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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 20

Thanks to everyone who posted up last week! There were some great projects! I'm impressed that you all had time to get some projects done during the crazy holidays. Time is flying by and I haven't had much time to work on anything lately. I'm planning on getting some projects done today, so be sure to check back on Monday to see what I did!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 20
Hosted by Tutus & Tea Parties & Here's to Handy Andy.
Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

My favorites from last week:



This tree branch Christmas decoration from Knot All That I Seam is so creative!


I absolutely love this Starbucks cup-turned-scrapbook from Simple Things, Sweet Life! Such a unique and fun idea!
 

This little side table makeover from Picked & Painted is awesome! That color is great!


Such a beautiful lace and linen infinity scarf from Wildflowers & Whimsy! Head over there for the instructions. The tutorial is so good, I think I might give it a try!

 

Finally, Town and Country Living shows off her newly refinished chairs. Adorable! And I love that color!

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Stop on over to these links and show them some love and if you pinned them, you can let them know. :)

Here are the rules:
  • Add a direct link to a blog post along with it's title {not the title of your blog}.
  • You can link up to two posts per blog. {no shops or giveaways please}
  • Visit at least 2 other links and pin their post on pinterest.
  • I'd love for you to spread the word and post my Pinteresting Party Button
    on your blog. {& be sure to follow the hosting blogs to see when the next
    party is & if you were featured the following week} :)
  • By linking up you give me full permission to use one photo from your post if you are featured the following link.
  • Please, no Etsy shops or Giveaways. 
Grab the party button!


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    Want to know how to check if you were pinned?
    Copy this link into your browser and add your blog URL {does not work for Etsy shops}:
    http://pinterest.com/source/YOURURLHERE
    for example, mine would be http://pinterest.com/source/tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com

    Need a reminder about this party?   
    Look
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    reminding you to link up! Hooray!


    Thursday, December 29, 2011

    Pinterest Thursday: Shutter Mail Holder

    I feel like I haven't posted a new project of my own in a while! Truth be told, I did this project several months ago but haven't gotten around to taking any pictures of it for posting. Anyway, over the summer Handy Andy redid the siding on our house. The first step of this project was tearing all of the old, rotting, ugly siding down. With this came the old shutters. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the step by step of this project, so I'll just show you the inspiration and my version.

    Here's the beautiful inspiration [can't, for the life of me, find the source]:


    So cute and practical! 

    I took one of the old shutters, painted it green first, and then painted white over the green. After the paint dried, I sanded the edges. I wanted the green to show through the white since the walls in my kitchen are green, and that's where I planned to hang it. After that, I glued a paper bag to the back of the shutter so that the mail wouldn't fall through the back. This is a very important step!

    Here's what I ended up with:


    I also picked up some leaves from our yard, dried them out and then used Mod Podge to glue them on to the shutter. 


    Now there's a much cuter alternative to cluttering up my fridge with magnets! And this project was totally FREE because I already had everything! Got to love that.

    I hope you all are recovering from your Christmas celebrations!



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    Monday, December 26, 2011

    A Pinteresting Link Party

    Merry Christmas All! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family and friends! Now, let's party [a few days late]! There were so many excellent projects linked up last week, it was so hard for me to choose just a few favorites! Thanks for the inspiration everyone!

    A Pinteresting Party  - Week 19
    Please spread the word about this Pinteresting Party! :)

    Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too! 

    My favorites from last week:


    Birch Bark Candles from Life on Walnut Street. I absolutely love these! They are so rustic and absolutely beautiful! Head over there for the tutorial.


    This mini wreath from All Things Luci Rae is such a fun little project and so adorable!


    Of course I love this vintage button garland from Knick of Time!


    Finally, I love these little Peace jars! They are so beautiful! Head on over to Down to Earth Style to see what makes them glitter so much.

