Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lamp Makeover

I have lots of lamps. 
Whenever I find one at a thrift store for $3.00 or less I add it to my cart.
 I've had this one laying around for awhile now and it definitely needed some tlc.
So I spray painted it white....
....and slightly sanded the edges to give it a shabby chic feel.
Then I found this lamp shade.....
....and gave it a good coat of blue spray paint also. 

An easy peasy lamp makeover! Perfect for my craft room.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Craft Center

So I have this all wood book shelf.
I love it, but there are two problems.
First, since I made this TV Hutch into a book shelf, it is empty.
Second, my son used Rub n' Buff as finger paints and painted on it! Ugh!
 I debated whether or not to get rid of it, but then decided since it was all wood I should keep it. So I painted it with some antiqued white. (Well, lets be honest....I painted a little, my husband painted a lot, and then my sister and sister-in-law finished it off.) 
So after I finally decided what the heck I was going to do with it, I antiqued the edges.
Then I piled on my craft supplies!
Perfect for my organized crap...er....I mean craft chaos!

Now I can easily grab what I want without digging and making such a mess!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

~TeAchEr GiFt~

Seriously this is a super easy project to tackle, and the effects of letting our teachers know how much we LOVE and APPRECIATE them is even longer lasting.
I heard from a friend recently "I don't do teachers gifts because I can't afford it." 
GASP.....cough....Gasp again...
I am one of those peeps who believe in showing appreciation for our teachers and all of their hard work. 
It doesn't even have to cost money or you can spend hardly anything! 
It is the thought the matters, right?!

So here is a quick and simple gift idea.

First get out some frames. If you don't have any then hit the thrift stores or dollar store.
These are 5x7 frames that I already had on hand.

Next, pull out your tole paints, spray paints, whatever you want to bring your frames to life!
 I used a spray paint I already had on hand.

Then design, in your word perfect, word pad,  or photo editing program, a favorite quote.
And if you don't want to come up with one on your own...I did all the work for you.
I found this fun quote and designed it with a chevron background!
(Just right click, save in your files, and print. This is a 5x7 sz., but you could re-size it smaller too.)

After your frames are done drying, give them a light sanding.
Print out your quote or the one above and simply frame it!

All for the cost of $0.00

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Fever

Does anyone else have major spring fever? 
My long lists of projects to get done, ways to decorate, foods to try, and more, are majorly on my mind! The warmer weather makes me want to get all my spray painting projects done.

First up.....this.....
I love this piece.
Anyone who knows me can tell you what a sucker I am for pots, vases, and containers!
So of course, I can't throw it out. 
So I took out this lovely shade of Krylon...(one of my favs)
I gave this vase a good coat and then sanded the edges slightly.
Next,  I filled it full of some faux grass and rocks.
It fits perfectly in my bathroom.
 I love the freshness of the green...don't you?
Now to do something about that wretched sink...hmmmm...