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Showing posts from September, 2012

Exciting finds!

I started to name this post "hooked on thrifting" but decided against it as I didn't want to tip off Mr. B. ha! (No, really dear, I'm not, I promise - hiding my crossed fingers behind my back) :o) It is so much fun to see what you can find. Anyway, I dropped in our local GW this week and look what I found- all for under $20! A large grapevine wreath ($4 - can't buy one this size for that!), a couple of small rustic Christmas signs (forgot to take pictures of them -they'll show up in a later post), this cute little basket.... Boxes that look like old suitcases: Not sure I'm going to leave them original. I like the shoe design but I was thinking of painting them with my own design. They're cute though... And then this little toolbox. I've seen so many posts on these things and this one is just screaming for a makeover. It's little and was someone's first project. See, it says so on the bottom. I don

Burlap pumpkins and a decorating dilemma

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Mine was especially blessed as we finally got some much needed rain and I got to spend Sunday morning in the nursery at church. (love getting to hold the babies). During these times, I am reminded of how blessed I really am. My heart just overflows. Anyway, I decided to show how I did my Burlap Pumpkins. They were so much fun to make and I love how they look. I began with a craft pumpkin - I got mine 1/2 off - still a little pricey but better than paying full price for them. I need to find a cheap source so I can make more. I got a white one and 2 orange ones. Next I cut my burlap into strips...wasn't too picky about the width - made them wide and narrow. I cut several before starting. Then using hot glue, I covered the stem with dark brown burlap on the white  and the large orange pumpkins and white on the small natural one, then adding a strip at a time, wrapped the pumpkins until covered, gluing as I went. Yep,

It's Fall at the B Farm

 It's Fall at the B Farm...sort of. The temperatures were cooler this weekend for our visit ( yay, for cool fronts coming through!), so much so, I was actually chilly Sunday morning. My husband thought I was hilarious for feeling cold. Really? Doesn't he know after upper 90's/100 degree weather, 70 feels downright frigid? lol! Felt so good! Anyway, I'm looking forward to the leaves changing color -sometime in November - ha! but I can make the house look like Fall before then. So I brought my Fall decor stuff with me to decorate. It was fun to do for the first time here. I started at the entry with my new entry table, then moved on to the fireplace, and made a wreath for the wreath holder I'd made. All done in between breaks of staining the bed frame and sanding the dresser. Enjoy the pictures! white burlap runner with Fall decor changed my chalkboard plate sign and added a "new" lamp from GW Old books  My little blue bird of hap

coffee cup lamp

I have seen some great teacup lamps on  Pinterest and various blogs. One of my favorites is from Lisa at  Recaptured Charm . Go check out her blog; she has amazing projects! She inspired me to make a cup lamp for the B Farm's kitchen! Since my theme seems to be chickens and coffee, I searched thrift stores for the perfect coffee cups with, of course, a coffee theme or chicken theme. I found 4 cups I liked - 3 with a coffee design and a soup mug with chickens on it. All were $1.99 or less. My choices for the lamp I decided to drill holes in my cups since my husband was willing to help me. For a tutorial on how to make one without drilling, you can go here:  Country Living teapot-lamp-project . I played with different arrangements of my cups and decided to eliminate one to keep it the size I wanted and only use the soup mug and 2 coffee cups - one in a similar color to the mug and the other in a contrasting color. Then we assembled all our tools: drill, masonry bits, g

Off to the farm

Hurray! We're going to the farm this weekend! Can't wait! Need to take care of a few things while we're there. No. 1 on the list is to have the exterminator come out and treat for scorpions again. I do NOT like them coming into the house. I know I'm in the country, people (it's what everyone keeps telling me), but I don't have to put up with stingy things creeping around. ugh. So, I'm glad the bug man will be out to squirt his magic dust around. :) Just posting this picture is making my skin crawl! Of course, it's time to decorate for Fall so that's also on my to do list.  I've been dragging out all my Fall decor to see what I have and want to take: Pile of stuff! Then there's the new pieces I've been working on: new wreath and burlap covered pumpkins And the thrifted makeovers - like my kitchen clock. It was just plain metal so I used a Sharpie to draw on it and added the sweet phrase: Good Will find - paid $1.9