Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Make Rustic Metal Letter Art - & WIN THE LETTERS To Do It!


A few months ago when I revealed my "Barble" (breakfast bar/table), many of you commented on my "YUM" sign.  


Well NOW YOU can enter for you chance to win your own awesome rustic metal letters!

 is giving away  three metal letters or numbers of your choosing
( three letters up to 12 inches or one up to 24 inches).  Enter using the form below and hope to be the lucky winner!


Numbers are perfect for house numbers or special dates!


I also adore the rusty tin birds Custom Cut Decor sells:




I think one that says USA would be great... or perhaps a child's initials for their bedroom wall!


An over sized corrugated "T" on my son Ty's bedroom wall fills the space next to his bed perfectly:


Now it's time for you to get entered!!

This giveaway is open to US citizens only.
All entries will be verified before a winner is chosen.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party & Features

Welcome to another week of Trash 2 Treasure!

 If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce :)

Sorry, but not sorry that I missed hosting last week's party - we were having our own party on the beach in Mexico!


And enjoying my favorite street vendor foods like crepas:


Many, MANY people asked me if we were on the same beach where Dad's  notorious "ocean incident" occurred and yes we went back to the same beach, and yes he walked out to the spot without experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome but no, he did not go in the ocean.
If you haven't read the full story of what happened on our Mexico trip 2015, you can read it here:



A few neat things we found out this trip:
We talked to the man who ran the water taxi service.  He remembered my mom, and how they didn't want her in the ambulance but he persuaded them she had to be with Dad.  How that the two men in the fishing boat that picked up Dad in the ocean were his employees who were out fishing and were now known as local heroes. Mom had given him a copy of Dad's story a few days previous and he had shown it to everyone that had been part of the incident.  It was neat to go back and connect some of the dots!

Here's what I shared since the last time we parted in case you missed it
 (click on the photo take you to the post):

  

Features from the last party:

How to transform a photo tray into a Rustic Coffee Server
The Interior Frugalista shows us how to make a photo tray into something chic and lovely!
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Orphans With Makeup made me fall in love with pink.  What a gorgeous dresser redo!

Want to see highlights from the party each week?
Follow along the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights on our Pinterest Board here.


Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just TWO rules to follow!

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  Please non recipes, advice, etc. 
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :) 
 FEEL FREE TO LINK TO YOUR TOP PROJECTS FOR THE YEAR POSTS!

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar somewhere on your blog - doesn't matter where. 

Link up, Buttercup!


Make Your Own Sports Team Apparel/Gear AND SAVE!


I may or may not have some Michigan fans in this house. I'm not into decorating in Team logos and what-not but this business all started when my son wanted to paint some signs for his "Market Day" at school.

When we renovated our sunroom, most of this high quality wood paneling was torn off.  Of course, I saved it for repurposing!


Can I just brag a little on my nine year old?  He did these all by himself!  I guided him, and helped mix up the paint colors, but he did the actual work.  I believe in some guidance but I'm very anti stepping in and doing it for them.  School projects get them ready for the real world.  Some day at their place of employment, they will need to problem solve and figure it out on their own.  So when he told me I needed to place the stencil in the middle of the sign for him so it would be exact and not off-centered, I handed him a measuring tape and said "Find the middle.  Then start with the middle letter.  You're smart, you can do it".   It's not being a lazy parent, it's about raising responsible adults.  But that's my take on it. :)


 It was also the Halloween party at school that day.  So that would be my crazy son in the old lady get-up, and his (her?) side kick football player hawking their goods in the fourth grade at Parma Elementary.


Since his signs and other gear sold like hot cakes, I decided to follow suit and make some of my own!



As you probably saw in the first picture, I got this mail organizer for twenty five cents at a garage sale.  My hubby says my "M" isn't fat enough.  But what do I know?  I'm from the land of Iowa Hawkeyes. :)

the metal hardware is easy to pop off by just sliding a straight edge screwdriver behind it and popping the nails out.  Then I painted this with homemade chalk paint (a spoonful of plaster of paris dissolved in hot water added to my paint) and added the stenciled letter.  I sealed this and my sign with Modge Podge.



And then when your kid comes to you and says "Mom!  Tomorrow is WEAR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM day and I don't have a Michigan shirt"....  you get out your paint and a shirt from your stash of Dollar Tree t shirts (yes, I really do have a stash of those!) and make one! Or better yet, have them make it.  For one dollar?  Sure, for a mom on a budget, that beats an over priced shirt with an official team logo any day. Oh, and just so you know, this photo has been after at least a dozen washes!




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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rescued Barn Door From a Forsaken Iowa Farm

On the estate we live, there are plenty of cool old barn doors - including some sliding ones.  So when my mom called from an old abandoned acreage that my uncles farm around and asked if I wanted an awesome barn door, I told her I really didn't need her to haul one from Iowa all the way to Michigan for me.  But THEN she texted me this picture:


I immediately called her back and screamed "I'LL TAKE IT!!!"  Then blubbered in agreement over the gorgeous hardware.  

Here is a picture of the back side of this neglected and dilapidated old barn - you can see a track laying on the ground from another sliding door if you look closely.


Here's a picture of the house that is barely still standing.  I've gotten a few "treasures" out of that myself. 


It was a very wide door and we only needed half it's size for the space so Dad cut it down to the size I wanted.  We took it outside to remove all the dirt and then just in case there were any little buggers living in the wood, I gave it a major coating of bug killer spray.  I know, not the best "green" option, but better than risking anything!


My mom sure gets a lot done for standing around with a coffee in her hand! :)


Here's the wall before we cut the door out:


Cutting out the doorway... using my much-less-free trick that you can see HERE. 



And it's hung!  The board that the track is on is original and I wanted to keep it so bad because I loved it's rustic chippy white paint but the crown moulding wouldn't quite fit with it so we had to take the track off.  Look at my awesome parents... smiling and so proud of the door they brought for me. ;)


Now all I need is the perfect rug!  Still searching. :)


 Though we don't ever shut it, I do like the look of the backside!


We made a little latch by simply bending a nail.  Don't want this to be a toy for the kids - how fun would some hyper children thing sliding this door right off the end would be!  We put a big nail at the top of the track to stop that from happening too.... just in case!





Close up of this super cool old hardware!





One of the best parts of this?  It didn't cost anything!!!! :)  
Just the way I like it.  Free. 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party & Features

Welcome to another week of Trash 2 Treasure!


 If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce :)

Here's what I shared since the last party in case you missed it
 (click on the photo to take you to the post):


  

Features from last week's party:

Rustic Industrial letters made from pallet wood and old blinds, MyLove2Create
My Love 2 Create used - get this - OLD BLINDS and pallet wood for these awesome letters!

Brian & Kaylor Master Bedroom After www.brianandkaylor.com
Brian & Kaylor shared a beautiful bedroom makeover
Mismatched Metal file cabinets get a makeover
Scavenger Chic went all out awesome on this filing cabinet makeover!


Want to see highlights from the party each week?
Follow along the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights on our Pinterest Board here.


Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just TWO rules to follow!

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  Please no recipes, advice, etc. 
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :) 
 FEEL FREE TO LINK TO YOUR TOP PROJECTS FOR THE YEAR POSTS!

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar somewhere on your blog - doesn't matter where. 

Link up, Buttercup!