Thursday, September 27, 2012

Burlap, Felt, and Fleece, OH MY!

Can you guess by the title of this blog post what I have been up to all week?
 Wreath making!!!
 I started with a yarn wreath with fleece flowers...

 Added some OSU letters for all the Buckeye nuts around here...

Then I moved onto burlap... 

And more burlap...

And the weeks not over yet!!!
(Yes, the hot glue love affair continues.)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quick update!

Bad bad blogger. I've been MIA and will probably continue to do so. I've been busy having a love affair with my hot glue gun. Check out the FB page for occasional updates!

And just for fun here are a few of the things I've been up to...

Monday, September 10, 2012

You Dirty Snowman!

I apologize in advance for posting about snowmen in September. How dare I!

Good Monday everyone! This past week I officially decided to do two upcoming craft shows. I'm so excited! They are both in November so that should be perfect for Christmas decor and even some fall decor. So to Pinterest I went, in search of inspiration. I tell ya, I think I Pinterest is my new Google!

So here is what I found. Love him! I have a soft spot for snowmen.
And a after a few hours put into it, here is my version!

I had painted it white but ultimately decided to make them "dirty snowmen" with a little glaze that I already had on hand.

I'm so in love I already have a dozen snow babies and 2 snow families cut, sanded, and painted! Can't wait for naptime when they all get to get the "dirty" treatment!  

Now I need to think of some great fall decor ideas. I'm sure something will come to me!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Funky Turned Beauty

Boy have I got a makeover for you! Are you ready for this before? It's kinda extreme.

Right?! Wow. Speechless! A friend of mine gave this to me thinking I might be able to do something with it. It sat in my garage for a few weeks until I had just the right plan. By then I had dubbed it "Funky Dresser".  And over the last week (yes, a whole freaking week!!) she got beautified!
Love the back. Such a good bones and a nice old piece.

It all started with me thinking I could just sand off a bunch of layers... little elbow grease and wa la! Magic! But wait... no magic here. Just more funk.

At that point I knew I had to get my paint on. Two coats of paint should do me. I was not sure if I would distress but in the end my motto pushed through: Distress, because you know your kids will.

Oh and did I forget to mention a little decoupage action went on too! This is old wallpaper from our first house. I loved and miss that dining room and still have a few rolls and scraps of my all time favorite wallpaper.

After all the painting and papering it did not jive with me. So I mixed up some glaze and slapped it on. The dents and dings in this piece looked soooooo much prettier when they were accentuated with the glaze.

I have not quite decided what to do with this little funky turned beauty dresser. I thought about sticking into a craft corner in my playroom or possibly trying to sell it. For now I'll try her out and see what I think. I actually quite love it in my dining room.

Linking up at these great blogs:
Not Just a Housewife

Ivy and Elephants

AKA Design

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Child Sized Easel

Almost two years ago now I made this easel for my niece for Christmas. It was really fun to build and not too time consuming.

So last week I got to thinking about making another one with the intentions of trying to sell it (or many). Everyone loves to spoil their kiddo's, right? And this was my inspiration (from Restoration Hardware at a tiny little cost of $119! That cost actually seems like a bargain for them.)...

And THIS is the finished product!
Complete with dry erase board instead of chalk, because really, chalk is so dirty!

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