Umm, soooo, I apologize. I have not done one single blog posts in MONTHS and I feel like a down right horrible person. We have been so busy this Summer and I am not gonna lie when I say that time has gotten away from me. I mean…school starts in 10 days — 10 DAYS!!! That’s crazy!!!

I have been crafty this summer (it’s nearly impossible for me not to create something) but I just haven’t documented any of my creations. Boo. Buuuuut, I do want to share some of my creations with you even though I don’t have any tutorials to go along with them. As always, if you are interested in how I made any of these, don’t hesitate to holler at me and I can give you a step by step on the project. Here it goes:

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This lovely beauty is a custom piece that I made for a bride and her ‘woodsy chic’ Wedding coming up in October. I miss making Wedding Fascinators so bad! All of the materials are so darn pretty and it is so rewarding making something so special for someone on the best day of their life!

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Pretty, pretty!!!

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This piece was a fun one! In the midst of my crazy Summer, I taught my first painting class at the local Community College. I was mortified but it ended being so much fun! A lot of prep work went into the curriculum but definitely worth it when I finished. It was something fun to check off the list!

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This piece had so many details that I wanted to highlight and it sure was a fun one to distress!

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Just lovely huh?! I painted this beauty in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint // French Linen. Quite the color! Can’t wait to paint something else with the remainder of my paint!

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Just for kicks (and I was running low on jewelry) I made these DIY tassel necklaces. Love that the tassel thing is popular right now because they sure look fun with a bright summer dress!

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Painted this lovely lady in a midnight blue with white accents even down to the hardware. I am loving how it turned out in the mini makeover of our Master Bedroom. It definitely makes a statement in our otherwise soft and muted room. Here are a few more photos of the piece and the little DIY projects I did to update the room.

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DIY pillow covers to top off the makeover. I’m a sucker for detail and the scalloped fabric I got from Hobby Lobby was the perfect find. So cute!

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These DIY signs that I made are the perfect touch for moving around the house. And did I mention how EASY they were to make?! Like this ‘Hello Sunshine’ one took maybe 10 minutes to make. Crazy huh?! Materials all from Hobby Lobby and I could seriously make like 20 more. I’m in love.

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The metal ampersand is my absolute fav. I’m gonna have to go back and grab a few more just to have on hand :)

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I’ve been wanting to make a wood slice wall art for quite some time now. I think I may be addicted now. You will probably see at least a few more of these in upcoming blogs for various seasons. They are so fun to make and I love the simplicity and the rustic vibe they have. A great piece to layer in on a table vignette.

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Lastly, my $7 find at Goodwill. Once was dingy, beaten up and without a home. Now a lovely, two-toned, statement piece that I am proud to display in my home. Two different colors of Milkpaint and quite a lot of prep and finish work but she turned out quite pretty. Here are a few more pics showing off the details.

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I was a bit nervous about the two-tone but sure glad I took the risk!

 

Well folks….that’s what I have been up to this summer. But I can tell you that I am absolutely, without a doubt, so incredibly READY for FALL!!!!!! And I have got some goodies up my sleeve so not to fret, I will be more consistently be blogging come Fall :)

Date posted: August 18, 2015 | Author: | 2 Comments »

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2 Responses to Summer Craftin’

  1. Marlys says:

    Your class at GRC was wonderful and truly inspiring! I’ve picked up a number of pieces of furniture to chalk paint once the summer slows down and really look forward to using your techniques!

    • admin says:

      Thank you so very much! It was so much fun to teach and I enjoyed working with everyone! I’m teaching another one in March so feel free to join in!

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