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build your own hairpin leg tables via going home to roost (5)

several months ago, my dad gave me some old barn wood he had laying around (he knows me well!). i’ve been stowing them, just waiting for project inspiration to strike. and then it hit me- hairpin legs! i’ve been needing two skinny tables, one for under a mirror in our guest room (above) and one to use as a side table beside our sofa (below).

side note: see the it is well with my soul diy here!

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build your own hairpin leg tables

this small version is the perfect size for right beside our sofa. i’m not going to lie, with baby bear around this table usually remains empty, but this is the way i would style it if tiny hands weren’t grabbing at all the things all the time. haha!

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it was really easy to attach the legs. first, i marked on the big wooden boards where i needed them cut and had david size them down using a table saw. for such a small project though, i could have easily used a utility hand saw (girl power!).

i ordered the hair pin legs from hairpinlegs.com and they arrived quickly and in perfect condition. all i had to do was attach them using 3 small screws (per leg). using a power screwdriver was a must for this step.

even though my boards were weathered and warped slightly they are even and very sturdy. the perfect addition, yes?!

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point and shoot 7.24.14

July 24, 2014

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i’ve been so busy this week i’ve barely taken any photos! do you ever have days or weeks like that? the picture below pretty much sums up why!

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a snapshot of my creative events and goals over the next several months. i’m so excited about all these things!

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best thrift store find everrrr.

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bear baby. 

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to it in the comment section so we can see!

this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

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how to pull a color story from a photograph video tutorial by bonnie christine

hey guys! i can’t even begin to tell you how excited i am about my upcoming creativeLIVE course (you can read more about it here). it starts in just about 3 weeks! ah! to help me prepare and share with you a little of what i’ll be covering in design surface patterns from scratch, i’m starting a countdown to creativeLIVE. this video tutorial on how to pull a color story from a photograph is where we begin!

this method of creating a color palette is so fun and easy to do. pulling colors from a photograph is one of my favorite ways to create a color story. nature has a way of always having the perfect balance of hues and they always look good together. who would have thought?!

this is just a quick example of the things i’ll be sharing during the 3 day course on how to design surface patterns. if you’re into this kind of thing, you can RSVP for the course here IT’S FREE to watch live!

course details:

what: design surface patterns from scratch
when: august 13th, 14th & 15th from 9am – 4pm each day
cost: the course is FREE if you watch it live, and available for purchase for on demand access anytime for $59. click here for details.
RSVP here!

p.s. we’re looking for a few people to be a part of the live in-studio audience in san francisco. if you’re interested, click here to apply!

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a garden party

July 22, 2014

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garden party garden parties, firefly nights and a freshly picked bouquet of flowers. that’s what a garden means to me! i hope a few of these products will inspire you to enjoy your garden this year. head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!

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party planning 101 by erin godbey (2)

oh man. you guys are going to LOVE this ebook (going out to the roost tribe this friday!). erin godbey is a master party planner, maker and founder of the indie craft parade & the makers summit (more on that in a minute). in her e-book, Party Planning 101: Simple steps for celebrations she breaks down the various parts of party planning into steps, from party ideas and themes to menu planning and decorations. and, to get you in the party planning mood, she’s created a special pinterest board just for you with her favorite party recipes, decor, and party planning resources.

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in addition to being a master party planner, erin is also the founder of the indie craft parade and the maker’s summit. i’ve attended both and can personally attest to how incredible these events are! if you’re a maker, attending these two events will be the highlight of your year.

the indie craft parade is a celebration of handmade art and will take place september 12th-14th in greenville, south carolina. it’s held in the most beautiful historic mill and will be featuring 80 of the most talented makers from all over the south.>

the maker’s summit is a one-day business conference for the art, craft, and design world. during the conference, you’ll learn how to start or grow your business alongside fellow creatives and hear practical advice from industry leaders and peers during keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and one-on-one time with experts. i was delighted to attend this year and it was absolutely sensational.

erin elsewhere: pinterest | twitter | instagram |

so come join the roost tribe and get your learn on! join anytime this month to receive erin’s e-book, Party Planning 101: Simple steps for celebrations

roost tribe

what is the roost tribe?

in a nutshell, it’s a direct extension of going home to roost. members receive weekly premium content delivered straight to their inbox. you’ll get adobe illustrator tutorials, printables, illustrations, digital papers and repeating patterns, exclusive articles from industry experts, recipes and loads of other creative goodies. members also connect with each other for creative support, feedback and fun in private facebook group. and the best part? all of it costs less than a latte. click here for more information.

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dahlhaus ceramics studio

July 18, 2014

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dahlhaus ceramics studio. what a most lovley place!  filled with pretty ceramics, sweet hues and subtle patterns, artist heather braun-dahl created dahlhaus out of a love of creating beautiful objects to be cherished and used in the home. i love how she uses color, texture and pattern to bring each piece to life. it’s like she knew all of my favorite colors!

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plant based dinner ideas

hello, friday! summer veggies are in full swing and we couldn’t be enjoying them more. we’ve been eating most of our meals outside and it feels so good to take in the fresh and sights over a good meal. our favorite meal this week would probably have to be the vegan risotto. it was creamy and delicious!

monday: healthy hashbrown casserole
tuesday: triple stacked quesadillas
wednesday: fresh grilled veggie tacos
thursday: borlotti bean mole (we used sweet potatoes)
friday: vegan asparagus risotto

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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point and shoot 7.17.14

July 17, 2014

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a few pictures from our life lately. :)

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a few more snapshots of my latest garden DIY.

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a much needed bar stool update!

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sweet bear baby.

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to it in the comment section so we can see!

this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

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