Thursday, February 16, 2017

Custom Miniature Needle Felted Dog Sculptures

The holidays had me busy felting a bunch of dogs! Check out some of the "mini me's" below. If you would like to purchase a custom miniature pet sculpture of your own, you can buy one through my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cottage Bathroom Renovation

I really enjoy renovating bathrooms...not sure why, but I do. The original bathroom had a tub and a corner sink. We felt a shower would be more efficient for guests.

Gene gutted the entire room, so it was fun to start from scratch.

I found an old door on Craig's List that already had mirror in place of glass. We thought this would make a great sliding door and give our guests a place to check themselves out. We needed a tiny sink and found it at Ikea. Gene built the cabinet and matching mirror and I painted and distressed it. I also designed the wallpaper myself through Spoonflower. If you look closely you can see the whimsical Woodland animals that make out the diamond pattern.

I found some vintage soap and toothbrush holders, used an old maple sap bucket for a trash can, an owl rug from Anthropologie and animals knobs and hooks to get that woodland/rustic feel.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cottage Murphy Bed Redo

Since the guesthouse cottage is so small, we figured a Murphy bed would be the way to go.

I purchased one from my neighbor. She was selling it for a great price and if we only planned to use the hardware, it was still a bargain. Well, that's what we ended up doing. We built a new box and purchased a new mattress.

We used pine boards which I stained with leftover stain, then I wiped a blue paint over them, some darker, some lighter, some mixed with a lighter blue. There really was no plan...I kinda like it that way.

Gene built the cabinet and a nice simple shelf in the back. I chose curtain tie back hardware from Anthropologie for the knobs. I also had the idea to add some pipes on the inside of the cabinet to hang some clothing. With no closet in the small cottage, every space was utilized!

I had just enough wallpaper left over to cover the back wall. The mirror was found on the street and dragged home by me. It just needed a good cleaning. Why would someone throw that away?

Murphy Bed Cabinet