Monday, October 20, 2014

Faux Reclaimed Wood Table Top How-To

I'm a fake person.  Not fake personality-wise (I like to keep it real in that department) but when it comes to a lot of the elements in our home, I love getting tricky.  Cue this song.

If you don't believe me, just take a gander at our faux fireplace, distressed "wood" frames, and knock-off chandelier.  See?  Fake all the way.  Slapping the French word "faux" on it makes it sound so much nicer though, right?  Just like Tar-jay is so much fancier than Target. ;)

Faux Reclaimed Wood Table Top How-To

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Craft Frenzy Friday #62

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday!  

We love to see your crafts, recipes, DIY projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our Pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Taking a Breather

Our weekend has been magical- full of autumn colors, crisp mountain air, and choo-choo train rides.  I don't even care that it rained.  We had a blast in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  (If you ever get a chance, go!)

This week, the hubby is taking some much needed vacation time, which we will be spending as a stay-cation to get a few major projects done around the house.  So while I'll have a paint brush permanently attached to my hand until Friday, I'll be taking a breather from the blog so we can focus all of our efforts.  I'll still be posting Craft Frenzy Friday though, so come back Thursday at 8 pm EST to join in on the fun. :)

Until then, here are a few snippets (cell phone shots...sorry) of our mountain trip.  Olivia was in total cowgirl heaven.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Faves {Neutrals + Reclaimed Wood}

Happy Friday, friends!  I am so excited for our weekend ahead as the hubby is taking a week of vacation so we can knock out a few projects around the house and simply enjoy some quality family time.  

He's actually already on a quest to Lowe's as I type this to pick up materials to make more Halloween Sidelight Signs.  I am a member of a local Facebook buy/sell/trade group in my area, and I offered to make one more set for someone since I had enough plywood leftover.  The post blew up!  So somehow that turned into a little side job; I'm not even sure how that happened.  I have 70 sets of wooden porch signs to make now...uh what?!  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Craft Frenzy Friday #61

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Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday!  

We love to see your crafts, recipes, DIY projects, and much more!  We will pin every link to our Pinterest board every week.  The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board!  We hope that you will share your blogs with us!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DIY Halloween Sidelight Signs {and Fall Porch Reveal}

I'm a little behind in the blogger world when it comes to fall decor.  In my defense, we live in Charlotte, North Carolina where we just had our first fall weather day this past weekend.  

And it was magical!  You know the kind of day I'm talking about?  That first day when it's just cool enough to get away with wearing your boots and not feeling like a lunatic?  We had our annual pumpkin carving party at my in-laws' house and the air was so crisp and clean and ahhhhh refreshing.

So when we came home with our freshly carved pumpkins from the party, my giddy-like-a-little-kid hubby didn't waste a second in planning our porch decor.  (He's the most fall/holiday spirited person I know.)  But while he was at work today, I added a little decor of my own.  Ha!

Bless'er House | DIY Halloween Sidelight Signs {and Fall Porch Reveal}

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Easy No-Sew Curtain Canopy {Little Girl Bedroom Progress}

Raise your hand if you're terrified of sewing!  (Am I the only one raising my hand here?)  

It's not that I don't want to learn.  I do.  My mother has tried to teach me multiple times on her really cool antique Singer machine.  I even took home economics in middle school and learned enough to make a pair of really pathetic looking shorts.  And then I forgot how all over again.

Plus, if you haven't caught on already, I have the patience of a two year-old, which can be a bad combination in our house since we already have a sassy one.  But I really really wanted to make a canopy and curtains for our toddler's new room, so darn it, I was going to figure it out somehow!  And, thus, this no-sew version was born.

Bless'er House | Easy No-Sew Curtain Canopy