How are ya?
It’s been a while…
You see I recently bought one of these.
That’s where I’ve been.
Well, actually….this is where I’ve been:
Reading my newest book:The Handbuilt Home by Ana White.
And I’ve been pinning all sorts of things here.
I’ve really been very busy doing things.
It’s good for me I think?
To prove that I didn’t just ditch you,
that I was actually doing SOMETHING….
Here are some Recent Projects I’ve tackled
(with inspiration/tutorial links)
Frames were repurposed from garage sales or goodwill.
I did this in our mudroom bath,
the lighting is horrible, but it really helps
that tiny little room feel a bit more cheery.
Glass Knob Wreath Decoration
Scroll wood from Home Depot and
The rest is just a piece of walnut stained wood,
with a knob and a wreath….simple but pretty!
Repainted my Mirror
(Inspiration Color via The House of Smiths)
(I need like ten more of these!)
Gallery Shelf Ledges
And more gallery shelf ledges….
The gallery shelves are simple and cheep. I love them!
(Shanty 2 Chic)
This turned out HUGE and fits all of our floor pillows,
and even a couple of babies.
Love this one! I still haven’t coated it with poly,
just enjoying the rustic look.
And finally my VERY FAVORITE project this month:
Framed Wall Maps
(Inspiration via A Soft Place to Land)
(Frame Tutorial via Shanty 2 Chic)
I cut my boards with my miter box and a hand saw, just like the tutorial above,
but I actually used this video tutorial from Kreg, for assembling the boards.
My frames were done in a few minutes.
The longest part was beating them up a bit and then waiting for the stain to dry.
Aren’t they wonderful?
Here’s what I used:
That was a lot of work!!
See, it wasn’t you.
It was just me being busy.
And believe me, I’m just getting started on my “list”
I am always finding new links for fun projects on Pinterest!
so if you’re starting to miss me, follow me over there too!