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Something A Little Shuttering

Jennifer —  September 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

Thanks for listening to my recent life posts, but today I am ready to post a good DIY post.  For all of you that are wanting to do something to the exterior of your home I have got just the post for you.  We decided to change-up many things about the exterior of the home we renovated.  Here is the before pic just for fun.

Caudill House Before

Here is what we have done so far:

One of the last things that we wanted to do was add some chunkier shutters.  The original shutters were green vinyl.  Shutters have no function in this home, but they just add am element of texture to the exterior.  They break up the khaki siding in a pleasant way.  It completely transformed the first house we renovated.  I wanted navy blue to be the accent color so I went on a mission to find navy shutters and the cheapest that I could find were these from Lowes.  I liked them, but they were a little skinnier than the size of shutter I had in my head. I also could not order the exact dimension I needed for the windows. Yes, I could find a company that could do such a thing but I would also have to add another $30-$50 per shutter.  No thanks.  We made these stock shutters fit by allowing a little overage so I thought I would try them out.  The cost of the Lowes shutters were reasonable at $150, but after you add tax and supplies need to install them it would add up to about $175.  If they fit, ordering and installing could be worth my time.  I decided the next time that I went to the house I would see if I was okay with the width.  Unfortunately, I was not.  The former shutters were bigger and these new shutters would not cover the holes in the siding.  I knew my only option was to make my own.  Ordering custom shutters would have been a $300 adventure and that was not in the budget. Here is a picture of the window (before the new windows) without a shutter:

Caudill Exterior Before

Here are the new windows with the new shutters:

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Here is what I used to build the shutters:

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Seven Step Rescue

Jennifer —  September 4, 2013 — 1 Comment

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Everyone loves a good before and after. I love good before and after shows. My favorite before and after are with matters of the heart.  They, in my opinion are the ones that matter.  I also love a good before and after makeover on HGTV or on all those makeover shows.  Today, I have one for you.  Next week I will focus my post on how we made this makeover happen.  Here is the house that we renovated before we moved.

Caudill House Before

The potential was there but this house was dark, and pretty much all one color.  I would have loved to change the roof line over the porch to be a little more open but that was absolutely not in the budget.  So we had to change it up by adding different textures.  The siding was in good condition so it had   De mechanische rollen slots zijn vaak simpel van opzet en laten geen twijfel over hun speelwijze. to stay.  Here is our final rehab turned out to be:

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Doesn”t it look so much better?  The largest cost was that silly concrete driveway.  I think it ended up nice minus the squirrels dive bombing the driveway with acorns from the tree.  Do you know how many times that I swept that driveway to come back and hour later and it looked the same?  It was as if the squirrels were taunting me.  I can”t wait to share with you what all we did to update this exterior.

My good friend Mary is a Photographer.  She does wedding, portraits, family portraits and all sort of good stuff.  If you remember, In December, she gave me a free printable for you to download.   Mary is busy expanding her business and she decided to do a stylized shoot.  A stylized shoot is where a photographer sets up parts of a wedding reception and ceremony and stages in order to photograph elements of a wedding.  It allows customers to see what she can do as she showcases a wedding.

 Many of the photographs you see in a wedding magazines are staged weddings. There are some that are actual weddings, but advertisements and some features are staged wedding with models.  What does all this have to do with me?  Well, part of setting up a stylized shoot is you recruit vendor’s to help you.  It is an opportunity for a vendor to get to showcase their talents and gain more customers.  I am not a vendor, but I have decorated a few weddings so Mary asked me to do the staging.  Mary knew what theme she wanted and she is relying on me to create that vision for her.  For about a month I started putting together mood boards and pinning things to a private mood board.  I gave Mary a few options and once she decided on one it was “Ready, Set, Go” to find all of things that we needed to make it happen.  Once the style board was in place we were able to go to the vendors to present the theme.  The fun thing, is they get to use their creativity to fit our plan!

