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Shutter Headboard

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These lovely shutters were found via Craigslist Free. It was an awesome find since I've been wanting to try out some of the creative shutter ideas floating around out there.

But, being the indecisive type, I couldn't decide if I wanted to convert them into a bench,            or a coat rack,
     a shelf,                                      a towel rack
                    a magazine holder,
                                    a creative photo display,                                                                                    
 or use as an actual door for my bathroom closet....

So they sat on the basement stair landing for months.


Came with a layer of grime. Honest, it wasn't my house that added that! :)


Then I came across this awesome photo  from Life With The Hawleys. And the light bulb turned on and my mind screamed, "I want that!" 
Usually it takes me a while to go from having an idea to actually creating it. Not this one. The shutters were immediate…

New Addition to the Brag Wall: Patriotic Frame

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Bragging time. Recently my husband was featured on the front of his company's monthly magazine. (See the handsome man in the bottom right corner Having a soldier in the family effects us all with the prolonged time away for training and the looming deployment...still a year away but on our minds none-the-less. It is a whole-family-affair when one is in the armed services, any branch. Sooooooooooooooooo, we proudly hung this on our "brag wall" in the upstairs hallway. Its next to the kids framed awards, special art projects, and whatever else we feel like bragging about.
.) They were featuring all the Reservists that work their civilian jobs with them.


The frame was a simple wooden one nabbed from a free box at a garage sale. It came with this lovely hand drawn picture. Guess this frame has a history of being hung on "brag walls." I'd say it was a Jr. High or High school Art Class assignment.



Using acrylic paints already on-hand, I pretty much eye-balled th…

Scrap Fabric Decorative Vases & Candle Lanterns

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We finished up our MOPS year. For our group, we traditionally give the childcare workers a bouquet of flowers, with one of our moms giving a demonstration on how to cut and arrange them.

After picking the vases up from the dollar store, I decided that they were too plain-jane and needed something to spruce them up. I had several pom-pom flowers from another project that never got its feet off the ground. The rosettes were made from my scrap fabric pile.




There was one male childcare worker and I didn't think that a rosette adorned vase would say, "thank you," to him. More like, "I wish they hadn't." lol So I raided the beads leftover from a previous MOPS craft. Not sure if I like the effect or not...but since it was late the night before I had few options (yes, Walmart is open 24 hours,  but I wanted to go to bed at a decent time...next time I'll try to start the project earlier to allow time for the "oops")


Definitely a project I enjoyed puttin…