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Summer Mantel:Take Two {adding reclaimed shutters}

15 Jul
 

 
There was something missing from my “Beachy” mantel. I couldn’t put my finger on it yesterday. Then last night as I was getting ready for bed I remembered some free shutters that I picked up by the side of the road on trash day a few months ago. Perfect!! You know how a flashbulb goes off in your mind?

A fast, easy and free solution to my decorating dilemma! 
Before

So this morning I dusted off those old shutters and dug through my spraypaint stash for some paint. I painted the first coat the same “aqua” color as the frame on my mantel. And then when it was finished drying, I added “heirloom white” over the top.


The last thing I did was get my trusty mouse sander and I roughed it all up so the delicious aqua peeks through as well as the original brown color and the bare wood. I love the dimension that sanding adds!!



Then I put it on my mantel. I opened the shutters a little so that the reflection of the mirror still comes through and lights up the room. Then I rearranged some of the mantel items.

And I put the little canvas pennant at the top of the mantel. I got the little sewn pennant shapes from The Canvas Corp. I love the plain canvas with my beach theme.

I think my mantel is done.
{For now — lol!!}

I put my Summer Subway Art above my entry cabinet. I decided it didn’t really go with my Beachy Mantel. But I still really love it!

PS — While my shutters were drying, I ran to Home Depot and got some samples for my kitchen makeover. Here’s what we have so far. Any opinions??  the cabinets are now white so I was thinking a warm grey would be pretty….

xoxoxo

PS — I’m linking this up to Beth’s Tutorials &Tips Party. Check it out!!


Summer Mantel:Take Two {adding reclaimed shutters}

15 Jul
 

 
There was something missing from my “Beachy” mantel. I couldn’t put my finger on it yesterday. Then last night as I was getting ready for bed I remembered some free shutters that I picked up by the side of the road on trash day a few months ago. Perfect!! You know how a flashbulb goes off in your mind?

A fast, easy and free solution to my decorating dilemma! 
Before

So this morning I dusted off those old shutters and dug through my spraypaint stash for some paint. I painted the first coat the same “aqua” color as the frame on my mantel. And then when it was finished drying, I added “heirloom white” over the top.


The last thing I did was get my trusty mouse sander and I roughed it all up so the delicious aqua peeks through as well as the original brown color and the bare wood. I love the dimension that sanding adds!!



Then I put it on my mantel. I opened the shutters a little so that the reflection of the mirror still comes through and lights up the room. Then I rearranged some of the mantel items.

And I put the little canvas pennant at the top of the mantel. I got the little sewn pennant shapes from The Canvas Corp. I love the plain canvas with my beach theme.

I think my mantel is done.
{For now — lol!!}

I put my Summer Subway Art above my entry cabinet. I decided it didn’t really go with my Beachy Mantel. But I still really love it!

PS — While my shutters were drying, I ran to Home Depot and got some samples for my kitchen makeover. Here’s what we have so far. Any opinions??  the cabinets are now white so I was thinking a warm grey would be pretty….

xoxoxo

PS — I’m linking this up to Beth’s Tutorials &Tips Party. Check it out!!


Great Ideas — Fabulous Projects you can make for under $10!!

25 Jun
Hi TT&Jers, I am Taylor from Taylor Made. I’m so excited to be here today because I adore Tatertots and Jello; it was one of my very first blogs to read and inspired me to start my own blog.
In honor of Jen’s fabulous London trip, I thought I would share my tutorial on how to make your very own Union Jack Stationery. Maybe this will help with our trip envy?
Taylor Made is about all of my favorite things… crafts, art, food, home and family. I went to college for costume design, became a flight attendant, then an elementary school teacher, now I have my favorite job of all – Mommy. I have a bad obsession with hoarding fabric, Mod Podge and Reality TV. I will use anything and everything for inspiration for a project so without further adieu… lets get this Weekend Wrap-Up Party started y’all (couldn’t help it, I’m from Texas)!
Make sure to link up HERE so you have a chance to win a $25 credit to Shabby Chic Crafts!
See you all tomorrow for some more fabulous projects!

Thanks Taylor – those are FABULOUS!!! 
Come on over and join in the Weekend Wrap Up Party, and link up YOUR ideas!! You can in $25 from Shabby Chic Crafts!!
Specializing in paper embellishments — perfect for all sorts of projects.


