Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WRETCHED floral Bathroom Tile

Doea anyone else have WRETCHED tiles they HATE but can't afford a overhall on your bathroom.
WELL, this is my little cover it up and enjoy...

What you need:
~Paper of your choice
~Water proof Mod Pod 
~Sponge Brush

VvvWA-LAAA!  Stay tune for the FINISH PRODUCT!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Easy Knick Knack Makeover

I am pretty much obsessed with little chotskies and knick knacks that can be transformed. A ugly piece can totally be transformed with just a touch of paint. The possibilities are completely endless.
 So, my challenge to you is to find a great ugly piece and transform it too.

I found my, not so cute, elephant at a yard sale for 50 cents.
Next, I rummaged through my spray paint bin (you could easily use tole paints too) and found the color I wanted. 
Ivy Leaf, purchased at Walmart.
 I washed this piece well and let it dry before I applied any paint. When it was dry I applied 2 coats of spray paint.
 I like my pieces slightly distressed, so I gave Mr. Elephant a light sanding.
 Whenever you sand, before you give your piece a clear coat, take a dry sponge brush and wipe down all the tiny dust particles.  This will help your finish be smooth.
Next, simply, clear coat your piece, dry, and then display.

I am loving Mr. Elephant. He makes a great book weight for my sons current reads.

Here are a few more similar projects that we have done over the years.

Spray painted owls, click here.
Spray painted birds, click here.

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ali see....ALI CREATE!

 Ok, so I was wandering around Big Lots and saw THIS GOODIE! 
 I almost bought it, because really $12 buck is an AWESOME price, but the wheels started turning in my head.  I have been wanting to add a couple different blues to the color scheme in my family room to knock out the barnyard feel I have going on in there. It has felt  a little DRAB  in my depressed state!
  So I decided to create my own.
AND I really wanted 8 birds since that is how many is in our family!

Here is what I decided to paint! 
Brian and I are the LOVELY Lovey BIRDS and all our 6 kids are a different color.
 It's not perfect but I LOVE IT!!!!
What do you think?


Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Trend-er-riffic Pallet Sign

I have changed my garden spot every year, for the past 3 years, and this year it is FiNaLLy in THE PLACE!!!!
So I know there are a MILLION and 1 ways to do these....see PINTEREST!
 But for mine what you need...paint, pallets, and brain fontage! 
I typically make stamps when I do word crafts, but this time I decided just to paint.

 done painting...

Sand it up....wire the back together...

 Add to your cute little garden spot...

I LoVE love LoVe IT!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays w/ Becca

Have you bookmarked my sister's recipe site yet? 
If not, TRUST me, you are missing out. 
Not only does her site get your mouth watering but it gets you motivated to try something new and delicious in your kitchen.

This happens to be one of my favorites.

It is perfect for these days that your kids are back in school. It is an easy recipe with step by step instructions. And the best part is the printable recipe card that is ALREADY made for you.
So go check it out here!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Free Printable Teacher Gift Idea

Can you believe that summer has come and gone and it is school time already?
I hope you all had a fabulous summer soaking in the sun, enjoying your families, and hopefully getting a little creativity in here and there! 

You all know by now that I LOVE teacher gifts.
It is a great way to show our support and appreciation for all their hard work! 
One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of the year is some sort of quote or art in a frame. 
The frame can work as a bonus all year round when you send in new pictures or art for the teacher to replace in it. 

Keep checking back because I intend to make something for all the holidays that you can have printed and replace in your own teachers gift frame.

I found this lovely little quote on the Pinterest and knew it was perfect for a teacher.
So I designed it the way I wanted it and made it so that you can print it off too!

Here are the 5x7 designs

Simply right click on the image you would like to have printed and click on "save image as".
 This will allow you to save the image of your choice to the destination you chose.
Totally easy, right??

We had some dollar store frames in our frame bin and decided on black.
You could easily paint a frame too!
Here is the finished and framed project.
What do you think??

Check out the one I did last year...CLICK HERE