Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I had a lot to do! I finished the wine charms for the shower on Saturday finally....here it is on my wine glass :) Pretty cute huh?
Then, I just attached the letters (and these little wooden blue birdies) to the fabric covered plaque with my hot glue gun. I stapled some cute blue ribbon on the back so he can hang it and that was it! All in all, it took an hour...look how cute!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lots of spices, cookbooks and olive oil to the left of the stovetop
After adding the charm links to the card stock: Then, I fed a crystal bead on either side of the link onto the wire ring. TA DA!
I know this pic is light (I was making them in my bed while watching my HGTV I can't watch in the living room)....but I will take more tonight when I have them on the wine glasses to test them out!
The lovely arm rests..
After removing the cushions and reupholstering the arms...
The close up of the fabric after the foot stool is completed- BETTER!What do you think? Stay tuned because I am definitely finishing this puppy in the next month. I have SOO many projects to do before summer- AHHH! I still have to make a bench and headboard for the guest room, paint and clean the laundry room, AND plant my veggie garden! Lots to come in the next couple of months!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Another thing I did last night was organize my jewelry. I got this idea from a friend, and it's a cheap way to display jewelry and fits perfectly in a standard vanity drawer. I bought a plastic organizer for nails and screws at Lowe's for $4. It has little compartments to store different hardware. See below...
So then all I had to do was untangle my jewelry, cut the separators and insert them to make small or large sections. I purged some of my old jewelry, and then divided my earrings, rings and bracelets throughout. And, since I can't sit still through an entire show...I did all this while watching American Idol- sweet!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
FULL VIEW BEFORE:
FULL VIEW AFTER:
Now the hard part, TILING! It was pretty rough, and I made it harder on myself than it needed to be. My Mom started it off and told me what to do, then I finished it and added the grout.....and left it on overnight- OOPS! So, Jeff and I spent our Friday night chipping away hardened grout off the tiles. In the end it looked great, but it could have been much easier. Word to the wise, always sponge off the grout after you apply. I've learned my lesson.
The walls were a mess afterwards, so I decided to install beadboard and found an easy click and lock plastic version that is stain resistant and not hard to install. I also painted the walls to make it a little happier and brighter in there. Here is the before and the final after shot!