Sunday, April 22, 2012

Master Bedroom SERIES (Floors & Paint)

We will call this blog post the first of a series because we are two months in and I only have parts done to show ya. We are in the process of making over our blank slate of a master bedroom in our new home...

THE BLANK SLATE
(ugly carpet with holes, dingy brown walls and a yucky fan)

We bagan with Grey wall paint (a warm Dove Grey) & new flooring!




The floors are from Home Depot, Enderbury Hickory Laminte. After many samples - there are LOTS of options for handscraped dark wood floors out there - this was econimical and durable for the dogs too. They add warmth and character and I love the look. It's progress!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Frames, Frames & more FRAMES

It consumers our morning conversations over coffe, text message exchanges throughout the day & night time pillow chatter....

FRAMES!


I am just reflecting tonight as I'm home doing "mommy" duties while my hubs is at the workshop busting out frame orders. We are so BLESSED, overwhelmed, excited, nervous and sometimes plain stressed out about our growing business. I love dealing with customers, getting a glimps into their lives while creating for them - the smiles & family memories on display make me truly HAPPY! I wish I could do it all day everyday (most days anyway), our shop is my happy place with a constant eb and flow of creative items being made and going out the door and new orders lined up behind them.

It consumes our life right now...it is our life, our baby we are nuturing at the sacrifice of a lot of other things BUT it's so worth it! The constant paint on my fingers, the sleepless nights & stressful moments mean we are going somewhere - we have something great...and I don't ever want to get off this ride! Now I'm headed back to the shop to create more happy customers.


More info on our Wall {jUnQuE} frames is available on our Etsy shop: www.etys.com/shop/walljunque or on www.2katiedesigns.com. Also keep up with us on facebook at www.facebook.com/junk2jewelsby2kd

Monday, April 9, 2012

May 1st, Pretty Pinterest Party Scoop


EVERYONE is welcome at our SECOND PINTEREST PARTY!
You're invited to come make: REPURPOSED Frames with us this month!

If you don't know the drill here are the details for you (and your gal pals you want to bring along):

You pin all sorts of pretty things on Pinterest. You say to yourself, "Oooh! I'm sooo gonna make that! Awe and THAT too! WOW- and that also!"

Senario #1 You go about your busy life and never make any of those above things you pin!

Senerio #2 You push the JOIN button right now and plan to get together with your awesome Pretty Pinterest Party gals once a month and bring a bottle of wine, a can of Diet Coke, and maybe even a bag of Taco Bell (okay that's what I would bring)... you get the idea...and you actually MAKE one or two of those Pinterest projects!



For May we have selected re-purposed frame as our project for the creative evening: You can visit the links below for inspiration and to determine what supplies you need to bring for the party.

Your basic supplies list will be: Frame, Chicken Wire/Twine or Wire, Spray paint for frame, mini clothespins (really cute ones are available at Signed, Sealed & Delivered BTW), Ribbon & Paper for embellishing.



Option #1: Chicken Wire Photo holder frame
www.oopseydaisyblog.com

Option #2: Birthday reminder frame


Option #3: Emebllished Home d├ęcor frame




See our Pinboard for links & details on upcoming projects & ideas:



Monday, April 2, 2012

Pretty Pinterest Party - SUPPLIES LIST

The project preffered by most party goers is the Tiered trays or platters project! Here details for gathering your supplies. Please email me with ANY questions katie@2katiedesigns.com

Pretty Pinterest Party goers – we have our first project decided and are set to get our craft on Tuesday, April 3rd. We can start around 6pm and hopefully complete our project within a couple hours. It’s very casual so if you want to head over when you get off work, or bring dinner with you do so! No rules here – just a good time making pretty schtuff.

Our first project will be tiered cake trays or pedestal platters. There are a variety of options for these types of trays so I created a supply list for two basic versions. You can bring stuff for both and tackle two projects (perhaps one for you and one for ...a gift?) Or focus on one for the evening. 


ALSO - I will be providing supplies for an extra fun photo project we can do while our other project is drying. Please bring a frame worthy 4x6 photo and you will leave with a crafty photo display for your house!

OPTION #1 - Burner Covers Tiered Tray
Example from http://decorganizecrafts.blogspot.com/





 Supplies:
• 3 staggered sizes oven burner covers (stocked at Wal-Mart, dollar stores or available at thrift stores perhaps)
• Scrapbook paper – either 3 of the same or 3 different corrdinating ones to differenciate the layers.
• Wood Spindles (available at Hobby Lobby, and perhaps Lowe’s?)
• E 6000 Glue


OPTION #2 – Cake Pan/Pie Tins Tiered Tray
Example from http://www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com/

Supplies:
• 3 staggered sizes oven cake pans or Pie tins (stocked at Wal-Mart, or old ones from thrift stores perhaps)
• Wood, Brass or Crystal candle stick holders from thrift store or crystal candle stick holders from the dollar store will work.
• Desired Spray paint color (Rustoleum brand will adhere best to the brass or crystal candlestick surfaces!)
• E 6000 Glue


 The options are limitless for this type of project! There are so many colors and materials that can be used – look over our Pinterest board again for links to these type of projects to help you decide what you want to make!

http://pinterest.com/likethegame/pppp-pretty-pinterest-party-projects/

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