> I have been trying to collect old mason jars for a while now – i can think of a ton of things to do with them – too many in fact! So why i am just barely getting around to using them now? Who knows! But i have had this idea in the back of my little head for a while now and now that i refinished my coffee table (will be posting that soon) i thought it is as good as time as any to put them to use :) And i love when an idea turns out just as i had imagined. These are three of the blue mason jars that i have been able to find. Two of them came from goodwill for .50 each and the middle one i just got a couple of days ago from a house that my dad and brother were [...]
> Well, its that time again, time for my monthly guest post over at Remodelaholic! Go and check out how i transformed this little dresser with just a few easy steps – i love the way it turned out. I was going to sell it but its just too cute :) It involved a little paint, a little distressing and a cute little birdie surprise!
> I know, i have been a bad, bad blogger. Its been over a week with no post, not that i am not busy, just haven’t even been thinking about turning on the computer – i have about a gazillion emails to reply too, so if you are waiting for a reply i will get to you soon :) So the reason for my bad blogerness (yup that’s now a word) is that my husband came home from Iraq on thursday, he has been gone since July 09’ – so we are just kind of hanging out, working on the yard and doing some small projects here and there. See this is him!!! He was the first one out of formation running to see the kids, and me of course :) I have made a few changes to the laundry room since this post, so i will be back tomorrow [...]
> I have had a serious love for white slip-covers for some time now…why i didn’t buy couches that were already slip covered 3 years ago when i bought these? don’t know… But about a year 1/2 after we bought the couches the back cushions were starting to separate from the couch – these couches were not cheap. Also about that same time i changed the paint colors in my family room/kitchen. The couches still matched ok but they were crying out “cover me Sausha, cover me!!!” So i bought the fabric a year 1/2 ago and it sat there – all this time… At first i was super pumped and ready to go, then i got intimidated – then i got busy with other stuff. So in January my brother started the sofa for me (he used to re-upholster furniture), then he got busy and wasn’t able to finish [...]
> My sis-in-law told me a couple days ago about these cute little white ceramic cookie jars @ Costco. White and ceramic?? I must go and check them out. Glad i did because they were super cute, and super cheap. All 3 for $25. Did i need them?…no…did i want them?…yes…did i buy them?…of course :) I had no idea what to do with them, but then i had a “moment” at work and thought that they could be super cute as new utensil holders. Should i admit that i am not always thinking of work when i am @ work – shhhhh, don’t tell ;) Jars… Old holder…which i still love, i love the texture/naturalness of it Now…all lined up? Nah…i like it better a little messed up :) What do you think? The old one or the new ones? I like both
> I am sporadic on my postings – I am sorry :) Its not that i am not busy – it just hasn’t been the fun stuff that you guys all want to see, unless you want to see scrubbing cabinet doors, mopboards and organizing drawers? I have started on a couple of small projects though – that hopefully i can show you in the next couple of days. Until then, i have had quite a few questions on one part of my mirror molding that i just posted about. People are asking about how the side of the mirror looks. Whether i overlapped my molding to cover the edge of the mirror – or how i dealt with that. All i did was line up my molding even with the mirror – then painted the edge of the molding black to match the mirror. So now when you look [...]
> Finally! This mirror has been done for a little bit but i have just had too much going on to write this post (or any post!), but here it is… First i have to tell you that this my third mirror and my last, yeah!!! And all 3 have been done different ways. I just went with a different style in each room and just made it up as i went along – that’s how i do things :) For this mirror, i had a little challenge. You can see in the 1st pic that for some reason the builder put a plug-in – in the mirror! Why?! I have no idea why they couldn’t move it over a foot – but instead i had this lovely mirrored, beveled, 80’s looking plug cover plate right smack in the bottom corner of my mirror. I knew that the plug in [...]
> Back in March i was asked by Cassity to be a monthly contributor on her very sweet blog, you may have heard of it Remodelaholic? Of course you have heard of it! She has a very popular blog and so when she asked little ol’ me to contribute i started to cry – for reals! My blog was so new and this is so huge! So of course i said yes and my first post is being published today, so go over and check it out! I totally feel like a blog star :)
> A couple of weeks ago Lisa emailed me some questions about some tips on framing mirrors. Well, she got hers all done and sent me the before’s and afters. Lisa doesn’t have a blog so i will show them off for her here! (the pics were emailed so getting them to resize wasn’t happening for me, i know nothing about computers, so they are a little fuzzy? – sorry about that) And then she busted out another one! I love what a little molding can do – so much better! I love how the mirrors look defined instead of just floating away! Thanks Lisa for letting me post these :) And, i just finished my last mirror so i will have the tutorial up in just a couple of days – for sure!!!
> Not exactly sure what to call my “little-dresser-turned-entry-way-table-thing” I bought it a while ago @ goodwill for about $35. It was pretty cute as it was (almost as is – just a coat of paint) but i thought for my entry way i didn’t want it to look like a dresser. So i chopped the bottom drawer off with just a hand saw, moved the bottom piece of molding up and then added some old table legs that were also cut down. Repainted the whole thing and added some new handles. Sorry not the best before pic, i forgot to take a “true” before and this was from a cell phone. You should know that the top and sides were laminate and you can totally paint laminate – i know a lot of people that are skeered – DONT BE!!! Normally i don’t sand anything before i [...]