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Great Ideas — Free Printables {2}!!

3 Sep
 Do Your Best @ Kiki Creates
Trick or Treat Printables @ I Heart Naptime
Autumn Subway Art @ Vintage Marigold
Weekly Meal Plan @ Mine For the Making

Keep Calm @ Lil Luna
Bridal Shower Cupcake Toppers @ One Rad Mother
Football Party Squares @ She’s {Kinda} Crafty
Thanksgiving Printables @ Crissy’s Crafts
Candy Corn Banner @ My Computer is my Canvas
Back to School Subway Art @ Balancing Home
Make Beautiful Things @ Landee See Landee Do
 First Day of School Apple Printable @ Jaysey’s Crazy Daisy
 Lunch Jokes @ Sprik Space
 Clever Thoughts @ Sweet Bee Buzzings
 Proverbs Printable @ Agape Love
Fall Subway Art @ House of Bledsoe
LDS Sept. Visiting Teaching Printable @ Sugar Tot Designs
Do Small Things with Great Love @ The Creative Paige
 Fall In Chocolate @ Our Forever House
Autumn Leaves @ Mine For the Making
September 11th Printable @ Junk in Their Trunk
School Subway Art @ While He Was Napping
Once again, amazing projects!! 
I love the weekend and seeing YOUR ideas!! 

And come link up YOUR projects and enter to win — 8 Piggy Paint colors plus chemical-free nail polish remover {$64.99 value}!! 

 

 Have a Happy Saturday!!
xoxo



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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make DIY Corbels out of Scrap Wood!!

8 Aug
 
Hey! I am Stacy from Not JUST A Housewife and I LOVE power tools!

I also love to make things out of nothing. 

I recently redecorated my hallway and I wanted to have an old corbel to use as a shelf. I knew that a vintage one would be super pricey so I looked online to see about a new one. They are anywhere between $60 to $300+!!!! Crazy huh? So I thought to myself, there must be a way to make one.

Here is how I did it:

  •  I got an old board from our garage. 
  • I free handed a design. It could be anything you want. You can find example online or dream up your own.
  • I used my jigsaw to cut out the design. (I heart my $20 jigsaw)

  • Then I repeated this step 4 more times so that I ended up with 5 of these. 
  • I labeled the first one with a one so that I could use that as the pattern every time. Cause you know, a copy of a copy just isn’t the same.
  • I used my brad nailer (nail gun) to attach them one by one.
  • I had a piece of molding left over from my kitchen redesign so I cut it at 45 degree angles. I also cut out a rectangle that they would be nailed to.
  • I cut out another rectangle piece that was slightly smaller that the top piece with the molding. It got nailed on first. Then the top piece got nailed to that.
Here it is all nailed together!
I puttied the nail holes and then sanded it smooth. Not too smooth though. I wanted it to look old.
I painted it this fun golden yellow and distressed it.
It makes a fun addition to my hallway and cost me nothing to make! Hey, who doesn’t like free???
Stacy – that is awesome. And I love the yellow color that you painted it too!!
Stacy is amazing with power tools and a paint brush, and such a creative DIYer. 
Check out these projects: 
I am in LOVE with her Outdoor Screen – those colors are fabulous!!
Have you seen Stacy’s Stenciled Ceiling?? Ahh-mazing. So pretty!
And if that wasn’t cool enough, she painted her kitchen ceiling too!
And, Stacy is featured in Better Homes and Gardens this month too. Congratulations!!! 
Be sure to stop by Not Just A Housewife and see all of Stacy’s DIY ideas!!
xoxox

PS — I just got home from my trip last night, so a Giveaway Monday will be coming up later this week. Plus, more great tutorials. And tomorrow I am painting my kitchen. I am excited to update you on the Kitchen Remodel. It’s coming along great!!!

Striped Garden Bench Makeover!! {spray paint project}

12 Jul

I have a bench that has been sitting neglected in my garden for a couple of years — poor bench. It really needed a makeover.

