Sunday, May 30, 2010

Addin' to it. . .

I found these goodies at the DI. . . $.75 a piece. . . not too shabby.


A little black spray paint and some sandpaper to the edges and they were ready to join my made-over Dollar Store signs. :D

See how the Faith-Love-Peace-Dream plaque was made HERE

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Teacup Bird Feeder

What a fun little idea to turn a teacup, saucer, and spoon into a charming bird feeder/bird bath!!
Brit, at Esbe Chic posted this idea a little while ago on her blog and I just had to try one for myself. Cuteness. . . .
A tutorial on this can also be found here on Cap Creations.

Note:I tried a few different options on the posts and none of them were successful.
I thought I found a real steal with the aluminum pole from this flag set but it was a big fat fail along with some other materials I tried.
Let me know if you try one of these and make it work with something other than the copper pipe. I finally got digusted and went and bought a stick of it ($9-something at Lowes and then caps were $.48 each)

I found the teacups and acessories at the DI (big surprize) for dirt cheap.
I used Locktite Extreme to bond the cap to the saucer and let it set and cure for a couple of days.
It does make quite a difference when adherring the copper to the ceramic if you sand both pieces first. . . make SURE you sand it or you'll be pealing off the glue and doing it over the next day anyways. . . (trust me)

This is what I ended up with. . . Cute but I wasn't really happy with it.
Lucky for me, I had already Locktited the Damn darn thing together. . . .
Grrr. . . .
I decided the post would look much better in an Ivory color. . .(I just wrapped the completed teacup with a plastic grocery bag and spray painted the post)


Aww yes. Much better. . .
You are suppose to fill the cups with water but I was too lazy to get some in there before I took the pics.


Check this out. . .
My mom had this wreath up on her front porch and a couple of robins thought it looked like a mighty fine spot to build a nest.
Now they have a cute little spot to grab some lunch too :)

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Doin' the Herbal. . .

How cute is this??

What a find at the DI! I paid 150pennies for this cutie-patootie :)
The only thing that could have made me like it more would have been if I came with the pots. I found some that were the perfect size at Wally World for 75cents a piece (not DI prices but I needed them. . .BAD)

It didn't quite have the look I wanted it too with the terra cotta colored. . . er. . .a. . . terra cotta pots so I decided to try my hand a cool crackling trick with some Elmer's glue.
One of the most wonderful blogs I read had a fantastic tutorial the other day on this and I knew I had to try it .. .on something. . . and here was the perfect oppurtunity!
Please check out 'Make the Best of Things' and leave her some comment love. She does some pretty amazing things. . . I am soooo jealous of her painting skills!!!

Here's the after of one of the pots I tried.
I was surprized I pulled it off and it was super easy!!


I am so in love with this!!
I am putting it in my window sill and starting an indoor herb garden.


I planted some chamomile, lemon grass, and spearmint and can't wait until they sprout!!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DollarTree FlipFlop Makeover

I'm linking up to The CSI Project this week :)

I saw this idea on 'Or so she says'
and knew my daughter would absolutely love a pair.
Watch out Dollar Tree!! Here I come!

The only color of flip flops that would fit my little Magoo were gray but I found some pink and purple colored balloons that would make up for it.
(Magoo has to have EVERYTHING pink and purple! She's such a little DIVA)
These are the easiest things ever to make. . . easy if you can tie a knot that is.

You just tie a double knot with each balloon and continue adding one by one until the strap is full. I bought a package of 100 pink and 100 purple and used all of them in making the pair. (Make sure the knots lay along the top of the straps)
I did mine in a (kind-of) pattern with 2 pink, 2 purple, 2 pink, 2 purple. . . I'll be saying that in my head for the rest of the day.
The pair took almost an hour to tie but I think it was well worth it.
I think they turned out Ca-UuUUute!
They definately were 'Magoo Approved'
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You'll have to excuse the crappy pic- I still haven't quite figured out the ins and outs of


The Lucky number was 21. . so that means Jamie is the winner of a Wal-Mart gift card!!

Jamie said...
How could you think of throwing it out? Of course you gotta revamp it! Worst case, you hate it and sell it on craigslist! lol

I'll be contacting her via email and she'll have 48hours to respond or an alternate winner will be chosen.

I guess my cabinet is GOING BLACK!! Stay tuned to see how it turns out :D

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hey-Hey- Its the last day :D

Last day to enter my giveaway. . .
Hurry over and leave a comment for your chance to win my super secret prize :D
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I'll be choosing the winner later on tonight using and emailing them shortly after for shipping information. Be sure and leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the WINNER!!!!

Easy Peasey Auction Redo : Kitchen Pictures

I got these little fellers in a huge box FULL of junk at an estate auction not too long ago. Cost of the 'Box-o-Goodies': $2.50. . . Score!!
If you have never been to a BLUE MULE auction, you are definately missing out. The next one is on June 5th and rummor has it, that there will be some fantastic revamped furniture there. . . hahaha.


Easy as that. . . from red to black. . . .




Who doesn't love country folkish art in a black frame??


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Seriously. . . its not another black piece this time. . haha

Remember to enter my giveaway. . . There is only a few days left.
Click Here!

How fun is it to get a set like this for $1.50?
Cupboard + Shakers?
Yesss! What a super find at the DI!

I took the hand saw to the cupboard door because I knew it would be super cute with some chicken wire in place of those spindle things.

. . . and. . . it went red this time!

Are you having a heart attack that I actually did something other than black?

. . .hahahaha. . . .

The wire looked awesome but the inside looked crappy and unfinished. . . boo.
A couple of strips of black felt did the trick though. . .yay!


I should have taken a picture of the inside after the felt was on. . .oh wells. .


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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spice Rack

I was so excited to start on this, I spaced taking a BEFORE pic.
You'll just have to use your imagination, I suppose.

It WAS just plain wood. . . brown and boring. . .
I sanded it down. . painted it sage green. .. distressed the edges. . . added some chicken wire.

I think it ended up turning out super cute.
The pictures just don't do it justice.

Whats up, McCormick??
Just giving a shameless shout out . . . and some free advertising on my blog. . . you guys should definately send me some free samples or something. . . its the right thing to do.


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Have you heard about this fun promotion??

Soleil 100 Days: "There are thousands of fun, sharable prizes in the BIC® Soleil® 100 Days of Sunshine promotion. Join now!"

I went to a house party sponsered by Bic Soleil last night and heard about this little contest.
You should definately check it out.
PS- I got some freebies last night (score!) and one of them was a shaver. . . I used it this morning and it was fab. Gotta give Bic some props and a big thank you to Brit for letting me come :D