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How to Paint Doorknobs

The Easy & fast way to Paint Doorknobs First off you need some beautiful dated gold doorknobs to paint aren’t they all nice and shiny and very much gold– not really my cup of tea The Supplies Auto primer Brushed Metallic- oil rubbed bronze Protective non yellowing clear finish total supply cost– around $8 Step 1   …


HAHA! Love it. We should feel special. That’s a learned talent and very hard to do! I will have to try this. We have all gold to.


Oh, I am so excited! I have those very same outdated knobs in my house. You have inspired me:). Thanks so much for the tutorial…I am definitely inspired,


Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue

this is such a great idea! so smart to line them up that way!
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These turned out amazing! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a new follower :)!


The Special K's(0:

Rock on Alicia(0: Those look fabulous(0: Ooo how I covet your designing prowess! Thanks for the great tutorial. I, too, am feeling inspired by your rockin’ awesomeness. I’ve got to go find me sumpthin’ to paint! (0:


I saw your blog on the knock off wood facebook page and am so glad to pop over. Such nice projects! I’m book marking it now.


What a fantastic idea! We have brass knobs all over our house, I don’t know why I never thought of painting them 😉
Congratulations on your little one! She is beautiful – and what a funny birth story too!


That’s a learned talent and very hard to do!
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WOW, What a great DIY post! Your blog is wonderful.


Great tips! The knobs look amazing. I think it’s pretty amazing to type like that too. Someone told me that the days are long but the years are short. Hang in there!


I love all of your projects. I LOVE your farmhouse table. It’s why I keep coming back. One day I will take the plunge and try to copy yours. I even found some chairs on KSL…I’m just afraid. I want it an 8 seater but I’m not one to improvise with the unknown. Seeing your door knobs, child bed (I need 4), and hooker chair make me excited to tackle the projects. Just to dive in…how?!?

Please keep the inspiration coming.

Julie @ CalleLillyCafe

LOVE this! I cannot stand the brass in our house! YUK! I need to show this to my husband asap! Thx for sharing!


AWESOME idea,,, and that sure does beat trying to paint each one individually, THANK YOU this is surely an EASY cheap project, that will make SUCH a difference when done.

Come say hi sometime!! Bella Before and After , and if you want to win an Avocado Painting, come enter myGIVEAWAY HERE, I really appreciate the support.

Bella — your NEWEST happy follower.


Hello there! I was wondering if I could link to your tutorial here-great work!

Jenny Lea


What did you create to hold the knobs in place?


I’m in! My poor hubby…his duties are never done…tee hee hee!!

How to make a Pettiskirt

First things First– Do you really want to do this?  I mean really? I was one of those people that thought oh it can’t be that bad– but ya it can— If you don’t have the time– seriously don’t do this— you’ll pull all your hair out– there really is a reason that they are…


That is soooo cute! But I definitely don’t think I’d go through that much effort lol 😀 If I ever have a girl I’ll just have to pay someone to make me one.

Free Range Chick

You make it look so easy, but from the sounds of it, the $110 I spent on two skirts (newborn and girls 6) can be worth saving all the effort. Especially since I haven’t sewn anything in years.

Aja lee's Sweet Life

you have such a talent! I wish I could sew that!!!


That’s great that she twirled in it from 2am until the sun came up to take a picture!(hahaha)
It looks so cute!
Good luck with the new baby!


Did you know that they sell that by the roll now, kind of like tulle in a roll, so you don’t have to cut cut cut, and it comes in so many different widths. I am making the turkey skirt from MADE, and buying the pattern for 8 bucks is sure worth it for me. I ordered a 90 yard roll for $13 total. Sounds easier! I love your skirt…I’m am working on mine right now! Whew!


Okay, so I can’t figure out why you have so many smaller sections on the tiers that you sew end to end…I’m totally lost!


