Friday, February 12, 2016

Farmers Market Sign

I am so excited to introduce my first custom Farmers market sign!  
I wanted to create a sign with options and here she is!  
Option 1 This sign comes complete and ready for your to use in your home as soon as it arrives.  However if you are like me you probably prefer to make your own sign just the way you want it.


So here is Option 2.....you can buy just the pre finished wording.  
This sign will come raw and ready for you to decorate however you want.  You can paint, glitter, deco podge, or antique just to your likings!  


The lettering is cut out of 1/4 inch thick MDF making it light weight and easy to hang on the wall or sit on a shelf.

For the sign I added the lettering to 1" thick pine which I stained, and I added a cream wood frame around the outside edges to match the lettering as well as to create a finished look!  




You can purchase the Farmers market here
and the full sign here

TTFN

Brooke

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How To Add Color to Your Hutch

Colors and style change fast these days.  But I admit I love color, so I really wanted to find a way to add color to my hutch without painting the whole thing a trendy color.  I am not opposed to trendy colors, in fact I kind of like them.  But when it takes hours/days to paint something it doesn't make much sense to paint it a color I am going to hate in a few years.

For this hutch I stuck with a nice soft cream latex for the body of the hutch.  
I added my color by removing the old back panel and replacing it with a new one. 



Here is how I did it:
First I popped the old back out.  I was careful to not destroy the old back so I could use is as a pattern for the new back.   
Next I cut my bead board down to size-You can buy 8'x4' sheets of bead board at Home Depot for around $20
After the bead board was cut down to size I painted the entire back with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Duck Egg.  It took me 2 coats of paint.
Once the paint dried I used my staple gun to attach my new back in place.  


Now my white dishes have an awesome backdrop that really makes them pop!

And the best part?  When I am sick of this color I can easily pop that back out and repaint it!


TTFN

Brooke

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Monday, February 1, 2016

DIY Welcome Door Hanger

I have been wanting a welcome sign on my front door but I didn't want it to cover my window all the way. 


Perfect solution.  I can still see out my window and I have a welcome sign!


This welcome sign was super easy to make.
You will need:
A frame, I found mine at a thrift store and I believe it was only $2
Spray paint
Burlap and Lace
Hot glue gun


Once you have all your supplies I used spray paint to spray my welcome sign.  I have found spray paint is the easiest to paint these word cutouts, as it gets in all the tight corners easiest.  

After my spray paint dried I sanded my edges slightly.  
Next you need to tie your bow.  
I used 4 1/2 inch thick burlap that was 3 feet long


I first folded my burlap like this


And then I squished both sides of the center together to create my bow



To hold my bow in place I used a 2 inch thick piece of burlap in the center and hot glued it down in the back.  


If you want to add lace like I did you would put it under the center piece of burlap before hot gluing it to the back.  


Once my bow was made I laid everything out on my frame and once I had it where I liked it I hot glued it down.  
Creating this super easy welcome sign!  



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DIY Pom Pom Wreath Tutorial

I love the look of Pom Pom wreaths.  They are so fluffy and they are super easy to make.

You will need
Pom Pom Makers (you can get them from JoAnn's for $7 here )
Yarn.  (I used 2 different colors and textures Cream White)
Foam Wreath
Hot glue gun
Hot glue


First you are going to open your pom pom makers up and wrap the yarn around both sides.  It doesn't have to me perfect but I like to make sure it is wrapped tight and close to each other.


After it is wrapped you will close both sides and it will look like this


Now you are going to run your scissors down the middle and cut your yarn so it looks like this


Next take a piece of yarn and wrap it around the center of your Pom Pom maker and tie it really tight.  

 

After you have tired it you can take the maker off and you will have a very cute little pom pom


I started on the inside of my wreath alternating colors.  I attached the pom poms to my wreath with hot glue.  I put a dab of glue where I wanted the pom pom and pressed it firmly until the glue cooled down enough to hold the pom pom in place





After I finished the inside I started another row and continued the same pattern around my wreath.  After that row was complete I did one last row around the back making it a total of 3 rows.  I did squish my pom poms together to make the wreath as full as possible.  


And here is what your wreath will look like!  
This project took me a few hours to complete but it was well worth it!
I do sell the love cutouts in my Etsy store 


TTFN

Brooke

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Our Landing


The top of our stairs has always been an awkward space.  
There are no hallways just a landing filled with doors.
This space has been untouched for quite awhile, as I didn't know exactly what to do.  There isn't much space up there for furniture.

Here is the before...a lonely clock against the wall


And here is it after!  I love this gallery wall.  It is my all time favorite.


I bought this mirror not really knowing what I was going to do with it, but I loved it so much I couldn't pass it up.  And as luck would have it, it fits perfectly in between these doors!  

My girls love to dance in front of this mirror too!  It is known as the princess mirror around here!



You can see all the details on my Gallery Wall here
And the details on my clock are here 



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Brooke

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Coral and Teal Baby Shower

Yesterday I got to throw a baby shower for our new neighbors.  
They are expecting their first baby girl, what an exciting time of life.  
The babies nursery is going to be coral and teal so we used the same colors for our shower.  


I have been wanting to make a naked cake for sometime, and this was the perfect excuse!  
For the cake topper I cut out this cute Girl sign, it is now available in my shop for purchase (link here)  And as luck would have it when I walked into Target there sat coral roses, it was like they knew I was coming.


I found the coral Sixlets and teal gum balls at JoAnn's.  


My good friend helped me out so much by making these DELICIOUS cake pops.



My neighbor made these marshmallow pops for us.  The marshmallow pops above are covered in chocolate and dusted with Oreos.
The ones below are s'more pops, my favorites!






The shower turned out great.  I got to chat and laugh with friends!  And now my house is clean!!

TTFN
Brooke


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