Friday Favorites - Week 318 - Teachers & Grads

Hello Friday! Next week is teacher appreciation week and if you are looking for some thoughtful gifts to celebrate real life superheros, then look no further than this week's Friday Favorites Features! We will also be celebrating our 2016 Graduates and if you are wondering how to throw a grand grad party, Margo has put together a fabulous blog post on just that!

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TeachMama shows us 2 gifts that ROCK!

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Friday Favorites - Week 317 - Date & Hair Ideas

Happy Friday all! Where did this week go? Some seem to fly by more than others but I guess it all depends on what's happening during the week for that to be the case. It's been a little crazy over here with after school activities and we've been enjoying the warmer weather so our back patio has been getting lots of love lately too.

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The features I chose this week don't have a theme but I thought they were both important and useful for the upcoming summer months.

15 Daddy Daughter Date Ideas : Friday Favorites Feature - Week 317
The Gracious Wife has a lovely post with 15 Daddy Daughter Date Ideas

Simple Braided half-up hairstyle : Friday Favorites Feature Week 317
Extraordinary Mommy has a Simple Braided half-up hairstyle, a guest post
from the lovely Natalia Simmons, which I think is just perfect and fun for summer!

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Golden Umbrella Holder

When it rains, perhaps you carry a brolly, umbrella, bumbershoot, parasol or gamp. No matter the name, I've got another easy DIY and the perfect spot to hold those useful shades until they are needed on rainy days!

Golden Umbrella Holder - Quick spray paint DIY - LeroyLime

A passed down treasure from my hubby's side of the family. It originally came with a lid but I chucked that awhile ago, when I figured out that this was the perfect umbrella holder. This project has been sitting in our garage just waiting for a coat of paint so it could be brought back into our sunroom and loved all over again. Projects like these are so simple and quick, I wonder why it takes me so long to do them!

Golden Umbrella Holder - Quick spray paint DIY - LeroyLime

Our sunroom has cheerful pops of turquoise, yellow and gold. What better color to paint something that will hold umbrellas for dreary rainy days than gold?! I flipped my pot over and sprayed in even light strokes, making sure to not keep my hand in one place for too long, to stay away from drips. After it dried in the sun, I flipped the pot upright and gave the top lip a quick spray. With just a few minutes of spraying and a few hours of drying time, this pot has a new cheerful spot in a corner of our sunroom and I think she looks pretty happy doing her job!

Golden Umbrella Holder - Quick spray paint DIY - LeroyLime


Friday Favorites - Week 316 - French Redos & Kitchen DIY

Is everybody doing the Friday dance? I am!...not only is it the weekend but one of my friends is coming for a visit and we haven't seen each other in 5 years!! We've both added a baby girl to our families since and it'll be so wonderful to catch up while our kiddos play. Here's to a wonderful weekend to you all filled with coffee, laughter, catching up and friends.

Friday Favorites Features : Week 316 - French Redos & Kitchen DIY

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Metro Cozy : DIY Kitchen Remodel
While I Linger : A Frenchy Craigslist Night Stand
Savvy Apron : DIY French Chair with Graphic
Grandma's House DIY : Red Kitchen Island

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Friday Favorites - Week 315 - Lemons

It's Fri-YAY! Welcome to another week filled with all sorts of crafty and amazing yumminess! 
The latest on the LeroyLime Blog has to do with paint, check out my Bench Makeover and DIY Shabby Makeover and get a crackin' on your paint stash, it's warming up, time to work on those projects that have been building up over the winter months!

My favorites from last week's link up. I thought it only fitting to name this collection... 
"When life gives you Lemons" because not only can you make Lemonade but you can also make Soap, Facial Toner, Drinks and paint old Furniture to make it new again!

When life give you LEMONS - make soap, facial toner, drinks & paint old furniture : Friday Favorites Features : LeroyLime

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DIY Shabby Makeover

It's another easy paint project but one you don't want to miss!

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 I've had this fleur de lis iron hook for several years now and when we gave our master bathroom a new lease on life with a new coat of paint, it just didn't stand out anymore. But not to worry, it didn't go in the giveaway bin, instead, I grabbed a can of white spray paint and gave it a squirt or two. After letting it dry overnight, I hit all the edges with a sanding block and it brought just enough charm out to make the extra step worth it!

DIY Shabby Makeover with Spray Paint : LeroyLime

and now we have a new shabby fleur de lis, along with the perfect spot to hang our robes!


Bench Makeover

A bench built with love from my husbands late Grandfathers hands has always been a treasure to move with us and find the perfect location for a quiet time out spot for our little ones. All four have used it in it original condition but the lettering had faded and I thought a little freshening up was just what the DIY Dr. ordered.

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime
 Before and After

I made sure to wipe down the bench with a damp cloth and let it air dry before opening my bottle of Waverly Chalk Paint in Agave. One coat with a foam brush and then a second coat before lightly distressing the edges and taking off any roughness with a sanding block. 

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime

Satine can always be found close by and usually approves of all of my crazy projects! 

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime

A quick layer of Minwax clear satin Polycrylic, you can always double up on Poly. Just make sure you put on thin layers because it dries quickly and will drip if you have too much on your brush.

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime

I'm quite pleased with the finished bench,  it adds a nice cheerful pop of color to our sunroom and the kids use it not only for time outs but also to put on their shoes!

Bench Makeover : Before & After - LeroyLime


Friday Favorites - Week 314 - 4 WOWS

Happy Friday Friends! Hope your Easter was lovely and you are enjoying Spring wherever you are planted. We've got blossoms everywhere in Virginia and although I love them, I'm not sure if they like me very much this year. Hehe. 

The next few months will be filled with teacher appreciation, end of school activities, graduations and more. If you are looking for an easy DIY to show off your dapper students, check out my latest post, DIY School Photo Display. If you own a hot glue gun, you can whip one up in a jiffy!

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There were so many amazing posts linked up last week, I decided to group my favorites into fours because well, ya know, April is here, it's the fourth month and I'm a bit partial to the number 4.

The Fabulous Features:

4 Fabulous DIY Ideas for your HOME : Friday Favorites Features

Our Second Hand House : DIY Herringbone Headboard
Savvy Apron : Faux Marble Fireplace
Twenty Something in the 2010s : DIY Pallet Sign
Little Free Monkeys : Fabric Paneled Dresser

4 Fabulous Breakfast Dishes : Friday Favorites Features

Can't wait to see what you all link up this week, have a great one!