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We did several wood projects below:

First of all, Landon made a Farmhouse Address Sign for our house a few summers ago for 4-H. We got the idea online and wanted something similar for our place. Here are the details if you are interested in making one!

 

 

Materials:

  • Old barn door wood
  • Stainless steel screws
  • Caulk
  • House #s
  • Plastic bag
  • Potting soil
  • Succulents

Tools

  • Table saw
  • Compound miter saw
  • Circular saw
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Pry bar
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Tape measure
  • 4-square
  • Caulk gun
  • Pliers
  • Awl
  • Rubber mallet

 

Here is what the old barn wood started as. We used a chisel, hammer, and pry bar to remove old hardware and nails out of the wood.

 

 

 

 

Then we were able to cut it to the size of our liking using a circular saw and table saw.

 

 

 

Next, he measured the reclaimed wood for the planter box.

 

He used a 4-square to mark the wood.

 

Then we used a compound miter saw to cut the wood for the planter box.

 

He drilled partial holes in old door supports and used screws to make the sign more sturdy as the old nails had loosened over time.

 

 

Then they attached the planter box to the sign using screws.

 

Then he ripped more barn wood to the thickness of the sign.

 

They used the compound miter saw to cut wood to make a frame.

 

 

 

 

They secured the frame with screws.

 

Next up were the house #s. They used an awl to mark the location of the drill holes.

 

 

We caulked the back of our numbers so that insects could not make nests and burrow in behind the numbers.

 

We drilled holes for the numbers slightly smaller than the stud that was on the back of the numbers. After that, we used a rubber mallet to tap the numbers in place.

 

Looks like a sign! Now the fun part for me.

 

We lined the planter box with a plastic bag to keep the soil moist after watering and not drip mud onto our house siding. We filled the bag with potting soil and planted our succulents. 

 

Ready to hang on the house!

 

It was a fun project, and he ended up getting Best of Class. I love seeing it hung on the house knowing they made it in love for me. 

 

While working on the address sign, another wood project was going on.  Tater made me a huge planter box for our front yard. You may have spied it in our house painting post. It was not yet painted. He used my parents old siding. We have used their siding to make so many things! The girls enjoyed using it to play in for the day.

 

 

 

He also added a nice wood back to our dinner bell and hung it on the house. 😍


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We had ordered some wire from Vintage Wire and Supply for our light project. The company sent some fun extra wire for us to enjoy. Our son was excited to use the wire, and the guys used it to create a vintage hanging light together. They ended up writing out the steps to use for his 4-H presentation.

This is what he put together… just in case you’re interested in making your own fabulous vintage hanging light. 🙂

 

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Tater thought this table up on his own, and I LOVE how it turned out!

As a gift to each other for our 9 year anniversary we remodeled our bedroom. We were ready for something fresh. Our once red curtains had started becoming more pinkish color and were white on the back side from fading. Here is our bedroom makeover before and after.

We were ready for something bright and less heavy. We moved the dark pieces to our son’s room with the collection they belonged with. We brought our mirrored pieces up from the studio and used those for a dresser at the opposite wall of the bed.
That left us with no bedside tables. Tater said he would figure something out. He sure did. He started with the wood circle that we used in the background of THIS shoot. He got them out of the hospital dumpster when he was working one night. ha-ha. He spent a lot of time sanding them and the wood is now super smooth. Now it was just deciding on a base. Somehow he thought up the idea of constructing a base out of pipe. He drew up 3 different base designs I got to pick from. I love the airy feel and industrial look it gives.

The corner with the new chair is a new fun area for us. We used to have a pack in play in that area, but now we are able to drink coffee, do our devotions, or read books to the kids there. We love it for a place to just get away sometimes.

With the new sheer curtains we are now able to have a soft glow of light from the patio shine into our room. It is so enjoyable. We are thankful for our new room!

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Project #2: Frame It

We were clearing out some things in our studio one night, and we came across some frame corners (samples of frames) that we are not selling any more. I asked Tater if he wanted me to just pitch them, and he said he thought he could come up with something to make out of them. Sure enough… thus the new frame you see below.

We also have been framing our pictures from our shoot taken last fall from the fabulous Julie Campbell Photography. Thank you for the wonderful memories you have given us Julie. We love having your amazing talent displayed throughout our home.
This is in our kitchen/dining area:
This one is in our bedroom:

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We have 2 fabulous frame collections for you to choose from!

The Artist Collection includes:

* Shabby Chic Frames with a variety of trim choices   * Christmas Frames   *Specialty Frames (such a polka dot, swirly frames…)

And…

The Paisley Collection includes:

* Unique Frame Shape Options  * Hanging Ornament Frames  * The iPad Frame  * Chalkboard Inserts: This would make a great Christmas gift!! You could use them in a child’s playroom or in a main living area for some random notes. We have one in our kitchen and use it to help us memorize Bible verses. I love it!!

Frames start at $16.50. Email us at haley@capturingroots.com saying you want to find out more, and we will email you a link to a full price list and all the fabulous details you need to know!

