Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Thrifted Shelf!

Yay! I finally have a new post for everyone! I'm so excited to be back! Once again I want to say sorry to all for my absence.  Anyways, I have the cutest shelf to show you guys.  Where I live, we have the cutest thrift shop where all the proceeds are donated to the humane society, and the prices are a steal! I bought the cutest shelf for only $1! Life is good!

Now I know that with all of the craft blogs and Pinterest out there, it is no secret how to use some spray paint to refinish anything, but I really wanted to show everyone my finished product.  So without further adieu, here are a few items and steps I took to spruce up my shelf.

These are all the supplies I used to bring my shelf back to life.

The most important tool needed is a cold glass bottle of Cheerwine, or any other soda of your preference. (It was delicious!)

I spray painted it, (after I sanded it) a nice aqua shade of blue.  I'm in a very nautical, paradise mood lately!

My shelf was missing the hooks, so I bought some new ones real quick.  The nails are so tiny so be careful not to lose them!

Voila!  My shelf is all finished! I like that it isn't perfect.  It looks kind of distressed, just like my room right now.  I'm ashamed of how dirty I have been lately! No judging!

So that's it folks! Easy as can be! I challenge you all to find $1 finds and fix them up! They can have so much character. I'd love to see any pictures if you guys do the same! Glad to be back!
XOXO
Abby :)



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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Olioboard - Create Your Own Decorating Mood Board


Turquoise Dream Office by Niki on Olioboard

Hi.  I'm Niki, and I'm a Clip-aholic.  My whole life, I have been obsessed with magazine clippings.  Maybe it's because I soon forget things that inspire me, or maybe it's because I am somewhat of a hoarder who just can't stand the thought of getting rid of something I find beautiful, unique or useful.  I find many reasons to clip and many uses for the things I clip.  When I was a little girl, my cousin and I took my grandmother's (Memaw) Sears catalogs and created an entire doll house and dolls out of our clippings.  I outgrew the desire to play with paper dolls, but I haven't outgrown my love for clipping things and creating inspiration boards from them.  The hard part is finding what I clipped once I have taken the time to cut it out.  That's why I love the new website that I just discovered -- Olioboard

Olioboard is similar to pinterest in that you can clip online inspiration and pin it right to the catagory you want and you can browse from others' creations to find more inspiration.  However, it goes a step beyond by allowing you to create an entire room with your clippings. 

Olioboard Outdoor Oasis by Niki

With just a few clicks, you'll feel like a professional designer.  It's a simple process: pick your background, clip, place, rotate, adjust, save and publish.  Then you can see what your space will look like.  While you're there, stop by and follow me at www.olioboard.com/users/NikiKnows.  I'm sure that as time allows, my space will start filling up with my design ideas.


Happy Clipping!!

Niki

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