Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Great Ideas!

How have you been?!  We are STILL working on that silly house.  Trying to get it ready to sale.  Getting closer and closer though.  We were very optimistic that we would not have to replace any carpet but…..looks like we’re going to have to.  Oh well……

In the meantime…..I received my new Ballard Catalog in the mail yesterday!  A fun distraction from all of the work!  I am loving lots of things they’re showing this go round.  And saw some fab. DIY ideas!

Such as these pretty drapery panels.


Theirs are burlap with a gorgeous white crewel embroidery design and are lined.  They’re also pricey.  Starting at $179.00 per panel.  But… easy would it be to make your own for a fraction of the price!   Burlap is cheap cheap at around $3.00 a yard.  Then purchase a medallion stencil and paint your design on.  Line if you wish and you have a beautiful panel.  Since I am soooo into turquoise, I could also see this pattern in a robins egg blue.  YUMMY!

I LOVED LOVED this dining table!


The top is zinc.  Which I have been in love with for awhile.  Theirs is $800.00!  YIKES!  I think you could make one for a fraction of the price.  The legs look a lot like fence posts and the rest of the design is very clean lined and simple.  A little white paint and distressing, buy a sheet of zinc and form over  a plywood top and….. voila!

In Ballard’s new catalog, they show the table above with these fab. wicker chairs.


The texture of that table with the wicker… die for!  Okay, so you can’t knock these off, but maybe with all of the money you would be saving on the table……

They are however, $299.00 each.  Plus shipping.  I do so adore them though!

I also saw this plaque.  Another easy peasy DIY idea!


If you can’t find a round tray, old cabinet doors are perfect for recreating distressed signs.

  Just a few thoughts. 

Heather and I always have these crazy DIY ideas swirling through our heads.  Which does NOT mean that they ever get done! Smile 

Have a happy week!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wee Gardens

Heather and I have been enjoying ourselves with Pinterest.  Have you tried it?  It’s addictive, I have to admit.  And a great place to basically archive photos and ideas that you love. 

Which is where I found wonderful photos of these tiny gardens.   A tiny fairy garden is something that I have wanted to create for years.  Thank goodness I didn’t choose this year to finally make my wish come true.  The heat would have surely fried everything!

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Just collecting the tiny furnishings and goodies looks like so much fun.

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Many of the gardens are planted in larger containers.

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I have visions of actually planting an entire garden.  Complete with paths where you can wander and find something wonderful and amazing around the next corner.

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Maybe next year!

You can find all of the above photos and other great info. for creating your own garden HERE.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cowboy Up!

We LOOVE our little boys!  Oh yes we do!  But lets face it, the little stinks are difficult to decorate for.  There just isn’t a lot of cute “boy stuff” out there.   Heather and I have been brain storming, trying to come up with some cute ideas.  ……….not easy………….. 

But our buddy, baby K.K. says……….

“I want a cool bedroom too!”


Couldn’t you just kiss that sweet little face silly!?

Anywho…….not long ago, Heather found the cutest vintage dresser with a wagon wheel carved in the bottom.  Remember that old furniture from the 50’s?  It was crying for one theme and one theme only.  Cowboy!


Lovin’ that bandana print.


Plaid top.



Cow print sides!

Love, love it!

And you wouldn’t have to do a full out Cowboy theme.  You could just put some other plaids or solids with this piece and have a cute cute little boys room with just a touch of whimsy! 

This piece will be available for sale later this week or this weekend at The Rink.

Have a wonderful day.



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