Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Studio Reveal!

I'm officially unofficially done with the studio!  Thank goodness!  (I say "officially unofficially" because there's still a few things left to do, but they won't get done for awhile, so I'm calling it done for now).

Monday, April 28, 2014

Project Plans: Dining Table - Duluth Gave Me A Kick In The Pants!

I mentioned in my last post that I'm working with Duluth Trading Co.  They're giving me a kick in the pants to get a project completed and I have ambitiously picked TWO that I've been wanting to get done for awhile.

The second project...a dining table!  My current dining table is not something I chose and it's not my style at all.  Quite awhile ago, I found these plans on Ana White's amazing blog (link below the picture) for this X picnic table.
Via Ana White

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Cleaning: The Back Patio

Here in Southern California, we haven't had much of a winter - in fact, our weather has been very spring & summer-like for most of the winter.  I've been BBQing a lot more lately, so I decided it was time to finally clean up the back patio.  

I ended up moving the table and chairs over a little bit and moved the solar lantern next to the BBQ where it gets plenty of sun during the day to charge up the solar battery.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Project Plans: Plank Headboard - Duluth Gave Me A Kick In The Pants!

As I mentioned in the last post, I'm working with Duluth Trading Co, who are giving me a kick in the pants to get some projects done!  I've also mentioned previously that life has been quite busy lately, so I haven't gotten as many things done as I've been wanting to.  So, this kick in the pants is exactly what I've needed!  I'm actually going to be very ambitious and try to get 2 projects done that I've been wanting to do for a long time.  

The first project?  A plank headboard for my master bedroom!  I've been collecting some great ideas from blog-land onto my Pinterest board.  These are my inspirations:
Via House*Tweaking

Monday, April 21, 2014

Address Plaque

Well, I still don't have a studio reveal for you.  The last, main part of pulling the room together was putting up the gallery wall.  I did that a couple of weekends ago and wasn't happy with it.! So, I took it down and quickly formulated Plan B.  Plan B required a few new projects to be done, so I've been working on those and hopefully will get this darn gallery wall up soon.

But, I did get this project done!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful time celebrating and enjoying time with family & friends!

My extent of crafting and decor for this Easter are these jute-wrapped & baker's twine-wrapped plastic eggs and the cork bunny that sit on the end of my mantel.  To make the jute-wrapped & baker-s twine-wrapped plastic eggs, just wrap the jute or baker's twine around those cheap plastic eggs and hot glue them as you go.

Originally posted by Adventures in DIY

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Duluth Wants To Give You A Kick In The Pants!

Have you heard of Duluth Trading Co?  They're a company that is known for their Longtail T Shirts, which in their words "...solved the age old, notorious and much feared problem known as Plumber's Butt".  They also have a lot of other workwear, footwear, accessories  - they're pretty awesome and have a great sense of humor.  I love that in a brand!

I'm going to be working with them (more on that later), but right now they are having a great contest on their Facebook page:  they want to give you a good Kick In The Pants to get your project done by having you share your projects on their Facebook page.  They may just award your project with $200 in cash and $200 in Duluth Trading Co. gear!  Pretty sweet, right?  If you're like me, I'm sure you have some that are needing to be finished (or started).  So, head on over there and submit your project.  Let me know in the comments if you do, so I can make sure to check them out!

Originally posted by Adventures in DIY

This post is sponsored by Duluth Trading Co.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cork Bunny

Hey Peeps!
If you remember, my brother-in-law is a winemaker that I got a ton of un-used corks from.  I've been trying out various cork projects as they come to mind.

After making this cork heart for Valentine's day, I decided to make something for Easter.  A Peep-shaped bunny?  Sure!  Why not?

This was easy to make - I just laid out the corks on a table until I got the shape I wanted.  Then, I hot glued the corks together.  Anyone else have any Easter projects you're working on?

Originally posted by Adventures in DIY