1.30.2013

DIY Framed Sheet Music


I came across this great idea from The Inspired Room and just had to give it a try. She used old book pages to make framed art, but I decided to use vintage sheet music instead. Both will work just fine for this project.



This project was great for all of those empty frames sitting around our store. I enjoyed making this framed artwork because it was SO simple and I already had all of the materials I needed on hand.  



Here's how to make your own framed artwork.

ONE: Find a large frame to paint.
TWO: Choose a book to rip apart.
THREE: Arrange the book pages to fit inside your frame.
FOUR: Use double sided tape and attach the book pages to each other.
FIVE: Cut foam core board or cardboard to your frame size.
SIX: Use spray adhesive and attach the book pages to the board.
SEVEN: Staple the back of the board to the frame.
EIGHT: Hang your frame and admire your DIY Framed Sheet Music.



1.20.2013

Turquoise Desk Makeover

Today I'm sharing with you a bright turquoise roll top desk that we revamped for the store. 


Here's how the desk looked when we found it. As you can see it was pretty much just brown and blah...


After we painted and distressed this piece all of the details really came forward. I'm so pleased how this desk turned out!



I think this roll top desk would be perfect in a kid's bedroom or small space since it has four drawers for plenty of storage and also for the fact that the top can close and hide any messes or paperwork. 




1.15.2013

Spring Moss Wreath

During the last week I have been redecorating and finishing a few projects since the weather has been so dreary and rainy. I wanted a little freshness and brightness so green moss, birds and nests have brought a little glimpse of spring around the store.   



To make this spring moss wreath I simply bought a bag of moss and used spray adhesive to attach it to a straw wreath form. 



Then I added a bird and nest and hung it with burlap ribbon on an old chippy door. So now when people walk in the store it's hanging there to greet them. 



1.10.2013

Hydrangea and Burlap Wreath


When I first saw this gorgeous fall wreath from Craftberry Bush it inspired me to make my own version of a hydrangea and burlap wreath. 


Since I already had all of the materials on hand this project was super easy to make. I used a small grapevine wreath wrapped in strips of burlap fabric, then I added colorful, dried hydrangea flowers around the wreath and hung it on our Chicken Wire Cabinet.


This wreath took 15 minutes max. to put together and the results are natural and simple- two of my favorite things!   


I'm sharing at French Country Cottage, Beyond the Picket Fence, Jennifer Rizzo, Create Craft Love, The 36th Avenue, Liz Marie, and 52 Mantels.

1.09.2013

Our House Building Progress

Here is what our house looks like as of this week. All of the framing is completed. We still have to add two roof dormers on the main part of the house, put the front door and back door in before we begin the roof and the brick process. 


This is our vacant lot in the very beginning phase of the building process, we had to clear the back side of the lot first, and then we staked it off.


Digging the footings.



Pouring the slab.



The first wall going up.


Now we have the second floor.


The back of the house. 



The back porch.


Sheathing and rafters complete.


This is the brick color we are going with on our house. After so many options we finally decided to go with this one. I never knew how stressful it was to choose a brick color!


Setting the rafters over the garage.



The stairs in the front foyer.


The fireplace is now framed.



We are SO excited and cannot wait to move in this spring!

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