Monday, August 11, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party and Features

Happy Party Time!  
Our house sold!  God's timing is so perfect and this is such an answer to prayer. But that means it is moving week here, so if the blog is even more silent than it has been this summer, you know why.  I told hubby, "Let's never buy anything again.  Unless we can't live without it.  Kay?"  We'll see how long that lasts.  :)

A couple links that grabbed my eye from last week's party:

MyLove2Create, Old Chairs into New Bench
My Love 2 Create made a fabulous bench from two chairs.

PAINTED IKEA HEMNES END TABLES
Orphans with Makeup transformed some knotty pine Ikea stands.

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 remember to follow the rules!! :)

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! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)

Link up, Buttercup!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Shirt-Turned-Dress For Little Tori


So I bought this tank top in Target ages ago, and I think it was actually meant to be a work out shirt but well ya know.  My work out days are gone like a freight train, gone like yesterday, gone like a soldier in the civil war bang bang......  But it has all this ruching on the tummy that hides things that most women who have born children like to hide...  Not to mention it's blue.  My favorite color.

So when I saw it for a dollar in a local thrift store in a different color, I thought" one of these tops is good, two would be better!"  And I bought it.  When I got home however, the extra small tag in the back was definitely a mistake.  Either that, or someone who thought they were extra small wore it and gave it a major stretch.  I do what I always do when I have clothing that needs altering.  I added it to the pile of clothes-my-mom-needs-to-fix-for-me-when-she-visits that is stacked next to my sewing machine.

So what was supposed to happen, was mom was going to pinch it up at the shoulders and sew across to make the arm holes and neck holes smaller.  She did.  But she did a little too much.  When she held it up for us both to look at, we both burst into laughter.  "Do you think my head is the size of a tennis ball?!" I believe I asked.  That is when we decided if we sewed the side seams in also, it would make the perfect dress for Tori - who is in a size 4T.


I absolutely adore it on her with her little fedora and cowboy boots.  Thanks to her Grandma's "oops", Tori's got a new dress in her already-full closet. :)


Works great layered up with leggings and a blazer for cooler weather.  Thanks for the photo, Melanie from Suave Snapshots. :)




Monday, August 4, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party and Features

Hi, Party Peeps! 

 We are getting SO CLOSE to being able to move in to our "new" place!!
I came home early to get the kids to bed, while hubby is burning the midnight oil putting quarter round in the kitchen.

Let's see a couple features from last week that grabbed my eye:

Reposhture Studio was brave and spray painted a vinyl chair.

The Junk In Our Trunks even has a little surprise on the drawer!  Love this 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 remember to follow the rules!! :)

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! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)

Link up, Buttercup!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stenciling Stones {Summer Kid Project}


My little girl and I did these way back in the spring one day.  She gets quite bored and lonely with her big brothers in school all day and loves to paint and stencil like Mommy.

So we picked out some smooth rocks - which is not a problem in the rocky Michigan ground I live on - and we cleaned them up with soap, water, and an old toothbrush.

I love all the different stencils you get in these packs at good ole' Wal Mart:

I use these alot! Plaid 3" Stencil Pack, FloralThere are 48 different designs, and they are around $4 for the whole pack.

I had some black DIY chalkboard paint already mixed up so we used that.  I figured it'd be more durable than regular ole' paint and I think I was right.

(In case you're wondering, it's 1 Tablespoon of Plaster of Paris stirred into a cup of latex paint).


It was an extremely windy day, okay?! :)

The trick with kids is to control the amount of paint on the stencil brush!!!!  A tiny, tiny bit goes a long, long way!  It dries in a minute, so a second coat is not a long wait for impatient little ones.


Then they all get a coat of polyurethane with a foam brush (since you'll probably want to throw it out when you're done), and that's all!



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Monday, July 28, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party

Hi, Party peeps!

No features this week as I'm away for a couple days, but check out the new arrivals at Sew Panache, my talented sponsor:



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 remember to follow the rules!! :)

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! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)

Link up, Buttercup!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party

Howdy, howdy!!
  It sure seems like seven days goes by faster and faster.  Welcome to this week's Trash 2 Treasure Party! 

 PLEASE, no recipes, advice, etc.  This is a place to share your trash to treasure makeovers.  Let's keep to the theme!

Did you miss a post last week on the Korner?
Here's what I shared (click on the pic):

  

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

Some features from last week's party that caught my eye:

Look closely at the top of this.  See the design?  Backwoods Babies always goes the extra mile. :)
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Nicer Than New repurposed some old containers for a nice patio garden.
Who know a cardboard box could be so cute?  Love My Simple Home, that's who!

Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)


Link up, Buttercup!

Marie, Queen Of The Curb {Blogless But Creative Friends}


 Marie is one of those gals that always finds the good stuff on the curb.  While some of us are scrounging around saving the only thing salvageable off of pressboard desks like drawer pulls, Marie is hauling off big heavy duty buffets and such.  By herself.  She's a beast. (A pretty lady one).  I think I would have buckled under the weight of just a couple of the drawers and stuck with the pulls myself.  But Marie has muscles to go with her determination and managed to get this thing into the back of her SUV without the help of her mighty man Matt.  Or random strangers walking by like I've managed to loop in to helping me on such endeavors...


