Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Counting Down

Well, haven't been on for awhile.  Life has been a whirlwind ...but the countdown is TWO things.  School year coming to an end....I LOVE teaching but am also looking forward to diving into all the neat pieces I have collected over the past few months and get them done.  AND the count down is on for me to put some of the pieces I do in a shop in the town closest to us.  I am excited to get some pieces moved out as my bedroom looks like a furniture store.

I am also trying to figure out how to get a place for me to work SOMEWHERE on this big old ranch...I am sure I can think of something...already have the plan is to get the hubby on board!  

Well, I am currently working on this old dresser that has knicks, scratches, and even some drawers that are missing a small corner piece.  I had a vision for what I wanted to do and once I started painting it, I realized it had more than I now...leave it rustic and banged up and incorporate it into the piece or start over and fill them all??  Well, will have to decided and finish it up!  Check back to see!!

ALSO....RANCH CHIC CORRAL WILL BE SELLING THE FOLLOWING T-SHIRTS...leave me a comment if you would like one!!
Shirts come in Jr. Fitted Tees - which are small - XL (order one size larger than a regular fitted tee).  They also come in unisex sizes from S- 2 XL.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Good Morning..LOVE is such a complex, complicated word.  The definition of love from the dictionary is.....


  [luhv]  noun, verb, loved, lov·ing.
a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
sexual passion or desire.
a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
(used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie,love?

This word is used all across the world and is universal.  SO I decided to take what I LOVE and make something from it.  

Okay, so I made this from an ugly canvas I got at our local thrift shop and then painted it.  The items to make LOVE came from a box that got thrown in on some items I was bidding on at an auction lovers know what I mean....all that extra you get when they keep tossing boxes in while your bidding on a different box!  Well, anyways there were some cool finds in the box of plumbing supplies.

Now for I got this done and it was sitting in our laundry room (where I have now overflowed into from the mud room) and my husband says...." that from my stuff?"  I respond..."No, it is from one of the boxes of stuff I got from that auction."   Him.."Oh, well just wondering because copper is worth alot."   I just smiled and said "LOVE". 

Well I hope you find LOVE in your day today!  I will be taking this piece of JUNK ART to the Mobridge Craft Fair with me!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Trailer Fever

I am sure many of you vintage, junk lovers know what type of vintage trailers I am talking about.  Well, I am bound and determined to find myself one this summer.  The great part is...I already have a GREAT old vintage car to go with it (1954 Chrysler New Yorker).  It is SWEET and we are going to get it out and get it going this summer.  Well, wouldn't it look even better with a cute trailer on the back?  I heard a He** Yes I think!
So, here is how my journey has gone. I know it is not going to just be all fun and giggles, that I want one that isn't too expensive and am willing to put the elbow grease into it.  The key is finding one that is within my price range and getting it to our ranch.  So I have done searching online, but then found out most of the best options have come from just keeping my eyes open as I drive around the country or in the little towns we go through.  Many treasures just sitting around....and with cash in hand...many takers.  I have inquired about 3 but only found 1 that I really liked.
Well, here is some fun inspiration for you all this morning.  I am excited to continue to share my journey with you on this trailer hunt.  (Many of you know how my mine works, so I keep thinking what a fun addition to Ranch Chic Corral, redone trailers every know and then...we will see about that...the husband thinks furniture and rust stacked up is annoying...not sure what he will think of old campers.)

  I am such a turquoise fanatic, that this one just hit the ooohhh jackpot with me!
  Nothing cuter than vintage western!

  Who wouldn't look good pulling this around?  Pretty neeat!

shabby chic camping!  photo by Kathleen Hibbard  This shabby chic interior is so cool, I just had to post.  Who would ever guess this is a trailer/camper?  AND how could my oldest past this up?
  This one was just so inviting!

Cowgirl Caravan- Vintage Travel Trailer Tour - Photographs at  Love the color, again!
adorable vintage camper! Okay, this is my favorite of all of them!  I love turquoise and red together!

Well, I have many more I could post but I will just share and be on my daydreaming way back to the real world, not painting or junkin world today!  Talk to you soon!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Furniture Fever

Well, last weekend I spent most of it cleaning out for spring and finding some treasures on our ranch!  This weekend I have had the opportunity to have time to work on quite a few is my brain going...wish I could just paint and be creative all day long, every day!  BUT I also love teaching and am not willing to give that up yet..although only 21 days until summer vacation for my students and own kids.  
If you have been following me on facebook you will know that I have vintage camper oldest daughter does not...and her and I and our littlest spend most of our summer weekends traveling and they would be the ones who would use it with me the most.  Watch for a fun post tomorrow with different revamped trailers!  BUT today I will post some pictures of projects I will have at the Mobridge Summer Craft Show on Saturday!  I will post more as they all get completed.

This cute mint table has cute legs and is painted in chalk paint with light antiquing.  

This is a cute half side table with scalloped edges.  It is stained and done in cream chalk paint.
This dresser is done in gray with blue numbers and white ceramic knobs.  The dresser is also on wheels.  I think it would be great as a craft dresser or a games center.  

Okay this last picture is something fun and funky I was inspired to for pictures.  

Have a great night and check back tomorrow for some FUNKY VINTAGE Trailers and MORE FURNITURE and ART!


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