Sunday, June 17, 2018

DIY Terra Cotta Woven Planters, Boho Style

Simple DIY fix to adding texture to your home!

You'll need:

Loom loops (otherwise known as potholder loops)

Terra Cotta planters

Dye (if you're Ombre dipping them. I used Ritt navy blue on mine.)

Simply flip the planter over and loop around the base till you have the desired amount of texture and layering you want. The loops at the end of my base are smaller, this keeps them all in place from popping off. If you have issues with them falling off ( I haven't) you can do a small bead of hot glue on the last one.

For the Ombre dyed one create small shallow dye bath, dampen the pot with loops on in water so the dye can climb up the loops creating the Ombre effect. Let the pot sit in the dye bath till the color you like is reached and then lightly rise off and let dry. So many color combinations are possible with this.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wildcrafted Drawing Charcoal

We've been working on making our own drawing charcoal over the last few years here at our homestead. All our charcoal starts as fallen twigs and braches from local trees. Many trees suffered  damaged during an ice storm, so we took advantage of the massive amount of branches we had to process. We spend the summer months carefully stripping the bark off the sticks and getting them ready to fire. After the sticks are processed they're kiln fired in small batches over an open fire pit. At the end of the cool down the sticks are removed and lightly sanded and cut to size. It takes several days to get the end product but we know you'll love it. 

Draw with nature Pine to Paper

* Wild crafted in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains
*  Small Kiln batched over an open fire nestled deep within the forest.
* Locally sourced from various trees, White Pine, Black Cherry, Sugar Maple, White Birch, Aspen and Poplar all giving slightly different tones of black.

* Each batch has a different grouping of drawing charcoal but all within the same amount 8 pieces of similar size.
* Each set has one "big boy" which gives a thick drawing medium
* All orders are packed for gift giving complete with hand dyed paper available in black and indigo at no extra cost * Charcoal is set carefully inside a secure shipping box.

This charcoal was meant to be on your paper. ( My son said that, he's been hard at work prepping the sticks)

About Vine and Stick Charcoal:

Our Charcoal has soft and deep lines that are erased easily and it can be prone to breakage if not carefully handled. Our charcoal ranges from soft and powdery to harder edged lines making it perfect for quick expressive marks but more difficult to use for detailed work, perfect for figure drawing and various still life applications. Great as a mixed medium.

Shop charcoal here

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Friday, January 5, 2018

A Modern Cabin, the Kids Room

UPDATE: I changed my mind, again.... It never fails. Keeping this area as a dinning room. My poor husband lol. 

Everything is still in the works as we renovate our cabin. We moved up to about 860 square feet allowing us to grow from a one bedroom to a three. We're starting the girls room first which was the the old dinning area, very slowly it's transforming into a bedroom. Refinished old cabinets with fresh paint and brass handles. White, grey and gold are the set tones, cork floors and a bright Persian rug warm it up for the girls.

 It's still lacking trim, floors and two more walls enclosing it in. We plan on using pocket doors with frosted glass to utilize floor space and allow light to pass through.

Pillowfort play tent  @ Target

Ideas for the finish:

Curtain possibilities ... Make my own...


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Modern Custom Bed for a Tiny One Bedroom Home

Our cabin is currently 640 sqft for a family of 6. Custom beds became a necessity for utilizing all space in this one bedroom home. We designed and built this out of maple plywood to fit toys, clothes and a custom made Japanese futon mattress. We anchored it into the wall to allow for a more unique design. I added in some glow in the dark stars for good measure.


Other side is custom loft with rock climbing ladder.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Unconventional planters

When typical planters lose interest, anything can be a place a plant calls home.
Tea Kettle

Vintage Mason Jars

Vintage jelly strainer

Coffee percolator

Old silver metal bowls