Friday, February 17, 2017

COME SEE WHATS NEW .....accent walls and more!

Welcome friends.....so happy you could stop in today! We have been busy here doing many home repairs and getting things in order for the super hot summer ahead of us. To me nothing makes more of an impact than an accent wall. With just a lick of paint and a little imagination you can transform any room into a beautiful place to enjoy with family and friends. The only problem is a huge 70" 3-D tv ...and trust me there is no way its leaving. That is Mr. Sweet Tea's pride and joy! So I have to decorate around it and that is a super challenge. So grab a cup of coffee and let me show you around  .......






 This was a simple fix for a very tired wall, I simply taped off some dividing lines and used a dark chestnut color and painted it up. When it was completely dried I simply peeled the painters tape and it gives the illusion of slats of wood. So the original paint color is visible when the tape is removed. I did this in just a few hours.










 




I left the adjacent wall the brick which I shared some time ago. I added some shelves for interest and I thought it would be a great way to display all my collectibles.







 











 When I see that spring is around the corner I love taking out my huge wooden goose.
 
 







 This little vignette is on the kitchen butcher block corner...Spring means birds to me.



 This is an old red tool box set upside down with my favorite flowers and a collectible dish. You all know how I love decorating up my stove.



 You seen this before it is actually the bottom part of a bakers rack. Its slim body allows for a great island area for prepping food, with a lick of my favorite paint and a little stenciling it fits perfect.

A look at the living room when you enter through the kitchen. The room is large enough to hold the whole big family.




 I decided to use my barn light over the island for that bit of extra light ....the kitchen is not that bright seeing the only window looks out to the porch.



 
 

These cute flowers are just the tips that have fallen from the whole flower...if you check the stores you can find them sometimes bagged up and very inexpensive, they are just pieces that separate .I have filled little fluted tins with them. I had a vintage picture frame that had fallen apart so I added it to the perimeter of the window.




I sewed this little lace shade for some pretty.






















I do hope you enjoyed this  today! Thank you for stopping in!



Lisa

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Red and White Cow picture, a Pier 1 knock off

Hi There, nice of you to stop in......hopefully your weather is not too bad where you live. I am sorry to say I feel bad for the vacationers that pay so much money to visit Florida cause you know that Sunshine? Well some days we have had really cold weather I checked the temp coming out of the restaurant and it was in the forties, not good if you are here to swim , boat and get sun drenched.

I had been scanning the online shop of Pier 1 Imports and I found this lovely farmhouse Cow picture that I just had to have....you know that feeling when your mind is made up ? no matter what the cost. So I got to really looking at it and decided that it was really easy to make myself.....so that's what I did. I studied it for a time then gathered a scrap of wood ,paints and some sandpaper and got busy. The first step is painting the whole board red, I then took a ruler and swiped indentations so that the wood would look old and not flat. Next I drew the cow with some chalk. Painted the cow a ream color. I added the Farmhouse words and dated it but I did change that up a bit.

 
 
 
I sanded here and there to make it appear to be vintage.
 
This was an easy remake, I would like to do a pig and rooster as well. Is this something you think you will try? Just two colors and a good size piece of scrap wood.
 
Thanks so much for stopping on in today!
Lisa

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A FARMHOUSE CRAFTED ROOSTER...EASY AS PIE

Well hello there, happy you could stop on by. I have been scanning the sheds for some old wood. I was thinking Rooster, so I found a large old piece that would be perfect. I rounded up my Jig Saw which I think all woman should own one. They are inexpensive and handy for most projects using wood. But like with all power tools wear safety glasses and be cautious.  So after gathering everything I began by drawing an out line of a huge rooster. You can use the internet or magazines to get an idea or two. I used chalk so I could erase if needed so finally I got just the outline that I was seeking. So I began to cut with my Jig Saw.  Once it was cut all out I painted the whole form with some home made chalkboard paint. Its very simple just a tad of baking soda to some regular black craft paint.  I wanted something different so I added something unexpected!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

ITS A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AT SWEET TEA N' SALTY AIR! COME ON IN.............

Welcome everyone! It's finally Christmas here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air, a time for  rejoice, and happiness to share with family and friends! Traditions are also kept such as here every Christmas morning I make homemade cinnamon buns a sweet doe recipe from my late gram. Well what are you waiting for come on in!
























Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Epsom Salt is a great way to mimic ice for decorating

I just love decorating my lanterns for the holidays, I was to Walmart and picked up some Epsom Salts....not because I need to soak in it but because it is a wonderful substitute for ice.



 Its a mere 1.00 for 1 lb.
 I found a cute tin owl ornament that I have perched on a candle holder I filled the bottom with the Epsom Salts and added a tealight.








 Just A bit of greenery, a snowflake and a plaid ribbon

 Looks so much like the ice that you scrape from your car windshield I do miss the snow days but not the scraping of the car windshield. I do recommend keeping the salt away from pets and children if you do decide to use it in your seasonal décor.
                                                         Thanks for stopping by today!
                                                                            Lisa
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

FAUX BIRCH TWIG STARS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE MADE FROM .....BROWN PAPER GROCERY BAGS!

Hi there...happy to share this totally free craft with you today. As you know I have done many craft projects using brown grocery bags through the years, today I am sharing a twig star ornament that will look wonderful on your tree especially if you are going for the cabin or lodge theme this Christmas. So lets get started.........

 So start by flattening your sack
 cut 5 pieces about 21/2 by 5 or so try not to cut them all the same exact size because after all twigs are not all the same size and we are trying to keep it real as possible
 Now take a pencil or dowel and start to wrap it from one end
 The pencil will drop out and them simply tape it at each end
 so now you have 5 faux twigs
 Don't be laughing at my small glue gun its been through the mill so to speak and burned me dozens of times lol  Anyway you will start to for the star by using hot glue
 After I glued it I rested a light piece of wood to set it you could also use a book. It does not take long about 5 min.

Now this is where it gets real , simply dry brush some white paint lightly around the twig not up and down just as I have done here.









Well there you have it add a ribbon....No cost , cabin like stars!  Hope you will try this easy craft
                                                              Headed for Hobby Lobby !
                                                                             Lisa

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Huge WREATH TO CRAFT FOR YOUR OUTDOOR DECOR FOR UNDER 20$

Hello decorators, inspiration gatherers, crafters!   I have always wanted a good size wreath to hang on the front outside of my home....so I gathered items for under 20$.

 The frame I purchased at Michaels for about 6.50, the scarf ribbon on black Friday for 2.00, the bunch of Christmas flowers 5.00
 The pine garlands A black Friday special also Michaels for 2.00 each and I used 2
 I simply just wove it around twice and attached it with twine.


 I also used a trumpet that I already had along with some dangling pine cones





 It is about 3 and 1/2 ft wide





And here it is hung and accompanied by a JOY banner that I made from some burlap that I had on hand.
 
 And also joined by this snowman aka  Frosty!

So if you dreamed of crafting a large wreath as I had it is not too pricey and makes a wonderful way to express Christmas!

                                                                Happy Crafting!
                                                                      Lisa
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