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DIY Light Up Headboard

DIY Light Up Headboard
Today we are teaming up with Valspar and their Love Your Color Guarantee to share our latest addition to Elsie’s guest bedroom: a light up headboard! We wanted to create something unique and playful for this room in her home. We were inspired by marquee signs and wanted to create that feeling but in our own homemade way. We’re not exactly master craftsmen, so we kept our design simple and enlisted a little help from our dad. First we built a headboard. Next we used a projector to trace the word onto the bedframe. Next we planned where to add all the holes for the lights to shine through. Now drill your holes. Once you have drilled all the holes sand and clean off the surface of the headboard. Once your paint is dry, it’s time to add the lights! We just love how this headboard project turned out! SAFETY TIPS: We spoke with our local fire department to double check the safety of this project. -Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords, or loose/broken lights.

Basketweave Wall Hanging Our project today involves a little light woodworking. There is nothing too intense here. You could pull this off with minimal skills and some rather rudimentary tools. For what you get, the cost of this project is very reasonable. savour ... natural elements Get the rest after the jump... Basketweave Wall Hanging Before you start: You should be able to find the dowels pre-cut at your local home improvement store. If you have a saw at home cut the remaining pieces or ask the home improvement center to cut them for you. Pre-drill pilot holes if possible. Assembling the weave is a two person job. You may choose to frame out the whole piece when done. This project is not difficult, but it is time consuming. What you will need: 1 full sheet 1/4 inch plywood 2 - 1x2 pine boards 48 inches long 2 - 1x2 pine boards 72 inches long 2 - 1x3 pine boards 49.5 inches long 5 - 1 1/4 inch diameter dowels 48 inches long wood glue 1 inch wood screws 1 1/2 wood screws 6 hand clamps wood putty stain (if desired) drill

DIY: YELLOW CLUTCH March 19, 2011 in Uncategorized by Andy And because I like keeping my word, here is the step-by-step… C’mon, its Saturday, you have no school, no work, you probably have a party later today, but you are free right now, so get the fabric, scissors, pins and let the party begin! Laters! Traduccion: Y como soy una mujer de palabra, aquí esta el como hacer la bolsa, paso a paso … Es Sábado, no tienes clases, no tienes que ir a trabajar, ¡No hay excusas! Andy Nutella Cinnamon Rolls As you can probably guess I am an avid reader of MANY food blogs. I love them! And right now most of my favorite food bloggers are posting about healthy recipes. I think the sentiment is, "we ate too much for Thanksgiving so let's take a break and make something light this week." Which totally makes sense. I think that is how any sane person would feel. Let me explain. I always make cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. Nutella Cinnamon Rolls, makes 10-12 3 tablespoons warm water3 tablespoons sugar2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast1/2 cup (1 stick) butter1 cup milk (I used whole, but any kind is fine)2 cups bread flour1 teaspoon salt1 1/3 cup flour1 cup Nutella3-4 teaspoons cinnamon In a small bowl stir together the water and sugar. In a small pot melt the butter. In the bowl of your mixer (or just a large bowl) combine the flours and salt. Roll dough out into a large rectangle. I also made a simple glaze out of melted butter and powered sugar.

Tutorial: How to Make a Modern Coffee Table with a Wood Pallet Guest post by Luisa of Happy Serendipity blog. Hi there! Im Luisa and I blog at and Im happy to be here today showing you how I designed and constructed our new coffee table. Its a real low-budget project for which I didnt need much and that took about 3 hours of work. What is needed: 1 euro-pallet from a supermarket (they throw those away anyway so I got mine here for free)2 wooden plates in the right size for the top and bottom2 square timbers8 connecting boltsa grinding machinea power drilla box full of tools and screwssome paint and 4 wheels (not in the picture) I placed everything how I wanted it to be then screwed 4 screws into the plate to connect it with the pallet. Then I placed the square timbers where they belonged and fixed them with the connecting bolts. After that I took some time to mend some parts with the grinding machine. I decided on a dirty white paint with a turquoise doily pattern as a highlight. But the result was pretty.

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Accordion Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes are an absolute must when planning for Friendsgiving (or Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or whatever you celebrate). Not only are potatoes filling and delicious, but they are also naturally gluten free. I'm not (yet) very experienced with gluten free baking/cooking, but I did want to include a starchy alternative to the rolls I was also serving. I love these accordion potatoes (also called hasselback)! They are a more crispy version of a baked potato. Plus they are super pretty. Accordion Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic Needed: potatoes (I made 10 total and used a smaller size variety. First wash and dry your potatoes, removing any dirt.

