February 2014 | Vintage, Paint and more...

Monday, February 24, 2014

DIY Decorative Box Storage

Written by: Cathy Carroll, Vintage, Paint and more...

I love decorative storage boxes.
You know those pretty ones that just make you drool when you see them.
I would need a truckload to get all my stuff organized into them
I just can't see spending that much money on something I can make myself. 
So, I decided to make my own decorative storage boxes.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Waiting for Spring

Written by: Cathy Carroll, Vintage,Paint and more...

Waiting for Spring - cute little  birds with beach glass

Is it me or does this Winter just seem to go on and on and on?
I know that after last week 
and the ice storm of the decade
I am more than enough ready for Spring to be here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Book Page Note Holder

Written by: Cathy Carroll

Book Page Note Holder- biz card holder made from old paper back book, trimmed with lace

I am totally in love with book page projects 
constantly on the look out for uses for old books.
When I was putting my new Communication Center together
I needed something to put all those 
appointment cards, business cards, stray phone numbers and coupons in.
I decided to use an old book re purposed for such a task.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stenciled Clip Boards

Written by: Cathy Carroll

Senciled Clip Boards - Dollar Tree clip board coverd with drop cloth fabric and stenciled with sharpie markers

When I finally decided to go ahead and make my Communication Center
I needed something that would fit on the small wall 
to hold papers that we needed to keep.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Kitchen Communication Center

Written by: Cathy Carroll  

We are a family of five with many interests and many directions
we move in each day.
That has caused us some very chaotic and confusing times lately;
I decided it was time to do something about organizing our schedules.
The Communication Center 
was born.
Kitchen Communication Center - black chalkboard painted wall containing calendar and clipboards for family communication

I really don't know what took me so long to put this together.
It has been in the planning stages for quite some time.
And, we definitely could have used it way before now.
Too many times we have had scheduling conflicts 
could have been avoided with just a simple bit of communication.