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Thursday, December 31, 2009

hurricane lamp from salvation army

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Praying that everyone has blessed New Year ahead of them!

I got this hurricane lamp at Salvation Army last week for $3.99. I have wanted one of these for quite some time. It has a copper bottom, but there was some paint drops on it and the rest of it seems kinda rusty. I decided to spray paint the whole think black. I dried some oranges and placed them around the bottom. The only thing I don't like is the light bulb. I need to find one that isn't so bright. Maybe I will do a silicone bulb instead.
Have a great one, Kim

Monday, December 21, 2009

an entertainment center redo

Hey girlies,
Almost Christmas time!! Hope everyone is ready for it. This summer I was a little too energetic in my cleaning and dusting and I accidentally broke a glass panel in my giant entertainment center. It wasn't just plain glass. Of course it had fancy smancy stuff on it and would be rather expensive to replace. I kept contemplating what to do. I thought about tin, copper, wood and I didn't feel comfy with any of those. My hubby wouldn't let me paint the whole thing (even after begging). He likes the natural oak. I am all for barn red, but "whatever". Anyway, I saw on someone's blog of pic of their kitchen. Their cabinets had pleated material and I thought, "hey that could work on my center".
So I took some plaid material and a staple gun and went to work one night while the hubby was out playing basketball with church buddies. I love the look. It matches everything in the room and when I get tired of it, I will just take out the staples and use different material.
Have a great one, Kim

Friday, December 18, 2009

my prim santa crow

Well my buddy Char emailed me this free pattern from Bridgeway Primitives. It is over 2 feet long. He is a giant. She and I were supposed to get together and make these, but she is a very busy lady (always helping out with decorating the church for many events and homeschooling her kiddoes) and I work full time during the day. So, I had to make him myself. My kids like it, but my hubby doesn't think he looks like a crow at all. What do you think?

I put him on the wreath to make him stand out more. He seemed to get lost just hanging somewhere in the house. I like him. He is unusual and interesting.
Have a great one. Get ready for Christmas. It's coming quickly. CYa, kim

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My prim snowman

Hi guys,
Is everybody getting ready for Christmas? I love this time of the year. I love the lights and the anticipation.
So I decided to try making a fabric snowman. I kinda made it like how you make the fabric pumpkins. I cut out a big, medium and small circle and I baste-stitched them closed and stuffed them. I connected them with tacky glue. I dirtied him up with coffee and cinnamon. I used peppercorns for the eyes and mouth. I will probably use little sticks for arms. I made the nose out of fabric and hot glued it to his face. I think he turned out well for my first attempt. I love looking at all of your photos and reading your ideas. You really inspire me. thanks and Merry Christmas, Kim

Monday, December 14, 2009

snowman salt dough faces

I tried out Colleen's salt dough recipe from

My son Ethan and I make a batch of it and had some fun being creative on a Friday night. It was so easy to do and they turned out really cute. I had some of my girlfriends over for a Christmas party and they commented on how cute they are too. Since it is so easy to make, I took the flour and salt to my school this past Friday and had my second grade students make ornaments for Christmas. I rolled out the dough and they used cookie cutters. I baked them in the big oven at school. We are going to paint them this week and then they can wrap them up for gifts for their family members.

Go over to Colleen's blog and check it out and see how easy they are to make.
Have a great one, Kim

Check out this wonderful giveaway

She is ending the giveaway tomorrow. It is a wonderful light arrangement all decked out for Christmas!! Isn't it beautiful!! Go to: and enter for your chance to win. Thanks, Kim

Friday, December 11, 2009

my prim candy canes

Hi everyone,
Did you see the freebie from the Pickled Pepper Patch? If not, then over to Char's blog and grab this from her Share box before it is gone:

I love the way they turned out. I have always been more of a "wood" chick, but I am liking this muslin sewing stuff. I just need to get more confidence with it. Anyway, here are the 7 candy canes that I made. As you can see, I put 4 in this cute little jar on my kitchen countertop and used the last 3 in this greenery swag on top of my dining room hutch.

Holiday blessings to ya, Kim

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

cute little lamp

Hi guys,
I was at the Women of Purpose conference in Hershey, PA a few weeks ago. While there, we went to the Hershey Outlets. In the adorable store, Christmas Tree Hill, I found this lamp for $11.00 I love the way it looks and fits into this spot on my kitchen countertop. I bought the Christmas ring to go around it there too. It has greenery, tin snowflakes, a few candy canes and a snowman attached to it. It is very crisp and neat looking don't ya think?
Enjoy your day, Kim

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas decorating (inside photos)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful time making things and decorating for the holiday season. have a wonderful day, Kim

Saturday, December 5, 2009

busy busy busy

This was a frame that I found at GW. It had a picture of a little girl holding a rabbit. I turned around the picture and stenciled Jesus on it. I love the depth of this frame.

Does your pretty, wooden, dining room table look like this too? I will be doing "redo"s until next year- ha ha!! Good deals from garage sales, GW and Salvation Army. Happy crafting, Kim

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

wooden bin redo (craigslist find!!)

I am so excited about this wooden bin that I got off of craigslist for $25.00 Everyday I type into the for sale search box: wooden or primitive or chandelier. Well when I saw this I knew I had to have it. I met the lady only 10 minutes from my house. I love it, but now that I painted it I really love it. I chose barn red over top of black. I sanded it and used Minwax Dark Walnut to finish it.

What do ya think?? Have a great one, Kim