Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kitchen Makeover

Often I go to homes that need the kitchen updated, but the funds are not there. A great way to do this is with paint. Its inexpensive and you can paint out dated cabinets to look like new. Add new hardware for that final touch. I found a great makeover over at the blog of Hi Sugar Plum…take a look.Hi Sugarplum!



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Head over to her site and check out the full story. While you are there be sure and look at her other room makeovers. Great ideas for updating your home!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Making Bracelets

I have ventured off into the world of jewelry...About a year ago, I purchased a bracelet made from old jewelry parts. A short time later, I received a gift from Anthropologies of a bracelet made similar but different. Each with their own creative style, inspired me to make a couple myself.

I looked for old bracelets for the base, but these were hard to find and costly. I googled the internet until I found plain metal wrist bands that were made for crafting. I took one of these bands and wrapped them with a wide ribbon. Making sure to cover the end pieces. You can see where I folded the ribbon around the end to cover the metal. Completed ribbon wrapping....I found that you could use E6000 or hot glue, either working well. Started with a doilie as the base of the design.When I started assembling different pieces of jewelry, I changed out the doilie for another color. It was fun adding the found pieces of jewelry, buttons, etc. Making your own design. Here is my first completed bracelet…bracelet1bracelet2