If you have been following me from the very first post, you know that I gave this toy chest a new paint job from dirty cream to a beachy stripe.
Well, the chest has not actually been working for me anymore, in fact it was just taking up space in our little house and it was storing junk...I was reluctant to get rid of it as it was my toy chest as a child, handmade by my grandfather.
Time for a change...... I decided that it could be converted to a cupboard as it fitted perfectly next to my bed. Sean built a little base for it and added a shelf and door latch inside. He also sanded the whole thing down for me.
My little helpers jumped at the chance of painting the base coat and in turn were covered in paint! Hmm... anyway they had fun together.
The top coat is a very bright turquoise.
I bought a seriously cool wooden heart shape from Spotlight a while ago, because my bedroom will have a heart theme when I eventually get around to making it over.
I painted one side of the heart white, and gently pressed that side down onto the lid. It was really uneven in places but I was actually pleased with the effect.
A few days later - I applied a dark wood stain to the whole cupboard. I wiped the stain on with a soft cloth and wiped it off immediately. After another 24 hours I polished the surface twice and buffed to give it a smooth finish..
I love how cute it is and the extra storage is really great
Now I need a lamp and something special to display on the top...I'm still thinking about that....
Thanks for stopping by everyone, have a safe and happy weekend
I know its Winter here, but my kids will eat ice-cream any chance they can.
They love the stuff. It barely lasts a couple of days in our house and its not the cheapest or healthiest after-dinner treat. And to be honest my 3 are pretty fussy eaters to start off with, so I struggle to get "healthy" food into them on a daily basis..
I have been making these homemade treats for a while and the kids still love them. You can use any fruit, milk or yoghurt.
All you need is a cup of milk, 2 individual size tubs of yoghurt and 1 - 2 banana's. And a popsicle set.
Blend all the ingredients till smooth
This mixture makes approx 8 servings. I have 2 popsicle sets so I make double.
Freeze overnight and they are ready.
They are really creamy and yummy, and I'm back to square one of trying to get them to last a few days..
I love this shot that I took against the winter sun pouring in through the kitchen window... Reminds me of Summer.
I sure hope you try out this easy recipe - healthy and delicious.
It is super easy to make, really! Don't let all the photo's daunt you.
You will need: a few beads of your choice , 18-20 gauge jewelry wire, 2 crimps, long nose pliers, and something to use as a measure for your finger size (ideally you would use a ring mandrel, but the lid of my nail polish bottle worked perfectly)
I have taken a picture of every step so if you follow those without even
reading my instructions - you will be fine... Lets start..
Using the wire, measure your finger, gently place around the mandrel/bottle lid and wind around a few times. Remember to keep the wire tightly packed together and it should stay in shape while you are handling it
Cut the wire from the roll and work with the coils you have made. Thread a crimp on first then your beads, then another crimp.
I found it easier to keep placing my ring onto the lid to keep the coils together and to keep reshaping as I worked. When you are happy with the location of the beads, then its time to neaten the ends by folding them at the bottom, as pictured. Use the pliers to keep the wire neat and tight. Make sure you have no sharp ends sticking out.
Once the ends have been neatened off, then tighten the crimps on either side of the beads.
To add strength to the ring and to help keep its shape - I added extra wire to the sides (optional) just by winding a piece around andending off as I did before. Give the outer coils a little pull so they frame the beads and voila!!
Now its time to show off your new ring, wear it and take photo's of it...