get or gift: book darts

June 11, 2014

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get or gift: book darts

next on my list of items to get or gift are these pretty book darts by schoolhouse. made of paper-thin brass, these darts slide easily onto any page so you can mark a passage or save your spot. coming in at just $10 for a set of 30 of them, they are the perfect item to get or gift!

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DIY teardrop planters (1)

hello, friends! i’ve been on a diy kick lately, can you tell? (with lots more coming!) i was so inspired to make these teardrop planters after i saw the tutorial over on vintage revivals. i followed mandi’s instructions exactly and they turned out wonderful!

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i keep them hung from a curtain rod by our large sliding glass doors in the living room. i love how cheery they are that they add a splash of gold to the area. i purchased these little white bowls from ikea and filled them with drapey succulents.

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they really were pretty easy to make, other than the fact i had to cut up a bunch of pipes. it wasn’t really difficult, just time consuming. i think i cut pipes every night for a few weeks! the end result was definitely worth it though. head on over to vintage revivals to grab the tutorial!

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pssst. BONUS! if you notice something peculiar in one of the photos above, leave your entry in the comment section. the first person to get it right will win two 1/2 yard cuts of my last fabric line, sweet as honey!

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diy hanging shelves

June 9, 2014

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to accompany my freshly hung gallery wall, i also made a set of three shelves to go along with it! i was so happy with how quickly these went together, how easy they were to hang and how well they’ve been working. from start to finish, this project only cost about $18, for all 3 shelves!

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here’s what you’ll need:

- 8′ long board (see note below)
- leather or suede lace (buy strong lace, avoiding any that is brittle or stretchy)
- wood stain (i used ebony by minwax)
- paint brush
- hand saw or table saw
- drill
- wall hooks and drywall anchor if not hanging in a stud

*i used one southern pine pattern stock board from our local hardware store for the shelves. it was perfect for this project and only cost $10! one edge is finished nicely and there’s large groove that runs right down the center which creates a perfect ‘ledge’ for propping up pictures and the like. i also had my husband cut it into thirds with a table saw, but you could also cut them with a hand saw pretty quickly. the finished boards measure 7″ by 32″ each.

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step 1: mark the 8′ board into thirds and cut using a hand saw or table saw (be careful!)

step 2: stain the boards using your preferred stain color and let dry. the best way to do this is brush the stain on, then wipe it off with an old rag (one you won’t mind throwing away). you may also want use plastic gloves to keep your hands from getting stained!

step 3: using a pencil, mark a dot in each corner about 1″ in on both sides. use a drill bit to drill a small hole in each corner.

step 4: cut 2 equal pieces of leather or suede for each shelf. thread each end through the holes on each side and make a knot in the end (you may need to make a double knot to ensure it won’t slip through!).

step 5: use a level to to mark where to place the wall hooks. they should be placed 2″ less apart than the length of your board (for example, mine were 30″ apart because my board was 32″ long).

step 6: hang away! tie a knot in the end of the loop to create a second, smaller loop. hang the shelf and adjust any of the other knots to make sure the shelf is level.

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p.s. both of these photos are part of the greenhouse series by megan boltz, see more of them over on the home ground!

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plant based recipes

happy friday, friends! here a few of the yummy meals that nourished us this week. they were all delicious, but our favorite was probably this summer vegetable curry. i served it with forbidden rice and fresh avocado. yum!

monday: the big vegan bowl
tuesday: black bean quinoa salad
wednesday:  superfood salad
thursday: mexican quinoa
friday: summer vegetable curry

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 6.5.14

June 5, 2014

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a little bit of life lately. :)

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at the lake.

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workspace.

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a new favorite cookbook.

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bear baby. <3

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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make your own wood + leather hanging picture frames!

as promised yesterday, i’m sharing with you how i made a few wood + leather hanging picture frames for our new gallery wall! they went together quickly and i think add a lot of dimension and interest to the gallery. with the option to make them the artwork permanent or interchangeable, they really give you a lot of options to play with. since you can make them any size you want, they are especially good for large or odd sized pieces of art!

diy wood + leather hanging frames

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here’s what you’ll need:

- .25″ x 1.5″ x 8′ wood trim (found in the trim section at your local hardware store)
- piece of leather or suede lace to hang it by
- staple gun
- artwork
- piece of canvas (cut the same width as and 1″ taller than your artwork)
- wood stain (i used ebony by minwax)f
- paint brush
- hand saw

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step 1: stain the wooden boards using your preferred stain color. let dry.

step 2: using a handsaw, cut two pieces of wood the same width as your artwork.

step 3: using a staple gun, attach each end of the canvas 1/2″ up on the backside of each piece of wood.

*note: this is to make your artwork interchangeable. if you’d like it to be permanent, skip this step and staple the artwork directly to the wood.

step 4: cut the leather or suede lace to desired hanging width. staple each end to the top piece of wood.

step 5: tuck the piece of art underneath each edge of the wood and hang!

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you check out yesterday’s post to see more of the gallery. most of the artwork is my own (besides a print from katie daisy), and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!

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my new gallery wall

June 3, 2014

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i struggle with big blank walls. i have always found it much easier to decorate around windows and shelves, or anything that provides a little structure. we have a large wall in our living room though, and after spending a year staring at it, i think i’m finally happy with it!

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a few months ago, i absolutely fell in love with the frames from change of art. let me tell you, this is one amazing company! first of all, the frames have a clean, modern look that would look good in any home (they are also available in black and alder brown). but more importantly, they are incredibly easy to hang (watch a video here), made in the U.S.A. and eco-friendly from the glass, frame and paint all the way down to the packaging.

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each change of art frame comes with a paper template that’s printed to look like the frame, so you can arrange your gallery before you begin putting holes in your wall. once you’re happy with the look, all you have to do is nail in the ‘button hanger’ and remove the template. they even come with their own nail and blue painter’s tape to hang the template with! seriously, they’ve thought of everything. there’s also no need to ever touch (or clean!) the glass or matte. simply insert your photo into the slot and you’re ready to go. there’s also a convenient pocket on the back to hold several art prints in so you can change the art frequently without any hassle. (perfect for children’s artwork!)

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most of the artwork is my own, besides a print from katie daisy and the homeground. tomorrow i’ll share with you how i made the brown wooden frames, and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!

 

 

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june gift guide

June 3, 2014

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june gift guide

product links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 

a handmade gift guide for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… or for no reason at all!

fun facts for june:

>> june 1st is fishermen’s day to celebrate the work of fishermen and those lost at sea in iceland
>> june 5th is world environment day
>> june 7th is my sweetheart’s birthday (!!)
>> june 19th is juneteenth
>> june 21 is go skateboarding day
>> june’s birthstone is the pearl
>> june’s birth flower is the rose.

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