July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday- Restyled Folding Chairs

Throwback Thursday is just like the name says- a post where I feature I project I did in the past so that it doesn't get lost in the archives.

For today's Throwback Thursday post I wanted to share my most popular and most pinned project! These restyled folding chairs are everyone's favorites! I have to agree that they're pretty awesome!

You can get the tutorial here.

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July 29, 2015

DIY Painted Wooden Crate + Milk Paint Product Review

Hey guys! Today I'm reviewing some Milk Paint that I received via Cut Out + Keep as one of their "Craft Test Sidekicks". If you hop over to the Cut Out + Keep site, you'll find 5 fun projects using the Milk Paint.

I used Milk Paint by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc. to paint this unfinished wooden crate I got from the store. It's prefect for holding some of my craft supplies.

I really like the finished look and texture of the milk paint. I wish it had been a little bit easier to stir as it took some time to get it all mixed up.

Supplies: Milk Paint in Salem Red and Snow White, 1 pint each, Wooden Crate, Foam Brush, Stir Stick, Empty Container.

Start by opening up your packet of milk paint powder and placing it in an empty container- I actually used an empty coolwhip bowl.

Sand your wooden crate and make sure it's clean and smooth.

Follow the directions included with your milk paint for mixing it up. I mixed Salem red and Snow white in about a 50/50 ratio.

Use a foam brush to apply the paint. Depending on how well you stirred the paint, it may be a little streaky- but I actually like the look of it.

Let your paint dry.

I mixed up the rest of the snow white milk paint and used it to embellish my crate. I added a little "label" on the front end so that I can write on it if I want to.

I painted some strips and chevrons along the side panels for a fun look.

Here are my final thoughts on this paint-

It's a really neat paint, that's organic and very eco friendly. Although it's meant to be for restoring original Colonial furniture or making reproductions, it's also good for craft projects!

I has sort of a rough finished texture to it, which I actually like.

What I didn't like was having to stir it myself. I mean, I do get that's it's organic with no preservatives so you kinda have to stir it up yourself. But It took quite a bit of stirring to make sure all of the powder was dissolved.

Overall, it was a pretty neat paint.

Have you used Milk Paint before?

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July 28, 2015

Signs you might be a blogger:

You compose photos thinking about how good the lighting is and how they'll look on your blog.

You stalk the Instagrams of your "blogspirations". Those bloggers whom you love and want to be friends with.

You know the names of those "blogspirations" dogs, family, etc. Basically you stalk them.

You spend hours typing up posts.

You can be found at the local hipster coffee, with your laptop & your skinny Caramel cappuccino with soy milk.

You can be found reading books titled something along the lines of "BLOG DIY" "How to write great blog content".

When you're doing something, you think about the details and how you would write about it in a blog post.

You know that you'll be going out of town, so you start thinking about who you might be able to get to guest blog for you.

You want to redesign your blog.

Even if you just redesigned it a month ago.

You use hashtags to find other bloggers like yourself.

And hoping that you might get new friends/fans that found you via that hashtag.

You are stuck at the airport, so you use up the data and battery on your phone reading blogs.

Or searching pinterest for "ways to grow your blog" and other blog tips.

Or typing up blog post ideas.

You bought your own URL becasue you were tired of saying "dot blogspot dot com".

You brainstorm blog posts more than you think about what you are cooking for dinner.

You type up list posts like this.

-I based these off of what I do-

Do any of these describe you?

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July 27, 2015

Make it Monday

It's been a while since I've published a Make it Monday post, I know. I had put them on hold for the Summer while the Make Things! craft challenge was going on, but they're back! :)

I found a lot of fun tutorial out on the web to share today:

Make Fruit Slice Balloons using this DIY.

Create these Recycled Calendar Coasters using this tutorial.

Make a Recycled Magazine Paper Necklace using this DIY.

Create these cool Trinket Dishes using this tutorial.

Create these awesome Photo Notepads with this DIY.

Create Hidden Storage that looks like Books (love this!) using this tutorial.

What fun things do you have planned for the week?

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July 25, 2015

Make Things! Week 8 Winner + Grand Prize!

I cannot believe the challenge is already over! This has been so much fun for me and I hope you guys have been enjoying it as well! I loved seeing all of the fabulous entries that you guys made.

Today I am announcing the winner the last week as well as the grand prize winner. Only 1 person successfully entered all of the challenges so she is automatically the grand prize winner. Huge congrats!

#1- Creatief!
congratulations! I will be emailing you to get you hooked up with your prizes.

I want to thank Hazel and Ruby for sponsoring this week!  I love their paper rolls and 'DIY Decor Tape, not to mention their Stencil-Masks! They are also launching a brand new line of "Crafternoon" craft kits which are amazing. Seriously, if you haven't yet, stop by their blog!

Thanks again everyone for entering, it means so much to see your projects inspired by my challenges!

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July 24, 2015

Christmas in July- 6 Stylish Christmas Crafts

Guys! There are only 5 months until Christmas! And yes, I'm counting! I'm currently hanging out in Arizona and it is HOT. So, can you really blame me for counting down the days to cooler weather and to the most magical time of the year? Yeah, I thought not. ;)

If you're counting down the days like me, here are 6 fun, stylish, Christmas themed crafts to inspire you!

Do you plan ahead for Christmas or are you more of a last minute person?

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