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Cork Board from Target

I took a little trip to target like I always do once a week and guess what I found! I cork board from target. I just could not believe how I found the one thing I was eying for a while on the clearance bin. I was so excited to find the cork board from target that I just knew I needed to find the special place for it where everyone can enjoy.

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When I got home I started to put it in different places all over the apartment and nothing seem to be right until I reach the fridge!. I decided to add some magnets to the back of the cork board and see if it would hold.

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I used super glue to attach the magnets to the back of the cork board. Then I went ahead let it dry and in a minute I had a magnet cork board.

I used it to display my family pictures from our last visit. It can be hard when family is so far away but making good memories is always what we try to do when we visit together.

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Stay crafty and a happy haunting at target!

Loren

 

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Chalkboard World Globe

I am excited about finding this world globe at Costco! I found it right before school started and its was defiantly a deal. I got it for $27 which is cheap due to world globe being so popular and it super hard to find one for a good deal. I just had to grab it and run. My hubby was not happy that I got it and but it looks so cute on my home now my chalkboard world globe.

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Chalkboard painting is super easy to do and it does not take a lot of work. Just good weather and some time out of your day.

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I used black chalkboard paint and sprayed the entire globe about 3 coats of chalkboard.

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Once it what dried I took chalk and went over the indentation of the map with the chalk. The globe that I purchased had the land masses raised up which made it easy to go over it with chalk.

 

Now i can write Boo or Happy Holidays!  You can’t go wrong with a globe. I was so happy I did get it because I did try to purchase a globe that was smaller and broken at a retailer and they only discounted it for 4 dollars! So the total came to $20 and it was so not worth it! Retailers are really not the best place to get them all the time. Here it is your chalkboard world globe.

Happy Crafting,

 

Loren

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Upholstering a Stool

I don’t know if any of you have this problem but every time I buy something that its not 100% what I wanted I need to make it over some how. As you can imagine that is what happened with this stool. I needed a stool but I did not want to spend a fortune on a stool that I truly wanted. I got the stool home and I looked at it and I knew exactly what I wanted to do to it! Of course upholstering the stool was the best way to make it blend with my decor in my home. Here is a fast and easy way to upholstering a stool.

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The first thing I did was remove the cushion from the stool and then remove the black fabric from the cushion.

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After I left the original fabric on top intact since it was new and nothing was wrong with it.  I placed the new fabric on top of it and began to staple away. I go the fabric from my local craft store.

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Once I was done stapling I placed the black back fabric to its original place and then I attached the cushion back to the stool.

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Its that simple and easy. The project did not take more than 30 minutes to do.  Will you be doing this to your next stool?  Maybe upholstering a stool is in your future.

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If you can’t buy then why not make it your own!  Hope you all enjoyed the my DIY stool. See you next time.

Happy Haunting,

 

Loren

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Vintage Camera Tripod Lamp

Last year I got inspired my HGTV to make a vintage camera tripod lamp.  I always enjoy making something new from some unexpected items. I decided to make another set of vintage cameras tripod lamps, this time I found the tripod in white and I though maybe someone else will enjoy having them in their home. I will be adding them to my Easy shop and a couple of other items as well.

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You can find the original tutorial on the vintage camera tripod here. I did purchase the lamp from Ikea which has a thread cord with no assembly required. I wish I would have know about that the first time around. It took forever wrapping yarn around the cord the first time.

http://pandoras-craftbox.com/2013/07/diy-vintage-camera-tripod-lamp.html

A vintage camera tripod seems to add that extra touch to any home. If I had my way I would make many of them but finding the tripod is the hard part. I have gotten lucky finding them on eBay but not as frequent as I would like so I could share them with everyone.

Hope you enjoy the tutorial!!

 

Stay Crafty

 

 

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Wood Slice Table

If you have been following me for a while you know by now that I love wood and incorporating it into my home any chance I can. I always seem to have a couple just laying around the apartment waiting for inspiration to hit. The hubby always seems to ask me what I am planing to do with them and I just shrug. He just shakes his head, hehe. As inspiration always does it just hit me out of know where while I was re-arranging my apartment as it always seem to happen when I get bored. I had a curio table made out of a letter press tray that I had made that I no longer had a place for in my living room. I decide to take it apart and use the letter press tray on my wall and remove the metal legs. So what was I to do with the metal legs? It came to me why not make a wood slice table? It would be small enough to fit anywhere in my home.

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I went to work! I already had all the piece in my home! I just needed to seal the wood slice to make sure it does not get damage and I could have my wood slice table.  I have a YouTube video showing the process of how to seal wood slices.

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After the sealing is done, it time to go to work on just drilling the screws into the wood slice with the metal legs. I only used three of the legs in making my wood slice table. I made sure to space them out so that it would be stable enough to place thing on it.

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Ta-Da! All done and a few easy steps. Now I have my ever own wood slice table.

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Will you be making your own wood slice table?

 

Stay Crafty,

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Footstool Reupholstering

 

A couple of months ago I found a footstool at Goodwill and I reupholstered it.  At the time I has painted it white with white chalk paint and added new fabric.  I also did a cute number stencil with a sharpie on the top. I always enjoy reupholstering and its one of my favorite hobbies. When I look at a piece of furniture I am always trying to figure out how its put together. I just could not help myself and do another footstool reupholstering again.

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Chalk Paint Banker’s Chair

One of the things on my wish list of thrifty finds was a banker’s chair or what I like to think of a librarian chair. I remember seeing them in movies and just love the style of it. When they say that you never know what you will find at a goodwill its very true! I got the opportunity to go and find a banker’s chair for only $10! I grabbed it and did not let it out of my sight because it was a steal. I have gone to flea markets and they want to charge you $45 for one. I was very happy to get my hands on one. I though giving it a maker over would be just what it needs making this chalk paint banker’s chair. 
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