Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Toddler Table & Chairs Make-Over

My parents bought Jaxon these chairs awhile back. I’ve had them put away because he climbs them and gets into some major pickles with them totally typical Taz-Jaxon-Crash style. They are just precious and I knew that I wanted to eventually find a little table to go with them so that he had a place to color and play. I finally found a table perfect for the occasion. It’s a simple make-over…paint it all white! I did add some numbers to jazz the chairs up a tad.

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This table is definitely one of the ugliest…but it had great legs and I knew a coat of white paint would take the ugly out!
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See what I mean about the climbing….Lord help me.
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Hope everyone has a stupendous holiday weekend and 4th of July!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sun & Stripes Tutorial

I’ve been meaning to post about my little office room projects…but with everything that’s been going on around here lately I just haven’t had the time!
Awhile back I had noticed Layla’s gorgeous striped walls in her guest bedroom…and Michelle’s striped entry way. I was smitten with the STRIPES! So I convinced Eathan that we needed a few of our own!
And so the measuring and painting began! {P.S. You will have to bear with me on the photos…my camera broke when we started this project and I had to use my phone!!}
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Eathan measured out the stripes for me and traced them with a pencil. I went back and taped everything and painted. It was a lot easier than I anticipated! We also used left-over white paint from another project so the cost of this project was f.r.e.e.
Our white stripes were 13” each and the beige were 21” each. We did this so that we had 2 large stripes going across the wall. And well so that my husband didn’t freak out too much about this little project! Te-he!
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First stripe up!
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Two up and ready to paint now!
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First coat….

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Second coat….

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And the final product!!! Seriously…these two little stripes added SO MUCH CHARACTER to this room! I am totally in love! And I’m so scheming as to where I can paint more stripes!!
I also added another touch to my stripes wall. I have seen quite a few blogs with sunburst mirror tutorials. How cute are these little jewels! I had to make my own asap! So I found a sorta-kinda-roundish mirror at the thrift store…picked up a pack of BBQ skewers at the Dollar Tree and got to business!!
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I spent a whopping 95 cents for the mirror and $1 for the skewers! Total price $1.95! {I already had the spray paint}
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To start I just lined up the skewers and started gluing. No measuring or scientific process here. Glue and hope for the best!!! Although I did draw a little circle so I could see where the center was.
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I just slowly worked my way around…gluing and building up as each area dried.
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This is what it looked like when I finished.
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I covered the mirror part in foil…and started painting!
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Here it is on the wall! L.O.V.E. it!!!

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This project was so fun and easy that I am definitely making more! I’ve seen a few DARLING ideas that I want to try! I’ve also got to paint my desk white so that everything flows. I hope to post a pic of everything in this room once the furniture is painted! I’m on a mission to go all white for deco and furniture! Or as all white as I can go!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thrifty booty & migraines

This past week was quite a doozy. I took on a big project that I never anticipated would be so much work!
It was thrilling..stressful and fun…and if I hadn’t had a cluster of migraine attacks I might have enjoyed it more. Uugghh try Modge Podging when you can only see out of one eye! Lol!
I  also learned a huge lesson…projects that big are a tad too much when you have toddler and a small house! Oh my! Jaxon a.k.a. Taz had a field day shredding pink crepe paper and trying to grab limes to throw at his dogs!!
Here’s a little teaser pic from the project:
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{Thank you so much Alayna for hiring me to do this project for you!!}
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I did really score some great thrifty junkin’ booty this week though. I never win contests…and I obviously have never won the lottery…but this week I really scored with some MAJOR finds!
Say hello to my little friend….
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Seriously how cute is she?
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I won this little vintage steel fan on Ebay for…drumroll please…
99 cents! And a few more clams for shipping! I was ecstatic! And you know what else? She works! Although I can see that she’s not exactly child-proof so I don’t think we will have her cranking any time soon!
My next score was this BEAUTY of a desk I found on Craigslist…for $20. {And can I just add a note here…my husband is so great…I texted him a pic and said “by the way can you pick this up on your way home after work??” And you know what…he never even flinched! He always runs all over picking up all of my crazy finds! He’s so wonderful!}
And isn’t she sweet???
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She’s definitely getting a coat of white paint soon!
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She has great details such as those pretty little legs…and sliding doors with chicken wire mesh. My heart pitter-patters every time I see her!
Then…here’s the kicker my friends. Look at this GORGEOUS girl I found…so very sad…BY THE DUMPSTER!!
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My Mom and I had been thrifting for some project supplies and drove behind the store to throw our melted drinks away. Lo’ and behold…there she was!
My Mom…who is also sooo great for dragging me and Taz around with this BIG MAMMA in the bed of her truck…shopping all over town! We were quite a sight! It was pretty funny! She rode great…and sat patiently in the Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby parking lots…waiting to go to her NEW HOME!
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Here she is…adjusting nicely to her new place!
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I’ve already shuffled her around to see where she fits best. She is in great condition. I really think she’s more comfortable than my NEW couch and love seat. {I love how every picture I take of her...there's a little hint of Jax...notice the toys he's so graciously left on her! He thinks she's a new climbing toy of course!!}

The only spots are a slight water damage spot on very top and back. I really think I can steam out the spots. {Because I am a germa-phobic freak-azoid, I soaked her in Lysol as soon as I got her home.} As of right now I am digging her material…so I won’t be slip covering her anytime soon!
Sooo….a little lesson learned this week…you can find treasures behind consignment and thrift stores! Check the dumpsters…if you aren’t SKEEERED! Ha ha!

Monday, June 21, 2010

“Dollar Store Crafts” feature….

Heather at Dollar Store Crafts guest-judged last week’s “Dollar Store Challenge” at CSI.


 I’m so flattered and honored to be featured today on her blog…



Check it out! While you are there…check out all her amazing ideas and projects!

My little brain is spinning with the possibilities!
Happy Monday!!!