Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ugly Sign to Fabulous Chalkboard

Good afternoon!  It actually snowed today.....EEEK!!  Are we ever going to see spring stay??  We enjoyed seventy degrees this past weekend.....and now we are seeing snow and cold temps!!  I am so hoping for a warm Easter...maybe, just maybe:)

I have another chalkboard project to show you....I know, seriously it seems like this is all I ever share with you:)  However, check out this dandy wall hanging....

  
Super cute, hey?  You know you want one hanging on your wall....right?  So, what else to do with it than make it into a chalkboard...  I just used my trusty old chalkboard spray paint.  Here she is in better form don't 'cha think?



Have a great evening!!
Thanks for reading!!

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 http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/113-share-your-projects/
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 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
 http://www.carolynshomework.com/2014/04/the-inspiration-board-creative-party-150.html#more
 http://www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2014/04/tin-can-wall-organizer-junkers-united.html#more
 http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/
 http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2014/04/project-inspired-62-link-party-features/
 http://bloomdesignsonline.com/2014/04/link-party-69.html
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 http://www.lambertslately.com/2014/04/create-it-thursday-50-plus-features.html#more
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Chevron Love

Hi all!!! Just another beautiful spring day around these parts. I just LOVE being outside and FINALLY being able to complete some projects that have been calling my name all Winter. Today I am going to show you a little bench seat that needed a little t.l.c. Almost to the point that I didn't really know what to do with it. After some heavy sanding and tearing out of nails I was able to get the look that I was going for. I just ADORE this fabric that I used...I feel like chevron is all the rage right now. I see it everywhere in furniture, clothes, bags, etc. I have fallen in love with it as well.

Anyhow I picked up this cute little seat at an estate sale that my Mom and Dad invited me to go on with them. It was during the day so I had to take my little angel with me. Of course being in someone else's house with no lights and a little bit filthy probably isn't the place for a little girl but I was still able to find a few treasures. She loved digging through some of the stuff herself and it led me to believe she might take after her mother and have a LOVE for finding treasures. :)

This piece needed lots of sanding and the seat part had about a million nails, not even exaggerating. So once I got the sanding done I primed it and painted it this gray. I then took apart the seat and re-covered it with this adorable chevron print. I think it looks much better than the faded, stained, orange material. Hopefully I can find a place for this or someone else can in there home. I hope you all enjoy your weekend!!







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http://www.commonground-do.com/
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 http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/creativity-unleashed-link-party-8/
 http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2014/04/inspire-please-linky-party-3/
 http://www.myturnforus.com/2014/04/freedom-fridays-with-all-my-bloggy_10.html
 http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/04/projects-beautify-organize-your-home/
 http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
 http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/04/link-party-palooza-ride-shop-giveaway.html
 http://www.serenityyou.com/
 http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2014/04/pj-234-reclaimed-wood-projects-2014.html
 http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/2014/04/show-tell-saturday-04.html#more
 http://www.craftsalamode.com/2014/04/what-to-do-weekends-67.html
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 http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/search?updated-max=2014-04-10T11:38:00-05:00&max-results=2
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 http://www.itsoverflowing.com/
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 http://diyshowoff.com/2014/04/13/diy-party-9/
 http://www.flamingotoes.com/2014/04/think-pink-sunday-160/
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Quick & Simple Update

Happy Spring!  It's supposed to hit sixty degrees later this week here in good 'ole Michigan!!  Yeah!!  I feel like this has been the looongest winter EVAH!!  Maybe we'll be able to enjoy some lunch after school at one of our local parks.....seems like forever since we've done that!!

We currently have our house for sale and either are looking for that special house or we plan on building.....either way I'm looking forward to it:)  Although there's a bit of anxiety too:)  I hope it all goes smooooth.....

I wanted to share with you a quick update on some candlesticks I did last summer.... They started out as a gold color.  


I sprayed them green and antiqued them with some black acrylic paint....They have some neat details and I think the black paint brings them out.


Have a great rest of the evening!!!

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 http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/2/#more-15652
 http://www.cozylittlehouse.com/
 http://www.cedarhillfarmhouse.com/2014/04/scoop-113.html
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Spring Dress for a Princess


Good Morning everyone.  It's a beautiful April morning in Michigan and the sun is shining and one feels so ambitious.  I hate to say that Spring is here because I might jinx the warm weather and my days of staying outside and enjoying the sun and warmth might go away.  We have had a hard winter here in Michigan and I guess the rest of the nation hasn't had it too easy either.  When the snow was flying I was a little busy making and having fun sewing and knitting for my grandchildren.  When my kids were little I did alot of sewing and really enjoyed it but when my girls grew up, they weren't exactly happy with my creations.  So now when the grandbabies have come I am back to creating.  I found this cute little bodice in one of my knitting magazines and decided that I just had enough yarn to recreate this little bodice. I am so bad in taking the pictures before I sewed this up but you will get the idea when you see our little Princess dancing around.


I actually ran out of the lime green yarn so I had to improvise by adding some yellow yarn and white with some yellow and blue mixed in.  I think that adding some more color just gave it a little bit more interest.
When I added the yellow it made it a little easier to match up a color for the skirt.  I decided to add a yellow and some tulle on top of the yellow.  I added the skirt 1 1/2 times the width of the bodice and probably tripled the amount of tulle.  I first gathered the tulle and than the yellow and sewed them together first.  Than I added it to the bottom of the bodice being careful not to stretch the knitted bodice.

I finished off the dress by adding some vintage buttons on the back to close the bodice.
And I just finished off the hem by turning it over and top stitching.  Very simple.  I left the tulle with the cut edges because that will not fray.



Here is my little dress before the dancing Princess put it on.


I think it looks like Spring..........





So, here is my little dress for one of my little Princesses.  What do you think?

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 http://diyshowoff.com/2014/03/30/diy-party-time-5/
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 http://www.craftsalamode.com/2014/04/what-to-do-weekends-66.html
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vintage ABC Plate Turned Chalkboard

Good evening!  It's quite around here for the moment...so I thought I would write a quick blog post and share a project with you.  I have shared many....many chalkboard projects with you...and I have one more to show you:)

I found this vintage ABC plate at a church rummage sale maybe last spring??  I know it's vintage because my Mom had one of these on her shelves for years while I was growing up:)  Here it is before...


I decided to paint the center of the plate with chalkboard paint....and here it is after.  I apologize for the horrible picture.  I took it in the evening without natural light....I think it's a fun take on a chalkboard.  What do you think?


Enjoy the rest of your evening!!
Thanks for reading!

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 http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2014/03/feathered-nest-friday_27.html#more
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 http://apeekintomyparadise.com/2014/03/wake-up-wednesdays-linky-party-9.html
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 http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/creativity-unleashed-link-party-8/
 http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2014/03/inspire-please-linky-party-54/
 http://www.myturnforus.com/2014/03/freedom-fridays-with-all-my-bloggy_27.html
 http://www.remodelaholic.com/2014/03/quick-easy-wall-decor-ideas/
 http://www.the36thavenue.com/2014/03/diy-projects-recipes.html
 http://www.lambertslately.com/2014/03/create-it-thursday-47-plus-features.html#more
 http://www.glitterglueandpaint.com/throwback-thursday-25/
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 http://www.thegoldensycamore.com/2014/03/inspiration-gallery-link-party-3-27.html
 http://bloomdesignsonline.com/2014/03/lovely-little-link-party-3.html
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