Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dumpster Diving Diva

Ok, I'm not really a diva, but I have been known to dig some goodies out of my hubbie's dump trailer.
Josh is in the middle of a remodel and came home with a trailer full of old wood.
So yes, I put my gloves on and jumped right in.
He is a very very patient man.

I spotted these little slats of chippy red wood 

and knew they needed a new life.

So I pried those lil' puppies off, plugged in my hubbies nail gun and went to work.
Can I just say that nothing makes this girl feel more like a stud than using a power tool 
I made them into rustic stars!

Then I spotted this little door

Now I KNOW many of you have pinned the same picture that inspired my new life for this door.

Perfection right?

Mine did not turn out nearly as cute, 

but it definitely added a fun pop of color in my space.

I have a few more stashes of 'saved' wood 
that I hope to play with in the next couple of weeks.

Dumpster diving,
so very 'green' of me right?

But today, I will be celebrating with my oldest daughter who turns NINE today.

There will be lots of sugar involved.
And probably some nail polish.
Happy Birthday Kaitlyn!  
We LOVE you!


  1. awww, little kaity girl :)

    i saw that JOY sign in your last post and i was pretty sure you were using that pin as inspiration. i pinned it too...we are so alike. remember last year when we snapped pics with our phones of those cute felt ornaments at target so our kids could make them? ya, we are one in the same.

    i love ya.

    also...i am extreeeeemely interested in those santa mugs. what's the price on them? since i can't come to your shop, can i order them? please??

  2. you are the know that right?? need to wrap that star in light and then send me one...HA!

  3. I want to be you when I grow up! The end.

  4. you are so brave...i am so afraid of power tools!
    love your beeeaaauuutiful creations and i wonder where you find the time to create such beauty?!
    have an awesome rest of the week!

  5. So clever! (did I just say, "clever"...Hi, I'm 80)

  6. Your space looks so pretty! You did a great job on the "joy" sign! It's funny because I too, pinned that awhile back and it's been on my brain lately to duplicate! Just need to find the right piece of wood. I opened up a little space in an antique shop last week. Any pointers from a veteran like yourself?

  7. Well, you are a creative genius! I love both the star and the door, so, so cute! Such a happy post on this less than happy day. A nice diversion for sure!

  8. Gahh! I have pinned that JOY sign too! Love both of your creations! You are awesome.
    Hope your sweet girl had an fabulous birthday! xoxo

  9. Yay for a birthday. Happy Birthday to you cute daughter!
    Oh how I love your stuff. I think the sign turned out wonderful and the star so cute! How I wished I was close enough to drive over you to shop! I think we would be great "junk" my hubby calls buddies!

  10. Happy Birthday to you!!! May your day be filled with smiles and blessings, Mica