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How to Paint a Dresser: Subtle but Significant

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Furniture, Tutorials, Uncategorized, Upcycles and Updates | Comments Off on How to Paint a Dresser: Subtle but Significant

How to Paint a Dresser: Subtle but Significant

So, this dresser isn’t really all that bad.  It’s girly.  Cream.  Appropriate.  Leave it alone?  Uh, no.  There are some knicks and scratches that needed some tlc.  And, it was overly distressed to the point it looked dingy with a yellowish tint.  With that in mind, a subtle change can make a significant difference.  Paint a dresser with a slightly different hue, and be amazed at the difference. Cost of Project: Between $0-$37 $0 if you paint frequently and already have the materials on hand, $37 if you have to purchase...

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Fancy Nancy Ice Cream Recipe

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fancy Nancy Ice Cream Recipe

What do you get for the woman who has everything?  This was the question I faced once again as Mother’s Day was fast approaching.  My parents live a comfortable life, and if there was something that either of them truly want they can just get it.  I really don’t like giving gifts just for the sole purpose of obligation.  I like the anticipation that comes along with the hunt.  The thrill when the idea for the perfect gift suddenly stumbles its way into your thoughts.  The epiphany this time came in the form of Orangettes. My...

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The Pulse of Mixed Media Submission

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Altered Books, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Pulse of Mixed Media Submission

The Pulse of Mixed Media Submission

Following the internets rabbit hole I somehow found myself on The Altered Page.  I’m not sure whether I was ignorantly optimistic during a creative high, delirious from perusing the internet in the wee hours of the morning, or simply plain outright oblivious when I saw this button: Fixated on the xxx, I clicked with curiosity.  {Never mind the “open call for artists” written directly above it…}  Having just published his first book The Pulse of Mixed Media, Seth has called any and all mixed media artists to get...

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How to Paint a {Small} Carousel Horse

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Art, Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Paint a {Small} Carousel Horse

How to Paint a {Small} Carousel Horse

Ok, I’m going to apologize right now.  This before picture is the worst EVER!  I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to take several pics in efforts to get one that was decent.  Plus, the lighting where I was is terrible – but I’m not complaining.  I was just thankful to have a place warm enough to paint.  What?!?  I don’t look like a tidy project person?  Ok, you’re right.  I feel messes are a sign of productivity! So, what d’ya think?  I gotta say – this is one of those projects...

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Color Combinations

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Decor, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Color Combinations

Color Combinations

As I’ve mentioned, I am currently working with Interiors by Sarah on a few model homes for the 2012 Parade of Homes.  One down, 2 to go.  Currently we are narrowing colors down to a palette for each home.  Though Tuscan Old World style has it’s beauty, warmth, and charm – it’s something we’re steering clear of.  There are plenty of models already in existence showcasing that decor in our area.  Time to brighten things up.  Different and unexpected maintained within boundaries of appealing to mainstream...

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DIY Art: Mini “Paperweights”

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Art, Tutorials, Uncategorized, Upcycles and Updates | Comments Off on DIY Art: Mini “Paperweights”

DIY Art: Mini “Paperweights”

During one of my trips to the warehouse in search of things to repurpose for the model home, I came across these glass stones.  I’ve actually never seen anything quite like them before: larger than glass beads, but small than a paperweight.  Very much like a nice sized river rock.  Having grabbed my attention, I snatched them up and brought them home in hopes I could find a creative way to use them. Their creative use was found floating around Pinterest {seriously, what creative ideas don’t exist on Pinterest?!?}.  Having seen...

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Model Home: Before

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Decor, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Model Home: Before

Model Home: Before

The Brantford {Model Home #1}   First things first: floor plan of the model home we are working on. Bedroom #3 will be a nursery for a girl, and Bedroom #4 is the little girls room.  The rooms are connected through a Jack and Jill style bathroom. Nursery The first picture shows the nursery as you would enter from the hall, images following scan to the right.  Jack and Jill Bathroom Nursery vanity area, followed by adjoining shower and toilet area leading through the vanity area for the little girls room. Little Girls Room Entering...

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DIY Custom Tee-Shirt

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Tutorials, Uncategorized, Upcycles and Updates | Comments Off on DIY Custom Tee-Shirt

DIY Custom Tee-Shirt

Let’s go ahead and address the white elephant on the page right now, and state the obvious: I’m a nerdbomber.  Not simply a  member of the ‘club,’ but one of the leaders.  I’m secure with it.  and, we’re moving on. To celebrate turning 6, we hosted a pirate themed birthday party.  Originally a simple plan was highly influenced by all you creative bloggers out there, and one thing lead to another…. And, well let’s just say the end result no longer falls into the ‘simple’...

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Salty {Hot} Dogs

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Paint Projects, Tutorials, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Salty {Hot} Dogs

Salty {Hot} Dogs

I’ve gotta say, this was one of my favorite projects for Bentley’s party.  I’m not sure how this idea transpired, or how it even came to be a thought – ordinarily I have Pinterest to credit.  This time, I think it was one of those things that pops into your head in the middle of the night as a solution to a problem I was mulling over before falling asleep.  Kids like hot dogs, I just had a problem serving them at a party due to their…. ho-humness?  {Not sure that’s even a word!}  Anyways, if you are...

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Spa{ahhh} Sundaze {12/4}

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spa{ahhh} Sundaze {12/4}

Spa{ahhh} Sundaze {12/4}

I’m late, I’m late for A very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late I’m late and when I wave, I lose the time I save. My fuzzy ears and whiskers Took me too much time to shave. I run and then I hop, hop, hop, I wish that I could fly. There’s danger if I dare to Stop and here’s a reason why: I’m over-due, I’m in a rabbit stew. Can’t even say good-bye, hello, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late. I used to be a punctual person. ...

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