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The Concrete Cottage: Latitude & Longitude Signs I'm a fan of personalized artwork, but more than that, I'm a fan of CHEAP personalized artwork. So, when I saw L.L. Bean's Latitude/Longitude Sign's on Mandi Tremayne's blog, I was pretty smitten with them. Oh the fun I could have customizing them to any city or town I want, I mean come on, who wouldn't love them? I'll take FIVE! Deal Breaker!!! Except,I say to myself,... Fast forward about three months and two sets of signs later, and I think I've got this sign thing down! ~Quick pause for fun info! This first set of signs above, was what I'll call a "pre-blog" project. Tutorial Time!! I started with a trip to Lowe's to get a 1"x8"x8' pine board and had them cut it down to 20" lengths. With my first set of signs, I let the black base coat dry for just a few hours and, being the impatient person that I am, couldn't wait another minute. While they were drying, I pulled out my Silhouette Cameo software and went to work. Our signs are for the places we've lived or vacationed. Im Linking up to:

Wonderful Joy Ahead: Design your own font (tutorial) Have you ever wanted to turn your own handwriting into a font? You could use it for electronic journaling, digital scrapbooking, spruce up your own blog, and, well, basically anything that you use a regular handwriting font for. Or, you could doodle instead to create your own doodle font. Get creative! It's relatively inexpensive, easy, and fun. You'll need a printer, a scanner, your favorite pen, a thick-tipped pen (like a Sharpie), lined paper (optional), and a photo editing software (optional). Here's how you do it. Print out their template on one letter sized sheet of paper.Place the template on top of a sheet of lined paper to help you keep your letters straight. Test your font and share with others, if you desire! The first was just my favorite pen (not traced by a Sharpie). The second one is the one that turned out with this tutorial. Experiment and have some fun!

White Chocolate and Nutella Truffles I love truffles all year round but there is something kind of holiday-ish about them. (I'm pretty sure "holiday-ish" is not a word. At all.) My friends, Nathan and Jennie, used to make these amazing Oreo truffles every Christmas. I loved getting a little container of Oreo truffles from them! White Chocolate and Nutella Truffles, makes 15-18 7 ounces dark chocolate1 tablespoon butter1/4 cup heavy whipping cream1/3 cup Nutella2 cups white chocolate chips1 tablespoon oil (I used vegetable)chocolate sprinkles (optional) In a double boiler (or a glass bowl set over simmering water) melt together the first four ingredients. Use a melon baller or spoon to form small balls. In the mean time, melt the white chocolate and oil in a microwave safe bowl. Add the chocolate sprinkles as you work, before the white chocolate has time to set.

Wooden Sign "Family" Hey there! It was such a beautiful weekend for us here! We were able to enjoy our little league opening day and a birthday party for my niece and although it was jam-packed, I managed to squeeze in a little DIY! It took about 30 minutes and $20! The giant blank space above our PB Inspired Storage System , in our gameroom, finally got the best of me and inspired me to make this Wooden Family Sign;) Here’s how I did it! Supplies: MDI letters from Hobby Lobby ($1.25 after sale) 4 – 1×4 furring strips ($1 each) cut down to 58″ 11 - 3/8″x1″ Hex Lag Screws (hardware store $0.36 each) and 1 bag of 5/16″ flat washers (hardware store $2) These were in the nuts and bolts isle. I started by spray painting the letters with Rust-Oleum Heirloom White While I waited for the letters to dry, I built the sign. I then stained the sign with Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut Stain. Next, I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach the letters to the sign. Now for the fun, finishing touch! That was it:) 30 minutes and less than $20!

self portrait outfit photography guide . photography month You guys, I'm so excited to have Elycia of ♥elycia on the blog today! First off, let's just talk about how much fun her hair and her adorable self are! Secondly, she's posting about something that I think is really awkward and scary for many people - taking pictures of yourself. Read on, and be sure to share any pictures you take after reading her advice! - Lindsay Hello there! 1. 2. See! 3. 2. These 3 shots were from the same photo shoot. 4. This is my "can someone outside see me?" Illuminated Canvas [my apologies, kate's new diy series was supposed to go up yesterday but i totally fell behind] this month i will feature projects using canvas, and to kick it off i decided to use a lightweight canvas fabric to create an unusual “night light” painting that could look good on or off. we needed a light in our hallway because i get up early in the morning when it is dark out. i thought i could use this as an opportunity to make a conversation piece that people see when they first enter our house. i am very happy with the results and i can’t wait to experiment with all kinds of painted designs. i wanted it to have kind of a raw, art gallery feel, which is why i left the sides unfinished and did not frame the piece. but if you painted the sides, framed the image, and chose different text or images, this could easily work in a kids room, a guest room, or be a fun holiday installation. hope this inspires some fun ideas for night lights! happy crafting! – kate