Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall!

Yeah yeah...I know I'm a little late on the whole celebrate fall thing.  Whatevs!


I love this time of year!  The colors, the scents, apples, pumpkins, FOOTBALL!

What do you love most about fall?

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Pails


Hey guys!

Yesterday I ran into Michael's to get a birthday gift for my cousin's daughter.  They had the most adorable "beach pails" in Halloween colors.  They were 99 cents!  My mind immediately started seeing the possibilities!  So I picked up two orange pails.

I printed out little Kaitlyn's name with a cute little ghost in white vinyl.  I did one for her baby brother too, as we were celebrating his baptism also.

Here's little Connor's pail.


I put their gifts in the pail instead of using a gift bag...


I think I'll be going back for two more for my niece and nephew!



Painted Treasures


Hey guys!  How have you been?  Did you have a great summer?

I can't believe summer is officially over!  Yikes!  Where has this year gone?

I guess I took sort of an unplanned hiatus from blogging.  I'll explain more later, but for now I'm back with a new obsession!

My best friend and I recently decided to try our hands at painting furniture. 
 

We've been scouring yard sales, thrift shops, and even roadsides for furniture that needed a little love.  It's so much fun bringing new life to someone else's tossed aside treasures!

I wanted to show you this child's booster chair that I found at a local thrift shop.  

This is the before...


I painted the chair a pale sage green DIY chalk paint.


  Then I applied a vinyl stencil that I made with my Silhouette.  I painted the stencil on with a soft white acrylic paint.


  Once everything was dry, I sanded the chair with 100 grit sand paper.  I applied some finishing wax to protect the paint.


Here's the after...


I love it!  What do you think?