Monday, November 29, 2010

Nightstand Repurposed: It's Now a Kids Workbench

Okay, so how fun is this?? You have most likely seen the darling kitchens made out of night stands or entertainment units - but have you seen the workbench version? Ann a Design Dazzler reader emailed me about her friend the Frugal Granny 's workbench.  The Frugal Granny purchased the nightstand (see below for before picture) for $3 at a thrift store. She made a few changes and voila an outstanding repurposed piece of furniture! Click here for more details.

Thanks for sharing!

Tools to go along with the repurposed workbench.
Grip 9 pc Children's Tool Kit

Green Toys Tool Set

         Black & Decker Junior 25 Piece Tool Set                                         Real Construction Deluxe Tool Workshop

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chalk Tablecloth/Runner

 Chalkboard fabric makes for an easy tablecloth or table runner. Purchase chalkboard fabric, cut into the desired shape and write! Fun project for kids to decorate the table with their artistic talents! Image and idea from here.

 Found at The Creative Crate - images and idea from Finding Home

Fun idea to use for an everyday table runner. Perfect for Thanksgiving.

48'' Wide Chalk Cloth Fabric By The Yard

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shabby Chic Tea Party

Thanks to Julie from A Reason to Get Together for sharing these sweet pictures from her daughter's first birthday. I love this party for 4 reasons: 
1. I'm a pink/green combo loving gal.
2. I'm also a tea party girl (who doesn't love a great tea party).
3. Shabby chic is right up my alley! It's pure sweetness.
4. It's adorable!!

 Julie explains, "If you're having a pink and green themed party, what better thing to serve for drinks than pink lemonade and green tea! A year ago, friends had given me old windows, and I chose to incorporate them into the decor. I covered a couple panes with pink card stock and a friend used her Cricut machine to make the "Happy Birthday" sign and then paisleys. I purchased a Martha Stewart cupcake stamp and made cupcake bottle labels for the water. The glasses were rimmed with pink sugar."

Julie created a wonderful, sweet party for her daughter.

Gloveables Fabric Cloth Apron Pink & Green Polka Dot 

Fred & Friends Teacup Cakes Cupcake Mold 

Princess Cupcake Wrapper - Pkg 50 (Additional Colors)                                     Picket Fence Cupcake Wrapper White - Pkg 12
Godinger Monticello Shannon Crystal Metal and Glass Beverage, Drink, Punch, Dispenser 2.5 Gallon                                                                     Creativeware 3-Gallon Unbreakable Beverage Dispenser