- We adopted dear little Little (oh! she's a girl!! and if you missed her, click here!) who is as litter box challenged as she is cute...SIGH. Thankfully her hilarious "Halloween cat" sideways trot and little chirpy bird/frog meow make up for the fact that she is a wee bit unladylike in her restroom habits.
- Just when summer seemed perfectly lazy, The Bugs have started practicing with our local tournament baseball team and I am smack dab in the middle of a laundry hurricane, cleats that are suddenly too small just one month after their last wear and five night a week practices. Deep breath innnnnnn and ooooooutttttt. ;)
- And finally, I have decided to jump on into to our master bedroom and garage room makeover! Our bedroom is going to be a tan/blue seaside retreat with pops of coral (the color and the critter!) and the garage room is going to a fun and funky vintage farmers' market feel with lots of red and brown!
Soooo, this past weekend, I stopped by our local antique mall on the hunt for two specific items: old keys and earrings/brooches to refashion. I failed miserably. Sort of. I didn't bring home either of those things but I did score this fabulous loot for our bedroom makeover:
A way cool "Sand Dollar" sign that used to hang at a hotel, a brass tray (for $2.50!), seahorse and whale bottles, a metal crab, a brass fish dish and 3 metal cups (what is it with me and random metal household goods?!).
While I'm not quite ready to show off what I'm doing with all the fun beach-tastic stuff above (oh, let's be honest - it's all still sitting in that same pile above, ha ha), take a look at my seaside welcome charger wreath!
My supplies: charger (you could use a wreath form or anything else similarly shaped - I picked this charger up for $2 on clearance at Target), 2 large starfish and seven capiz shells, twine, scrapbook rub on letters, Mod Podge & foam brush and a length of ribbon/trim/rope (something to hang your wreath with).
I used rub on letters from my scrapbook stash to spell "w-e-l-c-o-m-e" on the capiz shells and sealed them with Mod Podge. You could doodle letters with a Sharpie, add sticker letters, wooden letters or whatever else strikes your fancy. Here they are in progress...
My shells already had holes punched in them since they were a cast off from a friend's windchime (she knows me well: "here, take these home, I know you can make something with them!") - but you'll need to carefully punch holes in your shells (maybe a Crop-o-Dile?) or opt to glue a twine loop to hang them.
While my shells were drying, I wove this shabby chic rose trim in the charger and knotted it so I can hang it on our front door:
To secure the starfish, I looped the twine multiple times around the starfish and the metal charger:
Then I tied the capiz "w-e-l-c-o-m-e" shells to your wreath. I used the same twine to knot the word to my wreath:
Kinda makes me want to head to the beach, dig my toes in the sand with a good book and a frosty drink :)
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