Showing posts with label Repurpose and Upcycle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Repurpose and Upcycle. Show all posts

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a good week and all who celebrated had a wonderful Mother's Day! 

Here are a few features from last week's party and as usual can't wait to see what everyone's been up to this week !


Sometimes I buy a new creative tool and use it right away. Other times it sits in the package but I know I have it when I am inspired to use it. Such is the case with a woodburning tool I have and this gorgeous DIY Wood Art from Hazel and Gold Designs may just have given me the inspiration to break that bad boy out! Hers was one item in a challenge, all of which you can see at the link. Some VERY cool ideas!! 


Wouldn't that DIY Wood Burned Art look great in this Boho Themed Guest Room? See Little Brags for the before and after and I adore the after!!


Or maybe you're making over an office ( or putting a desk in your made over guest room). This Chalk Painted Desk & Chair makeover from Repurpose and Upcycle is another must see before and after! 

Finally, I love cinnamon rolls. Muffins? OK. Donuts, take them or leave them. But cinnamon rolls? Oh yes. Check out these from Lamberts Lately made in an InstaPot!!! I have not tried baking or making desserts in mine yet so these may be the first I try! 


OK! Time to party :) 

   
   



Thursday, March 8, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Let's just say my week has been "how is it Thus already?" . Hope your week has been less hectic. 

Some features from last week's party!


I love hats. I don't wear them often and truth be told, I probably decorate with them more than I actually wear them. I am loving this "Mad Hatter Tea Party" hat from Artsy Va Va which would be so much fun for so many Spring events. 


Speaking of Spring, how about this beautiful embroidery hoop wreath from Our Hopeful Home? Gorgeous!


With Easter and Spring just around the corner, it's prime time for bunnies! Love this fun wire pendant from Howling At The Moon


Finally, how cute is this Toy Chest dresser makeover from Repurpose and Upcycle complete with the colorful side painted drawers and chalkboard vinyl sides? I think I could use something for my grownup toys aka craft supplies! 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week. 


   
   

Thursday, February 15, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all and hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's and Galentine's Day.  Some great ideas from last week's party to share. 


Springtime is prime time for things like showers and luncheons and I just love this idea from Penny's Vintage Home: A Wood Slice Cake! No calories and love the mossy layers. So many possibilities. You could even use the top layer as a tray for cupcakes. 



Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle shared her technique for aging Terra Cotta pots which makes them look so chic and like ones you see in places like Pottery Barn . Love!


I love the look of embossed metal to use in cards and mixed media projects, but the actual metal can get pricey. Linda from Paper Seedlings has a great technique using heavy duty aluminum foil and embossing folders. I think I even have this exact embossing folder. So elegant! 


Finally, Craftbeering takes one of my favorite desserts, chocolate fondue, up a notch with Hazelnut Brown Ale Chocolate Fondue. 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, December 14, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Yikes! How is it Friday Eve again already? Excited to have my son home from Grad School for the holidays. Already baked the first two dozen of several more dozen cookies to follow. 

Here are some great ideas it's not too late to whip up or pin for next year. 


Love these rustic and rusty ornaments from Artsy Va Va! Great additions to your tree or to make as gifts. Would you guess they aren't metal?!


Vintage holiday decorations are so special. Whether they've been handed down from older family members or found while thrifting, I think there's something so special about preserving them. My Thrift Store Addiction has some gorgeous ideas. 


Christmas cards are starting to roll in and Repurpose and Upcycle has a wonderful way to display them.


Finally, with my young man home for a couple of weeks, I see making these in my immediate future. From Craft Beering, Stout Walnut Brownies. YUM! 

Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, November 30, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Yikes! It's the last day of November and the Christmas countdown begins in earnest starting tomorrow. Here are some ideas from last week's party that might come in handy! 


From Hazel and Gold Designs , this gorgeous inlaid wood Christmas tree tray! I have a friend w/ mad woodworking skills and I have to show him this! 


Repurpose and Upcycle shared her beautiful rustic farmhouse decor with links to some of the DIYs. Love this vignette!


How much fun are these Edible Candles from All That's Jas? Would make a great centerpiece that you get to eat as dessert! 


Printables make seasonal decor so simple. This one from My Busy Beehives is ready to print and frame! 