And it would be AWESOME if you could to go over to  Taylor Made and say hi to Taylor – my awesome guest wrapper upper 🙂 

Another wrap up post coming up tomorrow 🙂 
xoxo  PS — It’s our last day in London — we are off to Portobello Road, Covent Garden and a night time Jack the Ripper London tour.  Have a Fabulous Saturday!!! 

Give clothes new life with Rhinestones {and a sparkly Silhouette deal}

22 Apr

In honor of Earth Day I have a little project that will help add some new life to hand-me-down clothes.

  You might know that I have four kids. Well, if any of you had older siblings you might know what it’s like to get hand-me-downs. Ella, my youngest has two older sisters and she is very familiar with hand-me-downs…

So when Silhouette sent me a really fabulous Rhinestone kit and asked me to make something with it, I immediately thought it would be fun to take something in Ella’s hand-me-down pile and get her excited about wearing it. 
She was thrilled!! 

She picked out a red shirt and a pair of shorts her sister Hannah had only worn a few times. Then I let her pick out ANY of the Rhinestone Designs on the Silhouette Online Store. I was surprised at how many designs they have!! We might have spent a couple of hours deciding on our favorite — just sayin’. It was a hard decision for a 6 year old!!

She finally decided on this happy flower pattern: 

Now this truly is a quick project. 
We were done in 20 minutes.
Silhouette Rhinestone Tutorial: 

1. Took the Rhinestone Transfer paper, loaded it into the Silhouette machine and printed out the image.
2. Poked out the holes.
3. We used the Silhouette Universal hook to poke out the holes.
4. Once the image was clean, we peeled off the back of the special Rhinestone Transfer Paper and adhered it to the backing board that came with the kit.

5. Took the various sizes of Rhinestones and decided where to place them in the design.
6. Used a special tool that came with the kit to push the rhinestones into the holes.
7. Got the rest of the rhinestones in place with another special tool.
8. This tool is the Pick Me Up and has a sticky end that grabs the rhinestone so you can pick it up and put it in place. Very handy.

9. Once the design was ready, we got out our transfer paper.
10. We laid a piece of transfer paper over the top of the design, sticky side down  and pressed down on the design.
11. Then when we peeled the paper up, the rhinestones were stuck to the inside.
12. The last thing was to lay the transfer paper over the spot where we wanted the design to be on the top and shirt and then we ironed the rhinestones on the fabric. And to make it stick even more, we turned the shirt and shorts inside out and ironed them from the inside as well. 

**For the shorts — I wanted to use the same design but not have it be exactly the same as the shirt, so I only used rhinestones on the round flowers and not the vines. 

So now Ella is thrilled to get hand-me-down clothes because she knows that she can add some bling to them and make them her own!! 

And guess what??? Silhouette is offering a special discount on their machine with a special Rhinestone package from now until APRIL 26th. 
By entering the code — TATER at checkout, you’ll receive the Silhouette Rhinestone Bundle, which includes…

The Silhouette SD2 sheets of rhinestone template material2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape2 rhinestone backing boards1 rhinestone placement brush1 CD of rhinestone images1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestonesand1 Pick-Me-Up tool
ALL of this for $229! That’s a savings of $125!*Just click on the “special bundle” icon and then enter TATER*
If you already have a Silhouette — all Silhouette rhinestone products are
discounted 30% this month! These prices should automatically be lowered when you purchase them at checkout 🙂

xoxo
PS TGIF! It’s Friday! And guess what that means?? It’s almost time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! My favorite time of the week when I get to see what YOU have been working on and to feature YOU!!! 
The party starts at 6pm {MST} — I hope you will come join the fun!!!

Give clothes new life with Rhinestones {and a sparkly Silhouette deal}

22 Apr

In honor of Earth Day I have a little project that will help add some new life to hand-me-down clothes.

  You might know that I have four kids. Well, if any of you had older siblings you might know what it’s like to get hand-me-downs. Ella, my youngest has two older sisters and she is very familiar with hand-me-downs…

So when Silhouette sent me a really fabulous Rhinestone kit and asked me to make something with it, I immediately thought it would be fun to take something in Ella’s hand-me-down pile and get her excited about wearing it. 
She was thrilled!! 