    Stop on over to these links and show them some love and if you pinned them, you can let them know. :)

    Here are the rules:
    • Add a direct link to a blog post along with it's title {not the title of your blog}.
    • You can link up to two posts per blog. {no shops or giveaways please}
    • Visit at least 2 other links and pin their post on pinterest.
    • I'd love for you to spread the word and post my Pinteresting Party Button
      on your blog. {& be sure to follow the hosting blogs to see when the next
      party is & if you were featured the following week} :)
    • By linking up you give me full permission to use one photo from your post if you are featured the following link.
    • Please, no Etsy shops or Giveaways.


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    Want to know how to check if you were pinned?
    Copy this link into your browser and add your blog URL {does not work for Etsy shops}:
    http://pinterest.com/source/YOURURLHERE
    for example, mine would be http://pinterest.com/source/tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com

    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Headboard Bench

    What kind of tribute blog to Handy Andy would this be if I didn't feature some amazing projects from the man himself every once in a while? That's right, no kind. So, in lieu of a Pinterest Thursday project (because I've been too busy to do one this week), I give you Handy Andy's latest project.

    A while ago, Handy Andy's mom asked him to create a bench out of an old head- and foot-board set she had. The project sat in the garage for a while because of some other pressing projects [see his sister's wedding arch here]. However, recently, he decided that he wanted to finish it for his mom for Christmas, so he did it over the weekend. Literally, he started and finished this project in less than 2 hours. The man is truly handy. Unfortunately, there are no before pictures, because Handy Andy apparently doesn't think of my blog when he does projects [WHAT?! I know, right]. But, here is the finished project:


    He used the headboard as the back of the bench and cut the footboard in half for the sides. Then he worked his handy magic on the rest, and I have no idea what he did. He is leaving it in it's original mismatched painted state because he doesn't know what his mom wants to do with it as far as colors [best to leave that to someone who cares about decorating].


    I love the look of it! It's really cool, and the bench seat opens up to a little storage box as well.

    So there you have it, another awesome project from the man who inspired my blog. If you want to see some of his handiwork in our house, check out the before and after of our living room!

    I hope you all have a lovely Christmas weekend! I'll be back next week!

    Merry Christmas!


    P.S. What do you think of my new banner? I'm not sure I like it.

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    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Co-Hosting My First Link Party!

    Hey Everyone! I'm am so excited to be co-hosting A Pinteresting Link Party with Tutus & Tea Parties, and Space 46! Lauren from Tutus & Tea Parties hosts this fun link party every week and I'm a huge fan. I've been linking my projects up here for a while, and now I'm so happy to be co-hosting the party!

    A Pinteresting Party - Week 18

    Stop on over at the other co-hosts blogs and say hello! 

    My favorites from the party last week:


    This book page Christmas wreath is beautiful! Check out Alyssabeth's for the tutorial!


    These lit branches are so cool! And I love the rest of the decor too. Get the how to on the branches from at home in the norhtwest.


    This pine cone decor is stunning! Very classy and rustic all at the same time. Check out Que Linda for the tutorial. 

    Be sure to head on over to these links and show them some love and if you pinned them, you can let them know. :)

    Stop over at the other host blogs to see their favorites too!

    Time to party!

    Here are the rules:
    • Add a direct link to a blog post along with it's title {not the title of your blog}.
    • You can link up to two posts per blog. {no shops or giveaways please}
    • Visit at least 2 other links and pin their post on pinterest.
    • We would love for you to spread the word and post the Pinteresting Party Button
      on your blog. {& be sure to follow the hosting blogs to see when the next
      party is & if you were featured the following week} :)
    • By linking up you give me full permission to use one photo from your post if you are featured the following link.
    • Please, no Etsy shops or Giveaways.

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    Want to know how to check if you were pinned?
    Copy this link into your browser and add your blog URL {does not work for Etsy shops}:
    http://pinterest.com/source/YOURURLHERE
    for example, mine would be http://pinterest.com/source/tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com

    Need a reminder about this party?  Look
    to the right { that way ----> } You see that spot that says "Subscribe to our mailing
    list"? Type in your email and you will receive an email each week
    reminding you to link up! Hooray!