OK let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

   
   

Thursday, August 31, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Hi creative friends. I know we are all reeling from what we're seeing unfold in Texas. To those located in the zone of the hurricane (or who have family and friends there) , first and foremost I hope you are all safe. 

I know tons of creative peeps (including me) are figuring out how we can put our maker skills to use to help. If you have any ideas to share, please leave in the comments! 

I decided to go ahead and put the party up because maybe looking at some pretty things will be a welcome distraction. Be well friends! 


True confession: I am not a fan of Pumpkin Spice anything ( pumpkin anything for that matter) BUT I know it's super popular and so many people love it. I am a fan of the pumpkin image in this printable from The Organized Dream so featuring this gorgeous printable for all you Pumpkin Spice lovers ( and me for that pumpkin image) Win Win but even better, she's got two more gorgeous Fall themed printables at the link. Go get them!


Who loves the $1 Spot at Target as much as I do? Repurpose and Upcycle does for sure and look what she did with a wooden  toolbox she found there? How perfect for a Fall Farmhouse look. 


This intrigued me because of PhD boy who is a craft beer aficionado. I on the other hand do love a Pina Colada and here the two meet in a combo I would never have put together. From Craftbeering, I give you the IPA Pina Colada! 


This week's chocolate feature is from Jay Tried and True: Cookies and Cream Filled Brownies! Look at all that ooey gooey goodness. 

OK let's get busy seeing what you've been busy making. 

   
   

Thursday, July 27, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


It's (almost) FRINALLY, FRIDAY! Woot. Welcome to another party here at The Answer Is Chocolate. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your creations. Here are some of the fun-tastic ideas from last week's party . 


Let's start with this upcycled sugar mold from Repurpose and Upcycle. Sometimes just a simple change makes a huge impact. I think that's the case with the grain sack paint stripes she added. LOVE! 


You don't have to be a watercolor artist to achieve a watercolor look like Lynda from Lynda Creates did with this card. Perfect for so many occasions and so pretty! 


This is probably my weakest skill as a blogger and I am on a never ending quest to improve at it. Thankfully Somewhat Simple shared some excellent tips from which we can all learn! 


These Double Chocolate Peanut Butter  Protein cookies look fabulous don't they? But do they look like they are healthy ( because c'mon COOKIES)? Well they are , so I can't wait to look for the chocolate protein powder that's in them! Get the details from Brooklyn Farm Girl

Now let's see what you've been up to this week! 

   
   







Thursday, July 13, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Woot. Happy Friday Eve. I'm ready for the weekend, how about you? Let's face it, I'm never NOT ready for the weekend!

Here are some ideas ( maybe even weekend projects? ) from last week's party. 


See the curtains in the background? Want to know what they're made from? Only the most versatile thing ever...fabric dropcloths from the HW store! Check out how Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle freshened up her living room with these. 


Who doesn't love a great thrift store transformation? This vintage sign from Vintage Paint and More is  one .  You have to check out  the before and Cathy did such a beautiful job on the after. 


This gorgeous DIY outdoor solar light looks like it came from a high end home store. Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled ( whose blog name I love!) has a great tutorial. 


Anyone else want some of these like I do? They're called Martha Washington Candies and they are a combination of coconut, pecans, and other yummy ingredients. Thank you Marilyn from Marilyn's Treats for sharing! 

Now let's see what you've been up to this week. Party On! 

   
   





Thursday, June 8, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a great first week of June. I'm sure the past and next couple of weeks are big "last day of school" weeks for everyone, even for us grad school parents. 

Here are some great ideas from last week's party. 

Stephanie from Somewhat Simple has a great roundup of Father's Day gifts. If you can't find an idea there, I'm not sure it exists!


Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle has a wonderful image transfer tutorial for a custom ordered Farmhouse Sign. Farmhouse decor is so popular right now and being able to customize what you want in your sign is perfect. 


Tassels are another thing I'm seeing everywhere. Decor, jewelry, clothes. Leslie from From Playdates to Parties has an easy tutorial to make your own for far less than you'd spend at the store. 



Finally, one of my never ending bucket list of things to master is to make pretty cakes like this awesome Unicorn Cake from Bird's Party


Now, on to this week's party! Thanks for coming :)