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 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.

Our Chicken's & Coop

Meet Oakley, Bunny Head, Galinia & Cinnamon.
My husband built this coop after our son caught a chicken at a children's rodeo.  We now get about four eggs a day and we enjoy watching the chickens.  I plan to paint the coop a fun color but haven't quite gotten to that.  I am thinking turqoise so when I finally get around to painting it, I will post pictures.

Recycled Chandelier's

 I was inspired by Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust and my cousin Kate. I have been wanting to redo my twin girls room for their 3rd birthday. I searched KSL classifieds and found these two chandeliers for about $40 each. I called and offered $30 for both and she accepted. My husband and I packed the kids in the car and drove 40 miles to get them. While we were in Payson,UT we found an old door that I have plans for and will post later.

My husband hung these in our garage from our high storage just to make it easier for me to spray paint.
I used Krylon Glossy Ballet Slipper and Black.  I am in LOVE with how they turned out and can't wait to see these babies hanging in my girls room and my living room.

I still have big plans in store for this room.  But for now...the light sure makes a big difference. 
 I love it and I love that it cost me less then $20.  I could add some bling but I think I like it plain.

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