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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hi & Welcome to my Design Blog

Hello:) This is a very random post about traffic and comments to my Blog. I love design and I really enjoy showing and sharing projects. I am always looking at Blogs for inspiration and sharing ideas, I must admit that I look and leave quite often without leaving a like or comment. GUILTY... Now this isn't a poor me post but I am looking for some advice to receive more traffic and comments to my Blog. I have thought of using ads to boost my viewings but as of yet have not committed to doing so. I would really appreciate some advice from you out there in Blog land:) If you visit The Vintage Cupboard would you send me a shout out and tell me why you came here and what and if you liked about this particular Blog. Thanks:)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pinterest Inspired Spheres..

I have been collection embroidery hoops for almost a year now. Avid embroidery enthusiast? No...haha! I saw the cutest project on Pinterest on how to make these orbs or sphere's like the ones you are seeing everywhere. It is so easy to make this and all you need are 2 sets of embroidery hoops. There are 2 in each set so a total of 4. I stain them first using a walnut stain, then I glue them together with a hot glue gun into the desired shape. I made a lot of these for my Son's Wedding that was in June so I ended of using a few different designs to make it more interesting.   I then did a dry brush with Annie Sloan Country Grey, any kind of grey paint would do the trick. This gave the look of aged wood or even a rusty metal. I purchased glass votives and battery operated votive candles at the Dollor store and some moss at Joan Fabric store. I glued the moss on and around the glass votive and then hot glued it into the bottom of the Sphere. With the help of my new daughter in law and a crew of lovely Brides Maids we finished making these a few days before the Wedding.  We hung all 11 above the Bride and Grooms table. They looked so lovely all lit up at night. See Wedding video below to get a look at the finished product and how romantic it looked. Thanks Pinterest..You Rock!

Love & Marriage is still the in thing to do

Such a lovely joyous day...My Son marrying his beautiful bride at our home.
The memories we make in our homes, the laughter and the love all here etched into our minds and hearts...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

This little Princess

My sweet Grand daughter was the most precious Flower Girl for my Son's Wedding in June. She wore the fluffiest dress and you could tell the way she felt in the dress. Just like a little princess.... I love the way it looks hanging on my Wardrobe Armoire. This Armoire is from Good Will. I found this little beauty a few years ago and bought it for a mere $100! I painted it with Annie Sloan Paris Grey and waxed in both clear and dark wax. I lightly distressed it. It is one of my most favorite pieces I have done in my home....

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

All some things need are a little LOVE...

One of my favorite things to do is to go to thrift stores. I love to just walk around, drinking my  coffee and look for that one special item that inspires me. Sometimes I do go away empty handed and that is really ok but there are the times when you see that special something and you just have to take it home. I saw this chair right when I walked into Salvation Army. It was so striking that I couldn't stop looking at it. At first I walked away from it and told myself that I really do not need a project right now as I was super busy getting ready for my Son's Wedding at our home. So I tried to ignore it but something about it kept me going back. Was it that it reminded me of the chairs I have seen recently at Restoration Hardware? It had great bones! I took her home for $19.99! Yeah!!
One thing I am really bad at is taking a before picture, I wish I would have because this chair had wicker sides that were broken and very distressed! Not good distressed either... I love the look of aged wood and this is really easy to achieve and takes no great talent. I removed the wicker, made a slipcover for the bottom chair cushion. That's it! This chair is so pretty I cannot believe I only paid $20 for this:) Really happy that I didn't let this one go!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fixer Upper/Rustic Farmhouse Style

A pretty way to store your pretty wine glasses. I bought 3 crate boxes in 3 gradient sizes. Grey washed them for a rustic look. My sweet husband screwed them all together and hung on the wall for me. Love this look!

Instant Gratification Project

This is a Pedistal Tray I made from a wooden bowl and a plaster vase. I glue the two together and painted it in Annie Sloan Graphite. So fun to put in bathroom with all your essentials. This project costs under $10