Kallie Jade Designs: Latest Projects

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My cousin requested a Saints and LSU wreath! She asked “if that’s possible?” when she texted me. Oh yes mam! She said I could create whatever I wanted, and this was the result!! I love it! I would keep it myself but I think my husband would toss it in the trash! He’s an Aggies fan!

The base of the wreath came from hobby lobby (wire base, burlap ribbon, chevron burlap ribbon)

The trinkets came from one of Westlake’s local gift shops! They only had LSU footballs so I transformed one into a saints polkadot football.

The small fleur de lis came from a local restoration store called Eighty-One. I used my silhouette Cameo to apply “Saints” in black.

I love it!

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I REALLY wish I had a before and after picture. This was the last “cluttered” room in our house. Of course I needed a project to do while school was out for break. Our washer and dryer are located opposite this area.

My husband and father in law are quite handy. They followed my vision perfectly with the help of a few Houzz pictures for inspiration!

We already had the media stand, which we had our TV on in the living room. It works great as a bench!

Bead board and a few shelves! We were all set!

The hooks came from Hobby Lobby.

The color I used to paint everything is “panda white”.

Now time to hit the books!

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Kitchen Under Construction

Our newest project:: our kitchen!

We have decided to paint our cabinets, replace our countertops, new cabinet hardware, and new light fixtures!

This is our kitchen that needs some lovin

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My plan is to paint them off white and antique them. Bronze hardware with cup drawer pulls have been ordered. We will not be sanding them. I am trying a product called paso. It will be a lot of work but I think it will be worth it!!

This is the countertop I think we are going to purchase:

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I’m excited!!!

Christmas is going to sneak up on us! I have been working on a wreath

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I have started a gift list also! I think I’m going to do 12 days of Christmas for the Hubbs. I’ll do a separate post for those goodies!

We are doing white elephant for both of our families this year. Any ideas on $20-$40 gifts?!

Not only is it holiday time- We have several weddings and showers in October, November, January, and February!!! Wedding season year round these days!

Lots of fun shower planning to be done for my cousin and one of my best friends! I love that kind of stuff (:

Hope y’all are having a fabulous day!!

Love,
Kallie Jade

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DIY jute and mason jar vase

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Fresh cut flowers from our garden

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I decided to make this simple “vase” with items I had around the house

Supplies:
Mason jar
Jute
Flowers

All I did was wrap the jute around the jar! I tried to make it neat and uniform at first. But I ditched that idea and began wrapping it in a random fashion. Love it!

I ended up giving this one to my mother in law :) looks like ill be making another one for me! I plan to place it on this shelf :

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So cute to hang by our back door for keys, scarves, and dog leash! I saw on etsy that they drilled a circular hole to hold mason jar in place. I plan to get Ryan to do a little handy work for me! :)

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A few of the bulbs are finally blooming!! :)

Hope you are having a great week so far! I’m ready for a road trip with my parents this weekend! Where are you Friday??

Love,
Kallie jade

Bathroom Makeover!

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Before and after!

This is my bathroom in the house and I absolutely love it now! We did quite a bit of work on it!

First phase: demolition!

The boys took out the old cabinets, beautiful pink toilet, large medicine cabinet mirror, paneling, and light fixture.

Second phase: painting and installation

The boys (Ryan & father in law) hung the sheet rock and all of that fun stuff. I don’t have details on this process.

My husband and I painted the bathroom “latte”. I think it’s a Benjamin Moore color. ($30)

Next my main squeeze put down vinyl tile with adhesive glue. We used the brand nafco for our tile. I forgot the exact pricing per square foot. I want to say $36 a box.

Now it’s time for installing the toilet and vanity!

We bought thus vanity and granite combo from surplus wear house. ($500) I love the antique white with the dark granite! (You may have noticed our cabinet hardware is missing… It’s waiting to be installed!)

My husband thought this toilet was neat because it could flush 21 golf balls. men…. I thought it was neat because it was not pink! ;)

They hung the light fixture! Much, much better!

