Thursday, July 30, 2015

DIY Wooden Arrow

My son's nursery is slowly changing.  I guess I shouldn't even call it a nursery anymore since he's two.  I don't really see him as a baby now since he's doing so many things on his own and talking non-stop.  We've removed the front rail from his crib and he gets in and out of bed like a big boyIt kind of makes me sad to know he's the last baby we'll have.

I want to start making changes to his room.  I still love the gray and orange palette.  I've been drawn to the rustic, industrial look and I think his room is the perfect space to add those elements.  The first project to begin this look is a wooden arrow.


I started with a leftover poplar board from the board and batten project and a couple of large paint sticks.


Using my miter box, I cut a triangle from the poplar board.  This will be the arrow point.  I cut two pieces from one of the paint sticks for the rear of the arrow.  I used another paint stick for the body.  I didn't measure anything, I just eyeballed it.  I tried several times before it looked right to me.  I glued everything together with wood glue and let it dry overnight.


I applied a coat of dark stain, I believe it was dark walnut, to give that contrast I was going for.  Using command strips, I hung it on the wall in the nursery.


It fits nicely right above the shelf and dresser.  You may remember we used the dresser as a changing table while he was a baby.  The changing pad sat right on top.  We just removed the pad and now we have a dresser he can use for years to come.




I like how this little arrow turned out.  I've got more leftover wood so another arrow is bound to pop up somewhere else in the house.

 
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rug Pad Giveaway

Hey there good people.  We're soaking up the last days of summer over here before school starts next week.

We recently added another rug pad to our home.  I bought a new rug for the living room back in November of last year.  We rarely use this space but I was concerned the scratchy back of the rug would scratch our floors.  The good people over at RugPadUSA were kind enough to send us another one for this room.  I love the difference it makes.  The area is now padded and I don't have to worry about the kids hurting themselves now.  It feels softer to walk on and I know the hardwood is being protected.


Like the previous rug pad, this one is a premium lock.  It's made of high performance recycled felt with a natural rubber bottom for grip.  Rug pads provide comfort when using your rug and protects the floor underneath.  They also prolong the life of your rug.  RugPadUSA offers many types of rug pads that can protect your carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, and outdoor floors.


RugPadUSA was kind enough to offer one of you a rug pad of your choice up to 12' x 12'.

Use the rafflecopter below to enter.

Giveaway ends August 3rd.
   
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Look A Likes: Rockers

I know many of us that love this contemporary chair.  This classic chair, originally from Eames, has been making it's appearance everywhere.  Most people go with replicas since they are much cheaper than the authentic Eames.  Though I would love an original, my budget can't handle the price tag.  There are many versions out there that are more affordable.


Overstock Vinnie Small Cradle Chair

You can also check Amazon for great prices as well.

 
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