DIY Milk Glass

Hello my friends!  It has been way too long.  I hope you are having a fantastic summer!

I would like to say that I have tons to post and my house is magically decorated.  It's not.  And I am being craft-lazy.  I am trying to live in the moment and enjoy these fun summer days with Little Man.  Plus I am getting caught up on our family blog in a BIG way.

Although the progress on decorating has been slow (I am so indecisive!), I LOVE the addition of this "milk glass" to my kitchen cupboards.  Ever since I saw this post on Elle Apparel, I knew that this would be the perfect addition to my kitchen.

I love and adore milk glass.  I love the clean lines and the white.  Even though I really don't have any of my own!  So I decided to make my own.

(And let's just ignore the pineapple on top of the fridge.  And the odd gap between my flour and sugar canisters.  Deal?  Deal.)

 

I raided Good Will one afternoon, and came home with a bunch of stuff!  My plan was to paint all of it in several coats of Glossy White spray paint.
Funny story:  Little Man walked in to Good Will with me and asked to leave immediately!  Strange.  He normally loves to get out and go shopping. I asked him why, and he said, "Because it's ugly!"

 

I also used some things I already had on hand--like this vase.  Mr. oopsey always sends me the same flowers in the same exact vases.  Not that I'm complaining, but I have lots of these vases!  So this one wouldn't be missed.

Lovely right?! Then it was just a matter of how to arrange all of the pieces across the cabinets!  I had fun making my arrangements across the cupboards.

Mr. oopsey helped me use scrap wood to prop everything up so it could be seen from eye level.  He even created some wood pieces with grooves to fit the plates perfectly.  You can't see the wood at all from below.

I love how this turned out!  And it was so easy!

What do you think?

DIY Distressed Photo Canvases

It's about that time of year when I start racking my brain for gift ideas.  But it's important to add that I'm also constantly checking our family budget, too.  (There I said it.  Now Mr. Oopsey Daisy will be truly proud!)  So do-it-yourself gifts are always a big plus!

These distressed photo canvases are one of all-time my favorite projects.  This might be silly, but I was truly amazed at the transformation.  I had no idea I could really create my own photo canvas!

 

Photo canvases are definitely hot right now!

It seems that I always see photo canvases sold online--but they aren't always cheap!  Admittedly, I have purchased a few in the past, and I do love them!  I love the natural texture of canvases.  But you can create your very own at a fraction of the cost.  And you can give it a distressed look during the process, too.

 

I won't give a full tutorial because the amazing Delia has already written a beautiful one.

Simple version

You copy or print your very own photos on regular old copy paper.  That's easy enough.  I printed 3 of my favorite black-and-white photos of Little Man.

I bought a group of regular old 8x10 canvases when they were on sale at Michael's.

The key to transferring the photo to a plain canvas is this gel medium. If you use a 40% off coupon, you can pick this up at Michael's for around $10.

It takes a few cycles of spritzing the photo with water, letting it dry, and then peeling away the paper.


The process lends to a little natural distressing.

LOVE this look with the black and white photos!

These 3 photo canvases are the first thing you see when you walk into Little Man's bedroom.

Aren't they lovely?

I am ready to make some more!  I am envisioning some black and white wedding photos... perhaps a gift for our upcoming wedding anniversary?

So go get the full tutorial at Delia Creates!  The details are important.

These make very personal and beautiful gifts!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday’s Wowzers Arrives EARLY!

We are sitting in the airport right now after a fantastic vacation to Maui, Hawaii. (Hooray for free wi-fi at the airport!) What a lovely time we had in Maui!  You can look forward to more pictures and stories to come from our time in paradise.
I missed last week's regular edition of Wednesday's Wowzers, and I think I am just super-duper excited to share my round-up of fun ideas...
Can we make today Tuesday's Treats instead?!
If you're a DIY/home decor junkie, then today's featured ideas are sure to please!
Just take a look at some of the inspiring projects I found this week:
I love the bright and happy colors of this chairs-turned-bench project.  You can find out how to make your own on Kindall's Creations.  This girl has got talent!
It Works For Me is a new blog on my radar--and I must say that I'm lovin' every bit of it!  Her photography alone leaves me drooling.  Bobbi offers a free print each Friday.  I adore this happiness quote!

 

Stenciling is the rage right now!  I love the stenciled drop cloth rug from Lovely Crafty Home.   The colors are stunning!  What a fun way to give your entry way some personality!
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