Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Old chair NEW!

So found this chair at a yard sale for $5, my husband thinks I'm crazy for bringing it home, he wanted to find a dumpster and chuck it in. But I convinced him it can go in my craft/office room and I'll use it for MY chair. So first I lightly sanded down the red paint, just to take off the shiny, then I sprayed primer (love, love, love spray paint), then reupholstered the cushion with fabric I already had, then spray painted the final Green Apple color-that I love! Voila-a NEW chair! Too bad I didn't think to put on an old pair of socks, had to take a pumice stone to my footsies to reclaim them. Total cost: $14, not bad for a new chair ;)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New out of Old drapes!

This new home with it's 10ft ceilings vs. my old home with 9ft ceilings, proving to be more trouble. Just added what fabric I had left from making the bathroom drape to these brown Ikea drapes that fit a 9ft ceiling height-now they fit a 10ft ceiling. (Sorry about the eliptical to heavy for me to move :)

Pom-pom decorations

My friend click here helped me with this a while back for a baby shower, now I'm making them for my daughters birthday party, they are so versitle! *Tip, if you want them to be more full, use more layers of tissue paper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Glassware continued...

Ok, I've had a big response asking where I got the glassware, I bought the 3 smaller ones as a set at Lina's, and the bigger one at Michaels. Michaels has the best selection I've found,they are much more expensive there, so make sure to use your coupon! They are so versitile, this was for a study group at my house ;)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bead necklaces

This year we're having a "friend party" for my daughter's birthday, so I decided to attempt to make some plastic beaded necklaces for her friends as a party favor. Luckily I had a few friends help me figure out what to do, this is what I came up with. All you need is a crimper, wire cutter, clasp, jump rings, doube rings, crimp tube beads, chain, wire or fishing wire, and of course the plastic beads. I was surprised how easy it ended up being :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Boo candelsticks

So I saw this on click here and put JOY on the back, now we can use it for 2 holidays, I think it turned out great!