October 23, 2010

Cabinet Door Sign

Happy Saturday my fabulous followers!

I don't think I tell you guys often enough how much I appreciate and love you guys.
I'm the world's worst at returning phone calls, text messages and facebook posts so I know I'm not that great at commenting back to all of you... but I absolutely DO love you.
I love meeting all the amazing people in blog land and hope to continue that.
Just a little shoutout... :)

Now a quick and super easy project.
And it involves none other than a cabinet door.

Yes, I know I have an obsession.
Would you believe me if I told you that I have about 80 cabinet doors stacked in my garage?
Not even kidding.
Habitat just kills me- they practically give them away.
And they come in handy way too often...remember this and this?

I heart me some cabinet doors.

Here's one I got from Habitat...

With a little love and cleaning... it was in amazing shape.
I brushed on some antique white and black glaze...
...then all I did was cut out the letters on my Cricut on brown vinyl...

stuck them on...and voila!

Easy, beautiful wedding gift in minutes!

This one I made for my bff Maddie who is getting married in 20 days!
I cannot wait- she was my bridesmaid over a year ago and now I'm hers!
And they just got the cutest house so I hope she loves it :)

Happy Saturday fab followers and remember... I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

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October 21, 2010

Master Bath Reveal!

I'm excited to show you my FIRST ever whole-room makeover :)

But you have to promise to be kind...
It is my first time, after all.

Here's what we started with:

This was my first time to attempt getting wallpaper down... so my mom helped me out a LOT.
Thanks mom :)

I love the tile in the shower and floor but hated the wallpaper (I guess it could have been worse, though).
It made me not want to hang things on the wall because everything just looked...ugh...

And the shiny gold just drove me up a wall.

So I took it all down :)

I was wayyy too excited to have an excuse to try out beadboard... I conned my dad into putting it up for me.
I'm pretty sure I was jumping up and down.
Love me some beadboard.

Here it is with wallpaper stripped and beadboard going up:

I agonized over what color paint to use in this room.
Since it's in our bedroom, it had to go somewhat with the deep blue and browns on the wall.
I decided on a blue-gray color from Sherwin Williams called 'Krypton'.

I LOVE this color. It made me giddy as it was going up :)

Here she is...all beautified.

Now...yes, it would look much better with a pretty shower curtian.
I know that's what you're thinking.
BUT stop right there.

I have a phobia of shower curtians that I can't see through.
Are you laughing?
Seriously though.

I saw a movie when I was somewhere around eight and it was this horrific scene of someone pretending to be dead in the bathtub then his wife walking in and he lifted his head out...

I just saw a part of the scene.
But I absolutely CANNOT stand to not be able to see into the bathtub.
So clear it is. track...

I actually hung stuff on the walls though :)

You'll be seeing more about that "find rest O my soul" hanging soon.

I love how the crisp white towels look against the wall.

My hubby has strict instructions that they are for decoration only.
White towels with boys. Yikes.

It looks so HUGE now.

I ADORE this mirror. Before we just had a standard white square mirror.
There's nothing standard about this.
A friend of mine gave it to me FREE.
It was that brassy gold color but Heirloom white and black glaze gave it a new life.

Doesn't it make the bathroom look romantic?
I think so.

This thingy (really, what IS it?) was black. More heirloom white.
I think it's perfect for holding all my bracelets.
I'm a bracelet fanatic.
Necklaces too.
Not so much on shoes and earrings though. :)

I got this fabulous saying as a free printable.
Does anyone know where? I'd love to give her credit. She had a ton of beautiful ones.

I just printed it off as a 5x7 and put it in a Hobby Lobby clearanced frame that I got for 2$!
More heirloom white... hehe.

Do you guys remember this print I made?
Well it ended up in here.
I printed it off and put it in the front of this jewelry hanger.
With some pretty linen behind it, it was an easy update!

