Friday, February 26, 2016

Board and Batten in the Bathroom

Well I haven't posted anything FOREVER, but I must admit I've had a good excuse, really. . .

These little cuties take up most of my time.  The rest of the time I'm busy doing everything else.  So finding a few spare moments for fun projects doesn't come that often.  Before my baby girl came along though I was determined to update the kids' bathroom.  Here are a couple before shots.

This second picture is the wall behind the door.  I had done a faux finish with a plastic grocery sack. But I was getting a little tired of the look and decided I want to try my hand at installing board and batten and some hooks for the kids' towels.

I went to home depot and bought the primed MDF boards.  I had Home Depot cut the wood for me.  I painted the wall white, then installed the boards with finishing nails - by hand I might add.  It was such a pain, but it turned out just as I had envisioned.  I caulked and sanded all the holes, then gave it a couple coats of white paint.  I left the existing baseboards and simply added a 1x2 along the bottom so I would have a straight edge.  You can see it in this photo. 

Here you can see a close up of the hooks, which I bought at Walmart.  Now the towels don't end up on the floor anymore.

On the top, I added the same 1x2 board, to make a small ledge.  I just love how it turned out.  It really brightened up the room too.

This was a beginner project for me and I think I did pretty good.  More bathroom updates to come.  

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Frame

Happy Halloween!!  We'll it's been a few months since I've posted anything so I wanted to share an easy project today in celebration of Halloween.


Grab a frame from Michael's for a buck! Paint the edges black.

Add some cute scrapbook paper with Mod Podge or wood glue.

Find a cute embellishment like these cupcake picks I found at Walmart last year.  Add some ribbon and a little border to your cute frame then you're done.

Now I have a frame to display these cuties.

Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photo Pedestal

I've seen many versions of these photo displays floating around blog land.  But I finally got around to making my own.  I bought a 2x8 at Home Depot and had it cut into 7 inch pieces.  I also picked up the clip, small candlestick, round wood piece, finials and paper flowers at Hobby Lobby.  I gave them all a coat of Dark Walnut stain.

Then I just hot glued all the pieces together with a high temp glue gun.

I made a ton of these.  I think they would be perfect for a birthday or Christmas gift as well.  You can display a photo, recipe, saying, or reminder card, lots of uses.

This is a printable I found on someone's blog.  I love this saying.  I don't recall where I got this printable from.  Sorry I can't share the source.  If I find it, I'll be sure to update this post.

Linking up:

Laura's Crafty Life

Under the Table and Dreaming

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

USA Glitter Letters

Here is a simple craft project I made last month.  Grab some letters from JoAnn's.

Paint them red, white and blue of course.

Then get some Mod Podge and glitter.

Add a thin layer of Mod Podge and then add the glitter.

Now you have some festive letters to help celebrate 4th of July!!

I just love how they turned out.