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Hi y'all! We are going to be taking a little bit of blog hiatus for a few weeks. Real life strikes again.

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Rustic Alphabet Magnets

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday. I hope those of you in the blizzard zone are all okay and snuggled up and warm today! I am in WV and we just got a little dusting.

I recently completed another cute little DIY for our Etsy shop and I had to share with you!



These Rustic Alphabet Magnets are such a fresh take on the old (ugly) classic plastic letters, don't you think?

This was a really easy DIY and took me less than a half hour from start to finish!



I had some leftover birch wood from the ornaments I made around Christmas time and one of the logs was smaller around than the ones I used for the ornaments so I had plenty of it left. I just cut off 26 slices with my chop saw.



You could do these in a variety of colors but I just chose 6 that were bright and fun.

I didn't sand them or anything, just painted the letters right onto the natural wood and hot glued the magnets to the back and that was that. 




I had to buy 4 eight packs of magnets in order to get enough. They were $2.99 each, I already had the wood and the paint, so this project cost me $12 dollars. Not too shabby!




The best part is that these magnets are the super heavy duty kind. They hold a ton of papers per magnet, unlike the cheap plastic letters that hold NOTHING! 



Pretty cool huh? I love them!




Thanks for lookin' y'all. Off to the Etsy shop they go.



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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Having the day off yesterday has made this day FLY by :) Which is a wonderful thing.. At least work wise!

The weather today has made me start dreaming of spring - which also makes me dream of starting some home renovations I have planned!

Here are a few visions of what I dream my house will look like.




I love this WHOLE set up.  I am not fortunate to have a space in my house to have an "office" but if I did... This is what I would love for it to look like!  I may have to invest in building me a smaller version of this desk.



We don't have a garage at our house, and are in desperate need of a shed for storage!  I really like the look of this one, and the concrete stones.  I really love the idea of having it close to the house so that it is easily accessible and don't have to walk through the grass to get to it!  This is so on the hubby to do list this spring :)



This will be my next home decor craft! We need lamps in our living room badly... and I stinking adore these... so many possibilities!! I am dying to start on them.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing what we have been up to.. 

Hey y'all! It feels like a Monday to me because I was off work yesterday, but alas we are one day closer to the weekend than it actually feels like! :) Gotta love that!





I know I have added a galvanized shower to TLIT before but this shower DIY from Bungalow Bungahigh is so amazing and is super cost effective! We are planning to re-do our master...eventually...and I would love to have something like this! They have a great tutorial on their blog, check it out!




How fantastic is this old filing cabinet turned kitchen island? Of course I love the look but let's just talk about the storage in this thing... Geez! I am in love.




This goodness? I can't even...like...wow! Y'all know I love me some rustic decor and this Ikea dresser makeover is simply amazeballs! We already turned ours into an awesome rustic beast of a dresser (which you can see HERE) but if I didn't have that I would definitely attempt this! Fo sho!


Thanks for lookin' y'all!



DIY Industrial Bar Cart

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hey y'all! Is anyone else just feeling totally un-motivated this new year? I have sooo many things I want to do and make and paint and we are 14 days in already and I haven't done a dang thing! I really need some inspiration to strike!

Before Christmas I was all kinds of motivated and I made this DIY industrial bar cart for my honey. I guess I should tell y'all that I am a bad influence on the hubbs...before me he NEVER drank! Not that I am an alcoholic or anything but I definitely love me some wine and a good frozen drink now and then and my family has parties for every occasion (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, etc.) and we all like to have a little bit to drink.

The hubbs and I have taken a couple cruises together and now this man is a Margaritaville loving fool! He loves frozen strawberry margaritas. They have to be the perfect consistency though (like at Margaritaville), otherwise he doesn't love them. So to make a long story short...he likes to drink now on occasion, and we've been collecting a hefty amount of liquor bottles and shot glasses, so I decided to ditch my wine rack and put an actual bar cart in that space.


I bought a shelving unit at Home Depot and combined our "bar supplies" and now we have an awesome industrial bar cart that was super duper cheap to create!


Putting this shelving unit together was a piece of cake. There are little stoppers that snap onto the poles and then you just drop the shelves down over the stoppers and bam...insta bar cart!


The chrome was a little too "new" for my liking but I was limited on my color options so I figured I would distress it.


I 1st decided to do the salt and vinegar method which adds a really cool petina to metal BUT...I would have had to wait a whole day and I am impatient and I wanted it done before the hubbs returned from basketball practice...so I sprayed it off with the hose and wiped it all down and grabbed a bottle of hammered gray spray paint.


