Author: laavenida36

Mimi’s Bedroom {Part ONE}

Hello Lovelies! I believe you know by now that  for the last few weeks I’ve been working having fun on putting together my little girl’s bedroom. I introduce to you Miss Mimi… { love the shoes…huge but way cute} Well she is the INSPIRATION behind the journey of transforming this dark black curio cabinet into the sweetest piece of furniture I have ever worked on… Here is a picture of the before…{so NOT Mimi} {How do you like my leg’s reflection on the glass?} The truth is that in my opinion this curio had a lot of character butmy Mimi’s opinion was different…...

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GIVEAWAY & Party Time!

  ………………………………………….. I am SO HAPPY to have with us here today Kristy  from SosoBella Design… You guys are going to be  as  happy and excited as me when you see her GIVEAWAY for us today! …………..♥…………  Hi I am Kristy, Welcome to SosoBella Designs! SoSoBella Designs was created so that I could share my creativity & personal love for jewelry with you. As both owner and designer, I take great effort to create hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry that has an elegant, yet organic feel. Each piece is designed and created by hand to give it that one-of-a-kind look....

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EXTRAORDINARY Guest: Upcycle Purse.

Hi Everyone!! I am Ashley from I am so excited to be over here at The 36th Avenue. I found Desirée’s blog not too long ago, and I have been searching through it non stop!! What drew me in was that awesome header of hers… I just love those colors 🙂 I started this blog at the beginning of the year to help promote my etsy store, but soon found that it was a great outlet for all types of creative things! I have been sewing and gluing like a crazy person : ) and ultimately I want to redecorate my entire house now, thanks to pinterest! I have two little ones Aubrey (my son) who is three and Addison (my daughter) who is one. They keep me busy busy and I love them so very much… and to top it all off, I am married to the most wonderful man ever! He is my best friend, and my family is truely my inspiration! I would love for you to hop on over to my blog, and get to know me a little better. I would love to meet you!! : ) The tutorial I am going to show you was originally submitted in the SYTYC contest during the Upcycle week, and I had so much fun making it! I don’t get to make a lot of stuff for myself. {The Tutorial}...

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SO CLEVER!

I was sitting here with my beautiful Sister in law Kristen, introducing her to the amazing world of Pinterest when I thought to share with you some great CLEVER ideas for the home… This is just awesome to me. I hate looking for lids all over the place. This is plain SMART!  picture source This utensil key holder is original, inexpensive and useful… Yes! picture source What about using pots for storing your silverware, easy, practical and cute! picture source This next one is ADORABLE… So clever! picture source My last one for the kitchen is this  Non-slip Dish Towel. I love this idea since my towels are almost all day on the floor because of Mimi… picture source Use a hanger to store all of your ribbon… Great idea! picture source Make a Framed Thread Holder to keep all your thread at hand and organized… It looks amazing too! picture source Contain your ribbon inside of a plastic basket… picture source …and your pins inside of a jars. picture source Keep your closet organized with peg board panels… BRILLIANT! picture source What about this great idea for keeping all the jewelry in one spot… picture source and this magnetic make-up board is just… FANTASTIC! picture source I love the idea of using pictures to personalize these storage bins… picture source And what I find to be SUPER SMART is this cabinet to...

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STICKER TIME {14}

Happy Weekend Everyone… I’ll be painting today and finishing a bunch of home projects, so I thought to share with you a few favorites from last week’s link party…   Here we go!   I am giving the….     to  Salvage Savvy  for her NOT SO STENCILED Tables… This project is brilliant a perfect example of thinking outside the box….     And also to Lookie What I did for transforming an ordinary bathroom cabinet….     into an EXTRAORDINARY beauty station… SO CLEVER!   ……………………..       I am giving the…   to one of my favorite blogger friends out there… my girl  Tausha from Sassy Style Redesign for her colorlicious room makeover…   It went from this…     …to THIS! {Make sure you visit her blog and look there for her Craft Room.  I love it!}       Another amazing colorful transformation came from Tres Chere. I ♥ this post, the story behind the desk is awesome… Thank you so much for sharing it!   ……………………………….   The…   goes to Chef in Training I have lost count of how many times I have featured Nikki but honestly, come on… could I really pass on this deliciousness…   Cinnamon Roll COOKIES people! COOKIES!   ……………………………………….     I am giving the…   to Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy  for her custom handmade knobs.   The tutorial is GREAT...

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Don’t PANIC!

