Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pajama Party #3

Life in my PJs

Wow what a turn out we had last week!! I cannot believe it got over 100 links! Thats amazing. Thank you so much to everyone that participated. I saw some fantastic ideas. It is so hard to just choose favorites, but here are a few that really caught my eye:

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Salt & Pepper shakers into candlesticks from doolittle Things

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Daughter’s bedroom makeover by DIY Design Fanatic

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Floral picture frame by Calamity Anne.

If you were featured, please grab a button either on my side bar or click here.

I just ask the following:

  • Link to a specific post NOT your main blog. This could be anything DIY related, cooking, crafts, home improvement, fiber arts, ANYTHING creative. Even great finds it ok to post, I’m flexible =)
  • Please try and comment on the person/people before you. The more comments the better!!
  • I ask that you follow my blog as well.
  • Please have my button somewhere on your blog. Can be in the post, on a separate page or as a link.
  • Have fun and come back every week!!

That’s it! I will post a few of my favs with next weeks party. Can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with!


 
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Aqua Inspiration & Blog Crush

These two items tie in perfectly because I am totally crushing on House Of Turquoise. It is just a gorgeous blog. Full of beautiful decorating pictures all showing wonderful shades of aqua, truly my favorite color. I have never felt that I could decorate with that color. I have always decorated with more earth tones. But I think I am going to do something out of my comfort zone.

I was supposed to have my bathroom repainted and I had to reschedule. I am really glad I did because I think I am going to change my wall color. Here is my inspiration bathroom:

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(Via House Of Turquoise)

I picked this because I still want the dark lower cabinets and soft beige trim. My wall color will be a bit more aqua than this, but it gives you an idea. My only problem in the bathroom is that my counters are an awful 70’s light yellow. BUT to the rescue comes this gorgeous shower curtain from Anthropologie:

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Except its $118 and there is no way I can spend that on a shower curtain. So I have ordered fabric to make one. It will be here in about a week and then I will slowly get started on this. I hope my fabric ties in the counters and the wall color well. Lets keep our fingers crossed!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Death By Chocolate Cake

Seriously, I don’t know what else to call this creation. It is not my idea, but it sure looks YUMMY!!

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Really simple. Bake an 8 or 9 inch 2 layer cake. Frost as messy as you want to. “glue” each Kit Kat individually to the sides with frosting. Dump a bunch of M&M’s on the top, tie a ribbon and you’re done!

Happy Father’s Day Picture Collage

First off, I wanted to wish all the dads and grandfathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day!!

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(Father’s Day collage done for Kam’s Daddy.)

This was done in Picasa. I just printed the sign in Microsoft Word in a font I liked and then got my little man to pose with it. I loaded all the pics into Picasa and used their Collage feature. Super easy!! Print it off and you’re done!

I’ll stick this in a frame and mail it to Kam’s Dad. Yes we are going to be late. But its worth it!!

Linking to all the great parties on my Link Parties page!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

I wanted to thank Beverly for being one of the featured blogs last week. It is very nice of her to feature participants and I love getting the comments, so here is a very big, pink 

THANK YOU!!

This week I am giving you Glinda The Good Witch from one of my all time favorite movies, The Wizard of Oz:

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Happy Pink Saturday!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Big Huge THANK YOU!!

I just wanted to thank everyone that participated or stopped by for my link party. Over 100 entries for only my second party!! I am so excited. I will be commenting on all entries this week. I also have some projects in the works to share with all of you soon. So here you go…Thank You!!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pajama Party #2

Life in my PJs

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in my 1st ever Pajama Party last week! It was so much fun to see all the amazing projects that were listed. I’m pretty proud of the turn out for my first ever linky party!!

It’s hard to pick just 3 favorite projects from all the great projects posted, but here are a few that really caught my eye:

This Tiered  Terracotta planter by Our Life In A Click is so cool!!

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I’m really into furniture and this make over really inspired me from In My Own Style:

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These Alice In Wonderland costumes by Starking Crafty Party Ideas are amazing:

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If you were featured, please grab a button from my right side bar. Thank you to everyone that linked up. I hope to see you all back today!!

**GIVEAWAY WINNER**

The winner is:

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The Thrifty Ba!! Please email me and I can get your flower set out to you asap!!

