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Fun with Spray Paint

12 May





Do you remember a while back when I told y’all I finally got to spray paint?  I mentioned it in the post about Alie’s Cute Animal Art



Well, this is the other stuff I painted!


This is before.  I found both those frames and the letter A from the Goodwill. The color of the spray paint I used is called Ballet Slipper Pink, how sweet is that!?



The green a had a little rose on it.  I removed it before I spray painted it. I actually painted the rose part with some nail polish so that I matched the pink a little better.  It was a very faded orange-red.



One of the frames I added some gingham rosettes and turned it into a sweet Valentine’s Day frame, the other is the Animal Art and then her new letter a.


What do you think?? I have to tell y’all spray painting is FUN!! I can’t wait to finish the other projects I have done.  Now, if you checked out my 1st Framed Wreath then you ALSO got to see my 1st BOTCHED spray painting project too!!


My frame went from this…

 
to this!!!! 





I’m linking up to the first party in the Home May’d party series, The Spray Paint Party, hosted by the LOVELY Sarah a.k.a. Thrift Decor Chick!!! I hope you will too. I hope you join in with ALL the Home May’d parties.  I gotta tell you gals, last time I joined in with their Holiday Home party series my followers TRIPLED!! Thanks for hosting ladies!!












Make sure you check out my CRAZY AWESOME GIVEAWAY WEEK and enter!! 




I am linking up to these awesome parties!

{M} Decorchick!  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou ~ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff ~Keeping It Simple ~ Between Naps On The Porch ~ Mad In Crafts ~ Finding Fabulous ~ Sew Can Do ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T}The Lettered Cottage  Bella Before and After ~ The Pumpkin Patch ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ All Thingz Related ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe Ladybug Blessings ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons  {W} Creations By Kara ~ Someday Crafts ~My Backyard Eden ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Fireflies and Jellybeans ~Sew Much Ado ~Seven Thirty Three  ~ Elements Interiors ~ Lil’ Luna ~ Fabric Bows and More ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage ~Paisley Passions ~ Somewhat Simple ~It’s Fun To Craft  ~What Allie’s Making Now ~ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom ~ Saved By Love Creations ~ Brandy’s Crafts {F} Finding Fabulous ~ Fun To Craft ~Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~A Few Of My Favorite Things ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home   ~Punpkin Seed Productions  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A GirlTruly Lovely with the Laney Sisters ~ A Little Knick Knack ~ Naturally Me Creations ~ Lovely Crafty Home ~ Bubbly Nature Creations ~ Inspiring Creations ~ Whipperberry504 Main ~ 30 Days {S} Be Different…Act Normal ~I Am Only 1 Woman ~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride ~ Wildflowers & Whimsy ~ A Little Lovely ~ To Sew With Love ~ Saturday Mornings {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things ~ Flamingo Toes


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Fabric Rosette Cross

17 Mar
When I first started this cross, my initial plan was to make it with 3 rosettes in a row and with 3 columns.  Then my husband took a look at what I was doing and suggested making it just one row of rosettes with tiny white rosettes placed in all the little empty spaces.  I LOVED his idea and LOVE how it came out. 
I have a fabric rosette tutorial you can check out here!!!  I hot glued all the rosettes together.  Then, I cut up a sturdy piece of JUNK MAIL and glued it on the back of the rosettes to give it a little extra firmness.
Then I twisted and hot glued a little twist tie on the back for a hook. 
What do y’all think?? 
I hung it up in Alie’s room just above her sweet vintage praying children we found at the Goodwill.  No matter how much I adjusted the colors I couldn’t get it to quite match the true color of the teal rosettes.  They aren’t quite as dark and are just a few shades darker but match perfectly the color of the little boys pajamas.  Now for the most important question of all.  YES, Alie loves her new fancy MOMMY made cross. 
SYS Thurs

Valentine’s Day Mantel

23 Jan
Putting together this Valentine’s Day Mantel was so much fun.  My hubby took me to the Goodwill Saturday morning to see what we could find for my mantel.  We found the sweet ceramic red hearts tower, the two red hearts piece, and those precious little teddy bears holding the red love heart!  What a score, huh?  I made both frames.  The first frame, I spray painted Ballet Pink.  Then on a piece of pink scrap paper, I made a heart from glue and some glitter I won from the P K Glitz Blog.
 This frame, I also spray painted Ballet Pink.  I made these rosettes from some of Alie’s old baby blankets and glued them onto the frame and added one of my favorite pictures of my own sweet Valentine!
I then tied some twine on to my little mason jar candles and created a heart tag from the same scrap paper.  I tied a bow of tulle around the white vase of my flower.
I made this “Be Mine” garland from the same scrap paper and then wrote “Be Mine” in glue and dusted the glue with the P K Glitz  glitter. 
Remember my Paper Rosette Hearts? I hung them on the wall just above the mantel.  



And….VIOLA!  My Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Mantel!


I’m so happy with it.  I think it’s very sweet and simple…just like Love is and ought to be.  Alice really loves it!  I’m so happy my hubby bought me this faux mantel.  Thank you sweet wonderful hubby!!  It really is so much fun to decorate!  What do you think?   I hope you love it as much as I do!  
Beth with The Stories of A to Z is having a fun Valentines Mantel Link Party.  I’m linking up there and YOU should too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Found Treasures of GoodWill

10 Aug
These are a few of the recent treasures I have found at the Good Will.

I got these two AWESOME cloches. The smaller one is my first. It was $3. The 2nd I got this past weekend for $4.


The cheese knife is chained to the cloche. Isn’t it beautiful!!

I wanted to show y’all my super professional photo area!! Remember you can check out this SUPER INEXPENSIVE makeshift photo box tutorial here Photo Boxing
Now this one was not found at the Good Will. It was found by my husband one evening while shoping at Michaels. He traveled through the aisles with our daughter while I stood in front of the jewelry section for what seemed like an eternity. I am so proud of him for finding this because it was MARKED DOWN 60%. We got this for $4!! The frugalness has rubbed off onto the hubbys!!

Another shot of my “Photography Studio” 🙂

I got each of these sweet little praying kids for $2 and daughter sign for was also $2.

Now this next one is going to be a re-do project. I have been inspired by SO MANY wonderful blogs and tutorials. My brothers name is Jaddy his wife is Julie and there 7 month old son is Jayden. All I need is one more J and I am going to re-do these for their new house.  I also got this shadow box for $2. I have plans for that as well.



I can not wait to show y’all my plans for this Texas basket I found for $1!!


We also found this toy chest for $4. It normally sells for $15 at Ikea. This Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Musical Chair sells anywhere from $35 to $50. We got for just $6!!