Friday, July 27, 2012

Screen Stars

I have a great neighbor who gave me a couple of old screen doors that she had in her garage. After two months of walking around them in MY garage, I decided to check out good ole Pinterest and get some ideas for using them in our house.

I love this one that has been embroidered with a friendly greeting for guests at the front door:

Building a cabinet that works around an old screen door is  a sweet way to create some extra storage space: (I also dig the teal bead board!)

The owner of this house used burlap and chicken wire on their screen door and replaced their existing hollow core laundry room door: 

Remade into a garden trellis: (GREAT idea)

This is my favorite idea! Perfect for an antique booth!! Yep, I think this is the one!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Inspiration Thursday

I have been looking at a lot of pet-related projects this week. I think it's because I've been trying to pay more attention to our pack. Poor babies: they get ignored a lot because we have so many things going on. (Don't worry. I have my chihuahua on my lap right now, getting loved on!)

 Let me share with you!

(Click on the link for her tutorial.)

I am definitely going to try the crate feeding station and the suitcase bed. I have enough of those two items to outfit the SPCA!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A La Carte

Last year, my husband Aaron and I bought an antique radio cabinet. With great details like carved trim, brass pulls, and the serial plate inside the pull-down door, we knew it would be the perfect, funky bar cart.

The pull-down door works perfectly as a pour station. All of our liquor fits inside the bottom, and our  martini glasses fit in the top portion. There is even a small ledge high along the inner walls that hold our shot glasses.

Why keep your party supplies in the kitchen where they take up valuable cabinet space? Most people only need a small space to store all of their adult beverages and mixers and glasses. So find something unique to showcase those items!

I looked for a while for a large steamer like this one to turn into a bar cart. It was my original inspiration.

Even a computer armoir can be transformed into a wet bar.

A simple cart gets jazzed up, too, when it's holding glasses and bottles.

And this last one is just pure eye candy!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Save the Date!

I have been packing boxes already, making price tags, making a list of supplies, and looking at the cost of renting a small moving truck for the day!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I bought the old sled (above) yesterday at an estate sale. It was a steal that I could not pass up! I was dreaming of all the possibilities it held....

Like this:

And this:

And even this:

But one of my Facebook followers wants it. I hope she does something amazing with it. I will just keep looking for another one--it's the hunt that is so fun anyway, right?!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I Was Gone Too Long!

Apparently, my computer decided I didn't deserve to blog for several weeks because it locked me out of Blogspot!  Weird...  FINALLY, today I was able to get back on. Yay!!!!!!!

So! I finally finished the little vanity bench that I had started working on in my previous post. I won about 15 antique grain sacks at auction about a month ago. When I flipped them inside out to wash them, I discovered that the graphics had been hiding inside. Most of them had great wording and pictures on them, so I decided to sacrifice one for the team. The blue-grey paint I used on the wood brings out the single blue stripe on the grain sack. I love the look of the bench now, but it has to go! My poor house is too crammed to accept even one more piece of furniture, no matter how compact! It is listed in my Etsy shop. If you are in the Dallas area, you can pick it up and save yourself the shipping costs :)