I just ask the following:

  • Link to a specific post NOT your main blog. This could be anything DIY related, cooking, crafts, home improvement, fiber arts, ANYTHING creative. Even great finds it ok to post, I’m flexible =)
  • Please try and comment on the person/people before you. The more comments the better!!
  • I ask that you follow my blog as well.
  • Please have my button somewhere on your blog. Can be in the post, on a separate page or as a link.
  • Have fun and come back every week!!

That’s it! I will post a few of my favs with next weeks party. Can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

I love Pink Saturday. I get to post all the pretty things that I love, but I dont have because they dont match the decor in my home. One of these days I will have a pink room, I swear lol. Here are my favorite flowers, pink peonies.

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Happy Pink Saturday!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Please Help Me Decide

So I have narrowed my choices for my chair redo to 3 fabrics and I would love your input on what I should choose. I am leaning more towards a certain one of these three, but I will wait and see what you guys think. Here are the chairs again:

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And here are my 3 semi finalists:

baretta seaside #1

marilyn mint #2

ponce cypress #3

The wood on the chairs will have an ORB finish.

Thanks!

Linking to these great parties!


**Edited to add**
Look what the wonderful and talented Laurie-Jean of Willoughby Whimsy did for me!!



How fantastic is that?? Thank you so much Laurie-Jean. Now you can really see how the chairs will look. How exciting!! If you have a moment, go to her great blog and help her pick out some colors for her office here.

Tray Redo

Recently when cleaning out our shed, we stumbled upon this tray. I got very excited because I have been seeing them all over blogland, but never had one or had found the things to make one. So when this showed up out of the blue, I was very excited:

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The rustic look does not fit with my decor really, so I decided to spray paint it black. First I primed:

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Then sprayed black. Which I thought for sure I had a picture of, but I don’t. I’m sure you can imagine.

So next I knew I wanted to line it with some pretty paper, but I wasn’t sure what. I wasn’t confident enough to line it with busy scrapbooking paper because I didn’t know if I would be able to match it up enough. The other day I was at the drugstore and found this wrapping paper:

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And I love it! But I felt it needed more. So let me back up a minute.

Recently I found out that I will be getting 3 chairs from my mother’s previous employer (they are going out of business) and they needed someone to take the chairs. I do not have a picture of them, but they are wood, have a padded seat and back with arm rests. I saw them on my mother’s phone. She stopped by to take a picture for me to see if I wanted them. Oh Yeah! Free chairs to a DIYer…really..do you have to ask?? So I don’t know when I will be getting them, but I have already purchased the fabric:

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I finally get to put some aqua in the house!! WOOHOO!! As you can see by the picture holding up the paper, I have a red wall in my living room. Directly across from that wall, I plan on putting 2 of the chairs, redone with this fabric with a red IKEA Lack table in between:

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Seriously for $8, you can’t beat that. So I thought I would put the tray on the table with some knick knacks. I felt the paper on the tray needed some color. In come red and turquoise Sharpies. Then the standard Mod Podge and we have this:

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Sorry these are so dark. I really tried to find a spot in the house that didn’t have toys on it and well, I didn’t luck out. But I think you get the idea. What do you think??

Linking to these wonderful parties this week!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

By the Door Bag Hook, But Cuter!

Now that Kam is in Preschool, there are things we need to take every so often. Like any papers that need to be signed, his freshly laundered sheet and blanket every monday, and whatever else he may need for school. He doesn’t carry a back pack yet, so we use a reusable shopping bag from Target and we usually just leave it by the door. I wanted it to have a place to hang, so I made this:

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This was a wooden plaque I picked up at the Dollar Tree on a recent trip:

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I sprayed with primer and then one coat of Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze which I have been dying to use because Aqua is one of my favorite colors. I also painted a drawer knob that used to say Princess. I traced the oval on the back of matching scrapbook paper and cut it with pinking sheers, just a tad smaller than the outlined. Mod Podged the paper, screwed in the know and viola! An insta-bag-holder.

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I kept the original ribbon that was already stapled to it to hook it up. I think it needs to be screwed into the wall in case we ever need to take something heavy.

Next up is a better key hook plaque thingy-ma-bob.

I have a bunch of project I am working on and also gathering all the supplies to get started on my chairs. I cannot wait to see how those puppies turn out!

I’ll be linking to these great parties!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pajama Party #1 & GIVEAWAY!!

I am so excited to welcome you to my first link party! Thank you for joining me.

