Two girls with a passion for decor and design working together to create beautiful things! We believe in being good stewards of what the Lord has blessed us with and hope to help you fill your home with what you love!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Another Sneak Peek...

So...we are just going to give you some glimpses into what pieces will be available at this week's craft fair rather than post new things this week.  All items we PEEK at will be available  at the craft fair being held at the Beach Lake Free Methodist Church from 10-4 pm.  The Blessed Nest will be there - come and see what we have to offer and support us in our new endeavor!  Another bonus about the wekeend fair is that a portion of all profits will be donated to the Women's Ministry Group at the church for their upcoming Women's Retreat to Sandy Cove next month!  Megan and I would love to meet you and say hello so come and visit with us!
Here's your sneak peek:

Curious yet?
See you there!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Furniture Fridays!


Megan and I have deemed Fridays "Furniture Fridays" - one of the most fun days of the week!  Friday has become our night to drive all over the place to do our furniture pick ups.  We jump into the mini van and off we go.  It's isn't always glamourous you know.  It's a crazy fun time I will say, but highly unpredictable. 
For example, this past Friday, we had purchased a piece off Craigslist and met the seller at a hardware store about 30 minutes from our town.  I figured he had the piece (notice I am not revealing what it is?  You'll just have to wait and see!) in the back of his huge red truck, but alas that was not the case.  He rolls down the window and says follow him four miles that way as he points off into the the pitch black darkness.  Any female would shudder at that thought.  I became anxious.  Where was he taking us?  Was he a trustworthy guy or should we be concerned?  Are we naive following him?  Thoughts keep bombarding my mind.  We drove off into the black night into no-man's land.  We live in a rural area so you don't have to go far outside of the town to be in no-man's land really.  So you never can tell what you are getting into. We ended up off the beaten path and felt better when we pulled onto a road with several little cottages on it.  We pulled up in front of the house which had all the lights off.  We didn't get out of the van until the lights were turned on.  I admit I was highly freaked out at this point.  You just never know.  We make it a point to always go together for a pick up.  Still I was texting my husband the whole time with directions as we drove and this guy's license plate number in the event something happened.  It is too bad that I even have to think this way.  It was quite the adventure. 
Turns out the man was super nice and was just cleaning out his cottage.  Whew.  It is quite the memory.  See what we go through to bring you awesome things?!?! Let me tell you that what we picked up is SUPERB.  I can't wait to show you all!  We ended the night with dinner at Taco Bell and several hours of painting.  Now, that's what I call a fun night!  Can't wait until next week's furniture Friday to see what adventure we will embark on! 

Upcoming Craft Show Announcement

The Blessed Nest is participating in a small craft show at our home church at Beach Lake Free Methodist Church next Saturday, November 5th.  The craft fair runs from 10 am to 4 pm at the church and a portion of the monies raised will go towards our women's ministry trip to Sandy Cove next month which Megan and I have the priviledge of attending!  Please come and stop by to support us as well as the women's ministry group at the church!  There will also be a bake sale so come and fill your bellies as well! 
We have a ton of new pieces to show you and that will be for sale that day.  In fact, we are WAITING to preview some spectacular items at the show.  We can't wait to show you! Until then, we will give you some sneak peeks throughout the week.  The pieces will officially go on sale that day so stop in so you don't miss them!  Here's a sneak peek for you in the meantime:

How's that for a teaser?
Hope to see you Saturday, November 5th
from 10-4 pm at the Church!

Message us if you need more info of directions!
See you then!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Creations Inspired By YOU!

I thought it may be fun every now and then to highlight some things our readers have created as a result of being inspired by our creations.  I love that we were able to inspire someone!  What a compliment that is!  So without further Jill:

Jill McConnell

Jill was inspired by the Blessed Nest's chalkboard sign from the Harvest and Heritage Days she set out to create her own beautiful chalkboard projects! Jill has been a friend of ours for years and we are excited to feature her project!
Look how cute her frames turned out!

Jill was so proud!
And the end result is beautiful!

Great job Jill!
We are so excited we were able to inspire you!

If you have any projects you'd done that we given some ideas or inspiration, we would love to feature you!  Or perhaps you've purchased something from the Blessed Nest and would like to submit a picture of it displayed in your home?  We'd love that too!  Drop us a line with a picture so we all see what you've done!
We can't wait to see what you have created!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Join Our Mailing List!

