Monday, March 8, 2010

PB Craft Station thx to Knock off Wood

When I saw this "I FELL IN LOVE", right away I got started looking so forward to sharing space with my daughter & granddaughters. Oh my goodness, I have finally finished this GREAT craft station. Ana over at Knock Off Wood, posted a photo from PB and put the plans together for anyone to build.

Between soccer practice & games, meetings & errands..this took me about 3 weeks. I did a few modifications, I chose to have all shelves permanently attached instead of using shelf tabs. You will see in the photo with the 9 cubes, the one in the center is not the same..I like a little diversity and you couldn't make then "Even" if they are being attached permanently, there is not way to put nails or screws into the shelf. On the other side, I chose to leave the center open for hooks, seems I have a lot of craft items I buy come in hanging bags and I dont want to open them till I use them, so I will be hanging them on the hooks..the bottom part will be left for a small trash can for all the scraps from crafting.
Only one drawer was added, I really didnt feel I needed a drawer on both sides, really I can only work from one side at a time...and little girls will prolly just put trash in there, so I saved myself a little time.
Why did I choose the colors? Well originally it was going to be all brown..but Ana had asked for something bright, she was looking forwards to seeing something with bright colors....SO my daughter & I decided on the Sunshine Orange..heck the table is just in my craft room so I thought it would be fun...stayed with the brown on top, which I LOVE!

cubbies built....


Painted.."Beautiful" Lowes. Valspar Autumn Enchantment

Attaching the drawer to the top....

Top is on & painted a wonderful chocolate brown.... it!

Hope you get a chance to build this...I am looking so forward to using the craft station for sewing, computer works, crafting with the kids and it being a beautiful piece of furniture to my craft room...


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Building the Craft Table

I know I haven't blogged in a bit and I am sure you are all excited to see the next project I have done. I have been building the craft table that Ana over at Knock-off Wood posted on her blog. I am having the greatest time building this, should be finished in a couple of day and "cant" wait to post the picture. I will leave one part of the excitement...Ana has been asking for some to use bright colors, knowing this would be in my craft room....I said "OK!" So here is the color and in a couple of days I will post the finished product...It's WONDERFUL

Its called Autumn Enchantment from Lowes

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Too Cute....Building Block Name

Wow..these came out just too darn cute...
Recently while out shopping at the fun thrift shops in our town, found these two! My little granddaughters and their parents are moving into their new house and wanting to decorate and do different things for their rooms, I've just been coming up with little odds and ends.
A couple of weeks ago my little granddaughter Jillian and I spent the morning playing with building blocks. Taking different pictures, we decided to make both her and her sisters names with the blocks and take pictures..thinking nothing of it, just cute pictures.

Once I got the frames home, I thought of a great way to use both the frames and the photos we had taken of the building block here we go.

Took the frames apart, sanded

Cropped and printed the photos of the names

All paints/fabric/photo paper I already had on hand in my crafting supplies. Spray painted with Valspar from Lowes..colors Mediterranean and Tulip Pink.
We chose to use Orange burlap with the blue frame and cream colored burlap with the pink frame. Covered the board back with the burlap, using the hot clue to attach. After trimming the photo, laid it on the burlap (did not glue or tape, didnt want to cause wrinkles) put the glass on top, slipped into frame and used wide clear tape to seal up the back.

Took me about an hour to do these..and the end results were a hit!
My little granddaughters will be putting their name sign on their bedroom door..they want to make sure everyone knows which room is theirs.
Just another adorable rejuvenation for pennies




Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lovely Book Shelves...compliments of Knock-Off Wood

My project without the help of my hubby..really I had no help from anyone. This is a one women job ;)....Ana over at Knock-Off Wood has some of the greatest plans...this is one of two bookcases, using simple plans lined out..this was a fast and easy project, the results are wonderful. I took the simple layout to Lowes so they could cut it for me..they charged me nothing! Two hours to put the shelves together, prime, a couple of coats of white paint, clear vanish for the last coat. (incase the grandchildren write on it, it will be easy to clean. I built this for my little granddaughter room, she will be loading it with baskets and toys....

In the process of building

Completed bookcase....moving on to sanding, priming and painting

complete..........lets decorate!

Great ease and wonderful results

Friday, January 29, 2010

Last days of The Dress-up Drawer Giveaway...

This is the last day of this special "all week" giveaway that has been going on over at The Dress-up head on over there and get in the drawing..there is really some great items!

*The Dress-up giving away one of her fantasitic capes...the winner gets a custom made cape for theie little super hero..

*Little Gumdrops...the giveaway is a orange cotton fabric with happy yellow ducks on on side and a yellow minky fabric on the other..ahh how your baby would love this little blanket..

