June 28, 2011


I have seen these little fabric flowers all over the blog world but had yet to make them.  I just never had a real reason to until now.  My co-worker used to sell "31" and whenever someone would return product 31 didn't always make them ship it back.  That would be absolutely wonderful except for most of their products are monogrammed.  

So my sweet co-worker ripped out all the monogrammed stitching on her lunch break.
This is what the bag looks like from the inside.  Sorry "Taylor".  

I forgot to take a before picture of the outside of the bag.  It pretty much look gnarled up due to ripping out the stitches.

So the solution to the problem is to put the rosettes on top of the messy looking part.  
I found a great tutorial from another blog.

She makes it so easy!  Here is the finished product

June 27, 2011

Vanity Bench

I've had this vanity bench for quite a few years.  It came from Target (said like Tar-jay) a quite a few years ago.  Over the years I spilled a few things on it and it was looking a little less than perfect.  I had some fabric left over from the bookshelf makeover and used it to recover the vanity bench.



This was one of the easiest things I have ever done!  There were 8 screws that I had to remove to get the seat part off of the legs.  Easy.  I left the existing fabric on there because you couldn't see it through the new fabric (if it ain't broke don't fix it, right?).  Then I just cut my fabric to size and used a staple gun to secure it.  The hardest part was making sure the fabric was super tight and snug, and let's face it, that part wasn't even that hard!  Then I just had to rescrew the seat back onto the legs and that's it!

June 26, 2011

Silver Koala

Who doesn't need a silver koala?

My Gramma is a yard sale diva.  She asked me what to look out for and I told her ceramic animals.  This is what she brought me. 

Random.  Not exactly the ceramic animal I had in mind.
When is the last time you even remembered that koalas exist?

I went ahead and spray painted it and now it's in the booth.  I figured I don't have anything to loose!

June 25, 2011

The Weirdest Thing I've Ever Bought...

The other weekend Mrs. DeVore and I participated in a yard sale where we have our booth.  I bought the craziest thing this world has ever seen.  I have no idea why anybody would have ever made this...maybe because they knew a crazy like me would actually buy it.

It was only $1 so even if it's a total flop oh well!

You may ask, "What is it".  Well, clearly it's a cock fight.  Why someone would make "art" out of it is beyond me.   

What drew me to it is the wood around the edges.  My thought it to paint over the whole thing and then glaze it since the nooks and crannies along the edge are gorgeous.  We shall see...

June 24, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  We have been on a short vacation.

Our extended family has a week long family reunion every other year.  We have done this 3 times (the hubs and I have been able to participate in 2).  The first year we went to Cherry Grove in SC.  It was a blast. 

This past weekend it was that time again but this time they choose Greensboro, GA.  We stayed in a mansion off of Lake Oconee.  It was 12,000 sq ft on 12.8 acres.  It had a pool with a hot tub and waterfall, pool table, sauna room, steam room, theatre room, wine cellar, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, cedar lined closets, 2 full kitchens, boat house, apartment above the garage, golf carts, and it backed up to the lake.  Here it is:

The garage with the apartment over it.

The loooonggg driveway.

The view from the back

The dining room.  Those doors open up onto the front porch.

This is what you saw when you walked in the main door.

A landing half way down the stairs.

The wine cellar and tasting area.

The lounge area.  The sauna, steam room, theater room, second kitchen, and wine cellar were off of this main room.  The doors also opened up to outside to lead you directly to the pool.

The house itself was amazing.  Some of the decorations were amazing but the decorations looked thrown together.  Some parts of it looked like it was stuck in the late 90s or early 00s (how do you even say that?!).  It made me wish I had a can of spray paint with me! 

June 17, 2011


YAY!  It's the weekend! 

Hope you have a great one that's full of rest and relaxation!!!

I love this lil pup!

June 15, 2011

Master Bath During...

Here it is in all of it's gray glory.  We tried to skimp out and do just 1 coat but that didn't work out so well. 

I've never had a stand up shower before and I have never liked the way they look so here is my solution to the problem.

Mrs. DeVore and I found this fabric at The Depot over the weekend when we were supposed to be selling our stuff at the yard sale there.  I am going to make 2 curtain panels out of it for the window.  I guess I have to learn how to sew...

We still have a little bit to do in here.
 I would like to:
- hang a chandelier over the tub
- frame in the mirror
- make curtains
- hang curtains
- hang 2 shelves, 1 on each side of the sinks to get stuff off of the counters
- get new hand towels
- get the extra crap outta the tub!

June 14, 2011


I bought this bookshelf at a yard sale about a month or so ago.  Just your plain ol run of the mill cheapo bookshelf.  Not anymore!  

I primed and painted the whole thing white.  I was going to back the whole thing with scrapbook paper and modge podge but my local fabric store was having a sale so I decided on fabric instead.  

I wanted something a little fun and funky but neutral enough so the bookshelf could be moved to another room later on.  Love this fabric!  I ironed it before putting it on the bookshelf
(man I hate ironing)

My wonderful husband helped me when it came to putting the fabric on the back.  He took the nails out and removed the back of the bookshelf completely.  We then laid it out on a desk that is in the garage waiting to be refinished and used spray adhesive all over the backing.  Then we laid the fabric on top and smoothed it out to remove any bubbles.  After all that we flipped it over and sprayed the edges with adhesive so the fabric would wrap all the way around and be more secure.  Still not done...then the hubs nailed the backing back onto the back of the shelf (let's say back one more time...back back back)
while I held it in place. 


Time to organize all the books.  I have them organized by genre and starting today will be reorganizing to put them in alphabetical order.  Here's a fun fact- one day when I grow up I would like to be a libriarian. 

Here is my Janet Evanovich collection.  I love her.  I waited in line for over 4 hours to meet her and by golly I would do it again.  If you live in the Charlotte area you really need to read "Motor Mouth", it takes place here!  So cool!

June 10, 2011

Master Bath Before

Luckily when we bought our house it had just been "flipped".  It was as move in ready as it gets.  All the walls were painted a neutral beige.  This is great, but I need some color in my life! 

Since our bedroom is now painted the pale blue gray I wanted a bathroom color that would flow with the bedroom color.  I found a gallon of "oops" paint at Home Depot for 5 buckaroos!  It is a dark stormy gray.

Here are the before pics of the bathroom:


By Monday I should have the "during" pictures up.

June 09, 2011

Lil Shelf

I found this shelf at Goodwill a couple weeks ago.  There was 2 but 1 of them was pretty busted so I only went home with one.  I just thought it was so dainty! 

I primed it with spray primer and then spray painted it with Krylon's Blue Ocean Breeze.

This just in...my head is screwed on crooked therefore every other picture I take is crooked.

For now it resides in the booth.

Also, I know I have been posting quite a bit of simple projects lately...I am working on some tedious ones that should be posted very soon!!!