Friday, September 27, 2013

Vintage Vibe & Artisan Market

WOW!! What a busy few weeks it has been around here.

We have had softball tournaments every other weekend and this will continue until December. Mike is in the middle of the Motorhome Makeover- It turned into a much bigger project then originally thought but it's finally down to the homestretch. I will be sharing an update soon.

As for myself I'm trying to get a few more projects finished for the Vintage Vibe & Artisan Market that will be next Saturday October 5th in Bartow Florida.

This is a new market for the area an will be small at first but hopefully grow for
the next one in February 2014. I'm excited to be part of this newly created event.

We have not done many big shows this year, especially since the spring but hope 
to get rockin and rollin big time next year!!

October is a big event month in the central Florida area. Lots of fall activities going
on even though it is still usually in the 80's!!

If you would like more information on the Vintage Vibe
check out their Facebook page and give them a "LIKE"
while your there.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

I can't way to show you a few of my finished projects soon. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 16, 2013

Piano Bench Makeover

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm starting to get a little jealous of all the Northern people that have had cooler temperatures and are decorating for fall. It's still going to be in the 90's here for a few more weeks. UGH!!

A while back we acquired a piano and bench from one of Mike's co-workers. It had been sitting out on their porch and was ready for the curb so of course I had to go rescue it. The keys stick and it really isn't in any shape to play so for now it's tucked into the corner of our family room waiting to be re-purposed one day.

I REALLY want to make it into a piano bar but that project is on hold for awhile.

The BENCH on the other hand took just a few hours to have a total upgrade.

It started out in pretty rough shape and the cushion was really dirty.

It was a simple project to complete. I removed the seat and the bottom piece.

The wood was in rough shape which I didn't mind. I usually distress everything but for this I wanted a smooth un-distressed finish. I wanted a neutral color so I chose Coastal Pleasure. This was the free paint sample from Ace a few weeks back. I also got a yard of fabric on sale at Hobby Lobby in a bright, colorful pattern. 

I have NO sewing skills but this was easy no sew. I just removed the old fabric and replaced it with the new by stapling it all the way around. The bottom piece and the inside of the top I painted black. Then I just reassembled the top onto the bench bottom.

Now I think it is bright and colorful.

A pretty new bench for sitting and a little storage.

Enjoy your week.

Thanks for stopping by,

P.S.   I will now be doing Two For Tuesday On Pinterest through my FACEBOOK page
starting tomorrow at 7am and then again at 7pm. 
Hope to see you there!!

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Double Chalkboard And French Memo Board

It was a busy softball weekend here in Orlando. Even though we didn't win the girls played great! They have had player and coaching changes in the last few weeks so it is going to take a little time to adjust. I'm sure we'll get them next time.

On the project side of things I'm so excited to share a double chalkboard and french memo board created from a twin size mattress frame that was found curbside.

It only needed a little prep work to get started. We did remove all the springs, metal clips and 
tan mattress holder from the frame. Then I cleaned the metal and spray painted it with
Krylon Almond Colormaster which was leftover from my Bar Cart.

For the double chalkboards I cut hardboard to approx. 25.5 x 32 inches. Then it was 
lightly sanded and painted with chalkboard paint that was rolled on.

Then I just assembled a simple wood frame and stained it. 

When it was all dry I screwed it on each end of the mattress frame
creating a space in the middle for the memo board.

For the memo board I cut foam board to size and glued this to the backside of the mattress
holder. Then I screwed a piece of the hard board to cover the foam. 

This is a very large and heavy piece, 75 x 39 inches so Mike created a hanging rod.
He first attached 2 pieces of metal strips with holes to each end.
Then we ran a metal rod end to end. He did have to drill
2 holes into the middle piece of the back.

For the memo board I added some paint dry brushed on the mattress holder to give it a little different look.
Then I ran ribbon in a 2 X pattern and attached 2 silver pull knobs that I found in my junk pile.
Then I just framed it out with more ribbon.

The memo board measures 14.5 inches wide and is perfect for pictures, ribbons, mementos and such.

The mattress frame makes a perfect chalk holder.

We left the springs in their natural state vs. painting them.

And the dark stain on the chalkboard frame gives it a nice contrast.

Now that school has started this is the perfect way to organize all the schedules, activities and assignments
that are sure to come your way.

Hoping everyone has had a wonderful start to the school year!!

Enjoy your week.

Thanks for stopping by, 

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Two For Tuesday On Pinterest

Well another summer has flown by with the coming and going of Labor Day. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Ours was pretty quiet and laid back. We did venture out on Monday to the Flea Market in Webster, Florida.

Since it is just on Mondays we can really only go when it is a holiday. We did pick up a few things that I will be sharing soon.

If you follow me on Pinterest you might have noticed that I have been working on re-doing my boards for the past few weeks. I had a few boards that were double duty so I finally got around to separating them into single board categories.  Sorry if I flooded the home-feed with all the re-pinning but now I think I have them all organized and it is much easier to find things.

Now onto this weeks Boards and Pin highlights.

One of the new boards I created is all about Numbers. I love finding them on furniture, baskets and bottles.

Cute Hope Chest by My Repurposed Life 2.

Stenciled Spray Painted numbers on baskets by

Since it's the end of summer you might need a few ideas for all the beach sand you brought home. I actually placed sand into bottles like this. Super cute and easy.

Adding some shells creates a beachy terrarium.

Find out more ideas on my Creative Glass board.

These are my sand, rock and shell jars. I still need to add a pretty tag to them. 

The tall one in the back is extra special because it contains rocks and sand from the 
Mediterranean Sea that I collected last year when I went to France.

I can't wait to make a few projects with numbers so I'll be pinning them a lot more this week.

Happy Pinning!!

You can follow me on Pinterest HERE.

Enjoy your week and Thanks for stopping by, 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Farmers Market Sign

Over the summer while Mike was recovering I was a vendor at the Orlando Farmers Market. It is located in Downtown Orlando by beautiful Lake Eola Park.

I did get some help from my daughters each week because it was a big undertaking for me to accomplish by myself. The funniest part was me trying to pull in and park to unload! Luckily they have very good and very patient park helpers to get everyone in and out safely.   It is a big market with lots of fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers and art / craft vendors. It is every Sunday from 10- 4.

The only downside to summer vending is the HEAT!! It was HOT HOT HOT!! And a few weeks we got early afternoon rains. When the weather turns bad the market is closed immediately and packing up in the rain is no fun but most of our stuff could get wet so we were lucky in that respect.

I love the look of old, vintage, farm signs. So I decided to make one of my own.

 The Farmers Market inspired this quick little rustic sign.

I simply sanded and stained a board then painted on the lettering in black.

A little more sanding to distress it. Then coated with poly.

Two coffee cup hooks added to the top and a chain to hang it by.

 And there you have it.

The perfect Sunday Farmers Market sign.

My T did get cut off just a little, but this adds to the quirky- ness I think.

The letters are not straight on purpose.

We are taking a break from the market for a few weeks so for now the sign is
hanging above my piano- mantel.

It's a little bit of a mess right now and I know it should be decorated
for fall soon but I just can't seem to think of fall since it's still so hot outside.

 This is a mirrored wall so that's why you can see things in the background. 

Do you visit a local Farmers Market in your area??

Visit the Orlando Farmers Market here.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,

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