Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Heart Junking

I am known to snap a few photos while out and about 
junk shopping.  Here's some faves:










Happy Week Y'all!!
--Brooklyn

Sunday, August 28, 2011

An artistic moment...

I am excited to be doing personal art classes for people.   
Here's something I have been working on.  
Email me at brookhuff@aol.com if you are in the 
Bham metro area and would like to 
host a private art party.



--Brooklyn

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Rock Wall

My current client, Lauren, is truly a dream client.   She has become a friend, and personal heroine too, but that's another story.   In her home, everything I suggest, she loves, is game for it, and trusts me 100 percent.  Where do you get that in life?  Seriously, this chick is awesome.  
So, when I was painting her living room this summer, and the notion struck me to do a rock wall, she was all like, do it!  Baffled, but excited, I asked Lauren if she would run down to the Piggly Wiggly (ha ha, snort, snort) to nab me about a 100 bags or so...and... we were off.

Here was my thought process: I was working with dry wall mud and spackle and looked over at that lovely, naked arch, and thought, what if I made that a rock wall like in old Provincial European homes?  I could totally use this stuff, and paper bags! 


   Unfortunately, I found out quickly that the bags were not going to work.  They were too soft and flimsy.  But, also lying around were tons of cardboard boxes from her move.  Chopping one of those bad boys up was just the ticket.  
Then I broke out the liquid nails and the rest is history.  
Check it out:    














The cool thing about it is that it's nor just a faux rock wall like you would see in wallpaper.  Even standing right up on it, it really looks like rocks!

A few quotes from Lauren's guests:

"Hey! Cool rock wall! Is that the reason you bought this house?" -M.H.

"That's awesome.  It's amazing how it really looks real." -Beenie

"I love the rock wall!  What? It's not real?" -D.M.

"That wall is really awesome!" -the AT&T guy

So, I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. Thank you, Lauren for trusting me through the long, arduous process in times when it didn't look so good and in times when it did, in times when it got a little messy, and in times when I had to keep sending you away for more spackle and liquid nails.  This is one I am proud to have in my portfolio.





Thursday, August 25, 2011

A little something easy and southern...

Chicken and Dumplings...Crock Pot Style


Sho is!  Chickens in a crock pot (the crock pot liner is my favorite invention)...Cream of chicken soup....Little bit of ckn broth or water to keep it all from scalding on the bottom...Of course, the ever southern couple of tablespoons of butter...Your favorite veggies...Slow cook on low for about 6 hours...The last hour atleast add cut up bits of canned biscuit.  Serve with salad and Nanner Puddin for dessert y'all!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Upcoming Projects

I am so excited to be so busy lately.  
I have reached the final punch list at Lauren's Cottage living room
(see the rock wall and beams...bottom right).  So, I'm going today to pick out hardware
for curtains and finish reupholstering the lovely chairs.
Can't wait to share the finished products.  


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Crafting/Brown-nosing...Either way, it's fun.

If you are not on pinterest yet, you don't know what you are missing.  It's basically where I keep all my inspirations filed neatly away all in one place.  And, when you get adorable crafting inspiration like this, it's just a win win for everyone...the kids, the mom, the teachers, so on.  Check out the bouquets we made for the first day of school:









Monday, August 22, 2011

School begins



It's an exciting time of year for everyone when school starts back.  The structure, the organization, the routine, the expectation, the standard, the achievement, the challenge, the call to excellence.  You know, all those things little soldiers need.
And, mom gets to get the house straightened and organized again.  But, the reward of a few hours of quiet each day are well worth it.  Aahh.  Lovely silence.  

My youngest, Zion, is starting kindergarten.
That means one. two. three kids are in school.  Done.  Check.  I made it!!!!!
I hate to sound so excited, but I have started to find that every year of motherhood gets more and more sweet.  Seeing that skinny little squirt dawn a uniform and discover his gig line.  Knowing that his mind is about to blow up like a balloon.  That's what dreams are made of, man.  

At this very moment, we are one week in, and everything has gone swimminly.  {Except for those few moments where Judah got a yellow slip because he thinks he is the teacher and can answer all the questions...Ah, that independent, over-confident second born}.  Great teachers.  Exciting hopes.  An officially organized and ready house as of last night.  Backpacks stocked and ready on the back of breakfast chairs.  Pencils sharpened.  And, I am off to fix lunches.    

Wishing all a great day and a great week!!  Here's to the smell of fall just above the air.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Another business card...


A couple of weeks ago, I posted a business card I had made, but I got to thinking about it, and I wanted to feature a project from portfolio.  So, I made a new one.  What you think?

Also, as you can tell, I have a new blog header.  School is starting y'all so back to work for me....  More projects and updates soon!!

Latest Projects


Side tables:

Results one Sale now at Greystone Antiques $40.00

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Foyer Reveal:

Painted floor:

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Dresser:

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Faux rock wall:
Step1

Step 2


 Step 3


Underview of Arch with faux beams: