Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cousin Swap and Crafts



Did I tell you we had a cousin swap when I was in Atlanta? We do it every summer. Usually all three sisters and their kids participate. This year was a little different. Since I was just in Atlanta, I left Doodle and Butterball with my sister and brought my 9 year old nephew home with me to play with Peanut. Yep, no Butterball for 5 days. I miss him and Doodle terribly, but I have gotten a lot done. I finished one project that had been lingering for 6 months. I am thrilled with the outcome and will show you soon. We swap back tomorrow. I am going to try to squeeze one more project in....



picture from House Beautiful

Did you get as excited as I did when you saw this picture? This is so me!! The brown, the blue the unexpected cork board...love it! I read in the article that the designer made the frame herself!! I have a giant cork board from Pottery Barn. It is so exciting..it is black. Life would be better if it looked like this. Do I dare try to remake my bulletin board? Do you think she just used plaster of paris? Any hints? Where's Eddie when I need him? Does it look too much like something you might see in Beetle Juice?
Did you notice I changed the look of my blog? Do you like the blue? I love it but now my header blends in..not sure if I will keep it this way but it is a fun change.

8 comments:

  1. That is a great looking room-love the brown and blue together-and the pedastal table. Have no earthly idea how to make that type of frame.....but you'll figure it out-you always do! And did you leave the spatula for your sister in case Butterball spills the strawberry shampoo on the carpet??

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  2. You can never go wrong with a brown/blue/white combination. I wish I had some advice on how to make that frame, but I'm stumped.
    I like the blue!

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  3. OMG that is fun looking... looks a little like something out of a dr seuss book... whimsical and beautiful.

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  4. You can totally make that project! I made something similar by covering a corkboard with some lovely Amy Butler fabric and then framing it... not sure how the funky fab frame in your picture was made tho ;-( Maybe Martha Stewart has something similar--she often has cool projects that can be reworked...

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  5. I love that board, I want to look for a frame like it to make my own. Love the new blue background too, very summery

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  6. First thought was love it second thought was...hey it kind of looks like the sculptures in Bettlejuice!!! No lie...especially since it was on t.v. last week & I watched it!!!!
    and no it still fabulous. Go for it!!!
    and yes I noticed the blue immediately & its crisp summery yummy.

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  7. LOVE the blue background. Sissy, I'm pretty sure she said what material she used- did she say plaster? Maybe Plaster of Paris ould be easier. I love it. I love your big old corkboard, too, though.

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  8. I agree, love this image too. Aqua, chocolate and white are fabulous together.
    It would be fun to find an oversized coral frame to turn into a cork board. I'll let you know if I come across anything.

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