She picked out a red shirt and a pair of shorts her sister Hannah had only worn a few times. Then I let her pick out ANY of the Rhinestone Designs on the Silhouette Online Store. I was surprised at how many designs they have!! We might have spent a couple of hours deciding on our favorite — just sayin’. It was a hard decision for a 6 year old!!

She finally decided on this happy flower pattern: 

Now this truly is a quick project. 
We were done in 20 minutes.
Silhouette Rhinestone Tutorial: 

1. Took the Rhinestone Transfer paper, loaded it into the Silhouette machine and printed out the image.
2. Poked out the holes.
3. We used the Silhouette Universal hook to poke out the holes.
4. Once the image was clean, we peeled off the back of the special Rhinestone Transfer Paper and adhered it to the backing board that came with the kit.

5. Took the various sizes of Rhinestones and decided where to place them in the design.
6. Used a special tool that came with the kit to push the rhinestones into the holes.
7. Got the rest of the rhinestones in place with another special tool.
8. This tool is the Pick Me Up and has a sticky end that grabs the rhinestone so you can pick it up and put it in place. Very handy.

9. Once the design was ready, we got out our transfer paper.
10. We laid a piece of transfer paper over the top of the design, sticky side down  and pressed down on the design.
11. Then when we peeled the paper up, the rhinestones were stuck to the inside.
12. The last thing was to lay the transfer paper over the spot where we wanted the design to be on the top and shirt and then we ironed the rhinestones on the fabric. And to make it stick even more, we turned the shirt and shorts inside out and ironed them from the inside as well. 

**For the shorts — I wanted to use the same design but not have it be exactly the same as the shirt, so I only used rhinestones on the round flowers and not the vines. 

So now Ella is thrilled to get hand-me-down clothes because she knows that she can add some bling to them and make them her own!! 

And guess what??? Silhouette is offering a special discount on their machine with a special Rhinestone package from now until APRIL 26th. 
By entering the code — TATER at checkout, you’ll receive the Silhouette Rhinestone Bundle, which includes…

The Silhouette SD2 sheets of rhinestone template material2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape2 rhinestone backing boards1 rhinestone placement brush1 CD of rhinestone images1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestonesand1 Pick-Me-Up tool
ALL of this for $229! That’s a savings of $125!*Just click on the “special bundle” icon and then enter TATER*
If you already have a Silhouette — all Silhouette rhinestone products are
discounted 30% this month! These prices should automatically be lowered when you purchase them at checkout 🙂

xoxo
PS TGIF! It’s Friday! And guess what that means?? It’s almost time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! My favorite time of the week when I get to see what YOU have been working on and to feature YOU!!! 
The party starts at 6pm {MST} — I hope you will come join the fun!!!

Guest Post — How to Re-purpose Items in Your Home!

4 Apr
Hello! My name is Amanda from the blog “Be Sweet”.
Thank you so much Jen for having me. 🙂
 Be Sweet is a blog/ journal where I keep track of current craft projects, home renovations, what’s going on in our life, and the ups and downs of motherhood. 
(Pay no attention my daughter- she really does like me.) 
My
husband and I recently bought a small fixer-upper. This small fixer-
upper has turned into a larger fixer-upper than we planned.
 ( Isnt that always how it goes!?) Ha. The extra projects have cut into our decorating budget. 
( Yes, I say “our” since my husband thinks he is the next Nate Berkus and has a decorating opinion on everything!)  
SO
I have had to get creative. Here are a few ideas of things I have used
around my house to help it feel more like home and not so much like ”
we just moved in.”
1. My Dad gave me this old wooden ironing board he saved a while back.
We took off the old green cover, gave it a quick wash down and now it
has new life as a bulletin board in our laundry area. I love how it goes
with the theme of the space but is also functional.

