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Fan-tastic Feature: Silver Leaf Dresser

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Y’all know I’m a fan of a great before and after, and if it has a little sparkle going on, I’m smitten!  Reader Barbara sent over this dresser redo, and I simply can’t take my eyes off of this beauty.  Want to see how to turn a plain Jane wood IKEA dresser into a sophisticated piece for your boudoir? 

 

ikea dresser

silver leaf dresser

 

Silver leaf!  Crystal knobs!  Glamorous black frame! 

silver leaf dresser 2

 

Hop on over to visit Barbara at Hodge Podge for her step by step!

 

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Simple Seasonal Pillow

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Hello!  I finished up another crafty little project yesterday with my Silhouette !  This simple seasonal pillow was created with the use of vinyl cut with my Silhouette and fabric paint.

cg noel pillow in chair

 

I created the letters with the Silhouette font tool, then cut them out with the cutter.

  noel silhouette image

 

I used fabric paint to create the word ‘noel’ with soft green metallic paint.  I use the Tulip and Scribbles Dimensional fabric paints found at Michaels (or other craft stores). 

 

noel in vinyl

 

Then I stitched up a quick pillow cover with the linen fabric. Easy!  You can use this same technique to create pillows with your child’s name, the date you were married, any sentimental word! 

Have you entered the Silhouette giveaway?  There’s still time until the end of today!  I’m announcing the winner first thing tomorrow, but if you’re not the lucky winner, remember Silhouette is having their super Cyber Monday sale tomorrow only!

 

cg noel pillow

 

Enter the code CENTSATIONAL and you’ll get $100 off your purchase of a Silhouette craft cutter (tomorrow only), so tell your honey it’s only $199!  This is the first time they’ve ever been offered at such a discount (regular price is $299), plus Silhouette is throwing in $70 worth of crafting supplies to get you started.

Have you started your holiday mantel?  Layla’s party is Tuesday, so be sure to link up!

 

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Guest Post: How to Build Ladder Shelves

Saturday, November 27th, 2010
Today, I have a great tutorial for you from Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl.  Brittany wanted the look of the Studio Wall Shelves from Pottery Barn, but didn’t want to spend $299 to achieve it, so she fashioned her own out of a ladder found at Habitat for Humanity Restore. 
 
Brittany is a girl after my own heart, not afraid to wield power tools and use her ingenuity to create exactly what she wants!   Please welcome Brittany as she tells how she built her very own ladder shelf unit.  Take it away Brittany!
 
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“I know you’ve seen them at Pottery Barn, those adorable book shelves that look like ladders, but they are $299 a unit!  
 
 
When I saw this ladder at the Habitat ReStore for $15 I knew it had the potential to fulfill my ladder shelf dreams.
 

I hauled the old ladder home and transformed it into shelves perfect for my home!  

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