Friday, December 28, 2012

Pinspiration Friday

Good morning! Happy Friday! Have you all recovered from Christmas yet? We haven't. Our house is still torn apart and we are slowly putting things back together and away. Wow, we made out pretty well. What an awesome Christmas and an awesome first Christmas for Oliver. Since things are a little on the hectic side, Im bringing you a Pinspiration that was posted on the previous blog, but I feel needs to be shared here. This went up in the Pinspiration Friday board shortly before Bry's birthday last month and was a little birthday surprise for her.

A long while back I came across on A Beautiful Mess {seriously, these women are an inspiration!} this darling little a-frame tent and a how-to on how to get it done. Being the lazy pinner I am, I forgot to pin it and it was lost forever. Until I dusted off my Kindle and saw that I actually had bookmarked it! So I finally pinned that sucker to my Pinspiration Board, gathered the materials, made a few things for the inside, and put it all together.
It sure came out lovely!
Here is the inspiration post for the tent
Now that is lovely. I love how she used the crocheted cover! But in order to be frugal I just couldn’t find anything similar at the thrift store that I liked for my vision. But I did find a pretty vintage floral sheet with ruffles, which gives it a cute little shabby chic look and coordinates well with the quilt I have for the inside.
What’s inside:
Quilt from my dad
Three handmade pillows by me {one of them is upcycled from a Urban Outfitters bag!}
A green lattice picnic basket
Two crocheted doilies for coasters
Upcycled vintage floral cloth shower curtain turned throw
A plastic bottle lantern that Bry made for light while reading at night
She brought her guitar in there to play
Bry is pretty much in love with it!
So much so that she invited little brother inside
I think he loves it too!
Now if this silly rain would go away {at least just for a day} we can put it back out side and Bry can hang out in it then it would be perfect. But in the garage it must stay. Thank goodness I made oversized pillows for her to relax on.
{Richard was a big help with this and took the photos! Check him out at Richard Fusillo Photography}

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  1. Happy New Year. I found you through Aloha Blog Hop. Stop by and say hi when you get a minute. :)

  2. wow.. cute DIY tent >.<

    found your blog from Blog Hop ^^

  3. Found you on the "I Love My Post" blog hop. Such a cute tent! And such a sweet family. My hubby and I just had a first baby 4 months ago and every single moment is really amazing.

    -Maggie @

  4. Love this- your inspiration photo is cute, but I think I like your tent better!! Love that sheet with ruffles- I'm going to have to start going through the sheets on my thrift store rounds! So glad I stopped by:)

  5. I love this. It's so cute and so are your kids. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Mountain Cottage

  6. I love this! The pictures of Bry with the guitar are gorgeous. Looks like your kids had fun!

  7. Thank you for linking up at Craft, Create & Inspire linky party last week...

    Your awesome project is featured this weekend !!

    Hope you will join us again this weekend

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties x

  8. So pretty! I must find a ruffled sheet! :)


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