I love thrift shopping! And when I saw this dresser at the local goodwill for $10.00 I had to have it. It has 9 drawers which can hold ALOT of stuff. So after I bought it and had my hubby lug it home for me :). Thanks hunny! I got to work.

Before

First I removed the hardware and set them aside for later, the next step was to sand the entire dresser. I then used CIL Realife Paint (which is a one coat application it has paint and primer in one) to paint the piece. This dresser took three coats of paint to get the proper coverage. I then took the old hardware and spray painted it white and attached them back on once the paint had dried. Take a look at the finished piece, I think it turned out pretty good! So for 10 bucks and a bit of elbow grease I have an awesome dresser to put my many things in.

After

You too can do this DIY project.

xoxo

Apollo

 

DIY Dresser Makeover 1

I love thrift shopping! And when I saw this dresser at the local goodwill for $10.00 I had to have it. It has 9 drawers which can hold ALOT of stuff. So after I bought it and had my hubby lug it home for me :). Thanks hunny! I got to work.

Before

First I removed the hardware and set them aside for later, the next step was to sand the entire dresser. I then used CIL Realife Paint (which is a one coat application it has paint and primer in one) to paint the piece. This dresser took three coats of paint to get the proper coverage. I then took the old hardware and spray painted it white and attached them back on once the paint had dried. Take a look at the finished piece, I think it turned out pretty good! So for 10 bucks and a bit of elbow grease I have an awesome dresser to put my many things in.

After

You too can do this DIY project.

xoxo

Apollo

  

DIY PROJECT: FALL POM POM SWEATER WREATH

Fall is here!  I am telling you I think Fall is the most beautiful time of the year.  If there is a destination that has fall temperatures year round, I SOOOOO want to move there.  Fall is also my favorite season for fashion too, it means layers and it means scarves, jackets, hats, boots, and even sweaters.  I thought since we bundle up in nice cozy sweaters in the fall why not do the same for a wreath.  Below you will find my Fall Pom Pom Sweater Wreath DIY.

Items needed for this DIY:
♥ Yarn in the colour scheme of your choice
♥ Knitted sweater (I got mine from the thrift shop, you might even have one kicking around the house that you don’t use any more)
♥ Pool Noodle
♥ Duct Tape
♥ Hot Glue Gun
Instructions:

♥ Cut the sleeves off of your sweater and put them on the pool noodle.

♥ Cut the pool noodle to the appropriate size so that the sweater arms completely cover the noodle.
♥ Tape the pool noodle together to form the wreath.

♥ Next step is to create the Pom Pom’s for on the wreath (pictures below)
♥ Wrap the yarn around your hand 100 times and then pull off your hand
♥ Tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the yarn and pull it tight
♥ Cut the loops on the top and the bottom of the yarn where you tied it
♥ You will end up with an uneven pom pom, which you need to trim up to get the desired look
♥ If you want to make smaller pom pom’s wrap the yarn around 3 fingers and follow the same steps and you will end up with a smaller pom pom.

♥ Make as many pom pom’s as your design requires then strategically glue them in place
♥ I braided a bunch of strands of the yarn to make the hanger for the wreath.

Now you have a gorgeous Fall Wreath to enjoy!
 

DIY PROJECT: SLOUCHY BEANIE HAT FOR BABY

Do you LOVE the look of knitted hats, but don’t really have the time or the patients to actually learn how to knit? Well then I have the BEST solution for you! A KNITTING LOOM, now this is not anything new by any means, but it is new to me! You can purchase them at any craft supply store in various sizes and shapes and you can knit tons of things with them without having to spend hours upon hours trying to figure out how to knit.

I am not going to do a step by step tutorial with pictures etc, cause there are plenty of them online that you can find (u-tube). But I will let tell you how I accomplished the slouchy hat for my son.
Materials:
Super Chunky Yarn
Round Knitting Loom with 31 Pegs
Knitting Loom Tool (hook) (will come with the knitting loom when you buy it)
Yarn Needle (again will come with your loom)
Crochet Hook (optional)
Large Wooden Button (or button of your choice)

To make this particular slouchy hat I ended up doing 35 rounds on the knitting loom. Once I finished the hat and closed it off (again there are plenty of tutorials out there on how to do this). I then took a crochet hook and crocheted two rows of single crochet at the base of the hat. This step is optional, but I highly recommend it as if you don’t do this step the base of the hat will curl and wont look as nice. Next I attached the button with the same yarn I used for the hat. Then in order to have it stay looking slouched all the time, I sewed the back of the hat down to the base. Super easy, pretty quick and your little guy or gal will look adorable! 

DOLLAR STORE TREASURES – DIY WINDOW COVERING

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the $ store, however I do believe it should be called the $20.00 Store, cause whenever you go in there you end up getting way more than you intended to.  I am so excited to share with you this dollar store treasure that I found. 

These really neat plastic designs came in a package of 2 for $2.00! They are available in all sorts of styles and you can get them in either black or white. I ended up buying quite a few of the