Loving Life after 50

Chalk Boards and Wine Corks and maybe an outfit

( warning photo heavy post)
Last night the forecast was for torrential downpours yet again, so no pool time but I thought maybe a little crafting.  Took advantage of the fact that it had not yet started raining to complete a few tasks better performed outside ( spraying any form of paint in the house is a no no for me, my eye had coordination could cause other things to change colour)

We love wine, really, really love wine and I collect the corks.  I like to make things from the corks, which then provides the perfect excuse to keep drinking wine because hey you need corks.  Twisted logic but it seems to work for me. This is my awesome cork collector, and this week I realized I had filled and emptied this baby a few times ( ok lots of times) since my last cork crafting session ( bulletin Board and cooking trivets, but that was preblogging so no pictorial for you).

cork collector

Searched my crafting area for some picture frames and found these,  yea I know can you say dated…. or Vintage, take your pick,  so picture frames, chalkboard paint and wine corks…. I thnk I have a plan.

chalk paint

Ignore the letters that is for a later project reveal, can you say his and her monogram wreath ( LOL)

chalk crafts

Chalkboard paint is so easy to work with… lord when Carly was still a baby ( OK maybe a preteen) I painted a whole wall of her bedroom with chalkpaint. and that was a day or two ago ( or possibly 12 years ago OMG)

Ignore the moronic looking face, just wanted to show you that you do not need a craft room when nature is beckoning.

Then we move on to wine corks and Glue guns.


wine corks

Take your picture frame and start covering it with corks, there is no required pattern, just what ever feels good to you.  I used a staggered approach for this one and a more linear approach with the second one ( plus I then included some ” Bubbly” corks, which made me realize wow we like our bubbly don’t we….

wine corks

chalks and corks


chalk art with wine
There you have it two simple wall hangings for inside or outside, I think these babies will go outside for the summer and we will change the messages continually I am sure. Chalk paint, washes right off so it is simple to change the words to whatever reflects your mood.  I went with ” Larmond Estates” as we have bottled our own house wine for a few years now and we label it ” Larmond Estates”.  If you are a fan of winealign it may even pop up.  ( an awesome website to keep track of your wine cellar, you are welcome)
cork frames
Soooo because I spent my evening crafting, then watching more West Wing, I did zero outfit planning, weather is warm but not scorching, I have a meeting but it is relatively casual, what the heck do I wear.  Went with a 2013 combo, which obviously many of you would never have seen because i was just starting the blog at the end of the summer season.
Top is from Rickis, and I loved that it combined a few trends, high/low and lace with floral.. so it seems still on trend for this year, added some longer dress shorts and a cardi and there ya go, work appropriate. Thought I would go with the black and white graphic shoe for contrast.
Why is it that I always like the pictures inside better than outside?? Background sucks but the outfit details usually show up much better.
floral top

shoedazzle graphic shoe

graphic print slingback

statement jewellery
Happy Thursday Folks, it is almost the weekend.

Linking with Agnes,Tara, Stylin, Treasure The Grits,and Wore to workPampers&Pearls, TuckerupMommyChronicles

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  • OOh, awesome DIY project!

    • and very easy, just watch out for the hot glue. LOL

  • Fun projects! I've been saving up wine corks for similar projects, as well. 🙂

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

    • I really want to try and cover the Bar as a new project

  • Fun projects!
    Love that blouse, and the way you style it!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com/

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