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zoe’s chalkboard table

24 Feb

So I’ve been really bad about blogging…
but heres a little project I did over the weekend.

I picked up the Latt table and chairs from Ikea, seriously it’s $20… you can’t beat that.

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Cute but pretty boring.

After seeing the idea on Pinterest I decided to turn it into a chalkboard table. Here’s what I used.

Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint
Rustoleum Lacquer Spray paint in white
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Gold
Triangle Stencil found at Michaels

I was originally going to use gold spray paint but I found the craft paint was easier to work with since I wouldn’t have to mask much. Love Martha Stewart gold! I could use this everywhere.

The possibilities are endless with this set, it’s so inexpensive that you can really make it completely custom for your little one.

BTW the table & chairs are majority bare wood so you’ll need to sand and prime.

Anyway, after about a week of working on it during nap times I ended up with this.

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If I could dip everything in gold I think I would.

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I’m pretty much obsessed with how it turned out.

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The busy (zo)bee working on her latest masterpiece : )

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white antlers

23 Dec

Well, Christmas is right around the corner and to keep us all in the spirit I hung some frosty antlers up…I hope Santa will be proud.

You remember the ones I got from the antique faire.

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I spray painted them a glossy white and mounted them onto a wood plaque that I found on eBay.

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I decided to hang them above the TV to elongate the space, plus I really like how eye catching they are when you walk into the room.

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Isn’t the living room coming along nicely. It’s one of my favorite places in the house.

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Happy Holidays!

DIY Sunburst Mirror

26 Sep

One of the many reasons I love Pinterest is finding new DIY projects to tackle. Like this one from Centsational Girl.

Yes, I’m one of the many bloggers DIYing sunburst mirrors. I’m sorry but these are just too much fun to make and not to mention uber cheap.

My husband being a painter I thought it would be most fitting to use paint sticks. Plus I had the added bonus of getting the paint sticks for free. Oh the perks!

What I used:

16 – 5 gallon paint sticks
16 – 1 gallon paint sticks
7″ craft mirror
7″ wood embroidery hoop
11″ square piece of wood
Hot glue gun
Metallic Craft paint
 

I pretty much followed Centsational Girl’s directions, except doing it a little out of order cause that’s how I roll!

First I did a mock up, just laid it all out!

This is before I trimmed them all, but at least it gave me an idea on how many to paint.

Then I painted all my sticks and embroidery hoop (2 coats), I chose two gold metallic colors.

I spent a couple hours painting on Sunday and I have to say it was pretty relaxing.

The next day, the husband cut the sticks using a chop saw, unfortunately this part was a little out of my league.

I chose to vary the lengths at 9″ and 12″. We also ended up trimming the sides of the square too, because it seemed to show through when I did  my mock up.

Now that everything was painted and cut it was time to start the fun part.

I haven’t used a glue gun since I was probably 10 and wow am I hooked again. Glue guns are bad ass.

So with my trusty glue gun I glued the 7″ mirror to the square wood piece and then glued my embroidery hoop over the mirror.

Once that was set I just started gluing the paint sticks around the mirror. I have to admit there was a little cursing and grunts trying to get the sticks evenly spaced but after some help from the husband I was able to get into the groove of things.

So for less than $20.00 I got this gorgeous sunburst mirror. Can’t beat that!

For my first sunburst mirror I thought it came out pretty good. I’m loving the metallic paint against the wood grain.

So what do you think?

Have you made a sunburst mirror before or do you plan to?

Stencil Wall Approved!

16 Sep

Happy Friday!!

I’m very excited about this post and even more excited to get started on this project.

Last night I slowly asked Ryan if I could stencil the hallway, concerned he would firmly say NO, considering the plaster he did on the walls took some time and labor. To my surprise he said Sure, I was of course screaming with joy inside.

I’ve always wanted to stencil a wall and planned to get started in the nursery once the babe was on his/her way.

Well since that hasn’t happened yet, I thought the hallway would be the perfect space to start up some practice.

Here’s what the hallway looks like now, in case you forgot.

It’s actually really small so I’m hoping this will be a good gradient for me. The only hard part might be the four doorways and wall heater, yeah didn’t think about those.

My first thought on the design was this gorgeous number at Beach Bungalow 8

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Love me some imperial trellis. But sadly after much research online, it looked as though I’d be pulling my hair out as opposed to jumping for joy while doing this pattern. BTW the above is actually wallpaper, and it’s $200 a roll! so I only wish.

Here are some other patterns I like

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This one came out so good! by Vintage Revivals, love the paint colors she chose as well.

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This one came out super pretty too over at IHeart Organizing

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Anyway…looks like I have some decision making to do. I definitely know I want the colors to be white and dark gray, so at least that steps done.

Do you have any favorites?

Have you thought about stenciling a wall in your home?

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