Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Burlap flag o' Comfort

Hello there friends. Are you annoyed with me for leaving you hanging on the kitchen reveal? Do you not really follow me anymore because I never have new posts? Well, if you are out there, I promise the kitchen reveal with happen sooooon. There are just a couple finishing details that need to happen before I show her off :) Stay tuned, k!?

Moving on.
Burlap. Comforting? Wha!?

O.k. You know those moments as a mom when your head is spinning, your temper is boiling up, and you just need to take a big deep breath and calm down before you explode. I know this feeling all too well (remember, I'm the mom that yells). The Summer "non-routine" was starting to get to me just as the crafty urge struck. I remembered one of my "stuff to make" pins from long ago and I knew it was a must.

"It's O.k."

I got my tools set up (including: sewing machine, iron, glue gun, spray paint etc) and got to work.

First I took my dowel and ball caps outside and spray painted them, what else, gold. While those were drying, I ironed my burlap (wrinkly from not being stored properly, ugh) and cut it to size.

I used my sewing machine to sew around the edges as well as sew a rod pocket (sorry for the lack of pictures, I never claimed to be a good tutor).

Next, I sewed from fancy trim along the bottom.

 After all the sewing was done, I printed the letters out on card stock and cut them out. I used them as stencils and traced them right onto my burlap.

After that I just filled in the outlines with acrylic paint and called it a day :)

I'll apologize again for my poor tutorial skills and skip to the end:


Now, when I reach my boiling point, I can look up at this comforting burlap sign, take my deep breath, and calm the heck down. lol.

Happy Summer everyone!!!


  1. I love it! It is so . . . . . comforting! :) I need to make one too....I'm mulling over what mine should say. xo It looks perfect in its little spot too :) love it!!

  2. i love it, too! but i stopped reading your blog when i lost hope of a kitchen reveal. ;)

  3. What a simple perfect message! I need to remember that!

  4. I haven't been reading ANY blogs this summer, so don't feel too bad, girlie! I'm trying to get my groove back, though... see? I'm over here now!

    I love it! I need one in every freakin' room!!!

  5. Good idea! I was thinking ...burlap? comfort?

  6. It totally is ok. I hope you and your family have a great 4th of July.

  7. Oh my gosh- I am dying to see this kitchen! Your flag looks great and I love the sentiment!


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