June 11, 2013

stag horn fern project and sunroom redux

admission: we did two DIY projects involving driftwood this past weekend. the second was to mount this stag horn fern to a small piece of driftwood and hang the whole shebang on the wall. it is mounted between the living room and sunroom (the sunroom windows fast east, north, and south). this guy makes me incredibly happy. i love, love, love it, and i hope he likes his new home, too. once he was on the wall, it inspired a whole switcheroo of plants from elsewhere in the house to round out the new and improved treehouse feel for the front sunroom (pictured below).

June 10, 2013

oh, hi!

sorry, readers -- it's been a while to say the least. what's been going on? things have been busy. really busy. busy at work, busy traveling, busy being sick, busy doing. things in the shop have been selling themselves, and i will be posting new items this week -- good news, right?! this also means that i'm back in full swing, and have a few good projects to share.

the first is our driftwood wall art project. we recently nabbed this awesome piece of driftwood in ohio and thought it would be great above the bed, where we've been thinking we needed to add something. turns out, it pairs great with the new diptych of drawings by chicago artist darren burge. all we did to the driftwood was scrub it in a bleach-water solution, let it dry in the sun, and apply a little outdoor wood oil to seal it.


so that i'm not inundating you with one long post about all of the projects, i'll stretch them out a bit. stay tuned for more!