Is There Anything Annie Sloan Paint Can’t Do?

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this washer and dryer posted yesterday on Facebook!

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Is there anything that Annie Sloan’s paint won’t work on???

AMAZING!!!

Embellish and Restore is a wonderful blog that has been created by
a mother and daughter.

They are Annie Sloan Stockists here in the central valley of California.

Their blog has beautiful pictures of what the oh, so incredible
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
can do!

Embellish & Restore

Embellish and Restore

Go on over for a visit.  I promise you will be inspired.

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Welcome to Link Party #27 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Welcome to Link Party #27!
“Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

If you missed Link Party #26 Highlights,
CLICK HERE


I can’t wait to see what you are going to share this week!

Rules for the Party:

1.  Please no Etsy Shops, Businesses, or Giveaways.
2.  I’d love it if you followed me on Linky Follower! (Right hand column).  Leave me a comment so I know to follow you back.
3.  Grab a button please and post anywhere on your blog.
4.  Please link up something NEW that you have not shared before.  Link up only YOUR work and not someone else’s.
5.  Most important – please visit someone who has linked up and leave a kind comment.  Don’t you be a “hit and run” blogger  now :-).  It only takes a few minutes to say “hi” to someone new!  We all love comments!

Let’s Party!

 

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Link Party #26 Highlights – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Hello readers and blogging friends!

I’m so excited to show you the fabulous projects that were shared at Project Queen’s – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able” #26 Link Party!  I had something that was very DAUNTING to me that I wanted to make and with a little help from my hubby and my son-in-law, I was able to get the job done…. I’ll be posting it later this week!

My blogging friend, Karen from Redoux,  had the honor of having her Wood Pallet Planter featured in Country Living Magazine!

I can understand why.
Congratulations Karen!

 Julie from Knot all That I Seam put together this wonderful Turquoise Framed Photo Canvas.

She has an easy to follow tutorial.
Great impact and very easy to  make.

 Christina from I Gotta Create put together this adorable Bunny Bean Peat Pot Baskets.

These pots make me smile every time I look at them :-).
Christina is a very talented blogger and I’m happy to call her my “oldest blogging friend!”

Kristin at Grateful Belly whipped up this fun and festive White Chocolate Easter Popcorn.

Y.U.M.

 I love what Christine from First Home Love Life did with her laundry room floor.

Have you ever seen subway art on a laundry room floor?
Amazing!!!

 Erin from Salvaged Whimsy made this beautiful Spring Wreath.

Guess what she made this with?
Dyed coffee filters!
Isn’t it beautiful?

Winnie from Winnish shared her recipe for Rocky Road Brownies.

These look delicious!

Jen from Fishsticks and Tiddlywinks gussied up her garage door.

This is THE BEST idea!!!
Somehow all those finger prints wouldn’t look so bad with these lovely words on the door!
Don’t you agree?

Meredith from Meredith and the New Yorkie painted her interior door a lovely shade of pink.

What a difference this makes!
Head over to her blog to see the “before” picture.

 Diane from In My Own Style shared a great tutorial on how to make a Ribbon Key Tassel.

Love these colors together.

Kimberly from The Brown Eyes Have It shows us how to make this delicious Rainbow Spring Dessert.

Perfect for an Easter dessert.

 Lori from The Stonybrook House showed us how easy it is to add a damask stencil to this 3 drawer Ikea chest.

Definitely makes a statement.
Love the color that she chose.
Tangerine Tango?

So there you have it… some great projects to inspire you!
I know I’m inspired.
Now I just need a little more time in the day.

If you were featured, I would really appreciate it if  you would copy and paste a
feature button to your blog so others can join in on the party.



Ready for Link Party #27?

If you’d like to show us one of your projects, we’d all love to see it!

CLICK HERE

See you at the party!!!

 

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Refurbished Baby Dresser

Little Giada’s dresser is done!

Annie picked out such a pretty color – Martha Stewart’s Bedford Grey.  It’s an interesting color – not quite gray, not quite beige, not quite brown.  It’s a perfect color against the walls.  I was going to use Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey, but when I put a sample up against the wall it looked like a bluish/periwinkle color.  Ugh.  So Bedford Grey it was…

The dresser belonged to Annie’s parents.
It is made out of pine.
Lots of dents and holes to fill!

Lots of distressing.
I applied a little bit of gold metallic paint over the primer (before I added the Bedford Grey).
You can see it peeking through a bit, which is exactly what I wanted.

Love the knobs and pulls that Annie chose from The Door Stop on Etsy.

Annie loves it.
Which makes me VERY HAPPY.

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What do you think?

