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“Kitchen Scale” makeover

This cute “kitchen scale” (which is actually a baby scale) was in need of some kind of makeover. The black paint made it feel so weighed down and seemed like it didn’t belong on that sweet scale with those little baby faces.

I asked you guys via Facebook what color I should paint it and some said yellow, blue and of course, turquoise. The only other color that I debated was off white but you all know I was leaning towards my go to…Eulalie’s Sky.

Here it is painted in black and looking “just not right”. Agree? See the baby faces peeking at you? Kinda cute right?

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One coat of paint goes on.

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About 30 minutes later…all done!

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Trying to make it look pretty and figuring out where it should go.

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Sideboard makeover…from fake orange tan to all natural beauty!

I’ve had this sideboard for almost a year now. I got it way back when I bought three pieces of used furniture on Kijiji, last May. It sat in my dining room for a long time, then got moved to the basement and finally made its way up to the kitchen.

When we placed it in the kitchen, I could not believe how orange this thing looked. It was literally like someone had sprayed fake tan all over this beast. It was brutal. I couldn’t stand it. It was hurting my eyes and it was dying inside, I just know it was.

I had to rescue it. It was my moral obligation to give this piece back some self-worth and self-esteem. That is why I painted it. True story.

Luckily I had just stocked up on Milk Paint and had a couple of colours to choose from. I wanted something neutral because I wasn’t sure that I’d be keeping it and I think I have enough Eulalie’s in this small house, so neutral was the right decision. I had never painted with Grain Sack before and I really expected it to be more of a gray tone and was pleased to see that it’s kind of not. I guess it depends on the light, but I’m seeing more of a warm beige with soft gray undertones. It’s lovely and as happens with every single MMS Milk Paint colour, I love it. Whatever colour I’m painting with seems to be my new favourite. This one really is so great. I cannot wait to use it again.

Here are some pictures of the before and after and a sneak peek of something that I’ll be working on soon. I’d love to hear what colour you think these lockers should be…

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sideboard after painted with MMS Milk Paint in Grain Sack

See how smooth this paint goes on? There's a reason why I love it so...

Jail Lockers, no really they are from the Jail sale. #freeatlast

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3D Paper Hearts

Here is the simplest and quickest Valentine’s Day craft to cheer up any room (or dresser) in your home. I don’t usually decorate for Valentine’s Day in our house but these hearts looked so easy and I guess I just felt like crafting!

I used a tutorial from this site and they worked perfectly. I did change it up a little and used a stapler instead of using glue.

Here is how it looks put together with some other items in my living room.

 

 

 

Creative

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DIY Valentine Banner

Have you seen these beautiful Valentine’s banners made with burlap?


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I love them and was itching to get my craft on but I didn’t have any burlap hanging around the house. I DID have drop cloth and I had a feeling that I could make it work.

It was so easy. Hint…you need sharp scissors or a fabric cutter. I started with dull scissors and was ready to scream within 5 minutes into the project.  I finally remembered I had one of those fabric cutter things that would make it easier.

I made a free hand “pattern” on a piece of paper and used that to trace directly on the drop cloth.

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After they were all cut, I ironed them to make them nice and smooth then I ironed a faux seam to fold over the bakers twine. My glue gun was MIA so I scotch taped, yes taped the cloth to the bakers twine…we will see how it holds up.

Next, I traced a heart from my computer screen to a piece of paper. I cut it out using a sharp knife and voila and instant stencil. I then dabbed the red paint on the cloth and let it dry, then finally taped it to the bakers twine and it was ready to hang!

Pretty easy huh?

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Post Xmas pictures

Anyone else feel like their house is empty? Seriously. Empty.

I am happy to be back to the simplicity of it all but feel like I can’t remember where all my regular decorations are. Next year, I’m taking before pictures so that I know where everything should go after Xmas. Actually I’m taking pictures of where I’ll be storing my everyday things. Love this getting older thing (insert sarcastic laugh here).

Here are a few pictures of my post Xmas dining/living room. Does is seem bare to you? Are you all feeling the same way?

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I may be a bit of nerd, but I love the way the sun shines in on that hutch. I love it because I had those dishes stored away for so many years and it’s nice to be able to see them. Every single thing in that hutch has special meaning to me. Even the dishes from the Thrift Store. They all have a story. Come on over and I’ll tell you about them…

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See those beautiful knobs? I love that they look like mercury glass, pretty sure that they aren’t real but they are gorgeous just the same. I picked them up at Homesense over the Holidays, they are Cynthia Rowley and were only $12 for 4 knobs. I also love that they don’t match with the other two knobs on the top drawer.

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