My old planters get a new lease on life

28 July 2009

I had these planters sitting around taking up space after a failed cucumber growing attempt and decided to take a cue from Jessica at How About Orange and spray them something bright and cheery to go with my new hibiscus plants. You can get spray paint specifically made for plastic but unfortunately there isn't a wide color selection. For this project I used Rustoleum Plastic Primer, Ultra Cover Satin in Strawflower, and Ultra Cover Matte Clear for protection. You should wipe down new plastic surfaces with paint thinner before spraying. Since mine had been outside and exposed to the elements I skipped this step. I washed them with warm soapy water, let them dry and they were ready for their makeover.

Free craigslist image preview download

25 July 2009

I have a love/hate relationship with craigslist. It can be incredibly useful but also time consuming since you have to click on each listing to see the picture. Well I just found a free download for just this issue courtesy of Jeffrey Palm. I don't know who this guy is, but he rocks. All you need is Firefox, greasemonkey and the script.

Patterned floors

22 July 2009

DIY patterned floors have been popping up all over the place and I'm loving them. Here are my favorites:

Making it Lovely

Within the next month I might be attempting one of these myself.

Ebay finds

21 July 2009

Starting bid: $100 Seller: tsandcompany

Magnetic art for your appliances

15 July 2009

This is definitely something new and different that I haven't seen before. Magnetic art for your appliances.

Blu Dot & Urban Outfitters = +00

13 July 2009

I'm not exactly on top of things. I just discovered that Blu Dot and Urban Outfitters have teamed up to create a furniture line marketed under the name +00. I'm liking this couch and shelving unit. Wonder what the quality is like?

Ebay Finds

11 July 2009

Coffee Table
Starting bid: $200 Seller: artcollector-usa
Would love to stain this a nice dark brown

Starting bid: $249.99 Seller: artdeco*rocks
Another great furniture rehab project

Buying in bulk

07 July 2009

One of my mottos is, "it isn't worth baking, if it doesn't involve chocolate." Chocolate chips are involved in nearly everything I bake, so I go through bags of them pretty quickly. My chocolate chip cookies involve a bag and a half. I recently discovered that you could buy them in bulk and bought a 72 oz. bag this weekend. I'll have to see how long it lasts.