Well Crafted Wednesdays #46! {Link Party}

Happy National Back to Work Day!! Ok so that is not so exciting but I will tell you some news that is exciting – we had so many new party-goers last week and it was so great to not only have new people in the group, but also to see the amount of participation! You guys are so awesome!!
Here are the most clicked links from last week:
DIY Stenciled City Subway Art Tray
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If you were featured, please feel free to grab the button below:
The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home

 

 If you are new to Well Crafted Wednesdays, I’m so glad that you are here! Please spread the word! The more the merrier!
**PARTY RULES! PLEASE READ**
1) Please follow my blog!
2) Please grab the button below before linking up!
3) Please no links to giveaways, contests, or other link parties!
4) Please visit a few of your fellow party-goers! We all love comments 🙂
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The Well Crafted Home


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Made By Me Monday # 12: Kitchen/Dining Room Chair Redo! {GIVEAWAY!}

Wow it has been a crazy week! The hubs and I are starting a new workout plan tomorrow and I’ve been up all night prepping so if you have questions about the tutorial (which I sort of expect) feel free to ask!
For this project, you will need:
4 chairs (I got mine at Value Village Yay!!)
Sandpaper
White Spray Primer (I used Krylon)
White Spray Paint (Again…Krylon)
Foam for chair pads (measure your chair before you buy these!
Fabric for your charis (I used an outdoor fabric because it is sturdy and fairly easy to clean)
Step 1: Sand your chairs
I first tried to use a chemical stripper…not a good idea! I had to wait for the goop to dry and then sand it off anyways so I might as well have just sanded… Oh! Say hello to my partner in crafting – Murphy! He was a little distracted because Eric was walking over…silly pup!
Step 2: Spray the primer onto chairs
Use your White Spray Primer to spray your chairs. You don’t need to spray the seat because you are just going to cover it. I used one can of primer per chair.
Step 3: Spray the paint onto chairs
Use the White Spray Paint to finish your chairs. Again, you don’t need to spray the seat because you are going to cover it and I also used one can of paint per chair.
Step 4: Cut the foam to fit the seat
Cut your foam chair pads to fit the shape of your seat. I left a little bit of overhang because it just makes the edge of the seat more comfortable.
Step 5: Cut the fabric
Cut your fabric to leave a good overhang on either side. Make sure to account for a 1/4 inch seam.

Step 6: Sew the fabric (optional)
I used my sewing machine to finish the edges of my fabric. This is not necessary…it would still look awesome if you didn’t do this.
Step 7: Staple fabric onto chair
I used a staple gun for this step…and my husband haha! Pull the fabric tight across the foam pad that is sitting on the seat of the chair. Staple each side into place with minimal space between the staples. You want it to be secure so use as many staples as you need.
Done! Now you have the most beautiful chairs around! Can you tell that I love mine? haha
As for the giveaway, You can enter below! There is also a link to the winning project (flower art) below so you can look at what the prize will look like:
Thanks!
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Well Crafted Wednesday #11! {Link Party!}

I am a VERY amateur sewer (is that a word?) and I have an interesting question for everyone this week:
When creating clothing items for yourself, do you really NEED a serger or can you make great clothes with just a sewing machine?
I want to start making some cute bags and clothes for myself and I need a little advice 🙂
Anyways, here are the features from last weeks party!
4) Rustoleum Furniture Transformation from Lets Get Crafty!

If you were featured above, please grab the button below! 🙂
The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home
If you are new to the party, welcome!!! I am so excited to have you! The more the merrier so please spread the word!

PARTY RULES ***PLEASE READ***

1: Please follow my blog!
2: Please grab my button bellow!
3: Please no giveaways or link parties!
4: Please visit your fellow party attendees! We all love comments 🙂
PLEASE GRAB THE BUTTON BELOW AND LETS PARTY!!
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Sharing the Love! Meet Tamara!

I thought that I would introduce you guys to one of the blogs that I really love: Etcetorize! This blog was created and is managed by Tamara who is a wonderfully creative and crafty person!
Her blog is a delightful assortment of sewing, crafting, making your home beautiful and living a fun and happy life!
 
