504 Main by Holly Lefevre

10.23.2014

My Favorite Moving Tip: Just Add Tape!

It has been a few months since we moved from California to Austin...
and I finally have unpacked all but 3 boxes in the garage - whew!
(that is no small feat!)
We were lucky that we were able to hire professional movers...
but we have used professional movers before, so I knew that this did not necessarily
ensure everything would end where it was supposed to or stay organized.
I did some packing myself and got a few boxes from a friend - this where I learned this MOVING TIP for keeping all those (and there were A LOT) of boxes organized.
It has proven to be my sanity saver!
My Favorite Moving Tip: Just Add Tape!

10.09.2014

How To Stain or Dye Concrete Floors: The Results!

The other day I walked you through how to prep your concrete floors for staining or dyeing. Today (ta-da!) I am going to show you how I applied the dye and the wet look sealer.
I will admit...quite a few times during this process I thought I was crazy!
But, now that I am done...I LOVE these floors.
They have depth, texture, warmth...and are durable!
How to Dye or Stain Concrete Floors by 504 Main

At first, I debated between painting the floors or staining and I am so glad I chose this path. For me, it works with my house. My craft room is right off the kitchen area, and I did not want the room to look like it was from another planet, but a well-thought out part of the house...and for this house, this is what worked.

10.07.2014

How to Stain or Dye Concrete Floors: Part One, The Preparation

In my old house, I pretty much touched every single surface -
sometimes for fun, sometimes out of necessity.
Well now we have moved to Texas and our house is brand new...
but, of course I cannot leave anything alone!
I am lucky enough to have a craft studio in my new home -
one "problem"...it had carpet. I am so MESSY.
I figured I was either never going to craft for fear of spilling
or I was going to make such a mess that my husband might flip his lid.
How to Dye Concrete: Part One, The Preparation by 504 Main

9.30.2014

Paper Crafting: Follow Your Heart Card

Paper crafting - making cards, marbling paper...and making paper - is one of the first types of crafts I remember doing as an "adult."  When I start "playing" with my Evolution Die Cutter I get so excited...the possibilities are endless...and sometimes that sends me off on a tangent...and sometimes I never know where i will end up.

Bear with me on the tutorial. I had one (or ten) things in mind and then my hands took me some place else and this sweet little card was created. Can't you imagine this on a small block of wood or a canvas too? I kind of am in love with the colors and the arrows...and the hearts...and the polka dots!
Paper Crafting: Follow Your Heart Card by 504 Main

9.29.2014

The BIG Move: California to Texas!

Every morning I wake up and still can hardly believe that I live in Austin,Texas!
I was a born California girl, and I suppose I always will be...
but for the last few months I have been attempting to settle in to my new home in Texas.


I do admit that I may have cried the first morning (and on many other occasions) when I actually had to tell the barista my order at the local coffee shop. "At home," my coffee was practically waiting for me every day at my favorite coffee shop. Yes, I know it is ridiculous, but I think that is what made it all sink in...all the way to the ground. 

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