I just saw this beautiful video made by the International Down Syndrom Coalition for Life celebrating the life of those with Down Syndrome. I cried with reminiscent tears remembering the difficulty I had when I first realized that my sweet Miriam had Down Syndrome. I love this video and will soon be sharing the message that I would tell myself back to those first days she was born.
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I had a lot of fun with this next project for St. Patrick's Day. I was inspired to create a sign from recycled pallets after seeing this blog post from jaimescott.blogspot.com. I had a "L" in my craft stash that I had previously purchased or otherwise I would have cut out one myself with my jigsaw.
I made the background with four pieces of pallet wood screwed together in the back then spray painted green. I had some little pieces of molding from another project that I cut for the frame and spray painted gold. I painted the green "L" and cut out a bunch of "L" words with my Silhouette including "leprechaun" and "lucky" for St. Patrick's Day.
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For the last 10+ years I've had my kitchen decorated in apples. The last year or so I've been wanting to move from the apple decor into something different. One of my favorite kitchen decor items was this apple tree that sat on my kitchen table as a centerpiece for years. I realized how pathetic is was starting to look since it's been in the grasp of all my kiddos - torn off leaves and apples. I was just going to send it to DI, but the thrifty me saw the potential underneath the dilapidated apple exterior! I pulled off all the apples and leaves and was left with a very reusable foam cone base. After much contemplation I decided to use these smooth rocks I found at the $ store as well as some moss.
After tearing and pulling all the existing exterior from the base I simple used a hot glue gun and got to work. As you can tell from the picture I laid the stones and then made sure I put moss in between. It was rather simple, but took a little time.
I am so proud of the end result. Everytime I pass it in my living room I smile with thrifty pride knowing that I gave second life to my little tree.
I bought this little table at DI for $8 and it was my first official redo project. My husband bought me an electric sander so I was excited to start on something. I bought this little table because it was sturdy and made of solid wood. It came with both drawers although I knew I was only going to use one of them and put a basket where the bottom one was. Here's a good before and after:
I started by sanding down the entire piece. Then after cleaning off all the sawdust I adhered some beadboard wallpaper from HD onto the the sides to add a little something extra. Then I primed the entire piece then painted it with a can of oops paint from HD.
After it was painted I distressed the entire surface with sandpaper then wiped on some Dark Walnut Stain. I proteted the surface with two coats of polyurethane since we have lots of little kiddos and I wanted it to be protected.
I found the little basket at Ross to fit in the hole. I store diapers and baby wipes in the basket for easy access during the day. My hubby bought the knobs at WM and I just love how it all came together. I love the end result, what do you think?
I bought a pack of burner covers at the $ store after reading about the projects made over at Brassy Apple. I love this simple, inexpensive project and all the possibilities for cheap seasonal decor. Here's my take on an easy St. Patty's Day sign.
The steps were simple - spray paint and adhere a vinyl circle and some "no pinching zone" lettering. Easy peasy!
This wreath was easy and rather quick to make. The wreath form was wrapped in torn pieces of canvas. I made various flowers from tutorials I've seen online. Add a few buttons, a little moss, a ribbon and you're done!
This little wreath makes me smile everytime we come home through the front door. I love making wreaths and this one will make a nice addition to my growing St. Patrick's Day decor.