Monday, August 5, 2013

Haven 2013--What I Did, What I Learned, and The Swag

I have a tiny, tiny blog. But I'm a HUGE DIY blog reader/fan and I was just itching to attend Haven. So, I registered back in February and Alex decided to join me and hang out in Atlanta for a few days. All I can say is that I am a super-fan/geek and I had so much fun! We flew in and arrived on Thursday afternoon. I registered and there was a cocktailparty that evening. Later on, I met Alex at the Braves game.

The next 2 days were filled with attending classes, listening to speakers, eating and socializing, and talking to vendors.
Here I am at the Advanced Painting class taught by Marion of Miss Mustard Seed and Shauna of Perfectly Imperfect.

Sandra from Sawdust Girl and Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl taught a great class on how to cut and install mouldings.

Sandra had these templates to help with crown moulding. I am making a set of these as soon as I get a real mitre saw.

Painting with Chalk Paint class.

Whitney and Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic showed us how to make a spice rack. They built the whole thing from start to finish during the class, nothing was precut.

And here is all the stuff I came home with.

I also met some super cool bloggers that I'll be friending as I go through my stack of business cards.

Thanks for stopping by!! --Adrienne


  1. Hey Adrianne! Now following you to and thanks so much for your help with my phone, I got on the hotel computer and used the find my phone app. We pinged it and found it between 2 chairs in the ballroom! Thank the lord!

    1. OMG. I have to get that app, so glad you had that and you found it!

  2. Adrienne, you got some good photos! Due to class scheduling conflicts, I think I'm gonna be the only blogger who doesn't know the crown molding tricks! haha It was great to meet you. xo

    1. Oh, those moulding templates are the bomb. I know what you mean, there are a few sessions that I would have really liked to attend but didn't get to. Great meeting you too!