Saturday, July 9, 2011

Last Name Blocks

I feel like I haven't been on here in forever. Life has been crazy lately and I've been trying to stay busy and keep out of the heat! My dear friend Colene had a birthday in June and recently moved into a new house so I wanted to get her something for her home. I finally decided on making these last name blocks that I found here on Craft-O-Maniac. I painted my blocks brown and used brown vinyl that I cut with my silhouette and used scrapbook paper that I had :) I hope you like them!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fleur De Lis Candle

My mom is part of a girlfriend home decor group at her church. Several ladies get together and plan craft nights every month and they come up with some amazing ideas. My moms very talented friend Sharlene came up with this idea and we knew we had to put it on the blog. They are actually doing this project along with the cute frame idea from Shanty -2 -Chic {one of our favorite sites} And of course my mom always has to add her twist to any project she does :) 
The supplies you need for the project were all from Hobby Lobby: a 5x5 piece of wood for .99 cents. Package of 1 1/2 inch unfinished birch wood wheels for $2.99.  Unfinished wood Fleur De Lis for $1.99. A candle, piece of scrapbook paper and sheer ribbon about 1 1/2 inches wide, black paint {or whatever color you chose}, 2 crystals, sand paper and Gorilla wood glue. {glitter if desired}

First paint the unfinished wood pieces black. Then glue the wheels in the corners of the underside of the 5x5 wood. Use a 12x12 piece of paper and size it to your liking. Wrap the paper around the candle and use craft glue to attach the ends of the paper together. Next, you need to drill or punch holes on the two ends for the crystals and also punch two holes in the middle for the ribbon. Then, put elmers glue on the fleur de lis and sprinkle the black glitter on it. Now, attach the crystals with wire onto the fleur de lis.  Thread your ribbon through the fleur de lis and then tie it around the candle. If you want your stand to look shanty then take your sanding block and rough up the edges. Put your candle on the stand and Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

House Decor ReVamp: Part 2

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, especially all of the moms. I had a wonderful day with my family and ended the night with some girlfriends at the movies. This week is going to be a little crazy for me because I am getting ready for my sons 1st birthday party this weekend. So before the business sets in I thought I would finish my house revamp on the blog :) 

Unfortunately I don't have a before picture of the table my mom revamped but I found a picture that is similar.

My mom got the table at a garage sale for $5.00!!!! She had originally bought the table to see if she liked the size in the kitchen and then was going to use it to do projects on in the garage. Then she decided to try glazing and thought this would be perfect to practice on. She used cottage white from dunn edwards and used a glaze with a smoke tint. She sanded the table and then used a brush to apply two coats of paint. Once it dried she sanded the edges of the table. Then, she put on the smoke glaze and once that dried she used a poly acrylic to seal it.  I ended up putting the table in my house when I redecorated and I lOVE it!

The next thing I revamped was my red faith {sign???? have no idea ha ha}.  I still liked it but definitely thought it needed a color change to match my new decor. 
So we got out Rustoleum Painters Touch Green Apple and I really like how it turned out.
By my desk I had a faith family and friends sign and since we were on a paint anything streak I thought I would give it a try on the sign.
For the revamp I used a green that I had left over from my sons room {Behr potpourri green} and then I used a white that I had left over from  my daughters room. I just painted the whole sign green and then took a small paint brush and hand painted the words. Then after it dried we used the smoke glaze again to shanty it up a bit
I wanted to end my house decor revamp with something that my mom and I came up with together. I have vaulted ceilings in my kitchen so above my cabinets I have a lot of wall space. After I bought an awesome painting from Ross I knew I had 4 wall tins that I wanted to use. I had gotten 3 of them at a garage sale and my mom happen to have another one {so random} so I had a total of 4. Two of them were red and another one was yellow and we kept the green one. I painted one of the red tins white {and then glazed it} and the yellow the cloudburst blue.  We started to lay out the 4 squares on the floor to figure out a pattern. Then my mom brought over the brown leather "picture" {don't know what else to call it he he} and laid it on top of the tins. We couldn't believe what we just created and LOVED the layered look. My mom was trying to figure a way to hang it when I chimed in and said we could hang the 4 tins and then get two long screws and have them stick out far enough so it hangs over the tins. It turned out better than I could have imagined and really is one of a kind!

Here are a few before pics of my house. And once again here is my disclaimer of it being a mess...but I get too excited and have to redecorate now :)

Here are the after pics!

Keep checking back for our next ReVamp!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

House Decor ReVamp: Part 1

Over the past two months I have been redecorating and I am finally putting the last few pieces on my entertainment center to make my look complete. While we {my mom} is working on a few projects I thought I would post some of the things I revamped in my house in the mean time. I hope this inspires you to look in your garage, attic or around your house to find some pieces that you love but need some sprucing up!

* Please ignore the mess in my house,I don't know what I was thinking when I took the before pictures but I guess life goes on in the midst of redecorating with a 1 and 3 year old!
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This is a clock I had gotten at Kirklands a couple years ago and I still really like the frame but it didn't really match my new paint colors.

And this is the clock now! So what we did was we took the glass off and then took off the hands. Then my mom painted the inside of the clock blue, {its Rainwashed from Sherwin Williams}. I used my mom's silhouette machine to cut out the vinyl numbers and then I put them on after the paint dried. I put the hands and glass back on and that was it. So simple and the best part it was FREE since I had all the supplies already.

A pretty basic brown lamp I had with a cream lamp shade.

Once again I used rainwashed and simply painted the lamp with a small paintbrush since there were tons of little holes {ugh that definitely took some time and patience} and I bought the white lampshade at Ross for $6.99! I used some fabric I had to make the flowers and just set them on the lampshade.

These are 3 hurricane's that I had from Southern Living {which i LOVE}. You can see them in the picture above after I painted them. I just painted them white and then took glaze with a black tint to it and wiped it on and then off. I love to use glaze because it gets in all the little crevices and looks AMAZING! 

I added a little potpourri and they are totally ReVamped
This is probably one of my best finds. My mom and me {well when i can wake up} garage sale every weekend and we stumbled across this at a mini storage tenant garage sale. We got tons of stuff to decorate my house with and for so cheap. This table cost me $2!!!! When the lady told me I couldn't get my money out fast enough!

I lightly sanded the table and then wiped all the dust off. I painted it white and then I put 2 coats of minwax polyacrylic since I was going to put laundry baskets on top and didn't want it to scratch. It fit perfectly and was just what I wanted.

 I had this red pot from Bed Bath and Beyond
I painted it a oops color {cloudburst from Sherwin Williams} and then again used the glaze with the black tint in it.

I think that about does it for tonight. I'll be back soon with part 2 to share!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Here we go!

My mom and I are always creating and crafting together and so many times we have been told you should start a blog. Being a stay at home mom I never thought i would have the time to craft, let alone write it down on a blog. Recently i decided to redecorate my house and it has really inspired me and  i starting thinking maybe we can do this. After some reassurance from friends we thought what the heck lets give it a try. So here we go, i hope you all enjoy it.

So our first post is a really simple gift. My mom and I both attend a moms group and today was our last day for the semester so we made this to give to my wonderful table leader Sandee. She is already really crafty herself and we love to talk about what blogs we LOVE and what things we want to make off them. Well she loves to doodle and write things down so i thought this was the perfect gift.  Its just a simple notebook and we added some ribbons and a crystal to bling it up. We simply tied the ribbons at the top and then tied one big ribbon around the front of the notebook. Its really easy and definitely took this plain notebook to something personalized.