>Potato Bag Shirt Transformation

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 Picked up this lovely/huge/baggy shirt at the “Mother of Multiples” sale for $1.00. I even have a 27 week baby bump hidden under there.
Not very cute but I liked the fabric and was hoping I could do something with it.
I haven’t tackled too may clothing projects so it took me longer than I thought. I seriously had to look up how to put a dart in clothing.  Yes-I’m an amateur at this stuff. Anyway- here’s what I ended up doing to make this shirt a bit more wearable. 
And the backside…
 Turned out pretty cute!
I imagine this will be good for the Spring weather just around the corner.
 I also like that it doesn’t scream, “I’m pregnant, look at my belly!”

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Make Your Own Maternity Clothes

Picked up this lovely/huge/baggy shirt at the “Mother of Multiples” sale for $1.00. I even have a 27 week baby bump hidden under there.
Not very cute but I liked the fabric and was hoping I could do something with it.
I haven’t tackled too may clothing projects so it took me longer than I thought. I seriously had to look up how to put a dart in clothing.  Yes-I’m an amateur at this stuff. Anyway- here’s what I ended up doing to make this shirt a bit more wearable.
And the backside…
Turned out pretty cute!
I imagine this will be good for the Spring weather just around the corner.
I also like that it doesn’t scream, “I’m pregnant, look at my belly!”

>Changing Table is Done

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You’ve probably seen the changing table makeover a few times but I realized that I never made an official before and after post about it.

 In case you forgot, I scored this dresser on Craig’s List for $40.00. It started out like this…
Then looked like this…

 Then started to look like this…
 And turned out like this!!
 I lined the drawers with fun scrapbook paper. To see details on how I did it, visit this post.
I love love love the way it turned out. 

>Dinky Dresser Do-Over

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Snagged this little guy at an estate sale for $20 last weekend!
It doesn’t have a great first impression, does it? 
 
I thought the size and shape of it was awesome. 
I can see why it only cost $20 though. 🙂
 
 To start its makeover, I gave it a major sanding. I should have taken off the handles before that but I was kind of in a rush and sanded around them.
 
I swung by Lowes and picked up two samples of a green paint I liked. (Sorry, didn’t write down the name of the color). This was MORE than enough for two coats. AND they are only around $2.50 each!
 
 Here’s my little beauty after one coat of paint.
 
After another coat and letting it dry for a few hours, I used my good ol’ glazing technique. I explained it in my $8.00 chair makeover if you want more explanation.
 
 Basically, I wiped on the glaze, let it settle into all the nooks and crannies and then wiped off all the extra I didn’t want on the piece of furniture.
See how those cracks are accented a bit more now? I’m a big fan of glazing furniture with character.  
 Since the dresser already had tons of, shall we call it, “character” I decided not to fight it and just go with it. With that in mind, I sanded down the edges to give it a worn/aged look.
 
 Another creative touch I did to this piece was add fabric drawer liners. This was super easy. 
I measured out the bottom of each drawer. I then cut 5 pieces of this fabric and simply adhered to the bottom of the drawer using this spray adhesive. 
  
It was SO much easier than Mod Podging. I wish I would have done it with our changing table
 As you can see, by this point I had put the knobs back on.
I had planned on getting new knobs but since I was going with a worn/aged look I realized that the original ones looked great on it. (And they were free!)
 It goes perfectly by our front door AND has storage for all of our winter gear that has been previously shoved in the closet.

>Mirror Transformation X 2

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 So here’s the story on this mirror.
It was originally my grandma’s mirror that was close to being thrown out before I snatched it up a few years ago. It’s traveled around with me from apartment to apartment. Its original color is this faded gold that I wasn’t crazy about.
 A while back, I gave it a makeover and used it in our guest bathroom. I was never crazy about it there but didn’t want to fork over the money to get a different mirror.
 Well, I did some swapping around and found a replacement mirror for the bathroom, leaving this little beauty in need of another makeover-especially if it is going to be used in the nursery.
 I taped up the edges and covered the mirror with a trash bag so I wouldn’t get spray paint on it.
 With a little TLC, some aqua spray paint (which I already had on hand) and few hours later, it looked like this!
Doesn’t it look great above the changing table?!
 A little close up on the details.
 The nursery is slowly coming together! (Notice how Sophie has taken a liking to the glider…)

>Changing Table Progress Cont.

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 My changing table is coming along quite nicely. 
Yesterday I lined the drawers with some fun scrapbook paper.
 I scoured through my existing supply of paper and picked these bad boys out.
 Unfortunately, the paper wasn’t big enough to reach all the way to the back of the drawer. So… I did a little improvising. I simply cut some thick white paper about an inch long and mod podged it to the back.
 After that dried, I proceeded to mod podge the rest of the scrapbook paper down. I like to use a sponge brush that I can just throw away after a big project like this.
 After I coated the drawer, I laid the paper that I previously measured to fit the drawer. I then painted another light coat of mod podge over the top. (See how that white strip in the back helps fill the gap?)
 Do that times 6 and you get this!
 I also did a little knob shopping today at Hobby Lobby- Thank you in-laws for the gift card!
(Not sure why this picture is making the dresser look smudgy and gross)
 Aren’t they cute! I figured they were perfect for a nursery and gender neutral too. Well… maybe they are a little “boyish.” My unconscious might be speaking through my decorating choices- who knows.
Here’s a reminder of where we started:

And where we are currently at:

I still have to install the handles to the other drawers and have Austin apply a coat of polyurethane to the wood. Other than that though, this changing table is pretty close to done!