Update on Daughter’s Master Bedroom

A few months ago, Daughter shared her mood board for her revamped Master Bedroom. Well, we’ve worked on the room little by little and although it is incomplete, we thought we share our progress. Here is the original post: Daughter’s Master Bedroom Mood Board.

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{DIY} Mosaic Tables

Remember when we created the DIY Concrete Garden Leaves at a Blue Hair Craft Day? Well, our second project was designing Mosaic Tables! This was our first time attempting a mosaic project but luckily, we had our fearless leader, Dianne, to ease any worries!

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Rewind a few months – The Blue Hairs have been discussing this project for some time. Over a few months, each lady collected a ‘project’ table. One came from a yard sale, another selected from an antique store, another was saved from the donation pile and one was a family hand-me-down. The table selection is important, you’ll want a glass or wood top and preferably, with a slightly raised rim.

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Things we love: Scalloped Edges

We are loving this cooler Georgia weather! In the mountains, the morning low was around 60 degrees today and it’s mid-July. We are taking advantage  — gardening, painting furniture, al fresco dining, and DIYing until our hearts content!

This past weekend, we went mission shopping. We each had a long list of items and we methodically checked off each one.  Luckily, we were able to find almost everything we needed — fabric, pillows, lampshades, art frames, etc. A long, successful day!

While Georgia was purchasing some crazy gorgeous pillows from Pottery Barn Outlet, Daughter picked up the new PB Teen catalog. Later that night, Daughter soaked in the delightful weather and sipped her favorite wine on the back deck. She browsed the PB Teen catalog and page after page, she kept noticing one thing: Scalloped Edges!

And it reminded her of the DIY Thrift Store Bulletin Board that she completed for Georgia’s home office. The frame was only $8 and with a little TLC, the entire project cost about $25. Compare that to the Potterybarn’s price of $200!

georgia & daughter: DIY Scallop Edge Bulletin Board

In case you need a history lesson today, the definition of Scalloped is to edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections. The curved projections can be seen on live, free-swimming marine mollusks, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern. Otherwise known as Scallops. (Free Dictionary). Case in point – see the photo below.

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We still LOVE scalloped edges and we’ve rounded up (pun intended!) a few of our favorite finds:

Grace Happens Scallop CurtainsScallop curtains by Grace Happens

PB Teen Scallop Statement PinboardPB Teen Scallop Statement Pinboard

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Yellow Scallop Edge Quilt

PB Teen Scallop Gold Leaf MirrorPB Teen Scallop Gold Leaf Mirror

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Crane & Canopy Coral Scalloped Embroidered Sheet Set

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Martha Stewart Collection Scalloped Cake Stand

PB Teen The Emily + Meritt Scallop Statement Pinboard

PB Teen The Emily + Meritt Scallop Statement Pinboard

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Scallop Headboard featured in Better Homes & Gardens

Scalloped edges can be used in every design aesthetics – traditional, country, or modern. They are versatile and give character to any piece. We love both regular scalloped edges such as the curtains or sheet set shown above or the more updated, inverted scalloped edge shown on the Potterybard Teen’s pinboards.

Do you have any scalloped edging in your home?

~georgia & daughter

DIY Concrete Garden Leaves

Thank you for all of your kind comments on the July 4th Marquee sign. It was a huge hit at the family cabin. As you can see from the photos below, the marquee was gorgeous both during the day and evening!

georgia & daughter: {DIY} USA Marquee Sign

 

georgia & daughter: {DIY} USA Marquee Sign

Sigh, the July 4th holiday is over but we look forward to the end of summer and new projects!

A few weeks ago, the Blue Hairs and Daughter were able to gather for a craft day. The gals worked on two different projects. We’ll reveal the other project next week but for today, we want to highlight a new DIY project that solves a garden design dilemma.

Everyone has these not-so-pretty drainage spout catchalls. Yes, they are functional but the design is just blah. There just has to be a better solution!

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{DIY} USA Marquee Lights

We sincerely apologize. We promised this project on Monday but we hit a few bumps in the road and couldn’t complete the project until yesterday.

The July 4th holiday is finally upon us and Daughter wanted to create something grand for the occasion. Every year, Daughter and her husband’s family spend the All-American weekend in the quaint town of McCayesville, GA where a family member has a beautiful river front home. The home is spectacular with a full size pool and an outdoor ‘man cave’ (complete with a wet bar and outdoor TV) overlooking the river. It truly is a special place and the family has shared many wonderful moments there.

Daughter went searching for a ‘grand’ project to bring to the celebration. Something fun, bright and picture worthy. The gang usually hangs out by the pool all day and night so she wanted something for poolside. She started on Pinterest and was immediately inspired by Dolen Diaries DIY Outdoor Marquee Light.

DIY Outdoor Marquee Light

Daughter imagined creating a Marquee Sign with letters U – S – A. It would be the perfect backdrop against the mountain home’s pool fence. She enlisted her husband’s assistance and they created a plan.

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