The first thing that I did was sand off the peeling paint. {I thought this would take a few minutes, but really it took about an hour or so}.

PS — don’t wear white while sanding old black paint – lol 🙂 

After I had it sanded, I used Ivory Krylon’s new Dual Paint + Primer Spray Paint. I liked the idea of a spray paint that is both a primer AND paint in one.

 It comes in many different colors. 

 I decided to go with Ivory for the undercoat and Sun Yellow for the stripes.
Do you have a spray paint grip tool? If not, you need one! It makes spray painting so much more comfortable. You have more control over the stream and the overspray does not get all over your fingers and hands. I think this tool is genius. Mine is by Rustoleum, but Krylon makes one too — Krylon Snap and Spray. They range from $3 to $6 and are one of my favorite tools!! I got mine for Christmas, can you tell how much I use it – hahaha!!

Once the bench was painted and dry, I taped off the bench, exposing the strips that were going to be YELLOW.

Then I got to the pretty yellow paint. One thing I noticed was that the yellow paint seemed to cover more than the Ivory did. But that might have been because I had already painted underneath the yellow with the ivory.


I love the pretty POP of yellow color!! 

I took the tape off — and voila — I have a brand new looking bench. Yay. 
It looks so happy sitting in my garden 
{I swear I will get out there and weed one of these days}.

So overall I am really happy with Krylon’s new Dual Paint + Primer. The paint stayed on my bench even underneath all of that tape. I liked that you don’t have to use separate paint and primer with this product, although the Ivory did take quite a few coats to cover.

And check out these 26 other Krylon Dual Paint + Primer Project for inspiration!!!

And you can win an iPad by linking up YOUR spray painting project!! You can find out more at Krylon’s Dual Duel site. 

Krylon sent me the new Dual Paint to try out. Check out their latest promotion, The Dual Duel, where Krylon is looking to find The Ultimate Restorer. To win this title, enter your spray paint restoration project and encourage friends and family to vote for your project as their favorite for their chance to win too.
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Have a Super Day!!
xoxo

PS — I will take some more pictures of the Kitchen Project. It’s coming along!! I am so excited about the Makeover!! 

 I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

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Guest Post — Installing Barn Sliding Doors!

14 Apr
 Hi Tatertots & Jello readers!! I am Sarah from Northwest Hospitality. 

My husband and I design,
build, and decorate custom homes in Portland, OR. Having  “champagne
taste” on a “boxed-wine budget”, I have learned over the years to DIY
most everything in my home. Everything I’ve learned over the years in
building and decorating has evolved into my blog.
 
I’d love to share my Barn Door Project with you as well as some ideas for installing barn door systems in your own homes!
Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon
Bringing sliding barn doors inside the home is a fun way to add
instant character and charm. The look of sliding doors can range from a
salvaged cottage-look to a more clean and modern style.

Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon
The photos above are a salvaged barn door I installed. I found an
online company, Crown Industrial, to make the black powder-coated track.
http://www.crown-industrial.com/.

The door and handle were treasures I found at Aurora Mills salvation yard in Aurora, Oregon . http://www.auroramills.com/.
This door took our carpenters hours to install having to work around
some warp and varying widths of it. Ugh. So worth it though! My husband
had the doors (pictured below) in a clients house using a box-style
track system. These were brand new doors and the installation was much
simpler.

Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon
 Here’s some other fun hanging doors I LOVE!…
Southern Living

Crown Industrial

Crown Industrial
Crown Industrial
If you don’t have a doorway to install these looks, you can simply
hang a pair of doors on a track onto a large wall.
This really anchors a
room and gives the illusion of another room behind it. Also at the
Aurora Mills Salvation, I found some pieces of salvaged barn wood to
make this custom 5′x5′ mirror with, below.

