December 3rd, 2012 by digitaljenny | Permalink
Lots of projects on my list and I finally took some time to do some.
Refinished a jewelry box I bought at an online yard sale over the summer…
Finally finished a Pinterest project I’ve had pinned forever. At Staples you can buy an “engineering print” for only $6!
I am also getting ready to host my family for Christmas but do not have enough seats! So I bought some plastic white chairs for about $1 a chair (yes at a yard sale) and found a spray paint at Lowe’s that is good for plastic. I am painting them RED! I’m going to add a cushion to make it more butt friendly.
That’s all for now! Too bad I didn’t have as much motivation to clean my house as I did to work on the projects. Another day…
December 3rd, 2012 by digitaljenny | Permalink
This weekend was full of fun projects. One of my favorites was a remake of this old Mirror that a friend gave to me in lieu of throwing it out.
It’s been sitting in my house FOREVER taking up space. I’ve wanted to do something with it since I got it but just never put it on my project list until this weekend. I started with a coat of black paint.
Once I had the frame painted, I got some chalkboard paint and covered the mirror.
All finished and ready to add to my Christmas decor.
December 2nd, 2012 by digitaljenny | Permalink
I’ve been told that if you change your mind, you change the world – or at least the way you experience it. Let’s take a moment to examine that. The presumption is, if you thought the world was a hostile, ugly place filled with awful people doing awful things, that is what you’d see. Your mind would naturally seek out confirmation for its preconceived ideas (e.g., if you’re intent on buying a red car, as you go about your day you’ll see lots of red cars). If, however, you were able to sincerely change your mind and see that we are all God in drag, that we are the conscious aspects of a perfect universe which had to create us so we could bear witness and stand in awe before its loving magnificence, then that is the soul-shaking reality you’d be greeted with each and every moment of each and every day. In other words, it is entirely our choice as to what kind of world we live in. With a simple decision, we can suffer in the darkness or play in the light. We can be angry, frightened and enslaved, or loving, joyous and free.
I know. It’s a toughie.
December 1st, 2012 by digitaljenny | Permalink
I bought this settee is few weeks ago from a local online yard sale. When I brought it home my husband was pretty pissed about the newest addition of “trash” added to the garage. However, I knew this settee would have a beautiful second life once I had some time to give it some attention.
Once I got started on it hubby must have realized my vision so he helped me strip the old padding off of it. Either that or he felt sorry for me trying to do it myself. Either way works.
After getting all the nasty (yes it was very dusty and nasty) padding off, I was ready to sand and paint.
I happened to have a can of black spray paint so I painted it black and put some clear gloss over it.
I got very lucky and happened up on a Christmas store in town that also sold cushions that also happened to have 1 last really awesome Houndstooth cushion that appeared to be just the right size. I was even happier to get to the check out and the store owner gave me 20% off! After a quick trip to Walmart for some $9.88 red throw pillows, I was ready to finish!
I must say it turned out really great and hubby (yet again) had to eat crow and agree that it was a good find. I put it in my foyer by my Christmas Snowman tree for now.
Now I just need to figure out how to decorate the wall above it when there is a thermometer in the way!
Update: This is how I ended up decorating over the thermometer. The bow on the Snowman head covers it just enough without getting in the way.
October 1st, 2012 by digitaljenny | Permalink
If you haven’t watched these movies you totally should.
Contact (Probably my all time favorite)
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Bridges of Madison County
The Princess Bride
Interview with the Vampire
A Christmas Story
City of Angels
North and South (technically a mini-series)
The Lion King
The Sixth Sense
Stand by Me
Jewel of the Nile
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Jungle Book
The Little Mermaid
September 2nd, 2012 by digitaljenny | Permalink
It’s my favorite time of the year again!!! FALL
Which means it time to decorate the house! I started with the fireplace of course. This year I decided to put together a Barn scene. Luckily I have crafty friends that helped build a barn for me.
