Wednesday, September 26, 2012

10 for 10 {pictures of my bubble umbrella}

I got this bubble umbrella.
It makes me really happy.
I can't wait for it to rain.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

10 for 10 {happy things}

{watching Toy Story 2}

{fun party decorations}

{blue blue skies}

{my diamond ring necklace}

{hot coco}

{new scarves}

{yellow flowers}

{reading books}

{spelling my name with pretzels}

{eating chocolate ice cream}

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10 for 10 {10 reasons to make a dreamcatcher}

I've been wanting to make a dreamcatcher for a while,
but I had no idea how to make one. I finally saw this idea on Pinterest.
{sorry, I tried to find the source but I couldn't}
These are the supplies I used. The inside of an embroidery hoop, a doily,
some string/cord and some beads.

I put a dab of hot glue on the embroidery hoop and then pressed the tip of the doily on it.

I threaded the beads on the cord and tied a knot in between each of them.
I just double knotted it onto the hoop.

10 reasons to make a dream catcher:
{1. they catch bad dreams}
{2. they use old lace doilies}
{3. They are super easy to make}
{4. They're a super cool decoration}
{5. You get to use beads}
{6. they're really quick to make}
{7. They are way cute}
{8. They make great wall hangings}
{9. They make me happy}
{10. they help you have good dreams}


Monday, September 17, 2012

10 for 10 {my weekend}

 {enjoyed pretty flowers}
{sat under the blue sky}

{found this little grasshopper}

{drank smoothies}

{cut some flowers}
 {sat on our rocking chairs}

{ate sandwiches}

{made this dream catcher. More on that later this week}

{watched the sunset}
{watched Jurassic Park}

Friday, September 14, 2012

10 for 10 {10 steps to refinishing a cabinet}

I found this cabinet and I just had to fix it up.
I've been looking for a new side table for a while and I decided this would work perfectly.
It did need a lot of work though.
{1. find a cabinet}

This is it before. It had 50 year old tape plastered to the side,
one of the drawers had some sticky gunk in it, and the paint was all chipped.

{2. pick all of the 50 year old tape off}

{3. scrape the sticky gunk out of the drawer}

I had to sand it town twice to get the surface nice and smooth.

{4. sand}

I had to do a coat of metal primer. I used a primer called "Rustoleum".
I put that on with a roller.

{5. paint on a coat of primer}

When I started putting the top coat on with a roller it left way too much texture behind.
I was not happy with the way it looked so I switched to a paint brush.

{6. apply top white coat}

The brush marks didn't show up as much as the texture from the roller. I had to do two coats so the brush strokes wouldn't show as much. It was totally worth it though.
I am so happy with the finished product.

{7. apply another top coat}

The handles were quite dirty and had residue on them.
I cleaned them up with some soap and steel wool.

{8. clean up handles}

I am super happy with how it turned out.
I was kind of freaked out when the texture showed a lot with the roller,
but it all worked out.

{9. move into room}

{10. fill with lots of fun stuff!}

Thursday, September 13, 2012

10 for 10 {what's making me happy}

I've noticed a lot of people have themes for the month on their blog.
I know this isn't the beginning of the month,
 but I thought I'd try it anyway.
I also noticed the theme "10 for 10" is popular so I decided I'd start with that.
 So today here are 10 things that are making me happy.

{this delicious eclair cake I made the other day.}

{these cute little goats}

{my new hot air balloon necklace}


{my desk accessories}

{the sky}
{my new jacket}

{new toe nail polish}

{sun sets}

{vintage chalkboards}