The Theme:  1920′s Great Gatsby-Esque Wedding

I am not going to tell you which one we are doing, but here are the three options I send to Mary:

iloverehabs.com, great gatsby 1920's wedding Source:  Fabric for tablecloth (background)  fabric.com (background); Dinner Plates: RubyLane.com; Camera’s: Lack Luster; Gold Votive’s: Candle Select; Crystal votive: Rubylane.com; Trumpet Vase: Candleabrasforweddings.com; Feathers: Eventwholesale.com; Vintage Glasses: Vintage Rhino, Etsy  Napkin: Napkinfoldingguide.com; Menu: Purple Sapphire Design Etsy  (recolored by me); Flowers:  Ruffled Blog  Chair: Pinterest
iloverehabs.com, great gatsby 1920's wedding Source:  Fabric for tablecloth (background)  fabric.com; Dinner Plates: RubyLane.com; Camera’s: Lack Luster   Gold Votive’s: Koyal Wholesale Crystal votive: Rubylane.com; Trumpet Vase: Candleabrasforweddings.com; Feathers: Eventwholesale.com; Vintage Glasses: Vintage Rhino, Etsy  Napkin:  Napkinfoldingguide.com; Menu:  Purple Sapphire Design Etsy (recolored by me)  Flower:  Ruffled Blog  Chair:  Pinterest
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Source:  Fabric for tablecloth (background)  fabric.com (background)  fabric.com; Dinner Plates:RubyLane.com; Camera’s: Lack Luster   Gold Votive’s: Candle Select  Crystal votive: Rubylane.com; Trumpet Vase:Candleabrasforweddings.com; Feathers:Eventwholesale.com; Vintage Glasses:  Machomachisimovintagephotostream  Napkin: Napkinfoldingguide.com; Menu: Purple Sapphire Design, Etsy (recolored by me); Flower: Red Dahlia; Chair: Pinterest (re-colored by me)

She was really excited about one of them so I am running with it.  Here is a hint:

Stylized Shoot

You probably think you know which one we picked, but I may be having these re-upholstered or painting the upholstery them to fit the grey option.  I still can’t believe I found these 1920′s appropriate fan chairs.

Here is what I am in charge of getting ready:

  • Reception Table – I will do everything but the flowers.  We shared with them what we wanted and there is a vendor providing those.
  • Entry Table
  • Dessert Table – I do everything but the food.  We have a vendor providing a cake and other goodies
  • Odds and ends for props of certain shots

I don’t want to share too much but here are a few things to look for:

  • We are shooting at a train station
  • We are shooting at a massive lakeside estate
  • We are shooting during the day
  • We are shooting at night
  • A bridal shop is allowing us to borrow a vintage wedding dress
  • We have models
  • We are looking for a hair dresser.  (If you are in the Branson Area and you want to show off your talent…hopefully to be published in Wedding Online and Print Publications…email me)

What does this mean for you?

I have learned stylized shoots you go all out to create a theme.  I shows what you can do, elements of and it inspires elements for readers.  Of course, I am the DIY queen so I will have some DIY tutorials for all of you who are looking for wedding centerpieces.  These could be used for weddings, showers, or even fun party events. Soon after the reveal post, I will share how you can create the look we have on a budget.  Are you excited?  Okay, you don’t have to be, but I am.

The 1920s…they are coming back in style almost 100 years later.  Isn’t that crazy?  Thinking of how everything comes back around, I feel the need to get on my knees and pray. Soon the 1980′s wedding with tinsel backdrops and poofy wedding dress sleeves will return.  Hopefully, we will all have the creativity to rehab it.

Have a Great Monday,

Jennifer

 

Past to Present

Jennifer —  July 9, 2012 — 2 Comments

In Jane and Tanya”s house their bathroom was a blast from the past:

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Rehab in Progress

Jennifer —  April 18, 2012 — 4 Comments

The hubs and I are helping a friend renovate her new home. In the next few weeks we are going to help her get it done. Here is what it looks like as of today:

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The cabinets are mint green and we are keeping them. The goal is to transform the backsplash in under $50. There will also be a few DIY light fixtures.

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