Monday, August 25, 2014

A Striped Table!!

I love stripes and cream and gray....so....why not combine them?


This fun table is a mixture of grays and creams that is sure to impress any guest! 









The chairs and table have been distressed and slightly glazed to add character.




Round pedestal tables are great for any space.  
When left round they are 48 x 48 and with the leaf they measure 48 x 72.


This table is for sale and includes 6 chairs the table and leaf all for just $525!

If you are interested please send me an email @
brooke.n.larsen@gmail.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

Decor Store

I now have a Decor Store opened with new fun decor items added daily.  Click on the tab at the top of the page titled Decor Store and it will take you straight to all the goodies!!  Some items are available for shipping as well.  Here is a peek of a few things in the store:




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baby Brother's Nursery!!

I can't even tell you how happy I am to have our little man here!  I unfortunately am sick the entire time I am pregnant, YUCK!!  So, to keep myself distracted I refinished/made most things in his nursery. 


 We added more moldings to the walls and I resprayed the entire room as my daughter managed to do a number on it.  


We hallowed out the window seat in this room for much needed added storage (tutorial here)



I made all of his bedding, the quilt is made from Blake Riley's Scoot line.
My husband even convinced me to learn how to baste and free motion quilt!  I am glad I did, I really enjoyed it!  (tutorial here)


I had the white shelf made a few years ago, and I added vintage water spicket to the bead board.  
The other toys I found various places, I figured since this is our first boy he would appreciate playing with something other than princesses!

I refinished the dresser, and replaced the top as well (full post here)


I made the signs above his crib out of left over wood in the garage and I hand painted each sign using graphite transfer paper (tutorial here)



All of the pillows were made for scraps left over from the quilt and bed skirt. 


This nursery was so fun to put together and yes it helped keep me sane while I was pregnant!!

TTFN

Brooke

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Replacing the Top of Baby Brothers Dresser & a Peek into the Nursery!

Yes, I know this dresser is a sight for sore eyes, but there is hope!  
I love all the details around the sides and look at those cute legs!! 
(secretly I wished people would say that about my legs ;) )

A dresser this cute can't be left behind!


I was hoping I could rip off the top layer of veneer and find an beautiful piece of wood...but I wasn't so lucky.  After many wasted hours I finally gave in and took the entire top off!!  I had seen many people replace tops, and it seemed easy enough, I had just never done it before so I was a bit hesitant to jump right in!  

I was planning to use pine planks and set them close enough to each other to help close any gaps, UNTIL...I found this awesome product at Lowes.

It is a pine panel that is already jointed together for you, all you have to do it cut it down to size.

After the top was cut down to size, I used Dark Walnut Stain by Minwax to stain the pine as I wanted it dark.  Once the stain dried I applied glue to the dresser and underside of the new top and placed it on the dresser.  Once it was in place I used my finish nailer to nail all 4 corners to give it added strength! 


And TADA.....His dresser is done and in use!  And yes we made sure to fill it up!!


I love how rich the top is against the green dresser!  

I sprayed the entire dresser and then I used a tintable oil based glaze.  Glazing is one of my favorite parts of refinishing furniture it can make or break any piece.  When done right glaze adds so much depth to a piece, it helps accent all the details and brings so much character!






I am so happy with how this dresser turned out, it is just perfect for Baby Brothers nursery!  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Baby Brother is HERE!!!



Introducing Baby Brother!!!!


It feels like I have been pregnant and sick forever, but this little guy made it all worth it.  
I will be back up and going come August.  For right now I am soaking up the time with this little guy as it goes way too fast.  


I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!!

TTFN

Brooke

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fresh and Bright Pillow Envelopes FOR SALE!!



I have handmade all of these pillow envelopes with designer quilt fabric. The approximate finished size of each pillow cover is a bit smaller to give your pillow insert a nice, plump look. Please see picture below for envelope closure in the back. Insert NOT included.









I have listed the sizes for each pillow style with the price. I am willing to ship these for $3 for the first pillow envelope and $1 for each after that.

Blue Flowers
18x18 with cream back $10
18x18 $10
12x12 $7

Green Leaves
18x18 $10
16x16 $9
20x20 $11

Gray
16 x 16 $9
24x24 $12

Cream with White Felt Flower
14x14 $9
14x14$9

Cream with Burlap Flower
14x14 $9


Please Email me at Brooke.n.larsen@gmail.com if interested!!  


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

An Ariel Theme Party For Our Little Princess!

Oh Wow, it has been way too long since I have blogged!  I am becoming a terrible slacker!  But the good news is I am now 37 weeks pregnant and hoping to meet this little man any day now! 

Today was my baby girls 3rd Birthday, my how they grow up too fast.  She has always been my little buddy and I just love spending time with her.  Her sweet little smile always melts my heart!

She wanted an Ariel themed birthday so of course I had to go a little over board and bake all the goodies I was craving!



First up are these mini cupcakes with just a hint of cream cheese frosting....mmmmmm



Then delicious chocolate cupcakes also with cream cheese frosting, my favorite!
I was super lucky to find these cupcake toppers at Dollar Tree!


And a delicious ice cream cake complete with Ariel and her crown!  


Some how I missed taking pictures of the cake pops which were also chocolate dipped in purple white chocolate frosting.  My mouth is watering all over again it was DELICIOUS!!!

I would say the party was a success.  I love having summer birthdays, it is always so fun to enjoy family and friends company over some good food.  

TTFN

Brooke




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