Cheetos, Peacocks, and More!

Cheetos, Peacocks, and More!
Well, this has been one crazy week at Casa de Allen. We’ve had a ton of out-of-town family staying with us because my little brother Spencer and fiancé Candice got married yesterday!  You want to see a picture?  OK:

  Aren’t they adorable?

So before we head up the mountain for their reception this weekend, I will leave you with a few fun and easy makeovers.  I often hear from renters and apartment dwellers who are bummed because they can’t paint or don’t have a ton of room to redo some great big item of furniture.  I hear you! These projects are small and simple, and perfect for adding a little makeover magic to any home.  You should all makeover something today!
Like Leigh Anne at The Butlers, who made over a picture frame and some … Cheeto cans.  Ha!  Cheeto cans!  They are fabulous.  I love them and wouldn’t even care if they made my pencils smell like manufactured cheese.  Actually, I’d call that a bonus feature.

Pepper at Salt and Pepper Makers couldn’t pass up this little jewelry box she found at a thrift store, and took more time and care in redoing it than I have probably spent on any item of furniture in my life.  Seriously, go read her step-by-step.  Turned out beautifully.

Erin shows us that inspiration is a crafty muse and can strike at any time. Maybe even in the form of a West Elm peacock soap-dish.  So don’t question inspiration.  High-five inspiration and go paint that soap-dish peacock anywhere you want.  Like Erin did, inside this big hexagonal tray for her ottoman.  See more at His and Hers.

If you are a chronic maker-over-er, a do-it-yourself diva, a recurrent rehabber, then someday you will reach a certain point in life.  A point when people automatically think of you when thy find junk next to the dumpster.  They will drag it to your house and deliver it to you with great joy, excited to see what you will dream up.
Ashley at Domestic Imperfection has reached this point, and recently received this old mirror frame.  She surely didn’t want to disappoint the friend who lugged it in from the curb for her, so she turned half of it into a sweet little chalkboard that looks so pretty against the white wall.  And see what she did with the other half HERE.  So cool!

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  1. September 21, 2012 / 8:00 PM

    Hey thanks so much for featuring my little jewellery box! Love the chalkboard and what she did with the rest of the mirror. Seriously people, go look. 🙂 It’s pretty cool!

    Now I want a can of Cheetos too…

  2. September 21, 2012 / 9:06 PM

    What a beautiful wedding picture!

    Love ALL the afters! I think I have a mirror in my basement that looks like the one in Erin’s bathroom. My husband discovered it in a crawlspace. I’ll have to give it a redo!

  3. September 21, 2012 / 11:25 PM

    congrats to you brother and his beautiful bride! enjoy the wedding festivities!

  4. September 22, 2012 / 1:27 AM

    Congratulations to your whole family!!!

  5. September 22, 2012 / 12:01 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing my tray! All of the projects are great. 🙂

  6. Anonymous
    September 25, 2012 / 6:38 PM

    Hi , just found your blog. Is that one of the temples your brother was married in.
    Brenda in the Boro

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