April Fool

April Fool

Did you pull any fun April Fool’s jokes today? I tried. I set my husband’s alarm clock an hour ahead and then hid all of his right shoes. I thought he’d wake up early and then spend forever looking for his shoe, but what actually happened is he woke up early, noticed that it was still dark out, reset his alarm clock and went back to sleep. Then I had to tell him where I had stashed all his shoes so he wouldn’t be late for work. Then I was like …”April Fool’s!” And he was like, “Yeah. Good one.” Laaame.

So I wanted some zany projects for you for April Fool’s day, but I didn’t have any. I’m failing all around. So here are some bright, colorful, cheerful ones instead!

What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled? I need some ideas!

Ok, here’s a colorlicious chair from Miki at All Nice Things (which is what Google Translate told me to call it, it’s in Hebrew). It was part of a total room redo as you will see below! Click on over to see the whole wall treatment that’s only peeking through in these pics.

These bright lights are brought to you today by Nikki from Nikki’s Nacs, and everybody’s BFF, spraypaint! Red chandelier can be found HERE.

Katie at Craptastic made over this boring side table with a little pink and argyle. Hmmm, Pink and Argyle…I think I just christened an Etsy shop!

Here’s another lamp ya’ll! Lamp redos are the best because they can literally be knocked out in 20 minutes. Not that I know, I’ve had two lamps waiting in my garage for a makeover for over 10 months.Β Rachel’s lamp is especially special, since it came from her granny. Keeping it in the family, I like it! See on her website RachelHampton.com

Katie’s chairs were sturdy and style-less. With a blog called Katie and Her Amazing Technicolor Dream Life, that just wasn’t going to cut it. But now they are ready for action! Or a fiesta! Ole!

Ellen’s galvanized tub was having an identity crisis. “What am I doing here? I feel so empty inside, like my life is one great void! What is my purpose???” Problem solved. Check it out on her blog Building our Nest.

Have a great weekend friends! Thanks as always for reading and commenting and being all around awesome!

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  1. April 1, 2011 / 9:20 PM

    That’s hilarious! Sounds like how my attempt at an April Fool’s would go. I once hid in the closet for almost 30 minutes to scare the hubby.. he walked right up to the door and told me to come to bed and walked away. Oh well! Thanks so much for the feature!!! I love all these bright makeovers!

  2. April 1, 2011 / 9:20 PM

    I pulled an AWESOME April Fool’s prank this year! I got everyone on my blog and on facebook. Check it out here:

  3. April 1, 2011 / 10:25 PM

    Great before and afters as usual!!!!

  4. April 1, 2011 / 10:49 PM

    I’ve been pranking my family all day. I don’t do means ones, but silly things.

    For example, I tapped newspapers over my DD’s door, so that when she got up this morning she had to burst through the paper to get out. *lol*

    Other things I did: tied shoes together; stuffed socks in the toes; gave my DS a maze that couldn’t be solved; put floating messages in the toilet (I keep adding news ones as the day goes along); and I’m planning on making a “fake” dinner (candy that looks like dinner. Dinner that looks like dessert) but I haven’t made it to the grocery yet and it’s already 6pm. Ooops…guess that jokes on me. *lol*

    You can see the collect of ideas that I like at my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/photojenics/april-fool-s/

  5. April 2, 2011 / 12:08 AM

    Wow, I love your after colors, really lively and happy looking.

  6. April 2, 2011 / 12:12 AM

    Taking the batteries out of the TV remote is an oldy. For extra oomph, stash all the AA or AAA batteries in one place, then replace the batteries in the remote with a treasure map leading to this location.
    Or change the presets on a car radio, so instead of tuning into the morning traffic report, they get a kind of music they would never listen to.

  7. April 2, 2011 / 12:26 AM

    Love these bright colorful ones!

    Today we had koolaid in the shower head and toilet bowl, salt on the toothbrushes, “forgetting” breakfast (telling the kids it was time to go, listening to the whining about them not having time to eat, all the while heading out for their favorite breakfast sandwiches) Then this evening I am telling them they can just eat cupcakes for dinner, which is actually meatloaf baked in cupcake tins with mashed potato frosting. πŸ™‚ (Oh, and the toothpaste oreo trick for dessert.

    The best one I’ve done was convince my parents that I was engaged when I was 18 and away at college. Today I posted a positive pregnancy test on FB, and there were quite a few that actually fell for it! Nice! I love April Fools- until it’s time for the retaliation. πŸ™‚

  8. April 2, 2011 / 12:48 AM

    I forgot it was April first!
    I LOVE this blog !!!!
    the before/after gives me hop that my junkie junk does have hope afterall!
    thanks so much for the inspiration πŸ™‚

    What can I re-do ???????
    My husband?

    Pop by sometime!
    We’d be great friends.
    I love a good DIY!


  9. April 2, 2011 / 5:51 AM

    My favorite was YOURS when you lined the inside of the toilet seat with those little snap popper things. Waiting for Matt to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and when he sat down and those poppers went off and he dove to the floor and screamed that he had been shot! I’m surprised he didn’t have a heart attack!!! You are seriously a nut!!

  10. April 2, 2011 / 6:00 AM

    LOL! Sorry your April Fools joke back fired.

    I got my husband good with heaps of sugar in his coffee and newspaper stuffed in the front of his shoes.

    P.S. Love the Fire Wood bucket makeover.

  11. April 2, 2011 / 11:07 PM

    Well, I posted this on my blog yesterday for April Fool’s:

    But, my best prank was back when Coca Cola had the pop top contest. I got a graphics artist friend to help me create a perfect match that declared the drinker a million dollar winner… and brought it to work, set it out when teaching a training class in the conference room… there was such excitement and chaos that no one could hear me trying to say it’s a joke. Everyone from the company ended up in the room, including the owners… ah, man, good times.

    You have tons of great stuff on here today! LOVE the bright pink chair and red chandelier! Fabulous!

  12. April 2, 2011 / 11:10 PM

    Wow, good laugh! Loved yours even if hubby didn’t go for it. Some of these other people are hilarious – great ideas guys!

  13. April 3, 2011 / 4:20 AM

    oooo I like the pics you posted! Okay, best prank ever pulled on me was by my father. We cooked sloppy joes for dinner and we were all about to take a bite when my dad took one and said “wait!” we all stopped and he lifted up his bun and we saw a bunch of maggot looking bugs!!!!!!!! I freaked out! Later he told me you can purchased BBQ bugs from mexico and it’s okay to eat them. Oh my gosh I am hurling thinking about it right now. Ha, that was a good one.

  14. April 3, 2011 / 7:25 PM

    Thanks for the feature, Lindsey!

    The best April Fool’s I pulled on my husband was a few years ago. He is one of those put everything in exactly the same spot, every single time, does everything in the same order kind of people. While he was in the shower I swapped everything in the bathroom drawers around. I put all of his stuff in my drawer and all of my stuff in his drawer. Then I went our bedroom and did the same with the underwear drawers. I got him good.

    Those red chairs are great!

  15. April 4, 2011 / 2:32 PM

    So many creative projects…They all turned out beautifully! πŸ™‚

    Oh and I suck at April Fools too…

  16. April 5, 2011 / 6:10 AM

    I need, definetly, to find a chandelier! the red redo is great!

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