2. I bought this yard stick at a Antique store for 3 bucks. I glued on
some clothes pins and now it displays my daughters art work in her
playroom. 
*
Notice the poor cupcake’s real sprinkles are all gone?? More than once I
have caught my daughter licking the paper… awesome. 
I also re-painted this frame, added some wire, vintage playing cards and you’ve got yourself some art work. 🙂 
Her playroom is a vintage Dick and Jane theme so they match well. 
3. We turned old gardening crates into display shelves in our kitchen.
All we had to do was shake out the extra dirt and wipe them out with
soap and water. I love how they are different sizes to display all kinds
of treasures. 
4.
I dont think their is such a thing as too much storage. We don’t have a
home office so the solution to this has been great. We use an old
dresser
in our living room to set our TV on. The drawers provide tons of
space for printer paper, envelopes, ipods/ chargers, magazines, DVDs
etc. Plus its a unique piece that people constantly comment on when they
come over. 
Lastly,
some smaller things are a vase for my utensils,an old soda box for a
bar catch all ( does anyone else’s bar seem to be a magnet for anything
and everything??), a towel rack and shower curtain hooks to hold
scissors etc, and a step stool as a plant display.  
Hope these spark some ideas of your own to re-purpose items in your home! 
Stop by “Be Sweet” for a chance to win 10 vintage playing cards for your own art work! 🙂
Thanks again for having me Jen!
 Thanks Amanda — wonderful ideas!!
I love up-cycling and re-purposing!! 
Some other great ideas that I love at Be Sweet are: 
Be sure to stop by Be Sweet and enter her giveaway — 
you will love following Amanda along in her thrifting adventures!!
xoxox

Guest Post — How to Re-purpose Items in Your Home!

4 Apr
Hello! My name is Amanda from the blog “Be Sweet”.
Thank you so much Jen for having me. 🙂
 Be Sweet is a blog/ journal where I keep track of current craft projects, home renovations, what’s going on in our life, and the ups and downs of motherhood. 
(Pay no attention my daughter- she really does like me.) 
My
husband and I recently bought a small fixer-upper. This small fixer-
upper has turned into a larger fixer-upper than we planned.
 ( Isnt that always how it goes!?) Ha. The extra projects have cut into our decorating budget. 
( Yes, I say “our” since my husband thinks he is the next Nate Berkus and has a decorating opinion on everything!)  
SO
I have had to get creative. Here are a few ideas of things I have used
around my house to help it feel more like home and not so much like ”
we just moved in.”
1. My Dad gave me this old wooden ironing board he saved a while back.
We took off the old green cover, gave it a quick wash down and now it
has new life as a bulletin board in our laundry area. I love how it goes
with the theme of the space but is also functional.

2. I bought this yard stick at a Antique store for 3 bucks. I glued on
some clothes pins and now it displays my daughters art work in her
playroom. 
*
Notice the poor cupcake’s real sprinkles are all gone?? More than once I
have caught my daughter licking the paper… awesome. 
I also re-painted this frame, added some wire, vintage playing cards and you’ve got yourself some art work. 🙂 
Her playroom is a vintage Dick and Jane theme so they match well. 
3. We turned old gardening crates into display shelves in our kitchen.
All we had to do was shake out the extra dirt and wipe them out with
soap and water. I love how they are different sizes to display all kinds
of treasures. 
4.
I dont think their is such a thing as too much storage. We don’t have a
home office so the solution to this has been great. We use an old
dresser
in our living room to set our TV on. The drawers provide tons of
space for printer paper, envelopes, ipods/ chargers, magazines, DVDs
etc. Plus its a unique piece that people constantly comment on when they
come over. 
Lastly,
some smaller things are a vase for my utensils,an old soda box for a
bar catch all ( does anyone else’s bar seem to be a magnet for anything
and everything??), a towel rack and shower curtain hooks to hold
scissors etc, and a step stool as a plant display.  
Hope these spark some ideas of your own to re-purpose items in your home! 
Stop by “Be Sweet” for a chance to win 10 vintage playing cards for your own art work! 🙂
Thanks again for having me Jen!
 Thanks Amanda — wonderful ideas!!
I love up-cycling and re-purposing!! 
Some other great ideas that I love at Be Sweet are: 
Be sure to stop by Be Sweet and enter her giveaway — 
you will love following Amanda along in her thrifting adventures!!
xoxox