*Broken Hallelujah..dont miss this one..the giveaway is a hand made, high quality custom pair of Charcoal Mary Jane slippers...who doesnt like to keep their feet warm in a fashionable manner...

*Bekima Knits..this is soooo my favorite! the give away is for a Frosted Double PomPom baby is knit in a creamy white 100% baby alpaca yarn, square hate with poofy double pompoms.....this shop has the greatest things for you baby..good luck!

*MaKC Creations...the giveaway is for the cutest Purse for your child...Strawberry Shortcake Doodle Purse, a large purse that holds 8x11 coloring book and crayons

*Picnic Basket Crafts...the give away is for a 4oz bottle of spray.."Its all about Down to Earth Decadence!" Creating eco friendly, decadent product for your body, home and baby at resonable prices..dont miss out on this!

Good luck to you...the drawing for these giveaways are on Feb 2, so get on over there before its too late!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

YAY! More giveaways over at The Dress-up Drawer

While blog surfing today, was visiting The Dress-up Drawer blog..she has put out some more great giveaways..all of these end on Feb 2, so get over there and get your names in for the drawing..there is truely some great stuff, I sure got in on them and "IF" I am a winner, the granddaughters could have some cute stuff..
So go over to The Dress-up Draw blog..this is what she has for the giveaways..
*And Jane, has offered a hat headband, OH MY GOSH..these are the cutest EVER! The winner gets to pick any one from her shop..The little hat headbands are perfect for the little ones that dont like to wear bithday hats..dont miss them, go look!
*Love My Coasters, Winners choice: Hand made beautiful coasters. These are backed with Faux Leather which makes them look even more wonderful than they already do. EVERYONE would find a set that fits their taste..dont miss this one!
*Oh So Happy Together, The give away is for a SUPER cute headband..hand made, this shop has some wonderful hair accessories..your little girls would love to have one of these headbands!
*Jia Girls Best Friend, ..Listen to this..the give away is for a Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings...YES all three..when was the last time someone was this generous with their giveaways. She has causal inexpensive handmade jewelry...Her peices are truly amazing and at great prices!
*Lightning Bugz & Tender Lovey Care are giving a $25.00 GC toward your purchase (at either shop). Both shops have one of a kind cuddly accessories for babies and toddlers...really go see, they are soooo adorable!
*Giggle Junction, the giveaway..the winner chooses from ANY Spy Bag..I know, incredible. Its not too often you get to choose from anything in the shop. Spy Bags are handmade with 30 miniture objects hidden on the bag. The bag also comes with a photo list of hidden items so that the little ones (that cant read) can still spy. The bags or so darn cute and fun.
These are all some great giveaways. We have to thank The Dress-up Drawer for all she goes through and post these great giveaways. Thank you. Good luck everyone

The "Beach" Bedroom Makeover

..This was a fun, about 4 day project. My youngest daughter turned 8 this past summer and really wanted a new room...Her request, a "Beach Room". So on the search I went to find things I use in her room without spending much money, in hopes that somethings we already had could be reused and eventually when she is tired of it, I still think some of the solid things can be passed to the next upgrade.
I dont have previous pictures, but imagine a little girl with lots of toys, with marshmellow green walls, twin iron bed with lots and lots of momento's from her infantcy.
Took off to the party store, walmart and lowes for paint..she chose this beautiful ocean blue.
So heres what we ended up with.....PRETTY!!

The palm tree came in a package, thin plastic that I used 2 sided tape to the right is a play house behind the leis. The chair is over 20 years old, still in great shape..I went to Walmart and purchased 2 cheap sets of sheets..$8.00 a set for twin..bought bright orange and bright green. Used a flat of one color for the window covering and the flat of the other color to "quickly" cover the chair, (no sewing). Used one of the pillow cases for the seat of the chair. Using the pillow cases for throw pillows on the for $16.00 (2 sets of sheets) I got multiple use for "cheap"!

I went with solid colors as much as possible..just felt it was a little more virsital..left side, half closet, half play house..(this was built for her as a toddler)..Hawaiian girl, again plastic with double sided tape to attach

I purchases the grass skirt (its really to decorate your deck)..its soft and really fun so I use it for the valance and the bed skirt...again using solid fun bright colors. The Hawaiian flower rug was purchased at Walmart.

The shelving units were put in when she was a toddler, purchased at Home Depot. Above the desk I painted a Beach scene, palm trees included..accessories purchased from the Party Store, Walmart and Big Lots
Truely a fun room, she loves it and I love it that she does.
When she gets tired of it, take down the Hawaiian stuff and your back to a basic bright colored room. Have a new room for again very little money.