 Now if painting nice wood finishes makes you squirmy and turn blue, then look away.  But for the less faint of heart.... let's see what she turned this piece in to:


And if you ask her how she achieved this finish, I can almost guarantee she'll say something like this: "Oh I just threw a bunch of paint colors together I had on hand and slopped them on like this, and like so, and wa la!  Easy as pie!"

So now take your eyes off of the storage cabinet filled with wonderful garage sale toys for her grandkids and my kids and random kids to play with and look up to the "REDEEMED" Sign.  Can anyone guess what it was in it's previous life?  Three cheers and a knuckle punch if you guessed one of those cheapy full size mirrors.  Yes, Marie is the queen of upcycling.  She thoroughly explained to me how she did it, and if I could remember I would totally give you a tutorial.  But I'm old and forgetful with a slight touch of ADD and can't remember.  (Hey, it was like two months ago that I took these photos and she gave me the low down.  Have mercy on me!)

 

Knowing Marie, by the time this blog post goes live, she will have painted this a different color and/or moved it to a totally new location in her house.  She's like that.  She must have a touch of ADD, too.  She claims it's her husband with the disorder... but all of us who know Marie and her home decor know that "it takes one to know one."  :)


Thanks, Marie, for letting me share some more of your fabulous work today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 18, 2014

What a month can do {Restoring the Lefere Mansion}

With the help of some awesome friends and family.... we've been making progress on restoring the "Lefere Mansion".  I haven't been without my doubts about buying this place on an online auction but I know it'll be worth it soon (someone give me a definition of soon)!  
Here's are a few photos to show you how far we've come.  Enjoy from a far or feel free to roll up your sleeves and join us for an hour or two. :)

About a month ago, this is what you saw outside:


Yay for an almost-finished metal roof on the garage!


And Tobin's room had a boat load of wallpaper and beautiful carpet a little over a month ago....


But with hours and hours of steaming wallpaper and renting a sander and staining and varnishing and painting.....


Oh this kitchen is going to be feeling so naked without all it's covering!


I guess I haven't taken a more updated photo of this area, but here's what was happening a couple of weeks ago:


I was told this was Mrs. Lefere's "doggy bathroom".  Cuz it just wouldn't be right to let people use a bathroom that had a toilet the puppy loved to drink from! :)


If you have anger issues, this is a good place to take some of that out!
Bye, bye, Doggy Bathroom.


And that, foks, is what can happen in a month.  Stay tuned - Hubby is putting in long hours, God bless his "DIY-hating" soul!  I owe him mac and cheese with hotdogs for the rest of his life.  Gag. :)


Monday, July 14, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Linky Party

Howdy, folks!

I actually found a little time last week (after three weeks of having the slave drivers my parents helping us with our new home renovation, they headed back to Iowa - taking my two boys with them) to post another room on our Home Tour Photo Series.

In case you missed it, click on the thumbnail of Ty's bedroom:

I'm pretty excited for our features from last weeks' party.
You all were very inspiring!

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702 Park Project shared part of her beautiful old home renovation.  I needed to see this right now with our home reno going on right now.  Totally encouraging to see such a beautiful end result!
Sunflower Hugs added wood appliques from Michaels behind each knob to not only add stylish flair, but to also hide the damage from the old 80's pulls she removed.
MyLove2Create, French Inspired Piano Bench Makeover
My Love 2 Create had one of those sliver-in-the-rear-end-waiting-to-happen piano benches that she gave a beautiful makeover, with a french flair.
Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)


Link up, Buttercup!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ty's Bedroom {Photo Tour}

Next up in the Home Tour: Ty's bedroom.

I love this big, roomy boy room.
It was part of our addition in 2011, so it is brand new construction.


 Other than that, nothing is brand new.  Not even the carpet, which I bought off of Craigslist.  Totally scary, I know!  But it was in perfect condition.  Not convinced, are you.





I found that sign sitting face down on the side of the road.  After walking by it time and time again, I finally declared it my property and brought it home.  The painted saw blades are oldies from when my mom was in her full artistical glory, back in the 80's, painting from sun up till sun down to help put food on the table.  I still think her farm scenes are some of the best!


Here you can see a peek at the ombre wall in my hallway laundry room:


Ty loves to show off his work on the "Look What I Did" brag board I made him for Christmas:


This is an old photo from a few years back when he still had cute things like rocking horses, but it shows off his color blocked square wall.  If you notice, the ceiling is also painted green and tan.  I started kissing white ceilings goodbye awhile back.  So much more interested to put some color up there!


Hope you enjoyed another room in the photo tour journey.

  This home is still on the market waiting for the perfect buyer so if you know of anyone in Michigan looking for the perfect place to raise kids, please share our Home Tour with them!   Click here for more rooms.