Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fondant Cake for team party!

It was my sons team party and I thought I would use my creativeness to make a fondant cake for them! Remember, I'm no pastry chef or cake boss, LOL! I just love making them. I decided to cut out the shapes of their jerseys and write their names and numbers on them. It turned out GREAT because each child had the piece with their jersey, haha!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

What to do with an ugly frame and a busted woopie cushion?

What would a normal person do with an ugly oak colored frame and a busted woopie cushion? Probably throw them in the trash, luckily for my wallet, I'm not normal!

I spray painted the frame with a black satan. Then I glued the woopie cushion to a piece of scrapbook paper and put it in the frame. I'm pretty sure the frame wasn't even completely dry yet, haha! I needed some more Halloween decorations in the house! Anyway, everyone LOVES it and so do I! Plus, you can't beat the price... FREE!!!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Make Over Craigslist Bar Stools

I bought a set of stools on Craigslist for $10. They were in pretty rough shape, but I had big plans for them!
The first reveal... not very pretty!
Step one: I spray painted them satin black
Step Two: I added a foam top. I had 2 square ones from a previous stool, so I reused them.
Step Three: I attached the foam with spray adhesive and trimmed down the foam pad to fit on the top.
Step Four: I covered the foam with a new fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby for only $6 a yard.

I love the way they turned out and the kids love them too!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The inside of my Front doors go BLACK!

I have thought about doing something cool like this for a while, but I wasn't ready for such a drastic change. Then I saw a blog that had changed their white door black and it looked AWESOME! So I mentioned it to the hubby and he said, do it! That's all it took for me to run right out to HD and buy the semi-gloss black paint! And the rest is history...

The Before Pic of my very white doors!
Another view of my front doors!
Black and White... nice look huh?
The finished product from one view.
And finally, it's all done!!!

I love the way it turned out. I know it's hard to get a full idea of the way they look, but they have completely transformed my foyer!

Be sure to keep checking in, because I am taking on my largest transformation yet... my laundry room renovation!!!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Glider Transformation!

So here is my original glider that my mom bought us when we had our first baby, almost 6 years ago. It used to be plain tan, but I already put a slipcover on it and redid the arm rests a few months ago. It was not getting any use, so I decided to put it in our formal living room/office. However, it didn't look too great in the room! I really can not afford to go buy a new chair, so I got creative! Actually I googled it and I ran across an awesome blog here, where a lady had already done this and I copied her idea, LOL!
The before.
Bare bones.
So here is where I get very creative and use what I already have. Instead of getting the proper board as the original blog mentioned, I used a cardboard box for the back and an old Remax sign for the arms. I know this is sooo crazy, but it really doesn't get used a lot, it really just has to look good, haha!
Here it is... the finished product! I know it's not perfect, but neither am I! I couldn't find all the thread from my sewing machine (kids probably hid it somewhere), so I hot glued the entire slipcover together inside out. The slipcover by the way is two twin flat sheets. Obviously I will have to really sew this one day, but for now, it's just what I wanted!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Ugly Outdated Armoire gets a Pretty Pink Facelift!

When my husband and I moved into our home, we were given this very unpleasant 80's brown armoire. We were more than appreciative since we had 5 bedrooms to fill and we only had a 3 month old daughter! It has made it's way around the house from room to room, finally ending in our master bedroom for a couple of years. Recently, I decided to move it to our daughters room, since she really needed the storage for all of her clothes! My husband told me to chunk it, LOL! He hated it!!! I looked around for a new one and decided I could fix this ugly thing!!! Well, here is what I did...

Here is a lovely shot of this armoire before.
Here is another one, still ugly!
First step, destroy my bathroom and paint a coat of primer on.

After the coat of Kilz white primer. This was not pretty at all! I started having my doubts at this point, but I kept going.
After a coat of soft pink paint. This paint was in my garage, it was the color of our daughters first nursery in our old house, so clearly it has special meaning to me!
Next step, I glazed the entire thing with RL tobacco (my favorite thing these days).
View of the side with glazing
The Finished Product!!! I added some cute ribbon pulls to soften the look. I stole this adorable idea from another blog, PERFECT!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trim around my guest bathroom mirror!

Alright, I have seen so many bloggers do this project! I finally decided to stop looking at it and do my own. I chose to do the guest bathroom on the main level of our home, because it is the most used of all bathrooms. I see it so many times a day and I thought it really needed some dressing up. I recently painted this bathroom the dark brown (SW Hopsack) and I LOVE it! I bought two pieces of unfinished wood trim strips from HD. I painted them with Killz first then I did a glaze finish with RL Tobacco. To hang the trim pieces I used double sided velcro, it worked like a charm!

Here is the before picture of the bathroom mirror. Please don't mind the smudges!

This was my starting point, the corner.

Second, I added the bottom piece, pretty hard to mess that one up.

Third, I added the sides to form a giant U shape.

The final look! I really am happy with it! It has completely finished my bathroom! Thank you to all the bloggers out there who inspired me to do this!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New look for my dining room, FREE!!!

A few months ago I was looking on Craigslist and found a FREE hutch. It was the top of a little girls desk in it's previous life. Well, it was free and I was able to talk my husband into picking it up!!! Of course he thought I was nuts, but that's alright, it wasn't costing him any money, just time.

Here is the before picture of the hutch. It was the ugliest yellow color wood I have ever seen! However, it had great bones. Nice trim and nice bead board on the back, I was happy!

The first thing I did, which you can't see in this pic, I added decorative feet to the bottom. I cut out a notch on each corner of the front with a hand saw and screwed the new 6 inch legs in. Totally changes the look!
This is after I painted two coats of flat black paint and two coats of white primer on the inside. I had just started the antique tobacco glaze.
Close up of the tobacco glaze.
Almost done, just a little more.
This is the top, I'm painting it to match the bead board inside. I found that painting the glaze on with a sponge brush worked the best for this!
The finished product, with my free shutters from CL and some things I bought from Goodwill. I love the way it turned out in my dining room, it makes a HUGE difference! And, my husband is happy too, woohoo, HOME RUN!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New look for the upstairs hallway!

Here is where it all started!  I wanted to put something upstairs in the hallway and I didn't want to spend any money!  Seems impossible to most, but NOT to me!  Anyway, I went searching for things to use.  I came across this very old frame that held a pic of my flag corp from high school.  It was still wrapped up from my move to Georgia for COLLEGE!!!  It was time to find a new purpose for it!

It was the worst looking wood frame ever!  I'm sure I bought it from the dollar store many moons ago.

I actually didn't mind the gold crackle finish on the inside of the frame, so I taped it off before I spray painted it.

I printed a verse on scrapbook paper and taped it inside the frame.

A close up of where it's going to live for a little while.

The almost finished product.  I have to add something to the vase on the floor.