My father in law has done electrical work in the past. They installed two outlets for me. Thank goodness! There was not a single one before the project! My hair is happy ;)

Finally the baseboards were put in place! ($25)

Third Phase: Finishing Touches

Now, this is my area!

I’m a huge Marshall’s and target fan. My little sister loves to go to garage sales and I like to go with her sometimes!

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Top right: towel holder- hobby lobby $6.99 (50% off), hand towel- Marshall’s 3.99, repurposed plate and utensil stand- garage sale $5.00 (my favorite item), two white plates for stand, Marshall’s $1 each, large mirror- Marshall’s $40.00

Bottom right: white ceramic box- Marshall’s $5.99, hydrangea silk arrangement- Kirkland’s $12.00, aveeno lotion- Walmart $8

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Different angle

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Top right: espresso shelves set of two with brackets- target $25.00, 3 picture frames spray painted cream- garage sale $0.10 each, green vase- garage sale $2.50, white hand towels- had on hand, bird of paradise circle e candle- gift, ceramic jar- Marshall’s $5.99

It really wasn’t too bad! I am soooo happy with the results! We did not do anything with our pink bath tub yet…. That’s still in the works. The shower curtain covers it nicely (Marshall’s-$14.99)

Hope you enjoyed! Have fun with your projects!! :)

BLOOM

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Pretty purple agapanthus! I love these neat flowers!

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And BOOM

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I was worried about our hibiscus… I went to town and chopped them off in February. They were getting too big! Glad they grew back nice and full :)

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Still waiting for the bulbs to start blooming :/

My husband has a lawn service he does as a side job. He consulted me for some landscape design expertise! Ha! We are going tonight to finish up the project! Ryan did a great job planting the pretty flowers and bushes. The clients are happy :)

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Stylus wanted to check out the flowers too!

Happy Thursday! I can hear the weekend calling! ;)

Kk’s High School Graduation

My little sister is graduating from high school! What?! Already? She is 6 years younger than me and completely opposite. I love her to death and I’m so proud of her! She will start college in the fall!

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Note the burlap “Congrats” banner! I made this last minute Saturday. I found a tutorial on Pinterest but I did not have enough burlap and I was running too low on time to go to the store. You can see how to make it {here}

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I was trying to come up with simple decorations for an outdoor party! I came across this idea on Pinterest & fell in love! It was super easy and entertaining for all of our guests!

I printed lots of pictures of my little sister. Captured moments from a couple months old to present! They were so cute and funny. I tried to have pictures of the guest in the pictures.

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I wrapped the posts and trees with twine then attached them with clothes pins! Can it get any easier?? It was quite windy but they stayed in place!

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We had a yummy crawfish boil with friends and family! Sweet tea and party punch- refreshing!

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Wine and beer also! I used a chalk board picture frame to write her graduation year. (An old frame- I painted the glass with chalkboard spray paint) I set out framed pictures of her beautiful senior photos also :)

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I made extra homemade soap and homemade scrub a few weeks ago! I set out a sign that stated “thanks for celebrating with us. Scrub up for summer! Please take a jar of homemade scrub or a bar of homemade soap”. You can see how to make the homemade soap {here}

It was a hit!

Also pictured above are pirouette “diplomas”

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I used these ingredients to make them. We cut the strips- we only wanted blue for the school colors! Simply tie one extreme air head string around the pirouette. Looks like a cute diploma. I forgot to get a cute picture of them!

Side note: do not leave outside in the heat. The humidity made them taste like cardboard. They were no longer crunchy! :/ yuck.

