Thursday, March 31, 2011

Map Table - From Trash to Treasure

My friend found this table outside the dumpster, so I don't guess she was technically digging. It's one of those modern, probably inexpensive tables from a chain furniture store. It was stained a very dark brown.

I painted it white and painted the panels a sage green.

I then decoupaged maps onto the four panels.

The table is at our summer house on the river and the maps are of the rivers that lead into the James River and the James River where our house is.

All these maps plus about 60 more where in a Virginia topography book that I paid $17 for. I also framed the coastal area maps. But that's a post for another day!



Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Monogram Post was Featured

at Sugar Bee Crafts. Thanks so much to Mandy for the feature.

Head on over and check out her wonderful site!!

Martha has an Easter Egg App

I love Martha Stewart. And now she has a great app for Easter. 101 beautiful Easter Eggs and the instructions for them all. Just .99 cents.

You can go here to get the App.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Pink Monogram Giveaway

The Pink Monogram GIVEAWAY!!!

I am so excited to be able to giveaway an item from The Pink Monogram.

Have you heard of The Pink Monogram? They've been featured on Oprah!
Their signature product is the Monogrammed Clog.

But, they have so much more to offer. If it can be monogrammed you can get it at The Pink Monogram! They have monogrammed trays for your home, shower curtains, stickers for your car, jewelry of all sorts, purses and bags galore!

I have had these clogs for several years and they have been to several UVA games.

So, now for the giveaway. You can win this super cute Monogrammed Tray. It comes in 39 patterns and for the monogram you can choose from 13 different colors. The choices are endless.

This is a $47 VALUE. You can check out all the choices available at The Pink Monogram. A Big Thank You to Monica for letting me have this giveaway.

Here's how to enter to win:
Do at least the first one of these listed. The more entry methods you choose to do, the better your chances of winning. One comment equals one entry.

Please be sure to leave your email address so I'll know how to get in touch with you if you win. I'll also be posting the name of the winner in a seperate blog post. The winner will have 24 hours to get in touch with me if they didn't provide me with an email address.

1.Become a Follower of this blog and leave a comment saying you're a follower. ( 1 Entry-mandatory)
2.Head over to and pick out your favorite item. Come back and leave a comment telling me what the item is and why it's your favorite. (1 Additional Entry)
3.Head over to - The Pink Monogram's Facebook Page and become a Fan. Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you've become a Fan of The Pink Monogram on Facebook. (1 Additional Entry)
4.Become a follower of @PinkMonogram on Twitter and come back here and leave a comment letting me know you're a follower of The Pink Monogram on Twitter. (1 Additional Entry)
5.If you have a blog, write a blog post about my giveaway inviting your readers to head over here to The Preppy Girl on the Farm to enter the Giveaway. Come back here and leave me your blog site in a comment. (1 Additional Entry)

The contest is officially open now and will end at Friday April 8th, 2011 at 8:00 am. A winner will be chosen using Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Different Take on the Monogrammed Canvas

I know you have seen a million mongrams but hopefully this one is a little bit different.

You will need a canvas, spray paint, a template for your monogram and some sandpaper. My template was chipboard and I just punched out all the H's.

So spraypaint your canvas. I chose a dark brown.

Let that dry and then tape your template onto the canvas.

You can then spraypaint or hand paint your letters.

Let that dry. I then sanded the canvas to give it a worn look.

To add a little something extra, I glittered one of the chipboard letters and hot glued it to the finished canvas. I always use Martha Stewart glitter. It has extra sparkle and comes in mayn great colors.

A fairly simple and inexpensive project.

Please check out the rest of my blog. I have a great giveaway from The Pink Monogram posted here.

The DIY Show Off

Sumo Sweet Stuff

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

$5 Butterfly Wreath

If you have not checked out the $1 bins at Michaels, they have some super cute stuff for Spring. Including these butterfly picks which I decided to make into a wreath.

The 12 inch wreath form came from Dollar Tree. And in the end, it took 4 packs of the butterfly picks to complete the wreath.

I used my pruning shears to clip off the wooden skewers on each butterfly. And started gluing.

Here is the finished wreath on our back door.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Once a Sorority Girl

Always a Sorority Girl. I still love to get items from my sorority but it's a little hard to find grown up goodies. But Sassy Sorority has a lot to choose from: simple bumper stickers, magnets, clothing, ornaments.

I picked up these super cute PJ shorts last fall at Martha's Market in Charlottesville. Yes, my sorority mascot is squirrel.

If you are a sorority girl or know one, this is the perfect place to get a gift for them or yourself.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Moss Monogram Buffet Display

Although our house is well over 100 years old, we don't have a mantle.

If you want to recreate this project, you wil need:
A frame
Some Ribbon
A wooden or chipboard letter

This is a very messy project. Cut the moss sheet out in the shape of the letter. Leave the edges wide enough to pull to the back of the letter. Start gluing.

I attached ribbon to theletter to hang it from the frame. I then put a beautiful glittered handmade paper in the frame and hung the frame with ribbon as well.

I had some extra moss and some styrofoam balls. So I decided to add to the display.

I love this vase and the hydrangea balls are left from my cousin's bridal shower. I finally found something to do with them

So here is the whole display.

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An Easter Bonnet from Years Past

When my daughter was in kindergarten, they had an Easter Bonnet parade. I made this bonnet with a cheap hat from Walmart and some craft supplies. Everything is paper or feathers. It is very light weight. I just have not had the heart to part with it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The DIY Show Off: PB Inspired Easter Decor (updated)

The DIY Show Off: PB Inspired Easter Decor (updated)

Another Version of the PB Inspired Easter Eggs from The DIY Showoff. Guess I'm not the only one that loved these eggs.

Monday, March 14, 2011

No Crafts This Week, Just New Critters

It's that time of year on the farm when new baby chicks arrive. I have ordered chicks through the mail before which is quite the experience.

These little boys and girls came from the local Tractor Supply. They are all Ameracauna, which means when the girl chicks grow up they will lay the colored eggs: blue, green, pink. That's how they get the nickname Easter Eggers.

Martha Stewart made these chickens famous on her television show, showcasing her own Easter Eggers.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Preppy Project in the Making

I have been traveling this week for work, so crafting has taken a backseat. But here's a photo of all the materials for my next project. LOTS of pink and green paint chips from Home Depot.

Hopefully I can finish the project by the weekend. I didn't just "pinch" the paint ships. I did purchase a bunch of paint, including for a project from the April 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Back to work. More pics to follow.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Monogrammed Clogs

The Pink Monogram in South Carolina makes the best custom clogs. You can pick from so many colors for the tops and the monogramming. The possibilities are truly endless.

They are running a contest for those who have a pair to show the most unique place you have worn your clogs. I picked the barnyard.

Check out their website if you would like a great and personalized pair of clogs.

The Pink Monogram

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Repurposed Table Top Chalkboard Project

This piece of wood used to be the top of one of those bedside tables that you cover with a skirt. Well, it collapsed under the weight of my Martha Stewart magazines.

So stipped the brackets for the legs off the bottom and apinted it with several coats of chalkboard paint.

I then found these 2 wooden cut-outs that looked like summer. And painted them bright blue.

I then drilled two holes in the round board and put ribbon through them to hang it on the door. I painted the wooden cut-outs to give them more definition. Glued those to the board. And added a screw eye with a ribbon and a piece of chalk tied to it.

This will hangon the front door of our summer house. The chalkboard will give us a way to leave messages for friends and for them to leave us messages as well.

Better than throwing that table away.

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