Sunday, January 6, 2013

Old door put to good use

Hey, come on over to my new website and check out what I did with an old door! shabbygalsnest.com  Traci

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays

Hope you all have a wondeful Holiday! Come visit me at my new web site, www.shabbygalsnest.com  Happy New Year too! Traci

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Time to move on

I have posted this before but want to let you all know I have moved to wordpress. I was having issues with blogspot so decided to move my blog. I hope you will pop over and see me Shabbygalsnest. Hope everyone is enjoying this special time of year! Traci

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I have moved

After much thought I have decided to move ny blog to wordpress. I hope you all will follow me there! See you there!Shabbygalsnest

Monday, November 19, 2012

Junk Jubilee Jingle

Sorry I have been out of the loop for so long! I had a show this past weekend called Junk Jubilee Jingle it is a big deal for us here in Iowa. So I have been putting in some long hours and long nights for it! It was all so worth it though! I had an awesome time. I love meeting creative people and seeing what they bring to life. I had so much great feedback and compliments it makes it all worth it! I don't love doing shows but I have decided to just do some of the big ones and limit the amount I do so I don't kill myself off. I really respect those who do all the shows they can. It is a lot of work and time.

The dresser I got the idea from a talented blogger on her blog blissranch. It was bought by a photographer she loved it!


The table we made from a trash receptacle holder made from rebarb. We put old barn wood on the top and I did the typography on the top inspired from a feed sack. 

 I did a few of these wreaths finally! I had seen them everywhere and finally took the time. If you attempt one I would suggest a low temp glue gun! My poor fingers were burnt so bad not sure I have fingerprints left!
The fireplace mantle was thanks to the help of hubby. I had to tell him how talented he was and cheer him on but it got done. I couldn't do it without him!

Believe it or not my hubs put the letters to spell men and some lady thought it was hilarious and had to have it to put over her hubs man cave. Once again thanks hubby!

 The chicken coop coffee table was a hit everyone loved it and it went home with someone who couldn't stop coming by to look at it. Glad it went to a good home to be loved! Sometimes I feel like you put a lot of time and effort into these projects and want them to go to good homes where they will be loved. 
The lovely armoire was the first thing to sell.
Now that it is all done I feel happy and relieved to have a little breather. Now I have a few free days to get ready for the holidays. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and friends. Bring on the turkey! Traci

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fly High

I had a friend recently call me. Her mom had passed away and she was trying to get rid of stuff as her mom was a hoarder and I mean a real one! She had stuff everywhere you had to move things to get around the room. The day I went to check out some pieces she thought I might be interested in they were in the process of moving a metal cabinet that I have no idea where it was kept it was so large they had to take doors off and move out the washer and dryer to get it out! In the process of that they found a cat hiding behind the washer, They had already found five other cats that had to be taken to the vet, So you can imagine the smell in the house! I felt so bad for her to have to deal with this.
I did get a piece of furniture from her that I love! It was an armoire that she didn't even know her mom had gotten. I just loved the shape and curves on it. It had a lot of potential! Of course I had to figure out how to get that smell out of it!



  
After a thorough cleaning I primered, painted shabbied and decided to write on the doors a phrase I recently saw and thought it was very moving.
 It is kinda what I feel like right now with my business. I have done things I never thought I could. Pushed myself beyond limits I didn't think I could, I had to step outside my comfy zone and sometimes worry is this the right thing for me?? 






 Through it all I have grown in ways I never anticipated, So I hope you can do this too! What is holding you back? Get out there and live your dream!

Until you spread your wings you will have no idea how far you can fly!   Traci

I will be sharing at The shabby Creek Transformation Thursday
Thursday Favorite things

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blue and cream Hutch

I can hardly believe it is Thursday this week. Seems time just flies by whether your having fun or not! I got a lot of projects done this week but I'm only sharing one. We have a big show coming up in a few weeks and I kinda want to keep things under wraps!
Last weekend Hubs and I got away to celebrate our second anniversary. We went to Galena and stayed in a fabulous B&B. It is called Ryan's mansion. Very nice and they served amazing delicious breakfasts!

As usual I wait til no one is around to snap our pic so the lovely arm stretch pic!



This mansion  was amazing with beautiful rooms! I truly did not want to come home after this stay! A girl can get used to this kind of treatment!

Well needless to say I did come home. I got this hutch done and ready for a new home!!

As you can see it was a boring 60's blonde hutch! Which I painted and shabbied into this!








I will be sharing over at:
Transformation-thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
redoux interiors