Thursday, March 5, 2015

Easy Garage Door Upgrade

Get the carriage look for less without having to put holes in your garage door.


So they sell these magnets that are just vinyl silhouettes of garage door hardware, which go me thinking… of course.

Garage-Door-Hardware-MagneticI took a standard garage door hardware kit (that I scored on clearance to boot) and modified them to be magnetic for ease, and since I didn’t want to put holes in my door.


Garage Door Decorative Hardware Kit
Small Bolt Cutters (Harbor Freight's worked fine)
E6000 glue
Neodymium magnets (the extra strong kind, you can also find those at Harbor Freight)
Hammered Spray Paint
Safety Glasses



First we need to  paint the top of the screws and the hardware pieces. Spray the screws by sticking them upright on a piece or cardboard or Styrofoam.Garage-Door-Hardware-Magnetic-002

Then it time to cut off the back side of the screws using your bolt cutters. The head of the screw can bounce off very far, so please wear full safety goggles and cut into a box to trying catch the flying pieces.Garage-Door-Hardware-Magnetic-017  Garage-Door-Hardware-Magnetic-023

Next glue the screw ‘muffin tops’ into the holes of the hardware using the E6000 glue, if you have too much glue, acetone works well for clean up. Working on wax paper was also helpful.

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Then glue the magnets to the back of the hardware, off set these from the filled screw holes, the number of magnets you need will vary based on the size of your magnets.IMG_4527

Pop them on to the door, and ta dah instant upgrade.


You might have to push them back into place every once in a while, but it’s easy. Make sure you ‘pull’ them off, if you slide them you’ll scratch your garage door.


Note: I put these up 7/13 I’m finally blogging these 3/15 and they still look fabulous, and I haven’t even had to readjust some of them!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Craft Room Tool Caddy

Here’s the simple way I organize some of my crafting tools.

I used tomato paste and sauce cans spiffed up with ribbon scraps and little galvanized buckets from Logan’s desserts.

All on tray that I can slide out from under this little shelf.craft-room-tool-caddy (1)craft-room-tool-caddy (2)craft-room-tool-caddy (3)

It’s great to have lots of little containers for all those notions and tools you acquire for sewing!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Cake


We recently got a Publix close to our house which is WONDERFUL, and there is no cake better than a Publix cake. We worked with our Publix Apron’s consultant Rita, which make the process so painless. We even still got a cake tasting!

Publix was fabulous we did a small 8” Raspberry Elegance as our cutting cake on our “12 Drummers Drumming” cake stand I got on sale from Pottery Barn.


Then we got a half sheet cake which we did half in white and half chocolate with strawberries and custard in the middle.DSC_0006
We used our rehearsal time to set up the day before the wedding.  We picked our cakes up the before we headed to set up and stowed them safely in the fridge along with the drinks. So glad we did this, it was nice not to have to worry about the cakes!