Spring Sweater Refashion #4 {Tutorial}

22 Mar
green sweater header
Welcome to my quest to refashion my wardrobe!
My fourth Spring Sweater Refashion started off as a plain, green sweater from Target.
It hung in my closet without much wear because it was so plain and I wasn’t sure what to wear with it.
straight on
I decided to add some embellishments to one side of it, using some of my fabric scraps from my craft room. This is a 1.5 hour project, just because making the rosette flowers are a little time consuming.
But totally worth it, I think!!
green sweater and fabric


Here’s what you need:
  • Sweater or cardigan
  • 7-8 different coordinating fabrics {I used some fat quarter squares that I had in my fabric stash}
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric Glue {optional}
Here’s what you do:
green sweater cut fabric
1. Cut your coordinating fabric in 1 inch strips.
green sweater ruffle strips
2. Take two of the fabrics and ruffle it up by sewing a big seam down the center of the fabric. I used 4 feet of 1” strips to make the ruffle on my sweater.
green sweater zig zag
3. Once the strips are ruffles, lay them on one side of the sweater in a zig zag pattern.
green sweater pin the ruffles
4. Pin the ruffles in place. Then sew the ruffles onto the sweater.
green sweater make rosettes
5. Now make some fabric flowers with the other fabric strips. I have a fabric rosette tutorial on how to make fabric flowers if you want to check it out.
I made 9 different flowers in different sizes. To make the flowers different sizes, all you do is use different lengths of fabric strips. The shorter the length of fabric = the smaller the flower.
green sweater weigh down
6. Once your flowers are done, use a needle and thread to attach them to the sweater. I also put some Beacon fabric glue under the flowers to keep them even more securely in place.

after green and white
7. If you are using fabric glue, you can use some weights like books to press the flowers onto the sweater securely. Note – if you are using fabric glue, be sure that there is some wax paper underneath the sweater so the fabric glue doesn’t seep through the front of the sweater onto the back. I found this out the hard way – lol!
fray check
8. And if you don’t like the frayed look of the unfinished edges, use a product like “Fray Check” on the edges. This will stop the edges from fraying.
closeup green and white
Then you are done!
Enjoy your new, unique sweater!!

xoxo

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PS I have a fun Home Decor tutorial coming up tomorrow!

Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {#3}

8 Mar
  Welcome to the next installment in my quest to refashion my wardrobe 🙂
My third sweater refashion started off with a plain white cardigan from Target. 
Add a few chiffon flowers and you have a sweater refashion that is super easy, fast and requires no sewing machine. 
To make this easy sweater refashion, all you need is: 
  •  Chiffon fabric for the flowers.
  • a Candle
  • Buttons
  • Needle and Thread
  • Fabric Glue {optional}
  • Take your chiffon fabric and cut out four different sizes of circles.  I cut mine out as a 3 inch, 2 inch, 1.5 inch and 1 inch circles. You can use a circle template if you want a perfect circle.
  • Light a candle and burn the edges of the circles. Rotate the material slowly all the way around each circle. 
  • Once the circle edges are burned, lay the circles on the sweater in the place you want them. I arranged the circles 2-3 circles per flower. 
  • Then pin the flowers on the sweater. 
  • Now sew the buttons in the circle of each flower. 
  • The last thing to do is put a circle of fabric glue under some the edges where the flowers are droopy. Or you can put a quick stitch through the material.
Voila — you are done!! 
{total project time = 30 minutes}
Now you have a sweater with some personality!! 

I added the flowers around the back for a little fun. 
Now – go find some old sweaters and create make some new creations!!!! 
Thanks for stopping by!
And if you do make a sweater refashion, let me know. I’d love to see it!!!

PS — I am linking up to these fun parties. Check them out!!

and these other super fun parties — be sure to check them out!! 

  

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xxoxox

Guest Project — Brown Paper Flooring Technique!!

6 Mar
 Hi! I’m Rachael from Lovely Crafty Home!

And I would love to show you something that quickly climbing up the ladder as one of my favorite things — Brown Craft Paper Projects!!
Seriously, is there a club for people like me?
It all started with my desire to get rid of the carpet in our house. The main floor has hardwood, but the whole upstairs plus the staircase is all carpet. If it was nice carpet, maybe I wouldn’t be complaining. But it’s fairly cheap and having 4 animals has certainly taken its toll. I started seeing more and more staircase makeovers in blog land where dingy carpet was ripped up to reveal lovely hardwood treads just waiting for some TLC. No such luck here, as a quick peek under our carpet revealed mdf. UGH. It would be impossible to remove the carpet upstairs without addressing the stairs, so I was losing hope. 