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Not only does Tamara post about the wonderful projects that she creates (which I will show you in just a second) but she also gives everyone else lots of opportunities to show off their projects as well! She has a few different link parties for everyone to check out:
Weekly Link Parties at Etcetorize:
     * Make It Great Link Party on Mondays for all things creative
     * Show and Tell is on Wednesdays! There is no tutorial with these posts, just eye candy 🙂
Monthly Link Party at Etcetorize:
     * Motivated Monthly on the first Tuesday of every month. This is a themed link party (this months theme is handmade jewelry) and the link party is open all month long!
Now, on to the beautiful pictures from Tamara’s projects! These are some of her most recent projects:
I cannot *wait* to try some of these projects! Since she makes such awesome stuff, she has to have an awesome place to sell it right? She does! Check out her Etsy Shop here!! She sells vintage sewing patterns! Cute!!
I hope you guys enjoy her blog and shop as much as I do!
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Made by Me Project #9! Ombre Spoons

I was so excited about this project that I couldn’t wait until Monday to do the next installment of Made by Me Mondays so here we go! (Don’t worry I will post on Monday too!)
Since I have started my second job, I have been sneaking in crafting time here and there so I can have some “relaxation” time 🙂 A few days ago, I made these super cute spoons!
I’m going to give you guys the tutorial so that you can make your own!
Here are the supplies you will need for this project:

     1) Wooden Spoons (I got mine from my mother-in-law but I’m sure you can find them at a dollar store)
     2) Painters Tape
     3) White paint and whatever other color you choose (I chose green)
     4) “Pinch” bowls (you know those little dishes that you use when your cooking to measure your spices in…you will see what I’m talking about)
     5) Silver Sharpie Paint Pen
     6) Paint Brush
     7) Popsicle sticks (optional – used as stir sticks)
Step 1)
     Pull your painters tape tight and cut it into little strips. Then set out your Pinch Bowls in a row.
Step 2)
     Put the strips of painters tape around the handle of the spoons where you want to divide the sections of paint. Then put some white paint in each of your pinch bowls in increasing amounts (this is the first step in creating the “ombre” effect.
Step 3)
     Mix whatever color you chose (in my case – green) into the white so that it creates a dark to light sequence. I used the popsicle sticks to stir the paint – here you can see the gradation of my paint colors:
Step 4)
     Starting from the bottom of the handle, paint the first section with your darkest color, the next two with the next lightest color, the next two with the 3rd color, and whatever remaining sections you have with the lightest color. Do TWO layers!
Step 5) – Optional step!
     Take off the painters tape and use the silver paint sharpie to color in between the lines so you fill up your blank space and your done! Sorry for the bad picture!!
Here are some more pictures!!
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Made by Me Monday #7! Burlap Table Runner

What a week!! My hubby is now 28 and no longer feeling under the weather! Yay! Now we can {hopefully} get back to the normal schedule!! 🙂
This week was really exciting and fun because I got a lot of time to play with my new sewing machine!! As you know from the last installment of Made by Me Mondays, I have been working on my dining room! Last time, I showed you how to make these awesome centerpieces, and today, I’m going to show you how to make my table runner!!
I was so inspired by this post by Marcy from AntiqueChase that I just had to make my own! Her’s is a no-sew tutorial {you can apply this method to my table cloth as well since they are very similar}.
Here we go!
Please click “read more” for the tutorial and for more pictures of the finished product!

Materials needed for this project:
  1. Preferred color of burlap fabric – I used THIS fabric in “Oyster” (Measure the length of your table! Add 16″ on to your measurement for each side of the fabric (32″ total). This is for the overhang! Also, my table runner is 17″ wide)
  2. Sewing machine and thread
  3. Beads for the embellishment of the tassels
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring tape
Step 1:
You want your table runner to be double layered. Sort of like 2-ply toilet paper…I know this is a weird analogy but it’s almost midnight as I’m writing this and I can’t think of a better example! 🙂 So fold our burlap over and it it to be 17 inches wide and whatever length is good for your table.
Step 2:
Use your sewing machine to sew down the open side of your runner.
Step 3:
Sew again down the closed side of your runner leaving about a 1/2″ to 3/4″ seam allowance for the fringe.

Step 4:
Measure 12″ up from the ends of your runner and sew it across the 17″ to sort of close off the ends (this is how long your fringe on the ends will be) Do this on both sides.
Step 5:
Pull out all the fibers that run width wise across the fabric from the bottom of the ends up to the point that you sewed in step 4.

Step 6:
You should be left with the fringe hanging down and now its time to tie the knots in the fringe. Section off the fringe so that you have lots of little sections that you can tie off.

Step 7:
If you want to add the beads, take two fibers from the middle of your mini sections and cris-cross them through the bead. Push the bead to the top of the fringe.

