Sunday, October 30, 2011

Barn Door Table Finished

The table is finally finished.  Now to find chairs.

I love the dents and the years of wear and tear.  It reminds me of the history of this 100 year old wood.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Fred, (just like Smokey And The Bandit), is the White Barn mascot.  He wanted out, as you can see.  Made my day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Gift Of Giving

I am going to a wedding this weekend.  I can tell by the invitation, a lot of thought has been given to the planning of this special day.  I think it is important to give a little time to the gift.  It doesn't have to cost  a lot, but make your gift look special.  Just like the day.
I used package wrap from the dollar store, burlap ribbon, shipping tags ( from an office supply store), and wire ribbon.

To create the rosette, you simply pull one side of the wire ribbon to gather.  Then roll ribbon into a circle, and secure with hot glue.  This whole project took about 10 mins., and I have a beautifully wrapped gift. I use shipping tags most of the time for gifts.  I just can't see spending $3-4 for a card that is going to be thrown away.  Plus, I just like the way the tag looks.  Hope you like the result.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Classics Are Forever

This 1950 Ford Custom is an unexpected planter box.  It may not be hauling down the road anymore, but this is the next best thing.  I think this old beauty looks amazing.  Oleander seeds made there way to this parked car and took root.  The result, a great addition to the garden.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Today Tom cut the legs for my barn door table.  He also put a clear coat on them so they wouldn't chip anymore paint.  He also added an oil base primer to the door.  Tomorrow we will add the top coat.  I am so excited to see the end result.  It is gonna be amazing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Get Inspired

I went shopping for a client today. If you haven't been to the Antique Trove in Roseville,  you are missing out.  Bargains are to be found if you really look.  I found this beautiful chandelier and ceiling tin frames.  They will be perfect for my dining room project.

Of course, I never pass up an opportunity to be inspired.  Here are some of the things that inspired me today.

The first photo was framed antlers used to hang old keys, but I think would be great for necklaces.  Second, was the glass vase full of blue bottles.  I love that.  The third pic was a wall full of botanical prints.  It looked so cool.  Lastly, was a booth that just looked amazing.  Other peoples creativity is so inspiring.