Sunday, May 09, 2010

i wait all year for mother's day...

i had the best mothers day!

mother's day is a big deal around here.

my husband really goes out of his way to make it special.

i woke up to flowers and a freshly made smoothie.

we went to church, and when we came home my husband barbecued steaks, made rolls, and a salad.

(i have no clue he could do those things)

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a picture to prove it!

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i had this quick little project i have been wanting to do and i couldn't resist doing it.

i found this box at an antique store for $7.

i have seen these all over at antique stores.

i loved the writing on it, so i didn't want to cover it up completely but i wanted to add a little something to it.

here's what you do...

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take some paper doilies.

they sell them at the dollar store and at joann's.

take a glue stick and glue just around the edges of a doily and stick it to your box.

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get yourself a little helper that makes it take 10 times as long to do but a 100 times more fun.

warning: she may make you take a million pictures of her, with the brand new bean bag you made her wrapped in bubble packaging.

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then she'll take a million pictures of you holding her brand new beanbag not wrapped in bubble packaging.

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then take your box outside and spray paint it!

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when it's dry peal off your doilies.

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then take a little sand paper and rough up the edges to make it look worn.

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and there you have the cutest little doily box you have ever laid your eyes on!

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prepare yourselves for lots more items that have to do with doilies.

i am currently hooked on them!

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hope you all had a wonderful mother's day!



Ruthie said...

This is just way toooo cute - will have to look out for something similar over here in UK - glad you had a fab day!


Neumaisse said...

Hey Ruthie, I'm in the UK too! (Up north with the Geordies! Howay the lads! :D)

I love this idea! I may try it on my bookshelves!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Happy Mother's day your dinner looked yummmmmy! I love love love that box! I'm going to have to find me one and do that!!!! Very cool!

Ashley Ann said...

I am so happy for you and your awesome Mother's Day! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

That box is so super cute! Can't wait to see more doily projects!! :)

Megan Marie said...

LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

Joanne said...

I LOVE the box! I'll be linking to you in my week in review post Saturday - thanks for sharing!

RaeAnn said...

i love your blog and I love you and come visit.

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

That's a great idea. Love the lacey look versus the rustic look. Thanks for sharing.

TheNormanFive said...

I never thought about doing that with dollies. So clever! thanks

Love Stitched said...

Glad you had a fab mothers day! I love the new wood box! I gave you a trendy blog award over at LOVE STITCHED today! check it out :

thanks for being so inspirational!

Bessie said...

What a great husband that travis is. Aren't we lucky to have such great guys. Loved the antique box idea, i'll havet to give it a try.

Lydia Stewart said...

WOW Tanya- I was admittedly nervous at the beginning. I didn't actually envision you removing the Christmas doilies and I was honestly thinking "That looks terrible." Then I scrolled down and was humbled and silenced by your genius. How in the heck do you come up with things like that. Dang- I wish I lived close and some of that could rub off. Incredible! (Enough so that I had to make a comment. :)

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Very creative!

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Have a great day!

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Abby said...

Oh Tanya, Tanya, Tanya! I've been out of town for a while and have fallen behind in my blog reading. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I've immensely enjoyed getting caught up on this lovely little bloggy of yours today.
You sure do put a smile on my face!
Oh, and hey...CUTE KIDS! ;)

Larissa said...

LOVE it! That's it. 'Nuff said!

Okay, i will're awesome.

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Zoe said...

I was just blog stalking at different craft blogs and I started looking at yours and I thought, I totally know that guy (your husband). He served his mission on my ward years ago. I'm from Harrogate, England and my Mom is a total missionary lover so I'm sure your husband would remember her, her name is Sister Beryl Smith. It's a small world!!! Your craft etc, are so cute.

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I love that box!
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Lolo said...

Your Christmas star idea got me hooked on your blog! Now I cannot wait to check it every day. I have an award for you, head over to to receive it.

Faith Like Potatoes said...

love that box!!!!! ANd the antique window, I have looked high and low for them and cannot find any!

I would love to award you with

kanishk said...

I'm going to have to find me one and do that
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Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

This is amazing and now I must try it!! Thanks for sharing and for being such a super dooper crafty pants!

saffiertje said...

AWESOME!!!! This summer we will be in france and I will look for a great vintage box to make me one like this....

love Miranda

Bridget said...

Awesome, I can't wait to try it. Thanks!

prettybaby said...

i adore this idea. thanks! xx

Elle Bee said...

You inspired me with this beautiful idea!! I've redone an old children's chair that has been in my family for years and I think it came out so adorably, thanks to the doilies and your awesome idea and tips!! I'm posting it on my blog on Monday and included a reference your blog--I hope that's okay?