Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rustic, Chic, Cool Coffee Table Makeover!

 Check out this amazing coffee table redo
JaRelle was kind enough to let us feature her amazing makeover! 
Can't get enough of before & afters like this!


I wish this was MY coffee table!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Range Hood Redo

First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately!
I promise we will be better with this blog.
I promise!

Sooo, I have been quite obsessed with chalkboard paint lately.
I have found so many cute projects online that I decided to buy a can and
go crazy in my own home.
I thought it would be fun to paint my ugly range hood that I despise!
I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but I just went for it...


There is a TON of overspray when you use spray paint so I used pages from a catalog to cover a large area.
Make sure you tape everything off REALLY well.

I just taped off the little switches for the light and fan.

Ta da! I loooove how it looks!
And there just-so-happened to be five divided spaces so I wrote the days of the week for a menu!
Cute, right?!
Before you write on it with chalk, you have to "season" it by rubbing the WHOLE thing with the side of a piece of chalk, then erasing it
(I just use a spare rag because I don't have a real eraser).
It looks sooo much better than the ugly old white!



Linking to:

Iron Violet Designs


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Home Stairs REDO Project

Hi everyone! Welcome to my DIY Home Stairs Project!
I have been wanting to do something with my stairs forever! But I was never sure what to do. I only knew that I did NOT want carpet! LOL! Carpet and I don't work well together :) So I decided to rip up my old disgusting rotten carpet and get to work...
Here is what my stairs looked like after pulling up the carpet. They have a million staples and nails all over them. They also had some tack boards that I already pulled up on them.

As you can see after pulling up all the nails, staples and tack boards these stairs are in some need of tender loving care. I thought about how to do that and I almost bought new wood to replace them all. When it it me!

Oh WOW how I LOVE this stuff!!!! It really works!!!

So I began my long long project of filling in a million holes with this stuff..

After it dried I got out my trusty sander and started to fill my house with dust LOL!
I sanded and filled and sanded some more..until it was smooth and perfect!

After that step was over..I went down to Wal Mart and bought some KILZ - High Gloss Bright White Paint.
And started to paint..
I think I did three coats.

Here they are with the finished bright white paint.

I love the high gloss bright white paint because it cleans up so good! If dirt, liquid or any other object gets on it it just wipes right off.

After the white was done drying I started on to the black paint. I used Glidden Porch and Floor Paint from the Home Depot. I just asked them for black and they mixed it up for me. This stuff is AWESOME! It has a primer and a finish right in it! So all you have to do is paint on two coats and your done! I also love this paint because it wipes clean. If someone walks on them with their shoes and leaves a mess for you, you just get a wet rag and it wipes clean!!!

Now because all of our bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs I obviously could not paint all my stairs at once. Oh I wish how I wish I could. But no.. So I painted three at a time. That left enough room for us to still use the stairs. This was probably the hardest part of the whole project.. Keeping my husband, three kids and FOUR dogs off them! (You see why I don't have carpet!)

What I did was paint my three stairs right after everyone went to bed. Then in the morning after everyone went to school I painted the second coat. (you are supposed to wait eight hours before applying the second coat.) After the second coat you have to wait twenty-four hours before walking on them. So by the next morning they were safe to walk on. And then I would do the next three stairs the night after they were safe to walk on. Make sense? So there were always stairs to walk on. I would remove the tape when the stair was safe to walk on.. so I told my kids if there is tape on them DO NOT STEP ON IT! It kinda got confusing but it only took a week so everyone just had to really watch what they were doing on the stairs.

And here they are! YAY! So glad they are done!

And of course I had to add a little vinyl!



                                                         I LOVE THEM!!!
                                                    Let me know what you think and if you have any questions let me know!


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fun Snowman/handprint CRAFT with the kids!

The kids are home from school for winter break and bored to death. You'd think they would be playing with all their Christmas presents! LOL! But no. So I thought it was a great opportunity to do a craft with them. With the snow falling outside today I was inspired to do this craft. (I also want to say that I saw this done on another craft blog somewhere but of course I can't find it. So if this was your idea please let us know so we can give you credit for this cute idea!) 
To start off I cut some wood. I used some old fence slats that I had and just cut them in the length I wanted.
Next I had the kids paint the front piece of the wood sky blue (for the background)
Sorry hard to see it in the picture.

 After the blue dried I had the kids dab their 4 fingers (no thumb) in some white paint.
 And then push their fingers down on the wood.
 I then helped them add some extra white at the bottom of the "snowmen" to make a small hill for them to stand on.
 Here is our cute little snowman on their hill.
 Then I just let each of them decorate there little snowman fingers! With a hat, eyes, nose, mouth and buttons!
 Here is Mckenzie's she did great!
I LOVE how they turned out!!! They are each so different! I was thinking I could easily drill some holes in the tops of these and add some wire to hang from the Christmas tree next year.. But for now they are going to sit on my kitchen window sill. Great January decoration! I love these kind of decorations definitely my favorite!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's amazing what a little vinyl can do!

Cutting vinyl on the Cricut using Sure Cuts A Lot is so much fun!
The possibilities are really endless.
Heather was trying to come up with a cute but simple neighbor gift.
She had a 4x4 wood block and decided to create the manger scene.
This is the end result:
It's amazing what adding a little black vinyl did to this plain ol' wood block!
I know her neighbors are going to love these!

Heather also had a glass block she came across at the thrift store.
It already had a hole drilled into it and someone had put a string of white lights inside.
Super cute but it needed a little something extra.
She found another beautiful manger scene and cut it out and stuck it on:
I love all the intricate details!
It gave the glass block the little something that it needed.
Merry Christmas!
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