Friday, July 3, 2015

Rustic LOVE

LOVE--ain't it grand?  Or in this case grand, BIG, and rustic!
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Remember my XO I made for Valentine's Day (SEE HERE)? At the same time I started to make a block letter LOVE.  I got the L and O made and then, well, I suppose life happened or something and I never finished. 

But with moving, I am finding all sorts of things and this was one of those.  So I made a V and E and finished it up.  
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I used barnwood and rusted L brackets (in vinegar and salt) to help put the letters together.  I initially assembled the letters with screws drilled in an an angle through the back.  The L brackets helped secure them.  These are 18 inches tall and sit well on the shelf, but could be hung with D rings. 
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I was inspired by Thistlewood Farm's Pallet letters that you can see HERE. And while I am a little late in completing these for Valentine's Day, they arr perfect for rustic summer weddings.
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Project Challenge: Metal

Hello and happy Friday and welcome to another Project Challenge.  
This month's challenge was metal--sheet or corrugated.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Before and Afters

That moment when you realize you do not have any furniture to paint...yep, I had that moment a week and a half ago.  

Due to my getting a house ready to sell frenzy and my get rid of it attitude that included 4 dump loads and 4 thrift store loads, I discovered I had left the paint project cupboards bare.

A few hours spent at garage sales quickly changed that and I had a plethora of before projects. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Vintage Game Table

When I spied a vintage folding metal game table tucked away in a corner of a small antique shop in a little Montana town I fell in love.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Show Preppin'

I am in the midst of "dead week"--you know, the week in college before finals when everything is quiet because students are cramming for tests.  

Except it is not quite that quiet around here--drills are humming, saws are buzzing, paint is flying.

And the test I am cramming for is a show this weekend, Junk Fest!

Friday, June 12, 2015

So, This is Happening...

Sooo... we have wanted a new house for awhile now.  We love our home and our neighbors, but we wanted a shop for me so our cars can stay warm in the winter (instead of my roadside finds and reclaimed wood), a place for our camper to be parked (not allowed in our subdivision), and a little more yard space.

We purchased a lovely, large lot in a nearby subdivision a few years ago.  And, it sat.  We couldn't decide on a house plan.  I knew there would be the inevitable arguments over what I wanted and what was in the budget.  There would be sidewalk, and fence, and sprinklers, and grass to put in.  We sold the lot, thankfully for almost double of what we paid for it.

That left us looking in a market that was increasing and picking up.  And then we found this: