Dec 18, 2014

Wood Console Table with Lattice

Do you have an air return vent or radiator in a too visible of a spot in your home?  I have noticed that a lot of homes in the area where we live have very visible air return this -
This picture comes from a model home at Main Street, a local home builder. See the arrow pointing to the vent smack dab in the foyer?  Maybe that doesn't bother you but they bug me. Here is an idea to camouflage the stinking things without taking away it's function - cover it with a hand made table custom sized.
By making the front, back and sides open for air flow it is fine to put this table directly in front of the vent. No air flow interruption.
Measuring only 12 inches deep the table top makes a narrow platform for dim but welcoming lamp light in the foyer or a functional place to keep keys and such.
 Not so super perfect....
A rustic two tone piece with a slatted top and wooden lattice around the front three sides. (distressed to look old - see these paint tips if you want to know my personal favorite techniques on achieving this look)
I love the final look of the console table and if you want to get started on making your own custom table you might find THIS POST or THIS POST inspiring or helpful. 

Have fun creating a 'one of a kind' furniture piece that meets your own needs and taste. Try can certainly do it!

So, I don't know about you but I am so behind on preparing for Christmas. I have got to get my act together - today! My Christmas Home Tour post was only pictures - I was too tired and busy to write words. I still need to give you a little background about my sweet Christmas village and also give you some updates on my shop space - (relocated).  ----Now, how many hours are in 1 day? - not enough! ugh!
I am thinking my new years resolution will go along the same lines as it has been for 20 years...
(link to New Year Resolution post HERE) I honestly try...

Hopefully you are more ready for Santa than I am....

Off to shopping (I love Amazon Prime).

Happy Friday!

Dec 12, 2014

Make a Sturdy Wooden Bench {instructions}

I like to make simple pieces of furniture. I actually took pictures while making this bench today so I can show you.

Dec 7, 2014

Little Tree on the Porch

Do you love little candles on a Christmas tree? I think the idea is so super sweet but, of course, who could keep them lit up? 

Dec 4, 2014

Special Delivery!

I love pulling up to the house and seeing a package waiting for me on the porch.  This time of year is especially fun because most of the boxes hold a sweet Christmas surprise,  That is what gave me the inspiration to make these decorative, rustic gift boxes.
There are so many ways to make them unique. I have posted some others that you can view in this post and this post.

Here is a close up of each one.

Dec 2, 2014

Super Chippy Painted Table

Next to the chair is a little table. It's perfect for setting a drink on or placing next to a small chair. I found it at a thrift store and then repainted it.
Let's take a closer look.....

Nov 29, 2014

Life is Beautifull Fence Sign & a Birthday

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Mine was great. My parents were here to share the holiday with us. I am still full from eating so much delicious food. It's nice to indulge sometimes.

Nov 24, 2014

Ebony & Fossil Dining Table

This dining set was really pretty when I got it but a little too red of a wood for my taste so I painted  all the chairs and legs of the table with Rust-Oleum 2X's cover in Fossil. It's a spray paint.

Nov 21, 2014

Burlap & Muslin Knot Wreaths

Burlap adds such a great natural texture to almost any decor. Cutting it? It's a mess! I'd rather work with muslin fabric.
So when I wanted to make burlap wreaths, I decided to make them with Burlap and Muslin together.

Nov 19, 2014

Make Wooden Christmas Gift Box Decor

Don't you love the look of Christmas presents under the tree? It's so exciting to wonder what is in each special package.

Nov 14, 2014

Kindling & Nature Bucket Decor

Today I am sharing this bucket filled with what might be kindling for a fire and some cinnamon scented pine cones. The ornament is a branch cut into half inch pieces and a number stencils to one side.

Nov 11, 2014

Winter Mantel with Metal

Changing our mantel is long over due. We have a huge hole in the wall above the mantel to hold a television. The TV was too high for viewing for my family so I place this large lettered window there to cover the opening.

Nov 4, 2014

Nov 3, 2014

What's in the Shop?

There it is my space at the shop. (I am not selling the horse canvas but it covers an electrical box on the wall). Several items sold over the weekend so I took in some new stuff this morning.  It's not a big space but it fits what I have to sale.

Nov 2, 2014

Nosey Neighbor Kitchen Redo #2

Several months ago I posted about my neighbors kitchen redo (#1 HERE). I am sharing the finished kitchen with you...finally.

Oct 22, 2014

It's My Fall Porch... Lately

I actually have a fun porch to decorate for different seasons but I haven't taken advantage of that... lately.

Oct 21, 2014

Modern-Rustic Family Room

Our family room gets rearranged more than any other room in the house. The carpet isn't in great shape so I covered the center of it with an inexpensive black and white stripe rug. (from TJ Maxx for $49)

Oct 19, 2014

Welcome a Spool Table to the Deck

Fall is the best time of year to use our deck. The leaves are changing, it's cool enough to light a fire and our days are just short enough so we can enjoy darkness before it's too late.

Oct 15, 2014

Barn Sale Sign

I haven't made a word sign in a while but I made this one the other day with a generic stencil, freehand and by tracing numbers printed from my Cricut.
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