Saturday, March 26, 2011

Before & After :: Bathroom Mirror

When we moved into the house, we were thankful the previous owners left this large mirror hanging over the bathroom sink in the kid's bathroom. We didn't want to have to go out to purchase a medicine cabinet or a new mirror for this space because the one they had hanging there fit perfectly. The large vintage mirror had only one was gold and that isn't really our style.

:: BEFORE ::
We lived peacefully with the gold mirror for a while because we had so many other projects to tackle. But one sunny day I just couldn't take it any more. I took the mirror down, taped it all up with blue painters tape and applied 3 coats of spray paint (one primer and two flat white, all Rustoleum...I have found it holds up best in a high humidty spot like a bathroom).

:: AFTER ::

I love it. I couldn't be happier with the results.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011


So I decided that $75 was waaayy to much to spend on a cake for a toddler birthday party (even when it is a party for two toddlers)! I found a silicone mega cupcake mold at Marshall's for $5.99 and decided I could totally make the cakes (cupcakes) for the twins upcoming birthday party. I have been practicing for the big day and the above cupcake is a trial run. Husband has been very pleased with all the practice baking going.
Sorry for the lack of creative posts. Every crafty bit I've done lately has been with a Dora or Diego theme for the party and I didn't think you all would be interested in all that. I will do a big post party post with all kinds of pics of what I have been working so hard on over here these past few weeks!
Have a sweet weekend!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A New Obsession

Having a little girly means lots and lots of bows. I quickly learned how to make bows because they seem to disappear and purchasing store bought bows can cost a pretty penny. I have the typical grosgrain ribbon bows for everyday wear but for special occasions (like an upcoming birthday) I wanted something really over the top. This fits the bill perfectly. I had to model it to show it to you because this one is a birthday surprise. My little girly girl is going to LOVE this one.