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IKEA duktig kitchen hack


So I've had this kitchen set over a year now that I scored at the thrift store for $8. It was in rough condition but I knew it was something that could be fixed. And now I finally did it! I love the end result. And the total spent on it was only $12 which was for the beautiful wrapping paper I bought from Rifle Paper Co. All other materials I had from previous projects. 

Here's a list of what I used 
Krylon glitter blast
Krylon Gold Metallic Spray paint 
Kilz primer/sealer/stainblocker
Glidden paint in color Salmon 
Modge Podge 
Foam brush
Paint roller  
Elmers Foam Board 

Step 1: Cleaned it all up and removed the white doors and handles. 
Step 2: To avoid sanding the whole thing I gave it two coats of Kilz primer. It did have some water damage that I fixed by sanding it. 
Step 3: Apply desired paint with foam roller and small brush for small areas. I gave it two coats
Step 4: Final step is to seal it. I used polycrylic after 24 hours of applying paint. 

Handles/Sink and Stove
These were spray painted with metallic gold paint and then sprayed with glitter blast. After completely drying I also sealed it with polycrylic. 

Backsplash 
I wanted to work with what I had, so I used foam board for the back. Which initially I was going to buy some plywood but since that piece is towards the wall I figured it would be ok with the foam board (fingers crossed) I used these beautiful wrapping sheets from Rifle Paper Co 
This was an easy proccess, Just apply with mod podge (check this tutorial if first time using it) I nailed it to the back so it's nice and sturdy. 
And that's it.
After








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DIY table runner


We have been wanting a new dinning table for some time now. The previous one I had was not taken care of (too many painting projects on it) so it was time for an upgrade. My dad works for a furniture company that distributes furniture all over the U.S so he got the hook up on our new beautiful table. I knew I wanted a nice simple table runner so I made it using thick muslin fabric.

Supplies used
3 yards muslin fabric $7.99 yard (used 50% off coupon)
scissors
sewing machine


This was really easy to make. Simply was fabric, cut desired length, iron, sew the hem and DONE.






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play date

Finally getting around to blogging about our play date. A few weeks ago I met a long time instagram/facebook friend. We've been online friends since meeting through the baby bump app back in 2011 when we were expecting our April babies. And we finally got to meet Pamela and her beautiful daughter Kora while they visited San Diego. I had met other baby bump mommies when I lived in NJ so it wasn't totally weird this time lol. The kids had a blast and enjoyed having a play date very much. Although Sophia did cry when it was time to leave, she loves hanging out with her "pals" as she calls it. lol And of course little Aiden had a blast too.















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