The color is much better and not so dang shiny!

I let it dry for like a minute (I said I was impatient)...and then I took it inside and started staging it in a hurry so that I could surprise the Mr. with it when he returned.




Before I even started this project I found these really awesome shot glasses at Homegoods for $3 dollars and I could NOT pass them up knowing that I wanted to create a bar cart...


Aren't they awesome? I also bought the hubbs these Sons of Anarchy shot glasses for Christmas.


I couldn't resist. They are skulls, they look awesome and we love SOA! My parents also got him one skull shot glass and 4 shot gun shell shot glasses for Christmas. They are more for looks than anything...no way in heck do 2 people need all those shot glasses.



The older bottles on the top are old bourbon bottles I got from my great grandfathers house. I thought they would be a unique touch.

The Postie's soda crate came from an thrift run and it houses my wine glasses, a few margarita glasses and the "Flaming Volcano" bowl I got him for Christmas. If you haven't had a Flaming Volcano, they are amazing and they are served at most Japanese Hibachi steakhouses...try one! You won't regret it!

The sign you see is a DIY as well and it says "Let's get Crooked" - while we were visiting my family for his 40th birthday he had a little too much to drink one night and when he stood up to go outside he stumbled a little bit and he said "Woah...I think I am crooked". Of course it was a belly laugh moment for all of the rest of us and we bring it up a lot.

So when I was browsing bar cart ideas on Pinterest I noticed a lot of them have some sort of art on or around them...since this is mostly for the hubbs, what better than a quote straight out of his mouth? I just googled for a bottle silhouette...which happens to match one of his liquor bottles...and I used Pickmonkey to add the quote over the top. It is absolutely perfect and it's funny and it makes us smile when we look at it.




Here is a shot of the whole thing...this space was used for a stand up freezer before we moved in. They took the freezer so I used the space for something better...my wine! And now, of course, for his stuff too! :) The wine racks are made from pallets and hung with really heavy duty drywall mounts.


There you have it! What do y'all think? I swear we aren't drunks...this is just a fun addition to my industrial/rustic/vintage kitchen decor. I plan to add castor wheels to it in the future but I haven't found any that fit just yet!




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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hi y'all! Happy Tuesday! This is the start of my work week because we took a trip to Louisville this weekend to see the Impractical Jokers live. They are hilarious. If you don't watch that show...you should! Tears...every.single.time!


This week for TLIT I am dreaming of spring. Usually, I love winter...because I love snow...but we've had ZERO snow here in Charlie West and this time I am way over the frigid weather!



This spring we are building a deck! I love the look of this one with the pergola and lights! Ours is basically going to be a 13 foot sqaure because that is all we have room for but I definitely need some kind of pergola like this. It makes it more private and makes it feel a little like an additional room.



We are also planning on putting up a privacy fence. Right now we have chain link and we live on a busy road so I'd like something to block out the view and the noise a little bit! The way this fence is built is freakin' amazing! I am sure that it would be over my budget, but a girl can dream!



Also on my spring to-do list: paint the garage doors. We have 2 garage doors and they are looking a little worse for wear. I LOVE this black. My house is brick on the bottom and white siding on the top so I was thinking of doing a dark charcoal grey but I might consider black as well! There is a great tutorial up on She Re-Purposed It if you are interested in painting your garage door!


I need it to get warm quick! There are so many more outdoor projects I'd like to get done. Hurry up spring!



Hope you all are having a great week so far...I know its only Tuesday - - but hey tomorrow is HUMP DAY! I am with Kris on totally being over winter already.  We haven't had any snow and its just too cold for me!

Being cooped up in the house lately has put my need to re-decorate in FULL FORCE...
Here are some things I have been looking at for ideas lately.


My living room is where we spend most of our time and lately I have just been hating how drab and colorless it is.  I am loving all of the geometric designs out and the grey but I am horrible at matching designs and colors.  I love the color scheme and designs in this blog!


We don't really have the space for an actual mudroom, but we NEED something.  I love this idea and look from A Beautiful Mess.  Seems simple and practical! 



As my son grows he has so many more toys! Like I said before we spend most of our time in the living room, therefore most of his toys are there too.  What I have now just isn't working for me! I really like this look and idea for toy and book storage.


Hopefully the next time I post - it will be about some re-decorating!!

Until next time.







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