Friday, August 28, 2015

Tweak It Inspiration Thursday - Repurposed 4 Life


Hi everyone, so glad you could stop by for our Tweak It Inspiration Thursday on Friday this week.  I hope you are enjoying these as much as we are doing them.  I love a challenge. This week Tammy is doing the feature so I'm going to turn it right over to her.

Welcome back to another Tweak It Inspiration Thursday, I know you all are probably thinking...What? It's Friday and that I have totally lost my mind....well... right about now I am, with the wedding being weekend. Can you believe it? It's amazing how time goes by so quickly. 
 First, I would like to apologize for having to move Tweak it Inspiration Thursday, I had a prior commitment to DIY Days Blog hop... did you happen to see yesterdays post I am sure you will get some great inspiration there too... along with today's inspiration from Lyn at Repurposed 4 Life.
 Lyn shared her Wood Slab Planter she created with a left over slab of a stump at Share it One More Time and today I will be featuring her and her Wood slab planter she made, be sure to stop by Repurposed 4 Life where she shows how she created this great planter.

  Tweak it inspiration thursday planter

Aug features for tweak it thursday

Here is how she inspired me. We all have been busy preparing and now it's getting down to the nitty gritty of things for the wedding. The wedding will be done in a Vintage Rustic theme. One of the the projects for the tables will be using wood slabs cut into chargers for the the centerpieces.

Chargers being cut for wedding tables

With the leftover piece of the trunk which is to small for chargers it was decided to take the rest of the trunk and turn it into a planter for the side yard garden area.

Log and chain saw for log planter

Using a chainsaw and going along the center of the log it was hollowed out following the pattern of the log leaving just enough room to plant some flowers in.

Log planter center cutout

Once it was cut and cleaned out it was lined with a "Coco Fiber Liner " 

Log planter with flowers

and filled with an assorment of flowers and ground cover.

Log planter1

in the past I shared a couple of other ideas using tree stumps and this one from Lyn inspired me once again to make another. Thank you Lyn for sharing and inspiring me!

Palm Trunk Planter and Solar Light

How to turn a wood burning log into a Faux Succulent outdoor centerpiece

4 ideas using tree stumpspicmonkey collage

Wow!  I love both projects - now to find a tree stump somewhere.  How about you?  Hope you enjoyed it and be sure to go and visit Lyn and see all the great things she does over at Repurposed 4 Life.  She does some amazing projects over there. 

Don't forget to come back Saturday for the 
     Share It One More Time Link Party
and bring all those great projects, crafts and recipes to link up.  See ya then. 

Until next time have fun creating something you love.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hi everyone.  Just a short little post to let you know that Tweak It Inspiration Thursday will be posted tomorrow Friday August 28 due to a scheduling conflict.  So drop back by tomorrow and we'll have a great inspiration post for you that I think you'll love.  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

DIY Dorm Decor - String Photo Frame

Hi everyone
   Today I am going to bring you the rest of the  pieces we did for "Sissy's" DIY Dorm Decor.  All these projects were so much fun to do and done with very little cost. First up I am going to show you an easy way we came up with for her to display some of her photos.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Dorm Decor - string art photoframe

"Sissy" has lots of photos that she wants to hang in her dorm room and she wanted to do it in a cute way.  So we decided to make her a string photo frame. They are quite trendy right now and just the ticket for a young college freshman to keep some momentos of home. I have to say I love this project and it's so simple to do I should make several for around our home. 

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted frame used to make string photo frame

I started with this large frame I picked up at the Salvation Army for $1.99.  It was quite old as it had been dated 1976 on the back.  I remember doing a 1776 - 1976 bicentennial theme in "Sissy's" dad's room when he was little.  But this piece was quite dirty and dinged up so needed some TLC.  I simply removed the embroidery piece from it, cleaned it good  and then painted it in "Sissy's" turquoise color we have been using.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Dorm Decor - painted thrift store frame with twine and clothespins used for a photo frame

Next I added two lengths of string to the frame by stapling them to the back. I then added some E6000 glue to the area of the staple and string to assure it not getting pulled out. I had gotten some mini clothespins quite some time ago so we covered the fronts of them with different colors of washi tape I had on hand. They look so cute hanging on their lines. 

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY photo display from a thrifted frame and twine

Here it is all finished with a few photos placed on it so you can see how it will work. Isn't it just perfect for a small space to display all those photos. 
 Next I want to show you a couple more little items we made.

Vintage, Paint and more... plain teapot and mug turned into a chic monogrammed set with a sharpie marker

"Sissy" loves tea so I thought it would be nice if she had a monogrammed tea pot and mug for when she wanted a hot cup of tea on those cool evenings coming up.  I picked up the teapot at Old Tyme Pottery for $3.99 and the mug came from the Dollar Tree. I decided to make a cute little set with her monogram and a sharpie marker.

Vintage, Paint and more... plain teapot and mug personalized with a sharpie marker and a small thrifted frame diy'd into a chalkboard

All we did was tape the letter "k" on the mug and teapot then made little dots using a green sharpie marker.  We started with the dots very close together up next to the letter and then farther apart as we extended the dots out. I then baked them in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes and let it cool in there overnight. This way it should be permanent. The frame in the middle is actually a picture frame I picked up for $.50 and painted the glass and the frame with black chalkboard paint. This frame has a very decorative edge so I decided to go over it with a dry brush of the turquoise paint we have been using.  This way only the the raised areas are highlighted with the turquoise and the recessed areas continue to have the black showing through giving it a very nice look. She can use the chalkboard to remind herself of important things or just write something fun on it. 