Mom and I were so proud of our graduation hat cupcakes! You can see how to make them {here}

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Everyone loved our graduation hat brownies also! :) see how to make them {here}

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We placed these cute graduation year stakes in the flower bed! I wanted to put them in a cute flower pot, but dad liked his idea better. Haha you can see how to make them {here}

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Of course my sister loved opening her gifts! I got her a monogrammed cup and monogrammed beach spiker for her senior beach trips! I had never seen the beach spikers. You put them in the sand and use it for your drinks or phone so they do not get sandy! Of course I put a little cash in her cute cup! I also got her a straw floppy hat! And this card:

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It was college tips that I had thought of for her! :) you can read more about it {here}

We had such a great day celebrating! Please share your graduation decorations and ideas! Ill have another one to plan when she graduates from college ;) and hopefully more fun parties to plan soon! I get a little obsessive, but it’s so fun!

Until next time,
Kallie Jade

Easy Burlap Bunting

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Note the burlap “Congrats” banner! I made this last minute Saturday. I found a tutorial on Pinterest but I did not have enough burlap and I was running too low on time to go to the store.

Materials:
Burlap
Scissors
Jute or twine
Clothes pins
White paint
Sponge brush

Create:
1. Cut out a triangle for each letter (I made 8. I just eye balled it) you can use your first triangle as a template for the remainder.
2. Lay one triangle on a piece of paper (the paint will seep through)
3. Using the sponge brush, write one letter on each triangle. You may use a stencil but ended I up having to free hand mine. My stencils were too big and I did not have enough burlap.
4. Let dry completely.
5. Start at one end of your jute or twine (leave some extra to use to hang up) and begin hanging each triangle with two clothes pins a piece.
7. Once you have attached all letters-Cut the string, but leave a little extra to use to hang it.
8. Hang your cute bunting and show it off!

Mine was not perfect at all, but I think that gave it an extra southern touch of chic! ;) the tutorials I found used stencils and hot glue to attach the triangles. They actually cut out diamonds and folded them in half over the string to create their triangles. I did not have time! My mom came up with the clothespin idea :) I think it came out so cute! Took about 30 minutes to cut the triangles and paint the letters. I let mine dry over night. The next day it took me about 5 or 10 minutes to attach the letters and hang it up!

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Have fun creating! :) hope this inspired!

More graduation decorations to come!

Mother’s Day Hand Painted Wine Glasses

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I decided to make my mother in law a few fun wine glasses! I chose this gift for two reasons: she wanted some fun bright wine glasses and I recently dropped and shattered one of her wine glasses. :( sorry!

Supplies
Acrylic paint (primary colors and black and white will give you many options)
Q tips (or end of paint brush handle)
Wine glass
Baking pan

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These are all the paints I had on hand.

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I scored a set of 6 wine glasses for $8 at Marshall’s!

Create
1. Put a few plops of each color on a plate or napkin
2. Play with the colors and mix at least four different shades for each glass you create. Add white for lighter colors and black to make darker colors.


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3. Dip q tip or paint brush handle into your first color
4. Make cute little dots all over, avoiding the lip of the glass. I like the look of thick color at the base and more spread out color as the dots go up the glass.

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5. Remember it’s supposed to be fun and random, not perfect dots!
6. Repeat with each color!

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7. Once you have finished painting, bake glasses for 30 min at 350 degrees
8. Allow glasses to cool in oven for at least an hour before handling

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9. Start using your cute new wine glasses or gift them to a friend! Always hand wash for best results.

Create
1. Put a few plops of each color on a plate or napkin
2. Play with the colors and mix at least four different shades for each glass you create. Add white for lighter colors and black to make darker colors.
3. Dip q tip or paint brush handle into your first color
4. Make cute little dots all over, avoiding the lip of the glass. I like the look of thick color at the base and more spread out color as the dots go up the glass.
5. Remember it’s supposed to be fun and random, not perfect dots!
6. Repeat with each color!
7. Once you have finished painting, bake glasses for 30 min at 350 degrees
8. Allow glasses to cool in oven for at least an hour before handling
9. Start using your cute new wine glasses or gift them to a friend! Always hand wash for best results.

Side notes:
-My mother in law is an Aggie fan so I made one glass with the ATM school colors! So many possibilities.
-You do not have to use wine glasses- tumblers and cups look great also!
-Christmas colors, pastel for Easter, school colors, 4th of July etc.

