Burlap Pumpkins

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in burlap, fall, paint | 7 comments

Burlap Pumpkins

Remember when I showed you how to make the burlap apples?

Well, now it’s time for the burlap pumpkins….

…made out of burlap bags!

No sewing involved 🙂

burlap pumpkin

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Painted Pumpkins

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in crafts, fall, Halloween, paint | 18 comments

Painted Pumpkins

Occasionally, I do things that cause me to lose “cool points” with my girls…

Like the time I practically had to chase my oldest down, all the while yelling her name,


across the lawn of her middle school.

I had to catch her before she got into the school building.

I had something very important to tell her…

she told me it could have waited. 🙂

But, yesterday I earned a few points back.

I knew I had when she walked into the kitchen and said,

“You might be the coolest mom in the world.  I’m going to have to Instagram you painting that chevron pumpkin. You’re so cute.”

Let me tell you,

14 year olds don’t pass out compliments like that every day. 🙂

Halloween Decorations

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How to Make a “Vintage” Sign using Picmonkey

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in art, crafts, decorating for clients, fabric, paint, paper crafts, thrift store | 10 comments

How to Make a “Vintage” Sign using Picmonkey

I recently decorated a baby nursery for precious baby Jack who is due to arrive on December the 11th.  The family is Alabama fans, so I wanted to include a little houndstooth and a few elephants.  I decided to create a gallery wall with these ideas in mind.

I had pinned a tutorial about how to make vintage signs from diddle dumpling.  I must say that it was very helpful, but I did change a couple of things.

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Silver Chalkboard Platter

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in crafts, paint, yard sale | 14 comments

I moved all of my stuff into Simply Southern Marketplace today!

I meant to do it yesterday, but my time got away from me.

It takes longer than you think to make an inventory sheet,

gather all of your goods to sell,

figure out prices for everything,

load them in the car.

Not to mention, I am not good with time!

I always think I can get way more done in a day than I actually do.

I am so excited about this new venture.

I just love our square!

I love my small town!

Enough of that, and on to this quick project.

I have had this silver tray for quite some time.

It is not the super nice silver.

Probably silver plate.

Not very heavy.

Not very expensive.

Perfect for making into a chalkboard.

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Chevron Painted Stool

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in banner, chalk paint, paint, painted furniture | 37 comments

Can I just start by saying how much fun I am having with this blog?!
You ladies (and I am sure gentlemen – at least my husband is reading) are such encouragers!

I LOVE to read all of your comments!

I try my best to respond to everyone with an email.

One of the best things about this blog is getting to know other like-minded decorating sorts!

The talent out there is just amazing, and I can always learn SO MUCH from all of you!

All you folks who follow this blog – A HUGE THANK YOU!!!

If I knew how to make the font bigger, I would!  You will just have to know that all of those exclamation points mean that I am shouting that from my rooftop!!!

(I am still in need of learning some basics!)

Hopefully, you are going to be seeing some great changes to the blog.

A little more streamlined.

A little more user-friendly.

I am getting some professional help.

If I can’t even figure out how to make this font bigger, I sure can’t figure out how to make the changes that need to be made for this blog!

If you have any suggestions on ways that I can improve things – PLEASE let me know!

I want this blog to be the best that it can be!

On to the project.

I have a dear friend who is the Room Mom for her son’s 3rd grade class.

Their fall fund-raiser is going to include auctioning off chairs and stools that each of the classes has created.

She was given her stool and her theme “Mix and Match Funky.”

She knew that I had been painting some furniture and she needed a bit of help.

I got the stool from her, and this is what I came up with.

I hope that it fits the theme!

And, makes LOTS of money!

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Chalkboard Door

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Daisy's room, paint | 6 comments

Thought I would show you one of the fun new additions to Daisy’s room.

Daisy really wanted her new room to be a creative space.

I think this chalkboard door helps to keep the “creative” feel of this room.

There is no “how-to” on this.

You simply paint.

I always use the “brush-on” chalkboard paint.

There is a spray paint, but it would not have been very easy to paint the door with that.

Here is her new closet door painted in chalkboard paint.

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