Saturday, February 25, 2012

for the home diy: painted serving tray

So I had this tray... and it needed some love. I wasn't quite sure how this cork-like material would hold up once it was painted so keep in mind this is definitely an experiment. 
1. one coat of primer
2. I painted 2 coats of an ice blue color and then cut out a design pattern I had drawn.I traced this pattern across the tray.
3. I then painted the circle design bright green
4. added a yellow lime outline and a monogram
5. Applied 2 coats of Mod Podge and sprayed with Krylon Crystal Clear- We'll see how this does for waterproofing, I might need to add a more serious varnish.

Monday, February 13, 2012

vanilla sprinkle cake

A homemade version of everyone's favorite box cake. 
* 1 3/4 cup of cake flour
*1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
*2 cups sugar
*1 tbsp baking powder
*1 tbsp sour cream
*3/4 tsp salt
*2 sticks of butter cut into cubes
*1 cup whole milk
*1tsp vanilla
*4 large eggs
*about 1/4 cup sprinkles(OR MORE)
(makes about 30)

*Preheat 325, mix flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined. Then add butter until just coated.
*Whisk eggs, sour cream, milk, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients in 3 parts, let each mix until incorporated, stir in sprinkles.
*bake @325 for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

                                                      HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAVANNAH!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

diy: paint swatch art

This has been on my to do list for quite a while. I have a MILLION paint swatches and they were begging to be used for more than color decisions. So here's what I created.  I've been looking at lots of ideas for this project via Pinterest but here's what I came up with...

Supplies needed:
*Lots of paint swatches in your desired colors
*Paper cut to frame size to adhere swatches to
* Frame
*Rubber Cement
1. I laid all of my swatches out so I could see what I was dealing with.
2. I created a template to cut all of my shapes by.
3. arranging and gluing
4. Added some lettering with some fancy gold paper I found for 25 cents at a yard sale.

And there you have it.