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Saturday, February 25, 2012

MUNCHKINLAND PART 2

Holy moly!!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I think my cat litter table would be so popular. I normally get anywhere between 50-100 hits on my blog a day. Yesterday, I had 847 hits!! All because of an idea I stole from Pinterest and didn't even totally finish. Wowzers. I figured that would be hard to top, but I did have a few things to finish on the table, so here goes.

I needed to cover the entrance, as I didn't want smell wafting out, or litter flying out. So, I took some Elvis material that I had left over and made a covering



It's hard to tell, but it looks really cute in person.

Then, I had to make a bed on the 2nd shelf for Munchie. I used the extra material from Abby Sue's big bird chair. It doesn't show staples and it is really soft and warm. I also finished gluing the handles on




I love how comfy cozy it is. So does Munchkin!!


So, breakdown for this project

$4.04 for the table
material - already had it
sticks - free
paint - already had it

Total cost $4.04. Not bad, not bad. Makes me happy and makes my pets happy. Win win all around!!! Pin It

Friday, February 24, 2012

WE WELCOME YOU TO MUNCHKINLAND

I love to blog. I love to read other people's blogs. However, I am not a blogger who puts in a lot of personal things. I blog about my house and sometimes about my angel, but I don't get in depth about things that bug me or that I am dealing with. Well, this blog is about to change all of that. This wonderful, sweet-faced thing that I call my baby boy


eats Munchkin's poop. It is the grossest, nastiest thing EVER. He goes right in the litter box and grabs himself a "treat". Sometimes he carries it around the house like a special toy. It absolutely disgusts me. My daughter is always kissing him and I just picture the poop. I knew I had to do something about this problem.

So, what came to mind? DIY!!!!!!!

I bought this crappy table from Goodwill.



My brother cut a hole in the side and I painted it a funky colour.




Then I tucked that cat litter inside where Diego can't get it. Voila! Cat litter box and a cute table to put the cat food on so Diego can't eat it. I grabbed some tree branches from my mom's yard and painted them silver. I love how they give the table a little bit of funk


I still need to put something on the wall over the table, as well as a pillow in the middle for Munchkin to sleep on. But overall, I am very happy. Munchkin is also happy to have her little "castle" as Abby Sue calls it.




PARTYING WITH MUNCHKIN OVER HERE

Mod Vintage Life

A Diamond in the Stuff

A Little Knick Knack

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Days of Chalk and Chocolate





Lovely Crafty Home

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Monday, February 20, 2012

LIGHTS, CANDLES, ACTION

My whole family has been down for the count for the past 5 days with a vicious cold/flu bug. We have had the chills, fever, sinus infection, sore throat, etc. You name it, we had it and ALL AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. Needless to say, my house needs an exorcism to get rid of the germs. I took one day off work and then had 4 scheduled days off. I was so excited, as I was going to do some much needed painting and DIYing. Turns out it is hard to paint when you can't breathe, or when you are shivering so badly that you can't even use the remote control for the tv. I am sooooo not kidding about this bug. It knocked my on my arse!!

Today is my last day before having to go back to work and, aptly, it is Family Day. So, as a family, we did a few projects around the house.

When we moved in, the light fixtures were all builder grade. Not bad, but nothing special. I am so picky about lights and find them so expensive that we have kept what was there. I found a really nice fixture last year for over the stairs. However, when I got it put up, I realized it was way too small for the area.



Too bad, eh? I have been too cheap to buy another one and have just largely ignored the fact that the light was too small. Until the bulbs burned out and I had to go to Home Depot to buy some. Another irritant, as they are $10 per light. Grates my cheese having to pay that for a light bulb. Anyways, I decided to browse thru the light section while I was there. Imagine my excitement when I found this


I scooped that puppy up and carted it home. My brother's friend came over and put it up today. I guess he took some pity on the sick family. It is gorgeous and fits the space perfectly.




Not bad for $24 plus HST.

I actually got to do a little project of my own today too. I wanted a new centrepiece for my dining room table. I am going to try and decorate the table for every holiday, only because I saw some beautiful table settings on Pinterest and have been having table envy.

I bought this at Goodwill a few weeks ago and left it in my car.



I wasn't sure what colour I wanted. My dining room is red, but I had bought a wonderful blue runner for the table and wanted to put something bright on it. I decided to go with something totally different


I have done a metallic table for my room, but never just a vibrant silver piece that would take centre stage in a room. I love how it turned out




I haven't put any candles in it yet, because I can't decide on a colour. Any suggestions? Pin It

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SHADES OF GREY (AND BLUE, AND CREAM)

Slowly but surely I am bringing some colour into my living room. It started with the new blue/brown/gold curtains that John bought me for Christmas



I love how they turn the blah grey walls into a blueish colour.

Next came the yellow coffee table and end tables.


I scored some great pillow covers from Avon (which, by the way, is where my curtains came from)


I love the pops of colour all over. However, my lamps were so blah and dull and every other adjective in the world for BORING. Brown and yucky and soooo needing something else on them.

While at Fabricland getting material for some pillows that I am going to attempt to make, I found this fabric


It was so pretty and I loved how it was a pattern, but not busy.

I had been wanting to buy these shades, but they were $39 per shade and I am way too cheap


However, once I saw the fabric, I decided to cover the shades myself. I did one lamp first and then asked John's opinion on it. He liked it and wanted to know if I was going to do the other shade as well. That was a good sign. I only burned myself 3 times making them. They turned out beautifully and I love how they brighten up the room even more




They tie in nicely in the room too




There is still a lot to be done in the room - like refinishing the victorian couch my mom gave me!! The tv stand has to be painted and I want a new rug. But it is 100% better than it was.

I love the concept of covering lampshades. The shades are so expensive now and it is really hard to find just the right one sometimes. Anybody else burned their fingers making their lamps purdy??


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