Friday, January 20, 2017

Farmhouse Decor BIG Hobby Lobby Haul


I have never loved Hobby Lobby as much as I do right now.  I've always loved HobLob.  I am there a lot getting supplies for orders and projects.  However, their home decor is just spot on at the moment, and everything I was wanting they had.  It was almost too much good decor that I had a hard time not grabbing everything to squeeze it all in.

I think in the end I did a good job of just grabbing stuff I had a good idea of what I was going to use it for or where it would go without just randomly putting things into my cart and saying "I'll figure it out when I get it home."

This whole video today is about the amazing farmhouse style items I picked up at Hobby Lobby and also I share some photos at the end of where and how those items were used in my home.  I hope you find some inspiration if we share the same taste and design style!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/5wTF7HDk4o4
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Monogram Pallet Wood Sign


I always enjoy having some creative freedom with client orders.  They tell me the info and style they are looking for and I get to run with how it will ultimately end up looking.  Of course I always do a mock up of my design and send a screen shot before actually fully making the order.  However, it sure is not the same as seeing the piece all put together.  I have found more times than not, that they are pleasantly surprised to actually see my written and worded design actually come to life.  I also really enjoy seeing my own ideas become an actual piece of decor.

This pallet sign is actually pretty simple, but is also has a lot of detail.  I made this wood sign 18" wide x 28" long.  It is a bigger wood sign, but isn't over whelming.  The added jute accents really putt it all together.  I created a video tutorial to show you how I made this monogram pallet wood sign.
I hope you enjoy!


Direct link to this video here:  https://youtu.be/GBsvE5Mx9qg

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Monday, January 16, 2017

DIY Let it Snow Pallet Wood Sign with Burlap Banner


I went sent an inspiration photo by a client asking if I could recreate it for her.  This is a piece I've never attempted before, however I knew I could make it happen.  It was an interesting mix of styles and materials, the perfect mix of rustic pallet wood, glamorous silver glitter, and the added texture of burlap.  In the end it really all did just come together.

This is a longer DIY video, only because you are getting two tutorials in one.  The first is the wood sign and the second is the burlap banner piece.  It was involved, but worth the effort to have a happy client who had this on her home decor wish list.

Linked below on the video tutorial - I hope you enjoy!



Direct link to the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/5C2OAzCjHZQ

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Friday, January 13, 2017

DIY Shiplap Framed Wood Sign


If you'd like that farmhouse shiplap look without adding a ton of nails to your walls - this is a great alternative!  I HAD to have some shiplap in my home and this was a great way to get that look without the major commitment.

My regular framed wood signs don't take near as much time (or effort), however, this piece has so much character!  It was definitely worth the added time.  Now that I've made one, the next will come together a little faster.

I did break out my Kreg Jig for this project.  Me and that guy don't always get along, but I think I've conquered it finally.  You'll see in the video how I used it to make the pocket holes that keep the spaced shiplap together.

This was my first attempt at shiplap.  Surprisingly it went pretty smoothly!  I didn't have tile spacers so I improvised with pennies and it worked out great!  You'll see how this piece was made in the video linked below.  Hope you enjoy!



Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/0xAQAAokZK8

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Clothes Pin Photo Clip Wood Sign



Using just a few simple items, you can have yourself a beautiful home decor piece!  Or, since this piece was designed around the holiday's, this wood sign also makes a great gift!  Think Christmas, birthdays, grandparents day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, just because... should I go on?
I love the versatility of this piece as well.  It came be customized with colors and finished to match your taste or home's theme.  You can also change the wording to match the event or photo's you'll be adding.  (For a mom, wedding, display vacation photos, recipe cards in the kitchen, Christmas cards for the holidays... I could go on, but you get creative!
I used a 1"x10" common board but down to 16" long.  You can see the whole tutorial in the video linked below.  Hope you try this project and hope you enjoy the DIY video!

Direct link to the video here: https://youtu.be/VTJjHBEr0ww
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Lamp Makeover FAIL | DIY Mercury Glass


I've always loved the look of mercury glass, but I sure don't like the price tag.  I started with watching some DIY videos and checking out some blogs who had tried this before.  I grabbed a glass vase from the Dollar Tree and did a trial run.  I was so in love with the results!  I want to mercury glass all the things now! Haha!
Unfortunately I really wanted  mercury glass lamps and that DIY did not turn out the way I had hoped.
I created a DIY video of how I created my first mercury glass in the video linked below.  You can also see my failed lamp makeover attempt.
I hope you enjoy!



Direct link to the video here:  https://youtu.be/w-s6Dbxc880
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Large Firefighter Wood Sign



Because my husband is a volunteer firefighter, this sign older got some added extra special love.  I can relate to the wife that worded it, and as you'll hear in the video, the siren at the beginning is a very familiar sound in volunteer firefighter's home.  As soon as that siren goes off, everything stops, my husband drops everything he's doing and speeds off to the firehouse to gear up.  It can be exciting and also a source of anxiety, because as the wife, of course I worry every single call.  I never know when he'll be home or where he's going.  None the less, I am also very proud him.  He is off to help someone who is in dire need, and using the skills he's put in a lot of time and work to learn.

I share with you in the video linked below, just how this special piece came to life.
I hope you enjoy!



Direct link to the video:  https://youtu.be/s4voW92x4_k

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