Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Product: Take Sunlight, Add Water, Stir & Enjoy

I'm so excited to announce that we have A LOT of new and great products that will be cycling into our Etsy shop within the next week or so. It's always so amazing to have the inspiration to be able to do what I (we!) love, and even more so when I get to share it with you! 

Discover and purchase this beautiful, summer inspired piece in our shop here

reclaimed wood summer sign

reclaimed wood sign

I look forward to sharing the rest of our new items, and hope you have a wonderful week!

Bye for now :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIY Silhouette Cameo Labels for Customized Paint Containers

I'm always looking for new ways to organize my paints, craft supplies and other random items. Sometimes I find a way that "works" and other times ... I find a way that WORKSSSSS! This project is definitely one of those!

Since Mike & I use a ridiculous amount of paint for our business we buy it in the gallons. However, when we do small signs and such it's kind of hard to have huge containers just wide open with the potential of tipping over and ruining our product, table, floor, all over the dogs, etc. :) So, until recently this is what my paint container shelf looked like:

Kind of scary right?!?

So, I knew that I had to fix this ASAP! I originally started looking at small mason jars, cohesive rubbermaid containers, but then settled on this beautiful spice rack from Amazon. I absolutely LOVE that they are all off of the shelf as well as neat and tidy in their own little space.

Purchase these bad boys right here, and here's a few shots of them from every angle. 

spice rack

DIY Spice Rack

DIY Spice Rack

DIY Spice Rack

**Don't forget to remove the plastic spice shaker lid before use!**

Then, to make selecting my color of choice as easy as possible I created a nifty little label on my Silhouette Cameo. I've realized from past experience that just putting the actual letters on a container I use a lot doesn't work out to well. I've found that even as sticky as the vinyl is the constant wear and tear on the stickers/labels will obviously make them fall off. So, with this being said, I decided to do the opposite, and just remove the letters. 

Granted, you will definitely need a Silhouette Cameo in order to use this design or to make your own! If you don't have a Silhouette Cameo (or something similar) I would highly recommend this investment. I use this machine at least weekly!

Next, I created 18 circles that were 1.495" x 1.495", and they perfectly on the lids.

HINT: Create one circle at this size and then copy and paste it 17 times. Makes life so much easier! :)

Then, I picked my favorite color vinyl, and had the Cameo do its thing.

The most difficult part about this entire project was just pulling off the middles for the o's, a's and other similar letters. I didn't even attempt to put the middle for the e's in. They were so small and completely not worth it!

DIY Spice Labels

DIY Spice Labels

And then… ta-da! 

DIY Spice Labels

DIY Spice Labels

DIY Spice Labels

DIY Spice Labels

P.S. Helpful Hint #2: Only fill these containers about halfway. 
This way you won't have a ton of paint caked in the lid, and will just make 
opening the container a little easier in the future! :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Giveaway Winner!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the March Giveaway!
   There were so many entries (!) so I counted them all up and 

allowed to perform its magic!    
                            So, without further ado I would like to announce this month's winner.

And the winner is:

DK Jacobson, who won our reclaimed wood whale sign!

                                        Congratulations DK! 

      Thank you again for everyone who participated! 

           Until next time… have a great week :)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Inspiration Board: Bring Nature Home

This week's inspiration is all about bringing nature inside your home. Whether it's with plants, pinecones or stones…. bring it in!

** Please start with the picture farthest to the left. 
1, 2 & 3 are on the top row, 4 is in the very middle, 5, 6 & 7 are under 1, and finally 7, 10 & 11 are under 3. Soooo not complicated right? ;) Just let me know if you have any questions! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Reclaimed Wood Feather Sign

There's just something amazing about feathers. Each and every one of them is unique, and holds its own extraordinary beauty in a special way. Our newest sign was inspired by this natural aesthetic. Check it out in our Etsy shop here!

rustic feathers reclaimed wood sign

rustic feathers reclaimed wood sign

rustic feathers reclaimed wood sign

rustic feathers reclaimed wood sign

And then this is a project I've been working on for the past month. 
It wasn't difficult to design the actual feather, but I've been struggling with finishing it. 
I want to add more, but then again, I don't. What do you think? Leave it be or tweak it?

rustic feathers reclaimed wood sign

Have a fabulous weekend!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday's Inspiration Board: Container Gardening

Do you ever find yourself doing something, and you're not sure why you're still pushing through to complete the task at hand? Well, I'm going to be perfectly honest. I realized that I didn't like putting together my Tuesday's Inspiration Board. I knew something was wrong when I started to dread putting them together. So, I sat down and chewed on it for a few weeks trying to figure out a better way to put together a collection of inspiring items that I would actually like and want to put together.

You know what I realized? 

I felt restricted. I was putting together these treasuries that would only allow me to use Etsy items. Don't get me wrong, there are many WONDERFUL items on Etsy, but sometimes a girl just wants to be inspired by dirt. ;)

So, without further ado, I present my first non-restricting inspiration board. An inspiring array of containers that can be used for planting a variety of flowers and plants. What do you think?

** Please start with the picture farthest to the left. 
1, 2 & 3 are on the top row and 4 starts under image 1, and so on. 

1. Teacups
2. Garbage Can Planter Boxes
3. Reclaimed Wood Planter Box
4. Shoe Planter Box
5. Paint Bucket Planter Boxes
6. Metal Flower Pots
7. Sink & Faucet Planter Box
8. Bathtub Planter Box
9. Tin Can Planters
10. Tool Box Planter
11. Upcycled Planter

Also, a very special thanks to Betty Red Designs for the amazing free mood board template!