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Showing posts with label diy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diy. Show all posts

Jun 7, 2014

garbage-picked planter boxes

i was on my way to drop off K at camp when i saw a pile of treasures on the curb, ripe for the taking. sure, it was no more than five or seven houses down from ours, but i have no shame when it comes to garbage-picking. we use our family calendar constantly and K's dump truck is still going strong!

i spotted two of these wood planter boxes and snatched them up.

Apr 9, 2014

repotting cacti

this story starts with an empty bowl.

side note: i got this particular dish at goodwill for pennies. i love finding bowls, cups, and other random tableware to use as planters for cacti, succulents, and air plants.

Jan 28, 2014

valentine's day projects

it's almost february and you know what that means:
house of cards season two valentine's day is around the corner!

this year, my hours are spent taking care of H, playing with K, or sleeping so i haven't had much time for DIYs...but here's a quick recap of last year's projects!

Jan 20, 2014

lovey-dovey DIY:
ballerina-inspired tutu valentines

<<< you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty :  ☆ ☆ ☆ 
would i do it again? : yep!


Jan 9, 2014

DIY: gilded clay family

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty  ★  ☆ ☆  
hazards : clay under my fingernails...
would i do it again? : yep!


Dec 27, 2013

DIY: gilded journals
(with embossed spine labels)

<<< you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty  ★ ☆ ☆ ☆   
hazards : metal leaf mess
would i do it again? : yes


Dec 21, 2013

our yellow and white christmas tree

i just realized i never shared pictures of our yellow and white tree this year...sooo here's where we ended up!
it's not a perfectly perfect blogger's tree, but it makes our family happy to look at it and that's what counts. :)

Dec 10, 2013

merryDIY:
miniature house snowglobe ornaments

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ★   ☆
hazards : messy, messy buffalo snow
would i do it again? : yes!


Dec 7, 2013

merryDIY:
christmas card garland

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
would i do it again? : yep!


Dec 3, 2013

merryDIY:
simple boxwood wreath

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ★   ☆
hazards : blood loss via floral wire
would i do it again? : yes!


Nov 30, 2013

a(nother) yellow and white christmas

christmas last year took an unexpected turn towards yellow and white -- inspiration struck while i was standing in the christmas lights aisle at the hardwood store. in hindsight, our holiday color palette was only natural, given the tree's proximity to our yellow and white polka-squared dining room.
click here to read more about our fancy chandelier!

last year, i was aiming for mostly homemade decorations. it was our first christmas in this house and i didn't want to go buckwild buying seventy-two-million ornaments. i wanted our collection to grow naturally, year by year.

Nov 23, 2013

some quick and easy christmas crafts

the holiday season is mere days away!
ready to start crafting?? 

i was pretty ambitious last christmas (by my low standards anyway) and wanted to share some of my favorite crafts. they're all pretty easy and not one should take longer than an hour.

Nov 16, 2013

miniDIY:
christmas candy cane tutu

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time minutes...hours
difficulty : ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
hazards : your heart will ache for a little girl
would i do it again? : absolutely!


i may be jumping the gun a bit, but i wanted to get this tutorial out there in case you had a little girl in your life that would love to unwrap a candy-cane tutu on christmas...or maybe you want to put your sweetie in one of these for your holiday cards!

Nov 12, 2013

merryDIY:
ultrasound snowglobe ornaments

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ★   ☆
hazards : messy, messy buffalo snow
would i do it again? : yes!


Oct 26, 2013

update on the dining table II

sorry for the crappy phone pics in this post -- there was sawdust a'swirlin' and i didn't want to risk getting particles all up in my good camera.

last week, the wood for the dining table fish is making us -- pine for the base and white oak for the tabletop -- was laying on the floor of our garage.
after admiring ignoring it for a week, fish's schedule cleared up and Construction Day Numero Uno was upon us!

Oct 19, 2013

spookyDIY: pumpkin tee

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★    ☆
hazards : you have to break out the iron
would i do it again? : yep!


Oct 16, 2013

an honest review:
rustoleum neverwet

have you had a chance to try rustoleum's latest product, the neverwet liquid repelling system? maybe you had good intentions, then balked at the $20 price tag.

is it really worth it??
read on for my honest and comprehensive review...
and a giveaway at the end!

Oct 12, 2013

spookyDIY:
fancy fishnet pumpkins

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★    ☆
would i do it again? : yep!


Oct 5, 2013

spookyDIY: ghost lights

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ★   ☆
hazards : razor blade!
would i do it again? : yes