Sunday, June 30, 2013

DIY Showcase #5!!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What Do I Drive?

This weeks Nebraska Link Up Theme:

What do I drive?

I Drive 2006 Dodge Ram, V8 Big Horn Edition...No big deal!
A.K.A. Big Red Rita

 Actually I drove a lot of real "pieces" till I got my truck! And she got the name because everyone in NE names their red vehicles "Big Red" "Herbie", and I didn't want that. So Red Rita came to me and it stuck!

She has came in handy raising boys. This pic was takin last year at the state trap shoot meet in Donophan NE. Rita was the hang out truck! And Christian thought it was pretty cool that everyone wanted to hang in his "Moms" truck. LOL Who doesn't want to be the cool mom?!!

I'm gonna copy what Suzi's got going on. This was almost exactly like my first car. 1985 Monte Carlo! It was my uncles, he had bought it brand spankin new. He had put these 2 HUGE speaker boxes in the back seat, and everytime ya hit the gas...weeeee....weeeeeerrrrreeee.
Seriously Uncle Scott? Maybe they were the shiznit in 1985, but not so much. LOL

Oh the memories in that thing!!

My DIY Patriotic Yard Decor

I was looking around at my yard the other day (it's always work in progress it seems) and thought I need some Patriotic Decoration!! 

So, Betty MJ had just given me this mini pallet that she had left over (cutest thing ever, and hard to find). It was the perfect size!!! 

A little chevron paint action...VOILA!!

Happy 4th my Blogger Friends!!!

xoxo Shelly

Monday, June 24, 2013

Recued Wood

I gotta show you what I did with my rescued wood I got at Junkstock!!

I bought it from this guy (forgot his name) and he was with A&R Salvage and Recycling in Omaha NE. They salvage and dismantle old buildings among other things as well.

I ended up buying several pieces because really? Look at it....Beautiful! And as soon as I seen it I knew exactly what I was gonna do with it! 
And actually alot of people saw me carrying this around and asked me where I got it and what I was gonna do with it. 

When I got home I took 2 pieces and nailed them together with some scrap lattice I had left over from another project.

And you can't really see in this pic below, but there is a Command Strip on the piece on lattice.

(And let me tell you these things are THE BEST!! Our walls are plaster and nails are not so friendly, unless you want a hole in your wall!!) Highly recommend! 

And there you have it!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! 

This is just one of the project pieces I bought at junkstock last weekend! Oh I've a few more up my sleeve, just you wait!!

Tell me what you might have done with it?? Because I DO have a few extra pieces!

Hey come check out what I got at the Fall Junkstock!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

DIY Showcase Linky Party #4!!

Welcome to the 4th week for the DIY Sunday Showcase!
If you haven't been following or linking up, now is the TIME!  We have been featuring a lot of great ideas and projects that are note worthy!
You can find them on the Saturday post on PinkWhen, and you can also check all of the awesome ideas on the 
DIY Sunday Showcase Pinterest Board.

Please welcome my awesome Host
co-host Megin-vmg206!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Go to Outfit! Link Up

 It’s Wednesday!
Once again us Nebraska Bloggers are doing another “The Good Life” link-up.

This week’s theme is…
your go-to-outfit

Jeans Jeans Jeans!!

Below is definitely my goin out outfit!
This was backstage with my son Christian and 
Brantley Gilbert!
I think I won MOM OF THE YEAR that night! Totally surprised him after the concert!

This is my summer outfit! Cute sun dress and of course ca-boy botts!! 
This was date night at the Eric Church concert!

Jeans and a t-shirt my fav! 
This is my BFF Fritz on a Poker run "Ride for a Cure" held in Kearney.

Jean shorts and a tank top!
This was in Playa in Mexico!! 
(Yes, I know it georgous and I can't wait to go back!)

And jeans and a sweat shirt for HUSKER Game DAYS!!!!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

JUNKSTOCK Spring 2013

Junkstock Spring 2013

Ok I hafta say I had the BEST time!

I have been waiting for this for a couple months!

Junkstock is the Midwest's premiere event for architectural salvage, antiques, repurposed jewelry, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, primitives, shabby chic, vintage clothing, and all things old and unique. Vendors from all over the Midwest gather on a repurposed dairy farm just outside of Omaha, NE to showcase their goods. Amazing local music, food vendors, and activities for all ages make this an event you have to put on your annual junking calendar.

And to make it even better...
I won $50 JunkStock Bucks on Facebook!! 

Stay tuned for pics of my JunkStock adventures!

peace out!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Zech's Wedding Wagon Redo

A friend of mine asked me if I could "dress up" (aka paint) a wagon for her brothers wedding. So she searched around and luckily scored one at a Goodwill of all places for $5! OK... first to find one at a Goodwill, and second $5?? Seriously?!?! SCORE!

 I was told the colors, and sent a pic of the wedding invitation. I kinda knew what she had wanted, but the pressure of making something for someones special day.... I thought don't screw this one up Shelly!

As you can see it had a little bit of a rust issue. So we used a wire wheel attached to a grinder to get the surface rust off. This was my first "rust project" so the hubby was glad to step in and help me out!

We weren't able to get the the wagon apart because all the bolts were rusted. So it definitely made it more tedious to paint.

This below is after the gray spray paint primer was sprayed on. I used Rustoleum (cause its my favorite).

Oops, a few spray paint dribbles. No problem, I just sanded (by hand) so they were smooth. 

Then applied Rustoleum textured Metallic spray paint. Absolutely gorgeous in the sun! The sparkles just made it shine. And of course this will definitely be something I use again on another project!

I hand painted the wheels and axles. 

And then hand painted the lettering! TaDA!!

And then she had a silk pillow made for the inside. Simple and beautiful!!

How pretty are those buttons!!!

I can't wait to see what it'll look like in the wedding!! And then to see what they do with it after....a planter for the front yard or a inside decoration?! 

All in all, I think my first wagon redo was a SUCCESS!!

What do you think?
Where would you put this after your big day??

DIY Showcase Link Party #3

DIY Showcase Link Party #3

It's party time again!! Time to link up all your awesome ideas and projects!!

I co-host this NEW Link Up with Pink When and VMG206 every

DIY Showcase 
Every Sunday (open through Friday)
Showcase Features will be featured at PinkWhen on
Come and Link Up your Showcase!

There is also a Pinterest Board to show all the awesome 
entries. I can't wait to see what everyone has to 
link up!

Now...Let's get this party started!!!!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

DIY Showcase Link Party #2

DIY Showcase - Link Party #2

I'm so excited to be a co-host a NEW Link Up with Pink When every Sunday. Here are the deets:

DIY Showcase 
Every Sunday (open through Friday)
Showcase Features will be featured at PinkWhen on  Saturdays
Come and Link Up your Showcase!

We will also be adding a Pinterest Board to show all the awesome entries. I can't wait to see what everyone has to link up!


Now...Let's get this party started!!!!