Friday, July 25, 2014

Vintage decorating made easy and cheap

We bought my MILs house about 6 months ago and we are slowly remodeling. I love all things vintage, but I like bright, cheerful vintage not dark paneling...gold bath fixture vintage :/ Someday I will have to dig out my before pics and do a little show and tell of the whole house :)

Here is a pic of our wall in the dining area. I like how it turned out and it was super easy (and cheap)!




I made this hoop art for about $1 and it took about 60 seconds! I don't mind the stain because I LOVE the embroidery of the sweet little bird!

Vintage hoop and stained vintage linen bought at an estate sale

Back of hoop art


I made this wall hanging with a frame I purchased for $1 at tag sale and I spray painted it. I cut a stained vintage tablecloth for the artwork and stapled it to the back of the frame...total cost was about $5 and it took about a hour to make including the painting :)




Ava painted the cute flowers on a canvas from Michael's craft store and the black metal bird is from Hobby Lobby. I already had the canvas left over from a previous craft project and I bought the bird with a gift card I received from one of my awesome co-workers. We made the Choose Happy sign that was inspired from one I saw on the blog tatertots & jello and I already had the family sign....so I really didn't spend much out of pocket at all!!



I love the way everything came together and I really love the fact that I only spent about $7 to make it happen~



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Progress

Slowly but surely we are getting there! It is actually starting to look like a pool :) We are not even close to being done, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel!!


The kids of have been able to swim which makes me happy! Maybe by the time snow flies we will be done....I hope!


Now what to do with ALL of this dirt!!! YIKES! 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Hanging with the crazies


Unfortunately my sister wasn't feeling good today, but I got to hang out with some of my favorite (crazy) little people. I even let them use some of my new Melmac dishes for lunch. I have a little obsession with vintage plastic dishes.



Here is a pic of my newest Melmac treasures that we found at a barn sale yesterday for $3.00!!! They have never been used and I love them! I didn't let the crazies use the rose plates yet.....I just like looking at them hahaha. 


Pretty......right??


We also scored this vintage metal Costco cart from an estate sale for $5.00. I can't decide if I want to paint it or keep it white....hmmmm? The cute little 70s stackable mugs were also at the barn sale. We had fun looking for treasures and finding some! I work this weekend so no more sales for me this week...darn it! Hoping for a nice, peaceful weekend at the hospital helping bring babies into the world. 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vintage Chenille....YUMMY

I don't know about you, but we LOVE vintage chenille bedspreads. Unfortunately we don't enough beds to justify buying lots of chenille so we thought the next best thing would be to repurpose them!! We just listed this sweet little pillow in our shop....go take a peek. It was hard for me to list because I loooooove it :) 




Here is a peek at the back....which is made from a vintage pillow case~ 


I suppose another option would be to buy some more vintage beds so we could put the bedspreads on them, but I think our husbands would divorce us;) I do LOVE vintage beds though!! I think for now we better stick to upcycling!! 


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New News

It's been crazy around here (and exhausting).  FINALLY got our pool up.... That's the good news. The bad news.... The liner is leaking.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! I wish I was kidding, but after we spent HOURS making sure the liner was straight and wrinkle free we started to fill it with water and noticed the leak.... Ugggggg! A new liner is on the way:) I think this is a test of my patience, which isn't my best attribute. I will post some pics once everything is set. 

On a happier note we have got some new goodies in our shop! I am in love with the hankie banner. I wanted to keep it up in my house!! It is just so sweet and dainty.

The CHOOSE HAPPY art work was inspired from one of my favorite blogs Tatertots and Jello. My dad milled the wood from a fallen tree on their property! I picked my colors and my mom painted it and made the flowers....I love it a lot!! We will be making some for our market this fall, but if you would like one before then we would be happy to take your custom order.



I also listed these sweet pillow cases.....



Here is a closer look at the hankie banner. I think this would look great in a nursery.



Isn't this table top set adorable?!? All of the hand stitching is perfect. I have a special place in my heart for handmade goodness like this set!! If I had a bigger house I would keep everything for myself!




Be sure to stop by the shop and check out all of our goodies and make sure to add us to your favorites so you'll be the first to know when we have something new   ;) 


Sunday, July 6, 2014

God Bless America



What a fantastic weekend to celebrate our freedom! Thank you to everyone who is currently or has in the past protected are independence. Our family has enjoyed the 4th of July weekend. I love to watch fireworks and we were able to see them a couple of nights this year. This picture is from some we did at our house  with my sister in law and her family.



Ava and daddy enjoyed the show!


We have been working HARD on our backyard oasis (hahaha) this weekend too!! Hopefully I can share some pics of our progress soon!! 


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The baby



My oldest daughter loves to take pictures. Sometimes she will have a "photo shoot" for her little sister, which of course makes her very happy!!
I. LOVE.THIS.PICTURE!
{a lot}
It is from her most recent photo shoot :)  I have decided that my baby is growing up waaaaaaaay too fast. I sure do wish I could freeze time, but it just keeps going faster and faster. 
Her smile makes me smile!!


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crazy wife.....crazy life


Our life is a little crazy right now. We are slowly remodeling our house which means our bathroom is torn apart, our basement is half way done, and for fun we started putting in our pool. I always have LOTS of half done projects! It's how I work :/

Our back yard this morning...


Ava had fun finding friends.....yuck!


and here is the progress we made.... I say "we", but I really mean the progress two of my favorite guys made .... My hubby and my dad! 




Our life might be crazy, but that's ok. I can't wait until the pool is in and we can enjoy it!!