Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #28

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

Where we show off our creative side for $10 or less!


 
At Home With K
 

Here are the rules:



1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...

2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.

3. You can link up multiple projects.

4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.

5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.

6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!

Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

$5 Kitchen Island

Well as you can tell I haven't been around much in blogging world this summer. All I can say is that we have been BUSY!

My boys started school last week, so hopefully I can get around to blogging a little more often as things quiet down a bit around here.

I did a quick and cheap project a few weeks ago that I would like to share with you today.

I bought this tall table at a garage sale for $5. Nothing special to it except that I loved the height and the narrow width. We were wanting some extra working space in our small kitchen and this would be perfect!


For the update, I used paint I already had on hand at home. I first gave it a good cleaning with soap and water. Then I sanded down the surface. I painted the base part of the table a pretty cream color. After it was dry, I sanded down the edges and added MinWax Early American Stain for the age look I love.


For the top, I wanted to keep a nice rich wood look. I disliked the light wood it styled before, so I stained it with MinWax Dark Walnut. After it was dry, I added several coats of polyurethane for protection.

I love all the imperfections on the table top, it gives it that fun rustic feel.


I was going to replace the knob but thought I would save $5 for a new one and just spray paint the current one. I removed it from the drawer, cleaned it, gave it a light sanding and then primed it with a metal spray paint and then Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Easy peasy! The hardest part is waiting for everything to dry. :)


We debated on putting it on wheels and move it out to the center of the kitchen when we needed that extra counter space. But once we moved it to the area, we decided to not put wheels and leave it in the center as an island.

We use it all the time and wonder what we did without it! It will do until we decide to knock down some walls for a kitchen demo way down the road. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #27

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

Where we show of our creative and thrifty selves!

Here are a few projects that I would like to feature from the last linky party:

Weathered Beach House Sign from Burton Avenue




Back to School Onesie by La-Dee-Da Creations


Pepperoni Pizza Casserole by Pam's Party and Practical Tips

Most Viewed Link!


If you were featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!

Now it's time to link up to this week's party!


At Home With K
 

Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!
Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #26

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!
Where we show off our creative and thrifty side for $10 or less!

The most viewed link from last week's party was the Sunflower Tutorial from Libbie's Home



Please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!

Now it's time to link up to this week's party!


At Home With K



Here are the rules:

1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...
2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
3. You can link up multiple projects.
4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.
5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.
6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!
Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.

*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #25

WELCOME TO TERRIFIC UNDER TEN TUESDAY!

Where we share our creative side for $10 or less!

Here are a couple favorites from last week's party!

Splinters from the Woodworker's Wife (and hubby) made this FAB drink cooker for $5.95! I love all the details and dark wood.


Domestic Imperfection shows us how to make an easy envelope pillow. I think I can actually make one of these with my limited sewing skills! :) Can't wait to give it a try!



If you were featured today, please grab a featured button on my sidebar to add to your blog! Thanks!


Now it's time to link up to this week's party!

 
At Home With K


Here are the rules:
1. Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less. Crafts, Makeovers, Thrift Finds, Recipes, Kids Projects...

2. Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.

3. You can link up multiple projects.

4. Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog.

5. Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to your post, side bar, or linky party list.

6. Visit at least one other project and leave a comment. We all love comments!
Then I'll feature some favorites on the next Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.
*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post.