Monday, May 14, 2012

Purplicious Birthday

My oldes't just turned 5!  Her favoirte color is purple and she just LOVES the book Purplicious.  When Pinkalicious meets her new best friend that loves purple!  So we had a Purplicious themed Birthday Party.
The invitation:
The reminder:
 The Cake (this was actually saved for our own family party)

 Lunch, PB and Grape Jelly Sandwhiches, Grape Juice, Blackberry frozen yogurt, Purple Cookies.

  Cupcakes for the cake, candy was for the favor bags. Purple: Sixlets, peeps, gumballs, laffy taffy. Also in the favor bags was Purple; neckalce, wand, nailpolish.  We read the book, painted our own purple painting just like Purplicious and played, Purplicious says.

My own Purplicious

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flower girl tutu's!

Second time I was hired to make these tutu's for a wedding!  Arn't they so precious!  I love them!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Paint Project!

So in October, before we moved to a new place, a friend was giving away stuff during her move and I got this piece! We have a little TV for our basement and no stand for it since our last 2 place's happened to have a pre-built-in spot for it. I had been wanting to try a new project for a while now and this free item was the perfect thing to try it on before I move on to other furniture.

The first thing I did was take a degreaser to the whole thing to remove any dirt and build up.

Then I painted it with my favorite go to paint, BEHR.  I used Pale Wheat in Satin.  The coolest part was I got to use my sisters paint gun and it made painting it go by a lot faster!  I now have decided that I need my own smaller version.

 Next, using BEHR finishing glaze and mixing it with some dark walnut stain. I brushed the glaze  over each section, like so.

Take an old cotton t-shirt and immediately wipe away.  Leave dark in the cracks and giving the whole project a worn antique look.

Before and after cabinet

Close up

Before and after:

 FINISHED!  Except that the glass broke 10min before I went to put it in.  So now I guess I have to replace that, most likely I will frost the glass too!  Maybe a future pictures is on its way.