My old prom shoes from when my fiancé and I went together. I painted the bottom of them with acrylic paint I had laying around and cleaned
DIY bow holder I used an old frame and covered the card board with left over giraffe print material from my daughter's 1st bday. Then I hot glued the ends of the extra purple ribbon I had from the part across the board onto the back of the board. I put spray painted cup hooks on the bottom. Hung it Vertically on the wall (tall-not long and laying down)
Candy Corn and White Chocolate Chewy Cookies! These cookies were the biggest last year for the fall/halloween season. I brought in a tray to work and they were simply put devoured by my co-workers. Of course i had to bring them out for friends and family also after testing them on my work friends but if it went over well with them when I bake something I figure it must be good if the plate gets cleaned and I only have a serving dish to bring home!
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took an old window and painted the back using paint and my star stencil. I used both house paint and craft paint that I had on hand. I added a touch of brown to my white because I wanted a more distressed look on my old window. I started with the white, wait for it all to dry then paint blue over the white stars in one thick stroke. Do another coat when it drys if desired. Then paint the red stripes
Had this piece of wood I had from high school just laying around the house. Painted it then nailed white fabric tacs into it.
Barbie (Tutti) ad from the 1960s.......My sister and I had Tuttis, but they fell apart when I went to pack them in the 90'S. I guess we played them out!!
Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments - After they were cool, I painted them with acrylic paint. After the paint had dried, I sprayed them with clear sealant, which gave them a nice shiny look. For something extra, I took a pic, cut it into a circle and attached with Mod Podge to the back of each ornament. After it was dry, I sprayed it with the clear sealant.
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I just took an old plastic bin and wiped it down. Then I spray painted the outer parts first with a metallic/gold then got a spray paint gold glitter and put that over it. The front of the bins are painted in the chalkboard paint to help label my drawers! Very simple and took me maybe 30 minutes all together. Easy office decorations
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Pallet couch - We wanted a comfy couch area for under our, almost 13 yr old, daughters loft bed. Went pallet shopping..near some dumpsters of course. Used 1 1/2 pallets. Hubby bolted and braced them together, cut and created some little legs for the bottom of it too. I sanded and painted it all black. Purchased a twin mattress and topped it with a fitted sheet. Made a few pillows ( bought a couple at IKEA) and WA-LAA....perfect hang out area,
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Gold Painted Leaves....This project was so easy! I had the frames and gold paint already on hand. I used one red oak, one white oak and one maple leaf from my yard. All i did was paint the leaves gold and when they were dry I framed them!
How many of you have a spice rack full of glass bottles with ten year old spices caked inside? Yeah, me too… That is, until recently when I cleaned out my spice drawer and tossed out all the expired stuff. Since I cannot bring myself to throw away perfectly good glass bottles, I had a … … Continue reading →
Nice touch in my mudroom. I went to the dollar store for the frames, I had the paint, and the cute little dog tail hangers are from Ikea!
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The Black Friar Pub, London. A landmark of the city that my parents went to at my age, and that I got to go to with them when they went back. Quite special.
Dang it. I had the bottom left tat in my head for months, and never found a picture of anything like it. Well, there went my idea.
This session had to have been the coolest idea, and I wish i thought of it. The family went out into a field with buckets of paint. The
Basement before and after. I had a really ugly cement floor, but because my basement gets water sometimes (minor), I didn't want carpet. I used cement paint (brown), along with paint chips (natural tones) from Behr. Super easy and looks great! Best result for paint chips is to throw in the air like confetti. And the kids had fun helping with that! The walls are covered with twin bed sheets and the bottom border is old folding closet doors.
The blue Ritz plate had to be mine because of the fantastic color, but also because I had another blue and white porcelain container from my old apartment in Paris, and I knew they would look perfect together.
April Fool's Day. Each 1st grade student put a seed into a little cup of dirt and I had the kids "watch" it all day. I went outside with them for the last recess and when we came back in there were donuts sitting on top of each cup. So much fun!
LOVE hand and footprints...I made two of these one for my 24 month old and 5 month old....I used canvas and uses the colors teal and white instead!!! Loved the idea made them for my fiancé birthday!!! Also made them vertical instead of horizontal since I did two!!!
this kid I looked it up and she had the same experience of what kholton burpo had and she painted of what she saw when she went to heaven and says that this is Jesus. she did an incredible job.
Monochromatic or analogous colors for the background. Darkest colors at the top, changing to lightest. Once painted and dried, went over with black tempera paint to create a silhouette of a tree. They needed at least 5 combinations of colors varying from dark to light for swirls. Then start adding them in layers (D to L)from the top of the sky, middle, to the bottom. They chose contrasting color combination for the foreground and tree
Had the scariest experience as a mother tonight. When I think of all the what it's, I am so grateful my kids are home safe with me! They are my world and I love them with all of my heart!!
I found an old wooden desk and repurposed it using my fabric for inspiration--The drawers on the other side are all different colors of the flowers--I took my fabric to Lowe's and had them match about 8 of my favorite colors in the little sample bottles and then used them to paint my desk, the legs of a wooden table and so on. I still have paint left over. Samples are the perfect answer to this type project. Waxed the desk when painting was completed.
Horseshoe shelf brackets- these are so easy with a welder.. I had this idea and Bourguiba shelves from ikea and a friend welded these together for me. As well as used some old horse shoes and their nails to make key rings/ coat hangers to stick on the wall. I love them!
Just did a bit of photoshop layering with a few images I gathered together from the net and came up with this sort of deer/mandala combination. Need to do some shading work around the edges and add some of the other things I want and I will have the finished design that I want tattooed on my arm when I have laser removal.
San Francisco. Was here when I was 8 years old. My grandmother use to live here and we went to visit her here then. I loved riding the street cars then and would run to the window of her apartment when one of them would go by. I would love to go and see the place again.
The Sunshine Family Dolls from the 1970s. I didn't have them, but my cousin Michelle did and we had a blast playing with them.
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because i have a lot of paint samples laying around the apartment at the moment, gift wrapping or maybe even a mobile if you cut two out the same size and glue them back to back.
What to do with an ugly coffee table! How many of us these kind of things laying around the house - well, now we know what to do. Buy, Annie Sloan paint, a couple pieces of thick foam (fabric store) and some upholstery grade fabric. Paint legs, cut several pieces of foam to size, glue together, glue to table top, cover with fabric, fold fabric over bottom of table and staple in place. Viola!!!!!!
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DIY scarf holder! Made from old bangles and a hanger, tied together in rings with cotton string! Took maybe ten minutes and I already had the stuff lying around :D
So cute! When I had my sons, people at the hospital had baby wreaths and banners on the outside of their doors with their newborns names
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