Sparklers! and July Projects

July 7, 2013


Since it’s too late to greet you with a happy 4th, I’ll wish you a happy July instead! The celebratory month that sees the birth of our nation and incidentally, the founding of Chipotle as I’ve just learned today.

Below are some early previews of projects I completed this weekend. I love working on children’s crafts. There’s a lot of latitude in how cutesy a project can get as long as it’s intended for kids.

And after years and years of wanting to do something with this vintage sideboard that I literally found on the side of the road, I rescued it from its sad state by giving it a makeover. I didn’t think to take a before picture with the doors and drawers, but I think you can easily tell it needed a good dose of TLC. We’re really happy with it and I’ve received lots of compliments from the kids on my painting skills.

sideboard makeover


  1. Comment by Kelly on July 8, 2013 10:59 pm

    I love the sideboard. Super job there. The kids crafts you do are simply amazing! Keep up the good work, I love reading here!

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  3. Comment by Casey on July 27, 2013 4:26 pm

    All these projects look great! Love the music instruments.. And little peg boxes… And the furniture. Ok, all of them! Good job!

  4. Comment by Shauna on August 13, 2013 3:30 pm

    Those music instruments are really cute. It looks like a lot of fun to do with the kids.

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