Saturday, June 25, 2011

Festive 4th

Hope all of you are having a fantastic weekend! I just wanted to share quickly with you my festive 4th of July console table. It is looking nice—too bad I’ll be gone over the 4th though:)

The banner was so easy to make! I’ll share the steps with you below, but I didn’t take pictures of the process.

1-I made a pennant template to trace on fabric

2-I got out some scrap fabric for the letters and the pennant

3-I applied heat-n-bond to the back of the fabric I was using for the letters

4-I cut the fabric letters with my cricut (love that thing!)

5-I traced and cut out 6 pennants and sewed two together so the edges wouldn’t fray

6- I strung them on a piece of jute like roping since I couldn’t find my jute in my mess of a craft room and voila!

I have some more fun things I am working on, so keep checking back!


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ode to Dad

Well, it’s the big day-Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. It’s a tough job. Sadly, I did not get my card out on time, so I decided to post a little something for my pops.


First off, I want to say a huge thank you to my dad. Thanks for always supporting me every time I go home and have another project that I need help with, for letting me invade your “man cave”aka your shop, for teaching me how to use the chop saw, for cutting things on the table saw for me cuz pretty much that thing scares me!

Even though I know I was the best kid ever, thanks for putting up with me through the good and bad and for not throwing my shoes too far out in the grove when I’d leave a pile of them by the door. Thanks for teaching me to turn the lights off when I leave the room-it sure helps me save some $ now that I’m paying my own bills:) Thanks for singing just like Johnny Cash-you know what I’m talking about. Most of all though, thanks for being the best dad!IMG_3457_4x6

Love ya!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lamp Shade Re-do

As I have been out and about at garage sales, I have been looking for a lamp for my spare bedroom. A while back I had found this base:

I was nervous about getting a base with no shade, because shades can be so expensive, but I really loved the base. Well, I went to another garage sale a couple weeks later and happened to find a shade. I knew I would have to do something to it since it was cream, but it was only $1. The pouring rain that started as I was leaving that garage sale reiterated the fact that I would have to cover the shade!

I got the shade home an realized that it didn’t exactly fit on the base because the base had the metal thing going over the area of the light bulb. I started bending it back and forth and got it to come off.

I found a remnant of blue fabric in my bin that matched my comforter, and used it to cover the shade. I hot glued it to the inside of the top and then again at the bottom. Here is how it looks now:

I was going to add some rosettes to it, and after making 3 of them and burning about every finger on the hot glue, I didn’t really like how it looked. I may come up with something later, but for now, I am super happy with it.


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mirror Re-vamp

Long time, no blog! I’m finally back with another project! I was really busy making some onesies and hair accessories for a while and let my blog slide, but I’m back again.

I found this mirror on a garage sale for $2. I loved the frame but the glass was really dirty (almost like it had spray paint spots on it that wouldn’t come off). I decided to use some chalkboard paint to spruce it up.

I hung it on my office door with some ribbon that I had. I am still debating whether or not to paint the frame. I like the gold but am thinking of doing it a blue color…we’ll see.


ps-I added the new Remnants: For Sale slideshow today. You may see a photo of me pop up in it. No, I'm not for sale:) It just is taking up to 24 hours to delete that photo.

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