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DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

24 Apr

This past winter, we moved into our new house. The same day we closed on the house, we began staining the cabinets. We didn’t waste any time. : ) It is an older kitchen with oak cabinets and we really wanted to update it in a cost efficient way.

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This project only ended up costing about $100 and makes the kitchen look a lot better.  The process is not too complicated and it is definitely worth it! Unfortunately, I forgot to take before pictures, so the only picture I have of the kitchen is from before we even moved in.

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If you are looking for a cheap way to improve your bathroom, kitchen or furniture, I would definitely recommend this project!!

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Simple Desk Makeover

13 Mar

This desk holds a lot of memories. My dad received it as a gift on his 7th birthday.  Years later it was passed on to me. Through out my life it has served many different purposes. It started off as my home school “classroom” desk, which later turned into my “vanity” in high school and it is now used to hold my cosmetology materials. Although, it’s been a very loyal desk,  it was in desperate need of a makeover.

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This makeover only took me 30 minutes. However, I also used all leftover materials I already had at home. I simply repainted it white, added new knobs, stuck gray adhesive shelf liner to the top and covered it with a sheet of glass. This desk definitely has the simple, clean look that I was aiming for. I love it! I hope it will serve me many more years to come. : )

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Homemade Wreath

2 Jan

Happy New Years! Have you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? There is always something exciting about starting a new year. It empowers you to make changes and start fresh. Is it just me or does the weight room always seem especially crowded in January? Whether your goal this year is to lose weight, read more or quit an old bad habit, I encourage you to stay committed! Welcome 2013 with open arms. I have a feeling that it’s going to be a great year!

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One of my goals this year is to be more creative. Will you hold me to it? I thought I would kick it off with a homemade wreath. The materials needed for this project are a grapevine wreath, burlap, white fabric, pearl beads, scissors and a hot glue gun. I simply used the burlap and fabric to make little rosettes and then just glued them onto the wreath. I then glued the pearl beads into the center of the rosettes and added burlap leaves to the edges. You can always tweak this project and add your own creative spin to it!

Button-tree Canvas

30 Nov

It’s Christmas shopping time. I love Christmas shopping. I have to take a moment to brag, because this past weekend I finished ALL of my Christmas shopping.  I am not the best shopper and I had over 15 family members to buy gifts for -so I am pretty proud of myself. Finishing all of my shopping before December is definitely a new personal record.

I love gift-giving, I love wrapping. And I especially love homemade and handmade gifts, gifts that tell a story, gifts made with love and creativity.

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Here is a crafty gift that I made last year. The only materials needed are buttons, paint, a hot glue gun and a canvas. You can tweak this project and add your own creative spin on it. Get crafty this holiday season!

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