Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shabby Chic Headboard and Foot-board Makeover

Headboard BEFORE...
Headboard AFTER
Headboard before
 Footboard Before...

 Bedroom furniture primed and painted. So beautiful and Green! The Perfect color for a Shabby Chic little girls room. I love mixing some old furniture with a new bedspread.
This was an old canopy bed for my neighbors daughter. The furniture did not come with the canopy nor does my daughter need one. Although, I always dreamed of having one of my own when I was a little girl. The bed looks great without it. 
 The tall spindles make this bed really stand out in the room. My daughter loves it.

An added touch.
 A flower ball to hang on the spindle!

Feminine Nightstand Makeover

Thank heavens for amazing neighbors. My dear neighbors were sending a bedroom set to Deseret Industries and they offered it to my husband and I. I loved the bones of the nightstand and headboards so I said yes. I have loved them ever since. I lightly sanded the pieces and then painted using a coat of primer. I waited patiently for them to dry then used a can of free paint I had in the garage and painted it Green with a foam brush. It is a nightstand makeover with a new soft green look. Much better!

Small White Dresser Redo and Redo again...



 So I began distressing this small dresser....
 Then I thought I would antique it.....not the look I was going for so I painted some more. 

 Then I added dark Jacobean min-wax stain with cloth. Cool look, but too rustic for my home. Plus my husband said it looked fake. I thought it was sort of unique looking.  So... on with more layers of min-wax stain and 4 new legs to add height to the dresser.  This time I applied the stain with a cheep foam brush. I applied thick layers of Dark Walnut stain that I purchased at Home Depot. I had to let my project sit in the garage for weeks to dry. And I mean weeks! I am not a very patient person but it turned out well.
Lovely looking I think. Not perfect, but a much needed improvement!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Sweet Son's Football Party

 My son wanted a Football Party so...I searched the Internet for fun football party ideas and threw him a party! I am not the biggest fan of planning kids birthday parties but I felt it was time for my son to have one.
 We decorated felt flags with the boys favorite football teams, face painted, had an amazing obstacle coarse, opened presents, threw a pinata around (like a hot potato), and ate cake! I think the boys had fun and they played together well.
Here is my son's requested football cake with green turf looking cupcakes. I had fun making these little treats. I made the MVP circles for the cupcakes out of cupcake holders. I cut the bottom out into a circle shape and layered it on card stalk. 
 I made invitations to look like footballs with the field in the center.


My husband ran football drills with the boys. He had them do warm-up knee drills, crunches, and jumping jacks then they were off to the obstacle coarse.
Next they did Cone Drills: The boys ran forward, side-ward, backward, and all around orange cones in the yard.  Then it was off to field goal training. The boys kicked their own football through a goal post my husband made hours before the party.
Finally they had Receiver Training: My husband threw a football to each boy who stood in a hula-hoop. The goal was to stand in the hula hoop and catch a football 4 times. If they caught 4 balls my husband would do sit ups. The boys really liked being active and playing hard outside. Despite the cold the boys were smiling and laughing as they did all the football drills and it was very entertaining to watch.