Friday, August 30, 2013

Slipcovering {Ballet} Flats

I am seriously in LOVE with these shoes you guys!

I would seriously give my right pinky toe for either of these. But, although Joyfolie makes shoes in my size, they don't make these shoes in my size. Apparently my feet have grown one and a half sizes with baby #4 (not that my growing feet would have mattered). What's that about anyway? 

While droooooling over these beauties, it occurred to me that while I cannot have those shoes, I can make something of my own, to fit my ginormous feet, that are almost equally as cute. With no sewing, and only supplies I had on hand.

 Although my passion is decorating (and redoing and redoing) my house, I made a to do list and promised myself that I wouldn't start any new house projects until everything was done this seemed like a good craft to start at 9:30 at night that wouldn't wake anyone up. 

Here's my sneak peek

And I'm totally going to share how I remade some old ballet flats into these customized beauties with little more than glue...ohhhhh yeahhhhh. 

But my goal is to get to 105 likes on my  Freckle Face Girl Facebook page. And I'm already at 98. 

So come on and give the page a thumbs up!! And I will share my DIY ballet flat slipcover project with YOU! And you will have the prettiest, cutest, one-of-a-kind big girl shoes on the whole block!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Card Catalog {Hardware}

Card Catalog inspired furniture has been catching my eye for a while now - I'm drawn to it and have wished upon many a twinkly star that Craig{slist} would bestow upon me a library castoff that was old and perfect and free. 

I'm still waiting.

Card catalog hardware isn't so hard to find, thank goodness. You can really change the entire look of a piece of furniture just with the knobs...(a collective "DUH" is coming). But SERIOUSLY you guys. It can. And lucky for me, you can have the castoff card catalog look without waiting a millionthousandandtwo years to get the real deal (and who really needs umpteen itsy bitsy drawers anyway?). 

Card Catalog Furniture

This is just a regular old dresser. Converted into a cooler version of itself. Thanks to labels  holders.

Card Catalog Dresser  
Card Catalog Buffet  

Card Catalog Chest

They kind of feel like the nerdy kid that saved the girl and now he's really cool and everyone loves him. No? 



I'm really drawn to the antique brass for these, but you could easily get them on clearance in any finish and Rub 'n Buff them to get the finish you want. 
How do I know? Because I just got these...
 On super clearance for .89 each. EIGHTY NINE CENTS. Each. Oh. My. Labeling goodness.
I got 12 of them for the boys dressers. And I Rub n' Buffed them. In Antique Gold. I had to. Once you RnB, you can't stop. 
So I did end up spending a little bit of money on their room update after all. But .89 each people.
I've got the cup pull ones coming for my bathroom but they are on back order. For apparently ever. So, there's that.
Does card catalog hardware make your heart go pitter patter?

Monday, August 5, 2013

More DIY Artwork {Vintage Boys Room}

We just got back again after two consecutive weekends away. Of course taking 4 kids and two grown ups anywhere requires a lot of preparation, but I think the clean up and put away part when we get home is the most time consuming...and my least favorite part FO'SHO. Ahem. We were in the city. 

Anyway, I'm still chipping away at the boys room. Little by little.

I have a few things waiting in the wings to show you, but I'm just putting the finishing touches on the gallery wall and I thought I would share my final piece of "art". 

Well, if writing on book pages and stuffing them into a frame qualifies as art. It does around here.

I've had this frame forever - I got it at Goodwill for $3.50 (they are a great place for frames!). I intended on putting a picture of each of my 3 babies in each spot, then I had 4. Hmm. Dilemma. 

I thought about putting the British flag or some cool postcard in each of the holes...but I originally didn't want to spend any money on this little room redo, and now it's become a game. So I had to use what I had around the house. Book pages to the rescue, and a few words I want my boys to remember.

I just wrote them on the page with a pen.

Glued them in place.


 Kind. Brave. Patient.


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