Wednesday, February 27, 2013

50's Chair to Fur Chairs In Your Dining Room

First a huge big "Hug" and "Thank You", to my amazing daughter for always letting me experiment on her house and belongings.

These chairs were part of a set that went with a 50"s style dining set.  They just weren't working for her anymore.  So, FUR TO THE RESCUE.  Yep, got a great coupon at JoAnns, and off I went. 

I did sew a pillowcase pocket for the tops, and they slid right over.  The bottoms, were simply stapled over the existing cushions and around the legs.  Fur is forgiving.

You are wondering if they are washable?  Yep, a little face wipe and wipe them clean, or a bit of water and any cleaner you use.  Best of all----- all 4 chairs for $15.00.  Coupons baby.

This is the during shot.
 Making an old table festive.

Do it.  Fur is fun.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Organizing - The Amandas

Sorry I have been MIA, but I have been doing an "Amandas" on my house.  Seriously, feel like the clutter has taken over.  I loved the show The Amandas, and she has great hair too.

Will be back to regular posting on Monday.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Funfetti Baked Donuts

What is it about donuts?  I love them.  They are not diet friendly.  Is that why I love them?
Anything can be a donut.  When I was a kid, my dad used to use the canned biscuits and pat them out, put a hole in them, and deep fry them, then we would dip them in cinnamon sugar.  My have to try that next. 
But for today it is baked.  I found a Wilton donut baking pan for $5.00 the other day and couldn't resist.
 Ready to bake -- recipes below.
 Out of the oven, they look a little brown, but trust me they are wonderful.
 Ready for cinnamon sugar or glaze.  I went glaze.
 Very lightly glazed.
 Absolutely would do these again.  Yum.
Funfetti baked donuts this would also work in any of Wilton's pans.  Including the Cake Pop pans, would make donut holes.  Mini muffin tins would work too.  Be creative.

Funfetti Donuts:
2 3/4 cup Funfetti Mix.
3/4 cup Buttermilk - shake well first -- regular milk will work too.
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter/margarine.
Mix, then put in ziplock back and cut a hole at bottom and pipe into pan.
Bake at 425 for about 7-9 minutes.
Cool for a few minutes then pop out.
With any pan -- use a cooking spray to spray the pan first.
Makes 12 donuts.
I cut the recipe in half and made 6 donuts.

2 Cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk.
Dash or 1 Tbsp vanilla extract -- or orange extract -- carmel -- pumpkin -- be creative.
(I used the Torani Sugar Free Vanilla).
Put in pan - I used my wok (it is a coated nonstick pan) and mix with a whisk over medium to low heat until all the bumps are out. 
Then lightly coat donuts.  I did one on front, and one on back then set on wax paper.
Let sit for a few minutes and enjoy.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

DIY Painted Furniture -- French Furniture

One project finished.  A thousand more to go.  Still working on my daughter's place.  This furniture is fun.  It was Goodwill and Craigslist finds.  I did sand and spray paint this furniture, as well as the handles. 

If you aren't in an area where you can spray paint, you can hand paint don't stress over brush marks.  Go for it and enjoy.

Thanks to my daughter for the quick iphone pics.   (Lo, I know I said I wouldn't post them, but they are so great).  More finished room pics to come.

The super cute dog --- Layla, and she just had a bath.
The Dresser and Vampire Piggie. 
Another Goodwill find, painted gold.  I did not really prep this one much.  I wanted a quick fix, for a corner of a room.  So, if you look close, --don't -- it has cracks on the top and a few paint runs.  But where it is going, the top won't show, and neither will the runs -- much.   
 Do some DIY, if  you don't like it, you can always change it.  You will feel better, I promise.