Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bon Appetit

I came across a tray and some place mats.  I thought they would be perfect to try out my splender blender marker on.  I didn't quite like the vegetable theme.  Of course I used a thick coat of ASCP Old White.  Here is the before.

After painting.

Finally, I applied my graphic with the splender blender marker and applied clear and dark wax.

Now to go with the tray, I have some place mats.  See they are just plain old place mats.

Nothing special until now.

Quite the entertaining set for company?!  Just love how the graphics came out.  Sharing over at:

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Third times the charm

The third time is the charm, right?!  I know I've shared two posts about bench revamps.  Well, this really isn't a bench but a little footstool.  I guess I've been picking them up because they are inexpensive to get and easy to redo.  This little guy wasn't really bad if you ignore the amount of cat hair on it.  I only remembered to get a before shot after I took the top off before I spray painted it.  I really like that it has a little storage.  I always tend to like things on the lighter side.  So with the abundance of cream and white spray paint, it is no surprise that it had to be one of those.

I had extra burlap and muslin to use for recovering it.  So after a little spray painting and stapling on fabric, this little guy looks like a pretty little gal!

I like how it went from Grandmaish to shabby chic.  Hope you are having a great week!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tangled Birthday!

Saturday we hosted a Tangled themed birthday party for my 5 year old daughter.  We were expecting 5 to 6 little girls to join the celebrations.  I never try to reinvent the wheel.  Why stress myself out when I know I could google other mother's great party ideas.  It is kind of like a one stop shop.  Thanks to many moms' blogs and some other sites, I came up with a pretty good list of activities to do.

Of course with a Tangled theme, the colors were purple and yellow.  Here is our decorations:

The girls started off coloring some Tangled coloring pages I found here.  After finding the other cool activities where I found the coloring pages, I decided we should definitely make a Pascal noisemaker and shrinky dink charms I found here.  I had made each girl a little tulle tutu.  When handing out the tutus, I also gave each little princess her own crown, a necklace, bracelet, and ring.  What a pretty bunch of princess!

This is my favorite princess of all!

What a fun birthday!