Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Burlap Banners

My newest obsession is BURLAP!!!! I sell items on Etsy and these burlap banners are a hit!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside Baby Shower

I threw this baby shower for a friend. Though we live in Florida and it was 85 degrees in December when I had the baby shower, we embraced the "Baby It's Cold Outside" theme.
Melted Snow Flakes

Activities during the baby shower:

Advice for the baby:
 The mom-to-be had fun reading these later on.
Late Night Diaper Changes:

Diaper Changing Relay Race:
Supplies: Diapers, Baby Wipes, Baby Powder, Baby Dolls (I managed to get the wipes and powder at the Dollar Tree). 
I had 20 guests so they were in four teams of 5. 
Instructions: Divide your guests into even teams. Each team member has to un-diaper the baby doll, wipe the baby's butt, powder it and put a clean diaper on the doll. They run back to their team and hand the doll off to the next person in line. First team to have all their members change the baby's diaper wins. 
 Guests had a ball with this game.
Yes, that's my tutu wearing dog in the pic:

How the Baby was Made game:
Supplies: Cheap toilet paper and toilet plungers (bought everything at the Dollar Tree)

Instructions: Partner your guests up. One person will hold the plunger in between their legs with the handle pointing outward and the other partner put a roll of toilet paper in between their legs. The object of the game is to get the handle of the plunger in the roll of the toilet paper. Then partners switch the plunger and the toilet paper. First team to successfully get the plunger into the roll of the toilet paper wins!


Party Favors: Hand Sanitizer with a tag that read
"Thank you for touching Alison's life. Now you can touch her baby."
My wonderful doggie, Mako
The Mommy-to-be:

Coffee Table

I found this gem in the trash:

I painted it white:

Then painted an anchor on it:

I am a firm believer in the power of paint!!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Stackable Four Tier Flower Pots

I wanted something pretty and somewhat large for my front porch. I live in Florida therefore our extreme heat has the tendency to kill most plants. I went to Home Depot, bought four sizes of clay pots, potting soil and a hearty plant. I've seen others on Pinterest paint the clay pots but the only pot you end up seeing after a few months of growth is the bottom large pot.
I had some rain Lilly bulbs that I threw in the pots sporadically because they're very hearty and they have lots of babies. 
The tricky part was getting the tierred pots to stay put. I had to dig them into the soil of the pot under them. 
Here's after a few months of growth:

I water it every few days. It basically takes care of itself and when the flowers are blooming it's very pretty!!! 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Scrap wood wall decor

A friend gave me a bunch of old fence slats. She didn't know what to do with them but I was instantly inspired!
Since I live in Florida seashells are not hard to come by. I bought these shells at a local shell store and spraypainted them white. My husband cut the wood 2" wide x 10" long. I painted them and lightly distressed the edges. 
Here the back of the wood:
Here's each individual one:

TV Stand Update

I found this solid wood tv stand for $75 on Craigslist. It has a good structure and I knew it would be perfect for my vision of a new TV  stand. 
I started painting by using primer first and the. Two coats of high hiding white paint. I let the primer dry for a whole day and let the two coats of basic white dry a whole day. 
I bought new knobs from Hobby Lobby @ $4.99 each (why are knobs so expensive??):

I distressed the edges with my electric sander. And here's the finished product:
Not too shabby... (Shabby chic, that is...)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chest of Drawers Makeover

found this water damaged, heavy as crap, chest of drawers on the side of the road. It sat in my garage for two months before I touched it. I wasn't in love with HHR chest but you can't beat free! 

Painted it antique white:

I wasn't satisfied with it being plain white. So I painted an anchor on it. This stuff is really popular in my beach town. I think the anchor gives the boring chest a unique touch. 

Teal Dresser Makeover

I got this dresser for free. I'm not a fan of anything laminate but free is free! It's amazing what a few coats of paint can do.