I just found your blog through the CSI Project (The table turned out beautiful, not picnic-tabley whatsoever :D) and I have a serious blogcrush now. I was scrolling through your posts, saving everything in sight, then I saw this post and was filled with glee since I was scouring the internet just earlier today for good pettiskirt tutorials and yours is so straightforward. Whew, getting long-winded. Anyway I wanted to compliment you on the blog and tell you I will be following with girlish anticipation.
😀 Calise

Richard, Portia, Seamus. Lylian, Maddalaena and possibly Blake

I absolutely adore the pettiskirt and you’re right about time consuming!! I gave up after 10 minutes lol. I had a quick question, I love the picture of the pettiskirt on the dresser. Could I use it as the image behind my header on my blog site? I would also be more than willing to link you to my blog as well.

Ty and Melissa

These are the first instructions that I’ve understood on how to make this skirt. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! 🙂


I am working on my pettiskirt! I didn’t quite understand your instructions and yes I am INSANE! I have no cutter and mat and I’m not doing it on Chiffon… You’re pictures are awesome though they are helping me get by!

Quirky Suzie

Aewsome Blossoms!!! I have 3 hunny bunnies and all of them want one or two! Am thinking of puchasing soft netting (so I don’t have to deal with fraying edges) and thank God I live near a craft haven that have oddles of ribbons in organza, chiffon, tulle, and netting in different widths, colors and shimmers. After your tutorial, I need to figure out the effects of layering cloths . . .


I see that someone said the skirt cost $110 to make 2… they are expensive to buy, but not THAT expensive! I have seen them online for as low as $15, right up to about $50.


To make the two skirts I did I bought ten yards and it was about $20 including shipping and a few dollars for the thread so around $25 for both my skirts.


Yup that pretty much did turn out awesome, but can it really be that bad,,, i know,, isn’t there an easier way, that still produces adorable results, minus the countless hours spent?

Anyhow, I’m featuring this on my facebook page, it is too lovely.

Come say hi sometime!! Bella Before and After , and if you want to win an Avocado Painting, come enter myGIVEAWAY HERE, I really appreciate the support.

Bella 🙂


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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Thanks to your tutorial, my daughter and niece looked beautiful for Easter! Thank you so much for sharing.

Sarah M

Oh no! I should have just listened to you in the beginning and stopped reading…but now I just don’t think it will be that hard LOL Here’s to hopin 😉


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Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. It has helped so much in making my daughter’s pettiskirt. Her birthday is coming up and she really wanted a skirt so I decided after much research to make her one. I had so much fun making this that I’m actually kind of sad that I’m done. But I plan on ordering a lot more material to make her several skirts. I can’t wait to see her face on her birthday!! Thanks again!!


Oh noo! No photos! haha


There are now photo’s. I hope they will come back soon!


Where did you buy your material from?

What to do on a cold Snow day {Crayon Roll Tutorial}

You can always do loads and loads of Laundry 🙂 All the sheets- all the towels -all the pillowcases in your house and of course clothes 2. But that’s not nearly as fun as cutting out millions of little circles to make Christmas card stickers- and putting glitter on them so they sparkle and are cute 🙂…

Jamie Blake

Alicia that crayon roll looks awesome! Way to go. Have fun with the kids in the cold!

Mike and Nikki

I love the crayon roll! It’s great! You are so creative!


I share the same love/hate relationship with sewing!!!! (I love that website too- I just made doll diapers from her tutorial) and your crayon is cuter-and the velcro- so smart!!!

Starting School & Freezer Paper stencils

So my Payter started Kindergarten- and though he was way excited to go I seriously miss him during the day- I enjoy now having more one on one time with Brynley but my little talker is gone :(.  You can tell just how exited he was to go by how fidgety he was while I…

The Special K's(0:

Cute cute. I totally dig crafts with the kids. Our craft cupboard is usually mayhem because of it’s frequent use though, lol. So seriously though, does one really cry on their kids first day of school? I never thought I would but now that I’m actually a Mommy…

Phil and Ronnie

I wish I had half as many creative bones in my body as you do… Soo inspiring!