Monday, October 25, 2010

Craft Monday: Color Upgrade

The furniture in our house seems to all be darker wood. While I don't mind this, it has started to get to me. So, I decided to start painting things in my house.

Starting with the shelf that holds the dvd player and u-verse box for the tv in our bedroom.

We recently painted our room with an accent wall of red, so I thought it would be fun to paint the shelf red to coordinate with the wall. And as I have said before, I am now in love with spray paint. This can cost me $1.15 and is on its third project!

The shelf had a finish to it, so I took hubs sander and gave it a light sand.

Then I brought it up to hip level (thanks to the awesome gift I gave him last Christmas of saw horses) and spray painted both sides.

After it was dry, I placed it back on the wall, all by myself!

This was a super simple and cheap way to give more character to our bedroom! I am still looking for some shelves I like to paint red and place on a different wall.
I am sharing this simple idea on ALL of these Link Parties! Check them out!

Friday, October 15, 2010


It has been quite awhile since I have had a chance to blog...or make anything. And I miss it.

However, I am loving life!

I have the most encouraging and hunky husband.

I love grad school...being challenged in so many ways.

And God has great things in store for us at The Bridge, and I am honored to be a part of it.

So although I have been missing from the blog world, I have not been missing out on living life to the fullest!

Hoping to make something in the near future to share with you all!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Craft Monday: Simple Vase Upgrade

Hubs and I headed to our local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store a couple of weeks ago to look at the molding/doorframes for a future project.

While perusing the aisles, I found this for 50 cents (makes me think of the rapper every time I say that...).

I thought with a little spray paint love, this could be a cute vase. I went to Wally World to get some great but cheap spray paint. I put a coat of primer on it first

Then painted it read.

The dogs always seem to want to help me

And I accidently got some red paint on Hubs newly grown grass...

Then placed it on our new table from Ikea in our newly remodeled den.

I still have one more piece of artwork I want to create for our den, and then it is done! I can't wait to share that post with you!

I am sharing this simple and easy craft on ALL OF THESE LINK PARTIES! Check them out!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grad School vs the world...

That is what I feel like these days. I love the things I am learning. But after taking a break from school for 4 years, it has taken some getting use to being in school again. And not only being in school again, but being married, working full time, and owning a home.

If I lose my sanity, I have asked Hubs to put me in the best facility in town.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Craft Monday: Germans Est 2009 Wall Art

Since we have only been married for just over a year (according to my husband, it is 16 months..until we get to 2 years, we are going by months, like a toddler...), we are still in the process of decorating our house. We still have quite a few empty walls.

When I saw this idea on Measuring My Life in Love, I knew that I had to do it.

So I downloaded Picasa and got a flicker account (that's right, we didn't use either one). I headed straight over to Leo Reynold's photostream and went to his letter collection. He has hundreds of individual letters that he has photographed, and you can use them if you abide by his restrictions. I spent a couple of hours looking through all of his pictures...I had a blast! I chose to use the large size, as I didn't want the the images to be pixilated and blury.

After picking out the letters, and getting Hubs opinion, I went to the folder they were in on Picasa.

Then I clicked the collage button and chose the grid option, so the letters were put in rows and coloumns. We wanted to make this large, but only your standard sizes were available. I chose the 4x5 option so that when I had it printed on a 16x20, it would be proportionate. The letters were used more than once until I changed the size.

After arranging them on the computer, I saved the collage.

I wanted the picture right away, so I printed it from Costco. It cost me $6, and I had it in a few hours.

Hubs and I were going to make a frame for it out of old trim or molding and paint it red. But then I found this awesome frame at Michael's, it was just what I wanted, on sale AND I had a coupon.

Hubs liked the "s"...yes, its from shrek.

Now, this blank wall has this amazing art work on it. And all for $19.

I am sharing this Est Wall Art on ALL OF THESE LINK PARTIES! Check them out!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Craft Monday: Chalkboard Pot

I discovered something recently that I am sure most already knew about.

Chalkboard. Paint.

You can really turn anything into a chalkboard. It is amazing. Really, its all about the little things in life.

So I went to Lowe's and picked up a quart. Then went home to see what I could paint.

And I found this.

Kinda old. Kinda boring.

I had been touching up our newly remodeled den and decided that the top portion of the pot should be that same color.

I taped off the top portion of the pot once the paint dried, and went to town painting the bottom portion!

After a few minor touch ups, I began writing on it.

I forgot how much I love playing with chalk! After several words, we settled on "Smile". Since Hubs has to look at it everyday, he got a say in what I wrote. I can only imagine what he will change it to on a daily basis.

For now, the pot and plant live on our kitchen window sill.

I wonder what else I will find in our house that I can paint.....

I am sharing this Chalkboard Pot on ALL of these Link Parties!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Grad School Starts Tomorrow!

Monday is my first day of Grad School. Haven't been in school since May of 2006.

Hubs told me tonight that he forgot to get me a backpack and colored pencils. I assured him it was ok. Since its an online program and all.

However, I did let him treat me to one last treat before school cream!