Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The .94 cent Boot Filler

Turn a $1.88 pool noodle into two pairs of boot fillers.  I bought an $1.88 pool noodle, cut in into four pieces and made two pairs of boot fillers.  The noodle cut easily with a sharp knife.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stenciled Ceiling Updated

I realized that I did not have a link with the finished pictures of the stenciled ceiling bathroom to go with the "how to" post.  I just hung a few more pictures last month so thought it would be a good time to post an update.

Mirror from Horchow
Found this "awesomely" perfect shadow box art at Home Goods

Sunday, June 16, 2013

30 Minutes or Less Baby Blanket

What you need:

1 yard of Minkey
1 and 1/4 yards of fleece

The hardest part of the while project was to cut a circle. Start by cutting the Minkey, get a string and make your own protractor, I folded the fabric in half and was able to cut the full circle. 

Once you have the Minkey cut, then use it as a template for the fleece, this way it will be sure to match up.

Once you have two circles, put them aside and work on your baseball stripes.  I just cut a free had gentle curve in the extra fleece (that's why you need about a 1/4 yard more).  Once you get one the way you like it, use it as a template to cut the other side.

Lay out your stripes with both curves facing in.  This part needs to be pinned to keep in place while you sew.  After pinning lay it out on the floor to see if they line up, it may not be prefect but it still works!

I used red thread to sew along both of the edges on either side of the strips.  There not going anywhere now!

Last step is now to line up both fronts, so the striped Minkey is facing in.  Most fleece does not have a wrong or right side.    Sew around the edges.  Leave about a 3 in gap at the bottom so you can turn the fabric right side out.

Once you turn the fabric inside out, had stitch up the last few inches and your done!

Quick, easy and super cute!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kitchen Makeover -Phase 2

The kitchen is starting to come together, the bulk of the work is done but we do have a pretty long punch list to finish up the kitchen.

Remember the before....

Here is the next stage...
We used the Rustoleum Transformation Kit, now if I had it to do again I would do things differently, the cabinets took 4 coats to cover.  If I was painting them a darker color I think it would of been better, but the white was over the dark cabinets took a long time to cover.
If I was going to paint dark cabinets again, I would use spray paint,  I would start with a primer and then paint with an high gloss white, and finish with a clear coat.  That way there would be no bush strokes.  it would take a little longer to prep, as you would need to tape off the walls similar to if it was being sprayed professionally.  However you would make up the time on the doors.
And here is where we are at today...
Costs for the Kitchen:
2 - 100 square feet Rustoleum Kits - $90.00
13 - 2 Packs of Ikea Faglavik Knobs -$66.00
5 - 2 Packs of Fagleboda Handles -$ 42.00
2 - Gallon of Paint - $60.00
2- Wood Brackets -$16.00
Backsplash Marble - $165.00
Thin Set for the Backsplash - $25.00
Plywood for side panel of fridge - $28.00
Total: $492.00
*the refrigerator was not included in the $500.00 makeover, however it was a total steal, we went to the Sears Outlet and got a built in Kitchen Aid for over $5,000 off the retail price