Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Subway Style Art

We had a wonderful Pinterest Inspired Party with friends recently. Subway Style art was our main project. I was introduced to the use of a Cricut typically used in Scrapbooking to cut beautiful shapes or fonts. It took a while but we got the hang of it and our designs and choice of phrases were pretty awesome. I think my choice sums it up nicely!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Drab to Fab - Lampshade Makeover

I love my lamps! BUT I get tired of the same boring shade. I don't like to buy new shades unless the old one is damaged or worn out  and since I seldom wear one on my head at a party they just don't get damaged or worn. What is a girl to do??? Well as you know, I LOVE pinterest and I was browsing along when I saw skirts used as lampshades. SKIRTS can be folded and stored. SKIRTS can be purchased in dozens of colors and styles. SKIRTS can be washed when dusty. SKIRTS can be purchased cheaply at GoodWill... and I scored two cute ones today. With a little thrifty shopping, I can have new shades every week!!! The smallest sizes with the elastic waistband work perfectly. Just pull them over the existing shade and you have a gorgeous new look to an old faithful lamp!!

Second chance furniture!! Distressed Table

On its way to A.L.O.E in Lewisville, NC

Painted a light Bayberry Green and distressed with the color Coffee Brown, this little table is ready for a new home. You can find it at ALOE!! Hurry before someone beats you to it!!

A.L.O.E. A Little of Everything

The sweetest little gift shop/salon has opened in Lewisville, NC. I've been waiting for a place like this!! Finally. FINALLY!!!  Filled with vintage items, unique gifts, and handcrafted items from local artists, ALOE offeres something for everyone. A beautiful Salon offers a quiet retreat from your busy day. Yoga is offered on Saturdays, and don't forget to check out their classes/camps for kids and adults.
ALOE's inventory is growing and changing daily. New items arrive and are posted on Facebook which sparks quite a lot of interest. Recently ALOE started a Fun Friday Auction. After posting a pic of a cute item, the facebook bidding begins. It was fun to watch and the items are adorable. Check them out!! You might just find what you have been looking for!