Monday, August 29, 2011

Dollar Tree Hurricanes

So I was at Dollar Tree yesterday looking at Halloween decorations and I came across these.
Sooo I decided to make my own hurricanes! I used super glue (gel) because I ran out of hot glue gun sticks :(

 And glued them together!

This is what they looked liked



I filled them with pretty fall stuff I picked up from the Dollar Tree as well

But, I wanted candles instead
For $2 a piece, I love em :)

Alyssa


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

House Tour

Some people that read this blog do not know what I create Youtube beauty videos. A lot of people always ask about my decorations in the background and my number one requested video is a house tour. I finally filmed one! :)


Alyssa

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kitchen Cabinets Redone

My weekend finally ended. FINALLY. Shaun and I spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday fixing a disaster in our kitchen. It all started out by us staining the bathroom cabinets darker. I loved it! So I thought, why not the kitchen?? We have always wanted darker cabinets. When the house was being built, we were living in TN at the time so we had to pick out everything via phone. This is supposedly the darkest they have. -_-



So we (Shaun) started to stain the cabinets.


It was looking so good. He had finished all of it.. then you know what I did? I accidently knocked the stain over! Oooops. It looked horrible!!!!!!

So what should of looked like this:



Looked like this: (After we tried to fix it by adding more stain to try to even it out.. again and again)



So a few tears later, I decided we should just paint them. So we sanded the cabinets down.. put two coats of primer on, and added 4 coats of Better Homes and Garden Country Covered Bridge paint.



Okay, well Shaun did. But I kept him company.
So our ending result was this:



We are thinking of adding a shiny coat to it. And knobs. But I am all DIYed out. This weekend was so stressful. I am happy to have my kitchen back.









I still need to do tiny touchups and figure out a way to get the paint off my floor. But, I am happy with the end results.

Alyssa