Monday, August 29, 2011

Getting Ready for JBF - Consignment in Denton, TX!!

I might not be blogging many projects this week, because I have waited until the last minute to tag all of my items for the big JBF sale happening next week in Denton, TX.  I consigned with them last Spring and made some great money.  I was totally shocked with what I made, so I am doing it again for the Fall/Winter sale.  If you have never consigned or shopped one of these events, it is great and definitely worth it.

Here is what my office looks like now....yikes.  I have a loooonggg way to go!

Here is some information for the sale on their facebook page if you want to check it out!

If your not in this area, they have sales all over.  See if one is near you!

Have a great week!

Friday, August 26, 2011

"Lookie" where I am today?

Thank you for having me Linda!

If you have time, hope over there and see my craft room.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

PBK Inspired Curtains

Let me first say, please do not look at the quality of the pictures.  These were taken with my iPhone b/c I was too lazy to get my big Canon from downstairs....sorry!

My son needed curtains in his room in the worst way because it is so freakin hot right now in Texas and his room was so bright.  I went to PBK with the intent of buying four lined panels that I thought were on sale.  Well guess what, they were only on sale online!  I then noticed the price for only ONE panel was $79.00...that would mean I had to pay $316 for curtains.  Don't think so.  Later on that day I was in Target and walked by the department that had the curtains and noticed they had curtains in the same exact color and their brand came with 2 Panels for $17.99.  Whaaaa...the only downfall is that they weren't lined.  I knew that I could line them and still save alot of money.  I got 8 1/2 yards of blackout lining at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon and only paid $35.00.  With the help of my mother in law, we cranked these curtains out in about an hour!

What would you rather pay?

PBK = $316.00
Target/Hobby Lobby = $71.00

Do you see the difference....lined and unlined!

I can't tell you what a difference these curtains have made.  It stays so cool in his room and he is sleeping better because the light doesn't wake him up.  

Have a great day!


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Headband Holder

I had some leftover fabric from my closet makeover (still a work in progress) and thought I would update my headband holder.  (The old fabric I had on there did not go with my color scheme)  This is how I store most of my headbands and I keep this in my closet with all of my hats.  This is a super easy project that takes a minimum of 15 minutes.  

Supplies Needed:
  • Paper Towel Holder - this is the holder I have had for years so this is what I used
  • Roll of Paper Towels - use a bigger roll than the standard size
  • Fabric - 1/4 yard

Start off by rolling the paper towels on the opposite side of fabric and pin it.  

This is what it will look like pinned.

Take the paper towels out and sew a straight line where the pins were.

Invert the fabric after you sew it.

Now put the fabric on your paper towels.  It will be a tight fit but it needs to be!

Tuck the ends in.
is this easy or what

Put it on the paper towel holder and then tuck in the top.

All finished.  Some of my headbands are stretched out...I've had them for a long time.

I added a flower to the top to give it an extra sumpin!

This is a super easy project and you can customize it any way you want.  This would make a cute girls gift for a birthday!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

My Styling Cabinet

I am so glad to finally be finished with this project.  I bought this cabinet a long time ago, but put it on the back burner since my son was out of school for the summer. Today was the first day back for him so I was determined to get it done.

My Styling Cabinet


I saw a show a long time ago about this lady that invented a styling station or something and I remember her saying how much it was going to be and knew that I wasn't going to pay that for it.  I have always had it in the back of of my mind to make it one day and when I went into Second Home Furniture in Lewisville I found this cabinet for $20.00 and knew it would be perfect.  Here is what I did to transform this old medicine cabinet into a styling cabinet for my hair dryer, curling and flat iron.


Before Picture

I started by taking off the door and hardware, then drilling a hole in the bottom where my extension cord would go.

I filled in all of the holes that were supposed to be for shelves and let them dry before I sanded them.

The cabinet was going to need a little shelf to hide all of the cords and power strips, so I just built one with some leftover wood I had lying around.  It's just an L shape design, leaving enough room in the back for the cords to go through.  

I took the mirror and backing off of the door and cut a pattern with the fabric I already had that was leftover from my jewelry frame.

I used mod podge to glue down the fabric on the door and on the inside of the cabinet.

I added the extension cord by gluing it down with velcro strips.

Trimmed the inside with brown braiding trim and did the same thing to the inside of the door with smaller trim.  I wanted to do this to give it a more clean finish.

See it here with the finished shelf!

Added my hooks!

Added the door back to the cabinet!

It is now in my bathroom and ready to use!

This whole project didn't cost much at is the breakdown:
  • Cabinet - $20.00 - Second Home Furniture
  • Hooks - $7.50 - Home Depot
  • Brown trim - $3.00 - JoAnn's
  • Power strip - $6.00 - Ace Hardware
I didn't have to invest in the fabric or the paint.  I used the paint that came with the house so it would blend in well in the bathroom.

Hope you love it as much as I do.  It will be so nice to have everything plugged in and ready to go when I need it instead of dragging each item out one at a time.  Everything remains plugged in and ready to use.

Thanks for stopping by!


Just a side note:  I don't put any of my curling or flat irons back into the cabinet while they are HOT.  I let them cool down completely before putting back.  Didn't want to confuse anyone.  I am simply using this cabinet as a convenient storage unit!  

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Creating from Inspiration

I started this blog a couple of months ago because I loved looking at what other bloggers created.  I was an official blog stalker!  I began taking ideas from my favorite bloggers, like Shanty2Chic and others, and making creations of my own.  Below are a just a few of these many creations.

Family photos make great fillers of blank space on mantles or art niches.  Shanty2Chic gave me the idea of using wooden blocks in place of picture frames to add some variability to the decor.  I painted and glazed the blocks with Sherman Williams "Nifty Turquoise".  I loved the way they turned out.  This is a great example of taking an idea and making it your own.  Here was my inspiration from the sisters.

I hosted a girls weekend a few months ago with several of my friends from Houston and Arkansas.  We spent the weekend at the market in Canton, Texas and had loads of fun.  I will make sure to share some of our more interesting finds in the near future.  I would strongly recommend a visit if you have never been.  Oh yea, and make sure to rent a trailer to transport all of your finds, he he. friends and I like to create or give crafts as gifts to add a personal touch.  Below is a craft I made based on an idea from Shanty sisters (again).  I gave one to each of the girls that weekend and they absolutely loved them.  I have also made these for my son's teachers.  Here was my inspiration.

It is so rewarding to create something from your heart, even though it might not be your initial idea.  That is the reason I blog and it's the reason I create.  I love sharing and giving ideas.  If it weren't for blogging, I wouldn't have an outlet to share my creations.  Thanks to the Shanty sisters for always inspiring me!  I hope in some way I inspire you.


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