Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I (heart) vinyl lettering

I have found a new love for words. Words on walls that is. I have now done vinyl lettering on two different walls in our home and I just love the results. It is classy, casual, and inspiring! Pictured below is the hallway wall in our entryway. I previously had a iron leaf candle holder and it was just not practical for a busy, narrow hall. Lets just say a couple glass votives didn't make it.

Vinyl lettering was my solution since there is nothing for brushing shoulders to break! Just simply eye candy and inspiring words to remind us of how lucky we are to have this lovely home each time we enter it.

Here is a little something we are keeping our eye on for Suzies room/ nursery.

I also love what Lindsay from Living With Lindsay did here with her Goodwill find desk.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Flashback Friday....... err Sunday :)

I try to do a Flashback Friday every now and then but I stumbled upon some old photos this morning and wanted to share today which is not Friday, but Sunday. Oh well, I figured no one would mind, right?

Payton Spring 2009

and a little over a year prior, Easter 2008

I just couldn't help but notice the practicaly same poise in the same area although you can't tell in the top picture due to cropping.
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and here's to a great upcoming week!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

DIY party at Kimba's- Scrapbook paper Initial

It's DIY Thursday at Kimba's blog, A Soft Place To Land and I wanted to share a recent small project of mine. I know many have discovered the multiple uses for scrapbook paper in home decorating and I decided to try it for a little something to put on the back of our breakfast table bench.

1. I found a set of scrapbook letters and chose our family initial.

2. I picked a coordinating background paper and a box thingy for around the "i".
3. Glued it all together and put it in the $1 frame from a yard sale and called it a day!

I like that it's a fun alternative to a picture and is personalized for the family. An added bonus is that it is not too fragile so moving arms sitting on the bench can't hurt it too bad.

Head to Kimba's and see what everyone else has been up to!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

It's a party!

In spirit of The Nesters Price My Space party I thought I would share this recent addition to our living room.

We moved out the entertainment center into the family room but I wanted to keep my stereo in here so I brought out this round table I found in the attic and underneath is the new hiding place for the stereo. Then of course I had to "dress" up the area on a budget so this is what I came up with...

View of entire corner with table, not so pretty speakers, and decorations. The fabric would be the splurge of this project. But of course it was still on sale! Fabric is from Hobby Lobby marked down from $39 per yard (yikes!) to $13 per yard and I do love it. So at about 9 yards total for drapes and table was $117.
The topper for the table was made from fabric I found at a yard sale; 6 yards for $6. So, for this topper I would say $2.
Valance scarf - Ebay $20

On to the other doo dads. This does not look great to me but it's what I have to work with for now.
1. branchy basket thing with bird house $9
Basket of decorative balls (old) I think $12
black pillar - Hobby Lobby clearance $4
White candle stick- Goodwill $2
Gray twig ball thing _ Target $2
Glass jar with shells - found in house FREE
Picture frame for picture $3

And for the above wall : 2 plates from Goodwill $1.20 total
Iron Scroll thing- Goodwill $2

Other wall:
Branches for vase- Ross $5
Vase thing - Goodwill $4
Birdie- Goodwill $2
Black shel- Goodwill $4
Picture frame for picture- Hobby Lobby clearance $3

OK, so after reviewing.. wow! I have a lot of stuff from Goodwill! So by combining the splurge for nice fabric with my various finds from thrifting and clearnace items brings the grand total to.... $192.20.

Can't wait to see what other people have worked with at the Nesting Place!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Appalachian style

I have to confess that my absolute favorite part of camping and exploring the mountains is the drive there. I love to check out each adorable farm house in the country that we drive by. Also all the country charm that North Carolina has to offer. Here are a couple things I snapped some photos of this trip.

Country store in Linville that apparently have fabulous BBQ as people were lining up out the door to get a taste. What drew us in was the live blue grass music. Inside I also discovered lots of local crafts for sale. So cute!

The mill behind the store. It's moving but you can't tell.

Local folk art shoppe. Loved this rooster!

And this cow....which has me thinking of a project for a window JUST like this I picked up for 80 cents the other day!

Another beautiful rooster

Set up at the mill. It just looks so inviting and patriotic!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July weekend! More posts of whats going on inside the house soon. :)

4th of July Trip

We decided to take off to the mountains for the weekend for some relaxation and take a break from house work/ remodeling. Also, Tommy bought a nifty tent made for the back of a truck that would fit our trailer. He had a plan to turn it into a camper of sorts for us and we wanted to test it out!

We found a great site we have spotted before but were never lucky enough to get! This site is nestled on the river at a large rock that creates a dam of sorts with waterfalls and little pools to wade in. It's heavenly!

Payton enjoyed fishing with her Dora pole and loves throwing rocks in the river

We also took a day trip to Grandfather Mtn. and observed their animal habitat which had bears, cougars, eagles, and otters.

View from the top of Grandfather Mtn.