Reinventing your Christmas Tree Ornaments

Well, I think everyone in Dalton had the same thought I did this morning. Kroger then Chick-fil-A, nothing like waiting until the last  minute . 😉 Now, I’m  all ready for Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to spending time with family, and eating! 😂

We’re putting up our Christmas Tree 🎄 on Friday. I’m planning to post several new tips for you all next week. Today I’m moving up a post from last year. In this video I’ll show you how to reinvent Christmas Tree ornaments you already have.

Grouping ornaments together is a great way to make more of an impact in a large Tree.


Reinventing Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Ornaments Inexpensive ribbon is a good way to add color to your Tree.

Christmas Tree OrnamentsCostco usually has great ribbon this time of year! They normally have 50 yard rolls for under $10.  This ribbon is great to use to tie your Ornaments together.

That’s all for now. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Christmas Bow Tutorial

Hey Y’all! Who’s ready to get started decorating for Christmas?🙋🏻 Me! Well, I will be on Friday. I have a lot to do this week on an installation for a client before I can start working on our house. That’s ok though because I love ❤️ my job and can’t wait to see the project I’m working on completed.

I know that a lot of you will be putting up your Christmas decorations this week so I wanted to share a few tips with you.  I’m planning to post several tips on my blog and on Instagram and Facebook over the next few weeks.

I made this  tutorial video last year  on How to tie a Christmas bow.  I wanted to move it up this year for those of you that may have missed it before.  This is a simple process once you know the basics.

1- Loop ✨

2- Pinch ✨

3- Twist ✨

4- Repeat ✨

Christmas Bow

It’s really that simple!  Once you learn how to tie your own bows, you’ll be able to create a beautiful Tree.

Christmas Bow

I hope you like to tip of the day! Now you’re ready to be Loopin’, Pinchin’  and

🎶 Twistin’  the night away!🎶  (Sorry I couldn’t help myself!)😂😂😂

Clock Gallery Wall Part 3 of The Rustic Conference Room

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to check out this Awesome Clock Gallery Wall! 😊

 This is a part of the Rustic Conference Room Project.

In my two previous post, We took a look inside the Conference Room area.

Modern rustic conference room

 Today, I’m going to show you the staircase and hallway area leading into the Conference Room.

The U-Shaped staircase leading up to the Conference Room is nice and wide.  I wanted the wall on the landing area and the hallway  to be a focal point,  something to make a statement and tell the story of this company.

 I had several different ideas, then it hit me! A Gallery Wall!  Not just any Gallery Wall, A Gallery Wall of Clocks!  One Clock representing each of the Company’s Locations across the World!

 Clock gallery wall

Each clock has a custom-made wood and metal sign stating the Location of that  facility.  Chatsworth, Georgia being in the center of it all.

Clock gallery wall

Clock gallery wall

Clock gallery wall

 I used clocks of all different shapes and sizes.

Clock gallery wall

 Between my Carpenter and the guys at Cimbar in Chatsworth these signs really came  together.

The guys from Cimbar made the metal signs.

Then my Carpenter cut the wood that we  salvaged from the job site and mounted the metal signs on top.

Clock gallery wall

 Do you recognize the top concrete beam that the “Cimbar Performance Minerals Global” Sign is hanging from?  It’s the piece that we cut off the table that’s under the TV in the Conference Room. 😉

 It was the perfect size and my Carpenter, Stacy did such a great job cutting it, we were able to use it instead of a wood beam.

 I really like that the concrete adds another texture.

Clock gallery wall WWW.the whole 9

I’m not sure the clocks were set to the correct times when I took this picture!😂😂😂

Clock gallery wall

 This is the view coming up the stairs.

Rustic metal frames

  My clients had  negatives for pictures that hadn’t been developed of the original Mines in Chatsworth,Ga.

Rustic metal picture frames

 I decided to have them developed and frame them using the salvaged metal and wood that was left over from the ceiling.

Rustic metal frames

 Stacy and I made the 3 framed prints to hang in the hallway leading into the Conference Room.

Rustic metal picture frames

 I will have a tutorial on the blog soon with step-by-step  instructions for making these awesome picture frames!  Yay 🙂

Rustic metal picture frames

 Well, that’s the end of our tour! Thanks for taking the “Time” to stop by!😂

Rustic Conference Room Part 2

Good Afternoon! 😃  I can’t believe this is the last day of October!

Today’s post is the second part of the Rustic Modern Conference Room! It’s a treat for me to get to show it to you,  I hope you like it!

In my last post, I posted the main part of the conference room.

This is what you see when you walk into the door of the conference room.

Modern rustic conference room

Today I’m going to start by showing you, the other side of the room and what leads into the conference room.

 To the right of the door is a kitchen area.

Rustic modern kitchen

The cabinets are painted Urbane Bronze from Sherwin-Williams. They’re accented with a stainless steel faucet and drawer pulls.

 The countertops are black granite with a leather finish and a chiseled edge.

Floating shelves

Over the cabinets I added a couple floating shelves.  The shelves are simply a piece of wood sitting on top of 2 pieces of conduit pipe with end caps.  My carpenter did bolt them down just for good measure. 😉

 I added three baskets on each shelf for storage. The baskets are from  World Market.

Rustic conference room

I found the perfect style mirror to  hang over the sink. It just needed to be a little larger.  I remembered seeing a wire spool in one of the chicken houses the first time I toured the property.

My Carpenter took it apart and hung it behind the metal mirror.

Mirror on top of spool

 Yay! 😃 Now the size is perfect!!!

Rustic modern tv table

The T.V. is centered with the conference table for viewing purposes. It also is creating balance on this side of the room.  Eventually there will be a screen to drop down in front of the television for projecting data during board meetings. (Also, I plan to take the tag off the television! 😂)

Concrete table

 I was in search of the perfect table for under the television. I found a table I really liked with a faux concrete top.  The only problem was the top was not long enough for under the television and it was a bit too wide.  I decided to take the top off of the iron base and have it cut down to a more narrow width and use it for the bottom.

Concrete table

My Carpenter added industrial wheels. Then created a top with wood planks and added a metal strip around the outside edges. Pretty cool, huh?😉

Divider wallI salvaged tin from the property and trimmed it out with rustic beams to create this divider wall.

 Repurposed tin  This also created a great niche for the kitchen area. Coffee bar
To the left of the door is the Coffee Bar (which by the way is green but photographs more blue from a distance!!😜) I had my carpenter to replace the back of the armoire with rusty tin. Then add the chalkboard and cup hooks from World Market for a quick and easy conversion!  Now all we need is a Coffee Maker! 😂

Mixed media art

The art work on either side of the Coffee Bar was created from wood that was salvaged from the trash pile!

Rustic art

The metal boxes were left over from the light fixtures.

Rustic art

I used some pieces I found in the chicken houses, along with metal, handmade paper and a few other things to create art in the metal boxes.

Coffee Bar

I used one on either side of the Coffee Bar to create balance.

Metal door

 Now, let’s talk about this Awesome door!!

Metal door

This door was stored in one of the chicken houses. I knew the  minute I laid eyes on it that it needed to be in this room!  I was so right! It was perfect!  It started out this shade of green. I’m sure it’s been many different  colors over the years but this is what was on top.

Metal door

The light green was perfect for a base-coat.

I had my friend Kim from The Rusty Rooster add a glaze of Urbane Bronze over the green. Ta-Da!! 😃

 Coffee Bar That’s it for part 2!  Part 3 coming soon😃