No, not sad…….the color blue. It’s not typically a color you’d think of when it comes to decorating for Christmas but it really provides a burst of energy in small doses and because we’ve had this vintage dresser in our basement for a while, it seemed like the perfect “Blue Christmas” candidate
I had to think long and hard about how to use my last 3/3 piece of laminated burlap. This is the result of several things going through my head:
1) My baby has been walking around the house in a Seniors 2014 sweatshirt all weekend and that’s just really had to believe.
2) I bought a fantastic vintage tricycle at a thrift store yesterday that I’m going to decorate for the holidays and park on my porch
3) I remember when the senior mentioned above was riding a tricycle
The vintage graphic is from The Graphics Fairy, if you haven’t heard of her, you should check out her site. It’s full of free vintage graphics, incredible ideas and detailed tutorials
Hope I’ve inspired you and if you decide to give this product a try, I’d love to see your designs
BTW the print is actually much clearer than my photo
I can think of a thousand things you could print on these and they’d make really great affordable Christmas gifts that could easily be personalized. Just fyi, I cut and pasted the graphics into Paint (cut out the part I wanted) then into Word to combine/size and print.
Enjoy the weekend!
I’ll never post a “home tour” because our home is and probably always will be a work in process……
Case in point, our sunroom. We store most of our Etsy material in this room and as a result, it gets really messy but, hidden storage helps.
This weekend, I decided to make it look a little more presentable by using red as an accent color. It’s perfect for photo’s and most of our Christmas decor is red so, it’s FREE!
After I finished looting my home for all things red, I took a few photo’s and quickly realized it’s far from perfect.
Over the summer, I decided to paint the walls whitish blue….I never finished I could use the excuse that the weather didn’t cooperate but, the true is, I don’t think I like the color I picked.
I never finished my dropcloth slipcover either
The funny thing is, I love this room and perfect makes me uncomfortable, maybe life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful! Now that would be a perfect sign.
Who knows, maybe I’ll make it a New Years resolution to tie up a few of these loose ends.
When I first purchased these chairs, they were blonde minus the fun part. They’re called comb back chairs because, the back looks like a comb
I painted them green but, I really wasn’t happy with the look so, they ended up in the basement.
Last summer, I made bird seed storage from a garbage can & a round table top. I used the bottom side of the round top for my “stool table”
So, the moral of this story is, if you paint something and don’t like it, repaint it – I’m so glad I did!
When I say this was a pass on by, I speak from experience because, I passed it by……..several times!
You see, I shop at the same thrift store as my customer who bought this piece. She had the vision to see it in a new light and now, I wish I had
Here’s a little project done with the Silhouette Cameo fabric cutting setting
All in all, I think it’s a great idea and would make an excellent gift for someone who’s away from home. I just need to work on the scale and a better fabric choice!
Terry picked up this table over the summer. It was in very bad shape, so much so that I didn’t think it would ever look this good. As a result, we don’t really have a before photo
I love the colors of Autumn and the sparkle of Christmas. Right now I’m working on Christmas products for our Etsy store but, I’m not ready to jump forward that fast so, I’m working on blending the two seasons together. (our house must be so confusing to people)
Here’s a Christmas Card holder made from pallet wood, it’s a very simple design and although we will be selling it on our Etsy site, you could easily make it yourself if your handy
It’s a weird time of the year for us, we’re making Christmas stuff for the Etsy store. Tomorrow is Halloween but, we still have summer flowers and our house is being decorated for Autumn. Yep, strangers will think we’re confused or just plain crazy
That’s all for now, I’m still learning my new camera so, if I get some better pics’ I’ll be sure to post them!
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She’s actually more than a good friend, she’s that friend you know will always be there for you, the one you met in elementary school, the one that understands you and your dreams and supports your efforts to achieve them!
Yeah, she’s not a good friend, she’s a great friend and she brought me a truckload of furniture…..like I said a GREAT friend!!
We grew up listening to The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith & Led Zeppelin and so it’s appropriate that I call this - Paint It Black.
That same friend was my bridesmaid at our wedding 21 years ago……..
My husband recently had this necklace made as an anniversary gift for me.
It’s the lyrics from our wedding song from Led Zepplin.
Yes it’s true, believe it or not they do have romantic ballads.
If you can’t see it clearly it reads: If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you
Yeah I’m actually lucky to have two best friends, the one I met in 7th grade and the one I married 21 years ago Actually, make that three, there’s one that greats me at the door and is so happy to see me that his tail goes in circles and he tries really hard speak! Blessed ♥
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