Thursday, December 29, 2011
If you people have not ever seen a Silhouette cutting machine you don't know what your missing. This machine can do all kinds of cool stuff! Check it out on Pinintrest if you have a day to kill...it will take that long. And guess what else. You could win one! That's right..I said WIN ONE! Check out these blogs for the easy to enter giveaways!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I love to decorate for Christmas. It seems every year it gets earlier and earlier. Last weekend I attended several open houses in my area and bought a few things! The Ace hardware around here does a pretty good Christmas shoppe. One of the coolest things I have been working on is my daughters tree for her room. This past year we spruced up her decor to include a new duvet cover from you guessed it.... Pottery Barn. We thrifted a few things like her $30 velvet green couch from Goodwill. And we crafted some stuff like her large cardboard initial on her wall (modge podge and wrapping paper). But this tree brings all of her colors together so well. Black with white polka dots, hot pink and of course green! Love it. Still trying to work with the black glam rope stuff. Every time I go in there I fiddle with it...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I have mentioned my yard in only one other post. But working in my yard is absolutely one of the things I love to do. Its great exercise, gets me outside, uses my creativity etc. But I fluctuate on how much time I can/do spend out there. Usually by the heat of summer I'm over the digging, tilling, transplanting and focus on watering. By fall I'm OVER ALL of it. Fall is a great time to transplant plants however so on to my post. I have begun the annual dividing and moving of the hostas. I have probably one hundred hostas and some of them are BIG.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
I have said it before and will say it again... I am a total newbie when it comes to blogging. I had no idea what a watermark was or why I need one. And still I'm not sure. But I have found a way to do it for free at http://www.watermarktool.com/
Now I have to find out why I need one. My pics aren't even good so surely no one would want them?
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This sofa and chair set has been fun and challenging. At this point I just want to be done! I have to be done by this weekend to try to get it on consignment somewhere. I have a lot on my plate right now which I'm sure you working moms know what I mean! My oldest daughter made the homecoming court and that's great but now we have to find a dress, make two signs, find me something to where and have her dad's suit altered (he he) and on and on. In the two weeks before that we have family coming in on two different weekends , a baby shower at my house, two cheer competitions for my youngest and two band competitions for my oldest. I'm tired already! Not to mention Friday night football, tumbling class, work and normal everyday life. AND... I'm not done with this couch!!!!!! I bought another drop cloth, this one is the same manufacturer as the other. The only prob is I may have washed and bleached one too many times? What do you think? I think I'm going for it in the am and I'm not gonna stop 'til it's done! This means ONE more drop cloth, ONE more wash and bleach.....wish me luck!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This project has taken over my life. I have been work every spare minute on a matching sofa and chair set. I have finally finished the chair. I know the picture isn't that great.... but I'm done! The sofa is another story. I cut the material for two of the cushions to small. Ok, no big deal I'll just redo those and then be done. So I had a few pieces of another drop cloth from another project. I washed, bleached and dried the drop cloths but they look like different colors! So I'm off to Lowe's to buy one more drop cloth. Maybe they were different manufacturers?
(and ignore the unmade bed, extra fabric on the floor, glue gun etc... I have been obsessed!)
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Something has changed with the couch. Can you tell? Finally I have used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It was good. I did not prime sand or do any prep just as suggested .All that means to me is one step closer to finished. I used two coats of Paris Grey as the base. Then I sanded to distress. I then used Old White on top as a dry distressing technique. Never done that before but I just winged it. I kept a damp rag with me and wiped off what looked crappy. After it all dries I used a finishing paste wax and applied it very lightly. Then after it dried I buffed it off. It looks awesome! Can't wait to get started on the button tufting. It'll have to wait til next weekend. I am having my buttons professionally done (since I need so many....80!) In the mean time I am washing and bleaching drop cloths and going to start making cording. I need a lot of that too.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Lately I have been on a furniture buying spree. I found an awesome french provincial set with couch and chair. This great find I saw through the salvation army window on a Sunday. Of course they were closed. But Monday afternoon I trucked it on down there and loaded those suckers up for $40! What a steal. So I am currently in a crazy process to recover them in none other than drop cloths. I have just about contorted my self into a pretzel uncovering this monstrosity of a couch (it is 7 feet long!) But in just about three hours I had it uncovered. And guess what I found? 62 button tufting holes! Here goes a try at that.
(check out the matching chair right behind) Yummy buttons. I hope I can pull this off! Stay tuned....