Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ready for Fall!

A few weeks ago I spent a couple hours in my booth refilling, rearranging and getting it ready for fall! I'm very pleased with how it turned out and wanted to share it with you since I haven't given you a booth update in awhile. Enjoy!!


After seeing these paperback book pumpkins all over blogland and Pinterest last year, I had to make some. They are so cute!!

I love the collection of enamelware paired with fall colors! It just looks so pretty!

Berry basket carrier

This little shelf is so nice for glass bottles and odds and ends.

Here is the back wall of my space

What do you think? Festive enough?

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Roadkill Rescue Feature

Hey everybody,
I wanted to stop by quickly today and let you know that my "Frankenstein Cabinet" is being featured over at Roadkill Rescue!!!! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out and all the other amazing projects featured there! There's so much inspiration!!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Neutral Fall Decor

Hello friends!!!! I don't know about you, but I'm so excited it's fall!! This is my favorite time of year and I want to take full advantage of it since I know it's going to fly by just like the summer did! Last weekend we had pumpkin bread for breakfast, went to Starbucks for their Pumpkin Spice Lattes (yum!), and I did a little fall decorating!!!!

Last year I went with the traditional fall colors for my decorating. This year, I decided I wanted things to be very neutral! Here's the look I came up with!

 I love that the look can be carried over for Thanksgiving too!

 I found these metal tags at Michael's 

 Flower frogs and ironstone butter pats!!! Love!!

 I turned a metal candle tray upside down to elevate my ironstone pitchers. 

 I love these wood pumpkins I found at a garage sale years ago!!

Happy fall y'all!!!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Crib Bench

About a year ago my mom gave us an old crib that had been sitting in her basement for awhile. From the very beginning I had plans to make it into a bench. We finally crossed it off our to-do list and it's now sitting in my booth!

Here is one of the long side rails that we used for the back of the bench.

Nate cut one of the end pieces in half and used them as the sides/arm rests for the bench.

He attached the three main pieces of the structure together with deck spindles.

Nate used furring strips to create the seat. 

Completed seat.

We painted the bench white, stained the seat in Minwax Dark Walnut, heavily distressed it.....

And now it looks like this!!!

I think it turned out pretty cute!!

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

How to build a cabinet using random parts

My goal was to have my booth decorated for fall by September 1st. And as well as making it festive, I also wanted to give it a facelift. There were a few things that were not very functional so I enlisted the help of my handy hubby to help build a couple pieces in order to display my items a little better. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing those projects and how pretty my booth looks for fall!!

Today I'm sharing with you a cabinet I lovingly refer to as the Frankenstein cabinet. It got it's name because we used miscellaneous parts sitting around collecting dust in our garage.

See? Lots of mismatching going on. It looks pretty bad right now, but just wait. I promise it gets better!

The glass door was taken off of an old china cabinet our neighbors found on the side of the road.

For the two sides we used cabinet doors we recused from the kitchenette remodel at the church where we work. Gotta love reusing!!

For the top and bottom we used pieces of an old door also rescued from the church.

See the piece of wood there in front of the blue door? Yeah, that's a piece of a cutting board that we found behind the garage at one of my parents' rental houses.

The legs of the cabinet were taken off an old crib. Is the Frankenstein name starting to make a little more sense now? :)

The shelves on the inside were made using 2x2's and furring strips we already had.

Here it is all painted in one color, shelves stained and a luan back added to it!!! I LOVE it!!!

Sneak peek of one side of my booth

Here's a close up of the inside. I used a mixture of Elmers glue and water to paste book pages to the luan backing.