Then I went to work on the painting. I had left over red and brown paint from previous projects so I was ready to go. I’m not good at faux finishes but I knew I wanted to make the barn as close to reality as I could. I painted some lines across the top to give dimension.
Now to add the red paint….
At this point I’m starting to really see my vision come to life. Last step was to add a barn door.
The barn is all done! Ready for the mantel.
After picking through all my Fall decorations, I finally come up with an idea of how I want to put things together. Here is the final result.
Needless to say I am thrilled with the outcome. I can now say I am ready for Fall!
Here are a few close up pictures…. Now time to start on the rest of the house!
February 13th, 2012 by digitaljenny | Permalink
I got this cute plate rack from a friend… it was begging for a new coat of paint.
I bought some Red paint and some cute fabric at WalMart and got to work.
I actually don’t have pictures for the grueling process of taking the back off and nailing all the pieces back together. I almost gave up when it fell into 6 different pieces.
I wrapped the material around the back piece. And though you can’t tell here this board is ACCIDENTLY nailed to my hardwood floor! I was devasted when I realized the nails when all the way through to the floor!!! YIKES
Luckily Hubs was able to pull it up and the nail holes are barely noticeable. THANK GOODNESS!!!!
Here is the final product! It’s a plate rack/shelf.
And close up of the material… I love it…
November 18th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
I remember when I was a little girl in about the 3rd grade I had moved to a new school just the year before and still didn’t really have that many friends. I can’t say that I know why but generally I wandered the playground joining in with different games here and there but mostly I like to swing by myself. One day I was minding my own business, swinging on the swing set and the little girl on the swing beside me said “You think you’re so Hot!”… with an evil tone and her tough stick right out at ME! Huh? What had I done that made this girl think I thought anything of myself at all? I had no clue. I was completely baffled at this exclaimation. Out of no where I decided to reply “Well if you’re hot your hot! And if you not you’re NOT!” and kept on swinging.
I can’t imagine why anyone would ever make a Lifetime Original movie about me but if they do I believe this should be the opening scene. I hope you watch it, I hope you enjoy it and I hope it isn’t about a crazy woman that murdered her husband.
November 12th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
Well I have absolutely nothing to blog about but I am comforted by the fact that I know absolutely no one reads this anyway. I know what you’re thinking… but I’m reading it! Of course you are. Why wouldn’t you? It’s so interesting. This blog is full of bloggy goodness. There is a tutorial at the end just wait. Something cute and crafty and inspiring. Really just wait.
Men suck. Just saying.
My word count is 72 now. I wonder if I can continue typing until I hit 100 words. A 100 word blog post. Wow I’m amazing. This just goes to show that there is nothing I can’t accomplish. I, in fact, have just hit the 108 word mark. I freaking rock.
Men suck. Just saying.
Maybe I’ll just keep typing until I hit 200 words! Then you’ll really be inspired. Speechless. In total awe of my wit and amusing quibs. Or maybe I’ll just stop right here at 155 words. Why not? Be a quitter. There’s nothing wrong with being a quitter… some times… when you aren’t good at what your doing any way. As a matter of fact I think quitting should be more encouraged. Why not? If something sucks why not just quit it? Why continue doing something you hate. Seriously, I just hit 210 words. There is no end to my brillance. Now… I Quit.
September 25th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
Ok here’s a little project I worked on this weekend. I found 4 of these nightstands at a yard sale and got all of them for $17!
I immediately thought one of them would be a nice companion for the chair I reupholstered a couple weeks ago. (See that here) So I decided to give it a little paint, a little fabric and a little TLC this weekend.
I used a glossy white spray paint and didn’t prime it or use a heavy coat because I wanted to keep the wood grain look.
Of course as always I had great help!
Here’s the finished product!
And close up shots of the lamp shade I recovered. I had no idea what I was doing but once I found a needle and thread I figured the rest out.
I found the material and cute ruffle at JoAnn’s fabric.
And here’s the final shot with the chair. A nice little set if you ask me!
This project was very cheap and very easy. I have several more items lined up to do something fun with so stay tuned!