Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Kitchen Dresser Make Over

So, I've had this dresser for MANY years. I think I paid $20.00 for it at a local thrift store (back before thrift stores started charging retail prices for their furniture).

I liked it okay and it served it's purpose. It holds dish cloths table cloths, potatoes and onions. As well as cook books and a whole drawer of extra spices. I like my extra drawers! 

She was ready for a makeover though. She just didn't feel a part of the new kitchen remodel but look at her now!!!! 
I was trying to decide between these two knobs. 
I ended up going with the carved ones on top. Super fun.

I used the same technique with the dresser top as I have with my kitchen table and the back stairs (which I never blogged about, must remedy that).
I sanded off the whole top of the dresser before I stenciled and applied the stain.
I only primered and painted the rest of the dresser/ no sanding.

The finished product. I know that this isn't a perfect piece, no heirloom, not something that will even stand the test of time but I do enjoy giving a face lift to a nice piece of furniture.
Stay crafty my friends.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Lilac #10 Scrapbook Steals Layout

 My family fished every summer growing up.
I remember it with great fondness. This summer
my children got to experience a small part of
my youth for themselves when
my Aunt and Uncle 
took us into their home for a week 
and treated us to
a much needed vacation.

I loved being back to my roots.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lilac #9b Scrapbook Steals Sketch

I made this page for J's album.He adored his teacher.

You can see the sketch over at the Scrapbook Steals Blog.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pocket Letter Pizazz

Having fun with these. I hope the receiver enjoys getting this letter.

Wellies ATC. My first attempt at using modeling paste with a stencil.

Monday, July 20, 2015

El Vado Lake Scrapbook Steals Lilac #3

Here is the layout I did for Scrapbook Steals Lilac #3 sketch. There are many sketches to choose from this week. I used the second one.

We had our Stake Girl's Camp up at El Vado Lake and it was truly beautiful. We got to wake up beside this vista every morning and the weather was wonderful as well.

I definitely want to go back with my family.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Scrapbook Steals Lilac #2 Layout

 Here is the layout that I made for Tessa. She was so excited to go to the temple for the first time. Travis and I were both able to be there with her. Jakob too. I loved singing hymns in the baptistry.

You can find the sketch at the steals blog.

I love my family.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Gold Baby Shoes

I embossed these little baby shoes with gold embossing powder. I highlighted the shoes with a bit of pink. This card went to my college friend who just had a beautiful baby girl. Her first child. I remember what that was like...kinda. :)

Theresa Collins papers and gold striped washi.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Baby Shower Card

 I love this little onsie stamp. It's so fun to color. I also love the person that this card went to. She is amazing. Having number seven and is just a happy as a lark. She inspires me to be less stressed out and go with the flow more often.
Stamp is Studio G. 
Paper is Lucille by Basic Grey