Friday, March 15, 2013

Free Printable Friday: St. Patty's Day

Hey everyone!!  Yay!  It's Friday.
Gosh, I am missing my regular posts.  But the basement finishing is coming to a close and soon I'll be posting more crafty goodness.  Remember, our basement progress is posted on Instagram if you want to check it out.
Anyways, so in a few days it's St. Patrick's Day.  Bring on the green, rainbows and pot of gold!  I figured I'd share a few of my favorite St. Patty's Day printables this year for you.  Enjoy!

A whole collection of freebies from Lemonade Moments.  Don't you just love the pink and green argyle?  Cute!!

A Glimpse Inside also has some fabulous printables.  Those chalkboard prints are awesome!

Another print freebie from The Silly Pearl.  Love the vintage whimsical look!

So Lucky To Love You St Patricks Day Printable -- The Silly Pearl

Another fantastic party set from Mastering the Art of Being Me.  Those cupcake wrappers are so sweet!

Desiree, from The 36th Avenue created some adorable St. Patrick's Day prints.  Check it out!

St. Patrick's Day Free Printable

And lastly, another incredible party printable collection from How Does She?.  So stinking fun!!

Free St Patricks Day Printables

Hope you all have a great weekend!  

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Reupholstered Kitchen Chairs

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to do a project with her.  She wanted to redo her kitchen chairs.  Well.  You know me.  A DIY project?  When do we start!!?

After a trip to the fabric store and to Home Depot for some spray paint... we changed these 80's dingy metal chairs..

Into these stylish and updated chairs!

Pretty fun, right?
Here's the before again.

All we had to do was unscrew the pieces from the metal.  

Spray paint the frames.

And reupholster the cushions.  The top pieces I took apart and used the existing pieces as a pattern on the new fabric (so a little sewing was involved).  And the bottom pieces we simply stripped and recovered.

I love the fabric she chose.  Gorgeous!

Such a difference!  What do you think?  

P.S. You guys totally got a little peak of our basement finishing project just now.  Orange walls?  Yes, I did. And guess what?  We are soo close to the end...  and then the projects can start flowing again.  YAY!

Hope you have a great day!!
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Creative Easter Mantles

I always wished I had a fireplace mantel.  Heck, I wish I just had a fireplace!
But I'll have to settle for enjoying everyone else's.  And since Easter's on it's way... check out these lovely spring-like Easter mantles!

Amy from Positively Splendid always has the most colorful and beautiful mantles.  Her newest Easter mantle is so fun, check it out!

Easter Mantel Decorations ::

Another cute one is from The Country Chic Cottage.  I love the addition of the chalkboard, such a great idea!

Next up, this one from Crap I've Made.  The green shutters are perfect for the spring look! 

easter mantel

Another bright and cheery mantle from Worthing Court.  The bunny topiaries are so adorable!

I love how Landee See, Landee Do created her mantle with paper projects.  The garland is my favorite.

For a more natural look, check out this one from Candice Stringham Photography.  The moss and tiny birds are so sweet!


I love the pussy willow branches on this mantle from Common Ground.  Isn't this beautiful!?

This next collection is simply adorable!  The soft pastels and burlap is a great combo.  Check it out at Fox Hollow Cottage.

This mantle from Little Lovables is so simple and pretty.  I just love that wreath and the painted candelabra is lovely!

The pop of the yellow is my favorite part of this mantle at The Kim Six Fix.  And the bunting is fantastic!

Last, but definitely not least, this one from A Night Owl.  Those blue topiary trees are gorgeous!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Kids Skateboard Craft

Happy Friday, everyone!
As I said before, our basement is still being worked on (painting starts today!!), so my craft supplies are stored up... awaiting my return.  Which I cannot wait for!

But that doesn't mean the kids crafts aren't happening.
With my daughter at school, it leaves a lot of time for me and my boys.  And now that they're 3, crafting is a little easier and funner for them.  
The boys like doing crafts, just not as much as my daughter, which is fine.  So I figured I'd make it a little more enjoyable with some 'boy-friendly' ideas... like skateboards!!

Here's what you need:
white glue (or a stapler)
toilet paper/paper towel cardboard rolls
cardboard or sturdy paper
stickers, markers, embellishments of your choice

First off, make your 'wheels' by cutting your cardboard roll into 4 1-1/12" inch pieces.

Trace a skateboard shape on to your cardboard piece, like so.  

Then cut it out.

Now for the fun part.. decorate it!

Once you're happy with your board decor, get your white glue ready.

And add 4 blobs for each wheel.

Press each one on and let it dry.

Ta-da!  Skateboards!

Believe me, they loved them so much they wanted to try to ride them themselves. 

A perfect craft for boys (and girls too!).

Have fun!!
And have a great weekend.

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