Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Refabric your Chair (30).

How refreshing would it be to sit in this? My crafty cousin is letting me share this project she made, she did a great job turning a normal chair into something fabulous! 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Unwasted Homemaking #39

Welcome back to the Unwanted Homemaking Linky! I'm excited to party this week and see all of your amazing ideas! I'm looking for features on my blog so make sure link up as many as you want ;). Check out some of the link up's from last week:

Fall Porch from Second Chance to Dream

DIY Infinity Scarf from A Modern Day Fairy Tale

Delightfully Free from Always Learning

This recipe is gluten, dairy and sugar free!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Homemade Teacher Gift (26)

Loving this idea from my Crafty Cousin! She made this for her kid's teacher, what an awesome gift! This would be a creative and thoughtful gift for the teacher's in your life! Homemade Christmas gift?

Linking to: Women Living WellTime Warp WifeRaising HomemakersWomen in the Word Wednesday
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Before and After Book Shelf. (25)

As newlyweds my husband and I purchased cheap bookshelves, being the college students we were we needed places for those books but didn't need to put out a lot of money. We settled on the traditional black compressed saw dust ones. They have honestly lasted 6 moves! After our 5th move they were in the garage ready to be tossed, I didn't like the black anymore and they were not in the best shape. 

Enter in Chalk Paint, duck egg color, by Annie Sloan, a transformation had to be done! So, I painted and am in love with these old book shelves again! They will not be moved to the trash, ever, if I can help it ;).

For some of my trash to treasure pieces (see bench transformation) I used a base coat of Old White Chalk Paint with the Duck Egg on top. These book shelves only received duck egg but I think it turned out great anyway! As you can see in the second picture the first coat will not cover everything. Don't worry. Let it dry for about 30 minutes and then paint your second coat. After the second coat dries, put on clear wax and sand to you're liking. I did quite a bit of distressing on this piece. 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pottery Barn Kids giveaway.

I usually don't promote a ton of giveaways on other blogs but this one is amazing and I want ya'll to enter for a chance to win! Its pottery barn kids, you know it's awesome! Head over to Perfectly Imperfect and leave a comment and you will be entered!  Pin It Now!

Homemade Army Playground (24)

How awesome is this? I can say that because it's not my idea but my cousins! She has graciously let me take a few of her creative ideas and share them with ya'll! The story behind this is her son wanted some kind of fort for his little army men and out came this all boy's army playground! I'm loving the bunkers, the walls, plant life and flag! How cool is this? I'm thinking my son needs this for his room now!

Linking to: Women Living WellTime Warp WifeRaising HomemakersWomen in the Word Wednesday
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quote on Reading (day 23)

This entire month I've been sharing things from my home front. I've spent several posts on books because in my home I try place a heavy focus on books.  I tend to read about an hour each morning before my little ones get out of bed, I read to my children throughout the entire day, my son reads to me, we read after dinner together, we read, read and then read. I'm in love with reading and I hope it only gets stronger everyday. 

Although I may not be able to strike up a conversation with the late reformer Martin Luther, John Calvin or Charles Spurgeon, or drink coffee and ask questions to Elyse Fitzpatrick, I can hear their thoughts and glen from their wisdom through their books. I loved the quote from Roald Dahl about throwing away your tv and installing a book shelf. The point is that each time we watch something it is impacting us, in some way. Although watching TV isn't bad, I think the time and content consumed are something we should continually be evaulating. Read, read, and then read, establish routines throughout your day where you read. I used to not read at all. I would have to force myself to read 15 minutes a day. Now, I enjoy it and can choose it over other things easier. Oh, and the books in the picture are at a local bookstore, thought it was gorgeous! 

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Chalk Painted Pumpkins Day (day 22)

I can't quit painting everything in sight with my Chalk Paint from Annie Sloan! When I unboxed my fall pumpkins I thought they could use a few coats of Old White paint to look a little more shabby chic! What are you decorating with for autumn? Check out my other post on my autumn decor right here!

Linking to: Women Living WellTime Warp WifeRaising HomemakersWomen in the Word Wednesday

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Unwasted Homemaking Linky Party

Welcome back to the Unwanted Homemaking Linky! Yes, it's been a while. Life has been more hectic than it ever has but I'm a bit more settled now! Our Adoption is complete, homeschool has begun and I'm getting more and more back into blogging! I've actually been blogging each day for the entire month of October! Here are a few things I've been blogging about:

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Decor at My House (day 19, 20)

Here are a few ways I've decorated my home this fall season. On top of my fake mantle I've used my Chalkboard. Chalkboards are always a must when I decorate, I can't get enough of the classy look which can fit any occasion! This year I've added the cute little box with the fall trees in bloom behind the youngsters driving in their classic car! I snagged this from my grandfather who found tons of old avon cologne bottles at an estate sale. I actually have the originally cologne bottle which is the yellow car in the picture but it's in my homeschool decorating. 

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Election Day Party. (day 18)

Election Day is fast approaching! Last election day I had a small get together of college friends to watch the polls. Basically, we ate and watched the polls. Sounds boring but it was fun! I can't find the pictures but here some ideas for decorating for this election day!

Table decor.

Simple Patriotic Lemonade

Before the questions begin let me just say that I won't be dining outside this year, these were decorations for another party we had in the summer!

What are you doing this election day?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

From My Home Front (day 17) Autumn Crunch Toast

I'm loving autumn this year. We had a l o n g hot, hot, hot summer in Kentucky which makes fall so much sweeter! My kids can't get enough of this simple autumn crunch toast, who would have know?

 Super simple just toast your wheat bread, spread peanut butter all around, sprinkle on granola, raisins, nuts, spread some honey on top and sprinkle with cinnamon! 

Wheat Bread
Peanut Butter

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 16 From My Home Front: Chalkboard Gift Box.

 This is a creative and easy way to repurpose boxes for gifts! A few Father's Day's ago I took some boxes I had laying around and decided to get a little creative. I grabbed my Chalkboard Paint, slapped it on and loved how it turned out! I didn't get great pics and you can tell the paint is uneven and the writing isn't the best but it was a spare of the minute thing that turned out just right!

1. Paint one thin coat of Chalkboard Paint.

 After drying time…
2. Cover it with chalk. Erase it.
Recover with Chalk, erase and then your good to go!

I'm seeing visions of boxes painted with Black Chalkboard Paint in the shapes of Christmas Trees for Christmas gift!

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