Crafting time with Brielle~

Crafting time with Brielle~

This crafting project started out with a great garage sale deal $20 for a big dresser with a mirror! I knew right away, that it would be the perfect dresser (with a LOT of work) for Brielle’s new room!

I didn’t know how to get started, or what I was planning on doing with anything.  I was looking at ALL of these painting projects on pinterest, and was easily getting WAY too overwhelmed with how much paint/materials/time it took to complete a project, the size of a dresser.

I never get “free time” away from Brielle, when I am at home, so I know I had to do something that could involve her, and was fairly easy!

For the supplies I used:

-Crimson Acrylic Chalk Paint

-Crimson Chalk Paint brush (pretty expensive! $10)

-Krylon Fusion black gloss spray paint

-Zebra colored fabric for the re-upholstering of the chair (1 yard was on sale at Walmart!)

First, I took everything apart! (Took the mirror off of the back, all of the pull out drawers out, took all of the hardware off).

Then decided to start on the dresser first, and paint everything (with the help of an eager toddler) that I could after I thoroughly cleaned it (it was an old dresser and very dirty).  Next off, was the mirror.  I painted the outside of the mirror, without having to take the glass off–SCORE).

The next morning  after cleaning all of the drawers (when Brielle was distracted doing something inside), I spray-painted the drawers, and all the hardware. It was not as hard I thought, but it took a while to dry outside.

After everything was dry (so we thought!), we took the furniture to the new house, and I focused on reupholstering the chair (which was not fun!), and finished painting it, and I must say, the final product doesn’t look half bad!

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For this project, I just used a screwdriver to unscrew the chair, and re-used the nails that were in the bottom of the chair already.  Not hard, just time-consuming!
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At the time, it was missing a hardware piece for the top right drawer, but it now has one! 🙂 Oh and gotta love the paint stain on the new carpet! (I will try REALLY hard today to get it out)

While it definitely is FAR from perfect, I must say with a couple of layers of chalk paint, it definitely made a TREMENDOUS difference in the look of this dresser, and I am so GLAD she now she has in her new room.  And she will be able to show off to people how she painted it “with mommy”.

 

 

 

Crafting with Brielle!

This past week we definitely had fun decorating things, and one of her favorite things was to painting the wooden turkey for the holidays!

I snagged a great deal at Target in the clearance section, and got it just for $1 and it comes with three colors of paint and a paint brush.  All the supplies left is the newspaper, and the water in a cup/bowl just to clean off the brush so that colors don’t get mixed (well, the theory sounds good until you have a toddler who thinks everything looks better, mixed up! lol! 🙂

This turkey is front and back and it has a little stand that you can dry it standing up and then place it on your table once it is done! I should have taken a picture of it completed, but after cleaning up the craft, I completely forgot!

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It is a cute, colorful turkey, that is now on our dining room table until Thanksgiving! 🙂

My top 5 favorite blogs!

When it comes to blogging, I really love a good read!  I love tend to be drawn toward blogs about faith, family, and crafting (I love to read about DIY that is easy enough for someone like me who is challenged in the crafting world, to complete it successfully).

  1. The first blog you can find here.  It is written by a mother, wife, christian woman, amazing with crafts, and shares the most amazing recipes!  I knew Ruthie from high school, and when she started blogging a couple of years after graduated, she was the first blog I ever read, and ever followed! She is amazing with pretty much everything from motherhood all the way down to crafts, and you will love to follow her blog and her two little kids (Ford and Lucy).  You will, without a doubt, love this blog!
  2. The second blog I love to read, you can find here.  Sarah is such a fun blog writer, and I love how down to earth she is! She is also a wife, mother to two precious baby (Crue and LC) and I just LOVE how real she is.  She is probably the best interior decorator I have seen as well! I mean, you should definitely look at her blog post on her baby girls nursery, it’s amazing! Hope you all pay her a visit as well!
  3. This third blog definitely hits close to my heart! You can find her link here.  Alaina is also a wife, and mother to two precious twin girls (Rhyann and Logan).  She is so pure and writes such powerful and strong blogs that definitely make you think twice about what you are going through in your life.  She struggled with infertility and with the birth of her twin girls, her outlook on life has changed, and I love to follow along for the ride! I think you will too!
  4. This fourth blog you will love, you can find here.  Brey is also a wife, teacher, and loves to blog on the side. Once I found her blog, I couldn’t leave for a while.  Her blog posts are amazing to all the new bloggers(me) out there and she gives such good advice to us and what has worked out for her in the long run.  She takes amazing pictures, loves working out, loves to eat healthy food, and is just overall fun! I think without a doubt, she is definitely a blog you would want to follow! 🙂
  5. Then, there’s my 5th blog! You can find it here.  Melissa is a wife and mother to three precious kiddos (Liliana,Delilah,and Kohanna).  Two sweet girls and one precious boy.  Melissa is an artist, photographer, videographer, and loves anything organic and natural.  I recently started following her blog, and it has definitely become one of my top favorite blogs pretty quick! I think a lot of mommas out there could benefit from following her!

I hope that you get to find some intriguing new blogs! 🙂