Friday, March 22, 2013

Lamp redo

I found this lamp at the consigment store that I sell items out of.  I traded this lamp for a display stand that I didn't want anymore.  That makes the cost zero.  This was the exact size that I needed for my porch, I liked the color of the shade but it needed a little something.

I glued sisal around the base of the lamp and made a few burlap rosettes for the shade.  Here she is all dressed up.

close up of the shade

close up of the base

This is a no cost project because I had all the supplies and I didn't pay anything for the lamp.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

taco condiment holder

We love tacos in our house but I don't like how messy the clean up is.  I always seem to have at least 8 bowls with the all the condiments in them and everyone is reaching over each other to get to the ones that they like. 

I saw this idea in a magazine and I thought is was PERFECT.

A cupcake tin
Is that not one of the  smartest ideas ever.  It works perfect.  I just put the cupcake tin on my lazy susan and everyone can reach it. 

Best part is the cleanup, you only have one pan.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

How to paint a name

I decided to paint "Winsor's" name on his new dog table that hubby and I made together.  I love how it turned out and it was so easy. 

All you need is a printer, pencil, and some craft paint.

Step One:  I used a word document on my computer and printed his name in a large font.

Step Two:  I just turned it over and scribbled all over the back with a regular pencil.

Step Three:  I taped the paper in place and traced the letters right on to the wood, just remove the tape and this is what you have.

Step Four:  I just took black craft paint and filled it all in.

Total time to print, trace and paint the name was only about 10 minutes.  Now this project is complete and most of all I love it.

I Heart Nap Time

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all the Irish people out there in blogland.  I show my Italian side on my blog alot but today I'm dedicating my blog post to the Irish Side of my heritage. 

St. Patrick's Day was always one of my father's favorite holidays.  He just loved to let the world know that he was Irish and proud of it. He would get a huge kick out of helping us pick out our green outfits to wear to school every year.  Once the grandkids starting arriving there was always "Kiss me I'm Irish" shirts to go around.  My Dad left us about 12 years ago but I know that he is looking down on us today with his Proud Irish Eyes.

This one is for you Dad.  I don't have any little ones to dress up anymore so I get to spend my energy on my favorite Puppy.

May the luck of the Irish be with you all today!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dog dish table for $3.00

You all know how much I like shopping at yard sales.  I picked up this cute little table for $3.00, I wasn't sure what I would do with it but knew I had to have it.  It has been sitting in my sewing/craft room for a few months. 

I asked hubby if he thought he could cut 2 holes in the top of the table and we could use it for Windsor's dog dishes.  Of course he looked at me like I was crazy but then decided it wasn't a bad idea.  The original table was a little too high so he cut a couple inches of the legs.

I couldn't just leave it like this, I had to add some paint.

See that plain board going across the bottom, it's screaming for something to be added to it.  I'm guessing it will be WINDSOR's name. 

and best of all...............

It works like a charm.  He loves it.

I'll be linking up to:

Two Yellow Birds DecorMustard Seed Creations Furniture Feature Friday