Lessons Learned: My Favorite Projects {September 30th}

Here again are a couple of my favorite projects I found while flipping through the DIY blog websites. These people have totally inspired me and want me to get out my paint brush (or sewing machine, oven mitt, and anything else crafty)!

First up is this Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cup from Something Swanky. Delicious! The best part of Fall is trying all these new pumpkin recipes. I’ll have to try this one soon cause cookies with frosting is always a fan favorite!

Next up are these amazing decoupaged pumpkins from Confessions of a Plate Addict. I’m totally stealing this idea! And isn’t it amazing what a little Mod Podge can do!

I’ve made some Scrabble tiles in the past (as seen here), but these scrap wood wall Scrabble plaques from Too Much Time on My Hands are amazing! Hmm… think I should make a special trip to Home Depot!

Need an adorable 1st birthday party idea? Check out this Sesame Street themed party from Life with Luke. Christa had a bunch of great party ideas: a pennant banner from card stock, sweet little treat bags and this adorable polka dot gift bow wreath. OH, and not to mention the cutest little boy ever!

Last but not least is this Annie Sloan Chalk Paint sofa table from Craft Monkey. LOVE the fact that she used pallet pieces to construct a bottom shelf. Simply amazing!

Well, that’s it for this week! I have some cool project coming down the pike including a transformed sewing table for my {someday} craft room and some cute crafts! See you next week :)


Seeing Red: Quick Change to an Everyday Chair

Hi, my name is Erin and I’m addicted to the color red.

Sorry, just had to get that out of my system! For any of you who know me personally (or my home), you would know that I’m obsessed with the color red. I think almost every room of my house has a pop of the color. I even have a bright red accent wall in my kitchen and dining room.

So I ran across this sad little chair at Goodwill for $3 and thought she needed a new home and a fresh coat of paint. Hmm… what color? Red of course!

I decided to try Krylon’s industrial spray paint in Cherry Red for the first time!

And WOW! Isn’t it amazing what a simple coat of paint can do?

I absolutely LOVED this Krylon spray paint! Went on super smooth with no drips AND it was a one coat coverage!

Plus it dried super fast! The spray paint can says 12 minutes or less and it’s absolutely true. PLUS I painted this at about 9pm one night and had it in the rain the next day with no problems whatsoever. The paint held up perfectly. LOVE.

And spray paint is definitely the best application for spindles in my book! No brush strokes and super smooth coverage.

Yes, I adore a simple coat of paint on a simple chair. No need  for distressing… this chair is going in my {someday} craft room and it will get plenty of wear and tear on its own!

I should be sharing my craft room makeover in the next week or two. Just have a couple of finishing touches and I’ll be ready!