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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trash to Treasure DYI

I love craigslist. I love finding things. I love creating something beautiful. I love saving money. I bought this headboard and footboard on craigslist for $150.00. Solid wood, nice trim and a style that complements the other pieces in my bedroom.
The first step is to lay the piece on a large piece of plastic.
Wear gloves. The heavy ones. The chemicals are quite strong and you won't want them to make contact with your skin.
Don't bother with the "sensitive" strippers. They are a waste of money. Go straight for the hard stuff. My favorite is pictured above.
Paint the stripper on with a brush you don't care too much about. You'll be throwing it away when you're done.
Next you can peel off the paint with a metal scraper--follow than with steel wool to scrub into all of the tight spots.You can follow with any stain that you like. I am partial to the rustic and really like the way this project turned out.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cottage bird house on One Kings Lane

Wouldn't you like to look out your kitchen window ....or perhaps, wouldn't your Mom like to look out her window and see this little beauty in the backyard. Huge savings today on One Kings Lane--- reg price $79.00 discounted to $39.00. Click the link and sign up----its worth it. Huge savings on quality products.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Site Highlight

Smart, cute, and time saving cupcake kits and party supplies. Check out their site here.