little Labor day projects

Yesterday was a nice, relaxing day- just the three of us. 
I was able to do a couple fun projects and enjoy the last of our summer sunshine. 
Oregon clouds and rain are on their way!

My flower box by the front door got a little french flair added to it:


and after!

I also worked on the blank wall in our family room.
here's the before:

I moved an old ceiling tin that I got at an architectural salvage yard, to this wall,
painted my thrift store find from a few weeks ago,
and added some dried hydrangeas from my yard...

and I made my little key art this afternoon!
I had a canvas that I wasn't using for anything
(ok, actually I was in an abstract art kind of mood one day, and the painting was horrible,
so I covered it up with this)
 I covered it with some leftover unbleached linen
by stretching it around the canvas, and using a staple gun to secure it...

Then I hot glued these bronzed skeleton keys I found at Real Deals.

Speaking of which, the reason I went into Real Deals was for this:

the cute little sailboat for our bedroom! 
It was originally a dark green, but I painted it sand color to go with our bedroom colors.

...and tomorrow my little girl starts fourth grade!!


  1. Great projects!! I really like the flower box! I hope you and your daughter have a good day! They grow so fast. My daughter started 7th grade today! I kinda miss her! :)

  2. You have been a busy girl! I love all your projects expecially the wall and flower box! How do our kids grow so fast. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. I can't believe Summer is coming to an end- Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Looks like you were busy with projects. I love love the key art. Very cute!

  4. Your new wall display is really nice...fits the room now. You asked where I found the vintage postcards on my blog. I just Google 'free vintage postcards' and a whole bunch of sites will come up with free downloads.

  5. Very cool wall display - the keys are perfect to cover up whatever blunder might have been under them! Have a fun day!

  6. I love the flower box! I'd love it if you'd link up at my Home and Family Friday linky party.



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