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

animal silhouettes {free font!}

Does anyone else find it strange how LONG weird animal decor has been popular now? You know faux taxidermy stuff and what-not. Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to some of these DIY ideas, I am totally down with some animal silhouette-age…. {via} {via} {via} I have to admit, as of now, I don’t have really ANY animal decor in my home….BUT when you can get THIS SWEET FONT FOR FREE – WHY NOT try it- right? I don’t 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

people get ready, Christmas is comin

I have no magazine home. I mean…really. It is nothing fancy. BUT, I took some photos anyway because it is sooooo ready for Christmas… yarn balls are done and hanging up…. our favorite ornaments on the cedar tree… molasses cookies a bakin… finished my new Swedish Tea Towel Pillow…. and finally…some spiffy looking new drawers for 508 are coming right along… GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS PEOPLE! -s