Saturday, April 5, 2008

It's all in the details...

Apparently, we are supposed to have our house numbers on our "neighborhood all matches and you have to purchase them from the developer" mailboxes. The mailbox sits on a really nice black iron decorative post. It should be since it cost $400.00. Anyway, I was having a hard time finding numbers because most of them are black (which obviously wouldn't show up on a black mailbox) or they are the reflective gold ones. Well, those gold ones were just not going to work out for me. So... I grabbed my SW Sycamore Tan leftover house paint and used a paper towel to paint over the black ones. Much better. Then I used the same paint to paint over our navy "South Carolina palm tree" mailbox flag from our old house. You see, we used to have a navy door and navy shutters on our old house so, of course, our mailbox flag was navy. Our friend started this mailbox flag company while his pregnant wife of only about one year was dying of cancer. They came up with the idea while he was staying with her in the hospital. She passed away along with his unborn child. He continued on to get a patent for their idea, and donates part of the money he makes to cancer research. So incredibly inspiring!

Kinda large, but I like them.
I couldn't find any outdoor pillows that I loved, so I just made some. I found these red ticking stripe napkins on clearance at Pottery Barn, and they just happened to match the red ticking stripe ribbon that I am going to put on the wreath that I am making for my front door. Since I don't know how to sew (MUST take lessons), I just safety pinned them together. I figured it was a good idea since I would need to take them off to wash them:)
They were just too darn plain, so I decided to hot glue this trim on them.
Much better, but I think I am going to have to add a big fat monogram to them.
Here's the goodies for the wreath. Notice the ribbon? I'll have to post the finished wreath later. I don't think I'm ever going to run out of projects that I want to do for my house!! I'm lovin' being crafty again!!
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8 comments:

Jeffcoat House said...

I'm lovin' the large letters and of course you need a big ole' monogram on those pillows!

THE TATTERED NEST said...

It is amazing how a little glue and some trim can add so much to a pillow! yes. do the monogram...Your house is beautiful!

Mari said...

I love it! I'm going to start calling Martha!

Terri said...

I just read the 30 things about you and now I see that you have a degree in home interior - that explains how you're so crafty. I love the ideas you come up with. It looks great!

Abby and Reese said...

Love it all, nice work with the hot glue!

Melissa said...

May I borrow just a smidge of your craftiness! I have zero. Pillows and house numbers look fab!

Dena said...

you is sooo crafty!

Hipmomofboyz said...

Love your blog,,,very cute