Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I need your imput!

A bit ago, after reading a post from Amber over at
I was so inspired and decided to search my local Craigs List. 
 I wasn't looking for anything specific, just something interesting.  Here is what I found....

I know that it doesnt look that great, my children have told me, but it was SO cheap.  
I really think that there is a lot of potential here.  It is a great size, with wonderful lines, the fabric is just yucky.  No biggie, it just needs new fabric right?  How hard can that be?
 Now I must tell you, I have never recovered anything before, ever.  But this little love seat seemed like the perfect chance to learn how.  I knew that I would need some major help,
so I enlisted the help of Jen, from Tatertots and Jello.  
Her enthusiasm gave me the extra motivation I needed to charge ahead.

So here is my dilema,  I cannot decide what type of fabric to use!?  
Part of me, the conservative side, wants to go a very neutral route.  Safe and simple, something like this from Crate and Barrel.


But the other side of me is telling me to do something BOLD and fun, something that I wouldn't risk doing on a piece of furniture that cost more than the small amount of cash in my wallet. 
Something more like this from Anthropologie.

I know, I know, they are opposite ends of the spectrum.  But aren't they both Wonderful?!

The other problem is, that I don't know where in my house the finished product will go. 
{I figure that will be determined after I see how well it turns out}

What do you think?  I would LOVE your imput!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I know Halloween isnt until October, but......

My friend Jen has been dazzling me with all of her fantastic Subway Art projects, and I must say, I have been bitten by the bug.
Here are some of her fabulous projects...

{Check out her Fabulous Blog http://tatertotsandjello.com/}

As soon as I saw this great project, I knew I wanted to make a Halloween themed board.

On Friday, I headed over to Jen's to create.

We had a great time, she was so patient and helpful. We even had time to make one with my daughter.

I was pleasantly suprised, maybe I am a bit crafty after all :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

The thunder and lightening tonight remind me of one of my favorite things. It's the scene from the Sound of Music when Maria calms the children down during a thunderstorm by singing to them all about her favorite things.
Who doesn't LOVE that song? So on this stormy night, I thought that I would share a few of my favorite things with you!

I recently found these on etsy, and I think they are wonderful!

Vintage Apple Crates

(wouldn't they make a great book case?)


Isn't etsy the best?! Here is another favorite....

Beautiful Bird Measuring Spoons

(these absoloutely sing to me)


now on a sweeter note....


(crispy, fluffy, love them!)

and finally something from one of my favorite blogs,

Tatertots and Jello

Subway Art

(this is made with all of their addresses, so fun!)


What are some of your favorite things?