My husband and I moved into our first house last June and it's a Foreclosure. Fortunately, a lot of the typical issues you'd find in a foreclosure had already been addressed. However, our master bath wasn't touched. One of the issues remaining is an old, less-than-builder-grade faucet on one sink...with a faucet on the second sink that matches the faucets in the other two bathrooms in the house. Yup. It's odd. So I've been faucet hunting...want to see what I found?
You don't have to break the bank in order to do an effective update to things like your lighting. This past weekend I took around $20 and 10 minutes to change our dull, partially broken master bath light fixture, replaced the bulbs and globes, and just like that--new life and beauty in our bathroom!
I co-host a link party called Twirl & Take a Bow each Tuesday. There is so much talent shared each week, and we always feature some of our favorites, but starting today…and every coming Friday assuming I don’t forget or run off to some island without wi-fi…I’m going to be doing a roundup from a specific category with the posts that fit that week’s niche. What I choose to feature will really depend on what everyone links up in any given week. For this very first week I am featuring 10 Furniture Makeovers and Creations.
I had a hard time deciding on what niche I wanted to pick first. Everyone links up such great creative projects and recipes! I almost went with desserts, but decided that the furniture would be less fattening. (Sticks to the eyes, not the thighs!)
(Links to all projects are on the website.)
It's Spring time, whether the weather likes it or not! Bring it on in bright and cheery style with this Colorful Spring Chipboard Button Wreath! It only takes a handful of supplies, and is easy to make, as long as you've got the patience (and the ability to handle some minor glue-gun burns...)
Looking for some new lighting for your home, or just love design and decor? Take a look at this week's Friday Favorites: Indoor Pendant Lighting. All items can be found online.
This is a rustic-chic wedding sign that I painted and was hung at my best friend's wedding ceremony. I do not own a cutting machine of any kind, so everything was done without a true stencil. The steps I took can be used for any similar project, whether or not it's wedding related. I made a print-out of the words in the font that I wanted, attached it to the board with painter's tape, and painstakingly outlined each and every letter by hand, putting pressure on the paper in order to make an indention in the wood. I then literally painted it all by hand. The sign was perfect, if I do say so myself!
I did a craft show recently and my display was made primarily of home and kitchen items. I used a small colander, a wine rack, a decorative glass, and a few other random items to display necklaces, rings, and bracelets.
I typically make rings with buttons, but my boss's wife gave me a large amount that included a shank on the back. And a lot of them were designer brands! Instead of letting them go to waste, I decided to make a charm-like bracelet with them.
I used a chain/charm bracelet (7.5 inches long, I believe) and slipped a jump ring through the shank on each button, then through a link on the chain. I used pliers to close the rings, then moved onto the next link. What I ended up with was a black, white, and silver collection of designer buttons that probably costs more than most of my wardrobe! Warning - don't try this if you don't have fairly nimble fingers!
What else can be attached to a charm bracelet? I'm always looking for ideas!