Monday, August 9, 2010

Organizing – Apothecary Medicine Storage

I had an idea … I knew exactly what I wanted. I REALLY didn’t want to go to the BIG store (Ikea) to get one…I knew I could find one at goodwill… Figured I would keep my eye out… Went out today and could not believe my eyes when I found it:


Oh yeah .. not beautiful but not too bad right? hehehe Check out the top… oh yeah and this was after I removed some various halloween stickers… hehehe….

DSC00874But guess what? it was marked only $3.99!!!! Oh but it got better it was RED tag. What does that mean? Well it just so happened that red tags were 50% off today… OH YEAH!!!!! SCORE! $2 and I was running out the door! These are almost $20 at least at Ikea… and I’m not sure they sell them anymore because I couldn’t find them on the sight.

Ok sorry I’m rambling… You want to see what I did right?

DSC00876Not bad right? Just some spray paint… but I had BIGGER aspirations… oh yeah… LABELS!

I found these FREE printables from Just Something I Made, HERE.

I used photo editing software to trim to the labels I wanted and added the words I wanted.

Here it is!



I printed the labels on mailing labels I use for my ebay business. Then cut them the the size… crumpled and tore a bit and stuck on. Then I used a little distress ink to make them look old.


The Close Ups:

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The Insides


I LOVE LOVE LOVE How it turned out!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Frame with Paint

I painted a “frame” over my couch!



How to:

1. Measure and mark size

2. Then use laser Level to get straight line


3. Frog Tape along laser lines. I left laser up and taped each side individually.

DSC002274. Paint All center

DSC00226  5. Use utility knife to cut extra tape off corners to square them


6. Do another set of tape around the first set. Follow the same instructions as doing the first. The space between the bottom of the first tape and top of the second will be the space for the frame part. Measure accordingly. It all depends how big you want your “frame”!

Here it is all dressed up! Details for all of the items here!


Monday, July 26, 2010

A Bird Song

I have been working on the wall over my couch for a few months now. I think it’s finally ALMOST done :) There will be a few tweaks of course but it’s mostly there. If you have any suggestions let me know! I have been looking at this wall for so long I think I need a fresh pair of eyes haha.

For information on how I painted the wall and “frame” click here

So here is the over all look:



Someday I will gain better photography skills :) Of course I have a tiny house without much natural light which doesn’t help.

So here are some details

I LOVE this! I do I do I do. It’s actually a plant holder from Lowes. It was a black color and I painted it. Same with the bird cage which you have seen many times on my mantel :)


Remember my frame remake here? Well here it finally is with it’s adorable picture in it.


This hope sign I got at JoAnn’s – In spring


I have had these two prints for while. The mats were tan colored. I painted them white. I think it makes them pop more!



This one came from The Dollar Tree! LOVE IT! Was too perfect for this wall!


My mom had this print so I incorporated it. I got the frame from my mother in law and painted same blue as I painted on the wall. The Mat is from Dollar Tree


This is a little bird with hooks I had. It was gold. Painted it to match the bird cage holder! Nest was a gift from hubby. Just hung off one of the little hooks.


Another print my mom had – Plastic frame from Goodwill – was gold and I painted white


and yet another of my mom’s prints. She recently moved in with us so this was my way of incorporating some of her items into mine! Spray painted frame I can’t remember where I got but either from goodwill or my Mother In law!


Bought both of these little shelf boxes at Goodwill for $1.99 for the pair! :) And guess what? They were already that color no painting involved! WAHOO hehe


Perfect place to show off all my adorable little bird figures!



And last but not least the adorable picture I made  - Copying the one we all see “Keep Calm and Carry On”


What’s that? You love it and want one too? Well don’t you worry.

Here you go – Print and use to your hearts content. Please just link back and tell people where you got it if you post about it! :)


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