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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rolling Cart Makeover

I can't say for sure how long I have had this cart sitting by my front door (literally sitting by my front door...lol!).  But, I can say it's been at least 4 months...oh boy!  My most awesome friend scored this adorable little cart from Goodwill.  The price $12.99!  She thought I would love it and she was absolutely right.



The top and bottom shelves needed some work and I couldn't decide whether to paint the cart or try another approach.  Today I pulled out some adhesive liner that I bought at TJ Maxx awhile back and decided it might just work.


I tested it out on top and...Yes!!  It's not simple to make adhesive liner look good, patience is the key!  Cut the piece the size you want then slowly, slowly, slowly adhere it to the shelf only taking the backing off a little at a time.


Very carefully cut the edges with a straight edge.


I did the same process to each shelf and it was completely transformed...love it!


The best part is that it is the perfect home for a couple of my most used crafting supplies.  Now I can have them out and it still looks "pretty".




What do you think?  Have you used adhesive liner in any recent projects and loved it?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Clean or Dirty?

"I didn't know if the dishes were clean or dirty."  Do you ever hear this in your house?  Happens a lot here...lol!  Finally I just stuck a piece of paper on the dishwasher to show whether they were clean or dirty.  I found a funny elephant clip I think the kids made 5 years ago to hold the paper! 


I was looking at it and decided it was time to get serious...lol!  I created the words in Microsoft Excel and they turned out very cute!


Next I got all the supplies out I would need.  Scrapbook paper (I ended up using smaller papers that were already the perfect size), mod podge, gorilla glue, tape, clothes pin, magnet strip, and laminator.



Very simple and quick...tape the words onto scrapbook paper, tape the two papers back to back, mod podge scrapbook paper to clothes pin, gorilla glue magnetic strip to back of clothes pin and finally laminate the scrapbook paper for durability. 



It looks a million times better!




Now there should be no more excuses right?  Lol!!