05 June 2012

Memo Jar

I love memo boards and all things reminder-ish. I was on a mission to create a memo board for my kitchen area. I was halted by the available space on my walls (minimal) and the fact that my landlord might not be impressed with just one more nail hole. Soooooo. I found a Pinterest pin explaining how to clean out candle jars. As we know, I love Woodwick candles and had an empty jar sitting around (destined for the trash- but I knew it could produce a treasure!). I decided to give it a whirl and with some luck and elbow grease, I got the jar clean. Now what to do with it?? Ahhhh, how about a moving, decorative memo jar?!?! Has it ever been done?! Who knows. We're off to new territorites...........

Start with an empty candle jar (this one just happens to be the sister of the one I actually used!).

Clean it out. Try here to see the steps I took.

I bought a bottle of Chalkboard paint awhile back (thanks to Pinterest, of course) but never had any reason to use it. Until now. I followed the directions on the bottle closely: Two coats (done at least an hour apart) and after 24 hours, cure the paint by rubbing chalk it then wash with soapy water. I painted about 4/5ths of the jar. I stuffed plastic down in the jar and then threw in the chalk.

And, ta-da! A moveable and decorative memo jar. ;-)

-get loh

02 June 2012

New Roomie = Motivation to Clean

I live in a two bedroom, two bath duplex. It is a great size for me. (Who wants to clean a big house?!?) Once upon a time, my brother lived with me but moved out last year. His (somewhat) empty room gave me room to store my junk. These are fairly calm pictures below. I thought I had pictures of when it was really ridiculous but I can't find them. Anyway, I have a roommate coming in for a couple of months (she is taking summer classes). I knew she wouldn't bring a bed or really anything but clothes and books, so this became my chance to make the room into somewhat of a guest room. I am a hoarder (yes, it's true. Cleaning out is an Olympic event.) so I had almost everything I needed to decorate the room. I bought the fishy-es last night and had to order the futon. New drawer pulls for the dresser were necessary since my brother had some very country boy/camo-esque pulls on there. (Also, when you rent with me, you get fitness perks- trampoline, jump rope, roller thingy, and shake weight! Ha.) I hope I've left her enough room to bring in her stuff, but we won't know until Monday!

The Before:

And, I am just so tickled that this has been transformed (in my eyes, anyway!)..... The After:


-get loh

01 June 2012

Dreamin' of Disney

We are going to DISNEYLAND!! :-D For a gal who hasn't been to a Disney park (everrrrr), this is quite exciting. I have no idea what to expect. I hear rumors of three days in the park(s?) and breakfast with Goofy. (And just what does Mickey have going on? I can't imagine where the lil mouse will be....)

In anticipation of the excursion, my house is reflecting a few shades of Disney-influence........

Here's Mickey. My gift from E for Easter (remember!?). If you look on the back, you can see a slot for change. When you put in coins (quarters, preferably) Mickey says,"OH BOY!" or "HOT DOG!" It's basically a form of (somewhat) cheap entertainment.

 Fairies at Work
How cute, right?! I stumbled across this at Dollar General, of all places. 

-get loh