7.18.2009

DIY Round-up

Thanks for for linking up this week. Between here and A Soft Place To Land, I've seen some pretty great ideas. Here is a peek at some of my favorites:

Boutelle Family Zoo used chalk board paint in an ingenious and practical way...inside her pantry doors! It's dead space there anyway, and the paint us useful and looks great:



Out of the Crayon Box may have convinced me to try once more for a girl with this adorable kitchen set made from an old cabinet!



Fabulous Finishes used a combo of stencils and swarovski crystals to jazz up her daughter's bedroom (again with the needing a girl thing...)



Over at Kimba's party, I found this amazing use of burlap (for curtains!!!) by All Things Llanos:



We are planning to take the kids to Washington D.C. this week, so I don't have any activities planned to share from my summer calendar. But I can share how one particular Mentos and Diet Coke science experiment played out:




8 comments :

  1. Hi Jen.
    Thank you so much for the little shout out. I do have to tell you though, that when my pantry doors came up in my dashboard I was mildly traumatized by the ridiculous mess of the pantry items inside. Eeek!
    No more photos before straightening for me. ;)
    I am off to check out your other finds.
    XOXO
    *Tricia

    P.S. That mentos and diet coke experiment rocks! My girls would want to do it EVERY DAY!
    I can hear it. "But Mom, it's science!!!!"

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  2. These ideas are amazing, and the photos are cute too! The mentos and diet coke thing has always intrigued me, but I've never tried it myself. I lol'd at that last photo, they're like "take cover!!!"

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  3. nice picks from the DIY roundup - I especially like the Fabulous Finishes ... I have to imagine a bit of laughing ensued just after that last photo. :)

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  4. thanks for the great ideas.
    ps - i totally shared your blog about the summer comforter thing with my mom and now she is hooked on you, too!

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  5. Boys love that science project! LOL! Great action shots! Too cute!

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  6. I love the chalk board idea

    ☼Hope you're having a sunshine ☼ filled Sunday!☼

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  7. Love the inside the cabinet chalkboard idea - I've kept an eye on many other ways to use it in rooms- mentos are a blast - have you seen the mountain dew one that is supposed to glow like neon? I've not tried it but want to - found it on youtube.... you're boys would probably enjoy it! (if you do try it, let me know if it works :) )

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  8. Cute ideas! I love DIY projects! It's fun to see the creative ideas that people come up with.

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