Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Closed for Remodeling...

I am really excited for the changes to my blog that will be coming soon!  Sorry but it will be "closed" for a while - but be sure to "tune in" when I am back with major improvements!  Look for a re-opening in late July... 

Thanks for all who read my blog, you will not be disappointed. 

Till then, have a blessed and awesome summer!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Necessity is the mother of invention.  That's what inspired this. 
I have a small bathroom that really needed a nice makeover.
And a nice towel rack. 
We have been shoving all our towels on an over-the-door kind of towel rack.  It worked, but it wasn't attractive and it took a while for all our towels to dry.  So we needed something new and an idea was born...

So from a pile of wood in our backyard I grabbed what I needed and went to work.

I cut my pieces to a size that worked.

Sanded - a lot!

Painted them white.

Sanded again to distress.

Added hardware and letters.

Hung on bathroom wall!
One top piece for the letters (Devon, Noah, and Gabe's spots for towels!) and a hook for their soap sacks.

The bottom piece for their towels.

I think it turned out pretty well, it's personalized and unique, and anyone can make it! 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fairy Gardens!

If you know me, you know that I've always had a "thing" for fairies.  I am so excited about this new fad - Fairy Gardens!

These are incredibly fun to create.  I have a few for sale, some for indoors and some for indoor/outdoors.  Here's my favorite one up for grabs...

I also have created my own "hobbit home" and my own outdoor fairy garden with a mint plant...

Love shopping for these miniatures at Bowman's and Joann's.  They are adorable and a really fun thing to make!

Friday, June 3, 2016

I just love a good before and after!

Been working hard on redoing pieces I have and pieces I've bought.  This is just too much fun!  I now daydream of taking a vacation driving up and down the east coast stopping in antique stores and thrift stores and flea markets...  Anyone else with me?

And I really do now appreciate a good before and after...  Here's mine!

Here's an old handmade wooden step stool I found
After I painted and distressed in grey and white

An old not-so-attractive find from the antique mall

After I refinished and distressed in white

Our old kitchen stool in need of love

After painting, distressing, and putting on a new fabric

Learning is so easy thanks to things like YouTube.  Whatever you want to do there is a video telling you and showing you exactly how - so get to learning!  I am just baffled by people who say they are bored; there is so much to learn and do!  Now on to the next project and some more fun...