Shannon Berrey

Stick a cork in it

Friday, September 16, 2011

We are having a fantastic time in Napa Valley and I may have finally discovered

a project for all of my collected corks.

 

And look at the great reuse of the wine labels....

  

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One of my projects is being featured today over at Ms. Magpie Designs.  

This is a fabulous blog that I recently found. Sharon has great taste and style. Check her out!

 

Painted Rugs: part 2

Thursday, September 15, 2011

 

A while back, I did a post on painted custom rugs that were created by some great bloggers. Some

of the images were pinned on Pinterest, and well...they took on a pinterest life of their own! They 

have been hyper-pinned! Since this idea is obviously such a popular one, I wanted to share a few 

more beautiful custom made rugs.

 Lydia at Pudel Design loved the pattern on this rug and used it as her inspiration:

 

 

She bought a plain Ikea rug and created a stencil.

 

 

She filled in her design with gray-blue latex paint. 

 

 

After the paint dried, she outlined the pattern with white paint.

Pretty great, right?

 

 Sarah at Diddle Dumpling also used an Ikea rug and a very similar pattern:

 

 

Cristi at CharmHome used a..you guessed it.. Ikea rug and her stencil was made out of contact paper:

I love how this rug looks in this nursery!   

And Carissa from The Fabulous Design Files sent me pics of her great rug that she made using a foam play mat: 

After priming, she stenciled her pattern with latex paint.

She finished it off with 2 coats of Varathane and voila:

All of these rugs are fantastic! And, although they took a ton of patience, these ladies all saved a bunch of money. 

 What about you--have you painted your own rug? I'd love for you to share it with me!

Taking it on the road

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Last week we had an away volleyball game that was about an hour from home. It just

so happens that one of the few fabric stores I visit was fairly close to the school. 

 

As you may recall, feathers in the hair were banned in our players hair this season,

BUT, apparently sequined headbands are not….go figure…So, after playing other teams

who wore sequinned headbands,     We decided ‘If you can’t beat 'em, join ‘em'.

So, I ran in to the fabric store and bought 6 yds of blue sequinned elastic.

 

  

When you live close to nothing in a tiny town you become

crafty at multi-tasking. With my new car, I discovered--a plug!! A plug means

that my sewing machine can GO MOBILE!! hootie-hoo!! 

 

 

I set up shop right there in the Foam and Fabric parking lot -- radio going and air conditioning blowing.   

 

Within no time, I had whipped up 12 headbands, all without leaving the drivers seat!

 

A sweet older gentleman had been standing nearby waiting for his wife to wrap up

her fabric buying. I could tell he thought my shenanigans {ie sewing in the front seat

of my car} were quite humorous. When his wife had finished and came back outside,

 he came over to my car and signaled for me to roll down my window. He then proceeded

to point to the hem of his khakis and suggested that they could probably use a little hem…

 

This could be a side business, peeps. If any of you are looking for a little extra $, and have a

car, a sewing machine and a plug in your car, then you, too, could set up a mobile seamstress

 service.

 

{they are being silly--they actually wear them like a headband- not an Olivia Newton John video}

 

And when you are done, and covered in sequins, then you simply get out your

vacuum and you plug her in!!

 

 

Money making business, I tell you. Think about it.

 

     

Eye Candy

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

While shopping at the Hickory Furniture Mart recently I stumbled on this sweet treat:

Eye Candy: {ahy – kan—dee}

 

Someone or something visually

 attractive or pleasing to look at

 

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And speaking of eye candy...the new Lonny is live -- and it is good!


Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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