Sunday, October 27, 2013

Upcycled Child's Costume into a Pawchild's Costume

It's not secret that I love torturing dressing up Hank whenever I have an appropriate excuse to. :)

In 2010 he was a bunch of grapes
Look at his expression!!

Last year he was a leopard (used a thrift store leopard tank). He has also been a lady bug and rock star on various Halloweens. This year he is going as a dinosaur!

I found this Children's Place costume at t local thrift store, cut out the belly section , used the scraps to make a tie across the chest, and snipped off the back feet to use as "socks" for this back legs.
As you can tell, he is thrilled with the results :)

This dog brings me so much joy xoxoxox

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Revamp a Thrift Store Painting

I found this oil painting at a local thrift store for $3. I was drawn to its size and misty fog over the water. I knew it would be perfect for a painting revamp that I had in mind.

After finding this perfect (and cheap) painting, all I had to do was add an appropriate quote over top the painting in white craft paint.

I just free-handed the quote, so this project took all of 5 minutes to do :) I love how it turned out! It reminds me to be thankful for and frequently visit the beautiful mountains we have here in East Tennessee.