Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My daughter brings music to my life - sneak peak

So, I'm actually not ready to do a whole room reveal, because, as usual, it's only partially finished. (And, as a typical 18 year old, it's also a MESS!)  But a Facebook friend, Kristine McKay and someone whose ideas I just love did a segment on one of my favorite shows (Studio 5) today about music crafts, so I am blogging a little about our projects, mainly to share with Kristine :-)

A couple years ago, while my daughter was off with friends for a couple weeks, my husband and I decided to surprise her with a room makeover.  It was still in the Raggedy Ann motif of her infancy, and at almost 16, she really deserved a more grown up, fun look.  She loves music and is an awesome percussionist.  With a little help from her mommy and a teacher, she has basically taught herself piano and she is also pretty good on the flute.  So, we decided to do the makeover in red, white and black.  It would incorporate Broadway musicals (one of our passions) and an overall musical theme.  One of the things we decided that would be fun to do would be to create a keyboard on one of her walls.

We have finishing touches to put on it, but I think it turned out AWESOME.  I just love seeing it on the wall.  To add dimension, I asked the Cowboy (who was wearing his Handyman cap) to cut pieces of balsa wood for the black keys of the keyboard.  It really pops!  I hope to finish this room in the next couple weeks so I can show you how cool all the little touches are.  Sorry about the picture.  I don't have a wide enough angle on my lens, but you get the picture!  (Pun intended .)


Linking to:

Think Pink Sundays@Flamingo Toes
Elizabeth & Co
Catch a Glimpse@A Glimpse Inside
TheGirlCreative - Just Something I Whipped Up
Man Up/Link Up - So I Married a Craft Blogger
Finding Fabulous
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fun Finds on Friday!

I found some really fun things this weekend and got some great deals!  In addition to what is in the picture, a lady gave me an antique chair that needs to be refinished - FREE.  How I LOVE that word!  Most of what I found this weekend will be for personal use or ebay/craigslist reselling, but I am going to re-purpose the records, wine rack and plate holders in the near future. I haven't decided whether or not to re-purpose the vintage spice rack for my craft room or sell it.

What you see below is a vintage magazine holder, vintage spice rack, two iron plate displays, antique bed warmer, wine rack, antique bellows, 2 music CD's, cribbage game and two Fossil purses.  I got all this, plus my antique chair and an unpictured vintage first aid kit and crowbar for a mere $26!

My daughter took a look at the floral Fossil purse, and promptly stole it from me.  I'd say she probably got the best deal of all!  It's great fun to have your 18 year old prodigy get a kick out of my new hobby.  She even accompanies me on some of my garage sale adventures and is starting to think like her mommy.  A proud moment for me (smile).  What's even more fun, my Friday adventure was done with my favorite Cowboy.  He found and purchased the vintage first aid kit.  How I love that man!


So, now that I have posted my Friday Finds, I'm going to have to make sure you see them again as new items in Trash to Treasure!
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