Saturday, June 30, 2012

Men's Chambray Shirt to Sun Dress

This project started out as a men's size XL chambray shirt:

Nice huh?

I started out by cutting off the sleeves.

Then cut a new neckline and arm holes. 

Then I turned it inside out, buttoned it up, and determined where the side seams should be, and stitched them.  Then it was as easy and hemming the neckline and armholes, and putting it on.  Then I used the sleeves to make a sash!  I now have my version of a wear around the house sundress.

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Fruit and Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Fruit and Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup Agave
1 cup milk 
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
1 cup frozen mixed berries


1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
2. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, half of the almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine. In a bowl, combine the agave, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
3. Spread the  bananas in a single layer over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with half of the berries. Sprinkle the dry oat mixture over the fruit in an even layer. Pour the liquid ingredients evenly over the oats.
4. Sprinkle the remaining almonds and berries over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the oats have set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

I made this the night before, let it cool, and refrigerated it.  Then cut a piece and warmed it in the mircrowave for breakfast. 

Original inspiration found  here

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Score at Salvation Army! To recover or not to recover?

Remember when I was building my breakfast bar and I built the one bar stool so I had something to sit on, but I said I really wanted to buy some that look better?  Well, while stalking  browsing at the Salvation Army today I saw a set of three barstools for $35.  Do you know what a great deal that is?!  I'm am so excited!  I really do need to start staying home though, because I really couldn't afford the $35 but I knew I would never run into this again in a million years.  I won't be able to eat for the next three weeks but I got my bar stools.  A quick little cushion recovering and they'll be perfect!

I recovered one seat.  Which do you like better?  The brown microfiber or the pretty blue?  Please tell me what you think.

Update:  Team pretty blue wins. 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY Pallet Hall Table

This was just too easy.  The hardest part was getting the pallet apart, a task I'm getting tired of doing.  The first thing you need to do is determine what size you want.  I made mine 42"x12", to fit right in my entry way.  I built a basic frame for the table:

I used wood glue AND a Kreg (type) jig for connecting the corners:

This is the board in the tool to drill the holes.  You don't have to do this, you can just screw them together but I have this and wanted to use it.

Then just attach your legs, braces, and top.  This was so easy.  Then I dry brushed it for a very rustic look.

Isn't it cute?!  I love it.  I'd like to find a way to hide the lamp cords but for now it's okay.

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