Thursday, April 28, 2016

'Nice Matters' Reclaimed Wood Sign


While at my in-laws house the other day, 
I spotted this sign that we made 
and gifted to my Mother-in-law for Christmas.

Well....if I'm being completely honest,
it wasn't actually given to her until January.

But it's the thought that counts, right?

She had been looking for a sign to put in her house that said, 
"Nice Matters".

So we decided to make one for her.


Turned out pretty cute, if I must say so myself.

I love this saying,
and I love that she has it prominently displayed in her home.

Nice really DOES matter!




Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Reclaimed Wood Rooster Decor


When my sister-in-law and I first started our hobby with reclaimed wood,
I decided to make something I've wanted to put in my kitchen for a while now...
a rooster silhouette!

Isn't it cute?!

All I did was find a rooster silhouette online that I liked,
printed it out, traced around it, then hand-painted it on the wood.
After it dried I sanded over it to give it more of a distressed look,
then tied some jute around the wood to finish it off,

My rooster is one of my favorite decorations in the kitchen :)



Friday, March 11, 2016

Reclaimed Wood Signs


Just wanted to share a few more signs 
that my sister-in-law and I made 
for our boutique clear back in December.

We get most of our ideas from Pinterest,
but tweak them a little bit to put our spin on them.
Love how these bigger signs turned out!

This is our 'hello' banner sign. 
The idea behind this was that the banner could be changed out
with each season, or just left as is.
Isn't it darling?

The banner is a little crooked in the picture {drives me crazy}
but it doesn't really look like that in real life.
We found a burlap banner kit at a scrapbook store
and customized it by painting on the white polka dots.


This next sign is another one of my favorites.
THIS was the inspiration for ours,
but we customized the size and fonts used.

Here's a closer shot of the lights.  
It's hard to tell, but there's a light in the middle of the star too.

We took the winter off and haven't made anything since November.
Now that the weather is getting nicer and it's not so dang cold in my garage,
I think we'll be back at it before too long!




Monday, November 30, 2015

Chalkboards, Shutters, and Signs...Oh My!


Today I'm back, sharing more items 
from MiMi's Boutique Holiday Open House :)
(If you missed my last post, 
my sister-in-law and I held an open house last month 
to sell some items we've made for some extra Christmas cash)

We try to use only reclaimed items,
meaning...we find things at thrift stores 
or yard sales and repurpose them.
We also used pallets, and some old wood from our 
father-in-law's throw away pile.

Here's a few more pictures of our cute stuff :)


 Aren't these chalkboards darling?
My niece did the chalk art on them.
So dang cute!


We rescued some old cupboards from a thrift store,
painted them, and added knobs 
that we also found at a thrift store.



This chicken wire reclaimed wood frame was one of my favorites!
The wreath in the middle just ups the cuteness factor!
The wreaths were made using THIS method.



We made a few of these reclaimed wood JOY signs
and added a wreath in the middle for the 'O'.



Decorative shutters are all over the place right now,
so we had to try our hand at them too!
We made these using pallet wood,
and hung some cute snowflakes
on them that were found at a thrift store.



This is another type of shutter we made.
We added a cute wreath in the middle of this one.



If you've ever gone into a thrift store,
you've noticed there's always LOTS of frames!
We rescued a few and repurposed them 
into these cute button tree frames.
Aren't they adorable?
(sorry about the quality of the pictures...they don't really do these justice!).




We really had a blast making everything!
Our open house went so well,
we've decided to make it a yearly tradition :)

Be sure to check back!
I've got a few more items to share :)






Thursday, November 19, 2015

Reclaimed Wood Christmas Signs


My sister-in-law and I have spent the last couple of months 
making all sorts of cute holiday decor using reclaimed wood.
We have so much fun making things together,
we decided to see if we could make a little extra 
Christmas money by selling the items we've made.

We even came up with a name for our little 'business'.
Her name is Mia, and I'm Misty,
so together we are
MiMi's Boutique.
Pretty cute, right?

We held an open house last weekend at her house,
and it was SO MUCH FUN!

We sold quite a few of our items,
and had a bit left over too.

It was a learning experience,
and we'll know what not to do next time :)

Over the next couple of days, I'll be sharing pictures of the items we made.
I apologize in advance for the low-quality photos.
I didn't think about taking pictures before-hand,
so ended up using my cell phone.
I'll know better for next time ;)

First up.....
our reclaimed wood Christmas signs!


These were some of the smaller items at our open house.
To make them, we found images that we liked,
printed them on paper,
traced them onto the wood,
then used a paint pen to fill the traced images in.




This isn't a great picture,
but our 'Merry & Bright' was my most favorite little sign!
Isn't it so fun?!

Cute stuff, right?
It was REALLY hard to not just keep everything for ourselves :)





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