Second project from Pinterest board completed! Yahoo! Zoe had a bit more fun trying to peel the labels off than sorting the objects in the dividers! But she did sort them pretty accurately on her first try, and stayed with it for 15 minutes or so ... which in toddler time is, like, 4 hours, right?
A Renewed Dresser for Zoe
I've been slowly working my way through renewing furniture in my house -- see related post here about candidates for renewal.
BEFORE: This is a great little dresser, but the color was a
little too primary for my taste, and there were missing and mismatched hardware.
AFTER: I painted it a butter yellow and added new hardware.
Close-up on the knobs that I found at World Market.
And a close-up on the new brushed nickel pulls I found on Amazon. This was the hardest part -- the size was an irregular 2 1/2 instead of standard 3 inches.
Zoe Project #1: Toddler Sewing Kit
I always wished that I had learned to sew. I mean, I know how to replace a button or patch a tear, but I always drool over the homemade items on Pinterest. Well, maybe Zoe and I can learn together, if she takes to it.
I started with a toddler sewing kit idea that was orginally based on a post I saw on Pinterest from Childhood 101. I've adapted it with some ideas of my own.
SUPPLY LIST FOR THIS PROJECT:
Non-slip shelf mat with large holes (Target)
Plastic embroidery needle
Beads with large holes
Container to store all supplies
See other three Pin-Tested projects here.
Vicks stopped making the vapor shower pucks that soooo helped with allergies and congestion. I ran across a pin on Pinterest that described how to make your own pucks at home. You know, it's hit or miss with me with things I've found on Pinterest, but this one really did turn out. (That's my batch above!)
You can find the original link here. I recommend using the baking method she updated her blog with. My first batch (just drying overnight) was more crumbly than the second batch (baked.)
I'm thinking about making them next time in mini muffin pans and giving as gifts! If you make them, let me know how they turn out!