more mod podge fun…

Last summer Tracy and I did quite a bit of garage sale shopping!  One Saturday we happened upon Erin’s house.  She had a sewing table that I really liked.  BUT it would not open and I wasn’t sure I could use it for my sewing machine.  So… I left empty handed to think about it.

A few hours later she texted me and said I could HAVE it if I wanted to take it off her hands!  Of course I said yes!

Joey was able to pry it open for me and I was SO excited.  Then we realized that my sewing machine is not compatible with it.  It is an older table and my sewing machine does not have the hooks needed to hold it :(.  I was pretty bummed.

A few months later I decided to make it useful… of course it involved mod podge!

These pictures are NOT the greatest…. but you get the idea.

BEFORE::

(it was actually black, so this is after my sweet husband painted and distressed the legs for me)

AFTER::

there you have it…  I’m seriously addicted to mod podge and scrapbook paper!  Oh, and THANK YOU Erin… I will mod podge anything for you for free in exchange for the table :)

To see a sampling of my other mod podge projects click HERE!

hugs and kisses (xoxo)

Joey and I have never been big on celebrating Valentines day… but I DO think it’s a fun little holiday.  It’s so fun to make it a special day for Jaxon too!

I saw a fun tutorial the other day from Jen @ Tatertots & Jello and HAD to make them.  Of course, mine are a little different … I LOVE how they turned out!

Here is an up close of the heart:

I also fell in LOVE with this wreath from Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous ….

I had some leftover burlap from making this banner a few months ago:

I made it for the season opener… my precious banner did NOT prove to be good luck for the sooners this year :) …. Oh well, at least it’s cute!

Anyhow, I decided to make a burlap heart wreath::

I wanted a little red on it since my door is BLAH white… I wanted it to stand out a little more!  I may make a trip to hob lob tomorrow and change it up a bit… I have another idea for it… I’ll let you know if I change it!

So… are you decorating for Valentines?

More fun with mod podge

You can pretty much call me the Mod-Podge Queen!!

*this is an old post of mine… just re-posting – a great Christmas idea!

The other day I realized that I needed a birthday gift for a 5 year old girl. We got her a few little things that little girls like, but I also felt like making her something!

So…I pulled out the clipboard I bought a while back for 50 cents and went to town!!

Here’s the list of what I used:

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  • Wooden Clipboard
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • MOD-PODGE
  • Ribbon
  • Foam Brushes

**I ended up NOT using the sandpaper and ink**, more to come about those on another project at another time….

First Step: Paint the edges in a color that coordinates with your paper.

Second Step: Measure out and trim the paper for the top…. apply mod-podge to the back of the paper and smooth out on clipboard.
Third Step: Repeat step two for the rest of the board.

Fourth Step:(Optional Customization) Measure out a coordinating paper to spell out the name.

Fifth Step: Make sure the letters are even!

Sixth Step: Rub off letters onto paper and adhere the paper to the board with the mod-podge.

Seventh Step: Tie ribbon to the clip part of the board.

Eighth Step: I used more rub off letters and coordinating paper for the back of the board…of course I attached it with more mod-podge!

It turned out so good! She loved it and I really enjoyed making it! Oh, and it was SUPER inexpensive!! I’m sure she’ll be using it for all the kindergarten homework!!

*I think it would be fun to have your kids color a blank page before covering it with the mod-podge, or decorate their own clipboard with stickers and such! I think I’m going to make a small one (that will fit in a bag easily) to take to church with us*

Roadkill Rescue Party….. the dresser reveal!

Today’s the day… finally! And just in time for this::

A few months ago I found this on the side of the curb in my neighborhood::
Dumpster Dresser

And… I turned it into THIS:::
roadkill dresser after

Here’s a closer look:roadkill dresser after

roadkill dresser upclose

I’m in love! Of course I used lots of mod podge and scrapbook paper.

By the way…  this image from the VERY talented Brassy Apple was my inspiration::  Please click on the picture to go see what she did… amazing!

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I have MANY more makeover projects up my sleeve…. stay tuned!

Happy Monday! - Suzanne

Nap Mat Cover

So, if you know me at all you know that I don’t like to be ordinary. That pertains to most parts of my life and my child is no exception. So, of course he couldn’t have just a normal nap mat! Joey had then novel idea of me making a cover for it. Well, I had an EVEN better idea and asked my friend from college, Jaime to make me one!
click on this image to go to her awesome site::
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Jaime was wonderful to work with and patient with me! We emailed all the details back and forth. She sent me some great links to pick out the fabric and about a week later she mailed me the final product!! She is great if you have something in mind… I’ll bet she can help you! I think she is planning to sell custom pillowcases for kids… so CUTE!!  Also, check out her CUTE baby onesies and Halloween tutu’s too!!

nap mat folded up nicely

nap mat. folded up and ready to go

nap mat 2

nap mat jax

Jax loves his napmat now and sleeps good every day!!

Have a good weekend, take a nap, and go see Jaime!

A Goodwill Party and a stool

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick is having a::

and I happen to have some cool finds!

I’ll post about one of my most recent finds. As mos of you know, Tracy and I do a lot of garage sailing and thrift hunting.

I’d been wanting a new step stool for Jaxon for a while. I was so happy to find this a few weeks ago::

Yes that’s right…  $1.00!!!

I took Jax w/ me to pick out a color for his new stool, we then went to “hobby wobby” to pick out some paper for the top.  Here’s what we came up with::

I simply painted and the adhered the paper, sanded a little and sprayed clear acrylic all over.
Here’s the finished product::
Total cost $5.00!!!
We love it!
So… If you have any thrifty makeovers, go and post now!  OR, just go look through the links for some great inspiration!
Here’s a pic of some more things I need to show you once I’m finished::
Happy Monday!