Thursday, July 28, 2011

Are you sick of the home decor?

I hope not, who could get sick of home decor? Wait nevermind do not answer that question. Here is a quick pillow I made from spare material(blue ticking) that I had that I just love. I used poly fil that I got at a yard sale, a huge brand new bag for a buck and then I just sewed some CTMH twill ribbon to the ends and tied them! I love how it turned out and I stuck it on an awesome antique chair I got at another yard sale for 5 bucks! Man I love yard sale season! Have a great day!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A burlap wreath

I have been wanting to make a burlap wreath for some time and today was the day! I bought a brand new straw wreath form at a yard sale for a quarter and I had tons of burlap left from Elaina's b-day party. So there are tons of different ways to make a burlap wreath but I just decided to cut strips of burlap and tie them on and then trimmed the edges! After looking at the picture I see I should go back and trim some more of the pieces. Then when I was finished I added an old berry wreath I had on top, I see myself doing lots of other fun stuff with this wreath as the seasons change. For now I don't think it's to shabby for a quarter and about 20 minutes!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yard sale finds and a homemade sign

Well I am sure you have figured out by now that I am on a major home decor kick right now. I am in looove with anything vintage/antique right now oh it's also gotta be cheap. A few weeks ago I bought a really cool vintage crate at a yard sale to hold shoes and since then I have bought one more. With 7 people living here we have a lot of shoes. Anywho the bigger crate had two pieces of wood on the top that my hubby pried off for me but I wanted to use them for something.

So this morning I got a hankering to make a sign, I grabbed a piece of the wood from the crate and cut the word ANTIQUES out of my Cricut and then I used the negative to make a stencil. I used Cracked Pepper paint from Valspar to paint the letters, then I dry brushed some Chambray paint also by Valspar over the top and then sanded down the whole thing. I hung it above my laundry room door, I love it but it is hard to see in the picture but the thing that looks like an O is actually a Q. Oh and by the way I do not work for Valspar I just so happen to have lots of there amazing samples.

Some of my other yard sale finds were a Taylor Smith Taylor platter-amazing and only $2.00, I also found a vintage linen tea towel with blue stripes for .25cents and turned it into a pillow! My really cool crates were scored for $7.00 for the big one and only $5.00 for the smaller one, I practically stole them. I have lots more yard sale finds but I will save them for another day! Have you found any great bargains this summer?


Monday, July 25, 2011

Homemade Ice Cream

I told you I would be back today with my homemade ice cream recipe! Okay so it's not actually mine but it came from Kevin and Amanda and it was so easy and so good! Click here for the recipe and several different flavors! For our ice cream I just followed the basic recipe and stirred in chopped peanut butter cups-yummo! Next time I am trying the cinnamon bun recipe. This was so simple to make my oldest helped me make it and everyone helped to eat it. While it was chillin in the freezer we spent the afternoon at camp and I had to snap a few pictures of the cuties. Now we are getting ready for a play date today with our buddy Kellen. Have a great summer day!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mojo Monday 200

I know, I know I have been gone a long time! Well this week Mojo Monday was celebrating 200 sketches and since I am such a huge fan of Mojo I had to play along. I am also doing Verve's July's Diva Dare Sentimental about paper. We were to use patterned paper and a sentiment only no image! I will just let this patterned paper speak for itself. This card uses paper from Paper Studio and wo different sentiments from Verve. I added some pearls and bling and a little seam binding a flower and a punched butterfly! That's it for now, we just got back from church made a little homemade ice cream which is in the freezer and we are headed to camp for the afternoon. I will be back tommorrow to share the yummy ice cream recipe! Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A cheap-o bulletin board

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, the time just seems to keep getting away from me. I made a bulletin board for my computer room using a frame that I picked up at a yard sale for a buck, and some burlap that I had leftover from my daughters b-day party. I spray painted the frame black distressed it a little and then hot glued my burlap to a piece of cardboard and now I have myself a big bulletin board that only cost me about a buck because I already had the burlap and the spray paint! Excuse my "before" picture with the POOH sheet but that's what I use for a drop cloth sometimes when I am spray painting. I am almost finished with the overall redo of this room and will be back to share pictures of the completed room soon!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Home decor for a card.

Good morning to you on this lovely Tuesday morning! Believe it or not I have a card to share today. I made it last night at about 7:30pm, I was sorta in the mood to try my hand at a card. However I am still in decor mode so I made my card based on the fact that some new Paper Studio paper I got from Hobby Lobby would make the prettiest dining room wallpaper for my little PI girl from MFT who is having some tea and a cupcake. Wow today I am feeling like every card I make is exactly the same so why bother making any at all? I am sure this feeling will pass but I guess I am not over my cardmaking"slump" just yet. I wanted to add some texture so I made a little rug using an oval Nestability and then covered it with cream fun flock so it's fuzzy! It also is not easy to get a decent picture at 8:45 in the pm.


Monday, July 4, 2011

A summer wreath and very happy 4Th Of July

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th today and a huge thank you to all those who have fought for our freedom and who are still fighting for it! So I think you guys have figured out by now that I am in major decorating/crafting mode. The other day I decided to make this super quick summer wreath! The wreath was one I had here, the greenery came from a big package from Hobby Lobby, the bird was made of newspaper and I picked it up at the dollar store and painted it with some FREE Valspar paint in Chambray. Next I made some simple rosettes using a piece of material I got at Hobby Lobby for like .36 cents. So the total cost of my wreath was about $2.00 which I don't think is to bad for a summer wreath! My sister thinks it's hideous what are your thoughts? Be honest I might cry like a baby can take it!

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Under The Table and Dreaming


Saturday, July 2, 2011

I made curtains!

Can you hear the excitement in my voice? It all started with a little trip to Miss Mustard Seeds blog, oh her blog is just filled with dreamy things! She is totally inspiring and I so stole her curtains, I hope she does not mind but she shared her fabric source and had a tutorial. Can I just say I am in love with this fabric from Waverly called Tucker Resist Chambray and it is an indoor/outdoor fabric which is perfect because mine is on my sliding glass doors and they get massive sunlight. The print is a reproduction of some material from Williamsburg in the 1800's. I also followed Miss Mustard Seed's advice and used twin sheets from Wal-Mart for the lining and for only $5.00 a piece(I needed 2) it was way cheaper than buying lining and I love how they look. It only took me about 3 hrs to make these and that was with some other stuff mixed in like tending to children, cleaning up, and talking on the phone. If you are a better multitasker than me or a better seamstress than me you could probably whip these up in an hour! My taste is radically changing, if you would have told me a year ago I would be making myself some curtains with bird fabric I would have thought you had gone mad, but now I just can't stop staring at my birds curtains. So I would like to thank Miss Mustard Seed and Miss Aubrey for inspiring me to step out of my usual nice little primitive country box! Eventually I will share some before and after pics of this whole room but it is not 100% yet so I will wait until it is! For those of you waiting for some cardmaking or papercrafting I promise I will get back to it soon, as for now I am kinda enjoying the break!

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I heart Naptime
Under The Table And Dreaming