Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Word verification, or no word verification?

I have just changed my settings to only allow comments with word verification. This is due to a high volume of spam recently. Although I love comments, and get excited when just 1 person comments on one of my posts, it is so annoying to get these comments that have nothing to do with my post. I was always annoyed when I had a word verification to comment on other blog posts, but now I must apologize to you, and I now GET it! Sorry people, but word verification is sometimes a good thing.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

The "Becki"

I am so excited about this one!!  This China cupboard was destined to be mine.  There was an ad poster for tile at my place of work, that I had always admired.  Not only for the tile, but the cupboard in the picture. 


One of my favourite places to get projects is a local Facebook auction site.  When I saw this on the site, I HAD to bid on it.

Needs some TLC...but that is OK with me!
I ended up paying $120 for it, but I think it was totally worth it!

I love the after.  The inside & the fretwork is an awesome green  The outside is homemade white chalk paint & slightly distressed.  I left the shelves original but restained them walnut to just clean them up.  I was planning on using it in my new bathroom for linens when it is done, but at the moment it is my craft cupboard in a corner of my dining room.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Subway Art

I picked up some used cupboard doors, and have created a few cool projects with them.  This was a Christmas gift for my Parents.  The words are the names of local Townships, Villiages & Towns that are meaningful to them.  The places where they were born, where they live now, where the cottage is....  I like the fact it is totally original and personal.

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Uncluttering the Craft Clutter

In an attempt to organize and unclutter & "pretty-up" my craft supplies I got out the Modge-Podge, some pretty scrapbook papers, and some recycled containers. 

Dollar store wooden box for my arcrylic stamp blocks

Craft string in a former tube for after dinner mint chocolates

Paper towel tube with my craft mat rolled up inside

Baking Powder container

Hot Chocolate container

Peanut can

Friday, 4 January 2013

Opening the Door to Communication

In a former post I showed how I painted my fridge with chalkboard paint - It was old, scratched & I kinda wanted a black fridge anyways.  It was a GREAT idea, and worked really well for communicating with my family.  Recently the old fridge died :( & I am NOT allowed to paint my new that I would!  So, our family lost that communication.  Right around the corner from the fridge is the door to my basement.  It is a 5 panel wooden door.  This is what I did:

Chalkboard Paint + Vinyl + Cricut & various Font Cartridges
Clearly this is new, and this space is obviously going to be too small  ;)