Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Boutique...

My sister in law hosted a Holiday Boutique this weekend. I wish I had a camera! I would have gone around taking pictures of all of the fabulous ladies who were there and their booths. Oh are a few pictures I took with my husbands phone!

So here are my creations! Magnets, wine chars, upcycled jewelry, a few headbands, and some boxy pouches!

Cute, right? They're like two inches tall!

& a wine charm!

I really wish I had a camera so I could have taken better pictures of my work as well as pictures of the other products. = ( oh well...maybe Santa will bring one?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Afternoon Project

This was such an easy and fast project that I can't believe I've been putting it off for so long! I'm really happy with the results! To make this for yourself:

1. Measure and tape a 1/2" border on your frames. You can really use any size frames. I've had these for about 5 years and just didn't know what to do with them.

2. Now you want to take your acrylic paint and a sponge and paint two to three coats along the edges. This is where you can really get creative with the colors! I chose black because that's the theme we've got going in our hallway and I thought it'd look good with the decal. Wait about thirty minutes to an hour to dry.

*Note: I used acrylic paint so I can easily wash the paint off if I ever want to change it up and use the frames for something different. But you could probably use any kind of paint you'd like.

3. What you do now is cut out paper for the background (any kind really, I used white wrapping paper) the size of your frames and stick your decals on the paper. If you wanna go for the effect that we went with , separating the image onto different frames; remember to leave a 1/2" space on the continuing paper background for the border we've painted on.
4. Then just place the glass PAINT SIDE DOWN on your artwork and clip it closed!
Ta Da!!

What do you think?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

What was old...

Now made new!

I purchased this very sturdy and heavy wood coffee table at the Goodwill store a few weeks ago. I've been searching for one with this type of a shape for quite some time now. This table caught my attention immediately and to my surprise was only $5.00! An even bigger surprise was when I got to the register and was told it was fifty percent off! So, this is my $2.50 coffee table re-vamp!

A little paint, one late night of work, and voila!

I'm so happy with the way it came out.

MMm...Breakfast on the new table. Yay!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thrifty Find

Every payday I head over to the Goodwill, and today I totally scored!!! I found this gorgeous Thomas O'Brien duvet originally priced $69.99 for only $15.00!!!

This will be a nice transition from my bright orange and lime green (teen-ish, but so easy to maintain) comforter I have now. YAY!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Before and After



So since we moved into this condo it has not felt like home...till now! We spent a few weekends working on it and we were finally able to cover up all that yucky wood! It feels so good cooking and working in this space now. More open and it also feels good that we did it ourselves! We did save the cabinet doors to refinish at a later time. We have a few ideas (it's a secret, just in case we mess it up!). Well, this is it! What do you think?