31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 3 Sew Easy Projects from Fabric Swatches

I’ve shared with you in previous posts about my hoarding issues and I justify my need to keep things by actually doing something creative from time to time. When a friend of mine was cleaning out a closet she tossed about three fabric sample books out in the throw away box, she was more thanContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 3 Sew Easy Projects from Fabric Swatches”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive

I love texture. Love to add texture to objects and love to see texture on objects. To me…texture adds a touch of rustic. Since my world revolves around rustic, I find ways to add texture to just about anything. A few day ago I wanted to make a simple glass votive candle holder, a bitContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 2 Rustic Glass Votive”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 1 $1 frame before & after

Hi there!  Welcome to Rustique Art Blog,  If you are just joining me on my 31 Days of Before & After journey, you’re in for a fun ride.  I love to see what happens when you take something old, worn out and tired and give it new life.  I also love to use things thatContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 1 $1 frame before & after”

skirting an issue & justifying another

I’m a groupie, I’ll admit it. I follow, I browse and glean tons of info from the blogs I follow. I have one or two blogs I read everyday, don’t always comment but I read and take note of topics I want to come back to. That is why, for me anyway, that I oftenContinue reading “skirting an issue & justifying another”

a before & after to be continued

I was just about to fix dinner and the only person that would’ve eaten dinner with me (son) jumped in his truck to go eat dinner with his team. Well!  I can take a hint. So dinner will get moved to the back burner (lol) and I’ll write out a really quick blog post. YesterdayContinue reading “a before & after to be continued”

from salvage to savvy

I keep telling my husband that all of those magazines I buy are an investment. He laughs. I can tell he’s not yet convinced. I think that this little project might change his mind though. In the last Flea Market Style magazine there was an article on page 76, titled; Pretty in Pink and Green.Continue reading “from salvage to savvy”

oh just knock it off…will ya?

First let me be clear…I’m not picking on Pottery Barn. I love PB. I love all of their designs and ideas. I love looking and drooling over their pictorial features, the lovely fluffy perfect bedding, the wonderfully laid out wall displays, the feeling that the PB style invokes…comfortable, cozy, upscale. Unfortunately the other feelings thatContinue reading “oh just knock it off…will ya?”

red, white washed & blue… [DIY Place Mats]

Ready for a fun weekend? Me too! Fun in the sun, hot dogs, hamburgers, iced tea and watermelon!  I can’t wait! I have a confession… I’ve been wanting to make a tablescape for awhile but just never had the confidence that could pull it off… but being that it’s the 4th of July…I thought whyContinue reading “red, white washed & blue… [DIY Place Mats]”

patio doors before & after…amazing!

I’ve shared that we recently celebrated our daughter’s graduation from high school. What a week it was too. Just to recap, our 4th child graduating from high school, our 5th child, that baby of the family turned 16 that same week. To add more tension to this mix of excitement, hubby lands a new positionContinue reading “patio doors before & after…amazing!”

she did what? and what he said about it!

This post at The Lettered Cottage started the whole thing! or was it the need for bricks for a path in my backyard? Do I really need a reason for doing some of the hair brained things I do? it would probably make life easier and my husband might embrace my creative side a little bitContinue reading “she did what? and what he said about it!”