Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas - It's a Wonderful Life Christmas!

Christmas wreath/ It's a Wonderful Life

Do you love Christmas movies? We've got 25 talented bloggers to put together a host of food and craft ideas based on your favorite movies!

We have 25 talented bloggers gathered together to share with you all the wonderful crafts and recipes you can make this Christmas season, based off of some of the most beloved holiday classic films. Each blogger will lead you to the next, so be sure to finish the hop all the way through to the end for all the Christmas movie goodies! I welcome you to stop by at the end of this post to see all the other Christmas magic. 

I am so excited you are here today and if you are here from  
A Mommy Scene thank you for stopping by. If this is your first time to DIY180, welcome! This is my favorite time of year and what makes it more fun is having the opportunity to work with talented bloggers. We can't wait for you to see what we have created using Christmas movies as our source of inspiration for our projects. 

I have many favorite Christmas movies, but the one I have the fondest memories of  "It's A Wonderful Life". I just love George and Clarence's the angel. My favorite part of the movie is when George comes home and the children ask their father where is the Merry Christmas wreath and you see the Christmas tree in the background. This scene I remember how those vintage Christmas bulbs stood out to me on the tree and thinking about the Merry Christmas wreath. I put the two together and came up with an easy wreath for you to make and enjoy ever Christmas. 

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Supplies needed: 
Vintage Christmas bulbs (These would work)
Hot glue gun (This is my favorite cordless glue gun.) 

Using my gold spray paint, I gave one coat to my chipboard wreaths. I set aside about 5 minutes to dry. While waiting for the wreath's to dry, I rearranged my vintage Christmas bulbs. 
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Once I figured out how I wanted the bulbs, I hot glued them on the chipboard. Once I had the bulbs in place, I added my bow. 
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Here is my "Merry Christmas wreath". Having a little vintage in my Christmas decor, makes me happy because it reminds me of my childhood.
Thank you for being here and now unto the next Christmas magic - Nicole ~ For the Love of Food. She is sharing her favorite Christmas white fudge. Yum!

Let's Meet The Hosts!

Megan ~ C'mon Get Crafty 
 Alli ~ An Alli Event 
Marie ~ DIY Adulation  
RaNesha ~ Queen Thrifty 
Stephanie ~ The Tip Toe Fairy 
Michelle ~ Our Crafty Mom
 Katie ~ A Mommy Scene
Vanessa ~ DIY 180
 Victoria ~ Dazzle While Frazzled
Stephanie ~ A Little Moore
Paula ~ Paula Tisch
 Evelin ~ Evey's Creations

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dishing It and Digging It Link Party #124

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Welcome to Dishing It and Digging It!  We hope you had a great Thanksgiving full of food, family and fun.  We have a wonderful announcement to share with you all.  Dishing It & Digging It is now on Pinterest! Each post featured by us will automatically be pinned to our group board.  That means more exposure for your posts!  Join Us On Pinterest | We also want to invite you to be a part of our group board!  We love partying with you each week, so we encourage you to share your latest posts with us on Pinterest as well.  Make sure to follow us, the group board, then comment on this pin with the email associated with your Pinterest account. It's that easy!

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It's starting to feel like the most wonderful time of the year!  Every Sunday after Thanksgiving, my family and I attend an open house at our local nursery filled with holiday decor, free Christmas cookies for shoppers and fresh hot cocoa!  It really gets us all into the spirit during this family tradition.  
I'm really looking forward to decorating the Christmas tree and filling my new window box with Christmas lights and lots of fresh holly!  Time to start searching for some fresh mistletoe and beautiful poinsettias.  I also like to buy a new Christmas cactus each year and watch it fill my home with blooms!  I've still been snapping photos for the photo a day challenge I've been participating in this year.  Check out my latest shots below! 
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If you are looking for a wonderful holiday gift for any gardening enthusiasts in your life, I highly recommend GreenStalk Gardens.  GreenStalk planters allow you to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers vertically.  This space saving tower is perfect for any small space, deck or even indoors!  You can check them out on Kickstarter here, or read more about it in my latest post! 
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Vintage End Table Makeover

