Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zebra print stool

A has a hard time getting into her twin bed so I made a step stool to remedy the problem.

Craft stool found at Michael's for 15.00- I used a 50% off coupon to snag it for 7.50.

Add some white paint to make the base of the zebra.

Add the desired amount of black stripes and "Voila!" Finished project.

Please note: This is a craft stool and thus, should not be used as a stepping stool. I'm playing the odds because: A. I assume A will not use it as step stool, B. She is a very small toddler for 2.5 years, C. The warning on the stool was in writing, not photo's so I'm guessing they meant for adults to read- not toddlers to see.


As I sat at dinner last night with my daughters God father I mentioned that my MIL and I were reupholstering my kitchen chairs today. To which he replied, "Man, why is it when guys don't like each other they buy each other a beer?" Meaning why do women go through tons of effort to put appearances on?... Which was my thought but the things I do to keep peace when we see far from eye to eye on everything.... But here is the end result.


I picked the right screwdriver the first time around! May not be exciting to some but I've failed at assembling, "Easy to assemble" items in the past. Just remove your cushion and you are on your way...

Naked cushions. Use a flathead screwdriver or knife to loosen the old staples.

Fabric I picked out. Note: It's easier to use the old fabric as a pattern to save yourself time! Pull the fabric tightly at all edges and staple, a lot! Cover the bottom of each cushion in Muslin.

End result! Prettier chairs which match our table better. Normally, I would never go through this effort but I love our table and would like to keep it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Treasures and trash!

Part of my New Years Resolution was to "Reuse", garage sales are a great way to do this. I buy most of A's play clothes at garage sales. I wont pay 60 dollars (shoes-sweatshirts) for an outfit to ruin it at the park, a farm, pumpkin patch on a rainy day. I just wont. The other thing I wont buy new are toddler pants- A has a problem keeping pants on even with a belt.

I got a few "needed" items this week. I picked up some cute wooden serving bowls, it's not a complete set but we have none- so it's an improvement! I plan on using them for salads and homemade salad dressings. *Four years later and I get why people have bridal showers;)

I also picked up a jogging stroller, rain cover: It fits too... and clothes for A.

I had a garage sale this weekend! It was my first, it was a little slow because of the weather but we sold many big ticket and cluttering items. We'll have one more, and donate the unsold clothes to a womens shelter near by.

We sold a lot, especially 40 minutes before the sale started! A crazy woman claimed to have, "Just saw the sign, I didn't know if you were open yet." The time was bigger than the ADDY!?! Explain, how she missed that? I'm guessing she was a professional garage saler, which I don't care who bought what, just annoying. We didn't even have the sign up at the end of the driveway!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I'm not sure what exactly is in store for this blog but I think I will use it for craft ideas, current craft projects and recipes!