"How To" Class and Dear Anthro

Here we go with two completedly unrelated topics and thoughts. But honestly - this is how my head works. It is buzzing with ideas and things I want and how do I get them?

First up . . . .

Due to several inquiries lately Mike and I are discussing and working through the logistics of putting together a class to share our processes and ideas on painting. We are really excited about it and wanted to open up a discussion with all of you out there to help us out!

If you would be interested in attending such a training will you please leave me a comment or drop me a note at frostedgardner@live.com. If you have feedback or questions please let us know as well. We are pulling together ideas and would love to make this happen! The class would be held in the Davis County area and if we can get enough participants it just might actually happen. And one of the most exciting things about it is we would get a chance to meet each of you!

Next up . . .

Dear Anthro (apology),

I am sorry. As much as I want
and youand youand youand youand you I simply cannot afford you.
So now I have to figure out how to make you.
Which isn't going to be easy without a sewing machine or an electrician.
you can darn well bet I am going to try.
Warm regards,


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I wish I lived closer, I would love to attend. At one time Target had a shower curtain that looked similar to the one you showed. Love & blessings from NC!

AllisonK said...

those curtains are lovely!!! I will have to show my girls and see what they can do.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I am loving those lights:) Urban outfitters has a ruffly shower curtain that I just got. It would have cost me much more to make. But I will make a curtain to match:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Krumpets Designs said...

I too covet all those things at Anthropology... and wish I could make them all too!!!

kathie said...

I would be a sure-thing for the class if I lived just a teensy bit closer :) I know a class would be more fun, but what about an e-book that people could purchase? I would buy that in a heartbeat!

Amber said...

Would love to attend your class, if I didn't live in Minnesota :( Hope you get enough participants to pull it off!

BB said...

Yes.. and e-book would be good..
it's alot of trial and error tho.. Painting is something you either enjoy doing or NOT.. I find it relaxing.. ..you can always learn more and possible avoid some of the errors..??

As for the curtains they look really easy to sew.. and the lights look like Fireplace tool handles with light kits screwed on to them.. ahahhah.. they look easy too.. but as for wanting them... no not so much..
Good luck with the class..

BB said...

Actually those lights look like the handles on my Rotiserrie stick thing from my barbecue grill.. it already even has a threaded end on it and a hole down the middle for the cord.. I bet a trip to Goodwill could start this project off on the right foot. I've seen the cage thingy..at Home Depot in the work light section or maybe an outdoor bug light.? ughh you've got my brain spinnin.. lol..

Heidi said...

I keep wanting to try those lamps too...Check out http://www.inthefunlane.com/2010/07/ghost-lamps-and-dresser.html

I bet you get to it before me, though...you seem so on top of things :)

Tamara ViAnn said...

I would definitely be interested in a class if you decide to hold one. I've refinished a couple of small pieces but haven't tried anything big yet!

Hive Admin said...

I would love to attend a class, and I'm even in Davis Co :)

Those curtains are seriously cute.

michelle said...

You are so funny! I love randomness, that is so how I function!! I wish I was closer to you because I would be in the front row learning all you tricks!! :)

I love those shower curtains as well they are so pretty!! I hope you find a way, well, I know you will find a way to make them and I can't wait to see!!!!

Have a great weekend Melanie!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

dear anthro.... i am so glad that you set aside a room just for me... in the back corner with a sale sign over it.... yes, that speaks my language!
so glad you got the scale today and are happy!!!

Kathy said...

Such a cute post, love all those wants too!

Liz said...

Count me in...I would love to attend the class! Look forward to any updates :)

Allison said...

I would love to atend the class if I lived closer! What a great idea. I've also been eyeing those curtains. Aren't they fabulous! Have a great weekend.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ah! The age old dilemma of sewing without a sewing machine...I'm in the same boat...how to put ruffles on things using glue and not thread!
Still working on it... ;}

m ^..^

Suzanne said...

I'm popping over from June's blog
And I'm so glad I did.
Love everything I see!and wished I lived closer,
Love to follow your inspiring blog!


Alaina said...

I like that kind of attitude. If I like it in a store, how do I recreate it myself instead of paying those high prices. Those little ruffle shades are adorable. I have a feeling after peeking at some of your projects, you will soon be figuring out the sewing machine.

NanaDiana said...

Hello Ms Melanie- I just found you through OC Cottage. She did a nice little profile of some of your projects...so here I am...and liking your blog. I am signing up as your newest follower. You do GOOD work..and I love your makeovers! Diana

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Go for it! ♥

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I thik your classes will go great!
Anthro is a little much for me too!
Have a pretty day!

hailey said...

I am sooooo in for a class!!!! keep me in the loop I will be there with bells on!!!! Hailey

Nutbird said...

I don't live near you, but I would buy an e-book for $10. Altar'd has one, but I haven't bought it yet. You might get a student who lives near you to produce it for independent credit at her school.
You are so talented. Why don't you trade your painting work with someone who sews? And someone who can make those lamps. I've seen knockoffs already. I'll bet you can make them out of farm things, or coat hangers, or floral wire. Post something on your blog and see what comes in. If you really want to learn to sew, I'll bet someone near you will trade you lessons for something. But, I'd would trade painting and get someone else to sew. There are always solutions, just think outside the box. Can you teach a continuing education class at a high school or junior high and make some money to buy these things? Good luck. I enjoy your blog. Ann

megan said...

I would come to a class, I live in Kaysville! I saw you on Studio 5 and have been hooked ever since. I have dabbled on small pieces but now I am obsessed!

The Morreys said...

I would be interested in attending. I've always been interested in refinishing and would love the tips and advice.

Stacey said...

Hey! I have a blog that made one of these lamps! Here it is! http://itstoilegood.blogspot.com/2010/08/wanna-be.html

Nutbird said...

One of my favorite creative people has made one of the lamps you like. Go to junkmarketstyle.com They have a million projects, but his name is Jim Healy. also listed as junkarchitect. He has made at least two of those lamps. What might be good for the wire, would be a wire horse feeder. They are a little bigger and deeper than a colander. Ann

Hayli said...

Just stumpled upon this post. Check out Holly from Life in the Fun Lane....she just did a project with the ghost lamps!


Hope that helps! I love them!


kayejohns16 said...

I love your work. I saw you on
studio 5, and have wanted to do
some projects ever since. I live
in Utah County, but would drive to
take a class from you. Let me know
if you start one. Thanks!!

Meghan said...

Here is a fun ruffley shower curtain from the Shabby Chic line at Target: http://www.target.com/Ruffles-Shower-Curtain/dp/B000HPTSE2/ref=sc_qi_detaillink

I know its not quite the same as the Anthro ones, but maybe it could work!

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