Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"X" marks the Spot

How about another hair post?
I am so close to getting some other projects done that I can't wait to share, but until then...
This is a hair do we did this week.
She calls it X marks the spot. 
I parted the hair down the middle and sectioned off three areas on each side.
The first right behind the ear. 
Then crossed the sections over.
This was a pretty quick and painless hair do!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hair Challenges

With my oldest starting school this year we have had lots of adjustments.
Like getting ready by 8:10 am.
With hair done and everything.
Sometimes it's been a challenge.
I feel like we get stuck on a hair style for awhile then forget about all the other cute stuff we have done.
So I have been thinking, I'm going to post something we do with her hair occasionally here.
This way it will help us remember and maybe give you a few ideas too!
Sound ok?
This one we did on a day that she has ballet after school.  It stays great all day, no matter how hard she plays.
Start by taking two flip through pony's on the front.  Then bring everything into a ponytail. 
Make a messy bun using little clips to secure in place.
Having the sides pulled back first helps it hold better.
She feels fancy and it stays.  Win/Win!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"New" Lamp

 I got some long.over.due projects done this weekend.
It makes me so happy!
First is this little lamp that has been around forever.
It used to be gold.  But a few years ago I sprayed it black.
That was great.  But we needed a lamp in the living room and black just didn't feel right to me.
So I took it outside and sanded it down with 220 grit sand paper.
I sanded it because when I sprayed it the first time, well, it was my very first ever spray paint project.  I used the cheap paint, and it was a little windy.  So the paint wasn't very smooth. at all.
I decided a smooth lamp would be better.  Especially when it needs to be dusted...
Then came the spray paint.
I used Rustoluem Aqua and gave it 2 good coats.

It lightens every thing up.  Now, I want to go in and add some white glazing to it.  I think that will bring out some fun character!
One down, so many more projects to go!
  One of them is the table the lamp is sitting on.  I think it needs to be Heirloom white with some glass etching.  And maybe some stenciling on the bottom.
What do you think?