Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Chandelier Makeover!

OK... This is my fabulous Chandelier! Of course it wasn't always this fabulous!
Our dining room had been the kids toy room for 6 years. It was usually a mess and is right in your face when you walk in the front door of our house. What a great welcome into our house...a messy toy room! So we decided make it into a dining room. After some re-organizing of the kids toys, we got a dining set and got to decorating! (My favorite part!) I wanted to replace the exisiting gold chandelier with something a little more stylish (actually a lot more stylish) but a new FANCY fixture was not going to fit into the budget least of all ones that I actually liked! So I decided to get crafty and see what I could do to the one I had. Here's the before
I ordered some crystals from THIS WEBSITE I definately wanted some Bling!  I decided to spray paint it with regular old spray paint in a satin finish. I did sand the fixture a little first and wiped it clean with a damp rag.
Then, my hubby drilled some holes in the candle holders for the crystals. Some of the crystals needed little hooks, so the hooks were glued on using E-6000. Then spray painted.

I hung the chandelier back up the hung the crystals from it and YEA! It rocks! 
I am so happy with how it turned out and I really didn't spend a whole lot of money doing the project. My dining room is a work in progress still. I will have to post some before and after pics of the room as well!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Digital Page I Did!

Here is a digital scrapbook page that I did for my 2010 album. The kids all go back to school on Monday so I thought it would be nice to hold on to summer for a little bit longer. I use Storybook Creator Plus 3.0. The paper is from the Happy Go Lucky kit that I downloaded from  I just love this kit and it was a free download...the embellishments too!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My First Post!

So Monday I decided that I need to start a blog. Like I need another thing on my plate, RIGHT! Oh well, that is how I operate.
I decided to write a blog to document my life as a Mom of 3, Wife, and Twin. I also wanted to share some of my experiences along this journey.  Being "crafty" is who I am, and I would love to share some of my ideas and projects with anyone who will listen (or... I guess read)! Scrapbooking, crocheting, sewing, cooking and gardening are just a few of the things I dabble in. Sort of a Jack of all trades- Master of none thing going on!
I am re-doing my dining room right now. For the last 6 years it has been a toy room. I have finally claimed it and ditched the toys! I feel like a real grown-up. Can't wait to post the pics. So I hope you will join me and check out my Blog!