Sunday, June 23, 2013

For the Soul Sundays


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Baking Soda Explosions

How is your summer going? Ours is going great. We have been working in some of our science experiments and having fun outside. We got two slip n'slides and the kids have been playing a lot with water when the weather permits. Since our last summer adventures with baking soda, the kids have been fascinated at all the possibilities with it. My middle son wants to do the volcano everyday. Today I will show you our explosion experiment which is super easy and super fun.
You will need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Warm water
  • measuring cups
  • paper towels
  • plastic bags.

First, cut squares of paper towels and add about 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of baking soda


Wrap them up like a little packet


Then have the kids help you add about 1 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of warm water


This is the tricky part: drop the baking soda packets into the bag and IMMEDIATELY seal the bag. If you take too long to seal the bag and the baking soda starts to fizzle it may not explode. They will start to blow....








The kids had a blast! They wanted to do this over and over...try it and tell me about it!

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Little Makeover to an Old Rug

I have been working on my sons' room. I picked the colors gray, orange, blue and green. It used to be blue and red. I purchased this rug on Target in 2010 so it is not new but I thought it still had a lot of life left so I did not want to buy a new one. So I got a little creative. There is nothing paint cannot fix!
Here is the rug before:


The plan was getting rid of the red stripes. I cleaned it up a little bit and then mixed fabric medium with acrylic paint in a bowl.


I taped the lines carefully using FROG tape (it is the best for painting lines).


I put old towels underneath, making sure the paint did not go through the rug. It was so think that it seemed the rug absorbed the paint really well. I painted it using a foam brush and applied two coats. I let it dry for 24 hours, and here are the results:




Now it matches my sons room decor! Cheapest makeover EVER! Stay tuned for the room tour...

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Life to an Old Chair

Hello and good morning! I hope you guys had a great weekend. I have been working on a lot of projects lately, and this chair was waiting for a looooong overdue makeover. It is a hand-me-down from my in-laws, and the kids even got artistic with it and used their fabulous markers all over the fabric. I had pictured it in my mind how I wanted it to look like, I also wanted some french shabby chic fabric with some sort of writing on it. I went to Hobby Lobby and I found what I was looking for.
Here it is, before:

 Yikes!

Here I took the chair apart and took the fabric off (excuse the mess...but my house is messy most of the time...)


I used my wonderful stapler...

 I upholstered the chair using the fabric like wrapping paper.








Then I spray painted the frame of the chair using Blossom White Rustoleum in satin. I distressed the edges to give it a rustic look. I screwed back the bottom of the chair to the frame and I was all done.







Much better!

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

For the Soul Sundays

"Life has to be lived in the present tense. The current hour is the only one we have."

Jeffrey R. Holland
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