Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maybe its a decor failure?!?!! U be the judge.

See the fabulous antlers on the wall?

They have been quite the trend in home decor for the last year.

I've seen them everywhere, but just didn't want to spend $100 or 
more for such a trend.  I asked every man that hunts
to give me their antlers....they didn't want to 
give them up...something about "being proud of their kill".  

I also couldn't wait another winter or hunting season for
someone to find some in the woods for me either.

I no longer have to search!
I found some antlers at the Junk Bonanza a few weeks ago.

They weren't mounted and I figured, I could make
my own antler mount and save some cash.

So, I bought a wooden mount at none other than
JoAnn Fabrics for a mere $3....then I enlisted my
handy Dad to drill them into the mount.

{Yes, my daughter wears princess garb all day, everyday and she
doesn't care if her shoes match.}

Then I brought that bad boy home and painted it and hung
it on the wall.

Brandon laughed at it.
He made fun of it.
In fact, he did it so much, it bugged me.big time.

But, I am not budging.

I am happy that this DIY cost me {well, him too} $19.

What's the problem?

I realized I bought two right antlers.

So, it doesn't really look like the glamorous pictures above.

And when I came home the next day, I found this on
one of the pictures on the wall.....

Funny, huh?
Yeah, real.funny..

So, what do you think?
You like them antlers?

Vote on the poll on the right sidebar.

And, just so you know, I am okay
if you vote that you hate them, cuz it would be my
first failure in my opinion, and I will rehang the
antlers in Branmuffin's closet!

I did find this rug at TJ Maxx, Home Goods.

It's replacing the old IKEA rug in our entry...
and if you really want to know?!
It's two rugs sewed together!
My Mom told me she had seen that done before on HGTV.
She sewed it for me {yay!}....I bought the rugs,
the heavy duty upholstery thread, and the needles!

Can't go wrong with that DIY!

Vote....I really want to know if you like my antlers!


Monday, September 19, 2011

How could you call it junk?

I feel like I should start this post with an apology for not posting
for so long.  But, I'm realizing I may be apologizing all of the time.

Working full time and blogging is a tough gig.
My posts may be fewer and further in-between, but
I think about blogging all of the time.
Does that count?   I guess I am setting expectations
with you......hope you understand.

The late nights of reality tv and blogging are over.
I get up at 5:30 am, and sleep has taken priority.

This weekend my two favorite girls {Tatum and my Mom} and
I went to the Junk Bonanza.  Have you been?
It's held out at Canterbury Park racetrack.
Why oh why did I not know about this event sooner in life?!?!

Its pretty much beyond fabulous.
It holds all of the unique items you can see in blogs of
decor that I never could find at garage sales or vintage stores.

And, I went crazy.

I needed to find something for this landing in my house.
It's a very small place up high in the entrance of our home.
 I had no idea what would fit.....but I thought 
some vintage luggage all stacked up would look cool.

And, after not a ton of looking I found three 
pieces at a reasonable price and a "form".

I adorned the form with a belt I wore here and begged my Dad
to bring his ladder and do something I was scared to do.
Put it all up really high....I am not a fan of heights!

I also got some antlers, but I need my crafty dad to make a 
mount and then I will paint it and share it with all of you, 
of course.

I also saw these and we think these would be great for
one of our next Craft Days!

Do tell if you have ever been to Junk's gonna
be a tradition for this girl.  They even serve wine, bloody Mary's and champagne 
while you shop...we indulged on the mini donuts, of course.

Oh, wanna know why else I have been busy?
Someone turned 4 years old in our house.

...and parties just don't plan themselves,