Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Simple Things

Simple things make me happy like:
Fresh cut Mason jar bouquets! 
My new flower gardens have been a source of relaxation and joy this summer!
I'm already planning for next year and all the additions I want to add to our landscaping.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thrifted Frames

After my post about thrift store decorating yesterday, I noticed I have quite a few made over things in my home.
Today's post is about the thrifted (or given to me) frames I've re-purposed in my decor.
The frame above is one I made up for my bedroom.
 Materials used in makeover: Gingham fabric, Cream Lace, Tan Ribbon, Kraft Cardstock, Made-by-me verse art, handmade burlap flowers, digital art from Digi Web Studio, Dollar Doodles
 This little frame is featured in the secretary in my dining room
Materials used in makeover: Brown & black paint, Red & Tan ticking, Burlap, small clip

This oval frame turned tray can be found on top of my coffee table
Material used in makeover: White paint, burlap, muslin

This frame is hanging on the wall in my craft room
Materials used in makeover: Black paint (frame), Red & Tan ticking, Coffee dyed doily, Lace, Burlap, Handmade button-card, clip

An embroidered family frame for the kitchen
Materials used in makeover: Brown & Black paint (frame), Muslin material, embroidery thread

An original embroidery design hangs in my living room
Material used in makeover: Cream, Tan, Brown, Yellow paint (frame), Blue gingham fabric, Muslin material, Embroidery thread, buttons
Another embroidery piece for my laundry room
Materials used in makeover: Red paint (frame), muslin material, embroidery thread

For this extra large frame (in my living room) I used some cream paint, dictionary pages, ribbon, twine, and embellished clothespins to make a giant sized picture display

This made-over frame is in my guest bathroom
Materials used in makeover: Chicken wire, lace -- paper covered clothespins, crocheted flower

These two sea themed frames hang in a hallway

Materials used in makeover: Digital Art from Raspberry Road 

Last but not least - sometimes I actually use the frame for it's intended purpose (smile)!
Just a little black paint and it fits right in with my decor! 

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I've taken used, thrift store frames and turned them into art for my home!

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Roses of Inspiration

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thrift Store Decorating

The Dining Room
A couple weeks back I "hit the jackpot" at the thrift store and found several good deals.
I got the lantern for $3 and the berry garland (wrapped around the lantern) for something like $1.  
The garland was new and still had the original $20 price tag on it!
I also got the little handled bowls in the top of my secretary (below) for $1.
I've seen several decorating ideas on-line that show the doors open on hutches, corner cabinets, etc., so I decided to try a new look and open my doors.
I added a wreath to the right side and a tea towel (with an added burlap heart) to the left. 
I'm enjoying the new look my purchases and open cabinet give my dining room.

The Guest Bath
The same day I found the lantern & garland - I found a white cabinet for above the toilet in my guest bath.
The cabinet prompted a bathroom "makeover" using decorations I already had elsewhere in my house.
(It's hard to get good pictures in a tiny, windowless bathroom - but you can get an idea of the decor from these.)
To make this frame: I used a  piece of chicken wire and strip of lace across the bottom.
My only purchases for this makeover were a shower curtain and rug totaling $13!

The Living Room
This project has been on my to-do list for quite some time, but I just hadn't found the "perfect frame" ---- until today!
I purchased an old oval frame from a local thrift store, and with a little paint and fabric I turned it into a fun, burlap-lined tray for my coffee table.

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Roses of Inspiration

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


This was a super fast and easy card to put together.
Some simple embossing - a Cricut sentiment and wa-la - a finished card!

Supplies and Tools: Holly Ribbon Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Organic Flourish embossing border (Provo Craft), Summer Celebrations Cartridge (Cricut), Heart Punch, Pearl

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hello Friend

My niece was here last week and created an airplane in the clouds card.
Here creation inspired me to do my own cloud scene and this is what I came up with.
I think it will make a cute birthday card for one of of my nieces or nephews!

Supplies and Tools: Favorite Teddy Bear (Stampin' Up), Hello Friend Stamp (Wordsworth), Swirls embossing folder (Provo Craft), Baker's Twine, Sand Paper (distressed edges), Sharpie Marker

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Let's go for a Ride!

 I had a lot of fun paper piecing this summer bicycle and it's basket of blooms!
Supplies and Tools: KRAFT cardstock, dictionary page, patterned paper, embroidery floss, Summer Celebrations Cricut Cartridge, Hero Arts (Sentiment), Scalloped Daisy border punch (small flowers), Polka Dot embossing folder (The Paper Studio)

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