Monday, August 27, 2012

delta boy sneak preview

shhhhhhhh.....Delta Boy Launch is almost here.... September 3rd...this is a sneak at one of the amazing items that will be offered..... is this bed not TO DIE for!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"how to" distressing shutters

hi there....well this is my VERY F I R S T......drumroll ...... DYI blog post and i hope this helps a lot of readers have a fun lil' "at home project" that can really add a ton of shabbiness without a ton of dough. I recently posted this pic of a grey washed frame with my two shutters on either side to really give the frame a open window look and to use space. Whether you have a large wall that you cant quite figure out how to take up the space .....and maybe don't have budget to do a whole wall gallery, this is a great option. Another fab idea is to put them on either side of a TV openings as well so you don't have that flat screen just floating is space. Ok folks here is goes! ***Sorry i don't have pics of all the steps I didn't know i would be blogging about this but i have had lots of request!Step by step:

What you need:
 2 old or new shutter {I got mine off eBay for $11} They were yellow then painted red so it doesn't matter what color you find

Lowe's Valspar Glaze in color Mocha ($14.97

One can of white cheap spray paint (.97 cents @ Lowes)

One can of dark brown cheap spray paint ($1.97 Lowes)

Two sawtooth Hangers ($1.00)

One old dish rag

Old chip brush

Spray paint the shutter with the dark brown spray paint all over {Let dry 1 hour}

Spray Paint with White all over (Two coats) {Let dry 2 hours}

*Dip the old rag in a little water so it is damp(NOT WET) and then just wrap the tip of the towel around a few fingers and dab it in the glaze 
*Dab the towel onto old newspaper a few times so its not runny, A LOT goes a LONG way! 
*Start wiping side to side on the shutter and all around the edges, wipe it until you feel its has the amount of the glaze color on top of the white that you prefer. 
*Next take windex and a paper towel and wipe the whole things down running it down and across to get off excess glaze. 
*Then take chip brush and just dab the tip in the glaze and brush it up and down VERY lightly down and across the around the edges. ****Another tip is to take a small art brush and work the glaze into each and every crack and crevasse you can and then wipe down the excess with a damp paper towel. This glaze is great because it allows you to work with it for an hour before it completely dries so have fun!!!
Let me know if anyone out there TRIES it!!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

had to share....

h e l l o ....i have had a couple customers recently share their pictures of their frames hanging in their home so i decided to share them here with you.... enjoy! keep the pics coming.... nothing makes me smile more than seeing my frames in your homes with your sweet photos. 
                                  this pink and grey nursery is JUST to freaking CUTE and shabby!!!!!!
L O V E this for a beach shot!!!
p.s. a HOW TO POST coming soon on distressing shutters like these below!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

thinking large

ok lately i have been on the large side....not me myself {hopefully} but have been making lots and lots of large Frames. One i did for a vanity mirror in a white wash with wavy trim with gobs of chocolate glazing ,which i love....i really ages it and gives it a super vintage feel. i keep saying I'm going to do my vanity mirror and this really gets me motivated! 

UP next was a large cork board in the Nate c h e v r o n pattern! What a perfect way to showcase the kids art work when they are back in school this fall{which is quickly approaching}. This is a 19x25 inner opening but cork comes as wide as 24x36. Email me for more questions about the cork boards. I do install the cork and they come ready to hang! I have this one on etsy here.

Other exciting news is that i am most likely MOVING into my very own workshop!!!! i cant believe it and i cant believe there will actually be a space just for me and a place where you can come view my work. Other super secret things along with this news September 1st!! STAY TUNED and follow the blog for the latest. I would also like to welcome my NEW assistant Annie Billions! Im overjoyed to finally have some help around here! She is so super cute and amazing and a sweet mother of three that was looking for a fun outlet part-time and we are teaming up. She will be helping with emails,convo's ,Facebook, and shipping so i can concentrate on FRAME making. Our hope is to get turn around to from 8-10 to 6 weeks!

ok last tidbit for the day is i would like to welcome with a big southern virtual H U G my new sponsors! You can see them all on the right hand side of the blog here. Some amazing products and i have a few more to debut soon! You will notice the Delta Boy logo as well......we are almost READY to launch! Delta Boy will be handmade furnishings for your home: Everything from farm tables, one of a kind lighting, Beds and MORE.....i SOOO wish i could spill all the beans right now but J. Browning {the brains and brawn behind it} are making me wait for official launch September 1st!!!

please convo through etsy for questions my assistant Annie will be able to help!