Vintage, Paint and more... stack of old shoe boxes used for projects

 Next we took some old shoe boxes that we had and decided to deck them out for some added storage for her. (I keep all the shoe boxes that we get and use them for all sorts of projects.)  We painted them in the colors she is using and then embellished them with wrapping paper, ribbon, and trims.  I then added some chalkboard labels so she can write what's in each box and easily  find what she is looking for.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY dorm room storage made from old shoe boxes

Here's a side view of the boxes.  I think she has some pretty chic storage for zero money spent.  And if she needs more - we have plenty more left.

So, what do you think of all our great DIY Dorm Decor?  We had so much fun doing it and I think it is really going to brighten up her room and give it just a touch of that "at home feeling" for her.  Especially in those first days when home sickness can get to  the strongest of us.  

Until next time enjoy creating something you love.

If you like this post you may also like these:

Vintage, Paint and more... DiY Room Decor - fabric covered bulletin board, diy monogram hanging and milk bottle vase

Vintage, Paint and more... diy painted canvas for a dorm room

Vintage Paint and more... paper dish storage diy'd from old boxes, tin cans and wrapping paper

I will be linking up to the parties post Where I Party.  Please be sure and check them out - you will find so much great creativeness and inspiration at each one.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Share It One More Time Party and Features #25

Welcome back to another Share it One More Time Party and Features.
Hi everyone.  Happy Saturday to you all - hope you are enjoying yours as we are ours. This was our first week back to school and getting ourselves back into the groove of a schedule - I am so glad there will be some order back in our lives.  This summer was quite hectic for us with all the comings and goings of a large family.  I am so looking forward to quieter days - how about you. Well, so much for me it's time to start the party - Tammy is your host this week.  So take it away Tammy.....

Hi Share it One More Time Friends. It is that time again where Cathy and I get to see all your amazing projects and great ideas and delicious recipes. That's the great thing about hosting the party each week, we have our own so to speak, magazine to browse thru with the best of the best...that's you! So thank you so much for sharing each week with us here at Share it One More Time. Last week I shared a fun project with all of you on how I upcycled and repurposed a lamp along with creating a lamp with a candle stick and gave both a new updated wire basket shade. I am having a lot of fun adding blue to my decor. Next week I will be sharing a couple of other fun projects using this same fabric print, but in a totally different way...

Two lighing ideas collage at

Cathy over at Vintage Paint and More has been very busy creating some amazing projects she has been doing for her granddaughter... what a lucky girl to have such a talented, loving grandma. Check out these great projects she did along with her inspiration pieces from this last weeks party.

Cathy blue wire birdcage tweak it
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Cathy dish box
                                           DIY Dish Organizer

Cathy picmonkey collage diy wall art flip 2 collage
                                            Flip Flop Wall Art

Now on to the features and Party! Hope you all enjoy these great ideas, tips and recipes and for those of you who join the party and link up... We can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

August features collage

Aug feature hydrangea in ironstone cover- Adirondack Girl

Adirondack Girl shared her No Fail Tip on how to keep your hydrangea from wilting... I just love hydrangea's don't you? Now I can keep mine around for awhile with this great tip!

Aug feature little brags 2015 august patio 6

Little Brags shares her outdoor space...Now I can use one of these if I could just learn to relax...perhaps one of these might help that problem!

August feature end table  Clockwork Interiors

Clockwork Interiors shared here beautiful Pair of End Tables  

  August feature margherita.pasta .salad social  Pancake Warriors

Pancake Warriors shared her Pasta Salad this looks so delicious and refreshing...doesn't it?

August feature golden raisin scones kaufmans 5  Honey and  Birch Honey and Birch shared her Golden Raisin Scones... I don't know about you, but I love Scones and this one looks so yummy!  

August featuredeck pallet coffee table  Home on the Corner

Home on the Corner shared her Recycled Pallet Table Great Project...hop on over and see her before pictures along with a great tutorial.

         Congratulations to all that were featured!! 

  If you're new here the rules of the party are simple. Please include a text link back to this party within your post, this is not a requirement, but we would love it if you did. BYOP (bring your own projects) and have some fun visiting the others.
  By joining the party you give One More Time Events and Vintage Paint and More permission for your projects and photos to be used in features or round-ups and/or shared on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and G+. Proper credit links will be given when your photo is used.
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Our party starts at 9:00 AM every Saturday morning and runs until Friday 5:00 PM. During the week other bloggers will link up their favorite crafts, DIY projects, recipes and more – where you will get to see tons of inspiration! Be sure to check back during the week… I am sure you will find even more to inspire you!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Blue Wire Bird Cage with Succulents

Good morning everyone.  Today is Thursday and Miss A is heading back to school - a big 5th grader this year.  She is so excited because she has her favorite teacher again this year.  But enough about school - today is also

      Tweak It Inspiration Thursday

where we share a blog post from the   Share It One More Time Link Party that inspired us to do something in our own homes.  This week I am hosting.