I love when I get to play with new paint, it's like going to the candy store! Today, I am participating in the "The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest" and this month theme is "Color Your World" and our marvelous sponsor is "Velvet Finishes. Velvet Finishes was created by Kellie Smith who is a designer and loves color. She created this line of gorgeous paint colors and exceptional paint formula that will makes painting easy. It's a low VOC product and doesn't emit harmful chemicals or smells. Unlike chalk or chalky paint, you won't see brush strokes when using Velvet Finishes. Wow, that alone made me dance. Not only do they have a gorgeous line of paints, but they have enhanced glaze & gel, ready spray and protect. As a participant in this contest, I received free products, but all the opinions are entirely my own. This post contains sponsored links for Velvet Finishes

I used the following products from Velvet Finishes . Paint colors in Understated, Soulful, Ready spray, and Protect. The Ready spray cleans and prepares the surface for painting. This was very easy to use and low odor as well. The Protect product is a commercial grade, non-yellowing satin poly-acrylic. This product dries fast and is easy to use.

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My mother had this vintage 1950 end table and she didn't like the dark charcoal gray color. She had asked me if I would change it to a neutral color. As you can see, I started to use a different color and it wasn't what she wanted, but the Soulful color was a hit. 
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I used the "Ready" product to prepare the table for the color. I love this stuff and it doesn't leave a film or tacky feeling on the table. Once the piece was all done, I could paint. 
Vintage End Table

I've tried many paints, but by far this product is AWESOME! This table only took two coats and drying time was quick. Just like the name Velvet Finishes this product goes on smooth, easy to use, and feels like velvet to the touch when dry. There are no bumps, brush marks or pits. I am talking smooth like velvet! I loved it and I didn't have to sand the table. If you want a distressed look, you can do this with this product, however, my mom didn't want that look.  Once the paint was dried, I applied two coats of the "Protect" which is a poly-acrylic. This product left a satin sheen and dries quickly too. 
Vintage end table/ furniture painting
Vintage end table
Look no brush strokes
vintage end table

Overall, this products rocks! I can't wait to use this product on a couple more furniture pieces. 
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Thank you Velvet Finishes for providing the products for this contest. Thanks to the ladies over a The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest ™ for this great opportunity. If you are a furniture flipper and interested in being a part of the next month's challenge, contact the ladies over at to find out how! 
I am linking my project up at Lynn - Fern Avenue and Thea at - Sweet Tea Refinishing

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dishing it and Digging It Link Party #123

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Christmas Decoration

I am so glad you are here and if this is your first time visiting DIY180, Welcome! I am thrilled you are here because I am apart of the "Bling on the Holidays" hop. A group of faboulous bloggers have an amazing line up of Christmas inspiration for you to see.  You are here at DIY180 and your next stop will be PS. I Love You Crafts. You will find the list of bloggers at the end of this post.  We are having a great giveaway, so after visiting all of the projects, you are eligible to sign up for a drawing for a $150 Amazon Gift Card. Isn't this a great way to start your Christmas season?

I love vintage Christmas ornaments and the vintage strings of lights. It reminds me of my childhood and I remember thinking how our tree looked so beautiful. I even love that tacky tinsel. 😅
This year I want to make one of my smaller trees have a vintage feel. I have been in search for vintage ornaments and bulbs and I hit the jack pot when I found 40 vintage bulbs. I couldn't wait to incorpate them into my tree. Your going to love how easy this project is.

This art work was my inspiration for my vintage Christmas tree. 
Christmas Decoration

Here are my supplies

Taking the bulbs and apply a thick coat of Mod Podge. When the bulb is covered well, insert the bulb into the glitter. I let the bulbs sit for about an hour before I sprayed a light coat of Mod Podge sealent. 
Christmas Decoration - Vintage Bulbs ornaments

Using red twine, I just hung my vintage bulbs on my tree.

My vintage tree is not all done but it will be in the next couple of days.

Christmas Decoration
Remember just click on the list below to visit the other fabulous ladies in this hop than you are eligible to enter the $150 Amazon Gift Card drawing! Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Dishing It and Digging It Link Party #122

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Thank you for being here! If this is your first time here, welcome to DIY180. Today I am sharing with you my favorite and simple Thanksgiving tablescape

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