Sunday, September 30, 2012

We Changed our Minds

{phlogging} Hey remember how we started our wood stove last week? We changed our minds and decided to put it somewhere else. It just works better this way. Next week we will punch it through the roof!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Delicious Plum Purple Children's Dresser

I recently (like two days ago) decided to participate in Cameron, Missouri's Fall Festival. This means I will have a booth that I need to fill up with stuff from Beatnik Barn! I'm totally excited. Hopefully I will see some of you there!

I got this dresser for pretty cheap. I was just plain, wood dresser. I got it before I started this blog, so there is no before picture. It was originally redone to look like this: 

and didn't end up loving it like I thought. I decided to take my re-done dresser, and re-do it again for the Fall Festival. This is what came out:

I like it a lot better! 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pinterest Pick: Fabric Dresser

I found this dresser today on the "popular" section of Pinterest. I totally love the fabric that Anne Marie, from Twice Lovely, used on this dresser! 

Super fun and unique!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Last Week to Enter Giveaway

To Missouri residents: if you haven't already, enter to our drawing to win this yellow nightstand!

Full rules are here:

The drawing will take place Wednesday morning (October 3, 2012) and the winner will be announced that afternoon. 

Good Luck!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Inspire: Mismatched Chairs

First, THANK YOU to all the Missourians who have entered the giveaway! Remember, the winner will be chosen on October 3, 2012.

On Monday I will be starting what I call my "Inspire" posts. Save for this post, there won't be any words (except for the descriptions where the images come from). I know it's not Monday, but I wanted to share an inspiration anyway! Enjoy the loveliness!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yellow Nightstand Giveaway

This is our first time doing a giveaway! So excited! 

The only catch is that you must live in Missouri and be willing to pick the piece up. Remember we are located in Kidder, Missouri. Not many people know where that is…just Google it!

Here are the rules: 
  1. “Post” a comment with your name at the bottom of this post to be entered into the drawing. 
  2. “Follow Us” through email—it’s on the right side of the page!
  3. “Share” this post on your favorite social media site. Tell your friend to mention your name in their post and you will be entered to win again!
  4. Check back on October 3rd, 2012 to see who won. 
You may only comment one time to enter. Again, if your friend mentions that you sent them to this post your name will be entered again! And again, and again, and again, depending on how many friends you have :)

If you have any questions, contact us.

Ready. Set. GO!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Faux Fireplace Mantle

I found this awesome mantle at a yard sale for ten bucks.

A little corner got broken off then glued back on, so I fixed it with a little wood filler.

I found a mustardy yellow quart of paint in the reject isle and swooped it up. and that faux fireplace became this:

I'm totally in love!

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Tufted Seat

Last week I tried tufting for the first time. I took a bench that looked like this:

And with a button kit, upholstery needle, duck cloth, and love made it look like this:

Hooray for first tries! I want to try diamond tufting next. You know, the really incredible stuff that looks like this:

Friday, September 7, 2012

No Country for Old Men

Today the first few hours of my morning consisted of its usual routine: waking up, being mom-ish, taking pictures, going hiking with my siblings/baby in the pack, and being in a general state of awesome.

I went outside to cut some goldenrod I found and came across a three foot long black snake. Now, if you remember, we had a pretty big snake living in our house. I think it died in the attic from eating poison mice or escaped. I never showed you the scary picture I took of it trying to leave:

Anyway, this snake was not the same snake, or maybe it was, but I stared at it for a good forty seconds trying to decide whether to let it live and chance it making home in my house, or chopping it’s head off with my herb scissors. Ultimately, I chose the latter.

I’m tired of finding critters in my house. Like the garden snake I found the other day. Sorry, no picture of that. One of the reasons I loved Big Blue was because she scared all the “things” away. Sigh. Oh well. Turns out this is no country for old men. Or squeamish little girls.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Pretty in Pink Breakfast Table

A Pretty in Pink Breakfast Table...with a hint of minty freshness! About a month ago I got this table and chair set. 

Now, I didn't need a table and chairs because we already have one that we made from an old, wood road sign. But for some reason I really, really, really, wanted to paint this table, thus, I told My Honeypie I would sell it. (Yes, I am selling it. I didn't just tell him a joke.) 

I really don't like light colored wood, so I sanded, painted, and re-stained the top. 

I painted the base pink...I found it in the "oops" paint for 50% off. Naturally, I couldn't help myself! I love pink! This is a newly developed love. I used to hate it. Now, I can't seem to get enough of it. 

Kind of girly, but the colors remind me of a candy shoppe. Who doesn't love candy?!

*If you are interested in purchasing this piece or having one like it please contact me.

Monday, September 3, 2012

An Orange Surprise!

Once upon a time I hated orange. Then one day I realized it was just certain types of orange. Like construction cone/vest orange. So bad. And orange orange, as in, oranges. Anyway, back to business. I got this dresser off the side of the road, for freeeee! 

In perfect condition! I think it was made of some sort of wood and laminate yuck-i-ness. This was part of my sneak peek for last week, but I couldn't drag it up the stairs by myself, so I waited until My Honeypie could help me. I turned it into this:

Since I overestimated my awesomeness, I didn't get all of my sneak peeks finished last week, so there is no sneak peek this week!


Remember this post on how much I hated orange? Well go to to see what I just did for our little babe's room. Plus, you'll get a sneak peek of his floor if you haven't seen it already!