Monday, March 28, 2011

LOVE this!

So while random blog lurking this morning...  I came across this wonderful blog (a new fav) and this adorable idea I had to share.... I am soooo copying this idea for my daughters room. I think I will make the butterflies out of felt and apply them to the ceiling as she has a "sky" painted there. Lookie look how cute they are.... So spring, so cute and soooo happy!

Visit her site! Adorable crafty goodness here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A fun little project

So I decided on a whim to paint a primitive style wreath on my floor at the front door entrance. That entailed a little more work than I wanted and took up most of the weekend, but I am happy with the end result.

That floor area endures wet, snow covered and muddy shoes, bicycles, scooters, skates and many many steps from children bringing in all the outside elements.

That meant sanding, on my knees with a hand sander, a new can of stain and then another new can of stain (as I backed into the first one and emptied the entire can on to the floor - sigh). The stain had a bit more red tone I was hoping for so I added a tad of black I had on hand.

I flipped my daughter's little round craft table over and traced around it to get a circle and hand painted the design. It's sitting now with the first coat of varathane and awaiting several more.


The beginning

Finished wreath before varathane

It's a pretty little welcome when you come in my door. A fun little touch. Now to paint all the trim, kids are so hard on white trim.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What I'm loving right now

First signs of Spring!

My new Hoosier

My newly painted and antiqued cabinet (used to be hunter green)

A 10 gallon crock my husband scored at an estate sale for an amazing $35!

Adorable new chickens in my garden (birthday gift)

And this new cool green toy for my kiddos :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Question of the day.....

So, I've been wondering lately, as I feel like my walls are closing in on me....

Where does one draw the line between being a collector and lover of vintage goodness....

to being a hoarder???

I'm thinking of video taping my rooms.... and let you help me decide.

More on this later....