Well, hello there. So much to catch up on (since my last post was in JULY) ….. but for now I’m just going to share my latest project. One of my favorite little people in the world turned 12 last month. This is Maddy, my cousin’s youngest daughter. She is a little ray of sunshine…always has the biggest smile on her face. The last time […]
————DISCLAIMER———— Go ahead and get the tune of the Allman Brothers “Lawd, I was born a ramblin’ man….” going in your head. This post is all over the map rambly. We’re fixin to talk about sales and renovations and skirts blowin up and Brady bathrooms and Grey Gardens and gold polka dotted burlap and much-ado-about-nothin-pins and deer. Ya ready? Haven’t been posting much lately… Not much […]
I know, it sounds like an oxymoron. But just wait. I picked up some mounted antlers yesterday at Tattered Tiques. They were a little on the rough side…perfect candidate for a makeover. My plan was to cover the middle piece with fabric and maybe paint the plaque. But Nancy suggested covering the plaque part in fabric. Genius! So I unscrewed the antler section from the […]
I love finding cheaper/quicker/smarter ways to do things. I like to “beat the system.” Cause I’m a rebel like that. You are probably wondering why one would ever want/need to “fake” a chalkboard. Good question. After making my fair share of chalkboards, I finally came to a realization…they are a pain in the butt to make. Number one…I don’t enjoy working with chalkboard paint. It’s expensive and […]
The beauty of cleaning out my basement, (besides gathering tons of stuff for the possible garage sale) has been finding things that I forgot I had. My very favorite projects involve rescuing a piece of furniture from my garage or basement and giving it new life by changing the paint or fabric. This ottoman was in our family room in Canada. I’m so done with this fabric and have […]
Yesterday, I saw this brilliant idea on Paige’s blog Simple Thoughts to create a jewelry board (LOVE her blog). This idea appealed to me for several reasons…1) it’s pretty, 2) it’s functional and 3) I’m in a serious jewelry rut. I wear the same things day after day because I don’t want to waste time rooting around in my jewelry box. A jewelry board seemed like […]
Last week I was at my friend Carol‘s house and had the pleasure of seeing her newly redone guest room. 3 words…beau tee ful!!! The room was amazing and I’m going to photograph it soon to share it with you all. One detail that I absolutely loved was how Carol added a vintage brooch to a grain sack pillow. It’s amazing how one tiny detail […]
Boring pushpins were not an option for my new pin board. It needed something stylish and snazzy. So I put on my thinking cap and came up with some “sea glass” pushpins. No, they aren’t real sea glass but definitely remind of it. Here’s how… These glass gems are found in the craft section of WalMart and are around $3 per bag. Grab some gems, […]
A few weeks ago, I saw this paint chip calendar on my friend David’s blog Cheltenham Road and knew I had to make one! It combines two things that I love…stylishness and organization. And the fact that it utilizes paint chips? Even better. I mostly followed David’s tutorial with just a few modifications. That’s the beauty of this project…it’s totally customizable. Since I planned for this […]
Over the last two years, I’ve shared some pin board tutorials with you (here and here). So this ain’t my first rodeo… No, really… THIS was my first rodeo. Circa late 70’s. With my sweet horse, Goldie. My kids have not stopped laughing at this picture since I dug it out yesterday. Their comments? Hannah: You are wearing MOM jeans! Josh: You look like a boy! Actually […]
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