A few weeks ago before we  moved from Oregon I made a Halloween Sign {using one of my vinyl stencils}  that I found just today unpacking some of the last boxes…     This is what the bottom of the sign says…     I never thought while I was making it that it would come back to me in such an appropriate time… So here are some of my thoughts….   If you are losing your mind… Don’t panic!   If your brain is not BIG enough to figure out WordPress… DON’T Panic! If you don’t REMEMBER what you did with your car keys  and your neighbor {thank you Heidi} has to take the kids to school for you… PLEASE DON’T PANIC!     If you are hungry right now and the Brownies have come alive… screaming at you : PLEASE eat me!   DON’T PANIC!       If those brownies are the same kind that you ate yesterday for lunch… Please try to forgive and forget… and DON’T PANIC! If you miss Barbecue Ribs but you still can’t see your own ribs after weeks of tribulation and great SACRIFICE… Please, please, PLEASE Don’t Panic!     If your feet are too tired… If you  feel that you can’t walk anymore… that the path is too narrow or perhaps the way too long… Trust me, keep walking love , don’t give up,...

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Sticker Time {13} Part 2

…. Here we go!   I am giving the…   to La Famille for her lovely happy mantel. I ad♥re the sign…        …to Homeroad for transforming an ordinary ladder into an EXTRAORDINARY Rustic Ladder Organizer.   Luv!      and also toDestination Craft. “Sometimes an image is worth more than 1000 words…” What a cute little thing!       …………………………….   The… to  My Li’l Pumpkin Patch for making this fun Starburst Bracelet… According to my Saydi: “No way! This is so cool!”     …and to Mami Made It ,  for transforming this Hen Coop into this super cute Playhouse.   ………………………………..   I am giving the… to Chef in Training. Just look at this picture… When you have the words easy, chocolate and cheesecake together I don’t think I need to say any more.   ……………………     The…    goes to Midwestern Sewing Girl for this FABULOUS makeover…   Here is a before picture…   and here is the after… Amazing JOB!     …………………………..    I am giving the…      toFancy Frugal Life for her Chalkboard Paint Organizing System… I really like the idea of using chalkboard for this, easy to erase for multiple purposes… Pretty smart!     ……………………..   The…   goes to Wildwood Creek for making this sad piece of forgotten furniture…     into this colorful master piece! BLUElicous!   ……………………………….   The….   goes to The Cellar...

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STICKER TIME {13}

There were so many awesome projects last week that I am having a Part One and a Part Two Sticker Time this week… Here we GO!     I am giving the…   to Jen  from Scissors and Spatulas for this amazing Memo Board. There are so many elements that I love about it… the choice of fabric, the chicken wire, the distressed white frame and the sweet fabric embellishments make this project…. EXTRAORDINARY. Jen YOU DID IT AGAIN! I am such a fan of your work…♥ …………………………………………………… I am giving the… toMea and Jilly for this beautiful lamp.I’ve seen lately a ton of lamp makeovers… but this one WOW me. I can’t wait to follow the great tutorial that Jilly {what a cute name} made. The handwork is exquisite… ……………………………………….. The… goes to Fine and Handy for their pinkalicious sofa. You ladies made magic happen in this makeover: They painted the fabric…. {Yes… you girls got TWO stickers!} When I saw the before pictures my jaw dropped. The colors choice is delicious…. I am jealous. Go visit  to see how this beauty used to look…   …Wait! How cute are those pillows… ………………………………………………………… I am giving the…  to Julia from 551 East Design. There is nothing that Julia has made that I don’t like. This drawer chest is just divine. I am so glad that she chose the gray color for the base and the very rustic distressed...

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Time to PARTY! {14}

 …We will be having STICKER time Friday and Saturday this week. My house looks like a tornado went just by… I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO MOVE AGAIN!   This week the party starts way early… just in case I get lost between the mess 😉   NOW  IT IS TIME TO SHARE  YOUR AWESOMENESS!   You know what to do… If you made it share it!  PLEASE Button upand let others know that they can party here!     Have fun and inspire me to create a new STICKER 😉 <center><a href=”http://www.thirtysixthavenue.com/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”36th Avenue” src=” http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae80/desireecampbell05/36thawesome.png”/></a></center>   Before YOU go CHECK OUT the new monthly PARTY… SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BLOG?...

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Pallet Wood Stenciled Table.

Hello! My name is Heather and I write a DIY blog called Inspire Me Heather. I link up great projects with ideas and inspiration from other bloggers. Lately I’ve been busy with my own projects and making this DIY Pallet Wood Table. I was inspired by this one, from the cover of Western Living magazine, it’s free out here on the West Coast of Canada. I’m not sure if theirs was made from a pallet or not – works for me though! Here is how I made mine!     TUTORIAL   Let’s get started! We find the bigger pallets for wider planks and chunkier legs. After dismantling your pallet we give it a really good clean. We use bleach and water – you don’t know where it’s been and what it was used for.     We found with our inside table that the wood shrank so now we put our wood indoors for about a week. Then we cut the wood to size and gave it a rough sand. I just used our existing coffee table for size.  We like this look for joining the sides and legs – my hubby does this for me, he’s awesome! The screws are on the inside and they aren’t seen.     I fill in any nail holes on the outside from the pallet now.  Those boards are just resting on the top for now. They get screwed in from...

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