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Numbered Hat Boxes and exciting news!

I bought these hat boxes at a yard sale years ago for my girls' room.
They used them for organizing things in there for a long time and just recently asked me to take them out. Originally they had fabric cushioning on the top, so I just painted them with a latex paint and applied glitter. I had great ideas of decorating them all "girly", but never quite got around to it. By the time I got them back, one of the lids was crushed. Knowing it needed to be replaced, I decided to replace them all with some really thin plywood a friend of mine wanted out of her garage and gave to me.
It was perfect! 

I cut them out on my scroll saw. The blade is thin, so they didn't turn out perfectly round.
Once I inserted them, the imperfections didn't show. I used a hot glue gun to secure them.
Although I liked the look of them, they didn't look finished, so I added numbers with stencils I made using my cricut.
Then finished the edges with jute.
They turned out perfect for organizing a desk space, I think. But we'll see. 
They are now at the shop waiting to be snagged by the perfect person looking for some fun, but functional, organizing boxes!
Now the exciting news...
Those that follow me regularly know that I have been participating in Project Challenge.

For those of you that don't know what this is, each month we have a challenge to use an assigned material and make something from it. This month is linen and/or leather. It has been so much fun to see what everyone comes up with...but now we are adding a linky party too!! Yay!
What does that mean to you? It means that now you get to participate and share with us what you came up with using these items. The post can be origional or old, no pressure. So come back in 2 days and see what we've all come back with and join in on the fun as well! 
See you in two days...

Folding Table and Chair

I know that in the Eastern side of the country it has been unbearably cold and snowy, but for us here on the West Coast, it has been an unsually mild winter and the last few days, although chilly, have been surprisingly gorgeous. We are just waiting for the cold front to strike, but until it does, I'm going to take every advantage I can to enjoy the feelings of spring!  A few years ago (which I'm starting to think should be my blog name) I purchased this cute little folding table from a yard sale held by a flea market vendor.

2015 Project Challenge #2- Thrifted item under $5, craigslist or roadside find

I've had these croquet mallet heads from our old set in the scrap pile for a few years and always thought it would be neat to make something of them. There are many times that I've seen them while cleaning out the garage and thought how neat they might be to use as legs for a step stool. 

One Candle Holder Becomes Two

One day I was hunting at our local Thrift Shop and found this wooden candle holder. I didn't really love the style, though I liked the lines, and it was solid wood. I knew that with a little paint, I could make something I liked better of it. It sat out in the garage for quite a long time...probably a couple years. 
{I know, it takes me awhile to get to some things around here}
(very pixely from being cropped)
I finally pulled it out to display on our Christmas mantel. It was too tall though, because one night when I had blown out all the candles, I couldn't tell it was still lit and left it burning...

The Rustic Nook- Retail space

I've been really busy the last couple of weeks getting things ready for my new business venture. I finally rented a space in a wonderful antique & vintage gift shop called Sweet Salvage  
(click on the link to visit them on facebook). 
If you are ever in the Eugene/Springfield Oregon area, you will not want to pass up the opportunity to stop in! There are extremely talented and amazing people here. 
I absolutely love the owner, she is so sweet, friendly, and great to work with. She's been incredibly encouraging along the way. 

My husband and I named my new retail space "The Rustic Nook".

Everything Goes {Linky Party}

Hello everyone, thank you for joining us again this week for our Everything Goes {Linky Party}!

 We had a lot of really great projects last week that got my creative juices flowing. My co-hosts and I each have the task to pick a project to feature each week. It's such a hard choice to make! 

I finally went with Frug Elegance's DIY Valentine's Decor. Besides the fact that they have some fun and festive, yet very easy to make Valentine decorations, I thought it would help me feel better about not having decorated for Valentine's day around my own home yet. 
I am in the process of moving into my own rental retail space tomorrow and have been hard at work. (More of that to come!) In the meantime, after you link up today, please follow the rules and check out 2 or more other wonderful blogs and leave a sweet comment for them. 

Now...shall we party? 
Let's do it!

Numbered Pillow

I think one of the funnest parts about decorating children's rooms is all the details. Anything they like goes, and there are no mistakes. Since I took many of the boys' old pillows they have outgrown away, I thought it would be fun to make a few new ones. This numbered pillow was inspired by a bean bag I saw in a Restoration Hardware catalog a few years ago.