Thursday, September 18, 2014

WINNER WINNER!!! GIVEAWAY Time! $50 Stencil Credit Giveaway!

 

 Good Morning my Beauties!!

 I am so excited to tell you about the latest Giveaway!
You know how much I love Loren from Brown Bag Stencil Co. 
She has kindly offered up a $50 credit to her etsy shop
so one of you lucky readers can pick up a 
great stencil all for yourself.
 I showed you yesterday how I made this great vintage bike advertisement.
You can see that post HERE.



But that's not the only stencil I have used from her. 
Check out this dumpster dive bistro set I used with a stencil she made for me HERE

Or this Fun Pallet art I made that you can see HERE

I love my stencils, and she has such great quality that I have been able to use them OVER and OVER again and again. 
So as a special treat, she has offered to giveaway a $50 credit to her shop.
So hurry and enter.
You won't be sorry!
GOOD LUCK



and the winner is.......................................................
KIM HALL!!!
I will be contacting you so that Brown bag stencil co and you can connect!!
CONGRATS!!
and thank you allllllll for entering..
This was so fun!


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Exhaust Fan's don't have to be UGLY!

Good Morning my Beauties.
Today's post is a little different than my normal post.
We  have been working on so many projects this summer trying to play catch up.
One of the OH so NOT FUN projects we needed to tackle was putting in a new exhaust fan in our upstairs bathroom.
Now I KNOW what you are thinking...
EXHAUST FANS!! HOW EXCITING!!
Believe me...I know..:)
I think the reason it took us so long to tackle this project 
was the much understandable LACK of EXCITEMENT
of shopping for an exhaust fan.
Kinda like shopping for FILLINGS for your teeth..
YAH, you need em, but UM....I don't know care what you put in there as long as it doesn't fall out.
:)
You hear me?? :)
Yeah...THAT exciting.
Then while I was working on some other posts and stuff I remembered the sink from
DUH....BUILDERS SUPPLY...
NOT just sinks...
So I looked up Exhaust fans online..
NO NEED to get out of my paint clothes for the oh so exciting task..

While online I found this baby!!!
Its NOT UGLY!!!
Its actually PRETTY...
an Exhaust fan that looks good and does a job..
Say it ain't so!!!
I ordered it and it was here in a matter of days...
Now it was time to install..
Really this is the cruddy part..
not gonna lie...
I mean...
Here is our OLD one..

Honestly..I couldn't get Jimmy Fallons Character out of my head
when we were taking the old one out.
I guess over 15 years will do that to your
exhaust fan.
Once our weather cooled down here
the hubby finally agreed to go up in the attic 
to replace it.
It was still hot up there thanks to his BILLIONS and BILLIONS of
layers of insulation  (I swear the man would buy stock in it if he could)



You can imagine his excitement at getting to go through our
sons closet to get up into the attic...
crawling through the insulation,
careful to only crawl on the beams,
all to get to the bathroom exhaust fan.
Here you can see me being the OH SO HELPFUL 
and hilarious wife and handing him his screwdriver through the old exhaust fan 
hole. DOESN'T he look THRILLED.

Once we had removed the old one we cold replace the base of the unit and 
affix it to the studs in the ceiling.
He did all the wiring since he has done lots and lots of wiring.
Once it was installed it was time for me to affix the 
bulbs and the shade and listen to this baby PURR..
Now you will have to take my word for how pretty it is when its lit up.
Have you ever tried to take a picture of a light..
while its on...
YEAH...its kinda hard.
So I had to take the pic with it off..
But I tell you what..
My kids were astounded the first time they took a shower
and this sucker cleared the room almost
instantly of all the steam.

No More UGLY gross exhaust fans.
We are now HIGH CLASS with our FANCY 
pretty Exhaust fan!
:)
for showing me that truly 

EXHAUST FANS DON'T HAVE TO BE UGLY!!!

If you don't believe me head over to  National Builder Supply yourself.
:)

I hope you enjoyed today's project
and peek into my bathroom LOL!
Until next time 
GO MAKE SOMEONES DAY BEAUTIFUL!




I received product from national builder supply for review.
All opinions are mine and genuine.
Cause I like you..and wouldn't lie to you. :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow LINK party and FEATURES

It's Makeover Madness today on Twirl and Take a Bow!

