Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just a few things

I have been busy lately with a new little one that I am babysitting, so not too much crafting going on. Here are just a few things that have happened in the last little bit...

Just a few visiting teaching valentine's gifts. 

 A necklace to go with the skirt I made for Hali. 
Circle skirt that I found here. I am eventually going to make one for me. :)

 I can't remember where I saw the tutorial on this, but I show you how I did it. Pretty simple. I love hot glue and broken necklaces!

Here is just a little birthday card for my mom. The blue flower is Matboard from Heartstring Designs

And this I made for a friend that is also Milaya's piano teacher. I got this idea from Miss Mustard Seed. She has done so many things with sheet music that are so cute. I might have to do some more. My project turned out bigger than I expected, but fits nicely on her wall. Just don't ask her husbands opinion on it. 

I also found this bench/foot stool for $5.98 at a thrift store. It is currently in the process of being re-done. I have never reupholstered anything before, so this is a good(small) project to start with I think. I have taken the top off and have new foam that I got for 40% off at Jo-Ann's. I am just trying to decide if I want the base black with zebra print on top(which I already have the stuff for), or brown with different brown material on top. Thoughts? Anyone? ;) Decisions, decisions. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I just realized that I haven't posted pics of the mirror I finished!!! My brain doesn't work properly most of the time sometimes!

So....here we go!
 I don't think that I needed the primer on it. I think it was a wasted step...lesson learned. 
 I painted it a turquoise blue, then dry brushed some creamy tan oops paint that I got again for really cheap. Then I sanded it down on the edges to reveal some of the wood. (this is why the primer was a wasted step) 

The pic below is where I have it now. I am eventually going to re-do the dresser and the jewelry box on the right. In all of the spare time that I have! The dresser we got for free from our landlord after we got married. It is falling apart, but it was free and still works. I would eventually like to get this one from IKEA. I just have to talk Mr. Moneybags into getting it, since he doesn't think the old one is worth a re-do. I couldn't get a "good" picture of it to make it look "pretty", oh well. I will blame it on my not so fancy camera ;) 

Saturday, February 5, 2011


So, I have a few things up my sleeves right now. I have really gotten a bug to refinish stuff. Every time I come home from the thrift store my husband adores me rolls his eyes and asks if he needs to take away my debit card. During Christmas break, we went to a thrift store in our area and I found this

For $9.98! This thing is heavy, solid wood. And it is about as tall as I am. (I know, it isn't saying much, but for a mirror it is!) I saw a mirror over at Miss Mustard Seed and fell in love with it. I don't remember if I saw it before or after I found this mirror. Anyway, she did a great job with hers of course - so I thought that I would give it a go.
I didn't like the design that had been routed out, so I filled it in with wood putty, and sanded, and filled in, and sanded. I did that about 4-5 times until I looked like it didn't exist.
Then I primed it. Thinking back, I probably didn't have to do that if I wanted it to look like hers...doh. Then I painted it my favorite turqoise color.

It isn't finished yet, so you will have to come back and see the final product. I am waiting for the weather to get warm and dry enough to finish it! It is going to go on top of our dresser in our bedroom where I have my other pieces that I have redone! My next post is going to be all over the place, but so much fun stuff has been going on!