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?

Halloween decor with the kiddo!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ok, so I haven't posted in a few days because I have been very busy around here!!  I'm still in the middle of reupholstering a wing back chair that I'll reveal hopefully tomorrow or perhaps Thursday, we shall see!!! Also my son and I have been making a few Halloween decorations.

Here's the before picture of the chair...
Blah, Blah and U-G-L-Y!!!!  Just wait till you see her in her new glory!! :-)

And now for the wonderfully spooky Halloween decor...

We painted some old pallet boards white and then sanded some back off, then I used the carbon paper method to transfer my image onto the boards.  Next we used a paint marker to outline the image and then filled in with black and orange paint!!  Lastly added a few spider webs for good measure!

Our other project is a crow's nest wreath...

This was really fun to make!!  I picked up the twig wreath from the craft store and wrapped some burlap around and hot glued in place.  Then I took our crow friend (we named him Igor!!) and used some wire to hold him in place, then got out the trusty glue gun again and glued the nest around him.  The Happy Halloween came from a $.99 kids craft that we painted and wired on as well.  Once again it wouldn't be complete with out some spider webs right!!!

Since we have lots of spider webs left Carter thinks we should cover our entire door and entry but I not so sure...we'll have to see!!

Hope you enjoyed! :-)

Updated my Booth

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I added some more treasures today at my booth, yeah!!

I have so much fun displaying everything...I could spend all day doing it!! :-)