Disney’s Mickey Lego Table Makeover

Hey everyone! It’s been awhile since I have been here! I have missed you all and your sweet comments! I have several projects I have completed, but just haven’t sat down to post them. It’s hot this weekend though, so I thought this was a perfect time!
I bought this child’s Lego table a while ago at a garage sale and had it in my classroom, The paint was getting pretty worn, so I finally brought it home and gave it a makeover. I guess I have been missing Disney, because I have done a couple of Disney projects including this one!
I started out by sanding the chairs a bit. The paint was glossy, so I knew it would need some sanding. I used 120 grit paper and sanded by hand so I could get into all the crevices.
Once the chair was sanded, I painted 2 coats of Kilz Primer. I probably should have done 3 coats! The blue just wanted to keep seeping through. After the primer was dry, I painted 2-3 more coats of semi-gloss white paint.
Once the paint had dried, I wanted to add a Mickey Mouse head shape onto the chair seat. I printed out a Mickey head silhouette onto cardstock paper, cut out the shape and then used it as a stencil. I used a small brush to paint blue inside the stencil. I painted a couple of coats of blue.
Next, I did the same on the table, but this time I DID paint 3 coats of primer. It made covering the red much easier.
I wanted to protect the pieces better so the paint wouldn’t wear off so easily, so I brushed on 2 coats of Minwax Polyurethane on all the pieces.
I didn’t take pictures, but I also painted a small Mickey head on each side of the table using the same technique as above.
I really like the color scheme for this table and chairs! The kids at school loved playing with Lego’s and it was one of the activities I enjoyed doing with them.
Of course, the Disney and Mickey theme is perfect for our family and the turquoise and white colors are perfect for my home!
I even managed to make a pretty good ‘D’ out of the Lego’s I had!
I hope you enjoyed this makeover! I would love to hear your comments! I would also love it if you would pin the image below!

Here are some other Disney posts you might enjoy!

Tomorrowland Graduation Party
Minnie Mouse Ornament
Disney Tips and Tricks

Springtime Concrete Painted Planter

How is everybody holding up? Going stir crazy or getting things done around the house? I hope everybody is well. We are still doing good over here on this end!  Is it springtime in your neck of the woods? We have had some absolutely beautiful weather here! We had some much needed rain this weekend and now back to sunshine again. This type of weather makes me want to get outside and enjoy it. It also makes me want to start planting again. I love the look of freshly dug up dirt and the wonderful flowers and plants put in the ground.

I posted this several years ago and it always seems to be popular. So, I figured this would be a good project to keep you busy!

I decided to make a new small planter for my front porch. Well, actually two of them-one with my address and one with a fun graphic flower. I found these over at Lowes.com/LCI-concreteplanter. I am not affiliated with Lowes, just thought this was a fun project for spring.

I started out with 2 of the concrete blocks and a can of Rustoleum Mulitcolor Textured Spray Paint. I used a color that was very close to the color of the block. This will help seal the concrete so the other color won’t leak through when you spray your design. I first cleaned off the block with a wire bristled brush and then wiped away the dust.

Concrete painted planter

I sprayed the whole block with the spray paint. Here is the right side painted and the left is not. You can see how closely they match. Perfect!

concrete painted planter textured paint

Have you ever heard of a Xyron Sticker Maker? I use the refills for my scrapbooking. It is perfect for all the little letters I cut out on my Cricut. Just run the letters through it and then place them on your page. I thought I would give it a try for this too.I printed out the design-you could use your Cricut or find a design you like online-cut it out and then ran each piece through the Xyron.

concrete painted planter xyron

Once each piece had the sticky stuff on the back , I placed it on the concrete block.

concrete painted planter stencil

Then I spray painted over the whole thing. I painted all the sides too. I did have to keep pushing down my pieces to make sure the paint didn’t get underneath, but they did okay. I used 2 coats of paint.