I’m partying at these awesome blogs:

Debbie Does Creationscenter of attention sundaycreative corner hopThe DIY DreamerConfessions of a Stay At Home MommySaved by Suzy

52 Mantels Lovely Crafty Home

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We Have a Winner!!!

I’m so excited to announce the winner of one of the beautiful personalized signs that Heather from

 Heather’s Paper Crafts

makes.

Heather makes these amazing
signs and sells them in her Etsy Store.

The True Random Generator chose number 32.

The winner is…

Debbie from

Debbie Does Creations

Debbie Does Creations

 Congratulations Debbie!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

 

 

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How to Make a Chore Chart System For Your Children

Tracie

I hope everyone is having a great week! It has been raining here (I hate the rain!), but being stuck in the house gave me the opportunity to look around and pick new projects to tackle.

The two things my boys detest are homework and CHORES! Over the years I have tried tons of chore charts and tons of different motivations (ie bribes) to try to get them to do their chores. My last attempt, I thought, was finally the chore chart that was going to work!!  They got chore bucks for doing their chores and then they could trade in their bucks for fun prizes, treats or money. It worked great until my oldest decided to just do the chores that had the highest value and leave the rest, his brother caught on and well let’s just say SYSTEM FAIL!

We tried the, “You have to do your chores whether you get allowance or not but if you do all of them without being told, you get your allowance.” Umm………yeah another chore system failed! What was I thinking? I have to remind them to put on clean underwear every day!

Then it hit me.  They don’t seem motivated to slowly build up their allowance by doing one chore at a time.  What if I just gave them their set allowance and if they don’t do all the chores that I have paid them for, then they will be paying ME back?  This system might just work!

I decided we needed new chore charts.  The system needed to be fun and functional but most important I didn’t want them on the fridge anymore. Here is a pic of my old chore charts, can you understand why they had to move?

If they weren’t going on the fridge, I wanted them to be cute and durable. I love my new chalkboard that I just got as a gift, so that was my inspiration.

I had some old picture frames, so I spray painted them.  I went to Home Depot and got a metal roof flashing  sheet (my husband cut the one piece into (3) 8×10 pieces to fit in the frames).  I primed and then painted them with chalkboard paint.

I purchased some chipboard letters and applied scrapbooking paper to them with Modge Podge.  Now, I just needed cute magnets!   I wanted something that the boys would like….bottle caps!! I purchased some envelope seals from Hobby lobby (love that store) and applied them to the bottle caps.  Next, I found cute clip art for all their different chores and shrank them to fit the bottle caps.  I  applied an epoxy sticker over the whole thing, stuck a magnet on the back and waa laa!!

I thought they turned out cute and the boys loved them!

So here they are, our new chore charts!

Will the new system work?? I have no idea but even if it doesn’t at least you can see my fridge now!!

Thanks so much Mandy for having me!
Hope everyone has a great week.

Tracie

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Linking to these great parties:
KitchenFun

 

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Welcome to Link party #26 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Welcome to Link Party #26!
“Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

If you missed Link Party #25 Highlights,
CLICK HERE


I can’t wait to see what you are going to share this week!

Rules for the Party:

1.  Please no Etsy Shops, Businesses, or Giveaways.
2.  I’d love it if you followed me on Linky Follower! (Right hand column).  Leave me a comment so I know to follow you back.
3.  Grab a button please and post anywhere on your blog.
4.  Please link up something NEW that you have not shared before.  Link up only YOUR work and not someone else’s.
5.  Most important – please visit someone who has linked up and leave a kind comment.  Don’t you be a “hit and run” blogger  now :-).  It only takes a few minutes to say “hi” to someone new!  We all love comments!

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Link Party #25 Highlights – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I had a very productive weekend and finished the baby dresser!  I love the way it turned out… I will be posting some pictures later this week.

Now, I’m working on frames.  Frames, frames, frames.  Gotta love them.  Can you ever have enough?  I’m thinking that’s a BIG, FAT, NOOOO!

Can’t wait to show you some great link ups this week…

Heather from Setting for Four made these amazing Reindeer Moss Spheres.

These were so INexpensive for her to make!
Have you priced these lately at the store?
They are surprisingly E X P E N S I V E!!

Karen from Pocket Full Of Pink painted her knife block.

I love this idea.
Knife blocks are boring and ugly.
I’m already designing mine… aren’t you?

Alyssa from What’s Cooking Love, yet again, makes an incredible dessert… Tagalong Peanut Butter Trifle.

Y.U.M.

Connie from Hot Flash n Craft n (love the blog name) created this amazing canvas for her g-daughter.

