Thursday, October 25, 2012

Candy Corn!!

I LOVE candy corn!  I become crazy excited when I see it in the stores.  Unfortunately for my waistline, I can eat my weight in it...daily :(

So, to save myself from unwanted pounds...I decided to make some cute decorative ones this year. 

I had some 2 x 4's left over from my Laundry Room Bench and after searching for ideas on Pinterest, I knew I could create something cute!  And quickly!  This project was completed in under two hours, including paint drying time...YAY.

I just kid of eyeballed the shape and size I wanted.  My miter saw was perfect for quick cuts.  My daughter was off of school and wanted to get in on the painting fun.  She did most of the painting for me!  Thanks girlie!!


I distressed them with sandpaper and added a little stain.  Just to bump up the cuteness factor :0

And I even had enough wood left over to make a little pumpkin to go with them.  I made the stem out of a leftover cut.
  I think they turned out really cute and I love how they look on my buffet!!


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Entry

My kids always want me to decorate SPOOKY for Halloween.  I am more into the cute items.  So for our entry way this year...I went a little spooky and a little cute.  The kids of course think it should be spookier.  But I LOVE IT!!

Using my craft cutter I made the bats on the wall and the "boo" for the glass candle holder.  The lamp is draped with cheese cloth that I sprayed black with basic flat black spray paint.  I picked up the trick or treat sign at a craft show this weekend for $6 and everything else, I had on hand.
I made the pumpkin print too.  It is cut from glittered paper and just framed in a cheap black frame from the dollar store.  I hot glued the orange ribbon to the edge to hide the cheap quality of the frame.
Love it!!
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Little Changes

Builder grade white appliances.  Ugh.  I don't like them very much.  Little by little we have been changing them out for stainless (when the budget allows).  Our range hood was one of those white appliances that I wanted to change.  I would love to have a microwave/hood combo, but I can't find one to fit the space.  Our cabinets over the stove are a one piece unit, and the center cabinet isn't very high.  So a microwave would be VERY low.

But I didn't want to purchase a stainless steel hood.  Just too pricey for what you get (in my opinion).  But I knew I could update the one we had.

Gotta love spray paint!!

I figured for the cost of a can of spray paint ($4.98) I could make the range hood match the other appliances and not be such an eye sore.
I took disconnected and took down the hood.

I taped off the electrical, exhaust fan, and the stickers (with all the legal/code/electrical stuff) so that wouldn't get covered with paint.

A couple of coats and it was looking pretty good.

A little Before and After.
No, it's not a huge difference but I love it!
I didn't prime before painting, so I hope that it will hold up well to cleaning.  We'll see.
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