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Paint Stick Herringbone Table Top

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I'm crushing on my "new" end table. Our living room looks like a flea market, no joke, with all the mismatched furniture. We used to have cute stuff but went Dave Ramsey crazy and sold "everything but the kids" to create our first Emergency Fund...and we haven't really gotten around to replacing it. That's because I am relying on my killer DIY skills to paint & create my way towards a cohesive look. Sure, I got the skills, but the time....that's another thing. I admire the women who take on those 30 day one room makeover challenges. Such a great idea! My two year old "assistant" really limits my creative time (give mommy back the paint brush! stay away from the nearly full can of primer! drills are only for mommies. where did you throw the sanding block?). Make it a 30 week challenge and I'll sign up! Maybe I'll just make my own 30 week challenge...then in 30 weeks if its not done I can claim a typo and make it a 30 month chall…

Candy Corn Themed Halloween Decorations

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Candy Corn colors are one of my favorite fall patterns...but not a favorite candy. Chances are, if you've recently posted a candy corn themed project I left you a comment saying just that. Its bright and colorful. In years' past I've made candy corn projects and decided to expand on them this year. 
Trick Or Treat Sign
First, a little sign to keep by the door. That's electrical tape in between the colors...the only black tape in hand. The spider was crafted from a juice lid and pipe cleaners.  Nothing fancy, just leans in the window nook under the doorbell. 
I was a bit nervous painting the letters by hand. I found this fun font online and used a white colored pencil to sketch it onto the sign. No tracing, just eyeballing it while crossing my fingers. I'm pleased with the results.  Wreath


Next, I decided to freshen up an old fall wreath...maybe "freshen up" is the wrong phrase since it includes skeleton fingers. Check out the tutorial at I Gotta Create: How t…