Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|alteration for better: a change made in something in order to improve its appearance or functioning|
Friday, December 2, 2011
The side of the house the boys were scraping in the photo above, with a new coat of paint....
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Hopefully I can find some time between my crazy work schedule to finish these projects and share them with you. Right now, I'm participating in:
Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures
Sunday, May 1, 2011
This cabinet door (from the original farmhouse, that sits behind the farmhouse I live in) was perfect for the treasure I had in mind.
After a little sanding.....and I do mean a LITTLE sanding (not one of my favorite things to do) I could see my love taking shape.
There is a step missing here. I forgot to take photos....I know bad blogger. Truth be told...I was tired after this step.....I chose a font that I thought would be perfect for my little project and printed them out...one letter per page. Then I took plain stenciling sheets (the kind you make your own stencils with) that I had purchased at a yard sale for a $1. I think I had about 20 sheets. After laying the printed letter under the clear sheets, I cut each letter out with an Exacto knife. Then I traced each stenciled letter onto my board.
Here I am putting on the third coat of paint. It really didn't take that long.
I am so happy with the way it turned out. I have to admit that I get a little intimidated seeing all of the talent in blogland and wondering if I can be as creative. This project turned out just the way I had imagined it.
Here is another little quick project that I completed. It was super easy and quick. I used my Cricut machine and cut out my house numbers and put them on my front door. Out here in the country we have these ugly green numbers posted on a fence post for our address and I have seen the vinyl addresses in blogland and wanted them for my front door. Easy Peasy...about 10 minutes.
Friday, March 11, 2011
She can display
a total of 21 pairs of earrings.
She makes beautiful necklaces also and I added two white,
shabby finials to display her necklaces on.
A better view of the finials and of the stencil I added.
I wanted to keep the "rustic" of the door but also I wanted
it to have a little feminine touch, so I added the
Last but not least, I added this cute, shabby, cast iron soap dish
so she would have a place to put her business cards.
The blackboard allows her to write the shop name above her displays
and announce when she is having a sale.
And the fun part...We came up with the name .....
"White Door Designs"
for the name of her business.
"one stop shop" project completed :)
Susan doesn't have a blog or an Etsy shop......yet, but I'm working on her to get one or both. I will let you know if she opens an Etsy shop.
Linking up with Funky Junk Interiors
Linking up with Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday
Linking up with Elements Interiors Whassup Wednesdays ???
Thursday, March 10, 2011
for wanting a college degree and for showing such determination & responsibility.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Below is a picture of the new/old door to her shop. I know, it doesn't look like much......but give me a couple of days and I'll share with you how I transform it into a beautiful new door, most becoming of a new shop ;)
Here is the one I call Itty Bitty. She is the smallest of the pair, the runt, the little red head with spunk. She came right up to me yesterday and this morning. Albeit, there was a fence between us, cause momma is protective.
Here is Itty Bitty and Fancy. I was trying to get a photo of them running around, but they would stop, almost like they were posing for me. Last year the mommas were bred with a Black Angus bull, so all of the calves looked the same. This time the mommas were bred with a Charolais Bull, that I of course named Charlie, and the calves are beautiful!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Wishing all of my friends in blogland.....
I know I haven't been around for awhile or posted lately. My sweet dad has been ill and was in the hospital for awhile. He's staying with my sister, but is very fragile. It is so hard being 600+ miles away. He is supposed to be moving in with me, but right now we are just taking it day by day.
I have been working on a couple of projects that I will be sharing later this week. One is a project that I'm doing with a friend and I'm excited about it because it shows my imagination side, which in this case is a good thing :) the other is an update on an item I actually traded for, which means free, I love that part.
I will have photos later this week.