Gathrin: Not more Bunting? Here's how you can make your own...

Gathrin: Not more Bunting? Here's how you can make your own...: Bunting, bunting, bunting............... I have a love hate relationship with bunting.  I'm not sure when it started but I do know wh...

Quirky distressed table made from a door

I have a beautiful front deck on my old house but had no table to do it justice.  So project 'find old door' started.  I have always wanted to have a go at making a gorgeous old door into a long table so now I had my chance....

First I needed to find myself an old door.  Onto Ebay I went......nothing..........then gumtree.......two old doors up for sale in my local area!!!!! I went and looked at them to make sure they were sturdy and in fairly good nick and much to my delight they were...SOLD.  Two old doors were now mine.
old doors found! back of door
front of door
Remove door knobs for sanding. You can put back after if you like (great for hanging handbags on).  Start sanding to give distressed look
that's enough sanding. 
found some old floor board to make legs from. Measure and cut. Ethan is helping daddy with this job.
circular saw does make cutting legs easy.
always wear safety gear!!

Create a box around frame to attach legs to the underside.
Nail legs to box.
all four legs on and table in place!! I then used a clear natural wax to protect the surface.
Now we have a great place to eat, drink and be merry.

give it a go

Leis xx

Coat hanger

We have now been at out new old country home for 2 months and we are continually finding little treasures around the place.  The latest find was some old wood painted white.  I knew exactly what we  could do with that!!!

Attached to wall with screws and then hide screws with the new hooks. 

My sexy man doing manly things. I decided on just three hooks. 

Too easy!

hang hats, bags, jackets, scarves to add a lived in feel to the room.

I just cleaned the wood and sanded off any sharp bits (the wood was already painted). Looks like it's been there for years.

Leis xx

Easy DIY Rustic Christmas Wreath

So I'm finally settling in to our new home and I've just realised it's almost Christmas!!!!! Freak out!!!!! The whole family is coming to stay out in the country with us so I wanted to add something simple to say it's Christmas time at our house.

I've always wanted to make a wreath but I've never really seen one that I love that is easier enough to make.  So when I saw a wreath made out of ribbons it gave me an idea!

I'll make a Rustic Hessian Wreath using the same principles and it only takes an hour, if that!! So easy!!

Here it is......why not follow instructions below and give it a go!!

What you need
Hessian material cut up into strips (2cm wide X 60cm long)
Some red ribbon or red material cut up into strips
a wire or plastic ring (I'm using an old lamp shade ring 25cm diameter)

tie the hessian strips onto the wire frame in a bow
slide bows along wire frame so they are nice and close together
tie red ribbon or red material strips in also. My Son stole my red material after that photos and cut it up, so I was left with ribbon only. Would look amazing with red material so yours will look much better then mine!!
Move bows around until you are happy with placement
Hang finished wreath on front door and be amazed at how talented you are!!

Send me a photo of your attempts!!