Monday, June 24, 2013

[upcycle::vintage mirror frame to chalkboard]...

hello there...

i hope that you all had a lovely weekend!  :)

today...i have yet another diy/upcycle post for you.

i found what i can only assume was a large vintage mirror frame in my neighbor's trash...

minus the mirror....

and painted burgundy...


but i knew that it had potential.

i wanted a large vintagey looking chalkboard for my girlies fore quite a long time.

so i painted it aqua....

and painted the mdf board with chalkboard paint....

and viola!.


much better!  ;)

Monday, June 17, 2013

[wall flowers]

hello friends! 

today i bring you a solution to that tricky wall space...

where two walls meet...in the corner of a room.

i give you exhibit a...[aka::the before]...


not bad, but uninteresting.

then i had an idea...

this...




much better!

and it instantly added color and whimsy to the space!  :)

i just made regular tissue paper pom poms...like in this tutorial...

but omitted the yellow center.

most importantly, my little munchkin loves it!  :)




Monday, June 10, 2013

[upcycle::vintage wall filer to chore chart]....

my kiddos are at the age where they can start doing chores on a daily basis.

i have been trying to figure out a cute and clever way to make a chore chart.

then i happened upon this...

for $3 at goodwill....and an idea was born!

it just need a bit of cleaning....

and a bright, cheerful paint color for sure.  :)


looks better, but...well...plain...so....


i measured the front of each slot...

and cut scrapbook paper strips to fit.

then mod podged the strips to the panels...

then i made the chore cards.

i took photos for the visual cues, as my littlest munchkin can't read yet.  :)


and viola...



then i hung it on empty wall space in the kitchen...

right where my girlies are sure to see it.


tell me...what did you do this weekend!?

rachel


Lil\'Luna

Thursday, June 6, 2013

[cute way to maximize kitchen counter space}....

we live in a 1969 ranch...

which means that we have a small galley kitchen...

and not much counter or storage space.  

to remedy that...

i came up with this...


i painted an old stool that i had on hand...

and set it on one of my counters...

added my owl vase full of kitchen utensils...

and our little "catch all" box.

underneath there is room from my retro inspired canisters [from cost plus]...

and a shadow box i made.

viola...space maximized!!  :)

on the other side of the kitchen...


i hung a shelf with a towel rack above the sink...

it also holds a set of vintage pyrex mixing bowls.

a vintage wire basket holds hand towels....since we have no available drawer.  :)

3 little canisters [also from cost plus] corral my grandmother's cookie cutters.

and there you have it...

literally...that is my kitchen tour...2 whole photos. ;)


rachel



Monday, June 3, 2013

[recycled egg carton kiddo craft...]

hello friends!

my girls love any kind of craft or art project!

they would spend most, if not all of their day, at the table crafting away if i would let them.  :)

so today i bring you a simple and fun upcycling|re-purposing craft for kiddos!

you will need::


 


once the caterpillars are dry you can glue on eyes ...

and attached their antennas.... 


there you have it!

super easy and super cute!  :)

rachel