Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Old Lamps Made Funky

I found these lamps on KSL a few months ago.  I new I had to have them because I wanted to redo some. So we packed the kids and in the car and drove about 20 minutes to pick them up.  My husband and kids were such good sports.  

The lampshades I had from another set of lamps that I sold at a garage sale.  I used Treehouse Clear Spray Adhesive from Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon.  I never go to Hobby Lobby without a coupon.  I cut the fabric that I purchased from Fabric.com about 1/4 inch bigger on each side so that I could spray the fabric and fold it over the top.  I started along the original seem of the turquoise lampshade and sprayed about 3 inches of fabric at a time to make sure I had no bumps or ripples. I worked my way around to the end where I folded the fabir over a bit, spray glued that together and sprayed glued it down.  I did that same thing along the top of the lamp to have a nice clean edge.

I like LOVE the way it turned out and it took me about 30 minutes to complete.  

The best part is the price!

KSL lamps $20
Fabric I already had about it took less then a yard so about $5
Spray Adhesive $3.50 ( used about 1/4 a can so I can use on many other projects)
Spray Paint was on clearance for $1.50 at Sherwin Williams.  (used about 1/2 a can)
About $15 for a pair of UnIQue FUNKY lamps.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Breathing Space Retreat 2012

Breathing Space Retreat 2012 as a volunteer.
Tami & I at Cinco De Mayo Party.
That's me dishing up Cafe Rio and standing next to Shelley Smith from House of Smith's

Topsy Turvy Cakes
Me, Jennie, Courtney & Sara.  Courtney is my talented sister
who did all the decorations.
Me, Courtney & Jennie Cinco De Mayo Party
This is my Schwinn used as decor.  I love this bike!

Jennie & I on our lunch break. Thank you Olive Garden!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Bookshelf Barbie House

I was inspired by some pictures I found on Pinterest for bookshelves made into Barbie houses.  The more I thought about making one, the more idea's I came up with.  This is just a sneak peak as it's 2 days before Christmas and my twins haven't opened the rest of the furniture. 
EXPEDIT Shelving unit, white Width: 31 1/8 " Depth: 15 3/8 " Height: 31 1/8 " Max load/shelf: 29 lb  Width: 79 cm Depth: 39 cm Height: 79 cm Max load/shelf: 13 kg
I bought a IKEA shelf for $39.99 and modpodged scrapbook paper to each wall.  The scrapbook paper didn't quite cover the whole wall but I still liked the way it looked so went with it anyway.
 I have twin girls and this is their Christmas present.  I liked this shelf so they can pull it away from the wall and each sit on one side of it to play together at the same time.  So picture it away from a wall.  I might play with it more then they do because I am in love with how it turned out.
 This is the living room decorated for Christmas.  I added 3M hooks to hang the chandelier and family picture above the fireplace.  I found some pictures I liked in magazines and laminated them to add some pictures to walls, floors, etc.
 This is the kitchen which will have a fully stocked Barbie fridge on Christmas day.
 My husband made this table with 4 screws and a scrap piece of wood.

 This is a picture that will hang over the tub in the bathroom (which will come on Christmas day).

 There is a piece of astroturf out front for the yard. 
I will be taking a picture of fire to put in the fireplace but that will have to be seen in an update.  I can't wait to have it set up by the Christmas tree with the VW Beetle parked out front.
Barbie Volkswagen New Beetle & Doll Set

Friday, July 22, 2011

Berry Smoothie

This smoothies turned out so delicious and there were only a few ingredients.  I added about 1 C strawberris, 1 C. blueberries, 1 C Raspberries, 2 C. milk and about 1 T. of splenda.  I mixed it in the smoothie maker and added a little bit of whip cream to the top.  It was declicious and my kids wanted more and more! That's always a good sign...
And it was pretty healthy.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

FuNkY Sideboard

My husband didn't bring many material objects into our marriage other than an 11 foot Bermese Python, a sideboard he got free from a job he was working and well....that's about it.  The snake is gone and the sideboard stayed in the basement till recently when I decided it had potential. 

I had my husband add these legs.  It used to just sit on the ground.  He told me it looked like Allison Wonderland furniture but he had no idea how true that would until I was done with it.
I used Benjamin Moore in chartreuse 2024-10 but color matched it at Lowes.  The best part is that it only took me one sample size which was $2.94!

After the paint was dry, I traced the shape of that panel by taping paper over it and running a piece of chalk over the edge .  I then cut out fabric from IKEA to the size of the panel and did about 2 inches of Mod Podge around the edge.  I should have covered the hole surface because I had to cover it all later in the process.  I read on Modpodgerocksblog.com how this helps the fabric not to fray when cut.  I dry measured it up against the shelf and trimmed off extra material.  I brushed a coat directly onto the door panel layed the fabric right over the top and then added a top coat.  I let that dry over night and then the following day I added about 4-5 more coats letting it dry at least 20 minutes in between coats.  I also used Hard Coat Mod Podge over the fabric that is made for furniture.
 I roughed up the edges with 220 grit sandpaper.  The previous paint was gray around the edges as you can see if the "before" picture which added a lot of character when I sanded through.
 I had the shelf on its side while I painted the first coat but I did the following 4-5 topcoats upright and it worked just fine with no running.
 I got these knobs at Hobby Lobby for half off making them $2.50 each.  They are black glass knobs.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Recycled Chicken Wire & Frame=Earing Organizer

Jewlery Tree that I love on my bathroom counter to organize all my braclets, rings, watches, etc.
I made this with an old frame that I spray painted and stapled some chicken wire (leftover from our chicken coop) to the back.  It hangs on my closet wall and keeps all my earings organized.  It's so nice to not have to dig through a box.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Garden Fresh Vegi's

I love this idea of Salad In a Jar and went a little crazy with my Foodsaver today.

 After I was done getting all my salad and my garden pea's sealed up I even got my seed's  ready to store till next year.

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