May 26, 2011

Dresser Redo

So, I picked up this beauty at a local thrift store for $25 dollars, the only piece of furniture that I have bought for the baby room I might add.  It just looked so fabulous to begin with but I really wanted it to match my nursery.

I caulked up the drawer handle holes, then sanded the drawers
Put on a little paint and glaze and add some crystal nobs

And it turns into this beauty!!!  I love it!

Corkboard to Hairbow Holder

I've had this old cork board sitting around my house for literally three years, finally I found something I can use it for.  I started by removing the cork from the frame.  Then I sanded and painted the frame, followed by glazing and putting 5 pegs around the outside to hold the headbands.  Then I hot-glued ribbon to make spaces where the bows can be clipped to it.

May 25, 2011

Do it yourself shelf

This was one of the best decisions my husband and I decided to do.  We all know how expensive it is to buy a shelf, big or small it always seems like way too much money.  I drew a picture of a huge shelf I wanted my husband to help me make for above the babies crib.  He made it come to life.  We bought an 8'x4' piece of MDF board from Home Depot...cost about $30.  We used a 5.5'x1' piece and a 5'x9'' piece....and that's it.  We have so much left over.  I had him make a shelf/bookcase for my sons room and we are also going to use the same piece to make a valance for the babies room (I really hope that is what it is called).....oh and get this, after cutting all the pieces for all of these projects, we still have more MDF board....I have a few more shelves in mind.

May 15, 2011

Someday Crafts

Isn't this super cool!  I want to make one so bad.  Check it out over at Ameroonie Designs.
Also check out this cool Fabric Checkbook Cover at Diary of a Crafty Lady.

May 1, 2011

Ruffled Onesie

So I recently went to a boutique where they were selling onesies like this for eighteen dollars!  What?  That is nuts, but I loved them.  I decided I would try and make I'm going to make some with ruffled bums.  

To make the ruffle: I cut a piece of fabric 1 1/2"x about 17", then I stitched down the middle (don't backstitch).  Pull on one of the strings to make it ruffle.  Get the ruffle how you want it and pin it onto the onesie where you want it to go. (I pinned it on the seams, and in the middle).  Then stitch down the seam ontop of the ruffle, then down the middle of the ruffle on the stitch that you have already stitched.  This time, backstitch.

If you want to add rosettes:  Make the rosettes using fabric glue, pins to hold the rosette in place and felt on the back.  I waited a while and then hand stitch (or use fabric glue) to put them on the ruffle.

The final result is pure adorable....

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