Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pink Play Kitchen Transformation Details

Last post I introduced you to a nightstand turned play kitchen, (you can see the pretty pictures {here}), and I thought it was so stinking cute I inserted pictures of the finished product without even a before photo of the nightstand.

Today I'm going to remedy that.

This is the before and after, in all its' basic nightstand glory...

Upcycled Nightstand to Play Kitchen #playkitchen #kids

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Maison Blanche Debutante Pink Play Kitchen

Let's see now... I posted about plans to make a play kitchen back in March.

I included crazy cute ones from my Pinterest board for inspiration.

I had been stalking cast off entertainment centers and nightstands, but ultimately it needed to be compact in size, so nightstand won.

Plus I got a two'fer - two nightstands for a song.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mud Pie Station

Sometimes I have these crazy thoughts, lets call them pie in the sky notions.

Mud Pie Station
I see something somewhere that I have never seen before and I get all pie eyed with wonder.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rhubarb Torte Dessert


Growing up in Southern California I never heard of such a thing.  

My mid-western mother surely had, but I'm guessing there wasn't an over abundance of rhubarb in the produce isle in our suburb of Los Angeles. 

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fabric Spray Paint Shirt and Banner

Often times when someone is getting crafty around the Ranch it's #2 daughter and not me.

I walk by the dining room table and it gets the all clear, then 5 minutes later it's covered in a project.

She is a spur of the moment crafter.
 Her older brother bought some canvas, and some fabric paint then enlisted her to make a colorful banner for his band for an outdoor summer gig. 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

At Kirby's Place

Maybe some of you can tell by my sometimes wordy project posts, I really do like to write.

I wrote a play when I was 10 years old and forced the neighborhood kids to act it out.  A murder mystery - I liked those even back then.  The victim was Mrs. Knotta Live.   I know.... oh brother!  What can I say, I was 10.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hankie Noodle Dandy

Once upon a time on a pool noodle far far away, I made a wreath for the 4th of July.

I linked this up to a pool noodle party.

I was quite proud of myself so I'm reposting 
this from 2 years ago for one reason only.....

And that reason is how freaking clever I am sometimes!

But I'm not referring to the project - even though I liked it.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Turn Up The Radio...Bar

Bliss Ranch Vintage Radio Cabinet Bar #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

I'm working hard, you're working too -
we do it every day

For every minute I have to work -
I need a minute of play

Day in day out all week long -
things go better with rock....

Bliss Ranch Vintage Radio Cabinet Bar #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Beware of Sharks.... Pool Sign

When crafty kids get bored often times they crack open the paint and design weird stuff.

On canvas.

At least that's how it works at my house.

Then when they're done painting a usually random vision, they expect me to hang it somewhere.

And more times than not, it just doesn't match my decor.

I wasn't hanging that shark in the kitchen.

Instead I got out some of the cedar lats I picked up for a couple bucks for a stack of about 50, as well as my sample pots of Maison Blanche paint and figured out where I could hang a great white shark.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Battle of the Gray Grey Greige Rugs

Gray.  That's how I've always spelled it.

With an A not an E.

Gray Rugs #mohawkrugs #homedecoratorscollection
Gray Choices
I know that's how I learned to spell it growing up in California, so how come everyone else in the world spells it grey? 

Someone answer that for me....
and while you're at it, answer which rug I like better, which would go best under my dining room table, and does greige go fine with a very deep espresso color?

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