Monday, September 15, 2014

Be Grateful......

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope your weekend was wonderful:)  We spent some QT time as a family just hanging out.  We are in the process of building our new home so we spent some time picking out kitchen cabinets this weekend.  It's such a big decision because this will hopefully be our "forever" house and I'm trying to pick out a type and color of cabinet that is "timeless."  We are hoping to break ground within a few days.  I cannot wait to begin this adventure!!  I will keep you guys posted with pictures as it progresses....:)

So, onto the project that I want to share with you.....
I picked up this piece of scrap wood from a barn sale this past summer.  It looks like it was a part of some piece of furniture.  I loved the shape of it and thought it would make a fabulous sign.

So I was going to paint it first, however, my dear mother suggested that I leave it in it's original stain and then stencil the quote over it.  I went with her suggestion and loved the way it turned out.  I used my cricut machine to create the quote.  It felt so good to create something's been awhile since I've put my hands to work in a creative way:)

I love this quote....because there is ALWAYS something to BE GRATEFUL for:)
What are you grateful for today?
Thanks for reading....and have a wonderful Monday!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chalkboard Table

Hellooo!!!!  It's been a loong time since I've last posted!  Summer was amazing and we spent some quality family time together:)  It was quite different camping with the twinners this summer.....just a tad bit more work:)  Although they were quite the troopers this summer....good thing because the six year old brother wasn't content with just sitting around!!  Now he's back in school as a first grader!!!!  Eeeek I can hardly believe it!!!  Time just needs to slooow down a bit.....our babies are now eight months old as well!  They are at a fun stage....starting to scoot around a pull themselves up on things:)  They are starting to really interact with each other too!!

I wanted to share with you this chalkboard table.  I unfortunately do not have the before picture of the table.  I painted the bottom part of the table a shade of pink and then the top with chalkboard paint.  Here she is now.....

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
Thanks for reading!!!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Sew Easy

Happy August!! I can't believe I am saying that. I am so sad that summer is just going so fast! I guess that's why you make the most of it while it is here and go go go. Well at least that's what I felt like we have been doing. We also have a huge project going on around this house so that makes things seem a little crazier too. We are residing our house and I hope to get the chance to share that with you all soon. I have been terrible about blogging as well so hopefully I will get back on track here.

This project that I am going to share with you was so easy and didn't take me any time at all. I was so pumped about the outcome too. My little girl wears them all the time. I am going to make them with a few more pairs of pants. I think they would even look adorable on a pair of jeans cut off.

I simply took an old pair of her leggings that were stretched out and a little bit too short on her legs and cut them off to be short length on her. I then took one of my old shirts that just didn't fit right anymore (you know how it gets after a few washes...well probably more than a few because I just LOVED the shirt) and cut off some strips to make ruffles with. They were about two inch wide strips. I then ruffled them and sewed them to the bottom. I did four strips, two for each leg, I probably could have done even just one to make it quicker. I like ruffles though so I settled with two for each leg. So in about 30 minutes I transformed boring old leggings to cute ruffle shorts for my daughter. The best part is they are comfortable and not restricting for the lazy summer days.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Vintage Trays

Good Morning.  It has been a little while since I have blogged about some of my creations.  It has been a busy summer so far and I have been doing some creating but I haven't just sat down and blogged about the projects and I do have to admit that I forget to take before pictures before I start getting busy.  It is a cool summer day for the month of July here in Michigan, 70 degrees is a little cool.  It's a good day to work outside, though.  Well, I do  a project to share with you and I did remember to take my before picture, so here goes....

I had gone to the Springfield Flea Market this spring with one of my daughters, Jessica and I had picked up these cute vintage trays. I loved the colors and I really liked the silhouettes of the man and the woman.  Green is my favorite color.
 I bought them and really had no idea what I wanted to do with them but I really liked them.  I also had picked up this little metal silver tray.
 I decided after a little bit of time to build another pedestal stand that could be displayed for jewelry or really for anything.  In the before picture I gathered up some supplies like an old candle stick and a miniature clay flower pot and  painted them black along with the little silver tray that I had bought.  I put them together with a little E6000 glue (which I love, it glues almost anything together) and waited til they dried and stayed together.
 And this is my creation.  I think it goes quite will with my old dresser and it would be a fun piece to store my jewelry on.
 On the bottom of last tray I had painted some wooden round balls and also glued them on to the bottom of the tray.  I didn't want the stand to just set on the table and I wanted a little height to the piece.

 So, what do you think? Like or not?  It can be used for so many things and it is a fun piece to look.

So, until next time, Dianne.........

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Little Garden Planters

Happy Monday!!  Hope this finds you healthy and happy:)  We had a good weekend and we were lucky enough to spend yesterday at my Mom and Dad's place on the lake.  It was our first time up there this summer and we were anxious to spend some time on the lake!  My son just couldn't WAIT to get up to Grandma and Grandpa's camp:)  We spent the day swimming and laughing with some good friends and family.

I found these two little boy and girl planters at a garage sale a few weeks ago.  They were a bit rusty which you can see in the picture below....

I decided to spray paint them and spruce them up a bit....
Here they are after....
They are so cute....and they sold quickly:)

Enjoy your Monday!!!!
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