Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Here is a link to the song "I Will Stand".
It has been a special experience writing this song. One I will never forget.
I hope it comes to mean as much to you as it does to me.
This link will be good for a week (until May 14th 2013).
After that, contact me...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I still love vinyl! Yes it's been through phases, haven't we all? It had its days of glass tiles, & wooden plaques. They were good days don't get me wrong! Those wooden plaques could still be used here & there, holidays maybe? Vinyl is ready to move on to more sophisticated circles..... Get creative, think geometric designs, ceilings, toilets, words you love- in bolder fonts..... That's why I love it! It's so versatile and when your ready for a new " phase " take it off & start something new. The word HOME has hit me right in my core lately. I try everyday with all my might to make my house a HOME, no I'm not always successful but when I step back & think of the lovely chaos..... Cookies burned & baked, homework done or cried through, hugs given, laughs, dirty toilets, conflicts, dinners loved & hated, movies watched & snuggled through, water ALL over the floor tub times, and the people I love most in the world under one shelter. And in our own way making it through this life Together. Hopefully raising amazing, hopeful, happy kids to go & "make" a HOME of their own. So thankful for my HOME. - Bre
Friday, March 22, 2013
I bought this painting from the thrift shop because I loved the frame! Then I bought a black poster board to put inside for a quick and easy chalkboard! The board itself didn't fit perfectly in the frame so I painted the edges of the painting black because im a cheater and you can't even tell! I copied a saying I saw on Pinterest. Drawing with chalk is really easier than you would think and it's kind of therapeutic haha :)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hey Friends! I am SO EXCITED about this rug I could just pee a little (side effects of getting older)! ANYONE can make this rug, and really you could do any pattern you choose! Here is the How To for the Herringbone pattern!
So I have been looking for a cute rug for under my table FOREVER!!! And every one that I would find would end up being $500 to $1000 BUCKS!!! That's just ridiculous!!! There are PLENTY of other things I would rather spend that kind of money on (like a vacation)! So I decided to make it myself!
I found this 5 by 8 foot Beauty at Walmart for $29 bucks! By itself it wasn't very cute, but it was the perfect canvas!
So what I did is I measured the width and divided it by 2 (get out your calculators) to find the middle, then I marked it on the top and bottom with magic marker. Then I borrowed my hot hubbys chalk line (you can find these at any hardware store and they are GREAT for making straight lines!) I pinned the chalk line to my wood floor (its old) at the top marking point and then pulled the string tight to the bottom marker, once your line is tight pull up on the string with your other hand and let go! This will give you your first straight line! Its sound complicated but its really not, don't let me scare you!
Then I did the same thing measuring between the middle marker and the side of the rug, so I ended up with 3 blue lines running down the rug...are you still with me?...ok
Once you have your vertical lines you can start measuring the other way except this time don't use your chalk line (or you will be cursing me trying to wipe it off)! Instead make your marks starting in the middle with a magic marker, you basically want to end up with squares you can trace on.
Once you have finished marking your rug you will want to find something straight that you can trace with (I just used a piece of scrap wood) then start tracing a chevron pattern with magic marker.
Ok, the hard part is done!!!!! Now just paint!!!
And Paint...and paint...The time goes by a lot faster if you have a Coke and watch a good show on Hulu (I watched Community, its my guilty nap time pleasure!)
I just used black craft paint, six bottles to be exact!
And so with a little elbow grease, some paint and an ugly rug you can make something FABULOUS!!!
p.s. don't judge my unfinished chairs, that will be another project!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Was up y'all! Its been awhile, there's been babies born & houses built (building is not for the weak- it was so hard! i guess you could say the same for babies born! ) so excited to show you some new projects from my house. I hung all these mirrors with 3-M products, so if later I get bored I can switch it out. I also threw in some quirky farm pictures I found, cuz I'm a country girl now- ( if you didn't know) look how in love all the animals are, it makes me smile everytime i see it! I hung this head board and had the lights trimmed right out of it, think it turned out great. Good to be back- Luvs! - Bre
Thursday, October 11, 2012
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Do you have a piece of furniture that just doesn't pop? This is mine. I have had this cute little table for a while now and it has always just kind of blended in with my old wood floor, blah... so I gave it a quick makeover!
All I did was slap on some silver metallic spray paint and it made a HUGE difference! And the silver color made Halloween decorating even funner!
