Wednesday, February 4, 2015

In the Middle of Multiple Projects: Here are the Befores

I have seemed to start about 4 projects over the past week, we have also gotten about 4 feet of snow over the last week. This probably has some correlation. Unfortunately, I have not finished any of these projects to post. So, instead of going quiet till I finish these projects I thought I would share my before shots.


Living Room Window Makeover



Dining Room Window Makeover



Ikea Coffee Table into Ottoman


Kitchen Cafe Curtains




It is really time to get rid of the temporary paper shades that I intended to only last a month or two and have been there now for almost 6 years.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pinterest Fail: Football Garland

Stuck inside during a blizzard yesterday, I thought I would try to create one of those football garlands I've seen all over Pinterest for the Superbowl. I enlisted the help of my 3 year old who loves using glue sticks to create crafts, we had a fun time put the footballs together, but it did not turn out quite as we planned.

I created the garland from brown and white construction paper, glue sticks, scissors and a stapler. The concept seemed easy, but turned into a Pinterest Fail.


I cut out all the pieces ahead of time, so that my 3 year old would not get impatient.


We ended up with a bunch of sticks of football like strips of paper.


Then I stapled them together to create the garland.


I do not think that it really looks like football. I think that I should have made the strips a little longer and thinner. Has anyone else attempted to make one of these before? Please share your experience in the comments.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Superbowl Decoration on a Budget

I had every intention of posting another fun new DIY project this morning. Unfortunately, we were snowed in on Saturday and I could not get out to gather the supplies that I needed. Instead, I'll be going today to get the supplies and hopefully have a new project to share with all of you on Wednesday.

In place of the new project I thought I would re-post my Superbowl post from last year. Enjoy...


I love decorating our house for holidays and special events, such as the Superbowl. Decorating can be costly, so before I go out and purchase decorating supplies I try to find items around my house that I can make into decorations.

The Superbowl is this Sunday night, I decided to dress up my table with uprights and a football field. I saw a few different versions of this on Pinterest, then I started looking at what I had that would create this look.

Here is what I used:

Football Field
-A piece of green fabric that I had
-White Post-it tape (this was the only thing I had to buy)

Uprights
-Dixie Cups
-Straws
-Tape

Result:




I think is will look even better on Sunday with lots of yummy food!