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BEACHY MIRROR MAKEOVER

Today’s post is a lesson in not passing up home décor with good bones, just because it doesn’t fit your style.  I gave a basic wood framed mirror a drastic makeover with a few coats of chalky finish paint!  Check out how I turned the piece from heavy to light and airy in just one morning. You can usually find mirrors at thrift stores and yard sales, or you can pick up inexpensive mirrors at a big box store for $10-15.  First, you will need to run a line of painter’s … [Read More...]

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11 LEATHER DIYS

I have plenty of leather left over from my clutch project to allow me to make a few more leather DIYs.  I have been searching around the web for inspiration, and I have found so many cool leather craft projects.  I am sharing a few of them with you today, so you can be as inspired as I am! COPPER AND LEATHER WINE RACK – A BUBBLY LIFE:  This gorgeous industrial wine rack is made from copper piping and leather.  I would need to get a few new leather working tools before … [Read More...]

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USING STAMPS TO GET READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR

A few months ago I shared a teacher appreciation gift with Expressionery products.  Today I am using more of their products to give you some tips that will help you get ready for the upcoming school year. I used a personalized address stamp and some ink pads to label my kids' school supplies, backpacks, and jackets.  I get so frustrated when their school items go missing during the hours they are at school, so hopefully this will help misplaced items find their way home … [Read More...]

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DIY LEATHER FOLDOVER CLUTCH WITH TASSEL

This is a sponsored post.  I was given free materials for this project, but the opinions are 100% my own. You guys.  I made this.  I can hardly believe it myself.  I hate sewing, and this project didn't make me hate it any less, but look what I made!  I am thrilled with how it turned out, and I am so excited to show my new leather clutch off the next time I go out. I was contacted by Leather Hide Store a few months back, asking if I would like to try out … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #269

  WELCOME TO THE 267th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   Are you a blogger? My friend Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and I have just released a video that will introduce you into the world of video!  Youtube is the number two search engine in the world, and the only way to be discovered is to start uploading your videos today. Learn how to optimize your Youtube channel and to harness the power of video.  The Beginner’s Guide to Short Video is an 18 page ebook that helps bloggers … [Read More...]

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SPRAY PAINTED TEACHER GIFT JAR

I am Plutonium’s brand ambassador.  I am compensated for my work, but all opinions are 100% my own. Yesterday, I shared some fun Back to School projects created by fellow bloggers.  Today I am sharing a quick and easy way to dress up a teacher gift.  I don’t normally condone giving teachers cutesy gifts decorated with apples or pencils or whatever, because teachers get TONS of these kinds of gifts every year they teach.  There are only so many crayon monograms a person can … [Read More...]

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SCHOOL IS COMING

Here in Michigan, we have at least a month until school starts up again, but I know that in some parts of the country kids are heading back to school any day now.  That boggles my mind!  To make sure we are all prepared for those first days of the school year, some of my blogging friends and I have pulled together a few Back to School craft projects.  Some are practical projects that your students can use during the year and others are gifts you can give to their teachers to … [Read More...]