Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dresser Redo

Ok, I almost forgot to get before pictures. At the very last minute I remembered. This is a dresser I painted like 8 years ago and loved it at the time but the love has faded. So here is the change. I first stripped the top and then sanded and stained it. I painted the remainder of the dresser with this yummy color. I kept the same handles and mmm...I am in love again.
I am just waiting for my hubby to hang that heavy mirror you see to the side.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Simple paint job!

Di find Desk fo $10.00 I had some leftover material from the lamp so i painted this chair brown and covered the chair pad with it!

Painted the desk an espresso brown. I decided not to sand because I liked how rich it looked just like this!

Added new hardware and great desk for my little boys room!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Remember this?? Its about time!! I know!
Isnt this color so yummy? I love it!! Its called Go Go Marigold. After painting it with this happy color I did a bit of sanding. Then I used a dark stain (Jacobean) over the top and finished up with a clear coat.

Instead of putting the old handles back on I used these beauties!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Obsessed with lamps

Okay I have been a little obsessed with lamps lately so I promise this is the last post of a lamp my oldest two sons room is done in Old fashioned cars and road signs so this is what I came up with for their rooms lamp!I covered the blue lamp shade with some leftover yellow fabric tied some hemp string around it and added an old hot wheels cars simple but it looks good in the room!

Friday, March 19, 2010


I found this LAMP at DI for a little more than I would have liked but 4.00 isn't too shabby!

I found this white shade the same day for 1.00 and it fit perfectly,so I bought them both and put them in the BASEMENT until I could BRAINSTORM what I wanted it to BECOME!

YESTERDAY I was at Walmart and found this fabric on the clearance rack for 1.50 a yard I only needed 1/2 a yard making it .75 SWWWEEET I also found this rope thing I can't think of what it is called .LOL!anyway it was 1.47 a yard so I bought 2 yards. I hot glued the material to the shade!

Then I hot glued on the flat rope thingy!HA HA HA!!

A working lamp for a total of 8.75 OH YEAH!IT turned out very elegant just what I had pictured in my TINY little brain!!
Now I have to find an END TABLE to put it on. So that will be my next treasure to try to find at the DI.MY husband and I are headed to SALT LAKE to go DI hopping tomorrow I AM SO EXCITED!! I KNOW I KNOW I'M A LITTLE TWISTED,but that is my idea of a great DAY!WOOHOO!!! BY BRIANA

Thursday, March 18, 2010


SCORE,I found this cute little lamp at DI for 1.50 WOOHOO!!Yeah thats what I said!!So I took it home and painted the base brown,didn't like it so much so I sanded it down,ALOTTTT!stained over the top of it and added a brown bow I made out of ribbon!REALLY LIKED IT THEN! Then I bought some flowers cut the stems off so it was just the petals! THEN OH YES I DID,I hot glued them onto the shade!!
AND >>>>>>>>>>>>>WALA>>>>>>>>>>>I am in love with it.IT's for my DAUGHTERS room!

I recovered some more books to set it on top of on her shelf, and I am LOVING it sorry but sometimes I surprise even myself ! Okay now I am off to do yet another lamp:) that's just what I have found there lately!HA HA HA okee dokee wish me luck!!! BY BRIANA

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Do you have the time?

Found this cute clock at our trusty Goodwill. Cute little red thing! But didnt stay that way for long. I took this thing apart and sprayed the red rim with a cream color and the hands with a dark chocolate brown.I also found this wire thingy. Yes, I can make magic with these!!
I took some cute scrapbook paper and cut a circle to the right size. I cut a slit and a small circle out of the center to fit it around the clock hands. This isn't the paper I used, just demonstrating.

I got out some cute jewels to pose in the number spaces. I put it all back together and attached the wire thingy to the back but only at the top because I wanted to make sure we can change the battery when needed.

Fun and chic for a little girls room!

Friday, March 5, 2010


I found this shelf at DI for 1.50 it was a cherry wood color so I painted it ANTIQUE WHITE!
I love adding handles to things so I took this handle .94 at home depot, painted it BROWN and then sanded it down just a little.

Sanded the shelf just enough to make it look antiqued. Attached the handle with hot glue.

And hung it on my daughters wall.I love using handles on things it adds just the right amount of

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Out with the fake art

Found this at D D's Discount for $8. Yeah, I know. I am not a fan of the fake art either. But I wanted to use the frame. So I took this thing apart and got my measurments.
I used bead board and applied 3 coats of the magnetic paint. Once that was dry I painted it red.

Once the red layer was dry I used an inking technique using paint. I sprayed some of my black paint into a little puddle and dipped a small section of my rag into it. Using my rag I dabbed it along the creases of the bead board and around the edge to create some depth.

Then I placed it in the frame and now I have a great magnet board for my kitchen.

Do you love???

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Little Dress (remake)

I started with this old tank of mine. Ugh!!! Right?? I cut of a good chunk from the shoulder straps and sewed them back together to shorten them up.
Next thing I did was use Stretchrite Elastic Sewing Thread. I knew this would help me sinch this baggy thing up a bit. I did one seam around the neckline. Then I did three seams right around the chest area.

I jazzed it up with some cute flowers and a ribbon close to the bottom.

And now my daughter has a fresh new look. Sorry for the bad lighting. My camera has decided not to work with me.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Great find!

Here is my next project. Found this little guy on craigslist for $10! Keep checking back to see the finished look!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family board

I just added a little of color to this frame by mod podging scrapbook paper to it! An easy way to add a little color to a room!

I've had this board sitting around and finally decided to do something with it.I found some wooden letters at roberts I think they were .15 ea. and mod podged them with scrapbook paper that I had in storage cut out some of the flowers from the paper to add to the board, a couple of ribbon bows and this is what I came up with!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fruit Bowl

I forgot to get pictures of these items before. I found the wooden bowl at the Goodwill for $1.99 and the base of the bowl is actually a candle holder that I found for $.69. I glued them together and painted it red. A fun idea I got from HERE.

Monday, February 8, 2010

clothes-pins & more clothes-pins

I saw this on another crafters blog. Don't ask which one because there are a million that I
brouse. Eventually I will use these to display the kids artwork in their room.

This JUMBO clothes pin I found in the clearance aisle at Marshals.

I made it pretty with some fun scrapbook paper. It could hold a picture, card, memo or...

yes, even a recipe card.