Sunday, October 31, 2010

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Nightstand ReDo

I picked this nightstand up for free on Craigslist. It was an old high school wood shop project that was never completed. My husband built me a drawer and fastened some beadboard on back. I picked the knob up at Hobby Lobby. 

Wood and screws: $4
Knob: $4

Sold in one day on Craigslist!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chalkboard Take II

Awhile back I posted about another chalkboard but I couldn't leave well enough alone so I changed it up a bit! 


Friday, October 29, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Girl Cave

The lovely Kate at Centsational Girl is hosting a giveaway from HomeGoods. There is a HomeGoods about 40 miles away! The key is to write a post describing your "Mom Cave" or in my case, Girl Cave.

Over the past several months I have been "working" on my craft room.  My favorite color is hot pink so it was a no brainer to paint at least one wall in that color. My husband obliged (because its my room) and even did the painting for me.I scored the hanging bird cages for a mere $2. I'm loving look but need to add something else{enter $250 giftcard *wink*}.

The workspace is made from Ikea cabinet bases and a top from Home Depot. I still need a dozen baskets or some other storage containers for the shelves. You will also notice that there is no chair at the work space {the cute aqua stool is too tall}. I would love a sassy chair from HomeGoods, but since I'm messy at the craft desk I should go with something that is easy to clean. Because this whole room is dedicated just to me, I want it to be girly, fun and creative just like me!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Caramel Apples

A few days ago I made caramel apples with a friend. My hands were too candied to take pictures during the process but later I took a picture of the apple my husband made. It looks a lot better than the ones I made! 


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall is Here

Some beautiful fall pictures taken in Woodland Hills, Utah from our moving motorcycle :) 

Some crazy motorcycle hair!

{Recipe} Yummy Caramel Sauce

I have not made this yet but it looks good. Recipe from How Does She? The design is from Shindig Parties.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I discovered Wordle while visiting Organize & Decorate Everything.I decided to make my own little subway art the easy way. One of these days I will make a "real one".

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Ugly Duckling

This is the tale of an ugly duckling...

This sad disaster was free from my local online classifieds. Only one of the 5 drawers was salvageable due to water damage. As you can see, the back also had some serious damage.

We tore the back off and decided to put beadboard on instead. You will also notice that the wardrobe is a few inches shorter. My husband used the jig saw to cut off the space where the bottom drawer was to go. This was because the "legs" were too damaged.  I also talked him into turning the space where the drawers were into shelves.

This Krylon "Blue Ocean Breeze" is my favorite spray paint but instead of buying those $3 cans over and over I decided to have my husband (my personal Home Depot Consultant) color match me an entire can of latex paint! I decided to paint the wardrobe with this new paint-

 I had this drawer pull hanging around the house...

Not counting the paint (which I paid $10 for awhile back when the Ralph Lauren paint was on sale at HD) I only spent $6 on MDF to make the shelves.

I learned a few valuable lessons during this project: 1. Do not sand a piece that has layers of paint unless you plan to sand the entire area. 2. Act really disappointed when your husband thinks a project is a waste of time and he will be guilted into helping!

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