September 12, 2013
Earlier this summer, I put together this fort project for SheKnows. And silly me, I didn’t realize that the post had been up this whole time! But here it is along with a link for instructions on constructing your own tent.
I had built it mostly for Mara, using items pulled from her room, but the boys cozied up in it too. We actually hung it up in the backyard today and had a picnic with friends in it (entry into the fort was by slide).
August 21, 2013
Didn’t mean for the blog to go dark for so long (almost an entire month, oops!). But within the last few weeks we learned that our landlord sold the house we’re renting so we’ve spent a considerable amount of time searching and finally securing a new place. If you want to drive your kids crazy, drive them all over Charlotte to view house after house after house. Then, milkshakes for dinner would be totally justified.
The house is slowly being overrun with boxes so I won’t be working on any new projects until after the move, but this DIY rocket we made earlier this month is now up at Hellobee!
July 30, 2013
I worked on these a few weeks back and my post went up just today on Hellobee! I’ve been excited to share. Visit here for instructions and more pictures.
July 26, 2013
I recently worked on my first (amateur) refinish, so the timing felt perfect when Chronicle Books invited me to take part in their latest blog tour!
Barb Blair is the founder of Knack Studios and also a miracle-worker with furniture pieces that are past their prime. Her book, Furniture Makeovers, has over 26 techniques to transform old furniture and 30 examples of before-and-after makeovers with instructions on how to do it yourself.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on a free copy along with a tote back from Knack Studios, just leave a comment below! Giveaway closes next Saturday, August 3rd at midnight EST. Good luck!
Update: Congrats to Marty, comment #28 for winning the Furniture Makeovers book!
July 17, 2013
One of my July projects for Hellobee was this mini treehouse and peg doll set. I admit it may look a little on the sparse side, but I was going for simple so it can double as a display shadowbox when not in use. And my youngest son played with it non-stop for a few days (before moving on to a new set of Legos, naturally) but what can I say? My kids are used to playing with recycled items and whatever cardboard creations I throw their way, especially finding fun when adding in their own action figures, cars, and funny dialogue.
Full instructions can be found here!