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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Swing into Spring - It's a Party #212

Welcome to this week's Swing into Spring party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
Gates of Crystal shares her gorgeous french country family room.  Stunning!

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATION:
Simply Vintageous...by Suzan  transformed one of the doors in her home.  What a difference!

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Techie's DIY Adventures gives a great tutorial on how to create your own DIY upholstered headboard.

TASTY TREATS:
Lou Lou Girls share a recipe for chocolate chip mint cake.  Wow that looks great!

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Winter Blues Wednesday - It's a Party #211

Welcome to this week's Winter Blues Wednesday party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
Mama in Heels shared her kitchen renovation that she did on a budget.  You must stop by to check out the before photos to appreciate just how awesome this renovation is.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Hartwood Roses gives a great tutorial on how to make professional looking lined drapery panels.  Beautiful!

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Clockwork Interiors shares how to get the look for less.  Great transformation of a basic armoire.

TASTY TREATS:
Far From Normal  shared a recipe for healthy peanut butter and chocolate fudge.  Yummy!!

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Winter Blues Wednesday - It's a Party #210

Welcome to this week's Winter Blues Wednesday party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
Old Things New  shared her living room reveal.  Love the new rug and all the touches of blue.

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Urban Sleek Blond transformed an old tray into this super chic one.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Mad for Fabric shared a tutorial to create this super cute DIY fabric covered phone case.

TASTY TREATS:
Louanne's Kitchen  shared her recipe for mini no-bake cheesecake treats.

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DIY Faux Stained Glass Front Door Sidelights


What started out as a temporary solution fifteen years ago has lasted through the years.  Our front door has sidelights and a transom.  For privacy reason I used Gallery Glass to created faux stained glass.  I did a leaf and floral which at this point felt really dated to me.  I started pricing new front doors.  For a new door with sidelights and a transom, I'm looking at $7,000-$8,000 installed.  Plus I have detailed moulding around the front door which would have to be removed in order to install a new door, which would then require painters to come in and repaint the foyer.  Yeah...I'm not giving that mouse a cookie just yet.

You can see in this photo that originally I did not use the Gallery Glass on the transom.
The best thing about Gallery Glass is that it last forever left untouched, but if you want to remove it, it scrapes right off.

 Okay...it doesn't scrape right off.  Three hours and two sliced fingers later, it all scraped off.   In the meantime I had some left over Gallery Glass, but not enough to do a whole project.  I wasn't even sure they made it anymore.  I'm happy to say that I found it at AC Moore so for under $20 I was able to completely restyle my front door.  I designed a pattern based on all of my favorite "new door" designs.  I taped the pattern to the outside of the front door and then traced the pattern using the faux lead.

The ready-made lead comes only in black.  I used a Sharpie pen to paint the leading gold. 

I used mostly clear paint and the etching paint with just a little gold.  It dries in a couple of hours and cures in a week or so.  I tried several things with the clear and scraped it off a few times until I finally settled on using my fingers to make swirls to create the effect I wanted. By the way, it scrapes off super easily and in big pieces if you take it off within the first hour which allowed me time to figure out exactly the pattern I wanted on the clear.  


 Here is the finished door.  I love how it came out.  I originally designed a pattern for the transom that was horizontal, but it didn't look right with white moulding cutting it up.  I had to go with what made sense and have the pattern live within the white moulding lines. 

For less than $20, I completely changed the look of the front door.  So much more updated and beautiful.  So the way I see it I saved over $7,000.  Awesome!

Can't wait to hear what you think.

Have a great day.

-Judy

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Winter Blues Wednesday - It's a Party #209

Welcome to this week's Winter Blues Wednesday party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
The Bajan Texan  shared her organized entry way.  

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Techie's DIY Adventures transformed this chair by painting the upholstery.  Love the transformation.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Must Love Home  shared a tutorial for creating these super cute DIY napkin rings.

TASTY TREATS:

Mostly Foods and Crafts shared a recipe for these super yummy red velvet donuts with white chocolate chips.

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winter Blues Wednesday - It's a Party #208

Welcome to this week's Winter Blues Wednesday.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
My Champagne Taste  shared this super cute nursery.  Love it!

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATION:
Unique Junktique  transformed a dresser and nightstand and created these beauties.  Be sure to stop by and check out the up close details.  Beautiful.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
The Hatched Home shares how she created this DIY entry way skinny table.

TASTY TREATS:
Her Organized Chaos shares a recipe for scores cinnamon roll monkey bread.  Yummy!


If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Winter Blues Wednesday - It's a Party #207

Welcome to this week's Winter Blues Wednesday party. 
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
So Much Better With Age  shared some of her favorite designer's work.

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Must Love Home transformed an old chair into this beauty for her bathroom. 

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
My friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life  updated a throw by adding pom poms.  So creative.  I am definitely borrowing this idea!

TASTY TREATS:

Christianity Cove shared a recipe for these super cute oreo cookie owl cupcakes.  Adorable!!

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

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