Would you like to be included in our mailing list so you can get word on upcoming shows we are participating in, new projects we have done and have for sale, and other information about Blessed Nest Inspired Designs?  E-mail us with your information and we will put you on our list! 
Thank you!

Adorable Wooden Bread Box For Sale

This wooden bread box is simply sweet!  The box is painted black with the word BREAD handpainted on it.  It is finished with an adorable white knob and would be a great addition to your kitchen!  The bread box is $20.  If you are interested, please message us!

Thanks for stopping by to check us out!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cottage Dining Set For Sale

Adorable dining set for sale - a table and four chairs - cottage style table distressed with Old White Annie Sloan's chalk paint and wax.  The chairs and table are Old White and weathered and distressed seafoam green.  This table measures 47" long by 30" wide.  This set is charming and sweet!  It will be a hard one for us to part with! 

The cost of the entire set is $150.
Message us if you are interested!

Message us if you are interested!

Antique Dresser For Sale

We would like you to meet Vera!  She is a lovely antique dresser in great shape.  She has a ton of character and charm and you will just love her to pieces!  Her drawers are dovetailed.  Her legs are curvy and sweet.  Her knobs are individually hand-painted with a pretty flower.  Her measurements are 45 1/2 long by 30 wide.  She is 18 inches deep. Come and check her out and you'll agree that she's a keeper!

Vera is $85.
Message us if you are interested!
Sale Pending

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hand Painted Polka Dot Chair For Sale

This chair is a fun chair!  You are just gonna love her!  This cute chair is painted a bold red with polka dots all over.  She is super cute!  She would be adorable in a child's bedroom or playroom or perhaps even used as a unique occassional chair!


She is $20.
Message us if you are interested!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Is My Favorite

Happy Fall!
The days are full of brilliant sunshine and the nights
cool and crisp with the smell of a fire in the air. 
Brilliant color in the trees and pumpkins abound.
Hot soup and cider...comfort foods abound.
Warm sweaters and cozy boots.
I just love this time of year.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Old Wooden Box For Sale

This beautiful box is painted and waxed and truely looks antique!  It would be a beautiful piece to use for many functions.  It is solid wood and has a flower bloom carved into the top of the box.  This box is on sale for $15.

Message us if you are interested!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Project In The Works: Charming Dresser

heart this.

We are working on an ADORABLE dresser.  I can already tell this is going to be a hard one to part with.  You see, I am a sucker for dressers.  Dresser redos are definitely my favorite thing to do.  You would be able to see that if you were in my home.  I use dressers everywhere.  Not only in my bedroom, but in the kitchen pantry and the hallway and so on.  Why limit their use to the bedroom?  They are incredibly functional pieces of furniture to be used for so many purposes.  One of my dressers holds decor as well as winter wear for the kids and the other, coloring books, markers and paper for the girls.  I can't wait to show you the one in the works right now.  She is LOVELY.  Stay tuned for the reveal as we finish putting the final touches on her within the next few days!  I can't wait to show you!

Items For Sale From The Blessed Nest

Thought you may want to see some
other great items
that are still for sale...

Handpainted picture - Created by Megan

3 x 5 Pretty Framed Print In Hand Painted Frame

Pretty Crackle-Painted and Stenciled Tray
(persimmion color on the back-side of the tray)

Colorful Ribbon Wreath

Stenciled Sign

Sweet Burlap Wreath

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Pinned Image

Megan and I have been starting a bunch of new pieces this week!  We are excited and have a ton on motivation, but unfortunately not a lot of time.  We both work full-time jobs so our work on The Blessed Nest occurs outside of our regular full-time jobs and family and church responsibilities.  We are working hard to be able to bring some more things to you soon that we are very excited about...stay tuned as we continue to attempt to juggle it all!  Thanks for following ... we are so glad you are here! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Inspiring Thought For Today

...gratefulness & gratitude...

Be thankful for what you have.
Be content in all things.
I just love this litle nugget of wisdom.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stenciled and Distressed Coffee Table For Sale

I love this table!  I wish I could keep it, but I know I can't keep everything!  I hope someone else loves it as much as I do.  Up for sale is a lovely condition vintage all-wood coffee table.  It has been painted, stenciled and distressed.  The stencil was completed with Annie Sloan's chalk paint and it has a clear coat of Annie Sloan's clear wax as well.  The table measures 24 wide by 64 long thus is a very nice size.
This beautiful coffee table is priced at $40.

If you like it and are interested, please message us!