Life in my PJs

I have been having so much fun participating in link parties, that I really wanted to start my own. So get your pjs on, something to drink and link up all your creative posts!

I just ask the following:

  • Link to a specific post NOT your main blog. This could be anything DIY related, cooking, crafts, home improvement, fiber arts, ANYTHING creative. Even great finds it ok to post, I’m flexible =)
  • Please try and comment on the person/people before you. The more comments the better!!
  • I ask that you follow my blog as well.
  • Please have my button somewhere on your blog. Can be in the post, on a separate page or as a link.
  • Have fun and come back every week!!

That’s it! I will post a few of my favs with next weeks party. Can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with!

The Giveaway
I am going to give away a set of flower clips and matching ring to one lucky subscriber!!

Please leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner with random.org before my next party! Please let as many people you can, know about my party. If you blog about it, come back and tell me! It increases your chances of winning. Thanks!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

For $20 I got What?!? & Help!

On the way home from Home Depot this morning, we decided to take a different route. Where I live, there aren’t usually many garage sales, but I decided to take a chance.

I saw the neon green sign that said “Big Big Big Garage sale <----“ so we turned left. Boy am I glad we did. For $5 a piece I found these:

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A DIYers dream!! I have been meaning to get inexpensive dining room chairs to last until I possibly move.  I was going to get them from IKEA  for $20 a piece. Then we found these. I had to go to the ATM to take $20 out and I only needed 4. When we came back she said to take all 5 in case one had more problems or whatever. Fine! We loaded them in the car and took them home.

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(don't mind the dirt outside, we are renovating outside too and have lots of bags of donations waiting for pick up)

I’m so excited!!

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Some of the pads are still covered in plastic. Clearly that will be removed and new fabric put on.

Here is a chair that I have been hoarding  keeping around for a while. It was my grandmothers chair that she used at her desk. I won’t part with it. Now I can paint and recover all six and they almost will look like a set.

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Close enough for me. We have a small table that seats 4, for now. When we move I’ll get a table that matches, for 6 and be all set. I’m soooo excited.

**Now here is my dilemma. What fabric do I use?? I want a print, something nice, but nothing too bright. I’m soooooo confused on what color scheme to go with. If you have suggestions or links to great fabrics, PLEASE leave them in the comments.**

Linking up to some of these great parties!

Thanks!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

In honor of Pink Saturday, I have found the most beautiful cake I have ever seen. It is from Pink Cake Box, a bakery in New Jersey. I will let it speak for itself, STUNNING!

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Have a great Pink Saturday!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Leaf Mirror ~ Spray Painted

I saw this cute mirror at Ikea and thought I had to do something with it:

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I got 2 and I will show you my other project soon. This time I wanted to use the cuttlebug and a new leaf die I got. So I sprayed the taped off the mirror portion with painters tape and sprayed it with Krylon’s Ivy Leaf.

While that was drying, I took painters tape and wax paper and went to work. I taped over a sheet of wax paper with the painters tape, over lapping like you normally wood:

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When my sheet was done I took my die:

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Cut the painters tape/wax paper sheet to size and ran it through the cuttlebug and got these:

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Then carefully peel the wax paper off the back and you will have stickers:

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Then place the stickers all over your frame, in any random pattern. You may have some stickers that break in the peeling process. Use them anyway as a filler:

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I actually really liked this color combo, but the painters tape would never stay. It wasn’t my intention anyways. So next I painted the whole thing with Krylon’s Peekaboo Blue. (I didnt take a picture of this step)

Impatiently When dry, peel the stickers off and Voila! A very cool mirror:

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Linking to these great link parties plus the CSI Project also!

Duct Tape Rose Washer Necklace

I made this necklace specifically for the CSI Project Hardware Store theme challenge.

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We had to use at least one item in our project from the hardware store. My items are the different sized washers, duct tape and paper paint samples.

First I made a duct tape sheet (tutorial here):

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Then I die cut the same way as I would for my fabric roses:

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Here is a short rose tutorial:

 

I also die cut circles from the free paint sample cards from home depot for the 2 small and one large washer:

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Mod Podged the circles onto the washers, hot glued washers onto felt, cut around the washers, attached 2 bails, a chain and here we go:

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I hope you like it. I will be linking to the CSI project as well as these fun link parties!!

Please mark your calendars for my Pajama Party starting June 9th!!

Life in my PJs