Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Copycat Table Redo

We've had this little table from Ikea for a couple years now.  I never did anything with it beside covering the top with a patterned contact paper.  It was starting to look a little worn from tons of use by the ladybug and little guy.  After seeing Rachel's table redo over at Wild Whitney's I knew what to do with ours!

This was the before: 
(just imagine it with lots of little cheesy fingerprints, random paint drops, and a few marker scribbles.)

And the after:


I used our state map and covered it with clear contact paper to protect it from all those little messes in our near future :)  Check out Rachel's tutorial for full instructions.  


I love the look!



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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I'm loving these great ideas...


Saving School papers submitted by Beth at Visions of Sugar Plums


 Butterfly garland submitted by Kelly at Running with Glitter


Easter wreath submitted by Tracy at Kindness Matters


Coffee table turned bench submitted by Allison at Fab Rehab Creations


Easter banner submitted by Terry at Cherished Treasures



Spring wreath submitted by Debbie at The Craft Project


Lamp revamp submitted by Courtney at A Diamond in the Stuff


Janet at Today's Fabulous Finds is sharing her Spring Subway printables!


Thanks to all who linked up!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Craft Catwalk #23

Time to link up!
I'll be sharing features on Tuesday.


Please remember to...

1.  Link to the post of the item you MADE, not your main blog.
Only family friendly content and  no giveaways, please.
{It's okay to link to a blog post of something you made and are selling, but please do not link directly to any shops.} 
2.  Visit at least 2 of your fellow party goers, and leave them a little comment love.
3.  Link back here.  Grab the Craft Catwalk button or add a text link.
~ By submitting your work you give me permission to post your pictures with a link back to you.~
{Open until dinner time Thursday}

Saturday, March 26, 2011

This Family Nest

This spring I am loving nests, birds, and butterflies.  
So it's no surprise I adore THIS family nest by sjEngraving on Etsy.  
It's on my wish list.  Hey hubs  - hint, hint :)

Until it's crossed off my wish list I've made my own version.   
I used some rocks I had left from THIS project and a white paint pen to write our initials on each rock. 


I like the idea of using rocks instead of eggs, because it doesn't seem like just Easter decor.  It's a nest you can keep out all year.  This could easily be varied to fit your liking!  You could write out full first names or use different color rocks for boys/girls or parents/children.   


By the way,
if you've been reading my blog you know I really want to learn to sew.
It's a goal I intend to reach by the end of the year.  Well, after much research and saving my "pennies for play" I finally purchased a machine of my own!!!
And look what arrived on my doorstep yesterday...





                 {Woo-hoo!} 

{I'm hoping what it says in the corner of the box is true!}



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Butterflies, Nests, and Birdhouses

The last few days I've been adding a touch of spring indoors.  It's a reminder that spring weather is around the corner, even though we had flurries yesterdayFlurries!

I filled the milk jug with twigs and added in some little butterflies and nests,




randomly added a few butterflies to lamps and picture frames,



and I made a pedestal birdhouseI've seen a lot of these floating around blogland lately, and  they are absolutely adorable.  I HAD to make one. 



I purchased an unfinished birdhouse and candle stick from Hobby Lobby, and followed the tutorial over at The Speckled Dog.


After hot gluing the birdhouse to the candlestick I stained the wood.



Then I painted it white and distressed with sandpaper. 


Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Wreath

Last year I saw THIS wreath over at Moody Girl Projects.  Since then a moss wreath has been on my to-do list.  Then I saw THIS one at A Diamond in the Stuff and I was inspired to finally make one.  
  
I'm liking it!

I used hot glue to attach the moss around the wreath and a small stick/branch to the bottom.


I attached some of THESE butterflies and one adorable little nest. 


Ahh...now how about some of that spring weather?


Linking to
Handmade Tuesdays at Laybug Blessings
Get Your Craft on at Today's Creative Blog
We Did it Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Time to Shine at A Diamond in the Stuff 
Whatever Goes at Someday Crafts
Creative Share at The Trendy Treehouse
Spring Fling at This Blessed Nest
Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions
FFA Friday at Sassy Sites
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at Delightful Order

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Inspiration from the Catwalk this week...



Personalized umbrellas submitted by Jenny at Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line
I love how adorable and whimsical this is!

Skirt turned dress submitted by Jamie at Polka Dots on Parade
She turned a too big skirt into an adorable summer dress.

Acrylic Stamp Cookies submitted by Lowri at Paper Vine
Clever!  Use stamps to decorate your cookies.

Card for Japan submitted by Sandy at Sandy's Space
Creating for a cause - check it out

 Personalized Casserole submitted by Vivienne at The V Spot
You'll never lose your dish at a potluck again!

 PB inspired Clock decor submitted by Kim at Too Much Time on My Hands
Love this idea for wall decor

 Pedestal bowls submitted by Natalie at A Turtle's Life for Me
Yet another reason to get to the thrift store!

 Spray Paint Shoes submitted by Kristol at The Magic of Ordinary Things  
Beautiful color.  Perfect for spring!
 
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Craft Catwalk #22

Let's see what you've been working on!!
I'll be writing up a feature post for Tuesday.


Please read...

1.  Please link to the post of the item you MADE, not your main blog.
Only family friendly content and  no giveaways, please.
{It's okay to link to a blog post of something you made and are selling, but please do not link directly to any shops.} 
2.  Please visit at least 2 of your fellow party goers, and leave them a little comment love.
3.  Please link back here.  Grab the Craft Catwalk button or add a text link.
~ By submitting your work you give me permission to post your pictures with a link back to you.~
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring inspiration!

St. Patrick's Day has come and gone.  It's time to think bunnies, eggs, and all things Spring.  
I'm working on some spring decor and still finishing up those little girl projects.  When I'm finished I will share!  
For now let's enjoy some beautiful Spring eye candy...












Inspired and ready to create!

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