Friday, August 17, 2012

Yarn wreaths

My neighbor had made these cute yarn wreaths, I figured I'd give it a try. These were my first attempts and they are both going to be baby gifts for my neighbors. I usally make homemade burp clothes, but thought these would personalize it a little more. They are more time consuming then I thought you litterally have to wrap the yarn around the entire wreath, and make sure it stays tight so that you don't see the wreath below. I made the pennant banner out of scrapbook paper and glued it to some twine that I hotglued on the back. The flowers were a little more involved but easy enough. Thanks Alicia for your help!

Pinterest Halltree

A friend of mine found plans for a halltree to build on pinterest. I thought yeah right, I can't build furniture! So I offered my little brother $50 to build it for me. Not thinking it would amount to much. But he did a fantastic job. He built it from nothing, I was totally impressed! I want to paint the baskets I just bought to put in the cubby holes, any suggestions on color???

New Lamp

Originally I bought this lamp at Home Goodes for $15, it was brown and a little dinged up, nothing a little paint wouldn't fix. So I spraypainted the base a green apple, and taped off the shade with masking tape, to make a chevron pattern, only it turned out a little tribal to me. Not sure if I love the shade I may cover it with fabric someday we'll see, it might grow on me.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hall Tree

A friend in my church gave me this Mirror/Bench that was a part of her Grandmother's Bedroom set. I updated it with paint and added a few cute hooks and new drawer knob to turn it into a Hall tree. I wanted to make it more useful ;)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Candy gram

One of my really good friends just turned 30, oh what it would be like to be 30 again! Anyhoo I made this candy gram and surprised it with her at a resturant, I'm sure it'll be one she won't forget. We all went to a movie after and it was priceless to see her rip off the candybars for the movie. Well at least it was useful! All I did was come up with the wordage and print the words off the computer and tape them down on the board, I didn't use posterboard, I used foam board, that I actually got at the dollar store. Then I hot glued the candy bars right onto the board. Voila!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Father's Day 2012

This year I'm reusing the My Stache idea I originally got off of pinterest, along with a cute m&m tag from here. This jar has been the best. First I made one for myself to keep in my pantry, then as a birthday gift, then Graduation gift and now as a Father's Day gift. It's the perfect catch all gift with a little tweeking! I will encourage my hubby to take it to work so it doesn't get confused with my stache.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Framed Mirror

There are so many different tutorials out there for framing in your "builder grade mirror." I referenced this one. My handy husband who is a bit tired of my projects lost at a game of miniture golf and my prize was for him to do this project. Score for me! I went out and bought baseboards from a trim & door store, then he cut them down to size, nailed them together and painted them with some leftover paint I had used in the house (Horsehair Brown). Used fast drying silicone to attach it to the mirror and tape to hold it in place. I think he did a fantastic job!

Bathroom sign

Just like most hallways, we have a hall of doors and guests never know which door to open so few months back I saw a pic on pinterest of an office that had signs for the doors. So I tried to come up with my own version. I found this bracket at Rod Works. It had a sign hanging from it that said "Friends Welcome" I broke it off. Then had they neighbor with the power tools cut out the same shape of the previous sign. I painted it to match the trim on the doors. Then had a piece of vinyl cut to put on the board. I drilled a little hole in top of sign and attached fishing wire to it to the bracket.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day gift

Sorry this one is a bit late. One of my friends had used this quote for their mother's day gift. I made it my own with this print for a 8x11 frame. Enjoy!

Graduation gift

During May there is always lots of graduations, this was a cute idea from pinterest . I made my own template and added it to a 5x7 frame. Can't go wrong with cash ;)

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thanks to Pinterest I found this cute idea to get a chinese take out box, lots of cute ones are at Michael's, and fill it with fortune cookies, with a note that says "I am fortunate to have you for my teacher!"

Monday, April 23, 2012

New/old Buffet

Been looking for a buffet for the dining room for a while now,found this one out in Sun City West on Craigslist, let's just saw an hour's drive from where I live. It is definitely the pricey-est piece I've bought on Craigslist. But it is also the nicest. It is a Drexel solid wood buffet, even has wheels on the bottom! All I did was cover it in the Klean Strip Sander deglosser, that I got at Walmart, with 2 coats, let dry overnight, then used a free pint of paint I got from Ace Hardware for some promotion they were having to promote Clark + Kensington paint and primer in one, I got it in Bella Luna, painted 2 coats, distressed edges with a brown glaze, sealed it and voila!!! What do you think? My hubby thought I was crazy painting that beautiful cherry wood, but I like to think I updated it. :)

Can play sign

I couldn't take it anymore with the neighborhood kids ringing the doorbell 20 times as soon as school was out, so I made this sign to deter them the urge to ring the doorbell. Thank goodness they can read ;)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby name board

At work someone requested a baby name board for her little one, I think it turned out ok. Boys are so much harder to do.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My stache

on Pinterest I saw this cute jar, had to make! I got the jar from walmart and just put the vinyl on it. Easy as pie!

valentines 2012

Yes, I'm in Love with Pinterest! I saw some cute little mailboxes on there and tweeked it for my kids. I used the cheap glass candelholders and spray painted them black then added their names in vinyl. I used the E6000 glue, it works best for glass and metal. They loved having their own special treat that day!

Armoire turned craft closet?

I've been seeing all over Pinterest these cute armories turned into craft stations. I searched craigslist last summer found one that foot the bill, and put it in the garage. Did nothing with it till my husband was threatening to throw it out. So I got some Sander deglosser rubbed it all over then painted a primer, then painted some left over paint from the inside of my house, added some glaze and then sealed it all. I got some new feet from Lowe's, I didn't like the ones that were already on there. I put the same hardware back on, maybe some day I'll add some glass knobs. Now I just need to organize all my crap and put it into it. Just glad it will be behind closed doors someday soon.

Name board

My boss at work is having a baby, it was the oddest thing I was sitting in the temple and invisioned this creation for her. So I had to make it! I took a cabinet door spray painted it black, made some flowers with fabric scraps and scrapbook brads, hot glued them on, then added vinyl letters for the name and stapled with staple gun ribbon on the back to make a bow to hang it from. She was truely impressed and now I have orders from the other pregnant people at work to make them one. Oh dear.