Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weathered Wooden Sign

  So my Mother and Father-in-Law recently gave me a big ol' pile
of perfectly weathered wood! I was soo excited I immediately started
dreaming up my first sign.

I couldn't be happier with the results!
My first sign ever!

Since we haven't had a headboard since Mike and I married,
I knew exactly where I would put it!

A perfect place for a sweet daily reminder of how the Lord 
has blessed my Life!

I first applied a gorgeous blue color with a dry brush.
Then painted on some Paris Grey Chalk paint, also with a dry brush.
I lightly sanded the entire board all over and then sanded it a little more 
in a few different areas.

The Paris Grey sanded off so perfectly leaving little
hints of the blue peaking out from behind.

Then using carbon paper I traced on a quote my Mother
found while traveling and and a scroll design for the top.

With some charcoal grey craft paint from Hobby Lobby
I carefully filled in all the tracings.

Batman wanted to share this moment with me!

Happy Blogging Everyone!!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Garland and Decor

Happy Halloween fellow Bloggers!
I wanted to share my latest and greatest DIY craft. 
I made a canvas and burlap garland out of a strand of Halloween lights
I bought at BigLots for about 3 bucks!

I tore several strands of burlap and canvas,
then tied each strip to the wire of the light strand by simply
tying a couple of knots.

A cute and cottage-y touch for the Halloween Holiday.

I found a package of Halloween silhouettes for only a dollar
at the Dollar Tree. I love a good find for so little dough!

I found this little pail at a thrift store for $2,
then I print off a "3" and used ModPodge 
to adhere it to the pail.

Most of what you see here was purchased at estate sales, 
garage sales, thrift stores, and a couple items were 
found at discount stores like Hobby Lobby (one of my favorites!)
and TJ Maxx.

My Husband found this antique wooden bread box
at an estate sale, it now holds napkins, blue Ball 
jar full of plastic silverware, and a lidded blue Ball jar full of sugar.

The green bread box was a free find at a garage sale,
the best part was it matches these tins given  to me
by my grandmother!

My son had fun helping me pick out some creepy crawlies
to decorate the spider webs with! He is just at the age now 
that he is looking forward to dressing up and decorating for Halloween!

The aqua wire basket and most of the pretty plates
were treasures I found at antique stores.

These keys go to an armoir that was given to us 
when we moved into our home. 
I love the vintage-y look of them tied to another thrift store find.

All of these pictures were taken by my 
very good friend Tara Key with Key Photography.
Thank you Tara!!


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