Hope you enjoyed (: get to craftin’!

Until next time…
Kallie Jade

Homemade Soap Bars

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Here’s a little southern touch of inspiration…

My mother in law and I decided to try out homemade soap two Christmases ago. She ordered the supplies and we gave them out as gifts! They came out great! Well, we had quite a bit leftover. My grandpa texted me last week requesting a batch of cool water scent. He said he would pay for them. Yea, right! I would do anything for them free of charge. I told him we would break out our skills for him! We also played around with other scents. My sister is graduating from high school in a couple weeks so I will give out a few of the extra soap bars we made and sugar scrub as a thank you gift to the guests! Always taking care of my family with fun little extras! I enjoy it :)

You Will Need
2 pounds of glycerin soap
6 teaspoons of your favorite scent
2 teaspoons of your favorite color dye (varies to get the perfect color you want)
1 measuring cup
A kitchen scale
A square silicone mold
Microwave
Alcohol

Create
1. Place measuring cup on scale and zero it out.
2. Put in 16 oz (1 pound) of clear glycerin soap

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3. Heat soap in a measuring cup in microwave (45 second increments.. Stir in between) until the soap is a smooth liquid
4. Add 3 teaspoons of your favorite scent. Stir. I like fruity/tropical scents for summer fun!

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5. Add a tiny amount of the color dye you chose. Our dye is a powder dye. A little goes a long way, we did 1/4 of a tsp at a time. I used blue for cool water and mixed golden glitter and a small amount of red to get an orangey-coral color for our tropical scent! Get creative!
5. Stir well.
6. Now you’re ready to pour into your mold! You have several options, a loaf pan, silicone pans, or muffin pan. Silicone pans are our favorite because they are so easy to remove once they are solid! The loaf pan is great to make bars that you cut, like you see in boutiques!
7. Fill each square half to 3/4 full.

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8. Important step for a smooth finish!!! Spritz with alcohol!

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9. Let sit for 24 hours. That’s the hard part!

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10. Pop out of mold.
11.Repeat with remaining pound of clear glycerin soap. Experiment with a different scent or color
12. Try it out! Scrub up! Makes cute gifts :)

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Create
1. Place measuring cup on scale and zero it out.
2. Put in 16 oz (1 pound) of clear glycerin soap
3. Heat soap in a measuring cup in microwave (45 second increments.. Stir in between) until the soap is a smooth liquid
4. Add 3 teaspoons of your favorite scent. Stir.
5. Add a tiny amount of the color dye you chose! Get creative!
5. Stir well.
6. Now you’re ready to pour into your mold!
7. Fill each square half to 3/4 full.
8. Important step for a smooth finish!!! Spritz with alcohol!
9. Let sit for 24 hours. That’s the hard part!
10. Pop out of mold.
11. Repeat with remaining pound of clear glycerin soap.
12. Try it out! Scrub up! Makes cute gifts :)

Thank you for reading this post! It may seem like a lot, but if you have the supplies it doesn’t take long at all! Let me know how your soap turns out :)

Until next time ,
Kallie Jade

Nesting Tables: Antique Blue Makeover

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Check out these adorable nesting tables we were given!

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They were perfect pieces for my latest project obsession! Ryan’s grandparents gave them to us when we moved into our first home. They are beautiful as is but I thought they could be even better! My mother in law worked with me on this project.

1. Make sure you have a smooth surface to work with. No cracking or peeling. Sand if needed.
2. Spray paint with Kiltz
3. Spray paint with any color (I love cream, turquoise, yellow, green)
4. Apply antiquing glaze (can be found at Lowes) with a sponge brush in small sections. Get it in all the nooks and crannies! That’s the best part!
5. Wipe off with cloth. I bought a 100 count bag of disposable cloths from lowes for a couple dollars.
6. I call this the detail step. Use your foam brush and lightly add detail to the edges and corners. I’ll need to post a video for this I think.
7. Check out your masterpiece!

Tip: mineral spirit can be applied to your cloth to help move the glaze or stain.

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