Wooden Spoons with Attitude

spoons_2up spoons_paint I’ve been wanting to do this little project for a while. Of course, when I finally had time to do it, I couldn’t find the blue painters tape (and I know for a fact that there are at least 3 rolls somewhere in this darn house!). But that wasn’t going to stop me. After looking for 20 minutes, I finally decided to MacGyver the project and use invisible tape (and crossed my fingers that it would work). IT DID!

These spoons are so cheery and fun.

I think I’m going to make a bunch of them and add some words (any special requests?). If you’re interested in ordering some, just drop us a line.

DIY NOTES:
-I used acrylic paint and finished the dried product off with a high-gloss gel.
-These are not dishwasher friendly.
-If you are going to do this yourself, go easy on the paint! You don’t want it to get too gloppy. (yes, that’s a technical term).

 
 

Eating Alfresco

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It’s that time of year again in San Francisco….it’s finally Summer (in October). I’m looking forward to one more glorious evening where it doesn’t dip below 60 degrees after 3pm. I’m eyeballing the week by week forecast so we can enjoy one last evening in yard – hopefully with our recent lemon tree harvest!

 
 

Hot Glue and Fabric!

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World’s fastest bunting project. I am not known for my sewing abilities – not to mention patience. However, I am a master when it comes to hot-gluing things. This project took an afternoon and I walked away with one minor burn to the index finger. It has completely transformed the energy in my daughter’s room. She loves it!

 
 

Ava Green Chair Project

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Just posting this oldie but goodie. My first chair reupholstery project. Lessons learned: don’t use thin cotton fabric on chairs! They fade and break down very quickly. Here’s the before shot coupled with my wonky measurements. Five years later, I think it’s ready for a do-over.

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