Friday, July 30, 2010

Etsy Find: Grandma's Garden Stamped Spoon

Loving this idea for my upcoming Great Grandma's birthday! Which happens to be the same day as my baby shower - when this little one comes she'll be a Great, Great Grandma! :)

From Etsy Shop monpetitchouboutique

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Craft Inspiration: Pottery Barn Frame Jewerly Holders

I'm inspired! My current jewerly holder doesn't hold earrings well. I am thinking a little white frame strung with wire will work just perfectly! :)

Inspiration from Pottery Barn

(but I'll be frame shopping at Goodwill)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inspiration: Backyard Scrabble Board

My poor husband never gets a break in the summer. My creative juices are flowing - our backyard is really coming together and just when he thinks he's done building things - WHAM! Something like this happens.

First it was a flower bed, then a garden box, then another garden box and another! Then a compost pile, a deck, and lastly a hammock...and then it all slows down a little...

And I read a blog, see a website, read a magazine and again - am inspired! Running at my hubby with plans and babbling about where I envision it'll go. :)

How can I not be inspired with this insanely lovely outdoor Scrabble board idea? And it's so simple (in my head at least)!! A bag of concrete, a shallowish frame, some scoring, some staining - I'll tackle the tiles - he's just gotta do the dirty work. :)

So, if you're looking for me this weekend, I'll be at Lowe's...pricing baseboard trim and concrete stain.

Just in case we lose this article or the link changes - I want to write it down here - so we can remember how to make it!

From Sunset Magazine:

- 5-foot square Scrabble board

- wood frame, then poured concrete and scored it into 3¾-inch squares separated by ¼-inch joints. 

- After the concrete had cured for one month, she colored the squares using water-base concrete stains.

- 100 3¼-inch square letter tiles from baseboard trim.

- Precut, adhesive-backed vinyl letters and numbers at a sign shop, stuck them on the tiles, and sealed each one with spray lacquer. 

- The lightweight letters, which are stored in a canvas bag, fit on metal trays

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DIY Idea: Pallet Potting Bench

Definitely going to have to convince the husband to make once of these for me! :)

Found on Re-Nest

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Family Reunion Tees

Summer is full of family reunions in lazy parks complete with hot summer sun, buzzing cicadas, cool shade, lots of hugs and catching up, and plenty of good food!

These family reunion t-shirts have me wanting to make something for our reunions coming up! Will have to check with my dad to see what kind of budget they have. :)

Found on Angela Hardison's blog

Monday, July 5, 2010

Image Inspiration: Beachy Interiors

I love stark white with pops of sea green and aqua - and red! So beachy!