Sunday, January 27, 2013

School Desk Makeover

Hello, everyone!

Schools in Session around my house.
My daughter, Mattie, kept telling me she wanted a chair with a table attached together and I had no idea what she was talking about.  I thought maybe a vanity, so I went online and did a search for vanity's and she said "no, mom.  I want it together.  You know what I'm talking about".  I actually didn't have a clue.  Well, after a few hours a school desk came to my mind.  So, again I'm back on the internet for pictures and I said, "Is this what you want?" and she just started screaming "yes, mom. yes, mom.  I told you mom, you knew what I was talking about".  Finally, after many long hours, I knew what she was talking about.  I still have no clue where this idea of hers came from.  She must have seen it on a cartoon because at her brothers school they all have tables and chairs.

I then went on Craigslist and I searched for a school desk---yeah, yeah, yeah... I found one.

It was not in the best of shape, so I cleaned it well and painted it pink.  I also placed some stickers with her name and some other decorations on the back of the school desk.  I used stickers since I did not want to paint over the wood.

Here's why my 5 year old is so happy...

It was a very simple and easy project that made my daughter so very happy.
I'm sorry for no before picture, but she was in such a hurry.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Valentine's Mantle

The love is in the air at our house.  Here is the Mantel and some other random Valentine's decorations scattered around my house.
First up is the Mantel:

I went to Michael's and bought the wood letters for the Love sign.  I was going to paint the letters, but I decided to mod podge Valentine tissue paper to them instead.  I attached the letters to some scrap wood that I painted red.

I also wanted another heart over on the right side which I didn't have, so I cut a heart from scarp booking paper and mod podged the same tissue paper to that, as well. 

The candles just have some Valentine's ribbon taped to them for some added color.

Here is my little entry way table decorated for V-day:

Last year I made this heart wreath from these really pretty roses I found at the Dollar Tree and I bought the heart grapevine wreath at Micheal's.  I also made me some love letters for the table (well, I can dream they are real, can't I?).

This wreath I made last year and it's hanging on my front door again.  I just love how it turned out.

These are above my entertainment center.  I love to decorate this area as well in our family room.  I found the Valentine subway art online and I had this plate so I decided to wrap some ribbon around it with hearts.  The Love letters and the felt banner are from Target this year.  I also made the rose ball from streamers after I saw it posted on Pinterest.  Here's the link if interested:  (

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Mantle

My Christmas Mantle!  I am finally done (it least I think).  I have played and played with the mantle now for a couple of weeks.  For some reason, I was never satisfied with the ones prior.  I swear... I was panicking. Finally, here it is:

For my garland, I hung snowflake ornaments for some added dimension (I see in my picture my one snowflake is crooked..I'm going to go fix it).  I also added berries, burlap, bird houses, and Cardinal bird ornaments to the garland. 
 I did not have another garland on hand, so I decided to reuse a Christmas tree I was not using for the greenery.  I just poked the metal sticks in and was quite amazed on how it looked and how easy it was to work with.

My BELIEVE sign was an attached word, but I took it apart because it was so tiny and short.  So, I decided to put burlap on a piece of scrap wood and hot glue the letters and the holly's to the upper corners of the sign to give it the added height I needed and to spread the words out more.  

I thought Mr. Santa needed some red, so I added some berries to him, as well, as the garland.  

I added Christmas greenery, berries, and lighted branches to my "go to" vase from Target. 

All of my favorite things during the Christmas season are on my mantle this year.  Santa's, plaid, Cardinal birds, and poinsettias.  

Maybe, next time I'll light the fire during my picture taking instead of letting it burn out. 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Mantle

This is my first post since I am new to blogging and it's also my first ever Halloween mantle.
I decided since my kids are all at good ages to really understand the scary, fun of Halloween I would make an attempt.

I could not resist the skeleton and the pumpkin girl.  They are just so cute and whimsical. 

Here is my spider web mirror.  I just bought some spider netting and placed over mirror and put some cutout spiders on there.  I also placed the sign on the mirror since I thought it was spooky:)

I bought these little tombstones from dollar tree, I could not resist for the price.

Here's my little pumpkin man- he's carrying a skeleton in his bag.  Just maybe that's why he's grinning so big.

I just strung some lights and Halloween garland on the mantle and called it a night.  I will add some pumpkins on the floor when I buy some and I will tweak some more. 

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A little about me:  I live in Missouri with my wonderful husband and our four children.  I am currently a stay at home mom to two girls and two boys.  Although, my house can be crazy at times I still find the time to make our house a home.  This is our first house, so we are slowly adding our personal touches to it.  My husband is very talented and is great at making my dreams into a reality.  Together we make a great team in our home renovations. 
I never thought I would have a blog, but one day I stumbled across one and I could not stop reading.  One click there and another there became my nightly routine.  That routine gave me the courage that I could do this also.  So, just bare with me since I am new and try to figure it all out.