Sunday, June 26, 2011

Important Dates. . .

June 22 . . . I turned 34 (where has time gone?!?)

June 23 . . . turned in my LAST assignment for my Master's Degree (in Special Education)

June 30 . . . GRADUATION from Converse (with my Master's +30 hours above)

August 8 . . . I start my new job!!! Woo Hoo!! (I will be teaching 6, 7, and 8 year olds with moderate mental disabilities)

I am beyond the moon excited!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Project 2. . . Complete

So, I was really tired of looking at the cardboard box my cats had fallen in love with. They love to get in anything and the box was no exception. Since I have been in project mode I figured I might as well keep going. (That mood doesn't hit me often so when I does I have to run with it!!) I made my cats a simple bed / box with a pillow made from a drop cloth.

I didn't take any pictures during the process because it was extremely easy. I bought pre-cut boards for the front and back, and cut down a 1x4 for the sides. I wanted the sides a tiny bit shorter to make it easier for them to get into. Measured and attached a piece to the bottom and painted with a mistint sample (that I wound up loving!) Added 4 ball feet to the bottom for a little flair and a cute cat bed was finished.

Now, to see if they like this anywhere near as much as the cardboard box!

Linking up to these great parties:

HookingupwithHoH Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A $3.00 Makeover . . .

Another orange redo (technically it is a LaFonda Copper redo but . . .) This one is also in my living room and just adds another small pop of color. It is the same color I used on my tv stand redo (You can see that makeover here). This is an end table that my mom bought for me for $3.00. No handles, no color, and a top that, well, had seen better days. But I really liked the size and the drawers are great for more storage and it fit. Oh yeah, and it was cheap!!

Here is what it looked like before. Plain.

And the top that was in such "great" shape.

Using these supplies (that I already had on hand)

. . . I got a "new" end table. For only $3.00! (the cost of adding two new knobs) I love it!!

(You can see the post on the lamp makeover here)

*Several people have asked about the Gripper that I've used. It is a product made by Glidden that I buy at Home Depot. It is a primer and comes in white and grey. I hate, absolutely HATE, to sand anything and sometimes things aren't able to be sanded (laminate, etc.). You paint this right on the piece without sanding first and let dry according to directions. It adheres and the paint sticks right to it. One of my absolute favorite products!

Linking to these great parties: (click on site name)
House of Hepworths