Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pool Noodle and the Garage Door

SO, I learned the hard way that my new car is larger than the last one I had, and this happened when the garage door was open when the back hutch of the car was also open:

Yeah, not a happy camper . . . .  Since I need to open the hutch with the garage door open, I had to figure out something.  Here is the angry, paint scratching metal:

Pool noodle from the Dollar Tree to the rescue!  All you need is a pool noodle, zip ties (small worked fine), and a knife.

(The pictures are not wonderful, but you get the idea!)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Keyboard Frame for Father's Day

Sorry I have been gone so long!  The summer really got going.

My husband is a big nerd (and I LOVE it), and I was trying to be creative for Father's Day.  Hopefully, he will not be checking the blog before Sunday . . . .

Below are all the supplies you need:

I found 2 off white keyboards at the thrift store for $.75 each!  I wound up only needing one.  I bought a frame at Hobby Lobby at 50% off.  A thrifted frame would be perfect too, but I did not have a flat one.  Grab your hot glue gun and a butter knife, and you are set!

First, pop the keys off the board, really easy:

However, the keyboard was REALLY gross underneath, and I promptly tried to clean my own keyboard . . .

 I lined the keys up, just to see how I liked them on the frame, and I just glued them all on after that!