Saturday, May 15, 2010

Playing with Pink....

It's been one of those weeks. My husband has been sick all week and still is and I feel like I am going to lose my mind, I'm exhausted, stressed, you name it. I need a vacation. But I won't bore you with the details just wanted to share a few things I finished up this week.

I made these for a long overdue gift. Seriously the girl probably has a new room by now. Go me.

Cute nonetheless. These are so much fun to make and I buy my letters wholesale from a place online and they are significantly cheaper and you can pick ANY font as well as any size. It was so much fun playing with pink for a change.

Can you see my mistake on this? I totally forgot to add the green star under the M, when I began this it was never my intention to put the stars under all the letters, it just happened and then at the end I guess I just lost it. But no worries, the little guy loves it and it will still look perfectly in his little art nook. I cut the letters with my cricut, covered the clothespins with matching paper, glued it all on an old board I had, super easy and he couldn't be happier. I finished it last night while he was staying at a friends and he was super excited when he got home.

This I made awhile back, it was one of my first. I am totally addicted to making these, they are soldered frames. Two pieces of glass with the prettiness sandwiched in the middle, then you wrap the edge in copper foil tape, and solder away. I was completely scared of the soldering iron at first but now I love it. It's so much fun and the possibilities are endless with these. I am doing a bunch with pictures of the kids and the backs will have quotes or bible verses.
Not my favorite ones but not bad for my firsts. 

That's it!!! Tomorrow I will have an end table redo and hopefully pictures of my curtains to share.

Have a Wonderful Sunday!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Simple Mirror Makeover...

Though I'm not completely finished with this, I'm going to show you anyway. I found this oval mirror in the dollar section at Target for $2.50 and I knew with some spray paint I could make her work in my space.

 I taped off the mirror and spray painted her black. Now I don't have a huge stash of ribbon, or a little one even so for now it hangs from a strip of burlap which I do like however I want a bow at the top but I stink at making bows. I also want a big pretty knob to hang it from. I think.

But for now she hangs on my door table in our entry way and I like it. With the burlap tied in a bow at the top and maybe a glass knob I think she'll look perfect. It definitely needs something though. Don't you just love the Target dollar section??? Later this week I will show you a tray redo from the dollar section.

It definitely looks better.

Come back tomorrow to see my pretty new curtains!!! I searched and searched and searched forever for affordable and pretty curtains that would go with my red walls and finallly I found them and LOVE them!!! Now I just have to find something to replace the awful plastic mini blinds. Ugh.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Family Tree Art!!!!

I'm sooooooo excited about this project and it's been a LONG time coming!!! Last year I had won a giveaway from vinyl vineyard, sadly she no longer does vinyl. She however has an awesome blog here with the most beautiful home. I chose the Family tree and I knew I didn't want to put it on the wall as you can't move it so I came up with this....

I got some 2x4s Edited* 1x4s NOT 2x4s and had my husband cut them down to the size I wanted. Then using Gorilla Glue I glued all of my boards together....This was my first time using Gorilla Glue and I was completely amazed at how well it held the boards together!!

I knew the glue would expand out but east to just sand away...

I didn't do to well taking step by step photos so here she is!! Once I had my boards glued together I painted the whole thing a creamy off white then did some sanding around the edges and here and there. I did start to use stain to antique it a bit but quit, that stuff and I just don't work well together, never comes off enough for me. I still have a few finishing touches before hanging it but I LOVE it!!!!

Now I have to find a place for her, I will either hang her or prop her somewhere. If I had a fireplace she would be perfect over it! So creating this fabulous piece of art cost a few dollars and it's something I will have for many years.


I'm not the greatest at tutorials but I have a step by step coming up in a smaller version of this in a couple of days :) Also a quick tip for this.....

 If you don't, won't or just can't cut your own wood, Lowes, Menards, and probably Home Depot will cut your wood for you. I have only done it once and wasn't charged but there may be a small charge.

I'm Linking to DIY Club!!! Head over and check out all the wonderful projects using the sponsored products for their party( Gorilla Glue was mine :) !!!


I'm also participating in DIY day over at Kimba's a Soft Place to Land!!! Head over and check out all the  projects this week!!

I'm participating in Show and Share over at Just a Girl!! Head over and check out all the wonderful projects!!

 Transformation Thursday
I'm linking up for Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage, head over and check out what everyone has been working on!!!

 I'm linkin up for Creative Cats over at Poppies at Play, head over and checkout what everyone has been working on!!!

I'm linkin up with Wendy over at the Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday, Head on over for some frugal goodness!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Goodwill clock from Drab to Fab!!

 Please forgive the messy blog, the other night while messing around with the HTML I completely lost hours upon hours of work and though I was smart enough to save a backup copy sadly it was a save from a long while back so this is how she will be until I can pay to have her made over :)

I love doing these kind of makeovers, taking something outdated and hideous and making it fabulous with just a little paint and pretty scrapbook paper. It's amazing what you can do!!!

I purchased the clock at Goodwill for a few dollars, I have done several clock makeovers similar but this is by far my favorite!! 

All I did was paint her black, distress the edges ( of course ), add some scrapbook paper and voila, she's so pretty!!! I love love love this scrapbook paper!!


To this!!!! I Love it!! So for a few dollars ( already had the other supplies ) at goodwill I have a Beautiful new clock!!

Hope you all had a Lovely Mothers Day!!!

It's Thrifty Treasure time over at Rhoda's from Southern Hospitality so head on over and see all the goodies everyone found this week!!  

Also stop over at Between Naps on the porch for Met Monday!! Lots of great things so check it out!!!