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.
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.
Here's another project I made using my jigsaw. I followed all the same steps as I did on my previous post, Love Sign.
The only thing different I did with these letters was add some scrapbook paper. Oh the possibilities!
This was my first project using my jigsaw. I'm happy to report it was much easier than I thought. JD bought me a little jigsaw from WM for about $20.00. The key for success in working with a jigsaw is using the correct blade. If you want to cut out letters or shapes, make sure you use a wood cutting blade that is used for scrolling or has a larger TPI.
Here's an assortment pack I bought at WM that has several different sizes. The blades on the left are for wood and the blades on the right are for metal. As you can tell I haven't used the metal blades yet, but I will soon and report on my experience. So, for the wood letters I used the 10 TPI blade and it worked wonderfully. I found a font I like and printed it out on my computer. Then I cut the letters out and traced onto a scrap piece of MDF I had in my wood stash. Before cutting make sure you have your wood clamped down to a saw horse so you have a nice tight area to cut. Next cut out the letters. I watched a few YouTube videos on how to use a jigsaw before starting. Once the letters are cut out sand and paint. Finally, I glued the letters onto a scrap 1x6. I had so much fun with this project and will be showing more that I've done with my jigsaw. I'm so excited to know that now I can cut out any letters from wood and have no need to purchase pre-cut letters at the craft store. SCORE!
I love all the button crafts I've seen all over Pinterest. I wanted to use some white buttons for Valentine's Day and finally decided on using them in the shape of a heart. I got the frame at a thrift store for $.50 all it needed was a fresh coat of red spray paint. Next I hot glued some buttons, added vinyl wording "adore", and finally a white ribbon. Easy but perfect for my Valentine decor.