DIY Custom Burlap Memo Board

We have so many things to finish at the new studio, but it gives us a chance to blog about some easy DIY projects. This particular one was inspired by a pin found on Pinterest by Two Twenty One. My was just a wee bit different. You know I have to be different. I couldn’t simply follow the instructions. I always need to reinvent the wheel. So here is what I did…

DIY memo board

1. 1 Yard Burlap Fabric…I had some left over burlap fabric with super cute white dots that I’m using for my cornice boards (posting later this week)

2. I bought a cheap cork board in Jo-Anns (with coupon $7)

burlap pin board1 copy

3. Then I cut the burlap to size allowing for enough to wrap to the back of the frame.

4. Apply Mod Podge over the entire cork board including the frame.

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5. Place fabric over cork board. Smooth out fabric. Allow a few minutes to dry.

6. Tack in nail heads skipping space equal to size one nail head. I laid one in between for easy guide. I used some french nail heads from a previous headboard project. They were WAY too long, but I wasn’t about to buy more when I have a 1,000 of these left over.

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7. Apply more Mod Podge to top of fabric. Allowed to dry.

8. Staple the fabric to the back side of frame with staple gun.

9. Cut off excess nail on nail head. If you’re using normal size nail head or tacks this step in not necessary. I’m just frugal and use what I have lying around.

burlap pin board 5 copy

10. Pin stuff on board (old school style) and enjoy!

memo board2 copy

hfj vintage office copy

Check back later this week for my post about creating a vintage office on the cheap!!!


Inventory Ready To Be ReDesigned

The warehouse is filling up with pieces waiting to be ReDesigned. Here are a few of them…

New Loot! French Market Style

I have spent the last couple days changing out my “girly” booth to reflect more of the French Market Style that I love.  As some of you might already know, I have multiple design personalities and they frequently fight with each other. Sometimes I try to mix them all together and it works, other times it drives me nuts. Currently, I have my “guy” booth and my “girly” booth.

This is my “French Market Style” booth. This style might be confused with Shabby Chic, but it’s a bit more rustic in it’s color palette. It’s more burlap than lace and a little less delicate.

My ReDesigned

“Juliette” bed turned out amazing. She is perfectly imperfect.

So that is a glimpse at my girly side and here is the other side…

Rustic ranch with warm tones, bright colors and funky cowboy junk.

That’s me…eclectic to the max.

Y’all have a great weekend and good luck junkin’


Art Around Town {& New Loot}

I wanted to remind y’all about the Art Around Town event tomorrow night in Tavares. Make sure that you stop by the Tavares Antique Mall and say hey to me. I will be hangin’ out in my booth. Y’all come on by!

Also, here are some new goodies…

I call this style…Old Hollywood Glam Revival. It’s 2011 Glammy. (yes, I watch the show Jerseylicious)

The chairs are carved Spanish -Old World style. I have 1 arm chair and 4 side chairs. They are covered in burlap and have a dry brush chippy paint that I chose to keep.

I have a lot more new loot to post later today…



We Have Moved In {Tavares Antique Mall}

Were Here…

and just in time for all of you that are out antiquing and junkin’ this weekend during the Renningers Antique Extravaganza. The Tavares Antique Mall is only 15 minutes away from the Mount Dora Event.

Good Luck Junkin’


Were Moving In {To The Tavares Antique Mall}

We have a major announcement

We will be moving into the Tavares Antique Mall beginning on Jan 18th and will be ready for the Art Around Town Event Jan. 21st @ 5:30. This is a great event and we are very excited to be showing off our booth for the first time at this event.

Come out and see our booth and  join us for a really fun event.


Gypsyfied Finds {yes it’s a word…at least in my vocab}

I finished a few more of my smaller pieces yesterday…just in time to get MORE good junk to refinish. I picked up some great stuff last night and tomorrow should bring more good loot my way.


Not Too Shabby Bench $29

"Dont Forget to be Shabby" Memo Board $19

My Little Alamo Curio Cabinet $29

Detail of My Little Alamo

Turquesa Grande Memo Board $49

Detail of Turquesa Grande Memo Board

Oodles of Skittle Candle Holders $9-12 each

Thanks for checkin out my loot. There is more to come tomorrow.

Black and Burlap Chair and Stool

In case you didn’t know, I love burlap.  I use it on everything because it goes with almost everything. Here is a cute little chair and stool that has been painted black, distressed and topped with my fave material…you guessed it…Burlap!


Black and Burlap Beauty

"Prop your feet up and stay a spell" stool