She has an easy to follow tutorial.

Rani from La Maison Jolie created these amazing French Inspired Placemats.

Love this idea!
Definitely inspires me to make some.

Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage decorated an AMAZING Spring Mantel.

OMGoodness.  Is this “Springy” or what?
Shannon, did you paint the walls after you decorated?????
Love the colors.

Jodi from Meaningful Mama came up with a fabulous I WILL… Chalkboard Sign for her kids.

Great idea!

Alisha from Snug As A Bug Baby made a Burlap Bouquet.

Isn’t it cute?
First time I’ve ever seen a burlap bouquet!

Crystal from Mrs. Happy Homemaker created these Deviled Avocados.

She has the recipe on her blog
This screams “Summer” to me! Do you agree?

Melissa from Fireplace Decorating shared a Fireplace Re-do.

Can you believe the difference?

Charisa from Madtown Macs had a brilliant idea…. Magnetic Curtain Rod mounted to the side of her washing machine.

Brilliant idea!

Terry from Forever Decorating hung a beautiful table runner inside a vintage frame.

So pretty.
What a great way to display those items we want to see, but too special to use.

I continue to be astonished
and amazed at the creativity that all of you
have been blessed with.
What a wonderful gift from God!
I know He delights in us sharing and inspiring each other.
Well done SISTERS!

Ready to link up a new project?
Linky Party #26 has begun!

 Click HERE to join the party!


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Contact Paper Ideas

As I was lining the drawers of a baby dresser today (with some adorable white with pink polka dots), I started thinking about all of the projects that could be done with contact paper!  Last night I sat down and started looking around on Pinterest.

 

7th House On the Left
Never knew there was frosted contact paper.
Did you?

Apartment Therapy
Wood grain contact paper dresses up an Ikea wardrobe.
Brilliant!

Casa Sugar
Add a little to wrap a present.

Source: Unknown
Cookie sheet turned into a magnet board

Crafty Nest
Wood grain contact paper added onto coffee tables.

Curbly
Chevron on walls with contact paper.
The white part of the chevron is the contact paper.

Design Sponge
Window Films

Lil Blue Boo
Transfer words with clear contact

Lyndsay Johnson Blog
Dress up a white table.


Source: Unknown
Contact Paper on a medicine cabinet.
How simple is this?

Oh Joy
Love the polka dots on the door!

Source: Shoestring Pavilion
Contact Paper Refrigerator
(my husband would KILL ME)
Notice the twine on the handles?

House of Sarager
This is my next project.
Contact Paper on our ugly file cabinet!

Sew Tara
Contact Paper on a Mac.
LOVE IT!

Chic Shelf Paper is an amazing site that I found with a ton of beautiful contact paper.  Here are just a few patterns to choose from.
The selection is amazing with lots of different categories!  Go check it out.

Birds & BerriesDistressed DamaskEco  LeavesFlower  Riot Climbing Vines (Greige)Gypsy GardenLa Isla  (Yellow)Beige  Leaf DamaskCherry  Blossoms Earth  Tone HarlequinFlower  BurstGreek  Spiral - Navy BlueMauve MemoriesSerendipity SerenadeSky  FlowersSpring  Rain Windblown WhispersSunset VinesTobacco  TilesWalk On  The Beach 2 Zebra PrintZinniasLight  Green Subtle Stripe

Don’t forget the amazing giveaway that is going on right now!

A Personalized Sign from Heather’s Paper Crafts.

Personalized Wedding Sign Hand Painted

Click Here if you would like to ENTER!!!

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Awesome Giveaway!

I have another wonderful giveaway that I’m exited to share with you today!

Heather from Heather’s Paper Crafts makes these amazing
signs and sells them in her Etsy Store.

I’m thrilled that she graciously is donating a sign that all of you
get
4 chances to win
!!!

These signs would be a wonderful wedding gift, baby gift,
house warming gift, birthday…
shall I go on?

Heather is also offering a 25% discount on any sign in her shop,
valid through March 23rd.

Here’s how you can get 4 entries:

1.  Visit Heather’s Paper Craft Blog and become a follower via: Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers.
– leave her a comment telling her you are a new follower and let me know you followed her.

2.  Visit Heather’s Etsy Shop and make her a favorite.
– leave me a comment and let me know that you did this.

3.  Leave a comment on Project Queen telling me what your favorite sign is and what you would want written on it.

4.  Follow me on Linky Followers OR like me on Facebook.
-Be sure you leave me a comment letting me know that you did either one of these!

A winner will be announced on Friday, March 23rd.

That’s it! That’s all you have to do.

Good Luck!

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