No. 43
{DIY chippy paint & a new seat}

I just recently did a guest post for Bemz {its a cover up} giving a run-down on one of our painting methods- you can check them out…Bemz covers & fabrics are crazy awesome. Anyway, I thought I would post it here too….because this beauty is for sale in our shop AND because I thought of some additional tips in hind sight that I wanted to share. I also realize this may be old news to some, but many of our Read More

Hanging a Fabric embroidery Hoop arrangement

Back 11 months ago {yes, that would be last Christmas}, Nathan bought me these fabric hoops. Being ever so thoughtful, he remembered me saying I wanted to display some of my scrap fabrics this way. Well, I have a lot of ideas, ok? And I don’t always do them…right away. But now this is done and it is very pretty in my dining room and I did it like this: There are a bunch of gallery-collection-hanging-tips online, so I am Read More

Barnwood Headboard finished

DIY: barn wood headboard {part three: installed}

{See PART ONE of our DIY headboard here} {See PART TWO of our DIY headboard here} PART THREE: installed in our room! Are we all as excited as I am? We FINALLY have a headboard! We love how it turned out in the end and feel like it has brought something personal to a much neglected bedroom. You might notice that we have no end tables- or anything, really. I have never really hung a picture or put any effort Read More

DIY: barn wood headboard {part two: sealing}

{See PART ONE of our DIY headboard here} PART TWO: Finishing/Sealing Ok, so here was the BIG dilemma: We really REALLY loved the gray weathered look of the barn wood. Problem is, as soon as you start any significant sanding, you loose the gray. Also, it seemed like every finish we tried darkened the gray. We love the variations in the original of dark and light gray and wanted to keep that as much as possible. So after much hemming Read More

DIY: Barn Wood Headboard {Part one – the construction}

Whoa my goodness. We finally have a headboard! AND, lucky for you, we actually took pics of our process this time! Wooooo hoooo. So, here it goes…. We used oak barn wood that we scored from Nathan’s brother a while back. Same stuff used to make our small barn wood kitchen table. We have a queen size metal bed frame- no head or foot board. Soooooo, with no real plan, we just set out to put our headboard together…. First, Read More

DIY: applying fabric to furniture

As promised, I wanted to show you a little more about No. 20…here are some tips on applying the fabric. BE WARNED. I decided to do this one NIGHT in my HOUSE instead of the workshop because it was RAINING outside. This makes for kind of crappy photos. Oh well. After the piece was painted, distressed and cleaned thoroughly, I applied a furniture wax with color/stain in it (on all areas except the panels where the fabric goes). Usually the Read More

Guest Post: DIY Pinwheels by Kelly

Hey all! I am so stoked to have our FIRST DIY here at 508!! These pinwheels TOTALLY made the photo shoot for No. 11….and my lovely friend Kelly is here {from Kellan Studios} to share how to make this awesomeness happen! Do you remember these guys that posed with No. 11? Sweeeet! Take it away Kelly! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let me start out this post with a few disclaimers. A-I am not the first to make these, nor is this the only Read More

{before & after} barnwood table

Our little table is complete! It is soooo beautiful. When we first collected the wood, it looked like this: And NOW, it looks like this!! AHHHHHHHH! I love it! We don’t really have chairs- ha! {these I just stuck there for the photos}. Our plan is to have a bench for the kids on one side and 2 chairs for us on the other. Its small and narrow and really just for our tiny fam so we don’t have to Read More

creating a hallway closet when you don’t have one

OUR HOME is great. I mean, we like it. We do pray we won’t live here forever but it’s just fine for now. Plus its really old so we can do whatever we want to it and it will only improve. Which is nice. For me. Because I change stuff every 30 seconds. I have a point. My home has no storage- no closet space. I hate it. I tend to get more irritated about this in the winter when Read More

hersheys sugar pillow…

I AM IN LOVE. I made this pillow yesterday and I REALLY REALLY REALLY like love it. I had these old pieces of canvas from Nathan’s Grandmother that used to be 100lb Hershey’s sugar sacks- that is how they used to buy the sugar. (side note- think of all the good things you can make with 100 lbs of sugar). My mother-in-law gave them to me (thank you!) about a year ago.  I wasn’t quite sure what to do with Read More