My Home, DIY Salvaged Barn Wood Mirror
Hope this gets your creative wheels turning!
CLICK HERE to TOUR MY ENTIRE COTTAGE-STYLE HOME.
Thank you Sarah!!
I love the look of Sliding Barn Doors! 
Sarah has great ideas. You may remember this awesome chair I featured on my TT&J facebook page recently: 
{You will be blown away by this $65 Sewing/Workout room redo. I love the curtains and the wall treatment!}
{Another fantastic makeover — her Outdoor Table}
Be sure to head over to Northwest hospitality and say hi to Sarah!! 
xoxo

Guest Post — Installing Barn Sliding Doors!

14 Apr
 Hi Tatertots & Jello readers!! I am Sarah from Northwest Hospitality. 

My husband and I design,
build, and decorate custom homes in Portland, OR. Having  “champagne
taste” on a “boxed-wine budget”, I have learned over the years to DIY
most everything in my home. Everything I’ve learned over the years in
building and decorating has evolved into my blog.
 
I’d love to share my Barn Door Project with you as well as some ideas for installing barn door systems in your own homes!
Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon
Bringing sliding barn doors inside the home is a fun way to add
instant character and charm. The look of sliding doors can range from a
salvaged cottage-look to a more clean and modern style.

Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon
The photos above are a salvaged barn door I installed. I found an
online company, Crown Industrial, to make the black powder-coated track.
http://www.crown-industrial.com/.

The door and handle were treasures I found at Aurora Mills salvation yard in Aurora, Oregon . http://www.auroramills.com/.
This door took our carpenters hours to install having to work around
some warp and varying widths of it. Ugh. So worth it though! My husband
had the doors (pictured below) in a clients house using a box-style
track system. These were brand new doors and the installation was much
simpler.

Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon
 Here’s some other fun hanging doors I LOVE!…
Southern Living

Crown Industrial

Crown Industrial
Crown Industrial
If you don’t have a doorway to install these looks, you can simply
hang a pair of doors on a track onto a large wall.
This really anchors a
room and gives the illusion of another room behind it. Also at the
Aurora Mills Salvation, I found some pieces of salvaged barn wood to
make this custom 5′x5′ mirror with, below.

My Home, DIY Salvaged Barn Wood Mirror
Hope this gets your creative wheels turning!
CLICK HERE to TOUR MY ENTIRE COTTAGE-STYLE HOME.
Thank you Sarah!!
I love the look of Sliding Barn Doors! 
Sarah has great ideas. You may remember this awesome chair I featured on my TT&J facebook page recently: 
{You will be blown away by this $65 Sewing/Workout room redo. I love the curtains and the wall treatment!}
{Another fantastic makeover — her Outdoor Table}
Be sure to head over to Northwest hospitality and say hi to Sarah!! 
xoxo

Decorating with Friends is always more Fun! {painted rug project}

5 Apr
It’s always more fun to do things with friends, right?
Shelley and I were tooling around Ikea the other night and we both wanted to try making a Painted Spring Rug. So we BOTH bought this rug:
We liked it because it was pretty neutral, had great texture and was a great price. So we each took our rugs home and painted them.

And then a couple of days later, we met up at my house for some painted fun!
With this stencil – I bet you can guess what we were doing – LOL!
I am excited to show you the finished project!
they are cuuuuute!!! 
Do you ever meet up with your girlfriends for crafty projects? 
I think it would be so fun to plan a weekend like Meg from Whatever just had with her friends! 
xoxo

Decorating with Friends is always more Fun! {painted rug project}

5 Apr
It’s always more fun to do things with friends, right?
Shelley and I were tooling around Ikea the other night and we both wanted to try making a Painted Spring Rug. So we BOTH bought this rug:
We liked it because it was pretty neutral, had great texture and was a great price. So we each took our rugs home and painted them.

And then a couple of days later, we met up at my house for some painted fun!
With this stencil – I bet you can guess what we were doing – LOL!
I am excited to show you the finished project!
they are cuuuuute!!! 
Do you ever meet up with your girlfriends for crafty projects? 
I think it would be so fun to plan a weekend like Meg from Whatever just had with her friends! 
xoxo