Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  One of my new year's resolutions is to start blogging again.  It is a great creative outlet and a great way to share my projects.

So to begin the new year, I will take some time to detail some projects that I have completed in the last few months.

First - and my FAVORITE by far, is my window headboard.  I had been searching for some sort of window or door to use as a headboard for some time and came across the PERFECT piece at The Blackberry House in Murfreesboro, TN.  This is a darling shop, and if you've never checked it TOTALLY should!

This is my AWESOME window!

You should know that this was my first upholstery project of any sort and it was FULL of challenges!  Let me recommend that you have a good, sharp tool to cut the foam.  I did not and it was a disaster!  My livingroom looked like it had exploded foam.  I ended up using a really sharp kitchen knife and it cut the foam like butter.

To make the foam piece fit perfectly into each hole of the window, I went to Lowe's and had some super thin pieces of plywood cut about 1/4 bigger all the way around than the hole.  I then placed my foam on the board (which I had dry fitted to make sure it fit) and then covered with my fabric and stapled on the back.

Then I screwed all the pieces of wood to the window.  It sounds so simple when I write it out, but it was definitely FAR from simple.  Once I got the hang of it, it wasn't so bad though.

This is my headboard finished....waiting to be hung.
Here are some finished shots - I am soooo in love with this headboard.

XOXOXO - Lindsay

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall is here!

My favorite part of fall is decorating my house! Even though I am sad to see summer ending, I am very excited to have my house all decked out with all the autumn colors! I have witches, pumpkins, and scarecrows scattered throughout my house. The only thing that was missing was fresh pumpkins & gourds!

I drive by the local pumpkin patch everyday going to work but its always closed when I'm heading home. Well today me & Hubs drove out and went pumpkin pickin! It's not as fun as taking the kids & playing all afternoon (they've grown up on me), but I was as excited about pumpkins as they would have been about playing in hay!

I might have went a little overboard but you really can't have too many pumpkins!!!

I found this great way to display pumpkins in the fireplace on Pinterest last year. Since we don't have a working fireplace, I had to try it!!!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Two Little Owls

I made these Owl canvas' a while back.  I used an 11x17 canvas.  Painted the background.  Then assembled the owls using scrapbook paper, book pages, and mod podge to glue them down.  I used branches, buttons, burlap & ribbon to accessorize them.  They were super quick to make (so quick I didn't take any during pictures!)

I loved how they turned out!  They'll be perfect for a little girls room!  My daughter actually asked if we could keep them!


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Additions

These two items are new additions to our booth.  Both are old, paneless windows, with quotes on them made on the Cricut.  Both are priced at $24.

I <heart> You

Live Simply
Love Generous
Care Deeply
Speak Kindly

-Lindsay (:

Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY Coasters

I had recently broken several of my coasters, so I decided that I was going to make some new ones that matched my decor.  Let me tell you....these babies were quick and easy AND CHEAP!!!  What's not to love?!?!
First, I bought 6 tiles from Lowe's.  They are very cheap.

I also bought some felt pads (normally used to put on the bottom of furniture) to put on the bottom of the tiles so that they don't scratch my furniture and slide easily.

Next, I cut scrapbook paper just a tad smaller than the tiles, so they would have a slight border.

Here you can see my paper is cut, and ready to be attached to the tiles.

I used Modge-Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the tiles.  This also seals it so when my drink sweats, it won't damage the coaster.

And this is the finished product.  I absolutely love them!

- Lindsay :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

love windows

For this project, I just took an old window, and cut out "LOVE" in vinyl on my Cricut.  I attached it to the 4 panes in the window, and then attached a ribbon to the back for hanging. 

This window will be for sale at the Old Feed Store & Antique Mall in Woodbury, TN for $24.

- Lindsay :)