Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Burlap + paint = updated entry

I needed something on the wall above our new bench...so I ran across two wood shelves I had stashed away....so a little of this blue paint and some grey paint with a little glaze ...
I had the kids help me distress the wood a little ... fun

I LOVE how the brackets turned out

I liked the one shelf up right so much that I may look for another shutter or two to
line up the back?? I need some accessories to finish the shelf

JUBILANT JACKSON'S!Plus some new pillows....I am out of stuffing so I used all of my plastic trash bags that have been piling up since I keep forgetting my reusable bags at home when grocery shopping!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Here are some new necklaces for sale... if interested either leave a comment stating the necklace number and metal or bead chain and your email... I accept paypal
#1 green & tan $25.oo = $2.00 shipping
#2 tan & white $22 + $2.oo s&h

#3 grey and gold $25.oo + $2.00 s&h

#4 green polka dots and tan knots $22.00 + $2.00 s&h

#5 brown, pink & tan $25.00 + $2.00 s&h

#6 teal and brown $25.00 + $2.00 s&h

#7 teal and brown polka dots $24.00 + $2.00 s&h

Here are some available necklaces

Friday, March 25, 2011

Chair make over

Remember my good bones...bad chairs...well I FINISHED... Here are some pictures

Linking up to..
Furniture Feature Fridays

pom-pom & fabric flower necklaces

Wow it has been AWhile since my last post! My mom and sisters have been in town and we have been living it up!! haha We did make some fun, adorable necklaces! I am thinking about selling ones similar if anyone is interested let me know!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New buffet table

I am so thrilled how this turned out!! I am not sure if it's "done" yet so I haven't added poly yet!! I think I may take a darker color for some added color?! BUT am loving the progress! Here are some before and after pictures. BEFORE... I am thinking about painting the hutch the darker color I use for the buffet??

Isn't the wood grain beautiful?!!! love

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring FEVER!!

So I am so over winter! Today was actually beautiful and not too cold, so I broke out some spring decorations, and even picked up a few while out running errands. I am having trouble with the length of my fireplace and am thinking about making a paper wreath to hang down with the bottom of the wreath hitting the window? thinking... thinking....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bedroom love

SO I am thinking about re-d0ing our master bedroom....I have redone my bedroom oh just about a bazillion times...so don't tell my better half!! I just want white, clean, beach meets shabby chic meets antique! Here are some of my inspiration!

Are dreams.....realistic??

So as I am spending countless hours blogging, painting, sewing, blogging, updating facebook ...I am forced to take a step back and wonder WHAT AM I DOInG? And WHY Am I doing this? Is having an adorable, funky, fabulous antique store on Market street in Charleston SC REALIST??? Well I don't know!!! I don't know if I am sacrificing my education, my career, even a little of my family with all the work required..I just don't know!!! But for now I am going to keep striving until it doesn't feel like a dream anymore....

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Best Friend!

Marriage is hard! I love my husband more than any other person, with the exception of our 2 children, but sometimes ...it's rough! We are in a busy stage of parenting with two young toddlers who demand alot of our attention! We spend a lot of time redirecting, redirecting, crying, teaching, loving them and sometimes we forget to love each other! I am taking a time out moment to acknowledge how wonderful my better half is! He is gone for a business trip this week and BOYoBOYoBOY do I miss him. Not only do I miss his help, I just MISS him! I miss silly little chats while we sit on the couch or as we fall asleep. The great thing about my guy is he is GREAT! He is funny, smart and puts us first in all things. I don't know what I would do without him. He is such a good daddy! His only flaw is he isn't here right now!! I guess that is the problem with having such an involved daddy/husband/friend....you realize how much they do..usually once they are gone!

Make over Monday...burlap pillows

So I am in love with burlap lately! There have been so many adorable pillows made out of this itchy, harsh stuff!! I KNOW pillows?! But YES PILLOWS!! I have added some fabric to the back for a slightly softer touch! Again forgive some of the pictures due to taking them with my iphone before my new camera!

The finished pillow~~LOVE

First I cut out the size of pillow I wanted 12 x 17 with enough for hem, 13 x 18 then I free hand drew a J you could do any number of letters, numbers, shapes WHATEVER! You could also print out a stencil template online if you aren't comfortable with free hand! Cheerleading poster making skills finally have a use!!
Then I mixed the color I wanted with a white fabric paint(sorry I don't have more pictures) But that will allow the pillow to be washed if needed. Using a foam brush I painted on the J
But first I put a piece of cardboard under so the paint didn't leak threw the burlap
I wasn't happy with the color and looking at it now the J is too far down and not centered enough, which would have still been fixable when I hemmed BUT since I did it at 10pm I WASNt at full thinking status so the J is a little to low for me BUT this was my first pillow making experience so I am happy!
I don't have any pictures of this next part, but I took both pieces of fabric, the burlap and piece of teal fabric I used for the back, laid them front to front and hemmed ~1/2 inch around leaving a small opening for the pillow insert or stuffing, then sew the pillow closed by hand.

Since I didn't like the color I made a ton of different shape fabric flowers and hot glued them on since I had already sewn my pieces together before I was certain it needed something, or else I would probably have sewn them onto the burlap and then sewn my two pieces of fabric together.
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