Wednesday, October 28, 2009

in love

look at that beauty!
I'm talking about the chair, not the baby.
I have been searching for the perfect highchair for
months now, and I am now the owner of this
It was more than I wanted to spend,
didn't need much fixing up,
except for a fresh coat of white paint,
but it is exactly what I wanted,
so I went for it!
Miss A looks so tiny in it,
I think I will make a cushion for her
tooshie, and it will help lift her up a bit.
Do you love it as much as me?

Monday, October 26, 2009

classy chalkboard

I know everyone has done a chalkboard makeover,
except for me!
I've been keeping an eye out for something I thought could work,
and last week I found this at Salvation Army for $7
My husband literally laughed when he saw it.
"Oh ye of little faith," I told him.

much better!
one can of chalkboard spray paint
one can of white spray paint
and some leftover trim to add a place for the chalk!
Can't get much easier than that!

check out ASPTL on Tuesdays for more great ideas!

Monday, October 19, 2009

glittered tabletop chandelier

have you seen these beauties in the Halloween Martha Mag?
they are amazing, right?
also, very expensive.
like $100-$200 expensive
I decided to try to make a mini knock- off.
this one is about 10" high
not quite as elaborate,
but cost me about $4
( I had everything but the glitter)
Make a few to set on a buffet or use as a centerpiece
and you can make the same spooky statement
I just used white cardstock and cut it out
I then used a sponge brush and brushed on Elmer's glue
and sprinkled Martha's onyx glitter on top.
I cut each piece, one from top to middle
the other from bottom to middle,
and put them together.
I did have to add hot glue in the cuts to hold it together.
does this make any sense?
tips to make your own:
use something thicker, maybe cardboard or foam core board
(mine is a little wobbly)
paint your paper/cardboard black before glittering
(I didn't, so it took about 3 coats of glitter to cover that white paper!)
I'm going to attempt a chandelier sometime in the future,
maybe for miss A's first bday party,
I'm thinking hot pink!

If you would like the template I made
leave me a comment with your email and I will send you the PDF

Here is more Halloween decor for you to enjoy!
all you need is a wood wreath form (got mine at Michael's)
I then spray painted it black,
hot glued on some mini pumpkins,
and added a black bow to my wreath hanger.
super easy!
head on over to ASPTL for more great ideas!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

free dresser makeover

about a month ago I found this little lady at a garage sale for, get this...
she looked sad sitting there with her free sign on her,
so I decided to snatch her up and take her home with me.
she was in pretty bad shape,
the back was warped and cracked,
there were a few too many coats of paint on her,
she had some ugly contact paper lining her drawers,
she had ugly little knobs,
and her drawers were a little wobbly.
but with lots of love, she started to look better!
here she is, in my dining room, looking beautiful!
for about $30 I turned my ugly little dresser into a charming piece!
don't you think?
check out other great projects over at furniture feature friday