Kids Table and Chair Makeover

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My husband had this cute set before we were married.  We don’t use it often, usually for nieces and nephew when we need extra seating.  I decided that they were looking a little to worn and to be honest ugly so I decided to give them new life!

I bought spray paint and one large felt backed table cloth, I got the table cloth for $2.50 on clearance.  SCORE!  This project cost under $10 total!  Most of the cost was in the spray paint.

This it before…you can see two of the seats were covered in duct tape 🙂

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I started by taking off all the pieces.  I taped all the bottom black pieces with blue painters tape.

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I kept all my screws in a bowl so I wasn’t searching for them in a couples days when I was trying to get them back on.

I didn’t get a pictures of me painting the table and chairs, but I used spray paint for this project.

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Next I started stapling the new cover on.  A few tips you can learn from my mistakes. Put the table cloth in the sun for 10 or 15 minutes….it will get all the creases out!  I used the staples that were in my staple gun, they ended up being a little to long so I had to go back with a hammer and smash the ends down, it left a few tiny holes in my new material but it still turned out great! Try to fold your edges like a present then pull it in tight.

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Ta da!  So much cuter now!

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Mud Room

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When we moved last year something that was on my “must list” was a mud room.  I love this area!  It so nice to have a drop zone area when we walk in from the garage!  When we moved in there was nothing except the bench.

My hubby put up the awesome shelves, and hooks. I love how it turned out!

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I love our awesome industrial washer and dryers, the only problem is how ugly they are!  So I decided to give painting them a try! I am not going to lie, a few coats in I was freaking out a little!  I ended up doing 6 or 7 coats. I did a primer of Kilz first and then started layering my red paint on, I used roller and small paint brush for details.  After I got done painted I cut some vinyl on my silhouette cameo and added it on the washer and dryer!

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After a few months I noticed how scuffed up the bench was getting so I decided to cover it with a foam cushion to protect it a little!

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I really love how it turned out and love the fun colors!

Chalkboard Freezer

DSC_4308I love having a freezer in the garage to hold all the extra’s that don’t fit inside.  The only problem is that I am short, and its a little difficult to dig to to bottom of our freezer.

So I decided to clean it out recently, I was surprised by all the things I had hiding in the bottom out of my reach! AHH! What a waste, most of it was expired 😦

I decided to fix the problem with chalkboard paint!  I tapped off the edges and used 4 coats of chalkboard paint. I rolled it with a small foam roller, I did each coat in an opposite direction and it came out nice and smooth!