This project is so super easy even I could do it! Ha! I was looking through a Halloween magazine and saw this crow rug for sale for about $30 bucks (which really isn't that bad of a price) but I knew I could make it for cheaper...so I did. I found this plain outdoor rug at Walmart for $5 bucks!
I borrowed my ma's vinyl cutter and made a crow stencil ( if you don't have access to a vinyl cutter you could print and cut out a crow from paper and use that)! Then you just use a sponge brush to apply paint to the rug.
What a cute little helper!
And this is the finished project! What do you think?
Monday, September 24, 2012
Once again the great people at Studio 5 have given us another Fun challenge! They have sent us and 4 other contributors the same packet of Martha Stewart stencils to see what projects we each can come up with! So after going over many ideas, we finally decided on our favorite! Sheetrock mud…Yes Sheetrock mud!
This is SO super EASY, anyone can do it! What you need is:
- A frame ( any size will do )
- A background ( we used wood panels, but you could use anything from metal to scrapbook paper or wallpaper )
- Sheet rock mud and a small trowel ( you can find this at any hardware store )
- Painters tape
What we did is we took our frame and spray painted it a metallic gold, then we measured the inside of the frame and cut the wood panels to fit!
Then you just place your stencil down where you would like and secure it in place with painters tape!
Then just scoop up some mud and smooth it over your stencil being careful not to press or work it in too much or it will bleed.
Then slowly pull your stencil off right after applying the mud…
And VOILA! It’s really that simple, and in the end you have a one of a kind piece of art!
Mama bear made her own cute topiaries! She got tie wire and some needle nose pliers and made circles, then overlapped them and put them in a pot. Stacked books make levels, and yes another upcycled lamp! ( that one never gets old!) On our way to Studio 5! Watch our segment on channel 5 at 11:00 today! Or..... You can check out there website! Luvs- Bre
These long winter months can give you the decorating blues and blahs! After the CRAZINESS of the holidays its time to treat yourself to a fresh new space! So where is a good place to start? ChiKKaBoom has your answer! Its time to redo that MASTER BEDROOM! Here are a few tips and how to’s to get you started!1 - SAVE money by using a NEUTRAL BEDSPREAD:
- Bedding can get VERY expensive, so try to stick with NEUTRAL COLORS (Grey-cream-brown-black).
Add punches of color and texture with PILLOWS, BLANKETS, or even a strip of fabric!
I sleep with a TON of pillows! So when I make my bed I’m always trying to find places to stuff them out of sight, so I came up with a solution! I call it The PILLOW RUNNER!
- PAINT is the quickest, cheapest way to change your side tables!
- A BRIGHT VIBRANT accent color can change the entire feel of your room!
- Of course painting your dresser can make a big difference too, but if you still like the existing color try adding a glaze to change it up a bit!
- DON’T THROW OUT YOUR OLD HARDWARE!!! You can change this too! We just took our old handles and fastened them to a cardboard box, spray painted them and VOILA! It gives it a pumped up Shabby Chic look!
- From Modern to Classic styles, accessories like BOOKS and LAMPS show off your personal style!
Tissue paper gave new life to these LOVELY LAMPS!
So it's a bit hard to tell from these pics, but mama B just painted her entry a shimmery silver! She's eventually going to stencil over it... So we'll keep you posted. The paint catches the light and gives a glow! Soo nice! Try some metallic paint, an entry is the perfect spot to give it a whirl....
Rrrrrrrum!! Yes! roll your r when you say it- it's much more fun especially after making rum cake..... It's our family tradition and so yummy- neighbors wait for it when Christmas rolls around.... Here's the recipe.... 1 package yellow cake mix 1 small instant pudding mix 1/2 cup each water, oil, and rum 4 eggs Stir in first 3 ingr. And mix well then add eggs one at a time. Butter and sugar bunt pan and then sprinkle almonds into pan. Pour batter into bundt pan and bake at 350 for 45 min. While cake is in the oven melt together 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup rum and 1 cup sugar bring to a boil to cook out alcohol.when cake comes out,let cool and flip pan over. Pour syrup over the top..... And just for the record I like to say bundt.....
Ruffles are everywhere now, fashion, bedding and Christmas! These projects you can totally do today! If you don't have your Christmas up or are half way there; try some ruffling!......for a how to check us out on Studio 5.....
And here is our GORGEOUS sister Taylor modeling our fun projects backstage at Studio 5! What a cute girl!!! (She actually made that stocking!)