Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blogging Break

Taking a week off from blogging while I enjoy Spring Break with my family.

Have a great week, everybody!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Modge Podge with Napkins??


While scouring everywhere looking for fabric with the perfect color of blue and green, I spotted some napkins at Target that made me happy! I already had these shades that I had hot-glued rose petals to many years ago. I removed the petals and got to work.

I had no idea if the napkins would work, but for $2.99 for a pack of napkins, I didn't have much to lose.

I cut out my pattern.

Then my six year old and I Mod-Podged the shades.

I added some ribbon with a glue gun.
And Voila!

The room is still in progress, but I'll show you some "completed" projects in a few days (I hope!).

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

You're Gonna Love This!

My $30.00 upholstered headboard!! Super EZ and super cheap and I think it looks awesome!Yesterday I decided that I wanted to upholster a headboard. But I never made it Lowe's before school was out, and I hated to take the kids to Lowe's with me because it was such a gorgeous day for them to play outside. I was hoping that I could find a leftover piece of plywood in the basement or in my husband's shed. I couldn't find a piece of plywood, but I found something better! I had a half sheet of insulation board left over from this project. I wondered if it would work as a headboard, then decided just to dive in head first.
I measured the board and measured the bed and decided that I had just enough board to make it work.

The great thing about insulation board is that you can cut it easily with a utility knife or other razor blade. I wrapped the insulation board in batting (which I duck taped to the back of the board!). Then I wrapped it in the fabric (which is actually a shower curtain from Target for $9.99). (By the way, a sheet of insulation board, which is 4' x 9', is about $7.00). My staple gun quit working about a third of the way into the project. I think this was divine intervention because the insulation board really isn't dense enough to held the staples in place very well. No worries...I plugged in the low temp glue gun and went to work.

Don't let that curve intimidate you! I used the top of a hat box to make a circular mark on the top corners of the board.

After I taped and glued the batting and fabric in place, I used a ruler to draw a thin pencil line around the border of the "headboard". I carefully inserted silver upholstery tacks into the board, following along the pencil line. By the way, the tacks were from Wal-mart. They were 97 cents for a pack of 30 and I think I used 5 packs.

The total time spent on this project was under three hours. Probably under two.

Oh Happy Day!
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By the way, this is my "soon to be 10 years old" daughter's bedroom. She REALLY likes her new headboard!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just a little bit longer...

Just wanted to touch base and let you know that I haven't forgotten about my crafty friends out there! I am busy and I can't wait to show you what I've been up to. I have several projects that are all about 90% complete. So just give me a little longer and as soon as I complete one of them (which will hopefully be tomorrow!), I'll be posting some fun stuff.

Here's what I'm working on:
a headboard for AA (you are gonna love this!)
chandelier shades for KitKat's rooms
Euro shams for KK's room
kid's kitchen re-do
cool mirror (x2!)

Can't wait to finish up and show you my stuff!

See you soon!