Ridding the house of carpet was becoming more and more of a pipe dream until I picked up an issue of Cottages and Bungalows and saw this:

 Jami from An Oregon Cottage had been featured in the magazine for her unique floor treatment using brown craft paper.
 {Before}
I was immediately intrigued and began doing more research. The more I thought about it, the more I was in love with this alternative look-the paper can even be stained for a custom finish! I saw many examples of people using this technique on their floors, but I couldn’t find a single picture of a staircase with brown paper treads.

I wanted to give the look a test drive, so I decided to give our (previously painted) basement stairs a makeover. They were looking pretty bad anyway- and I’d get to see the finished product before I well all Jack The Ripper upstairs.

It’s pretty bad, I know. It’s like a cranberry dungeon/laundry chute-not very inviting, especially with the crazy eyed cat hanging out at the bottom.

I painted the stairs when we first moved, and they’re definitely showing wear. Plus, I had a little…uhm…accident (Blackberry + paint = Sticky phone that doesn’t work) with some white paint which dripped all the way up the stairs. I have no excuse for the cranberry walls except that I thought it’d be a good idea to use leftover paint we had from the front door. Let’s just chalk it up to a bad pre-home-design-blog-obsession days, mmm k?

I think it’s safe to say that it couldn’t really get any worse.

I started by painting the risers white, then gathered my supplies for the paper bagging:


Materials:
  • Roll of brown paper (near the painters drop cloth)
  • Gallon Elmer’s glue (bought at AC Moore with a 40% off coupon and barely made a dent in it)
  • Gallon Water Based Floor Grade Polyurethane (about $40)
  • A few cheapo sponge brushes for the poly

 
 
 Instructions:


  1. Begin by tearing pieces of brown paper. Rip the straight edges off the roll and tear them into random pieces (I used about 4-6″ pieces for stairs…for a floor you’ll probably wan’t 8-10″ pieces). 
  2. Tear the middle portion of the roll into similar pieces. I used two grocery bags to keep my pieces separates, crumpling each piece into a ball before it went in. 
  3. Mix up a bowl of glue using a 3:1 ratio (3C water to 1C glue). 
  4. Working on the perimeter first (straight edges), drop the paper balls into the glue and squeeze them gently like a sponge.
  5. Keep dipping and squeezing until the paper is saturated, then flatten it out and squeegee it with your hands. Lay your pieces down as if you were decoupaging, overlapping in areas. 
  6. Be sure to smooth out wrinkles (although some will crop up during the drying process, they will likely disappear later) and air bubbles.
  7. I did every other stair so we could still use them.
  8. Once everything is done, allow 24-48 hours for it to dry completely. 
  9. Apply at least 6 coats of water based polyurethane, lightly sanding between each coat if you want (I only sanded between the 5th and the 6th). Follow the guidelines on your poly for re-coating/drying time. 

 After the stairs were done, I repainted the stairwell with my fav color: Burnished Clay by Behr. It would have been easier to paint before I did the stairs (note to self), but I was able to get it done without too many issues. If this result isn’t a testimony to Behr’s Ultra paint/primer in one, I don’t know what is.

 


 {After}

  
Another angle… 
Since these are basement stairs, I didn’t spend time adding stain. But, I’m 99.9% sure that I will end up doing the upstairs with this treatment plus a mocha/dark walnut stain (which will play off the knots in our lighter oak hardwood without being matchy-matchy).

 

So, what’s the verdict? 
Would you ever try this technique on your floors? Your walls? A piece of furniture? 
 What an inexpensive solution to a decorating dilemma, Rachael!! 
Thanks for sharing it with us. 
Some other great ideas Rachael has shared are: 
http://lovelycraftyhome.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/dsc03929.jpg?w=300
{Rachael also has super DIY tutorials like this Tile Tutorial}
Be sure to go over to Lovely Crafty Home and say hi!!! 

xxoxoox
PS — My DIY Entertainment Unit Redo is coming along. I have it all primed and the first coat on yesterday!!  I hope you are having a great weekend!!