Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mod Podge Dresser

Hello to you all. I have yet another fun project for you to attempt. I try to make my projects practical and as frugal as possible. So one thing that I needed for the nursery was a dresser. I could easily go to the store and buy one, but what fun is that? I found this lady who was selling one for $20. I went to go look at it and the only flaw I saw was the color. All of the furniture in the nursery happens to be brown but for $20 I still took it and decided to paint it. This entire project cost me roughly $35

Things I used
1. Dresser ($20)
2. Mod Podge Paste ($0, I had some in my art room)
3. Mod Podge Sealant Sprayer ($0, I had some in my art room)
4. Rust-oleum Paint ($8 at Home Depot)
5. Card Stock (4 for $1, sale at Jo-Ann's I bought 14 so I spent $3.21)
6. White knobs (pack of 6 for $1.99 at Ikea)

Ok lets get started!!!! This is what the original dresser looked like. It's not horrible but I knew I could make it better

Before I did anything I removed the drawers just to keep any painting accidents from happening. I tend to watch tv as I paint

This is the Rust-oleum paint I used. It was worth the 8 bucks. I fully recommend it.

I laid out my tarp and started painting. One thing I loved about the Rust-oleum paint is there are no fumes and it's safe to use indoors. Which was perfect for me because I was able to paint at night and I didn't have to worry about inhaling fumes.

While this is drying you can work on the drawers. I apologize I forgot to take a picture of this step. What you need to do is remove the knobs from the drawers. Then put mod podge on the drawers. After I did that I put the card stock on top of the mod podge. I let it dry for about 10-15 minutes. Then I put mod podge on top of the card stock. Put it to the side and let it dry. If you need to see pictures then reference my ceramic coaster diy and do this the same way just using drawers vs ceramic tile

Once the drawers are dried it's up to you what you'd like to do next. I'm putting this in a childs room so I decided to spray mod podge sealant on top for further protection. Whether you do that or not is up to you. Put the knobs back on, and place the drawers back in the dresser

This is how mine came out

Monday, October 8, 2012

Nursery Wall Decor

Happy Monday to you all. I hope everyone had a productive creative weekend. I attempted this week to make some hanging wall art for the nursery. ***Disclaimer: This was my first attempt at such a thing***

There..glad I got that disclaimer out of the way. Here is a picture of the things I used

One tip that I do have for anyone who is going to paint on canvas is to put push pins on the backside in each corner. I know you're looking at me weird but I promise you this works. The purpose of this is to elevate your canvas which will prevent it from sticking to your drop cloth, sheet, etc. It sucks to paint something then have to peel it from the sheet/cloth.

So I painted the entire canvas brown because that's what I wanted my background to be.

After it dried, I just wrote on it this scripture that I liked. You can of course write whatever you choose to. It's your project so you can do whatever you want to :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Blanket

Hello hello hello to you all

I hope everyone had a great summer. I recently took some time off but now I'm officially back. I recently found out that I am expecting. So it's a very exciting time for me. One thing that I realized is just how expensive it is to decorate a nursery. Some things are sheerly ridiculous. So I've decided that I will make some things and some things I'll buy. My first project was to sew a baby's blanket. I hit a few bumps here and there but overall I was impressed with how it turned out. So impressed that I'm going to add this item to my Etsy shop.

Supplies I Used

1. Two pieces of fabric--Rectangle shape. The top fabric was 22" x 32" and the bottom fabric was 25" x 35"

2. Matching thread

3. Quilt Batting

I found this Winnie the Pooh and Chocolate fabric at Wal-mart. I didn't pay over $8 for it
Here are the final results:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Night Stand: From Old to New

Hello to you all!! I hope everyone had an amazing 4th. I've been a bit absent from my blog but yesterday I worked on a fab-u-lous project. It was super easy and I encourage you all to try it.

