Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A new use for those shoe organizers

I have been spending some time these last 2 weeks trying to straighten out my basement.  Ugh!  It is a lot of work.  I have tons of spindles and table legs that were just in a box and every time I would try to find something, it got a little frustrating.  Well,  as I was rearranging, I had a great idea.  This shoe organizer box is going to be my new spindle organizer.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

The best sweet potatoes...Ever!

I love sweet potatoes,  there are so many ways to eat them, but I want to share with you my favorite.  My sister introduced this recipe one Thanksgiving, and we have never went back.  This is a pampered chef recipe, but is slightly adapted.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Antique style chalkboard

Yet another chalkboard made from a cabinet door.  This one is different from any I have done before.  It starts off with a larger door, probably from an entertainment center.  Check out what I did to make it different!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Update a kitchen with a wallpaper backsplash

I have lived in this house for 5 years now.  I am shocked it has gone by so fast and I still didn't have a back splash in my kitchen.  To be honest, the tile back splash I would love is just out of the budget so I opted for washable wallpaper.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ipad in the kitchen

I hope you all had a great weekend!  It sure was busy.  Here is a cute project I wanted to share with you today.
I have seen these cute ipad stands to use in your kitchen.  Don't have an ipad, no worries, I don't either.  It can also be used for recipes or cookbooks.  I found these 2 cutting boards at garage sales over the summer.
Old and worn, they needed a new life.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to make free price tags

Soon I have a craft show coming up and have been busy pricing some of my things.  I thought I would share with you how I make tags for free.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

4 poster puppy bed

OK, so I don't have a dog.  Does that mean that I can't make a dog bed?  Of course not!  I found this old end table at a garage sale for a few dollars and am about to show you how I turned it into a dog bed.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Simple chair makeover

Before we get started on today's chair makeover, I would love for you all to sign up for my giveaway.  I have some goodies from Maison Blanche Paint Company! We are celebrating my 1 year blogiversary!

Now onto today's post:

How I love chairs!  So many possibilities with paint and fabric choices.  I never tire of redoing a chair!

1 year Blogiversary and a Giveaway!

I can't believe that I have been blogging for about a year now!  Time flies.  I have learned much and met many wonderful people through blogland.  My first post was November 17, 2012.  The winner of this giveaway will be chosen November 17, 2013 on the actual blogiversay date.

Maison Blanche Paint Company has been generous enough to help me out with a giveaway for this special event.

I would love for you to help me out by trying to do both of the entries you can do.  I would love some feedback on my blog.  I have been working hard to make some galleries on new pages and will be working on cleaning up a bit.
Here is what you could win:

3 wonderful samples of Maison Blanche Vintage Paint plus one sample size of Organza Shimmer cream all wonderfully packaged and ready to be sent to you!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Shabby Chic Scroll Box

For a while I have been on the lookout for a bread box to make over and keep in my kitchen.  I haven't been able to find one I like, so this is the next closest thing.  It will not stay in my kitchen but it will curb my "I want to makeover a bread box" craving.  Do you ever get those?
No one wanted this poor little thing anymore.  I think it was some type of phone box?  See the cubby on the bottom?  Doesn't it look like the perfect place for a phone book?  If you know what this box is for, please let me know!

I did the usual.  Prime, paint, then I added a graphic from The Graphics Fairy.

I have used lots of graphics from her.  This time I tried a new technique and I like it.

Step 1. Apply glue to a piece of printer paper.
Let dry.
Step 2. Print off the graphic of choice (remember if there are words, you need to reverse the photo to print)
Step 3. Apply mod podge to the piece you wish to transfer the graphic to.
Step 4. Press down the graphic, ink side down onto the mod podge.
Step 5. THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT- let dry 24 hours!!!!
Step 6. Get paper wet and gently rub and pull off graphic.

Another question...would you leave the box as it is, or add another graphic on the front?

A little distressing is always good!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Can I change the look of a chair?

You have a chair that was built a certain way.  How that chair is upholstered can differ from the original plan.  I will show you how I will attempt tochange the look of a chair by changing the details on the upholstery finish.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

How to hide a broken corner on a dresser

My mom picked this dresser up from a garage sale.  She really liked it, but it has a broken corner.  So, to my house it came.

Friday, November 1, 2013

1 table into 3 projects; project 3

Are you ready for my third and final project from my 1 table?  It uses those beautiful curvy legs.  I have been searching for legs for a bench I have had for a while.  Either too expensive, too short/long, or not the style I wanted.  Finally this tables legs will work!