Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Golden Star Wreath

Wow, tomorrow is Thanksgiving- it makes me sick how fast time goes by. I started an intense diet about a week ago (I know it isn't really good timing). So no mashed potatoes or  pumpkin pie for me... oh, it is sooooo tragic. I cut out carbs and sugar... well except fruit- I don't think it is right to count fruit as a carb. Anyway to get my mind off the tasty delights, I have been crafting. I decided to make a wreath, my first ever wreath. I really like the process I'll have to make some more.

 So I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off going to craft stores and the dollar store trying to find just the right materials to make my wreath. I got home late and couldn't wait to put it all together.

I cut up strips of sheet music and glued them to a wire frame. Then I painted some wooden stars gold with brown edges to give it a shabby chic look. I glued on the painted stars ans some glittery ornamental stars.

 I really thought it would look great to incorporate tea lights in the wreath that way the glitter would really sparkle. So I wrapped wire around some upcycled baby food jars and secured them to the wire frame. That way the jars could hold little tea lights.

I tied a ribbon around the top and spiraled it around the wreath, and BAM- Christmas wreath!

Now my advice I leave you with: if you want to watch your weight this holiday season, distract yourself with crafting. Have a happy Turkey Day! 



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crib Redo


I am so happy to announce that I have successfully moved from apartment living to a cottage in the woods. I have moved back to the forested town in which I was born and raised. I think I will always be a mountain girl.

 I finally got a crib for my baby girl. Unfortunately I'm having separation anxiety not having her right next to me in bed. I think she is handling it better than I am. Anyway my neighbors had an extra crib they didn't need anymore so I took it off their hands. But this crib was an UGLY brown color. It was my moral duty to fix it up.


This is the tragic before...
and here is the after... ah, much better

 It took me five cans a spray paint for this one. I didn't occur to me at the time that spray paint isn't a good idea for furniture with a lot of open space. Yeah next time I think I'll use a canister of paint. But I am happy with the results. You've heard it before, but I'll say it again: It is amazing what a coat of paint can do!