Monday, September 13, 2010

twirly circle skirts

Ok I found this tutorial, then an old sheet at the thrift store for two dollars and voila! I had enough to make one for me and little sis. Mine isn't finished yet. I had the ribbon that matched for hers. yeah! She loves it. And so do I. I've also read that you can use circle table cloths, just keeping my eye out for a wearable one. The pics are terrible, they are from my phone.

Get inspired and make something!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

plain white no more

this is my girls dresser. it is perfect that she can reach her dresses but it so boxy and kind of looks like a filing cabinet attached to a small closet. I can't change the boxy so I added the flower hooks for whimsy and today I used more scrap paper and mod podge. love the stuff. seriously.
Isn't it so much better? {{Excusing the drying warpy paper}} I think it is so much more fun. And little sis loves it!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

organizing pretty

You know those ugly translucent brown wall file holders. Seen in offices everywhere. Good for holding mail and files and other such things. While they are useful, they don't have to be an eyesore. I primed and painted and glued and now have an attractive place for bills and receipts and other such things. I also took a frame with broken glass (tossed that) and covered up some foam core poster board and pushed in the hooks, added a little hot glue to the back of those for stability and then rubbed on "keys" to the frame. I hung the frame with peal and stick foam adhesive.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Be our guest!

I've been working on our guest room. A lot over the last few months. I showed you the dresser and that was just the beginning of it all. Here are a few little things. The square art work I saw on remodelaholic.  Super simple, cut one to two inch squares of scrapbook paper and mod podge (on wood or cardboard or like me poster board) from the outside in. I put ribbon around the edge for a more finished look and it hides uneven placement. Then I took left over paper and a couple of rub-ons to make the sign. The heart is from a simply handmade idea for valentines. I just altered it. I also made the shelf with a couple pieces of scrap wood. It is hideous so I stapled fabric on to it. I don't love it but eh, I made it. Then I decorated an inexpensive unfinished wood tray (hobby lobby) with more leftover paper from the squares, originally it was for a catch all on the dresser but it fits so nicely in the bathroom with the candle; which is wrapped in paper and stapled on.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

owl are you?

I love me some before and afters. I love to find cheap, ugly things and make them suit my needs. I needed a way to display the boy's kindergarten artwork. While at hobby lobby I found cheap ugly pictures in the 80-90% off aisle. Ok they aren't terrible they just don't go in my house,  I can imagine a few places where they wouldn't be ugly at all. Anyway with a little mod podge you can change just about anything. So now I have a darling owl in a rustic looking frame. Which fits into my boys woodsy room.