Easy Winter Pom Pom Wreath

My favorite wreath I have made so far is my Winter Pom Pom Wreath. You might have caught a peek of it during our Christmas home tour. Anyone can make one of these. Even if you feel like your genetic makeup does not contain the “crafty gene”, I am fairly confident you can make one too. It’s just that easy.

Winter DIY Pom Pom Wreath

Supplies
– Pipe insulation tube wrapping (I used this as my wreath form.)
– Packing Tape
– White Yarn
– Hot glue gun and glue sticks
– Scissors

First, I removed the plastic seal and taped the ends and center of the pipe insulation together to create a wreath form just like I did for my Corn Husk Wreath. This has become one of my favorite things to use as a wreath form.

Fall Corn-husk Wreath

Next, I created millions of these little pom poms . Well maybe it wasn’t millions, but it sure felt that way. Adventures of a DIY Mom has a wonderful tutorial with pictures that I followed to make these fuzz balls.

Pom Pom Winter Wreath DIY

Then, I wrapped the wreath form completely with white yarn. This took a while, but I wanted to make sure none of the black showed through.

After that, I hot glued the pom poms in concentric circles onto the form.

Yarn Ball Wreath

DIY Wreath From Pom Poms

Finally, I trimmed a few of the random stray yarn pieces. (This process really appealed to the hairstylist in me.)

DIY Pom Pom Wreath

Love, love, love the final look of this wreath! It’s been a great way to add a touch of the snowy winter wonderland that is outside, inside, which is perfect for this time of year.

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Painted Dishwasher

This project has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier to finally be able to scream it to the world, I PAINTED MY DISHWASHER!

Painted Dishwasher DIY Epoxy

It may sound a little risky, but it was totally worth it. The ugly almond color had to go. It was the only appliance we had that was an off-white color and it stuck out like a sore thumb in our primarily black and white kitchen.

Paint Dishwasher Black

To begin this process, I covered the surrounding area with garbage bags and plastic table cloths and secured them with painters tape. I also thoroughly applied tape to the button control panel to help keep them readable after the new paint job.

Paint Dishwasher

Next, I sprayed the dishwasher with a few coats of Rustoleum Black Appliance Epoxy. It was very important to follow all the instructions on the can to insure even coverage.

Dishwasher

Finally, I removed all of the layers of plastic and tape to reveal my beautiful, new-looking dishwasher.

Appliance Painting Dishwasher

We are very pleased with how this turned out, but there is one tiny thing I am not entirely crazy about. The control panel is still that almond color. Eww. But, I am so much happier with having a black dishwasher with a small off-white stripe vs. an all almond appliance. What do you think?

This project was not the first of its kind in our kitchen. Over a year ago, I also transformed our range hood from almond to black. You can read all about that experience here.

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Your Designs This Time – No. 44

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How adorable is this white dresser Cassie made for her daughter over at Primitive and Proper?

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Jamie keeps killing it with her kitchen over at Better With Age! Absolutely stunning!

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And have you ever seen such a beautiful calendar!? Amy, Delineate Your Dwelling, has this as a printable that she wrote herself!

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And how stinking smart are these Dollar Store Locker Bins from Chic California!?

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Pinky’s Painted Desk

One of the items on our to-do list for 2015 is to work on our kids’ rooms. Our daughter, Pinky, is going from a little girl to a tween, so her room needs a little updating in the form of functional furniture and decor. Luckily, her space is in pretty reasonable shape and she has inherited my Mom’s childhood dresser and a painted desk (pictured below.)

Painted White Desk

We got the desk when we moved into our home for the amazing price of $FREE. Hey, I can’t pass up a good deal and the previous owner was just going to throw it away! It was in pretty good condition, minus a few drawer pulls, but we knew we wanted to give it a little pizazz to make it work with the other furniture pieces in Pinky’s room. Plus, it has plenty of drawers, which is great for storing diaries, loom bands, and random love letters, I’m guessing.

Old Wood Desk

Since we couldn’t use the original drawer hardware, I searched high and low, offline and online, and found some fun library type pulls. To attach them, we first had to fill in the old holes with wood filler and sand the surfaces.

Desk Wood Filler

The entire desk received several coats of primer and paint (Behr Premium Plus Ultra Interior Semigloss Enamel in Polar Bear) applied with a sponge roller. I also used a paint brush to get in a few nooks and crannies, but I like the smooth look the roller delivers, plus it makes everything more time efficient. Bonus!

Paint Roller Drawer

I had the hubs drill some pilot holes for the new hardware screws…

Drill Drawer Pull Holes

And we attached the library pulls, along with a few new knobs along the top.

Desk Hardware

We also bought a piece of plexi-glass, fit to size, to help protect the top of the desk.

Plexiglass Desk Top

Overall, we think it turned out great and most importantly, our daughter is in love with it! She can’t wait to do homework! Seriously!!

Refinished Desk

And there you have it. The first makeover and update for Pinky’s room. Although there is still some work to do in here, having a workspace for her is a great thing to have marked off the checklist!

Watercolor Valentine’s Day Art

This project came to me very spare of the moment. My kids and I were spending time together painting at the table when I decided to make some of my own Watercolor Valentine’s Day Art to bring a little festivity to our home for the up coming holiday. This project really shows that you don’t need great expensive materials to create fun art to display.

Watercolor Art

Here is what I had to work with…

I used plain old boring computer paper, my child’s watercolor set, a broken white crayon and dull scissors. Nothing fancy here.

First, I drew a design on the paper with the white crayon. I knew I wanted to display my finished art in a 4×6 frame, so I drew accordingly.

DIY Water Color Valentines Day Art

Next, I brushed the desired colors over the crayon markings to reveal the hidden image and left them to dry.

Water Color Art

Water Color Valentines Art

Finally, the pictures were cut out to fit the frames and displayed for all to enjoy.

DIY Valentines Art Watercolor

For what I had to work with, including my poor artistic skills, I love the finished product! Do you decorate your home for Valentine’s Day?

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