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Bicycles for Rent--Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to our 2015 Spring blog hop! I am joining up with 3 other great bloggers to bring you some fun ideas to welcome spring, so don't forget to hop on over to their blogs at the end of this post and check them out as well! 
I'm excited to share a project with you today that I had so much fun making!
As I've said before, winter here in the west coast has been pretty mild. We have been enoying spring-like weather for a couple months now. So while I was making new signs for my retail space, I was browsing The Graphics Fairy for some inspiration and found this sweet picture of a bicycle. Immediately I thought about my Umbrellas for Rent sign and knew that I wanted to make a Bicycles for Rent sign too!
As always, I felt a twinge of inspiration and got busy painting a piece of scrap plywood I had in the garage that was the perfect size for my vision, 
and transferred the graphic onto my board using the freezer paper method. 
Then I designed the lettering on Microsoft word. 
After transferring the wording on with carbon paper, I painted over it with a liner brush.
When I was finished, I didn't like the way the edges had holes in them since I'd used plywood. That's where the idea for the frame took place. I found some scrap lathing I had on hand, and painted over it with some green apple paint and applied a rub of walnut minwax stain after it was all dry. Then I attached the frame using my brad nailer (Icouldn't live without that tool. So worth the investment!).

I liked the way it turned out so much that after I delivered the first one to the shop, I went ahead and made another one for the space above our entry armoir. 
I like the way it detracts from the heating vent.

It's a fun welcome every time we come in the door. 
Hope the weather is nice where you are!
Now, don't forget to visit these fun blogs!

Guest Posting at Country Chic Paint!


Today I'm guest posting this adorable drop leaf table at Country Chic Paint. I hope you'll ome on over and see how this project all went down. The before and afters are worth the click!
See you there




$800 Giveaway!

Hello?! Who's up for an extra $800? What would you do with it if you had it? 
Renovate, 
vacation,
 treat yourself like you never would otherwise?
 Where to start, huh?!

 Head on over to my facebook page and give me a like if you haven't already then follow the link for further instructions. The giveaway ends soon, so don't miss your opportunity to win! What if you didn't, but what if you did? 5 minutes of your time could be the only thing sacrifice standing in your way. 
Good luck, I hope it's one of my awesome readers!! ;)

Project Challenge #3 Linky Party-Linen and/or Leather

Hello my lovely friends, I'm so excited to be participating in round 3 of project challenge! The best part about it, is this time it's a LINKY PARTY too!! Yes, you get to participate along with us and share your projects on all six blogs! So what is project challenge? Every month we will be given a type of material to work with and have to create something with it, so at the end of this post, add an existing post you have or get busy creating a project using Linen and/or Leather and come back here to show it off. We can't wait to see what you come up with! 
So, are ya ready to see mine?

Reupholstering a Chair Cushion

Come see my post on Ask Anna on how to reupholster a chair cushion. The before and after alone is worth the click. 

Plus, don't forget to come link up your projects Friday for the Linen and or Leather Project Challenge!
See you there,

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.