*** Please keep in mind that we only service our Central Illinois area.


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We are doing great, and we have been busy as I’m sure you all are too… We finished up the school year which seems like a blur now. I ended up having vein surgery done on my left leg from continued vericose vein pain from my 4 pregnancies. My leg is healing, and I hope the pain will be gone soon. Yay! Before all this happened, I was on a frustrating phone call with insurance. After hanging up and not getting any answers, I broke down in tears not knowing if the surgery would be covered. My daughter came up to me and asked what was wrong. I told her that my legs hurt and that I just wanted them fixed. She asked where she could kiss it to make it better for me. It melted my heart. If only it were that easy. Thank you to all of our family and friends for the help and prayers! 🙂  This week was a great week of Vacation Bible School, celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary, and taking care of sick kids. I am ready to relax a little and have it feel like summer now.

***We ARE booked for the remainder of 2011. This includes our Mak a Dif sessions as well.***  If you are interested in a session in the future, please stay tuned to the blog for further booking information. Meanwhile… you all can still get these fabulous frames from us!!!

The frame above: 11×16 Twin Double Fonzie         Inner color: Tahitian Sky             Outer color: Pumpkin
The frame below: 16×24 Twin Double Gilligan       Inner Color: Silver                       Outer color: Pewter
Here are more great products that we recently put together and gave to a fabulous client of ours:
The Grand Album: a 12×12 matted album with a frosted acrylic cover. The spine and back are lined with a shimmery metallic blue.

And here is the adorable baby annoucement:
Have a great weekend friends!
♥ Haley & Tater

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Introducing the Twin Double Stack Frame. The name says it all. This is a 16×24 Mary Ann frame. The outer color is Dragon Fruit and the inner color is Sunkissed.

*** Order yours today! See below for more information. ***

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More frame goodness… the beautiful and curvy single frame.

When coming up with an art photograph to display in this unique frame, we were deciding between 2 images. We had a family vote and with a split decision, “The Tiger With No Teeth” (as our kids would say) became the winner! Here is “The Tiger With Teeth” image that didn’t quite make it. 😉

This frame and “The Tiger With No Teeth” art print by Roots Photography & Design will be auctioned off at The Midwest Food Bank for their 2011 Gala Dinner and Auction on April 9th.

The frame is a 24×36 Eva in the color Riviera Waters.
The print inside the frame is a metallic print with embassy texture.
Our next post will feature the twin double stack frame. If you wish to order any of these frames, please contact us for pricing, etc. See post below for additional information.

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We fell in love with these beautiful frames the first time we saw them! We just began selling these babies, and recently received our first shipment. Our next several posts will be featuring these fabulous frames.

The colors and qualities of these frames are outstanding!! We thought it was such a great idea when The Organic Bloom began making these frames specifically to fit an iPad. Isn’t it gorgeous!?!?!

We use our iPad for so many things… online access, children’s games, videos, email… the list goes on. The iPad frame works great for sitting on an easel and being out for display. It comes in handy when looking up a recipe or listening to music.

Our favorite part of the iPad frame though, is having a portable digital picture frame. We have always loved the idea of a digital picture frame but have never liked the look of those frames… until now.  It is wonderful to have an ongoing picture slideshow playing throughout the day in our home or taking it easily along with us to special events.
These frames come in several styles and the many colors you see below. For a limited time, we are selling the iPad frame for $48. All sales are final. Please see additional details below and contact us if you are interested in purchasing! 🙂
A few things to know before ordering the iPad frame:

We will not ship, so all orders need to be picked up at our studio in Bloomington, IL.
*** (UPDATE)***  We have received many emails from many of you throughout the states wanting these fabulous frames. We only provide service to central IL. If  you are a photographer, you can sell these frames as well! Just provide The Organic Bloom your business information and include your State Sales tax ID. They are an amazing company to work with!!! If you are not a photographer and not from our area, send them your Zipcode and they can connect you with your local retailer! info@theorganicbloom.com
If you wish to place an order, please email us at haley@capturingroots.com or call the studio at (309) 808-1070.
If emailing: Please provide your name, phone number, frame style AND color you want. Orders will not be placed until we contact you to confirm.
The iPad frame you see in the post above is Style: Mary Ann in Color: Bahama Blue (with a black glaze).
A brown or black glaze rub over the color finish can be added to any frame for $8/frame.

This is what the finish looks like for a frame with no glaze. This is the Mary Ann style in the color Tahitian Sky:

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our love to our fans that support us. It would be our wish to gift each and everyone of you but from THIS contest we found our winner!!!

The winner will receive this 8×8 frame in the color of their choice!!! These fabulous frames are made by The Organic Bloom. It is a new product line of frames we will be offering anyone who is interested in them. You don’t have to have had a session with us in order to get these fantastic frames!

Thank you to all who took the time to participate in the contest! We appreciate the time you took to write a comment to us. There were SO many of you with great answers!! We loved reading them! Here are some of our favorites of you guessing how the session ended:

  • In a trip to the ER (Thankfully that did not happen!)
  • Paint fight! And that we joined our kids in the fun! Too funny! (Something that we would do.) 😉
  • That there were tears… (That definitely could have happened with our dramatic crew!)
  • That Tater was in his skivvies – (You think? – haha) 😉
  • Brought in snow to paint! (Good idea!)
A lot of you were right on with your guesses!! 🙂 It was too hard for us to pick who had the most accurate, so we went the easy route with a random number generator. And our winner is….

Comment # 14! BROOKE you won!!!

You may choose the frame to be the color of your choice from the frame color above or the colors you see below. Congratulations to you! We’re so happy for you. You’re gonna love it! 🙂

Thank you to all who took part! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


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