Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dressing the front door

Of course you all know I LOVE crafting and I LOVE Pinterest. The two together are the perfect combination. I was bored a few weeks ago and was just browsing and found this awesome wreath, however that wreath was 45 bucks!! I headed to Hobby Lobby to see if I could find the stuff a bit cheaper and I did, I only spent $10 total!
This is the one I found on Pinterest that is $45
 Trying to get the bow right! I am not the best at them.
I love it! I say it looks pretty good.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Our grown up headboard

I have been wanting a headboard for our bedroom for way too long, however my taste is a bit on the pricey side so of course I had to be creative. I went to the trusty Pinterest to see if I saw any styles that I liked, one actually had a tutorial with it. I based my design on the one here, With the help of Heather and my brother I was able to make mine for under $30! I found my fabric in the remnant section of Hancock for only $10 for 2 yards, which was exactly how much I needed. The initial frame was given to me by a sweet lady I met off of Facebook. Brandon added some plywood and a few 2x4s for added support. My friend Jessica helped me cover it. The nailhead was super easy, I bought the trim kind where only every fifth hole is an actual nailhead. Heather helped me with trying to keep it straight.

 I used the foam that came with the frame when I first got it and it worked perfect

All done and I love it! Thanks for everyone's help!

Face lift for my cabinet doors

So during the process of making my entry hall table I gained two cabinet doors that had no place. I have seen awesome things in the past on Pinterest, so I did a quick search for some ideas. I knew I wanted to hang these above my craft table so I was looking for something that maybe I could use as a cork board or something of the sort. I started by painting them the same color as the chevron stripes from the entry table. I then sanded and did some light distressing on them. I used some left over burlap from my wedding decor to cover the cork roll I got from Hobby Lobby. I wanted something I could hang my scissors from for easy access, so back to Hobby Lobby I went for some furniture knobs.
 I glued the burlap to the cork using adhesive spray and then hot glued to cabinet door
 Holes drilled and knobs installed
 I added clips to the top one to hang pics from and Heather made me a bow to cover the hole from where the knob use to be.

 It is perfect for the space and looks Pinterest worthy to me!

I always know where my keys are now

I have been wanting an entry hall table since I moved in in June, so I got to thinking on what I could turn into one. We found this on the side of the road when Tim first moved out a few years ago, it use to serve as his entertainment center. It had a top on it without doors, I had Tim saw those off and removed the doors from the bottom. I totally forgot to take a beginning pic! It was solid black when I started. I painted it all over with white and then distressed it by sanding and using some antique glaze. I knew I wanted to add a pop of color to it some how. I decided on a chevron pattern using a free quart of paint I grabbed from Ace hardware a few Saturday's ago. At first I did it on just the shelf and decided it needed it on the bottom also. Here are a few pics of the progress.
 I had to do a lot of sanding to get the top smooth from cutting off the top
 Stencil traced, it's ready for some paint
 Working to get that distressed look
 Without the bottom painted
 I'm in love with it and it is the perfect place to empty my hands when i walk in the door. No more searching the house for my keys!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hot Springs, AR

Last weekend, we went on a little get-a-way with my brother and his girlfriend. Just a small Friday to Sunday trip, but we made the most of it. We got there late Friday night and went to Walmart to get a few groceries and headed straight for bed. Saturday morning we woke up and after breakfast headed straight to the Gator farm! It also had a petting zoo where we were able to feed the goats, ram, deer, and donkey. We even got to hold alligators, of course their mouths' were secured :)

Later Saturday after noon we toured downtown Hot Springs, Tim has never been. We went and felt the hot springs, Tim could not believe how hot they were.
That night, we decided it would nice to eat out for dinner. We chose The Boat House restaurant and ate on the deck, this was our view during dinner:
Sunday, we got up and headed for Garvan Gardens. They have a glass chapel there that I wanted to see.
It was so beautiful inside and out!

Then it was time for home.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pure bliss

June 1, 2013, was a rainy rainy rainy day. It started off by waking up and heading to McDonald's to get 16 chicken biscuits. Those 16 biscuits were for all of the great helpers who were being busy bees and decorating our reception hall! My Saturday started bright and early at 8am, this day would change the rest of my life. It is the day that I got MARRIED! I had 5 awesome bridesmaids, which were all beyond exceptional. We handmade all of the bouquets, centerpieces, guestbook, and aisle decor.
 Here is a quick view at the details:
 The dress: Vera Wang :)
 The shoes
 My bouquet

 My garters, I sewed on the charms
 Something borrowed: a necklace from a sweet friend of mine who also wore it for her wedding
 Something blue: I sewed the wedding date on my dress
Something old: lace on my bouquet from my grandmother's wedding dress
Our lovely bridesmaids and groomsmen
 Jr. Groomsman
Flower girls and ring boy
 The rings
 His cake
 My cake

First dance as Mr. and Mrs.

Cake feeding
 Leaving the celebration
"Just Married"
Enjoy!! Hopefully I will find some extra time to add more pics another time!