We are 3 friends, who also happen to be moms of 7 boys and 1 cute baby grand-daughter. We love to craft, DIY, cook, remodel, refinish and redo. Pretty much anything crafty we like to do it. We live in Tri-Cities, WA which is pretty much a desert. When you think of Washington most of you are thinking "desert" that can't be so, Washington is so green. Not so much where we are from. But it's a wonderful place to raise our family.
I love subway art. It's a simple project to do and can turn a piece of wood or tile into a fantastic wall saying. They can be hung or mounted on something, or simply just put into a plate holder and placed anywhere in your house.
Here are a few that I made from wood 6x6 pieces. A little crafters paint and mod podge to give a little sheen.......and you have wonderful subway art. All I might add, only cost me about $2.00 to make.
This one I painted gold and printed the words on white and gold card stock.
Though you can't really tell this is painted a dark forest green and printed on red card stock.
This one is my favorite......painted metallic bronze and printed on white and bronze card stock. Isn't the wording just beautiful!
So I thought how can I make a drab paper coffee cup look super fantabulous!!!
TA DAAAA, that's how! No really I saw these super cute covers one day and thought......
hmmmm..... I could do that and make it fun all year around! Got rid of a couple already, but I did have
these two left so I took a picture of them for the blog. Hope you all enjoy!
I saw this pottery barn nock off project on another blog site, can't remember the name, sorry!
Letters (hobby lobby)
used metallic gold craft paint
Here's the pottery barn Noel sign.
............And here is the sign that I made. Painted the letters metallic gold and stapled them together on the back, pretty easy! And you have a fabulous NOEL sign to display anywhere in your house. You can also, mount on a canvas and hang on the wall.
So, for all of those out there that know me, they know that my sewing is definatly amateur. But I do have to say I even impressed myself. I saw this on a blog awhile back and had put it on my list of stuff I wanted to try. So......when christmas rolled around I needed a gift for my SIL and I thought this would be perfect. I have so many more ideas for these pillows. I can't wait to try them out. I even sewed in a zipper! WHat, WHat!
P.S. Dont tell my SIL what she is getting for Christmas.
So I just wanted to post these, though we already have some on our blog, someone may have
missed the ones that Lindsay did last month. It really is such a simple project, and a great way to display photos without putting holes in them. Or perhaps memo cards......whatever your heart desires!
Materials used: 11x14 canvas, fabric, batting, ribbon and buttons. I just laid out the material and batting and stretched it over the canvas. I stapled the stretched fabric to the back of the canvas frame, then crisscrossed the ribbon over, from corner to corner and stapled that as well. Then the buttons I laid at the cross of the ribbon, sewed those on. And Viola......super easy!
I popped these out in a matter of hours last night! Super easy and fast!
8x10 frame, 2" lettering, scrapbook paper and paint (for the letters) and some glitter if you choose.
and..............Voila!! you have these fantastic decorations for any occasion!
Recently I recruited my Husband into making me a bench for the front porch. I drew out what I wanted and he worked his magic and brought it to life. I painted it black and cut out a stencil shape with my cricut. (Stretch your imagination cartridge) I painted the stencil and cut out our names in Vinyl. (On the cricut as well) Isn't it cute? It turned out great!
These are available for sale. I will customize these as well. Just leave me a comment.
These were super simple to make. I had some left over canvas' that I wasn't going to use so I bought some fabric and made these. All you need is a staple gun, buttons, ribbon, fabric, and batting. Both are available for sale on Etsy.com http://3krazychics.etsy.com/
Ok, so we moved to our new house about 6 months ago and while it's a fabulous house, I of course have to go room to room and personalize it! So I began with my dining room, well I made it a dining room, I think it's supposed to be a formal living room, but with a family room and a bonus room, who needs 3 living rooms?!?!? Anyway, I don't have a before picture because I spaced it out.......so, picture a completely white room and I do mean white, no color what so ever! Now that you have that vision here is the finished product!
I know it's nothing fancy, but I did do all the work myself! Please excuse the banquet tables for my dining room table. Have yet to purchase that and a chandelier. So I painted my walls a sand color and the bottom half is painted plum. I cut and put up the chair rail and faux picture frame detailing myself. Painted all the detail trim work a gloss white. Today I finished my window treatments, which took forever to find the right colors, but thought they turned out fantastic! However, I'm not digging the blinds so I will be replacing those with something a little less ugly. Now on to the next room.....finish painting one of my son's bedrooms! To be continued.........
So you want to take a boring old lamp shade and spice it up a bit! Well here's how:
lamp shade, ribbon of your choice and some hand sewn rosettes........and you have a new
spiced up lamp shade that's sure to turn heads when your friends enter the room!
This Chalkboard is really easy to make and super inexpensive. I found an old cupboard door for $1 at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore and already had the spray paint color and chalkboard paint. This whole project probably only cost me $3. SO this is how I did it:
This is the $1 cupboard I found. (Please excuse the Bum. My little man would not get out of the way.) Anyways, this board had an entire white plastic cover casing it, so I just tore it off and it was all wood underneath.
I then taped and spray painted it the color I wanted. (Valspar Almond). When that was dry I sanded the edges and distressed it to look antiquish. I then taped the outside and sprayed on the Chalkboard paint.
This is the finished product! I added a bow for the Holidays, but will probably add some vinyl character to it from my cricut. I haven't decided yet. Super easy and inexpensive.
I found this Vase at TJ Maxx for $5.99 and decided I was going to put christmas balls in it. I found these at Target for $1.00 a piece and ended up only using 9 of them. This easy to make and pretty cheap for under $15.00.
Here is my version on Candie's last post. The only thing I did differently was I mod podged my letters and then sprinkled glitter over them. If I was to do it again I would have painted my letters to match the glitter color first. It is a little hard to cover all the space with glitter.
I thought this was a super cute idea and super inexpensive as well.
Only took me a few hours to make. Supplies needed:
Picture frames, scrapbooking paper, wood letters, paint of your choice, spray glitter (if you want)
Paint your frames and letters, then spray glitter your letters (if you want), cut out the size of scrapbooking paper (this is 5x7), place it in the picture frame. Hot glue gun your letters to your frame and..........
you have yourself a fantastic Halloween decoration! Stay tuned for more......
I've wanted to remodel our small downstairs bathroom for awhile now, but I didn't have any vision for it. About a week ago it came to me and I talked my wonderful husband into taking a day off work so we could totally gut it and rebuild it. Here are a few before and during pictures. I will post when it is done.
Not a very good picture, but this was after I painted it Woodlawn Colonial Gray (Valspar). The yellow was awful.
This is my husband and his two little helpers puting in the backer board to tile. I will post the rest when done.