Wednesday, April 27, 2011

wordless wednesday: barn doors

Monday, April 25, 2011

game room tables

A few weeks back I picked up a set of end tables and coffee table for my mom's gameroom. The green is way too country but it's just the style I was looking for. I decided to repaint the legs in flat black paint and then strip the tops for a more rustic feel.

Here are all the legs, primed waiting for paint.

For the tops I used a chemical stripper to take off the stain. I gave them a good sanding and then sealed them with a poly. I wanted to have them a more rustic look. Here they are with the black legs. Amazingly easy and they look fantastic!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

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Friday, April 22, 2011

last minute easter decor

Last week I saw this adorable egg topiary over at Dear Lilly. She madeover a store bought topiary into something a little more her style. It was such a cute project! So when I spotted a basic Easter egg topiary at  AC Moore yesterday I knew I needed one for myself.

So here's what I started with... The urn base is super cute but the fake flowers and chocolate eggs, not my style.

I removed all the flowers and taped off the urn so I could spray paint it.

After a couple coats of Heirloom white I filled in some of the gaps with a little moss I had around. So easy! Happy Easter!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stella & Dot Summer Collection

This week Stella & Dot came out with a few Summer pieces to add to their fabulous Spring/Summer line. They always have the most gorgeous summer styles!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

spring mantel

After a preview of summer yesterday we're back to April showers today... I did manage to get some flowers planted before all the rain, so it's looking more and more like Spring around here. I thought I'd share my spring mantel today. Hope it's dry where you are!

Monday, April 4, 2011

spring bling

I wanted to do a little Easter decor for my house. I'm not big on all the bunnies and eggs but thought my home needed a little something. So I found this egg wreath in the dollar section at Target and knew it was exactly what I needed.

I decided to remove all the eggs and cover them in glitter! I used a toothpick to hold the eggs while I used a brush to cover them in Tacky Glue. Then I covered them in some gorgeous Martha Stewart glitter. I picked white gold for this project because it has more of the vintage feel I was looking for.

I let them dry overnight to secure all the glitter. Then I used a little hot glue to attach them to this little nest I found at Michaels. I thought it would look adorable under a glass cloche on top of the trunk in my entry.

I loved the look so much that I ended up covering all the eggs and putting the extras in a pedestal bowl on my dining table.

Friday, April 1, 2011

candle project

A few weeks back I found these adorable vintage tea cups at Goodwill. I picked them up with no idea what to do with them but I just had to have them. After staring at them for a couple of weeks I thought they would make great candles!

So, I headed to the craft store to pick up some supplies. I decided on soy wax because I usually buy soy candles. You'll also need wicks, a scent (if you'd like), a candy or candle thermometer and a pouring pot.

Melt the wax in the pouring pot by setting it in simmering water like a double boiler.

While it's melting you'll need to secure the wicks to the containers. I used a dab of hot glue.

Once it gets to the temperature recommended on the wax you let it cool a bit, and add the fragrance. Then just pour it into your containers (or teacups!)

You'll need to make sure wicks are straight.. I found that chopsticks are perfect for this!

Then let them cool and you have a great candle! I love this as a gift! I actually keep one of the empty cups on my bathroom sink to put rings and other jewelry in so they don't get lost!