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Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The flimsy plastic backing was torn off.. making the shelves start to come apart.
After a few coats of melamine white paint...
And some new sturdy backing.. painted bright orange!
We were set! A brand new bookshelf for the boys room.
I love it!! I have been wanting a two tone bookshelf for soo long.
Here's the final look:
Stay tuned for more bedroom updates. Be sure to check back next week.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The clear glass was lovely. But they craved some white 'milkglass'.. don't you agree??!
Maybe I ruined something vintage (please don't hate me!).. but I LOVE the way they look now.
They really do look like a real hobnail milk glass votive to me.
It's true, they're not milky and smooth looking like the real thing..
But it's close enough!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
First off, I have a bit of an announcement.
I'm kind of excited about it.
Check out that web browser up top... yep.. I'm a dot com!
No more blogspot in my name, folks. Just a little less typing you need to do to come visit yours truly!!
I am now www.vixenmade.com.
It's just me all grown up... Ha!
Let's move on, shall we!?
The holes were a perfect fit for my acrylic paints and fabric paints!
After a good cleaning (grease.. remember?), a coat of primer and then a coat of grape purple (LOVE it!), it was my new paint organizer.
Isn't it fun!? Nothing like a paint organizer that spins. She's perfect.
And isn't the color fabulous?! Probably my new favorite spray can!!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Here's what you need: cheap plastic eggs
fabric scraps (I used leftover fabric from my daughter's headboard)
hot glue gun
Cut your fabric width to be long enough to wrap around the egg lengthwise.
Cut 1/2 notches in your fabric.
Tear your fabric apart at each notch. This will give the fabric a frayed, shabby look.
Starting at the bottom of your egg, add a dab of hot glue.
Stick an end of your fabric strip onto the glue and wrap and glue around your egg.
Keep adding your fabric strips until the egg is covered.
Like so. Now make more!
Aren't they fun? And SO easy!!
I placed them in a jar with burlap as the 'nest'.
So springlike. Like robin eggs in a nest.
Enjoy an easy afternoon craft that makes your home a little more festive!!
Have a marvelous Monday!