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On my second block, I decided to put my address numbers. I painted the whole block with the textured paint and then laid out some stenciled numbers. I covered the rest of the block with paper so the paint wouldn’t cover the rest of the block.

concrete painted planter number stencil

Then paint!

concrete painted planter numbers lagoon spray paint

I sprayed some sealer over the whole thing since it will be sitting out on my porch.

concrete painted planter flower stencil

This one looked a little plain, so I did add a blue stripe along the top and the bottom.

concrete painted planter address number

I added some succulents and placed them on my front porch. I left the plants in the pots for now, until I can figure out a way to keep the water from all draining out.

concrete painted planter front porch

concrete planter stencil succulents

concrete planter painted address

3 years later and I still have these blocks and they look great! I would love to see what designs you come up with!

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Easy Easter Goody Bags to DIY

Good morning! I hope everyone is doing well. I’m not sure what our Easter is going to look like this year, but I still wanted to give my kids a little bag of goodies even though they are adults. I think they like it too! I made these cute little bags for them this year.

Items you need:

  • small paper bag
  • ribbon
  • stencil or shape to trace
  • clear cellophane
  • ribbon
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • tags for names
  • candy!

Polka Dot Easter Treat Bags

I used a cookie cutter for my shape. I liked this bunny shape. I centered it where I wanted it to be on the bag and traced around it with the pencil.

Polka Dot Easter Bag bunny cookie cutter

Once I had the tracing, I carefully cut it out with my scissors.

Polka Dot Easter Bag traced bunny

I placed a piece of blue paper behind it so you could see the shape.

Polka dot Easter bag Bunny Cut out

I cut out a square of clear cellophane, large enough to cover the whole design. I taped it to the inside of the bag. This will keep the candy from falling out!

Polka Dot Easter Bag with Cellophane

I punched two holes in the top of the bag, through both sides of the bag, so I could tie the bag closed with a ribbon.

Polka Dot Easter Bag hole punch

I always give my kids a chocolate bunny, so that when in the bag first, and then I added some other smaller candies to fill the bag.

Polka Dot Easter Bag Cellophane bunny green dots

I had these circle key rings and the letters in my stash, so I joined the two together. I made a hole in the cardboard letter so I could add it to the key ring.

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Once the bag was full, I tied the top closed and added the initial key ring.

Polka Dot Easter Bag Ribbon Candy

I think they turned out pretty cute! Perfect for kids, both small and grown up!

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I know my kids will enjoy getting them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Polka Dot Easter Bag Candy chocolate bunny

This was a fun project to put together and fun to give to the kids! I hope you have a happy spring and Easter!

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Scrabble Tile Wood Sign

Good morning! I hope you are all doing fine wherever you are. I am doing good on this end.  We had a  nice sunny weekend and I wish this weather was here to stay, but we have more rain in the forecast this week. I posted this project before, but figured this was perfect for another spring and for using up some of the stuff I have at home.

I still have  quite a few pieces of this painted wood and I found some scrabble-like letters in my scrap-booking stash, so I decided to put them together. I came up with some spring-like words and tried to keep them about the same length, but some are longer than others. I started by laying them out on the board.scrabble-letter-spring-sign

I figured out I would need 3 inches between the bottom of one line of letters and the top of the next. I used a ruler and drew lines across so I would know where to line up the letters.

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I added a line of glue just below the pencil line and started gluing on letters, making sure they were centered. I didn’t measure for the center, I just eyeballed it, but you can certainly do that.

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total aside: I did change the spelling of blossoms!

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I had some blank spots where I had to fill in, so I found some cute spring flowers from my scrap-booking stash too and after playing with it for a bit, found the right combinations. I ended up using only the yellow and pink.

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I love how it turned out! It’s the perfect touch for my entryway.

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I added a spring banner, some cute little eggs in a nest and a bird in a lantern.

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I’ve been using this sign for a couple of years now, and I still love it!

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Have you been having lovely spring weather too or are you still buried in snow? I hope you all have sunshine!! Thank you for stopping by today!

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