Thursday, January 7, 2010

From Drab to Fab!

So, my son tipped himself over on one of our bar stools and broke it. As you can see, I have decided that it isn't worth buying brand new furniture just to have one of my rough and tumble boys break it. So, I have decided that refinishing is for me. And my husband LOVES it when I spray paint in the garage:)
So, here is what I did. I took these adorable barstools that I purchased from our local thrift store. I took the cushion off the top. I lightly sanded the wood. I used spray paint primer to prime the wood. Then I spray painted them a fun color of green. Then I removed... or rather had my husband remove the old fabric from the cushion. I bought some cheap plain white fabric to cover the cushion and used my staple gun to attach it to the cushion. I screwed the cushion back onto the chair. Super easy!! But, wait, it's not covered with cheap white fabric! It's covered with this adorable fabric from Hobby Lobby (which right now if my all time favorite fabric). Well, that's because I have 3 boys. And I knew that fabric would get dirty. so, I made the cover removable so that I could wash it!!! What I did was I sewed elastic around the end so that I could easily remove it. (seriously, I had started a tutorial for you, but then I forgot to keep taking pictures.... sorry.)
I've already had to wash them and I'm super glad I made the covers removable. I'm going to make a cover for a bench by our dining table and I've got to figure out how to incorporate more of this fabric into my kitchen.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tip Top Cake Shoppe

If you live in the Salt Lake Valley, I have a great recommendation for a Cake Decorator. Her name is Jacinda and her company is Tip Top Cake Shoppe. She is the Wilton Cake Instructor at Hobby Lobby and she is full of creativity! I personally have taken her classes and she is a great teacher. However, I have discovered that cake decorating is not for me! For one thing, you have to get it all done at once... it can't sit on my desk for weeks like many of my unfinished craft projects. For another reason, I am all about distressing... a distressed cake looks like a kid decorated it. And after you are done, people eat your craft:)

So, my little boy wanted a Bakugan birthday cake. And he wanted this specific Bakugan.

She turned this toy, into this cake! Look at all the details... it looks exactly like the toy. And it tasted great too!
So, check her out at

She does birthday cakes, cupcake birthday parties, wedding cakes, you name it!!!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Wood Craft Workshop

Brrrrr, it's cold. Time for some winter wood crafts:) Snowmen: $8 (Stands: $5) Penguin Yard Stake: $18 (can also be made as a shelf-sitter)

Dates: Thursday, Jan. 7th 6-9pm Saturday, Jan. 9th 10am-noon

Please contact Anisa at if you're interested in signing up for a class. I will also ship unfinished wood or finished projects if interested, contact me. Anisa