Happy Twirl and Take a Bow Tuesday (or Monday night if you're here early-because we go live on Monday's at 8:00EST!)
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It's Robin here, from All Things Heart and Home bringing you some MAKEOVER MADNESS FEATURES today! The very first makeover I want to show you is from our Guest-Host! Heather from The Heathered Nest! Heather and her hubby did a DIY Barn Wood Ceiling and in THIS post - they tell us how! (I love this bedroom so much and next to the ceiling...that sweet cow moooooves me!!!)
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And in the spirit of All-Things-Autumn...how about a great Pottery Barn Knockoff?! Angie from The Altered Past did an amazing makeover on a light fixture globe!!! - Grouted Pumpkins! Twirl and Take a Bow
And you know I love a good Studio/Office Makeover! Adrienne from Chic California! has a fantastic makeover on her space...
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And seriously...I'm buying graphite paper ASAP after seeing Wendi's table! Check out her table makeover and tutorial on transferring images... h2oBungalow
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Finally, I have some outdated storage boxes that are about to get a makeover after seeing these from LilyAllSorts
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There were so many links last week that inspired me ...thank you! I'm so looking forward to seeing what you've been up to this week my friends!

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Rescued wood turned Michigan "FALL" scrabble tiles.

Good Morning my Beauties!
Well guess what?
It has been feeling like FALL lately here
(which means I have been freezing my tookus off)
That being said....it did motivate me to create some Autumn Decor,
including decorating my mantle.


 While we were camping the summer (oh how I already miss summer :))
My Father in Law pulled a box of these wood squares out to burn in the campfire.
Now you all know me by now...
I looked at him and said...
"woa, woa, woa,......whatdayathinkyourdooingtherebuddy?"  :)
To which he replied.".Just getting ready to burn some kindling to start the fire."
I looked at him and said.."hang on"
I went next door to my camper and grabbed a bunch of kindling...and said..
"HERE....I am trading you"! 
He knew.....I couldn't let these perfect little square pieces of wood be burned.
He accepted my offer and I brought the wood home....
where it sat........in my garage....
My hubby was thrilled.......NOT!
He said.."what are going to do with those?"
I said..."Make scrabble tiles"
To which his reply came in the form of a NON VERBAL 
response that can only be heard by wives...
It was the sound of his eyes ROLLING into the back of his head with 
the classic "YEAH RIGHT" look on his face.  :)
 Well I took it as a challenge....I didn't know when I was going to make them.
But now I HAD to.
So one night while the hubby was teaching at the college
I stained up some of the squares to look like scrabble tiles.


Then I pulled out my Silhouette cutting machine 
and created scrabble letters out of vinyl
and for the "A" I used a state of Michigan graphic that I have 
used on other Projects. 
You can see those HERE.
Now this is the part where it almost turned into a FAIL...instead of FALL craft.
I laid out my vinyl on my squares...
as usual things were not going smoothly.
I got all the vinyl transferred to my wood blocks but they were
 not sticking for NOTHIN...
I thought...I will use some poly to spray over top of them...
Well, I didn't use the normal poly spray I normally do.
This stuff must have had some other alcohol or acetate chemical in it.
Where I sprayed over the letters it started to basically MELT..
DOH!!!!!
Well, instead of scrapping them right away...I thought
I will wait this out...
I am glad I did.
I let it dry and where I had laid my vinyl there was a perfect impression
of my letters. a nice little raised edge.
So when it was all dry; I pulled off the vinyl and used 
a permanent paint pen to color the spots that were not covered in poly.
 I actually like how they turned out BETTER.
I don't have to worry about the letters peeling up.
and it fits in perfect with my Fall Mantle.
 So like I try to remember...
Be patient...sometimes just like Bob Ross says..
They are happy little accidents.

I hope you enjoyed this little fun Autumn craft.
Be sure to come back tonight for the link party
so we can see what YOU have been working on.
It goes live at 8pm Eastern.
SEE YOU THEN!
Until next time.
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL. 

http://www.stonegableblog.com/the-scoop-136/
 http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2014/09/silver-pennies-sundays-link-party-features-85.html
http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/link-party-palooza-25-target-gift-card-giveaway-5.html
 http://girlinthegarage.net/2014/09/best-diy-party-shabby-chic-vintage-farmhouse-repurposed-diy/
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vintage Bike Advertisement from an Old FREE window.




