Monday, September 26, 2011

Remember that Laundry Room Re Do......

Yeah.... I didn't give up on it but it has just been going really really really slow! So far we have put up bead board, Painted, put up shelf's, hung a drying rack, bought a new 3 bin cloths hamper, bought new storage stuff, ect.  I can't wait to finally finish this room! Here is a sneak peek at a few things I have been working on....
 This is a little yarn letter I made that I saw on pintrist 

Recognize that Home Sweet Home print from the Bijou Market?
                       Here is a wood box I bought and painted striped and put my dryer sheets in

Love it , and it is sooo handy!  I also hung up my antique wash board I bought at a flee market way back when I lived in Cali.
                                                  and here is the new 3 bin laundry hamper
Perfect for my lights, whites, and darks! Makes doing laundry so much easier because I don't have to sort them anymore.  Here is a little tutorial of how I made the yarn letter. First I glued 2 cardboard letters together because I couldn't find one that was thick enough
                                  Then I painted them the same color of the yarn I was going to use

                                       Then just wrap and wrap and wrap and WRAP with yarn.

                                                                       and that's it my friend!

Elmers Glue Crackle Paint

Have you ever seen people crackle paint with Elmer's glue? I saw it on a blog and wanted to try it on this big mirror I bought for my bedroom last year. It has been hanging out in the garage all year and this summer I finally pulled it out to paint it. First thing I did was tape it off and spray paint it blue

When that was dry I painted on a thick layer of Elmer's glue. When it was not dry but tacky I painted on a layer of the green paint
Sure enough it started to crackle!
 So Fun! I decided to add some stain and wipe it off just because it drives me crazy when things look too new, I don't know why but then it looked like this
 Then I hung it on my wall in my bedroom right between my closet and bathroom
 Here it is up close
 Sorry the pictures are not that great but I really liked how it turned out and now I know a cheap way to crackle finish stuff.

Snickers Salad

Thought I would share a yummy recipe I made for our book club dessert this month. Its called Snickers salad and it is the perfect fall treat! Here is what you need to do
Cut up 6 Snickers bars into bite size pieces ( I never said this was healthy)
Mix 1/2 cup Powder Sugar, 8 Oz Cream Cheese, and 8 Oz Cool Whip till creamy
Chop 4-6 Granny Smith Apples in bite size pieces add to mixture and stir

Stir in cut up Snickers and sprinkle a few on the top of the mixture, Enjoy!
Its like a delicious creamy caramel apple, So go try it, its good I promise:)