Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Winners!!

The winners for the $25 gift certificates for the Old Barn Boutique tomorrow are...Heidi Sines and Destine Banta!! Yay!! Make sure you come to the boutique tomorrow from 10-7 to spend your $25 gift certificates!! Thanks everyone for entering!!
Congratulations Ladies!!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Ok, so here it is...the give-a-way. I am giving away two $25 gift certificates to be used at the Old Barn Boutique this Thursday (October 6th.) You can ONLY use it in person at the boutique. Here is how you need to post this link onto your facebook page, blog about it on your blog, follow Red Cupboard Design blog. You will be entered as many times as you do these things. So up to three times!! Just make sure you come back to my blog and comment on which of these things you did, so you will be entered. The drawing will take place on Wednesday night, just before the boutique. Thanks for entering, and good luck!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm back!!! Old Barn Boutiqe and give-a-way

So sorry about the long pause in between my posts! My camera stopped working, my Grandma passed away, we've had family drama, school started, etc. etc. etc! But, I am back! I got a new camera and am ready to start my blogging again! First off, I am going to have a give-a-way and I am getting ready to host my annual Fall Boutique! The Fall boutique will be on Thursday, October 6th from 10-7 in the barn behind my house. 1698 W. Harrisville Road, Farr West. If you need directions, please let me know. The give-a-way will be next week also. So please check back for more info. And please tell family and friends about the boutique!! Thanks!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fabric Magnet Board

My kids love magnet boards in their room, the only problem is they don't match. So I came up with an idea that makes us all happy, fabric covered magnet boards.

They are so easy to make, all you need is your metal and some fabric that will match, some coordinating ribbon and your hot glue gun.

First you need to cut your fabric to be slightly bigger than your metal.

Then just start hot gluing your fabric onto your metal. Make sure you pull the fabric tight so that there aren't any wrinkles on the front of your board.

Once you have the fabric totally glued, then take your drill and put two holes in the top of the board for your ribbon. Then you are done!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Watermelon on a stick

I'm back! My sister in laws birthday is today and I've been working on a cute little gift for her.

First thing I did was take some muslin and cut out a watermelon shape.

Then I sewed it together leaving a small opening so I could stuff it with batting.

Next, I turned the watermelon right sides out and stuffed it with the batting, then I started painting the whole thing red.

After the red was dry I painted the green and then did the black seeds.

While the watermelon was drying, I painted some old finial block thing I had, and I found a dowel in the garage and painted that too. Then I glued the dowel into the hold that was on top of the finial block.

When everything was dry, I took the watermelon and cut a little hole in the bottom and then glued it on top of the dowel. To finish it off, I tied ribbon around the dowel. Happy Birthday Jessie!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Darling Lime Green Cupboard

I know it has seemed like forever since my last post! The boutique was a huge success, so thank you to everyone that supported me!! I've been busy finishing up the school year, (I am the PTA president) and it has been crazy busy!! But, I am back.
I've had quite a few people email me, and facebook me and even call me and ask to see what I have leftover from the boutique. So, I decided to post one item each day and see if anyone wants to purchase them. If you do, email me and I will save it for you. I will be clearancing out some of the items, because I just got another huge load of stuff that I need to start working on. So I need to make some room!

First item is this darling lime green cupboard! It would be so cute in a kitchen, or a childs room, or a play room, or in a foyer, or, or, or. The possibilities are endless.
$45 for this item.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's going on in the barn?

I've been working so hard getting things done for the boutique on Friday, I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak of some of the things you will find...

This isn't everything! You will have to come to the boutique to see the rest! And by the way, a lady ordered a doll house from my husband, then she backed out after he had already built it-so now that will be for sale as well! It is dirt cheap!! Come check it out!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Old Barn Boutique

For all you locals (Northern Utah), I am putting together my bi-annual Old Barn Boutique this Friday (29th) from 10-7. It is in our barn behind my house. I have been working so hard on so many fun things! You won't want to miss it! There will be Scentsy and yummy treats as well. So bring some friends and come take a look!

1698 W. Harrisville Road
Farr West

If you need directions, send me your email and I'll send you directions.

Keep checking back, I am going to keep posting pictures of items in the barn...I want to keep but don't have any more room in my house!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Burlap Table Runner

I didn't love my table runner, could be that my kids have gotten stains all over it, or it could be that my husband and his first wife got it as a wedding gift. Either way, it had to go.
So I purchased 3 yards of burlap and 3 yards of muslin. Both are super cheap. I measured both and cut them to be 9 feet long by 20 inches wide.

Then I folded in the hem all the way around both fabrics about 1/2" and pinned.

Once it was all pinned, I did a zigzag stitch.

After it was all sewed, I cut some vinyl that said feed (so it would look like the old bags that used to hold animal feed) and stuck it on the burlap, I just painted the inside.

Let dry completely, then...Voila!!
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hollow Jute Balls

Sorry it has taken awhile to get something posted, I've been busy decorating a home, and getting ready to start on another one. Busy but soooo fun! I'll post pictures of the homes soon...

These are so easy, and I've seen them everywhere. From Ballard Designs, to Tai Pan and everywhere in between. They are pretty pricey, more than I would like to pay. And I've figured out how to make them!!!
You will need balloons, liquid starch, and jute.

First, blow up your balloon to the size you want your ball to be. Then you will need to pour some starch into a bowl and saturate about 2-3 feet of jute into the liquid. After it is really wet, find the end of the jute and start wrapping around the balloon. I tried to tie the jute on and I also did some by just wrapping and not tying, and really not tying worked better.

Once you get your jute all the way on the balloon, just cut some more and do it all over again. Cover the balloon until you have the desired look you are going for.

When you have finished putting the jute on, put the ball on some aluminum foil to dry. When it has dried for quite a few hours, roll it over to dry on the other side. It takes at least 24 hours to completely dry.

When they are completely dry, take a pin and pop the balloons and then pull out the remains through one of the openings. That's it! Easy Peazy!!

By the way, I've decided to do my barn boutique Friday the 29th of April from 10-7. And for those of you who have never been to one of my boutiques, I almost always only make one of each thing. So it's first come first serve. So I would suggest getting there early...and yes, I will have a couple of these jute balls for sale ♥

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