Thursday, July 30, 2020

My updated kitchen DIY

Hello, hello!
I recently painted and redecorated my kitchen. So, I thought I’d share some of the DIY’s I did.
I have a very small, galley style kitchen, with a small dining area. Quite a few years ago, I painted and decorated in a wine theme. I’ve been wanting to redecorate for quite awhile, but really loved the wine theme and couldn’t decide on something better. Sooo, I decided to stick with the wine theme, but just update it lol. I knew I wanted to use wine quotes/phrases and wine corks, plus some of the decor I already had.
My walls were a dark tannish color. I had used my Cricut machine to cut out wines on white vinyl to create a border. Here’s what my old kitchen looked like ...

I decided to stick with the tan color, but went a lighter shade. And for the wall with the table, I decided to paint red. I know, I was so scared to use red! But the hubs and I always say ‘It’s just paint. We can always paint over it if we don’t like it’. And here’s my kitchen now ...

I am sooo happy with the way it turned out! Now for the DIY’s ...
I knew that I wanted to use wine quotes/phrases, but I wasn't sure how I wanted to include them. I came across a tutorial for some framed box signs, so I sent the hubs to our local Home Depot for wood and we created around 16 or so boxes! I used the same red paint from the wall and painted them all. Then using my Cricut and white vinyl, I added all of the phrases and used them as a border around the whole kitchen ...
I had a ton of wine corks left over from a previous project that I knew I wanted to incorporate into the new kitchen. After a quick Google search, I knew that I wanted to create a back splash with them! I really didn't want to glue them directly to the wall, so the hubs went back to Home Depot for a sheet of paneling. We measured and cut the area for the back splash, then hot glued the corks to them, and used a few nails to attach them to the wall. It'll make it so much easier when I want to redecorate in the future!
After more research (& a lot of trial and error!) I found the easiest way to cut all of the wine corks in half! I put them in a steamer basket (in batches) and let them steam over boiling water for about 15-20 minutes. Then I took a long razor blade and cut them lengthwise. They cut so easy!! Just make sure you have a sharp razor. I used hot glue to attach them to the paneling, then attached it to the wall.
For the last DIY, I had an old bulletin/dry erase board that I had hanging on my pantry door. It was so convenient to have, but after years of use the dry erase wasn't working any more. I painted the trim with the same red wall paint. Then painted over the dry erase board with chalkboard paint! And the cork on the bulletin was pretty worn, so using the same cork method I covered the bulletin board.
So that's my new kitchen! I hope you enjoyed my little tour. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

New T-Shirt using my Cricut

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Ever since I got a Cricut Heat Press, I’ve been collecting phrases and ideas for some shirts to make. Well, I finally sat down to design one! I was inspired by Luke Bryan’s new song ‘One Margarita’. Ummm hello! Another song about Margaritas? Of course I love the song! 🤣
So I pulled out my Cricut and Heat press and made this shirt ...
And of course I had to add Lime Life to the back because well, I love Livin’ the Lime Life!!
Soooo, what do you think? Would you wear this shirt? (I’ve already worn it several times lol)

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A new card!

Hello, hello!!
Recently, my Stampin' Up! team leader created an all day stamping event for our team. It was so fun! It was all virtual/online. Throughout the day, she posted several 'challenges' that we all participated in, then she randomly chose a winner and gave out prizes. It was soooo cool to be able to gather together with my team since all of the 'in person' events have been cancelled.
So for the first challenge, she chose a color challenge. She posted these colors and told everyone to make something using at least 3 of these colors ...
Soooo I gathered the colors and put my thinking cap on lol. After a few attempts, I came up with this card ...
I think it turned out pretty cute! What do you think?
If you'd like to give it a try, here's a list of the supplies that I used (you can purchase any/all items on my shopping website ) ...
If you have any questions about the sizes or the products used, please don't hesitate to ask :)
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