your new follower. Love Kelly's feature kitchen!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The eggs are darling, Sherry! They look like fun to make. The features look gorgeous. I have to go look at that chair! Thanks for hooking us all up!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Victorian Chair ReDo! I'm humbled to be among such other beautiful features!! thanks for hosting, Little Bit from

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Your sheet music eggs are really cute! Wonderful features too. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend.


Anita Diaz said...

Of course I would love the sheet music eggs!! Those are too cute! Thanks for hosting:-)

Faye said...

I love the eggs! I'm going to do that for sure...thanks for the neat idea!
Thanks for hosting too...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, what great features. I think everyone who hosted a party featured Eclectically vintage kitchen. Got to check out that bathroom. Thanks for hosting.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for hosting, Sherry. Thanks for the beautiful package as well. My giveaway win arrived. Love it.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

The vintage sheet music covered eggs look so pretty against the ivy:)Thanks for sharing this lovely idea and for the party!Have a great weekend!Hugs~Poppy

Lynn said...

Beautiful features this week, Sherry. Each one chock full of charm and inspiration! Your Easter eggs are so lovely too. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for hosting and have a nice weekend.
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Sarah said...

What a sweet project for spring. The eggs are darling.
Thanks for hosting ~ Sarah

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Thanks for hosting a great party every week. Features are so great.

Honey at 2805 said...

Cute project, Sherry! Thanks for being a lovely hostess and thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the eggs, Sherry! Great features! Thanks for hosting...hugs...Debbie

Eclectically Vintage said...

So excited to see my kitchen featured! I'm in some great company - that bathroom is amazing!
Linking some of my favorite perfectly crusty vintage finds.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Those eggs are soooo cute!

Thanks for hosting Sherry!


Karen said...

I'm so excited to link to your party this evening. It's a perfect fit as far as I'm concerned. I'll be checking other entries and gathering new ideas as well as new "friends".
Love the eggs!! Even I might be able to make those.
Ladybug Creek

Babs said...

Sherry, The eggs turned out great, I'd think the hard part would be cutting the paper the right size. Thanks for hosting and the tutorial.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

wow- I love those eggs- thank you for sharing how to make them- love your featured posts too!


Anonymous said...

Great features and a very cute project with the eggs Sherry. Thanks for hosting the party each week.

Debra@CommonGround said...

LOVE those wonderful covered eggs! so pretty for Easter! thanks for hosting, Sherry!

Unknown said...

I love the eggs of vintage sheet music. I had made a couple of paper mache hearts for Valentine's day. I plan to make some eggs with the sheet music as well. Love your little nest.
Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

I think the eggs are perfect. That was a good idea. Perfect for Easter.

Great features love the toile chair!!

Diann said...

Your eggs came out so cute. I love the idea on mod podging them. Now I have more ideas rattling around in my head. LOL thank you for hosting and ahve a wonderful weekend!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your eggs with the vintage sheet music just beautiful this was a great Idea. Thanks so much for hosting your linky party. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

joyh82 said...

Love the mod podge easter egg idea. How sweet! Have a great weekend.

Sherry said...

Sherry the eggs are cute. Thanks for hosting.

Nann said...

Hi Sherry...I tried to get my post up on linky in the past half hour and it doesn't work. I have never put this post up before because I just wrote and posted it about an hour ago. I don't know what to do. And I can't find your email address. Anyway here is my blog post:

Also I was floored that I wasn't following you. I thought I was. Here I've been linking up all this time thinking we were google friends. Well I am now. THANKYOU for your help. You can email me at


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Thanks so much for hosting and for sharing at FNF! :)

Natasha in Oz said...

Hi Sherry,

I hope you don't mind that I have linked up a non-home post today. This week we said goodbye to a very dear friend who died after a very short battle with breast cancer. It was such a shock for us all (her daughter and my daughter are very close friends) I just wanted to somehow say goodbye.

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz

Anne said...

Lovely blog! I'm a new follower!


Audrey said...

Love the music eggs. Must try that. Thanks for hosting an interesting party.
Audrey Z.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such a sweet little egg project. They look so lovely in the nest!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Thanks for hosting the party, visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love this weeks features. The bathroom and the kitchen remodel are amazing! Love your decoupage eggs - so sweet for Easter and Spring.