Young and Crafty Sisters: June 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Windsor Chair Renovation

 

Windsor Chair Renovation

 

If you follow me on Instagram (hannahyoungandcrafty), then you know I got this chair at a garage sale for a whopping $2. Did I really have any need for this chair? Ummm, no. There was no way I could pass up a $2 chair though!

 

Windsor Chair 1

 

She started off green. I actually really liked the green but I didn’t have anywhere to put it. I gave her a light sanding.

 

Windsor Chair 2

 

And then I painted, and painted, and painted. And then I painted some more. This sucker was a beast to paint. All of those spindles were time consuming and then I had to worry about drips. It took THREE coats of paint.

 

Windsor Chair 3

Windsor Chair 4

 

Of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I love all things that look old. So I gave her a good sanding.

 

Windsor Chair 5

 

I decided the perfect spot for her would be out bedroom. There was this awkward little space that was just screaming for a chair.

 

Windsor Chair 7

 

Now I need to whip up a cute pillow to put on her.

 

Windsor Chair 10

 

And yes, I know that my curtains are to short by a few inches.

 

For more info on the room visit the links below. They were some of the first posts on this here blog and are pretty comical!

 

Side table redo (HERE), lamp redo (HERE), fabric tufted headboard (HERE)

 

Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Friday, June 28, 2013

Metal Table Renovation{Tutorial}

 

I am so excited to have my wonderful sister here doing a tutorial for how she renovated this little metal table for her new to her sewing machine. I always bug her about doing guest posts for me because she is very crafty! This table couldn’t have turned out any better and I love the color she chose. Thanks for the tutorial Brittany!

 

Metal Table Renovation

 

Hi! My name is Brittany, Hannah’s sister. Not quite as crafty as her but we do have a few things in common; we both LOVE estate sales and I recently discovered my HATE of hand sanding. If you have been following Hannah’s blog you know that she despises sanding because she lacks patience.

My mom, Hannah and I love to hit up garage sales and estate sales when I come to visit. Hannah called to tell us about an estate sale that was a crafter’s dream…and it was. I have been on the lookout for an old sewing machine for quite some time and this estate sale had 6!

I snagged this old Montgomery Ward sewing machine for $35 with all the attachments and stumbled upon this table in the garage. It is all metal and looked pretty beat up but I had a vision. The nice gentleman sold it to me for $10! Just my kind of deal.

 

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As soon as I got it home to my parent’s house I wanted to get started on the project….of course it was a million degrees outside. And so the hand sanding process begins. Nothing can take the fun out of a project quite like sanding for an hour and a half in the Texas heat.

 

 

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I started off with a coarse grit sand paper (more like 10 pieces) to remove the brown color. The previous owner did a crackle finish, which was pretty difficult to sand off. Hannah’s electric sander would have come in handy but I couldn’t wait that long to start.

 

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Once I got the brown paint and most of the white off I used a fine grit sandpaper so all of the scratches from the coarse sandpaper wouldn’t show through the spray paint. I sprayed it down with the garden hose and did a little more wet sanding in areas that felt rough. Sprayed it again and let it dry really well, which didn’t take long in Texas!

 

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Now the fun part…spray painting!! Something that Hannah and I do not have in common, our ability to spray paint correctly. Those that follow along know Hannah doesn’t have the patience to spray paint with short spurts. She holds down that nozzle and gets to work.

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After a few coats of spray paint the project was FINISHED! I wish I would have sprayed on a clear coat to protect it but the guy at Home Depot said it wasn’t necessary. Now I am ready for a few sewing projects!

 

Metal Table Renovation

 

Isn’t it cute?! Don’t you want to see more guest posts from her?! (Hint Hint, sis!)

 

Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shine on Friday’s


I feel like I say this every month, but wow, can you believe it’s almost July!? I’m not complaining because that means I am one step closer to finishing up school. Make sure you come back tomorrow, I have a SUPER special guest post lined up :)

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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Hannah @ Young and Crafty
 
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lemon Berry Smoothie


Lemon Berry Smoothie 1

There is a slush at Sonic called lemon berry. This was my attempt to recreate it in smoothie form. Let’s just say, it doesn’t compare. However, this smoothie is still really good.

I love the taste of lemon. I wish I would have added some lemon juice to this smoothie to make it even more lemony. There is always next time!

Lemon Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 container greek lemon yogurt (100 calories)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (7.5 calories)
3-4 kale stalks (40 calories)
1/4 cup blueberries (20 calories) 
1 cup strawberries (50 calories)

Total calories: 217.50

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Throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth. Make sure to put the kale on bottom so it blends really well. Enjoy!

Monday, June 24, 2013

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bicycle Freezer Paper Stencil


Bicycle Freezer Paper Stencil 1

I love using freezer paper stencils for baby gifts. It’s such an easy way to personalize the gift and make it special. A friend of mine at school has a baby on the way and her husband is really big into cycling. I love riding myself so I thought this would be fun!

It did not turn out as perfect as I had hoped. It’s the thought that counts right? Right.

Bicycle Onesie

These are the supplies you will need. In Google images make sure you type in “Halloween stencil". That way when you cut out the black areas, it will still be connected. You will need freezer paper, fabric paint, and xacto knife and a onesie.

