Sunday, January 26, 2014

2 year blog-a-versary & DIY projects

I'm pretty sure blog-a-versary is a word...or at least it is now.  In a few weeks this little blog o' mine will be TWO years old.  I can't believe it's been two years since I decided to take the big step into not only inundating my friends on FB with my project photos...but strangers too :)

Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself (which let's be honest...who doesn't?)...and sometimes I get sweet little comments from people who have followed my blog from the beginning or just found a post they liked on Pinterest and were inspired.  That's the biggest compliment to me.  That someone would be inspired by my crazy ideas..or my treasure hunting...or just my rambling about take the time to let me know really means so much to me.

I don't do this for the money (I don't make any, ha!)  I do it because I LOVE searching for that perfect old junky thing that makes me happy...or revitalizing something that someone has forgotten and making it all mine.  They're not all winners (trust me!)...but I'm proud of the work I've done in my house and I feel like I learn so much every day from reading other blogs, checking out Pinterest and pushing myself to try new things. 

Thank you SO much for continuing to read my blog and encouraging me to keep the faith that one day my dream will become a reality...


Now enough of the sappy's a few projects I worked on this weekend:

I bought a new shadowbox and decided to move my vintage brooch collection there for the time being...I love having a collection all in one place to really showcase it...

It's resting on a sneak-peek of the tile I'll be using on my dresser makeover (I know I keep saying it....but stayed tuned! I'm hoping to have all of the new products I'm trying out in the next few weeks...)

Which freed up space on my bulletin board...I added some of my favorite fabric scraps along with this cute little paint chip collection...

I saw something similar on Pinterest - I cut off all of the paint colors in my house (-minus stuff I spray painted...might have to make my own paint chips for those...) labeled them by room or piece of furniture and then hole punched them...I hung it on my inspiration board for now...but if I'm running out to shop I can easily pop it in my bag.  Love it. 

I picked up this wood monogram on Etsy and gave it a quick couple coats of stain yesterday (out in the snow, no less)...I decided to hang it over my mirror in my closet...since I'm running out of wall space everywhere else ;)

Have a great week!
PS - The Etsy sale is ending soon - 10% off all orders over $50 through 1/31/14 :)


  1. The "A" turned out great. Staining it made such a difference. And I can't believe it's been two years for your blog. You probably hate me saying this but you have so many followers from me bragging about you, my amazing and talented daugther, at work! Your house is absolutely beautiful and such a reflection of your creativity and style.

    1. Thanks, I appreciate the bragging! You've always been my biggest fan - thanks Mom :)