Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
In early May I was driving around a community yardsale when I struck gold for any mother of 4 young children: a large Little Tikes outdoor playhouse. And in very good condition. And only $40. SOLD. My car literally did an only-in-the-movies skid into the family's driveway, I yelled out the window, "I'll take it" and RAN.
Trouble was...the colors were awful. My backyard already looks like Romper Room. I did NOT want to add to it with this Smurf blue door and teal roof. Uggghhhhh. Shuddder.
So I did a little research on spraypainting plastics, gathered my supplies, took the structure apart (which was very easy considering it is just 10 screws and then puzzle pieced together) and set about spray painting.
I am SO much happier with the finished result. Like, over the moon happier. In truth, however, this project took twice the amount of time I thought it would and I made a lot of mistakes that I now have to live with (but hey, its a kids plastic playhouse so I'm not going to beat myself up over it).
Once I finished with the playhouse, I also spray painted the kids red wooden picnic table black as well; it now matches our black iron patio table - everything on the patio goes together much better. It looks cohesive out there now, much less like Romper Room.
Except of course, for the kids :)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We've all seen the standard white hanging paper lantern. And we've all seen the cute little paper umbrellas that perch atop specialty drinks at your favorite Mexican restaurant. BUT. What if these two paper products got married?
Well...in this fabulously awesome tutorial THEY HAVE! Is that not the happiest most beautiful hanging paper lantern you have ever seen? I am rushing out to purchase all necessary supplies for this project today. Must. Create. NOW.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Maybe my favorite shower idea...ever?! A repurposed factory window given new life as a shower enclosure. Clean, urban, loads of character to spare. Sign me up! LOVE this idea.
Photo credit Remains Lighting
I've been out of town a ton lately...first Utah visiting family for a few weeks then on a vacation sans children with my husband to Hawaii this past week. That one was quite lovely :) But all of these trips have meant that blogging has been light and for that I am sorry. One benefit of traveling and taking a break from the normal routines is that is clears my head and gets me rejuvenated for projects and inspired for new decor ideas. So get ready: I've got a few fun things up my sleeves :)
Posted by Sara at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I saw this idea on Etsy and thought - WOW, this is fabulous and so EASY!
Take some bottlecaps, the funkier and more colorful the better, a little hot glue, attach a standard thumbtack and voila! A far more interesting story to tell on your bulletin board, no?