I was at a yard sale and stumbled upon this night stand. The guy only wanted $10 for it. After a thorough inspection I determined it was perfect for what I wanted. I'm super excited with the way it came out. I didn't have to strip it & used a black stain. I kept the original handles but sprayed them white..and tada..I got an amazing night stand

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crayon Roll

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Last night I burned the midnight oil trying to finish up my nieces birthday gift. I found this gift idea on Google believe it or not & fell in love. I was beyond amazed how well my first one came out and I can't wait to make many many more. I hope everyone has a very productive day. Until next time

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Art Room

Happy Saturday to you all!!! What a long day this has been. I finally decided to tackle the "purple room".. There is this room that I guess the previous owner used as an Office. for whatever reason they painted the room a dark purple color. Almost like a plum color. The color was way too dark for that small space. You never want to paint a small room a dark color, it'll make it look smaller then what it really is. So I've been putting it off for the longest and decided to finally tackle it today. I tried that new Glidden Duo paint for the first time & I'm a true believer. It's a paint & primer in one. Here are some before and after pics. I am 100% satisfied with the results . This room will be my new art/sewing room!! Yippee

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Purse Palooza 2012

Sew Sweetness
Happy Wednesday!!!! I just finished one contest only to begin another contest. This contest is called Purse Palooza 2012. For this contest we are making...drum roll please....a PURSE. I am excited about this because I LOVE purses. I will of course keep you all posted as I make my very first PURSE :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Garment Sewing Challenge: COMPLETE

Garment Sewing Challenge: May 2012

Hello to you all!!! I have FINALLY finished my garment for the sewing challenge. I'm very proud of myself for taking this challenge. I'm a beginner when it comes to sewing but I feel like I've learned so much and pushed myself beyond belief..I hope you enjoy my Refashion as much as I do..i cant wait to wear it today as i do all my prep work for Memorial Day. Until next time

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DIY Refashion: Old to New

Hello to you all.. Its been super busy on this end. I have tons of projects lined up. This evening I tried my hand at a refashion. Im doing this sewing challenge and my submission will be a refashion. So tonight I tried my luck at one. It was my first time adding elastic to something. I had a few bumps in the road but I was overall pleased. Hope everyone had a wonderful day. Until next time

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Home...New Projects

Happy Tuesday!! I feel like it has been awhile since I made a posting so let me catch you up. I bought a house!!!! After a billion delays, everything finally went through. I am just beyond happy. New house now equals new DIY projects.

So far Mission #1 was to unpack the kitchen. I kid you not it took me three hours to do this. I had no idea a kitchen can be so time consuming. But I think it turned out quite nicely.

Mission #2 get rid of this UGLY yellow in the guest bedroom

....And I did...what do you guys think?

Until next time guys :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sewing Challenge Part 1

Garment Sewing Challenge: May 2012

Happy Tuesday to you all. So I am beginning to make progress with this challenge. I took some time out yesterday to come up with ideas. One thing I saw on the contest rules is that you can refashion existing garments as long as a sewing machine/hand sewing is involved. This seems to be right up my ally. I love turning ugly, used, worn out things into something beautiful.

I have this dress that I got from the Goodwill for $6.75. It's ok looking but it doesn't have the most flattering look on my body type. So for my challenge I will cut it up and turn that dress into a very trendy skirt. I'm super excited. So stay tuned to follow my journey. Until next time

Monday, May 7, 2012

Garment Sewing Challenge

Garment Sewing Challenge: May 2012

Happy Monday everyone. So I am super excited. I have great news. Well let's hope it's great news and not potential suicide. hahaha. But I decided to join this contest. It's called "Garment Sewing Challenge." Participants have to make one garment that they would be PROUD to wear in public then viewers/the public will vote on it. I'm super excited about it but nervous at the same time. I do think that I am creative enough to do this and I think it'll be a great way to further advertise my blog. Regardless I will be very proud of whatever I sew and I will blog about my progress every step of the way. Until next time :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Padded Fabric Letters

Hello hello hello!!! Happy Sunday :) I hope everyone had time to do at least one project this weekend!!! I have a Flea market event i'm doing next weekend so I've been busy busy busy. Today's project was a padded fabric letter. It was my first time ever attempting this. I'm very proud of the outcome but I do see areas where I can improve. Until next time..take care guys

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Decorative Wallplate

Happy Saturday to you all. I hope everyone had a well rested weekend thus far. My DIY project for this weekend was a Decorative Wallplate. I was going to do a step by step tutorial but it's pretty much the same steps as the Coaster Tutorial. The only difference is instead of ceramic tile, I used a Wallplate. It's super easy to do & super cute. If you attempt this DIY, post pics on here. I'd love to see it..take care guys..