Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lazy Susan--Redo

So this week I spent a few "moments" in a local Thrift store called Teen Challenge(**seriously Spokanites check this place out, they can super cheap on certain days.) 


So I grew up  in a house with lots of  ‘Lazy Larrys” (aka brothers) and my mom always thought that a Lazy Susan would be super cute/awesome  to have for the kitchen table.. But honestly I've always thought they were awkwardly ugly. When I found this little lady for $1.00 …a light went off in my head ((BING)).... don't be intimated by the light in my head it only turns on occasionally—diet coke and no children help that :)... And I thought why not make this thing functional and cute. (my husband would be so proud)

If you know me....which 82% viewing this blog do...  I LOVE damask print... love it. love it..love it..  And the functional part: I had some special batting leftover that is used for making hot pads. 

I started by cutting out the fabric and batting to fit my lazy lady. 



Hot glued the batting to the top of the Lazy thing. 



And then I started using a reupholstering technique to glue the fabric on it. I used my hot glue but you could use a staple gun. 



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 Looky... Looky.. 10 minutes later I have a pretty sweet little Lazy Susan!

 " Please pass the salt and pepper!? Ohh wait... never mind.. Lazy Susan got it for me!!"


XOXO

Samantha 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall... Fall..


"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"
 I LOVE FALL!
I love the colors and leaves. I love the weather. I love to start layering my clothes. BUT WHAT I REALLY LOVE is…putting up my fall d├ęcor!! This year I couldn't help myself and I started putting up fall decorations LAST WEEK! (** My husband almost killed me.. “Sam, it’s still 90+ degrees out!”)  Yikes...

In our house we have this really fun fireplace mantel but it was missing something fun and fallish. So I went over to one of Spokane's really fun, cheap thrift store and they happened to be having 50% off everything! As I always point out to my husband after my little shopping adventures... LOOK AT WHAT I SAVED!! Right? He just doesn't get it...

So I started finding some super fun frames...
 

For 7 frames I payed only 2.00!!!! This placed made the Dollar Store look lame. :)

And OF course as soon as I got home I busted out my one and only… Mister SPRAY PAINT... and painted them beauties white. And then thought about what I was going to do with these suckers.

After rummaging through my paper scrapes I slapped some glue onto the inside of the frames and cut out some letters and made sweet Fallish-- AUTUMN--- decorations.
 I love it. It was super easy and from start to clean up, it took one episode of Bachelor Pad. Now that is a night well spent! Cheers! Happy Fall!

xoxo




Sam
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