Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Cookies for the fathers at church. Sugar cookie recipe here. Icing recipe here. I also used food color markers for the detail.

When you don't have the appropriate cookie cutter, you improvise. I sketched a template on some cardstock and cut with a butter knife. Probably should have made the end pointy like a real tie.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Play Kitchen Remodel

brand spankin' new Christmas morning 08
We have a cute little play kitchen that our girls got from Santa a couple of years ago. The girls decided one day to try and play with some real water and kinda made a big mess of the press board "back splash." I didn't care too much about it until we ended up moving it into the basement before we put our house on the market. I was a little worried people might think there was some kind of basement water leak that had cause the water marks on this thing. I decided to tile the back splash with some sheets of 1" glass tiles. I got two 12X12" sheets at Home Depot for under $5 each. The girls picked out the color. We decided to go with tile that worked okay with the pastel colors (I may eventually remodel the play kitchen a bit more, but for now we're good). I decided to prime the back since it was gross looking, the tiles ended up being opaque so it didn't matter. I stuck the tiles on with spray adhesive. Then I just grouted over it with some non sanded grout from the craft store. I also gave the formerly red wire basket a coat of silver spray paint to coordinate a little better.

I got a little pouch of non sanded grout for under $2 on clearance at Michaels.
sorry for the weird angle!

~The finished product~

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