Monday, April 30, 2012

Munchkin Mondays: May Fun Days

Tomorrow is MAY! Here is just a quick look into some of the fun upcoming holidays this month (thanks to!) Click on the calendar to enlarge- sorry the text is small! Enjoy!!

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Foodie Friday: Oatmeal Pancakes

I'm sure you've heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I am very much a breakfast person and these oatmeal pancakes make for a perfect breakfast. These are surprisingly tasty and very filling!

Oatmeal Pancakes:

Mix wet ingredients:
1 1/2 cups milk
3 TBSP warmed honey
3 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup applesauce
Add in dry ingredients:
1 1/4 cups wheat flour
1/1/4 cups oats
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP baking powder
*If it seems too wet add a little more flour, a tablespoon at a time

Cook on well oiled griddle 1/4 cup for each pancake. Serve with syrup or your favorite jam. Makes approx. 12 pancakes.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY Thursday: Revamped Dining Chairs

Revamped Dining Chairs

I bought these chairs about a year ago and have been dying to get some spray paint on them!
Finally the time had come...although I am still in the process a bit.

The yellow chair has the fabric that I found under the nasty fabric on the cushion.  It doesn't look too bad in the picture, but trust me, it was BAD!  The chair on the end is the original...obviously.
I found this amazing idea here at All Things Thrifty.  Brooke is so dang talented.  I wish I was really, I do.
So Brooke at All Things Thrifty loves Krylon spray paint.  I will admit I tried it and I hated it, but to each her own.  Maybe I was just using it wrong?  Any who, I tried Rust-Oleum brand and I am never going back.  It coats so nice and lovely.  If I could marry a spray paint, this would be it (okay, that was random!). 
I used their Gloss Protective Enamel in Fern (same color I used on my silhouette frames), Orange, and Sunrise Red.  I also used their Painter's Touch in Gloss Grape, and Gloss Sun Yellow.  My last chair is destined to be turquoise.  I am still looking for the right shade.  Unfortunately I can't find it in Rust-Oleum without paying an exorbitant amount in shipping costs.  I can't wait until it is finished!!!!

Before & After:

Here is how I did the upholstery bit:
First, find yourself a handsome man to help you out ;)
Unscrew the pad from the chair.

Take off the nasty fabric.  
Here I just laid the cushion on top of the fabric and roughly cut out the shape.  Make sure to leave plenty of room on the edges so you can wrap the fabric around the edge.

Get out your handy staple gun and start stapling the fabric to the underside of the cushion.  Make sure you pull tight!

Make sure you pull tight on the corners so you don't see any fabric creases on the top.

Here it is all stapled =)

I cut off the excess fabric after stapling.

 And here is the top view!

The fabric I got at Joann's in their Home Decor Fabric section.  The print is by Mill Creek Fabrics.  I couldn't find it online, but trust me, it is at the store and it is lovely.

Screw the cushion back on and you have yourself one fancy chair!
(BTW, the color looks REALLY bright in this pic.  It's bright but not this bright!)

Once we get out table finished I will do a post for that also.
I love getting custom furniture for super wallet loves me also!

Here is one last look...

Before & After:

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wild Card Wednesday: "Bare Feet Welcome" Door Hanging

"Bare Feet Welcome" Door Hanger

I found this brilliantly lovely wreath on Pinterest.  That is the link it sent me to, so I am not quite sure where it originated.  If you happen to know please leave a comment, cause whoever did it is so stinkin' cute and I would love to see more of their ideas!!!!

So this is what I came up with using their wreath as a guide:

 I used an old picture frame to be my base and wrapped it in furry green yarn.  The yarn I already had & the wrapper is long gone, but I saw a similar kind at Joann's.  It takes a long time to wrap, but the grass effect is totally worth every minute!  I just hot glued it randomly in spots as I wrapped.
Every material I used for this wreath I already had, except for the daisy buttons.  I also got those at Joann's.  ( I LOVE me some Joann's super deals!!!!!)
I cut small triangles out of fabric scraps and used embroidery floss to string it up.
The Purple polka dot ribbon I got at Michael's.  It was with their Easter stuff so I'm not sure if they still have any, but I'm sure they have something similar.
I am totally in love with this wreath and how Springy it looks!  
Bare feet are always welcome when the weather turns nice!  One reason I love when Spring comes to our neck of the woods =)

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