Friday, March 25, 2011

anndreya's SWEET 16

sweet 16

i helped my little sister make her dvd invites for her birthday. this was a so much fun doing and wanted to share it w/ all of you.


so youtube gave me 10 songs to choose from and this was the best i could get.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011


all of big b’s trucks

here is the first truck burton has ever owned. he bought this before i ever knew him. he loves this truck. he has been holding onto it for years, even though he has NOT driven it in years.

i took this picture 2 days ago. this definitely shows that its been sitting for awhile.

burton currently drives this truck. this is the truck that he put a cummins engine in, all by himself. it's his pride and joy. (plus it makes him feel like a man).

mazda.b2200 (1982)
this truck was bought just for the engine. he can't go long w/out having a truck project to work on. this engine will go in the truck you see below.

mazda.b2200 (1988)
the new engine will go in this truck. burton wants this to be the primary truck he drives, since gas prices are going up. we will still keep the f250 for things like camping and hauling stuff.

gmc. c20 (1967-1972)
this is his dream truck right now. any old chevy that falls in the year range. apparently it's been his dream truck for the last five years or so. i asked "why didn't you buy it along time ago?" he says "i don't know." i say "well you bought your f250." burton says "that's different."

welp the moral of all this is... we are going to own alot of different trucks in this marriage.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

ruffled headband

my favorite headband to wear

i finally took the time to make a ruffed headband and i LOVE it.

STEP 1: cut out a circle piece of felt. mine is about 1 1/2 in. (you can make it bigger or smaller).
STEP 2: cut out 20-30 circles from the fabric of your choice. i used cotton to give it a messy frayed look. my circles are about 1 in and again you can make them bigger or smaller.
STEP 3: take one circle and fold it in half.
STEP 4: fold it in half again.
STEP 5: now hot glue the triangle tip to the center of your felt.
repeat steps 3-5 several times.

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glazing... again

shabby chic dinning set
vintage solid oak set transformed. 4ft. wide x 6ft. long. the middle leaf can be taken out to make it 4ft wide x 4ft long. for SALE: $300

this time i DID prime it. the wood was soaking in my spray paint.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

bookcase transformation

my 1st attempt @ glazing

i first saw how glazing totally transforms furniture from the blog "all things thrifty." it gives a great a rustic look and it is SO easy to do. you CAN'T mess up.

this item is for SALE: $175

1ft 4in deep, 2ft 6in wide, 6ft 7 in tall



STEP 1: first i spray painted the bookcase aqua (you can use kiltz to prime before you paint, but i thought the aqua was bright enough and the wood was taking the paint easily. so i decided to not prime it.)

STEP 2: i brushed on the glaze, working one part of the bookcase at a time. make sure to get the glaze into all the cracks. i would let the glaze sit for about 1 min., then wiped it off w/ a damp cloth. you don't have to rush, the glaze will wiped off. (hint: when buying glaze look in the oops section @ home depot to see if there is any there. that's where i got mine for $3 instead of $15.) i tinted mine ebony. any dark brown or black works.

here are more pics of "before and after"

STEP 3: i spray painted my hinges and knobs a dark bronze.

i am so happy with the way it turned out!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Shabby Chic Chandelier
update: SOLD
very dark brown. super cute piece of furniture. 4ft tall, 2 1/2ft wide.
email me if interested.

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