Mellow Yellow: Completed

In my last post, I freshened up a sweater by adding some great yellow buttons.

I present, A Mellow Yellow Sweater

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A couple wonderful people helped me out this week. My friend, Holly, snapped the pictures. Check out her site here. And Lydia was kind enough to model for me. Check out her site here.

I hope you try this simple project yourself, but, as always, you can buy this sweater at my Etsy Shop.

Happy Hunting!

Mellow Yellow

I first conceived of this blog last fall, and the very first thing I found was a sweater. I saw it in the store and loved it.

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See it there, hiding behind the blouse? With the beige and white pattern? Right there?

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Ah, that’s better! What I loved about it was it’s simplicity. It was also in great condition! So I snapped it up and brought it home. I considered adding an applique or even a ribbon neckline. Ultimately, I decided to stay simple and just add a pop of color and fun in the form of ……. BUTTONS! I bought these small yellow ones and sewed them on.

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It took me almost no time to spruce up this sweater. Replacing buttons is such a simple way to add color and fun to an otherwise boring item of clothing. My next post will have the completed project, so come on back y’all!

Vase Half Full: The Making Of

A few months ago, I was thrifting with an out-of-town friend when I spotted this

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Yes, that vase. Right there. Yup, the big, ugly one. Sure it’s the color of warm pee, but there was something about it that spoke to me. One, the size. I love over-sized vases – nothing completes a room like a large flower arrangement, and nothing looks more blah than a skinny little vase (unless, of course, you cluster them. But that’s another post for another day). Two, I love the detail. There is something so whimsical and fun about the swirls and bubbles. It’s like it’s mimicking the water inside.

So I bought it

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After a good washing (nope, the pee color did not wash off), I put down a layer of newspaper and got out a great pink colored spray paint.

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Here is the spray paint I used.

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I did two coats and it turned out perfectly. My next post will have the completed project, so come on back, y’all!

Kute Kitchen: The Making Of

About a year ago the husband and I spotted an old TV cabinet along the side of the road. I talked him into keeping it and since it was only a few houses down from us, we pushed it home. We stored it for six months and even moved it from our rental to our first home. What did I have in mind for the hunk of junk, you ask?

A play kitchen!

We started with this

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We removed the all the doors, then sawed a hole in the wood where the TV would have sat. The whole piece was sanded, and then coated in paint primer. We used Kills.

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We wanted to turn the left side of the cabinet into a refrigerator, but the piece did not have doors on that side. So, we bought an inexpensive piece of lumber and cut it to size. It also was primed.

-Once the primer was dry, we painted the whole piece in a fantastic color.

-We placed a metal bowl in the sawed out circle, attached knobs for the stove, and added a faucet. (We managed to score the bowl and faucet from a thrift store and we got the knobs for free from an appliance repair shop.)

-We then scewed in the doors. For the oven, we screwed the door in upside down.

-We painted the door and the stove.

-Under the sink, we chose to have no door. Instead, we sewed curtains and attached them on a wire.

Phew! Even though it took us a year to finally make the kitchen, the project only took about two weeks to finish. Not bad for a custom kitchen! My next blog post will have the completed project, so come on back, ya’ll!

Bird On A Branch: Completed

In my last post, I showed you how I created a useful piece of wall art. Now, I get to unveil the completed project.

I present, Bird On A Branch

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The project was fairly simple, if you would like to recreate your own piece. However, if you fell madly in love with this one, or just don’t fancy breaking out the drill, you can always buy this piece at my Etsy shop. 

Happy Hunting!