You can see how to do the rest in the tutorial I did HERE.

Bicycle Freezer Paper Stencil

Have you tried freezer paper stenciling yet??

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Shine on Friday’s


If you follow me on Facebook (HERE), you know that I have been a crafting machine! I’m hosting a baby shower at my house tomorrow for a classmate and friend. Of course I will be blogging about it!

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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Hannah @ Young and Crafty
 
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Berry Smoothie


Berry Smoothie

This is another great make ahead smoothie. Make it the night before and keep it in the fridge overnight for lunch the next day. Easy and delicious!

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Ingredients:

1 Strawberry Greek Lite yogurt (90 calories)
1/4 cup almond milk (7.5 calories)
2 handfuls of spinach (40 calories)
1 cup strawberries (50 calories)
1/4 to 1/2 cup blueberries (20 to 40 calories)

Total Calories: 207 – 227

If you are worried about the spinach, I say give it a shot. You seriously can't taste it and it adds tons of nutrients!

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Throw all of your ingredients in your blender. I always put my spinach on bottom so that it blends really well. Blend until smooth.

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So delicious!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stud Earring Holder {Tutorial}

 

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Lately, I’ve been really into stud earrings. So much so that I was running out of places to put them. You see, I have this earring holder that hangs on the wall and is perfect for dangly earrings. I started using the ledge for studs which worked fine. That is until my stud addiction got worse…

 

Earring Holder

 

You can see how I made this earring holder HERE. And one similar HERE.

 

It is super functional for all of my dangly earrings and I still love it.

 

So here is how I made a stud earring holder.

 

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I’ve had this picture frame for awhile just sitting around. It was brown and I wanted white. I gave it a quick coat of spray paint. It was at this point that I also thought. Hmmm… if I take out the glass and the back, how is this thing going to stand up. Not my brightest moment.

 

FYI: I think I’m probably the worse spray painter ever. Patience is key and I have none. I know all of the right ways to spray paint, I just don’t follow them. You are supposed to go back and forth lifting up on the “trigger” each time. I’m more of a “hold the trigger down the entire time” kind of spray painter. The results aren’t always good.

 

Stud earring holder 1

 

This was my solution to making it stand up. I cut a piece of dowel rod into two equal lengths. I then drilled a hole in the frame and stuck the dowel rods in. I’ll be honest, they fit so snuggly that I didn’t even hot glue.

 

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Now you’ve got a nice little free standing frame!

 

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Next, I added some black lace to the inside. I hot glued it into place and then hot glued over the top as well. I love using lace for an earring holder because there are tons of holes to hang or poke your earrings through!

 

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That’s it! This project is super easy and quick.

 

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I have mine sitting on our counter hanging by the toothbrushes. No, my counters do not stay this clean. And yes, everything that was there is on the right side of the counter that I’m not going to show you :)

 

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I intentionally made it the opposite colors of the one I have hanging up. I didn’t want it to be matchy-matchy.

 

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How do you store your earrings??

 


Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shine on Friday’s


Wow, June sure is flying by! I’m not complaining. I am more than ready to wrap up this summer class I’m taking :)

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Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Hannah @ Young and Crafty

This week we are introducing Amy from One Artsy Mama. Be sure to check out her blog!

Hey, friends!  I'm Amy, aka One Artsy Mama, and if you've ever visited my blog or Facebook page, you probably already know that I'm obsessed with all kinds of crafting, ballroom dance, Silhouette Cameos, and Starbucks.  I'm also totally in love with my husband and our almost-five-year-old "Little Crafter."


I started One Artsy Mama in the hopes that it would be a place to create, share, love, and inspire, and I truly hope that's the case!  I post about all kinds of projects, including kids' crafts, jewelry, home decor, painting, stenciling, sewing, fashion ideas, and more!  I recently posted a series and free e-book called Crochet 101 to teach the basics to beginners with step by step photos and instructions.  When I'm not on my blog, you can find me contributing at Somewhat Simple, Engaged Marriage.com, My Favorite Finds, and Luckymag.com.  I love sharing ideas with my readers and especially interacting on Facebook with all of you!  I hope you'll stop by to visit!  Have a fabulous weekend!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pineapple Kale Banana Smoothie

 

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I just love pineapple in a smoothie. Delish! Unfortunately this is not a make the night before smoothie. I’ve found that citrusy type fruits in smoothies make it taste bitter the next day. Also, you need to be a fan of kale to add this to your smoothie. It has a much stronger taste than spinach and you CAN taste it. If you still want the veggie nutrients then swap the kale for spinach.

 

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

1 frozen sliced banana (70-100 calories depending on size of banana)

1/4 cup greek vanilla yogurt (45 calories)

1/2 can of pineapple chunks in pineapple juice or fresh pineapple (157.5 calories)

3-4 stalks of kale (40 calories)

 

Total Calories: 312.50 – 342.50

 

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Take the leaves off so that all you have left is the stalk.

 

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Put the kale on the bottom and then add all other ingredients. Make sure you split your can of pineapple with pineapple juice down the middle. You need the liquid of the juice. Blend until smooth.

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday- Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Fingerprints on the Fridge Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday- Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time