Monday, March 16, 2015

Arrows, Feathers and Living Room Sneak Peek

Hi there! I'm not doing very well getting back into the swing of blogging. There has just not been a lot going on around here. However, I did paint my living room white over my long New Year's weekend and finally got around to hanging things back up on the walls. One of those I'm sharing today!
I found this wood arrow recently at a thrift store and I thought it would look perfect paired with feathers. I whipped this little project up in less than 20 minutes! So easy!

I used a combination of feathers purchased from craft stores and ones my son finds for me outside.



I thought I would also share a little view that shows a sneak peek of our new tufted leather sofa that we purchased from homedecorators.com and triangle shelves my husband just built for me!!!



If you want to see what my living looked like before click HERE!

Come back soon to see more of our living room, including our new rug!!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Persian Blue Chalkboard

Hey friends!!! Did you miss me?!? Do you even remember me!?! I've returned after an unintentional blog break. I don't have much to share since I haven't been painting furniture much, but over my break I did repaint my living room and buy a new tufted leather sofa! I'm hoping to post a living room update soon. 

Over the weekend I painted a swinging frame I turned into a chalkboard. I used a new (to me) color by General Finishes called Persian Blue and it's absolutely gorgeous! 

The frame was just simple and plain wood. 


After two coats of Persian Blue and some distressing, it's now stunning! 





It's good to be back! You'll be seeing more fun projects soon!! 



Friday, December 12, 2014

Deer Head Wall Art

I came across this pin a few months ago


The pin itself is wall art made of washi tape! Genius! I loved the idea, but wanted to add my own twist to it for a project for my booth! 

I've had this crate piece sitting around forever and I thought it would make the perfect backdrop for this fun deer head. 



For my piece, I really wanted the shape of the deer head be the focus rather than the tape. So, instead of washi tape I used painter's tape and used the pin as my guide to create my deer head on the crate piece. 

I dry brushed white paint over the tape and peeled it off once it was dry. 


I love the mix of the wood tone with the white!!! It turned out better than I was hoping!! 



I've got my eye out for another perfect piece of scrap wood to make another one! 

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Home Decor

I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start all of my Christmas decorating, but we went away for the holiday and I wanted to come home with it all finished and able to enjoy it. I got most of it done before we left and finished things up last weekend! 

I kept things pretty simple this year and only decorated our living room and kitchen. 


We need a new tree, but I'm waiting until the end of the season when they go on sale. In the meantime, we went with a very unconventional look and I really kind of like it!  



My husband and I put together this little "forest" by using a back piece of a chair as the base and wood trees I found last year at an antique store. 


I just found this well worn deer at a thrift store. It's missing an ear, has some cracks and lots of chipped paint, but I think he's so cute! 



I painted this cupboard white to use on my fake mantle and filled it with all my new Christmas finds! 


Moving onto the kitchen. I simplified my ironstone collection and had to include bottle brush trees. Who doesn't love those?!?


I love vintage ornaments and couldn't resist these bells made in West Germany when I spotted them at a thrift store. 


I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Thrift Store Challenge Blog Hop

Hello my friends!! I am so excited you are here today because I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers for a Holiday Thrift Store blog hop! Our challenge was to find an item at a thrift store under $25 and repurpose it to decorate for the holidays and hopefully inspire you to do the same!!! A big thanks goes out to my sweet friend Alice from Thoughts from Alice for bringing us all together to share these amazing holiday projects!!

I decided to use two ordinary vintage tennis racket presses that I pass by at thrift stores ALL.THE.TIME for my rustic, woodsy theme I'm going with this year for Christmas.


I see these everywhere and they are always very inexpensive and they have the best wood patina!!



With the larger of the two, I traced the shape of the press on a grain sack I already had, cut it out and used hot glue in each corner on the inside of the press to secure the sack to the frame.


I also glued on turkey feathers to use as "antlers". I reassembled the press and tightened the screws.


With the small press I used faux fur I purchased from Joann's. Like the first one, I traced the fur using the shape of the frame as my guide, cut it out and glued it in place. This press did not come apart like the other one, but I was still able to get some glue on each corner to keep the fur in place.



I used sticks as antlers for this one. Again, I tightened the screws as much as I could to clamp down on the sticks and hold them in place. It took me about 15 minutes each to put together the tennis racket press deer! So easy!



Between the two presses and the fur from Joann's, my total for this project was around $15!!





Now, you must go and visit the rest of these fabulous ladies! I know you will be blown away by all the talent!!

  
Glam Christmas Throw Pillows by Thoughts from Alice



A Deerly Beloved Thrift Store Vignette by Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson





Christmas Cloche by Craftberry Bush

A Vintage Mantel for Winter by Finding Silver Pennies


Thrifty DIY Part One: Faux Fur Throw Rug by Creating Vintage Charm

DIY Holiday Walling Hanging by House of Hipsters


Christmas Decor from Thrifty Find by Town and Country Living

The Trellis Tree by Cozy Little House


DIY Centerpiece Tray by Cherished Bliss





Rustic Christmas Tree by Delineate Your Dwelling





DIY Crocks by So Much Better With Age


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Mantle

Wow! I just realized it's been a couple of weeks since I've blogged! Things have been so busy around here and I haven't really been working on much which means I had nothing exciting to share! But, this weekend was very productive! I got some projects done and some Christmas decorating started!!! Join me over the next week or two for all the updates!!
 
Today I'll be sharing my Christmas mantle with you!!
 
I've had a pine cupboard in my garage for over a year that I've been meaning to get to, but you know how it goes.....time just slips away and other things become a priority..... 
 
The stain was a little too orange for me, so I painted it white and filled it with all sorts of Christmas lovelies!!!
 

I think it was the best decision! Everything always pops so nicely off white. Don't you think?


 
 I am in love with these sparkly antlers I found at Michael's!!!!!



 Snowmen are my favorite!







 
 

So that's my mantle! The cupboard probably won't be a permanent fixture here, but I really love it! I am so excited about the rest of my d├ęcor I'll be sharing with you later, including the nontraditional route I took with our tree this year!!!! Stay tuned for more fun!!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:
Persia Lou