I put my 'hope' up that I got from Hobby Lobby.
This was my little paradise to escape to when life got hard during all that horrible stuff.
A long bath does wonders :)
But this helped me remember not to give up hope. Ever.
And it paid off.

I am in love with this room.
That chandelier picture by the door is what inspired the Krypton color.
I love chandy's.

And I love beadboard too.
(and my fabulous father who put it all up)

And of course, you can't forget the horrible gold fixtures throughout my lovely house.
But not in the master bath anymore...
I got oil-rubbed bronze pulls for the drawers and a new towel bar.
Oil Rubbed Bronze spraypaint did the job for the

*Shower Curtian Rod
*Toilet Paper Holder
*Hand Towel Holder
*Towel Peg

(Best tip I have for spraying the metal rods is to lightly sand them... it helps the paint to not drip.)

It's amazing the difference a new fixture can make.

So what do you guys think of my first real room makeover?

Are you as thrilled as I am?

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October 19, 2010

"FALL" Letters

Did you guys know that I'm a scrapbooker at heart?

That's where it all started anyways.

Random Fact: I worked at a scrapbooking store back in high school and got highly addicted to it. Most of my pay checks went straight there... I guess I can give credit to my craft-ism disease to that store :)

All that to say... I can't resist beautiful paper... just. can't.

So I fell in love with some of the fall prints and they needed to be used. I grabbed some of those cardboard 3-D letters from Hob Lob, Modpodge and my exacto knife and set to work.

*Me and little man like to work in the garage... I don't worry so much about messes there...*

Have you guys seen this color by Folk-art?
Umm... Vintage White.
I have a ton now.
Thanks Folk-Art for giving me an equivalent to Heirloom White in a smaller package... now I can justify buying like five...right?

I took it and slathered it on the backs and sides of all my letters :)

Then I used my exacto knife and cut out the scrapbook paper around the letters.

A little bit of Mod-Podge later, and it's getting there :)

This was my attempt to glue these suckers together. I just wanted them to sit nicely on my mantle.

Little man would have none of that.
And after all my fancy rigging with the weight of the water bottles.
They ended up in two pieces...but no one can tell when they're sitting still.

Here's my tribute to fall in all scrapbooking wonder :)

I love all the colors and patterns :)

Little man did too.

Here he is representing my school jersey and our newest craft:

He told me that the L's looked better this way.
I have to admit, they look pretty good whichever way he was holding them.

Or maybe it was those baby blues peeking through them.

Either way, he let me have an impromptu photo shoot with our letters.
They were worth it if just for that.

I love fall.
And this little man.

So I can't decide if I'm showing off my letters or my little guy... either way... I hope you like 'em


I hope you guys have a fabulous week.
OT school is cut to three days this week since our FALL break is here :)
See all the reasons to love fall?
School even stops for it.
And nothing stops school.

I plan on enjoying this little man AND fall for a few relaxing days.

I'll leave you with my favorite picture:

Enjoy your fall, ya'll.
(couldn't resist my arkansan ways)

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October 01, 2010

...Quick Tray Revamp...

This is a quick n' easy project.

Remember forever ago when I told you about all the fun stuff I got from Savers in this post?
See that awesome octogonish tray?
I scored it for two dollars!

(anyone know why blogger won't turn some pictures around? Sooo frustrating.)

I fell in love with its shape. It was beautiful solid wood too :)

I originally planned to just paint it a straight mediterrean blue... then glaze it.
But the paint didn't like sticking too it... might have been that I tried painting it when it was about a bajillion degrees out.


But I actually LOVED how it turned out when the paint wouldn't stick.

See those splotchy marks? I actually really like it :)
So I sprayed it... let it dry then gave it a really good sanding.
I sanded the edges and the middle really well and you can see the original grain peeking through.

I added a couple of bronzey-gold handles from my stash and called it a day!

I love love how the blue turned out.

So vintage-y huh?
Not too bad for a two dollar tray.
It's taken up residence on top of my table turned bench I did a while back.

Lurve me some vintage-y blue :)


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