I'm Back!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I finally got internet yesterday, I was going crazy not having it for 5 days how did we ever survive with out it!!

Any-hoo, we are moved...Yeah, I just did a little dance! :) Unfortunately with the date the closing was on we were unable to get the place painted before we moved in so that'll have to be done soon!  I can't take the white walls much longer! 

All in all the move went pretty good for only having my husband and myself doing it, we did put a couple of scratches in our beautiful floors...tear...and a knick on the wall going down the stairs but other than that all made it in one piece!  We have worked tirelessly for the last few days trying to put everything away and we are getting there but definitely have a ways to go!  Oh the joys of moving right!!  We both said "we are never moving again!!" except for now we have to move all the Trina Rose stuff from storage into our new store in a week!!  Yup that's right we are opening a store front...I'm so excited I can hardly take it.  I've wanted my own little store for as along as I can remember and it's finally happening...oh yea!

Once the store is open I will be doing a lot more blogging and adding tutorials and if any of you live in the area we will also be holding classes at the store for a hands-on approach to all things furniture and some crafting techniques.

What a year 2011 has been, I can only image what 2012 has in store for us...it's amazing what happens when you put your life in God's hands!

See You Soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So I have to say Goodbye for now...we are moving in less than a week our home has been taken over by boxes!!  I'll be back next week to tell you all about the move, can't wait for it to be over!

Take Care and hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Playing with Photoshop

Monday, November 14, 2011

I was playing with some photos I took this summer and thought I'd share them with you!

 I love the bright summer colors of these flowers!!  Especially when all I see now is brown when I look out the window!

Summer fun at the lake with cousins and Nana!!  I love playing around with vintage looks, the bottom photo was taken up at Lake Superior in Minnesota...such a beautiful view!

Any-hoo happy Monday y'all!!

Decorating Dilemma

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ok, so life has been a little crazy lately and I haven't been posting as much as I'd like to, so please accept my deepest apology!! :-)  So here's what I've been up to...we close on our new home in 19 DAYS!!!, I've been going crazy over all these decorating ideas I have, so many things I want to do, trying to find, buy, redo furniture pieces for my booth and online store, then it's Thanksgiving and Christmas planning and oh yea I have the BIG 3-0 coming up in December too...UGH!!

I'm currently working on a gorgeous hutch that I forgot to take a before picture of, silly me!!  Plus I scored an amazing Victorian couch from a lady in Denver and I also picked up two wing back chairs to go along with the couch that I'll be reupholstering for my living room, if only I could decide on the look I want for that room.  So...that's where you guys come in, I have put together a few samples of fabric and decorating ideas that I'd love to get some help on!!  The hubs is great at most things but when it comes to decorating his answer is whatever you think honey!!  Gotta love em! :-)

I love the simplicity of this chair and found this beautiful french linen fabric...

Something similar to Miss Mustard Seeds chair...

But then I was also thinking of incorporating this gorgeous fabric too...
Help please!!  So I have the two chairs and a couch, the couch has the medallion in the center so that's where I was thinking of using the printed fabric and maybe also putting it on the out side of the chairs and using the linen fabric down the center?  I'm wanting to do a color scheme of blue/turquoise and a mustard yellow...yea or nay?

Also, I'd like to make a coffee table like this one...
and make a rug like this...
and possibly stencil our accent wall with this stencil, colors I'm not sure on yet...
and then adding some coordinating fabric to these curtains...
sorry couldn't get a bigger picture!!

Can you see my vision or have I totally lost you all!!  Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks a bunch!! :-)

Christmas Decorations added to my Booth!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hey guys, just wanted to post a couple of photos of my booth since I added some Christmas decorations!!

Where did 2011 go???  Christmas will be here before we know it...Wow!! :-)

Side note...3 weeks from today we close on our house!!  OH YEA!!!

It's Going to be a Burlap Christmas!

Monday, October 31, 2011

I've gone CRAZY with the Burlap around here!!

Take a look at all my decorations!!

Here's a few other things I've been up to as well!!

Whew, that took awhile to complete!!

All these items are for sale on my Etsy shop, please go check them out!! :-)

End Tables Anyone!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I seem to have come across a few end tables lately!!  Unfortunately I didn't get a before picture but here's my afters...

 A little Yellow to tickle your fancy?

 or maybe some Grey!!

No, how about red then!!  One fun thing about not painting these for me to keep is the sky's the limit for colors and options...

Hope you enjoy!!

Update on Our Home Const.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

We stopped by our home yesterday to check on the progress...Wow it's really coming along now!  Not only do we have walls but we have texture on them plus some tile work has been done and our fireplace is in it's home!!!

 My wonderful kitchen...nice Gatorade bottle left by a worker!!
Entrance to our master bedroom...those boxes contain our kitchen cabinets, can't wait to see those installed!

 I love the detail on the ceiling in here...

Our tile in the master bath!

The foyer...

 The basement...I'm actually quite surprised how tall the ceilings are down here, it doesn't feel closed in!

 Carter's Bedroom!!

Stucco is done, now they need to paint it and the tile roof is loaded, just need to instal them!!  Our doors and trim arrived and were unloaded in the garage while we were there too!

43 more days til closing...OMG!!!

Wing it Wednesday...Wing Back Chair that is!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

As promised, I have finished the wing back chair and am ready to reveal her!!  But...let start with the before one more time!
Wow, that's all I can say!
Ok, before I reveal the whole chair, cause what fun would that be...hee hee!!  Here's a few pics of the process!
 Don't mind the messy garage in the background...
 or our furry friend!!
 So at this point I have the seat and the inside of the wings finished, so now I'm cutting my fabric to fit around my cardboard form.
 I have to cut a bunch of slits so it will feet around the curves.  Next came the inside of the arms, then the outside.  After they were completed I cut my foam, dacron and fabric for the back rest and then it was on to the back..ugh!!  They look way easier then they are!  All the scary teeth and metal things with nails...YIKES!!  But alas, I got it done...Yeah Me!!! :-)
And now for the big reveal...drum roll plz!!


I also painted the legs a creamy white and distressed them a bit!! 

Whatd'ya think?