Friday, June 6, 2014

A Summer Poem

It is the last day of school here so hello summer!! I wrote this 4 years ago in the middle of a long winter and it is what summer is to me!  I hope you enjoy yours!  

Mom Summer poem

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Window Projects

Today I am sharing with you 2 window projects to make way for more window projects!!

The first one is mirrored using the Krylon Looking Glass spray paint.  This stuff creates an imperfect aged mirror look.  It is not perfect and it is very stinky, but it is much cheaper than having mirrors cut and put in a window, I had that quoted and it was around $40!  The window below was going in a beachy condo for a gallery wall.  

Old Window wall art

I had a window with one broken pane.  I've used windows with and without panes for various projects but I could tell the remaining glass was not going to come out easily so I thought it would be neat to hang something in that empty space, like this beautiful thrift store cross. I then added these shutters and dry brushed them with some green paint and sanded for a worn look.  I did have my husband send one side of the window through the table saw to even them up so. I loved how it turned out.

Old window with broken pane

I hope to soon build a table with windows!!

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Monday, June 2, 2014

3 wood projects

Some days I just want to create- I have tons of projects I could do, both in my house and to eventually sell.  90% of those projects require paint- which is always a 2-3 step process and there are MANY days I don't feel like painting.  So I surveyed my wood pile and knocked these 3 out quickly.

Repurposed Jello Mold

This super cool wood which picked from a road side pile, I think they were bed rails and these little jello molds came from an estate sale.  They reflection is perfect!

Leash Holder DIY

I love theses hooks from Hobby Lobby and the big chuck of rustic wood was perfect for a weathered stenciled look.

Wall Mirrors grouped

I  thought these dainty mirrors needed some rustic wood and of course they have far greater impact like this than just hung on a wall.  Can you believe I found the three matching mirrors at two different yard sales in two different times of the year?  I love when things like that happen!  Two of them had previously been in my half bath which is getting a new look soon, with a new paint color and new wall decor.

Some times creating with wood is as simple as hanging something on a piece of wood, it can't get easier than that!

Thanks for being here!