Kids Artwork – display it in style

My kids LOVE to draw. As Thrifty Decor Chick would say, they luuuurve it! What they love even more than that though is displaying it! Here is your step-by-step guide on great ways to display their great works of art as well as how NOT to display it! Here's how my kids display their masterpieces: This would obviously fall under the category of how NOT to display artwork. Here are a few great ideas I've found on friendly tasteful ways to display all this paper! Clothesline it! Frame it! Clipboard it! (Ideas courtesy of Emily Clark.) Curtain rod it! Easy-change frame … [Read more...]

You’re special plate DIY

Today for Flashback Friday is the "You Are Special" plate. I've seen this plate around for years and wanted to make my own version of it. Here's the original idea: In 2005 I went to a local "paint your own pottery" shop and created my own version. The plate is mainly for my children so I added this on the back: My favorite part of the plate are the swirls: I'm mostly pleased with the plate I made. It's definitely more my style than the original plate. What matters most though is that my kids love it because it helps them to feel like the king/queen for the day. … [Read more...]

Featuring Moi!

I've got some links over at Fingerprints on the Fridge for her Feature Yourself Friday McLinky! Also, some even better news!!! Fingerprints on the Fridge FEATURED me this week!! Seriously! I'm shocked, stoked, and so excited!!!! Here are my cupcakes!Yay!!! I've officially been featured for the very first time! And it was on a totally amazing awesome blog with an even more amazing awesome owner! If you don't have Fingerprints on the Fridge in your RSS yet, DO IT NOW. THANK YOU Rachelle. You've totally made my day week! … [Read more...]

Before & after: accessories edition

Spray paint. Lots and lots of spray paint. After: Before: After: Before: After: (picture on the left) Before: After: Added 3/26/2010 - to see this knife block updated even further, click on this link: Fun With Vinyl! Before: After: … [Read more...]

Goodwill find updated!

Small post, but fun anyway... I bought this at Goodwill A little paint later (butter cream acrylic)... You like all my junk in the background? I guess I could have at least pretended like I am neat and organized... I'm still not sure what I'm actually going to do with this little accessory. I may or may not use it as a candle holder. Not really sure where to put it. I'll find it a nice home soon. Ideas? Post them in the comments section. … [Read more...]

When bad ideas happen to good people…

I had the best idea last night!! I'm living in an apartment right now so I don't have a garage for my projects. I can't even do them on my porch at the moment so I did what any creative crafty gal would do. I improvised!! Best. Idea. Ever. Right?! I was pleased as punch with myself for coming up with such a creative way to spray paint!! Just pleased as punch until my husband came home from work and tried to cook some dinner... My entire kitchen - floors, counters, stove, even the dog bowl! - was covered in the extra spray from the spray paint. Ya, for realz. My amazing sweet … [Read more...]

Oh yes, they did.

Remember my rant the other day (or was it yesterday?) about my porch? (It's here if you want to catch up.) I'm staring at a blue tarp. Still. I received a letter today stating that once they get their permits signed (did you catch that? They haven't gotten the permits signed. Grrr) They are ASSURING me that the porch will be done in 2-3 weeks from the time the permits are signed. Wait. What? 2-3 weeks? You heard me. 2-3 weeks to finish once the permit is actually signed. Which, let me remind you that I am in California, the state of inefficiency, will be a total of at least 5-6 … [Read more...]