Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
After the Christmas frenzy, I am ready for my post Christmas "Spring Clean"
and thinking of my New Years resolutions... getting all of those unfinished projects from the year before finished!! One thing I have been thinking of this week is working on my kitchen. I have yet to make a color commitment, and once I do, the decorating can begin!! I thought I'd share some inspiration pics with you I have been saving, hoping to get me inspired.. I just hope this prohect isn't on my NEXT years resolution list..
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
1 1/2 C. sugar
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I used the new Martha Stewart scrapbooking paper from Michaels and I also used the Jingle Bell paper pack from Close to My Heart! See that cute white chair? Today I stopped by my mom's house and she gave me two of them for my kitchen... she has one more in her barn, but I didn't have room for it and it needs to be painted.. LOVE when I get a cute freebie!! I also grabbed an old tin tray from her house and I also found the cute vintage Christmas apron at Goodwill for .99 cents!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
For some reason this year, I am ready to celebrate Christmas and figure I spend so much time putting everything out, I may as well start it early and at least enjoy it before it gets taken down!! I am ready for Christmas music and a chilly night bundled up in front of the TV watching old Christmas movies.. so for a little inspiration, I chose a few pics from Country living and thought I'd give you a sneak peek of what I have been working on around the house... many more posts to read in the following days!!
And now for a sneak peek at what I've been working on!!!
Monday, September 21, 2009
I have used the spray paint type of Chalkboard paint and I have to admit that I enjoy the type you brush on is my favorite. The brand I use is FolkArt.. I have a link on my sidebar where you can get some through Amazon!!
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.
3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Craft Apple blog has this tutorial for altered tin cans, here. I love the paper scraps she used. These fall themes would be great Thanksgiving dinner guest favors!! I'd fill mine with homemade maple leaf cookies!! Yummy!!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
These would be SOOO cute in some vinatge strawberry baskets!!
This is a quick and easy one, a tutorial for a canning jar pin cushion found here. I am planning on doing some canning this summer ( soon ) and I just may have to save one or two of the jars for this project!! I will post soon about my canning endeavors!!