8/29/14

I'm thinking of a new DIY project- a denim strip or square rug

I saw this the other day.....


Think I can do this? I would love to have this....I just wonder HOW many jeans would be needed to do this? 

8/26/14

Bedroom project trial ideas...step 1

(cross posted over at the farmers daughter design)

no. Forget that, step 2. Step one was the mood board. Step 2 is this question.....

Do I even like the look I picked out? I have to say......

I do.  I still have to paint- so the room itself is still green...but I bought a sample and tried out "Man Cave" and I like it. It's DARK. It's going to take a lot of time to get used to..... and before I paint I really have to decide if I want it dark or go with white..... but I really think it's time to visit the dark side...

so here are some pictures of my initial trial run...

wait. Just in case you forgot....here is the sample board first...


and here is my trial run (minus paint color) 



The picture of the boy at the beach is leaving.... I don't know if another set of antlers will go there or a painting....


This is my favorite lamp. I love it. 


this is the paint sample near the UGLY carpeting. We have to keep the carpet. The roof estimate just came in over 8 grand. I need a roof more than I need a better looking floor. 



Possible art choices....

what do you think? I need to get the paint before September 3 so I can get the rebate..... I am so cheap. 

later! 

8/18/14

I'm building a fire pit

I'm pretty sure my arms are going to fall off.I will have pictures later I forgot to take a before so forgive Me.

8/12/14

Two possible paint colors for the bedroom project....




Man Cave and Weather Vane. I like them both. They even go with the ugly ass carpeting (which I might not have any budget to fix as the roof estimate just came in - Holy Moly!)  


They both go with BOTH fabrics I use behind my headboard. They do NOT particularly go with the large art on the wall- but I have an entire room of art I could choose from so that isn't a high priority. I think they would both look nice with either light OR dark drapery......

thoughts? ideas? Am I crazy to go so dark/grey/etc? 

8/11/14

I am going to have a big bedroom project coming up.....

I put up my before, before pictures on my other blog here...http://thefarmersdaugherdesign.blogspot.com/ .

They are before, before pictures. I am still in the pre planning stage...so all ideas or comments are invited and welcomed. I have to pick out paint, flooring, curtains, bedding and accessories. I plan on doing it this weekend.....

here is one picture to give you an idea of what I"m working with.......there are more here.....


I liked it when I did it (except that floor- wow is that ugly- but I'm bored now, and need change.


8/10/14

It's just another weekend at the beach.....

I am going to be very sad for school to start again....



we are so lucky to have the great beaches and water, and to live so close to them......



8/3/14

We skipped out for the weekend.......

we skipped out high school reunion this weekend- ran away and spent it at the beach...



This is Walloon lake, of Hemingway fame . 

It was wonderful. 

I will be back this week. 

Enjoy!! 

7/20/14

Beating the odds and doing what I love all at the same time

Beating the odds, one day at a time....

Today is the start of year 12 of my marriage. It's been a good run all in all so far. We're looking forward to many more years (hopefully as good or better than the last 11)! 

We ate out, went to the beach, and some small town festivals. We ate fish and baked goods created by elderly church ladies.  We had a FANTASTIC pizza one night......and we even gambled at a casino- and won!  All in all a success all the way around.  

So first, here is some of what we looked at... 

our view from lunch..... 

pretty cool huh? We're so lucky that we live by some of the nicest beaches in the state..... 

We also went to see Murals made by WPA workers 



and then we saw a big yellow dino wandering around.... 


BUT 

it wasn't all fun and games. We did do a bit of pickin along the way..... 


I got a wonderful Turkish rug

a very scary evil oil painting, 

a concert poster from Widespread Panic 

a cool vintage typewriter



a VERY busted up Selig chair from Denmark (for free) that will be my newest project chair

and a rustic wood folding table with some rug beaters and other assorted metal things.... 


(ignore the saw and stuff, we're building a new porch) 


All in all, a very fun, successful weekend !! 

oh- I forgot- two vintage Steelcase end tables too.... 

sorry that's a crappy picture! 

posted on my other blogs too..... 

7/14/14

Somehow I lost my way


I used to blog religiously. I used to facebook, pinterst, twitter and tumblr. Instagram was my friend. I jumped on the vine……. now. Nothing. I use my Flickr account a bit, and keep up with family on Facebook. Real life got in the way..and I am NOT sorry about that.

