Monday, January 23, 2012

Playhouse makeover

I cannot see spending upwards of $200 (or more) on a playhouse that is just going to sit outside and fade. Also, the colors on some of these house are just plain ugly.  I picked up this playhouse on Craigslist for $40 and picked up some spray paint for plastic at the hardware store. It needed a good washing after I disassembled it.  I picked colors similar to my house - yellow with a red door. I took the house apart, which included unscrewing some of the pieces. I used nearly two cans of red, two cans of gray , four cans of yellow and one can of white. The prices range from $4-$7 a can depending on where you purchase them.

Tip: Do not spray paint when it is super windy. You might just end up with more on you than the house. :o)

Here are some links to some other super cute playhouse makeovers. 
here, here and here

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


     This is my very first post on this blog. Those who know me know I am seriously addicted to Pinterest!!!! Pinterest is (straight from the site) a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover  new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. I use it to pin yummy recipes, plan birthday parties, find great outfits, cute crafts, DIY ideas for home decor and inspiration for just about anything.
     I plan to use this blog to post things I find PINteresting from the site (clever play on words, huh?).   I promise I won't be this annoying all of the time. :o) I will also post projects I've made from pins found on Pinterest. I hope you enjoy.

      I saw this adorable idea awhile back and couldn't wait to make this dinosaur hoodie for my four year old son. I purchased the hoodie from Target and just sewed the spikes on. Super easy! Here is the tutorial from Pinterest. When you click on a pin on Pinterest it takes you to the location where it was pinned from. The is the blog where the tutorial came from.

    Also, it is hard to see in the tutorial but you pin each diamond shape to the center of the hoodie then when you get them all in place you just sew down the middle. After that you fold the to sides of the diamond shapes together to form the spike then iron over them and sew around the edges of the triangle.
   Since this hoodie didn't have a seam down the back I folded the hood and back in half and ironed it to get an even crease. This helped to keep the spikes even when pinning them on.

Tip - be careful when ironing the felt. After partially melting a spike I placed a towel over the remaining ones to prevent scorching.  Using lower heat should help, but I didn't want to risk melting anymore. Oops! 

Hope this helps. I will be making one for my daughter and ll post step by step pics.

If you have any questions or if you'd like an invite to Pinterest just ask me. I do not get compensation from Pinterest (no matter how many times I say that word in a single post.) ;o) I am just a huge fan.