I do like that it starts with "Ugh"... that's funny.
I posted a picture, on facebook, of the TV trays I upcycled this weekend.
First I cleaned them. Really well. They were sticky, gooey, and gross.
Then I flipped them over and began spraying them with white primer.
I missed taking pictures of the next few steps. We will blame the heat. It was HOT out there!!
Next I put them on a table and put garbage bags over the legs and sprayed the tops green.
Next I sprayed it with brown.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Let's pretend the cabinet doors themselves to not need a complete make-over too. I do not have the time, nor energy to deal with that yet. Yes, I know it is not THAT bad of a job to take off the fronts, sand everything down and re-finish it all, BUUUT my staircase banister and rails all along the loft are the same color. I can't do one without doing all of it. It makes me really tired just thinking about sanding all those rails. Ughh!!
Okay, back on track.
First I took off all the handles.
Except the ones that were super glued in...That's right folks, I said super glued. Why someone would do that...I have no idea. So, I improvised and, after a good scrubbing down with soap and water, started priming.Joe took this whole door off, because the screw was so threaded it was the only way, without breaking anything. :)And here they are back on, with a no more shiny brass.
So, what do you think? Better?
Every time I open a cupboard door I wonder why I didn't do this sooner.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I finally found the blog where I learned how to make these flowers!
Have you seen these flowers on a purse, in someones hair, on a shirt, on shoes, on rings, or just to dress up a cork board lately? Me too. I finally watched a tutorial on how to make them. SUPER easy!! Here are the first two flowers I made
I have a plan to make about 50 more of them with WAY cuter paper (not the only color I could find at work). Can you guess what I'm going to do with them?
I have a lot of plans for things lately.
The CSI project will do that to a girl.
If you don't want to have a whole bunch of things in a bag, hiding behind your couch, with high expectations of greatness, you should not visit that site.
One thing I am not going to be doing is painting my kitchen counters to look like marble. I have limits, but DANG...that's pretty impressive!!
Hopefully my (seriously neglected) blog will soon be updated with more DIY, crafty, thrifty projects to help make my house a home...and a WHOLE bunch of pictures of my SUPER cute kids!
Speaking of which...check out Lacy!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
I have a plan for more spray painting this weekend. Joe is a little bit less skeptical about what I want to do now that he has seen how great the doorknobs turned out. I guess we'll see if it turns out good enough to post.
Friday, April 30, 2010
So, attention Jill, Taylor & Tawna...I have made you something. You may love it or you may hate it. Please tell me you love it either way.
Taylor and Tawna we need to figure out how I can get yours to you, so leave me a comment and we can work that out...regular old snail mail will not work, unless you want it shattered. :)
Jill - we're good...I'll bring yours to you.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Which, apparently, retails for $3,495.00!!! Seriously?! A trip for 5 to Germany, or a purse, or a CAR. Seriously, people seriously. If you own this purse, please contact me. We need to talk about what better ways I can spend YOUR money. ;-)