National WAOF Day

Twin Typewriters w/Flowers

My dear friend Megan and I live approximately 598.86 miles apart and have existed this way for 270 days... but who's counting?  Fortunately I have it on good authority (and by that I mean an unofficial site on the world wide web) that April 27 is National Write An Old Friend (WAOF) Day.  Finally, a reason to communicate. **I should point out that the word "old" in this context is understood to represent the duration of the friendship and not … [Read more...]

cute-ify clothes pins & whimsy sneak peek

paper covered clothes pins

Hello Happy Looks Good On You readers! I've got a quick and easy little project for you on this cold and stormy friday then I'll be spending the weekend getting everything ready for Whimsy Week. And trust me, you do not want to miss Whimsy Week. I've got amazing stuff to show you! Until then, here's a  spiffy way to dress up clothes pins. Anyone else out there like to use them as much as me? For non-laundry related things? If not, you will … [Read more...]

tissue paper pendant lights

purple pendant

My lovely, amazingly talented friend and blogging counterpart Alison gave me the idea for this project. So thank you Alison! I have a thing for lighting. It's more of just a "thing" if I'm being perfectly honest. It's more like an obsess- no. No, I'm passionate (yeah that sounds better) about lighting. All kinds. The more unique and creative the better. My living room has zero overhead lighting. Nada. Zip. I've always found that a bit odd, … [Read more...]

tv tray gets an update of awesome-ness

green tray close-up

I love taking something that I would never want to use and turning it into something that I rather adore. Here we have an old ugly tv tray. ....i.e. something I would never want to use. Not because of it's function, but because of it's ugliness.   And here we have something that I rather adore.   The trifecta of paint, paper, and podge coming together to create pure awesome-ness! I started by spray painting … [Read more...]

Ellis the Elephant

Ellis

So what do you think about the faux animal heads trend that is circulating? I'll admit, at first glance I wasn't too keen on the idea, but gradually I warmed up to it. I hate real animal heads. They kind of give me the jibblies. I think it might be something about those fake soulless eyes. Anyway... when I told Curtis that I was going to attempt to make a paper mache elephant head to hang above our fireplace (yeah, I just dropped it all on him at … [Read more...]

game time

tic tac toe!

Last week I was lucky enough to visit Miss Ellie G at Less Cake {More Frosting} with a how-to for these great paper mosaic game boards. But in case you missed it, here they are again. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!     I started by sifting through my paper stash. (I know you all have one too)   I then found a piece of scrap wood in the garage and had my Mr. Handyman cut it to size. It can be as big or … [Read more...]

glitter eggs & birdie table

glitter eggs & birdie table

Today is a two for one post. Lucky you! A couple weeks ago I nabbed this little table from the thrift store for 2 dolla. It was just plain wood, a little beat up and came with a glass top. After a quick coat of primer and white spray paint it was already looking more alive.     Remember this adorable birdie fabric from my quilt? Well I had some leftover and thought it perfect for the table top. I brushed on a … [Read more...]

The Straight Stitch: patchwork quilt

fabric squares

Greetings! Today's post very aptly falls into the straight stitch category since all the sewing was only straight lines. My kind of sewing project. Now as I have stated previously, I am not highly skilled with a sewing machine. But if I can do it, anyone can. I found this fabric line at JoAnn's and as soon as I saw it I fell in love. So me. Isn't it adorable?!   After my blocks were cut to size I "randomly arranged" … [Read more...]

Hoppin’ down the bunny trail….

mod podge eggs

Happy monday! (If there is such a thing.) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Easter is less than 2 weeks away so I've been working on a few projects. I hit the dollar this weekend to pick up some supplies. I bought 3 big fatty plastic eggs. Then stopped at the thrift store for an old book. With a little Mod Podge and a little time this is what I had....     Some lovely eggs for my table. Some of the book pages I … [Read more...]