I’ve kinda got a thing for those cool, old oversized forks and spoons you used to see on your grandma’s wall. Sometimes they were made of wood, some were ceramic, some were metal. Well, I’m in love with them! Anytime I see a set or […]
I’ve been crafting like crazy over here. I want to pack as much stuff as possible into my little space at University Pickers. I want people to walk in and just fall in love with that special something, or somethings! I love those booths that are so full of crafty goodness that your eye just doesn’t know what to stop on or go to next. That’s what I want! I apologize if some of these pictures are repeats. I forget what I have already photographed, and sometimes I have to move stuff around to get a new piece in and shown to its best advantage so that will result in some items being photographed on multiple days. Anyway, take a look and drop me a line to tell me what you think. And stop in at University Pickers if you are in the area!
OH! I have a sign now! I love it, it perfectly sums up my style and the stuff in my booth. Lael said it’s kind of hard to read with the “L” covered in flowers, but people always stumble over Lakauai anyway!
Another project crossed off my To-Do list, sort of! I finished the fabric strip lampshade that I’ve been wanting to create since I saw it on Pinterest. The problem is that the lampshade that I got the other day, (remember my Thrift Store Score post?) well, it didn’t work for the lamp that I had in mind when I bought it. It was too small. But, I still wanted to do the fabric strip technique, so I just went looking for another lamp I could re-do. The lamp that sits in the computer armoire was a good size. There was nothing wrong with the shade on it, it was just boring. A plain old silvery white color. So, the transformation began. It took quite a bit longer than I thought it would to cut the strips and then tie all those buggers on. But, in the end I love the way it turned out. Now, the only problem is that I need a lower wattage bulb. I don’t think it is a fire hazard, but it’s pretty bright shining through the fabric strips. You can see the shine on the wall of the computer armoire in the big picture. Also, when Todd came in to marvel at my work of art, he threw his hand up over his eyes. I think he might have exaggerated a bit, it’s bright, but not quite that bad!!
I have been wanting to paint ever since we moved in. All of the walls in our house were/are boring builders beige. I bought paint for the kitchen several months ago and just never made the time to paint. It is Fragant Cloves, by Olympic paints, a beautiful deep orange/red/rust color. After painting a bit, I decided it would be too much for the entire kitchen walls. So, I found a warm light brown, Warm Brown Sugar, also by Olympic and used the orange on the bottom of the chair rail and the brown over the top.
After painting the kitchen and LOVING it, I decided to keep going with the Living Room. Choosing this color was quite a bit harder than the kitchen. I wanted a yellow, but not school bus yellow. Plus it had to coordinate nicely with the kitchen colors since they are adjoining walls. After several trips back and forth to Lowes with a little mixing and re-mixing, finally – a color that works.