  Good Morning my Beauties! 
School is back in session and I already feel like a broken record.
The word BUSY has been efficiently added back into the school year vocabulary.
The kids are getting back into their routines, the hubby into his and me into mine.
Which means I am bustin my bottom to get stuff done for the booth.
Summer is pretty slow for sales so I was able to enjoy that (well actually we did a TON of work around the house so I don't know if ENJOY would be the word...:))
But now its back to Business.
I have trying to figure out what to do with all those free windows I scored this summer while we were camping in Pentwater.
I have made a few fun HOME signs and stuff but was looking to do something different.

 I mixed up some custom paint and just kind of slapped it on the window. Knowing I would be scrubbing both sides of the window before I did anything.

 Once I had cleaned both sides of the window I flipped it over and decided to do a reverse stencil.

You see I have this AMAZING lady that makes AMAZING stencils and I have been DYING 
to put the Vintage Bike advertisement from the GRAPHICS FAIRY on something.
I didn't however want to HAND Transfer it like I have before.
So I asked her if she cut one for me.
SHE DID! 
I am not kidding you when I tell you my TOES curled when I saw the stencil.
I was so EXCITED with the detail she was able to keep while making this intricate stencil.

If you need a stencil made Loren is your Gal.
You can find her at BROWN BAG STENCIL CO. 


I laid the stencil on mirror image
so that when I painted on the  back of the glass
it would read correctly once I flipped the window around.



 When the paint was dry, I used a spray poly to cover the whole thing. It gives the window and even more vintage FROSTED feel while also helping to protect and seal the paint.

Here it is hanging up at my booth at Changing Thymes Grandville.
Its so hard to get a good picture with the glass reflecting everything in site.
But I hope you can see how vintage and fun it turned out.

I honestly haven't had this much fun with a stencil in a long time.
Now I am just afraid I am going to run out of WINDOWS!!!!

ALSO, Later this week I will be doing a GIVEAWAY.
The winner will get a $50 credit to Brown Bag Stencil Co!!!
Head over NOW to ENTER...
You can Enter HERE!!
You don't want to miss it!
I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial.
I just wish I could get a better picture of that darn GLASS :)
Until next time.
Go make someones day BEAUTIFUL!

http://www.redouxinteriors.com/2014/09/best-diy-link-party-at-the-handmade-hangout-week-14/
http://tatertotsandjello.com/2014/09/link-party-palooza-25-target-gift-card-giveaway-5.html
http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.
Creativity Unleashed link party!
Inspiration Monday


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http://www.stonegableblog.com/the-scoop-136/
 
 http://girlinthegarage.net/2014/09/best-diy-party-shabby-chic-vintage-farmhouse-repurposed-diy/

Monday, September 8, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow Link Party and Features!

 Good Morning my BEAUTIES!!
Guess what time it is?

Its time to ......


 TWIRL and TAKE a BOW!



Welcome to another exciting week of Twirl & Take a Bow, everyone!  It's officially football season, which means that fall is upon us!  Is anyone else as excited as I am?  I have to be honest, the thing that excites me the most is the cooler weather.  (And the football.)  I mean, pumpkin flavored everything is nice, apples are great, and the holidays are fabulous, but nothing beats the chill in the air!  (And the football.) What about you?  What is your favorite part about fall?  Do you do anything special to celebrate the season? Don't forget that we have the lovely Heather from The Heathered Nest as a Guest Host for the next five weeks!  That means that your projects and posts will be seen on SEVEN blogs, not just six!  We're so excited to have her joining us!      The Heathered Nest

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Now let's get to this week's features!  There were so many great posts (as usual), which made it hard to choose...but this week it's All About Desserts!  Grab a glass of milk and get comfortable...these are some tasty treats!
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I don't know about you, but I could really go for a piece of this Blackberry Cobbler from Home. Made. Interest. right now!
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A cup of coffee and a slice of this Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake from An Extraordinary Day would really hit the spot!
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Speaking of all things pumpkin flavored... These Gluten Free Pumpkin Cupcakes from Atkinson Drive are absolutely adorable!
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Being a lover of parfaits...and fruit in general... these Banana Crunch Parfaits from Sweet Silly Sara look like the perfect dessert for my sweet tooth!
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What's dessert without some chocolate? This Naked Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from At The Corner of Happy and Harried looks heavenly!
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Now let's get on to this week's party!!!!
Take a moment and visit all six hosts for the Twirl & Take a Bow Party...

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