Friday, August 17, 2012
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???
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 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
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!
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
Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 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!
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.
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.