Friday, July 22, 2011

friday creative

today's project is little something i've been working on for my studio, an inspiration board & photo display made from a vintage drying rack! i came across this totally cute idea while flipping through a magazine a few months ago (please help me if you know which one because i can't remember), and then when i found a vintage drying rack at the retreat vintage market from sweet fellow vendor, hello again, i had to do this! ok, i'll be honest, i had to ask my wonderful husband to help me mount the delicate vintage rack to the wall without destroying it. he added a support bar to the top and secured it to the wall with screws (into studs). and we also trimmed the legs a bit too.

once the vintage rack was hanging from the wall, i started to use it to display photos and other bits of paper inspiration with vintage hangers, extra large clips and clothespins. so fun!
happy friday!
xo, carly

Friday, July 8, 2011

friday crave

from the amazing world of etsy and bluebonnetfields junk shop, i'm in love with this...vintage sign/display stands make super cute photo holders and you'll be seeing one show up up in my decor projects soon because i'm not just craving this item, i ordered one!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Friday, July 1, 2011

friday creative

today's project started as a display from last weekend's wonderful retreat vintage market and became a fun permanent display for the skeleton key ornament! the ornaments are great to hang on walls (especially in groups of 3), are adorable as gift tags and of course are cute on trees but now we have a fun way to display them tabletop or on a shelf. supplies:
-large frame (like an 8x10)
-cardboard cut to fit inside frame
-burlap cut to fit inside frame
-your favorite wet adhesive (i recommend gluestick)
-decorative straight pin
-skeleton key ornament (find them in the carly tee design shop)
-small photo (like a 3.5x5 or wallet size)

how to:
-adhere burlap to cardboard and put under some heavy books to dry.
-when burlap-covered cardboard is dry, place inside frame.
-hang skeleton key with a pin and place photo inside key (the bottom of key has been repurposed to included a photo holder).

happy friday!
xo, carly