Step 8:
Tie off that mini section with a simple knot. Repeat this for all the fringe and you are done with the fringe!
Step 9:
On the side of your runner that was the “closed” side in step 3, cut that so its no longer closed and make it into fringe by pulling out the fibers that run length wise.
You are done!! Yay!!
I am writing this late at night so if something doesn’t make sense {Which is a strong possibility}, feel free to email me!
Next week I’m going to show you how to make the place mats to go along with this so be sure to come back!
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Well Crafted Wednesdays Link Party #4!

Has it really been a month since the first link party? Time is flying by this year. I have to admit its pretty unfair. I’m still pretty young but it seems that the older I get, the faster time goes by…
Lets take some time to pause and celebrate all the creativity and diversity that we have to offer!
This weeks feature is these Cute Mother’s Day Trays from Liz over at Center of Attention Deficit Disorder. These trays are so cute and they are the perfect project for your Mom!
If you were featured this week please grab the button below!
The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home
Alright! On to the party!! Click “read more” below to link up!

  1. Please link up directly to your project, not you homepage! Also, your project MUST be made by you 🙂
  2. Please follow my blog! 🙂
  3. Please grab the button below and post it somewhere on you blog for people to see! The more people that join us for the party, the more fun it will be!
  4. Be sure to leave a comment for at least two other people who link up. We all love comments 🙂
  5. Link up as many projects as you want but please no giveaways or links back to your party! Thanks!! 🙂
  6. I will also be pinning a few of my favorite projects from this link up and I just wanted to give you guys a heads up!
I can’t wait to see what everyone has made for this week!!
The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home
Lets get this party started!!!
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Well Crafted Wednesdays Link Party #3!

Its that time of the week again! Time for a mid-week party!!! We actually have a tie for the most clicked link last week so here they are!
How To Clean Your Microwave in 2 Minutes from Practically Functional. This is a really great tip to know!! Thank you!
Thank you for your awesome projects! If you were featured this week please grab the button below!
The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home
Alright! On to the party!!
  1. Please link up directly to your project, not you homepage! Also, your project MUST be made by you 🙂
  2. Please follow my blog! 🙂
  3. Please grab the button below and post it somewhere on you blog for people to see! The more people that join us for the party, the more fun it will be!
  4. Be sure to leave a comment for at least two other people who link up. We all love comments 🙂
  5. Link up as many projects as you want but please no giveaways or links back to your party! Thanks!! 🙂
  6. I will also be pinning a few of my favorite projects from this link up and I just wanted to give you guys a heads up!
I can’t wait to see what everyone has made for this week!!
The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home
Lets get this party started!!!
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Well Crafted Wednesdays Link Party #2

Thank you to everyone who made our first Well Crafted Wednesday such a great success!!! I am so excited because this week I get to have my first “most clicked” link and it just so happens that she is also my newest bloggy friend!

Meet Jackie from Pleasure in Simple Things! She made these awesome magnetic chalkboards that can be used for SO many things!

You could use them as place cards, a clean/dirty notice for the dishwasher,a cute note that you could leave for your hubby on the mirror in the morning. It has a TON of uses!

Thanks so much for the great idea, Jackie! I have already made my magnet for the dishwasher and its so handy! 🙂 You can feel free to grab the following button since you have been featured at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home

Now, on to the party!!!!!! I am SO excited to host again this week so lets get this party started!!!

You guys know the drill!

  1. Please link up directly to your project, not you homepage! Also, your project MUST be made by you 🙂
  2. Please follow my blog! 🙂
  3. Please grab the button below and post it somewhere on you blog for people to see! The more people that join us for the party, the more fun it will be!
  4. Be sure to leave a comment for the person above you AND below you. We all love comments 🙂
  5. Link up as many projects as you want but please no giveaways or links back to your party! Thanks!! 🙂
The Well Crafted Home
The Well Crafted Home

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Burlap Table Runner

As most of you may know, my husband and I (like many people) are constantly doing projects around the house. We just got a new dining room table and its looking a little bare. I have been looking and looking for a nice table runner that will match the natural feel of our home, but I’ve had such a hard time finding the perfect one.
The curtains in my home are right next to the dining room and the ones in the back are white and the front ones are light tan color. I came across this photo of a beautiful burlap table runner:
This is just the look I was hoping to find and Marcy from Antique Chase made this look SO easy to achieve!
With a quick, simple, no sew tutorial, Marcy has made this project do-able for all of us! (which is awesome because I have zero sewing skills!!)
With some coupons for JoAnn fabrics (or your local fabric store) this project can even be pretty inexpensive!
Thanks to Marcy for a beautiful and easy project and for making my home a little more comfortable!
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