Mar 22, 2013

Friday Finds

I love Fridays!  

Tonight, I'm cooking a big pot of pasta for my family, and we'll curl up on the sofa and watch a good video together. It's our favorite way to start the weekend. 

Along with Friday Finds, of course!

Eclectically Vintage
  Kelly from Eclectically Vintage shares a tutorial on her blog for making these pretty pink pom pom flowers. I bought tulips for the first time last weekend, and when I walked into my new craft room yesterday, they were all flopped over on the table. No wilting, no leaning, no warning - just flopped over! Kelly's flowers won't flop overDon't you just love the pink pom poms with the vintage blue ball jar?

My Repurposed Life
 Happily, the painted floors in my craft room are holding up better than the tulips, and so has this beautiful kitchen floor that was painted originally back in 2010, by Gail over at My Repurposed Life.  She recently refreshed the paint on these vinyl floors (yes, you heard me right, vinyl!) in two pretty shades of gray. Gail always inspires me to tackle jobs I would normally be too timid to try, like painting floors. She has such pluck and courage!  

The Bearded Family
  Isn't this the prettiest folding card table you've ever seen? Pair it with the folding metal chairs painted in sherbet colors here, and you have a party! Over at The Bearded Family blog, Mr. Bearded Family came up with this idea to cover a card table with a $4 T J Maxx table cloth on his own while Mrs. Bearded Family was out shopping. It only took him 2o minutes! If I walked into my house and saw that my husband had done this on his own, I would think I walked into the wrong house.  

Lake Girl Paints
 A while back, I found an old Ethan Allen dresser in a consignment shop that would have been perfect for the TV console I've been searching for, except that the pulls needed to be replaced and were wider than I'd ever seen available here in local stores. Thinking replacements might be hard to find, I passed the dresser up. Fast forward to me doing a head slap when I came upon these rope pulls made by Deb at Lake Girl Paints. They would have been perfect against the distressed white chalk paint I was planning. Deb shares a great tutorial for making these knobs and pulls out of rope.  

Craftberry Bush
 My family loves the taste of anything that resembles an Orange Creamsicle, so I knew as soon as I saw this smoothie on Pinterest, it would be a big hit. This healthy Mandarin Orange Cream Smoothie was made by Lucy at Craftberry Bush with fresh mandarin oranges and a few other healthy ingredients. Hop on over to Lucy's blog for the complete recipe. 

I think one of these yummy smoothies would be a great way to end this post, so I'm off to the kitchen.

I hope you have a wonderful first weekend of spring and a

Happy Friday! 



  1. Great Friday finds!! I like the color of that smoothie...yummy!

  2. Those pom pom flowers are adorable! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  3. great friday finds! Thanks for including my kitchen floor! :) Would you believe I still have 3 small spaces I still need to do? lol I'm such a procrastinator.

    hope you've had a great weekend!
    ps can't reply to me, i'm no-reply (maybe you knew?)

  4. GREAT finds! That card table is fantastic!!!
    Hope you all have a great week.

  5. Love your Friday finds Laurel... even when I'm looking on a Monday! xo

  6. I love all of these projects you have a good eye and it sounds like a great way to start the weekend!


  7. I like the rope handles. I am thinking or painting my mother's old cedar chest and the rope handles would look great.


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