Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Framed Name

Since my friends last name is short this works well. I cut out each letter with my cricut and used dollar store frames. Really easy and I think it's super cute! She said it was the perfect accent for her wall. Also made a great and cheap wedding gift.

Ding Dong

Doorbell covers are boring. Thanks to my Cricut it's now pretty.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spray paint in the bathroom?

I found a cute kiddie wooden step stool at a yard sale. It was blue and had stickers on it. When I removed the stickers I accidentally removed some of the paint, that made it ugly. I had a garbage can from Target that was white already in there. There also was a gold colored towel bar yuck. I had a can of green spray paint left over from another project and there was green in the bathroom theme already so I put the spray paint to use. I took the towel bar apart and sprayed all 3 things outside. I cut out the turtles with my Cricut.

Who ever thought of spray painting
 a towel bar green?

Antique TV Stand

We needed a stand for our large flat screen. After searching and searching we couldn't find an entertainment center we were willing to pay for that was the right size. We lucked out for next to nothing we found this great piece at a yard sale. It's an old timey TV holder that fit inside, you know the kind with cathode tubes (Google it). My Sweety re-stained it and made it lovely. 

Perfect space to hide stuff 

Pics of the back. There is really cool stuff written back there. Made in the USA

Shade from the Sun

I live where it's hot and I mean HOT!! Over 100 degrees is almost everyday here in the summer and we have very long summers. Our sliding glass patio door is on the south side of the house and causes lots of radiant heat. We have vertical blinds in front of it but that only helps a little. My sweet husband made me a canopy for it. There is a distinct temperature difference in my kitchen and dining area now, thanks honey!
Chain link top connector.
Drilled holes straight through the sides
of 2 of them.
1-3/8" x 10.5' pipe. Drilled holes in
both ends of 2 of these to match the
holes in the  connectors. 
Canopy rolled out in my living room
and square dowels.

I stapled the dowels to the short
ends. The edges were unfinished
and we didn't want them to fray.

We dug 2 deep holes 1 1/2 ft deep by
1 ft wide. Filled it with
quickcrete, stuck the connectors
 in drilled holes side up. When it dried
we put the pole in & ran a bolt
through & secured it with a nut.

My husband putting the snap
grommets on. We put in several
along the short ends.
They are not hard to install , the
package comes with instructions.

Put in 2 eye hooks into the eave
where there was a stud. At the
top of the poles we put eye bolts.
We tied the canopy to the eye hooks
with rope. 
Canopy package
Grommet package
We bought them at Lowe's. All said and done it cost about
 $75 roughly. In one month we noticed a $40 difference in
 our utility bill. We also put a clothesline across it.
We want to add swivel eye bolt snap hooks for
quick and easy takedown on windy days.
Thanks honey I love you!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Kids Kitchen - Habitat for Humanity

I DID NOT do this project. I am posting this for my friends at the Habitat for Humanity Of Southwest Utah ReStore! This place is awesome! They are a home improvement thrift store. All of the proceeds from the sale of items in the store goes to Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah and stay in Washington County. They sell just about anything you will need for your home. From doors and windows to flooring, lighting, appliances, calking, furniture and so much more! Anyway this is a project THEY did for an auction.

This is the Entertainment
center we started with .
The glass door HAD to go.

Primer is on.
Believe it or not we found a mini fridge door that fit the space perfect. The mini fridge was brought in for recycling.
Picture with the door closed perfect

Another coat of paint.
Added a cover over the hole in front of our sink area, this is when we also added the the black square stove

Checking out some wire racks we had to see if it would work. Okay as you can see from this picture I changed out the bottom wire racks so that it all matched.

We have also added knobs on the side by the oven for potholders. In the store we have a few kitchen organizers. The top rack holds spices the bottom rack is for slotted spoons and such.

Made a call to our local recycler, Virgin Valley Recycling. They found us the perfect phone. The burners came from a range we were tearing down for recycling!

Added the towel rack and clip as well as the drawers. We had these drawer handles in the store, they look perfect. Added a light above the sink,  non working.

Added the sink and put the doors back on the "oven" we cut it out the
center and put plexi glass in the center. The cabinet under the fridge is a "dishwasher"

Added glass tiles for a back splash. The range and oven knobs were from yet another range that was to be recycled. Added a shelf over the range for the dishes.

LOVE the window. Added the potholders, kitchen towels and washrag. A look at it finished inside. Putting on the finishing touches magnets on the fridge and potholders.

Tell me that apron is not to cute!!!

Added the measuring cups and spoons.
Isn't it lovely!