Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July projects #4

So the last couple of projects were super fast spur of the moment kind of things.. Really I just had to keep spraying.. I am now addicted to pray paint! It is a lot of fun! So I took this cute little bird house I found in my Mom’s garage with a $.25 sticker on it.. She couldn’t sell it so I took it off her hands.. Again I didn’t take a before picture.. I guess I wasn’t thinking about blogging it. I think it turned out so cute!


I sprayed the roof red and brushed on some white on the face. I left the rest natural it looks like the fence.. Then I took some rub-on thingy's and added them to the front for something cute. I hope to see a happy family of birds in it some day. If not it still looks cute on the fence.

The other project is a little weird but hey, you have to think outside of the box sometimes right?

My back yard and fence are very boring right now.. I have been working on it with the help of my Mom with planting flowers and stuff but the fence is really boring, so I have looking for things to brighten it up a bit. I was wandering through the garage looking for anything else I could spray paint and I found a little basket and added some paper and  decoupage and hung it on the fence..

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It just adds a little color.. to a dark spot. SAM_0316


The two sunflowers are from my kids. They each made them in second grade. They help brighten it up too.

Well, that is all of the fun projects I did this weekend… I did a lot more but they just weren’t fun… sorting, organizing, cleaning.. Boring! Anyway I hope you had a fun and productive weekend like I did!

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Let’s see what I can do with this… It’s has to match the desk and I am thinking it needs some legs…

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July projects #3

So I bought this table about 6 years ago at a garage sale for $1 with the intention of doing something cute with it.. Excuse the pictures.. These are “before” pictures of the yard and they happened to have this old ugly table in them. Yay! since I didn’t take any before pictures of the table..

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Here is what I finally did with it!


Isn’t it cute! I should have done this a long time ago! I love it painted! I have to admit that I really loved it primed white but I had bought the red for the table and I felt I had to use it.. I think it turned out quite nice actually! You can see another project I did last weekend to get my creative juices flowing. It’s some firecrackers for the 4th!


Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July projects #2.

So while working on the desk, and since I had the spray paint out I thought I would tackle this little table.. I didn’t take a before picture though : (  But here it is.. Isn’t it cute! it’s also fabric covered. Though I haven’t added the resin.. I didn’t have enough. There are about 8 coats of Mod Podge on it though…


This is going to go in my daughter’s room as a night stand. Cute isn’t it!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July weekend projects

So in a couple of weeks my best friend and her family will be here for a once every three year visit. I am really excited but also a little stressed because we just moved and I want to get the house and spare room ready for when they get here. So this weekend I have been busy getting a few things done. It all started with this desk…excuse the messy garage…2011-06-29 11.10.012011-06-29 11.10.32

As you can see it was pretty hideous. So I started sanding and realized that the top was Formica and it was chipped so I decided to take it off…

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That left a yucky dinged up plywood top. I had to think about what to put on top so in the mean time I started painting.. It took a lot of paint.

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Looking better already! But I still had to figure out what to put on the top..Last weekend we went garage sale-ing and I bought a box of beautiful home d├ęcor fabric samples from a friend for $5. Such a deal.. So inspiration hit and I decided to cover the top of the desk with a piece of fabric… now off I went to see how others have done it.. because there is no reason to reinvent the wheel. So I googled it and found a great tutorial on This is just what I wanted to do! Yay! And I already had some of the Pour on Resin that I have been too afraid to try..Well, as my daughter said, I had to face my fears. And so I did.. and I LOVE IT!


This fabric is gorgeous and I have left over that I am going to cover the lamp shade in the spare room!


Can you see that shine! Oh I love this stuff!


The handles were black and I spray painted them a hammered bronze. I love how it turned out. I am thinking about doing an antiquing glaze on the desk. I think the white is a little stark. But for now it looks pretty good! This is one of 5 projects I did this weekend. I will post another tomorrow! Happy 4th of July!~

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