Busy month of May

Well I haven’t written anything on here since the beginning of the month! May is a busy month for us. I have tried several new recipes as we had a challenge in our boot camp group to eat “clean” during May. I did not take photos of any of these new meals although several of them were very tasty. I also have not done any projects this month either. I guess you could say it was a month of celebrations!

We celebrated Mother’s Day.

Me and my kids for Mother's Day.

Me and my kids for Mother’s Day.

My mom, sister and I for Mother's Day.

My mom, sister and I for Mother’s Day.

We celebrated Justin’s 8th grade graduation.

Officially a freshman!!

Officially a freshman!!

Justin and I at his last school mass.

Justin and I at his last school mass.

And we celebrated Kaitlin’s 11th dance recital.

Beautiful dance to "Georgia" and my favorite costume.

Beautiful dance to “Georgia” and my favorite costume.

Here she is having fun with hip hop.

Here she is having fun with hip hop.

The month’s not over yet! We leave this weekend to drop Justin off at a week long summer camp. Kaitlin is on the dance team at her high school and they are having twice a day practices to get ready for their camp mid June. It’s gonna be a busy summer!!

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Decoupagging tiny table with liquor labels

I was so excited to see that my post last week, Making a new door look old, was featured at the Swing into Spring party at http://diybydesign.blogspot.com. This week, I finally got around to using some old liquor labels to decoupage the top of a tiny table I have.

The table was originally stained brown and I chalk painted it with CeCe Caldwell’s Middleton Mustard. It looked okay but I knew I wanted to do something more to it. I saw a few tabletops on Pinterest that had been decoupagged with a map. Since this table is in my dining room near a bar, I decided to use old liquor labels that I found on Etsy.

Liquor labels I found on Etsy.

Liquor labels I found on Etsy.

I don’t have a picture of the original table but this is what it looked like when it was only chalk painted.

Table when it was only chalk painted.

Table when it was only chalk painted.

 

The first thing I did was lay the labels out on the table. After IĀ found a layout I liked, I used some spray adhesive to stick them onto the table. I let that dry and began applying layers of Modge Podge.

Layout of labels before applying Modge Podge.

Layout of labels before applying Modge Podge.

To apply the Modge Podge, I used a foam paint brush and just brushed it over the labels. I allowed it to dry before applying additional layers. It goes on milky but dries to clear. I applied five layers and this was the end result.

Finished project.

Finished project.

Close up of table top.

Close up of table top.

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