Wednesday, August 10, 2011

using AND losing my MiND!

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Using the Brain
In our house this is known as the ability to "Think Smink"
There is a certain thrill involved in the whole recycle, reuse, upcycle process.
(especially when hubby is yet again involved,  giving you the 'look')

Enter the wobbly peg leg over the sink shelf I believe I pulled from someone elses trash!
Hey, it was good wood!

So easy... remove peg legs, apply a quick coat of cream spray paint, (no prep involved here) and a quick distressing with sand paper.
Apply a quick vinyl decal purchased for a buck 29 way back from Christmas Tree Shop.

Add 2 spray painted iron candle holders and Dollar Tree bird all of similar colors,

Whaaaa Laaaaaa
(harps play, angels sing)

Soothing vignette to look at while paying the bills!

Losing the Brain
involves one 10 year old boy wanting to espress his creative side.
Austin wanted a Mohawk!
After a few minutes of Mom and Austin trying to convice Daddy that it's just hair
and that he's only young once.  At least he's not asking for a tattoo or a piercing (yet) !!!
We still have about 4 weeks til school starts here
(enough time for it to grow out)

Mommy got out the clippers!

Keep in mind, Mommy is not a hairdresser
I probably most certainly did lose my mind here a bit as we attempted the
'faux hawk'

My child's smile : Priceless!

Seems there may be benefits to both using AND losing my MiND!

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14 comments: said...

Love the shelf and the too cute faux-hawk.

customteddys said...

A child's smile - priceless :)

Rachel said...

Love the idea of putting a decal on wood to make your own sign. Thanks for visiting my blog, and nope, I don't mind one bit if you feature my DIY wall decor.

Rachel said...

Love the idea of putting a decal on wood to make your own sign. Thanks for visiting my blog, and nope, I don't mind one bit if you feature my DIY wall decor.

Crafting For Chiari said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Blogger didn't show me that I had a new follower, but I did click to follow your adorable blog. Let me know if I can be of any help to you and your daughter as you become a member of the chiari malformation family :)

andie jaye said...

love the sign.
love the hair.

love. love. love.

he looks like the happiest little camper with that hair cut! i like it because it looks like a mohawk, but it's not one of those totally shaved on each side kinda things! he's rockin' it out! way to go handsome! ((you did a great job))

Adrianne said...

I just love this, thanks for sharing at Happy Hour!

Meg said...

Ah, I love it when a project comes together with such terrific results! Great job! And the mowhawk looks fabulous!

Adrianne said...

You've been feaured at Happy Hour! Thanks for linking up, this was a great addition. Come by and grab a featured project button!


Erin of said...

Your once wobbly shelf turned out fabulous and I cannot believe you got that bird at the Dollar Tree! Love it! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

I look forward to blogging with you!

Brie said...

You're a genius! We aren't allowed to put up those sticker things in our apartment, so I was sad, but o my, it looks WAY cuter on wood anyway! I'm thinking, CHRISTMAS PRESENTS! Did you know the dollar store has some really nice sayings too? At least some that I have been too! Thanks for sharing!

Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

P.S. I'm totally going to follow your blog - I love you already! :)

Anonymous said...

Awww. Adorable! My son will not allow me to cut his hair anymore. LOL

I thought it looked great-ish but he didn't like it and said that I scared him because he was afraid of what his hair would look like when I was done.

So, it's off to the hair salon for him Wednesday. Just in time for school.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

LOVE IT! Beautiful! I hope you will link up to Scrappy Saturdays linky party @

Jami said...

Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

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