Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wha-LA! A hidden place to keep all my reminders, phone numbers, notes and inspiration. I wanted to stack two on each door, but the insides weren't flush, so I just have another one on the opposite cabinet. It works for me. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with my other 2 left over tiles?
Check out this cute grocery list my kindergartner made for us during a family council on food storage. I love his handwriting!
Inspiration for this project came from here.
Monday, April 27, 2009
A super easy, space saving hair bow holder.
This is a picture of our Great Grandmothers sewing machine, that our Mother uses to sew. This lovely has sewn more prom dresses, costumes, baby blankets, etc, that can be listed. I think she needs to be named, any ideas?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Necco candies and yogos make yummy polka-dots!
The snacks. Purple grapes, round peanut butter pretzels, mini pringles, pink m&m's and more yogos. We didn't serve lunch but if you wanted to, mini pizza's would be cute.
The craft table. Bingo markers make perfect polka dots. Pom poms, round jewels, and circle stickers keep kids busy for 15-20 minutes plus give them something to take home with their goodie bag.
Goodie bags (found at Target) included; bubbles, play-doh, sidewalk chalk(with dots on it), yogos, purple polka dot hair bows(for girls) and little tonka trucks (for boys). If I hadn't of found these bags I would have used plain white gift bags and had the kids decorate their own!
I wanted to use Twister but we didn't have time. I also wanted to have fun kids "polka" music playing that I didn't get around to finding. I know The Backyardigans has a fun "Dance to the Wormin' Polka" song.
Monday, April 20, 2009
My kitchen cabinets have been bothering me for a long time. Pricing out new ones was too expensive for our budget, so I began to look for other alternatives. After finding inspiration and lots of advice from the gracious Katie at Clean and Classic Interiors,
Here are the products we used. The paint is called Cabinet Coat by Insl-x in the color Almond and the glaze we used was from Lowe's in Mocha. We did NOT prime or sand. This paint is self-settling and dries amazingly smooth. It was very easy to work with and we did our entire kitchen (2 coats) with less than one gallon. *The paint was about $46 a gallon but SO worth the price. Especially when you nix the sanding and priming steps!
So, on to the pictures. Warning, my photography skills and the lighting don't do them justice, & there are a lot of pictures.
BEFORE with the lovely gold hardware:
I am so pleased with how these turned out. I wanted an aged off-white look and the almond with the mocha glaze turned out just as I had hoped, so...drum roll please...
AFTER with the glazing, new hinges and hardware in oil-rubbed bronze.
This is the light fixture that I spray painted to match all the new hardware.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Here is our before:
Here is my light fixture after meeting my friend O.R.B.
It looks kinda black in the picture, but it actually has a nice metallic sheen which matches our new cabinet hardware perfectly.
Here it is with a sneak peek at our kitchen cabinets we just painted. I'll post pictures from that re-do soon.