We started a small business- selling vintage furniture and fabric- that is taking off.  I taught elementary art classes last year. We did some work to our home. I traveled a bit. But the big thing, my son is going into middle school. MIDDLE SCHOOL. How that hell did that happen? I don’t know. Time flies. 

I can’t say if I will blog again. I might. Winters are long here, and my days are going to be empty. No job, no kid at home, and the Mr. is going to travel more for his work this fall/winter. I can only paint so much….. If I can fully understand what I want to say and how I want to say it, I will be back. 

Or, I’ll just post some snarky photo. There’s always that. 

1/11/14

We have a new cat.....

This is Spinx,

Our new cat. 


He showed up at our house (as abandoned cats will do) and he never left. We asked around our little village and no one fessed up to owning him. He lived outside in a hay bale palace  until two weeks ago, when it got down to -40 degrees outside. 

We took him to the vet, got his coins removed from his coin purse, and got him tested and  vaccinated . In addition, he had a infection in his face that we had fixed, and a raging case of fleas that we had exterminated. 

Now he's inside. He's a Red Point.  Very friendly (he went sledding with the boys ON the sleds), VERY VOCAL, very needy. All in all, a good boy. 

And now, we have two cats..... as here is the last stray I took in... 


They are still getting used to each other. 


12/25/13

Merry freakin Christmas.

I'm working on getting my life together...this past year has been.....fractured. I've been....flighty. Unfocused. I am hoping I can pull it together for 2014.....

We had a good Christmas with lots of gifts and family. The boy got a new camera (at 9 he has the same camera as I do) and he's been having fun taking pictures and videos- and exploring photo shop.


I might not get my computer back this break. 

But, that's ok. This is the time to expand his horizons. 


Merry Christmas, from the entire Farmers family. Even the cat.

11/8/13

My new hair... I did it.

Before- It wasn't bad...but it wasn't all that good either.




After. 
I think it's better. 4 + inches gone. I swear it's even, it's just how I was holding my head. I hate selfies...I am about the most un- photogenic person I know.  That is not fishing for compliments. It's a fact. Photos always catch me making some oddball face and I look like I have a tic. 


This doesn't suck though. I can live with this. 

11/3/13

8/13/13

I am so bad....

Really, really bad. Life kicked me in the buttocks. I let it. I can say that real life got busy...but doesn't it for everyone? Well, here goes....
We've been busy. Really, really busy. Kid, camps, antique markets, gardening, picking. You name it. But we've had fun..

We've been to museums....
 We got another outdoor kittie....


We bought some awesome mid century vintage furniture



Darth Kittie is still going strong..... 



We bought some more furniture to fix up....

There was golf camp AND basketball camp this summer.... 


There were ballgames...this is my Mr. throwing out a first ball this year..... 

We have also had 2 yard sales, all of our family come to visit....ALL of it..... and the boy and I are getting ready to go on our final vacation before school starts up again. PLUS, we still have 2 antique shows to do this season.....

I'll try to be better. I have some projects to do this year. I want to share.....

4/12/13

The older I get

the more real life is kicking me in the butt.

It is yet ANOTHER snow/ice day here. Yes, in April. We got about 3/4 of an inch of ice last night and then it got covered up with snow.

Yippie.

So, here's my update. I've been busy. Really busy. Buying and organizing our stuff so that we can set up the last weekend of this month at an antique show (and it's outside...so it better get warmer and drier soon).

We got a few things....

Vintage photos and danish modern chairs.... 


a Selig chair (that needs to be refinished) 


Mid century fabric that will be used in (very large) art piece... 


a LOT of vintage clothing


and vintage cookware.... 


In addition, the boy and I went on a road trip for Spring break... 


We went down to the Armstrong Space Museum... 


and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg  museum



The orange car is Frank Lloyd Wrights car that he loved..


I wasn't sure if the boy would love this place, but he did.This summer we're going to the  Kruse Automotive museum...  and see more cars.... 

So that's been my two AWOL weeks. I'm getting the house back in order, catching up on school and trying not to be too depressed over the spring of ice and snow.... 

More soon. Really.