Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Dollar Store Pots...Revisited ~

Do you remember these dollar store pots I picked up a few months ago...

I initially added numbers, but decided to take them another direction.

I started by adding black acrylic paint.

I then added a little gold - Decoart Metallic Paint in Glorious Gold. 

I then decided to age them up a bit with a little glaze.

I love how they turned out!

I was digging around in one of my "craft" drawers and found these.

What do you think? With or without the fleur?

Linked up to:

Lucky Link Tuesday at Lucky Star Lane
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
DIY Club Inc.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Quote of the Day ~

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Basket Makeover~

I have had this basket forever - really.

I decided it was time for a little change. I started by grabbing some Rust-oleum Gray spry paint -

I then dry brushed on a little white acrylic paint to give it a white-washed look. 

Now onto stencils. I decided to stencil 0715 - it is our wedding date, I know, so cute right?

I then gave each side a light sand. 

I think it might hold my overflow of magazines as soon as I sort through them. For now it will simply sit in the corner of our great room area...

I just picked up the books (boxes) at Micheal's today for 30% off!

I love how they look and just think of all of the stuff I can forget about store in there!

So if you have that basket laying around you are about to donate, try giving it a little makeover- you might fall in love with it all over again!

Linked to:
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Under $100 Link Party at Beyond the Picket Fence 
Tickled Pink at 504 Main

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Be Inspired Party Wrap Up ~

Thank you everyone for linking up to the last (at least for awhile) Be Inspired Link Party last week! Here are a few of my favorites:

 I just love these vintage paper creations by Erin at Lucky Star Lane:

You have to see this adorable S'More Party that Lisa at Moore Minutes created for her son:

Emily at Frilly Details shows you how to make these yummy pizzas:

To see the tutorial on this fabulous necklace, be sure to head over to A Girl and a Glue Gun:

Check out this fun canvas art by Megan from the Brassy Apple:

And Cabin Fever shows us a great coffee table transformation. From this:

to this:

I will be hosting a Be Inspired Showcase starting this Fall. 
 For more info, click on the {Be Inspired Showcase} page up top!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dining Room Table into Kids Table ~

Last week I posted about my recent Craigslist table. It was looking a little something like this, when my darling hubby said he didn't like it for our kitchen, and I decided I still wanted to keep it.

I decided I wanted to try and use it in the kiddos playroom. Now the base was clearly too tall, but my Mom spotted this bad boy at a garage sale close to my house. 

It is super sturdy, the PERFECT size and only 5 bucks!

I started by cleaning it really well with some soap and water - it was a bit icky. Then I spray painted it with Rust-oleum gray primer.

And topped it off with Rust-oleum satin black. 

And it was now ready to be assembled. Now I say "assembled" lightly. What I really mean is putting the top on the newly painted side table. I still need to bolt the two pieces together...

It is perfect...perfect size and perfect height. And I love that there is even a shelf on the bottom. 

And these adorable chairs I picked up at a rummage sale for $2 bucks each - I know, I should have bought all 20!

My kiddos love it! My daughter was coloring on her new table instantly. And before I knew it, they called me in to show me this:

They were so proud of themselves...needless to say, the table is perfect for the room and is already loved. 

Now I just need to figure out what to do with the base???

Linked to:
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog


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