Friday, March 25, 2011

Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

This past week my 10 yr. old had been diligently cleaning and getting her room ready for her  "makeover".   Colors on board are orange, and pink (she's ten).  It will kind of be jungle princess?  Anyway,  I am excited for the reveal.  If you have before and after pics of your kids rooms, I would love to see them.  I have a 14 yr olds. room to do next!  

See ya soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Before and After


I wanted to lighten up this mirror for my bedroom.

You ever just get tired of looking at something?

(Ignore those sweatpants hanging in the closet...oops  I got so excited I forgot to close the

I thought about it for a while.  Then I was at Hobby Lobby and saw this crafting paper.  I fell in love with it, and the idea came together.

I used Modge Podge to adhere the paper, then took some acrylic paints to dry brush the accent colors from the paper.  

The furniture's a different story.  A story of blunders...don't use non water-based polyurethane on latex paint!  It WILL turn yellow.  Now, someday, I WILL re do them.  But for now, I have my beautiful mirror to look at...sigh

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Mantel

Welcome March!  I have had this vision of a more natural approach to March this year.  I love the way it turned out.  It was really inexpensive too.

I made this mirror for FREE!

I was driving down the road and noticed that some people had moved and had a bunch of trash 
(treasures) by the curbside. I made a quick u turn.  I picked out this mirror.  It was naked when I found it!  
I  used wood (I think they are called, shims?) that my daughter and I found on our walk the other day.  We wandered into a construction site...shhhhh.
Anyway, I used a little gorilla glue and used stones from the yard to hold them down. 

Those wreaths were $1.99 for both!  I found them at a garden shop on clearance...yay!

I will say, I splurged on the Ivy...I love plants, and it was what I had envisioned in my head.  I made stand last week or so.  I covered the pot with tooling scraps I had.

I finally have my own little nest!  I fell in love with this look from Miss Mustard Seed blog

I finally found a cheese tray at a local thrift store. For the nest part,  I used a bunch of string from my Thanksgiving runner made of burlap from Thanksgiving.
  It looked like something I could use later. 
 Those eggs are edible!   They are the Easter malt balls...yummm.  I'm almost out, because I keep eating them.

For April, I may just add some color to the basic theme going on here.  If it warms up enough, I will be out working on painting some other "treasures" I picked up. :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Still Here!

Hi all!  I've been keeping busy, busy this week.  Lot's of "home" stuff going on this week. 

My daughter and I have decided to join our church group to Haiti this summer to work along side the relief workers there to help out with the after effects of the hurricane last year.  We have been very busy writing letters to raise our support to go.  I think it will be an exciting summer.

 Also, I have been helping out at my daughters high school with their up coming musical "Bye, Bye Birdie". 

 You know how it is, some weeks you just have to put everything else on the back burner and take care of home business...this includes cleaning the house as well!  I don't know about you, but I can definitely forget everything and just keep going when I have a project going on.  However, I have been able to "tinker" here and there as time allows.  I managed to find some time tonight to change appearance of my blog.  Anyway, new stuff to come soon!