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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Guest Post on Craft Rookie


If you missed it, here's our guest post from last week on Craft Rookie:

Hi there! I'm really excited to get to meet you over here at Craft Rookie! Sunny from Life in Rehab here! Never heard of us? That’s okay, drop by anyway. 
We're a little different, admittedly, but we could end up being a guilty pleasure.
We’re a family of 5 over run by cats in a big historic South Florida house. We really amped up our productivity after a major house fire a little over a year ago, and we have a project, craft, or recipe for every skill level. Come on in and meet the crew.
My oldest son, Sammy, is an actor and a college student. 
When he isn’t cobbling together Death Rays or knocking out walls, he enjoys making indy films and sketching.
Hungry? How about a sweet bite prepared by youngest son, Thom? He does the cooking segment over here, Sweet Equations. 
He’s also great at demolition and always eager to learn a new skill. Thom is a Senior this year with his eye on a future in video game design.
The baby of the family is Savannah, a Sophomore at a magnet school with too many interests to funnel into a direction yet. 
She likes to sew and create her own patterns, design costumes, and perform on stage. And she swings a mean sledge hammer. She’d really love a role on Glee if any of you have connections.
My husband, Sam, is a math teacher who gets reluctantly dragged into my crazy ideas. For the most part, he's pretty patient about me deciding I know how to knock out a wall or yank out a window. He has some mad electrical skills.

We’re mostly known for projects that are upcycling or recycling related. (I make way too many things out of cardboard boxes.) Here's a sampling of what we've done this year:
These were ridiculously simple and made from cast off chandelier shades.
We took a 90's ceiling fan in dated brass...
...and gave it a breezy new look for $3!
How about a raised garden bed made out of cinder blocks for under $60?
A quick and easy patio in about an hour? Absolutely!
We'll show you how to make fun little beachy solar lights...
 ...and how to make planters out of unexpected things.
Yes, we're unfocused and all over the place!
But it's a lot of fun, and we'd love to have you join us.
Thanks, Dani, for having us as guests today!

6 comments:

Chelsea said...

What a great guest post! Loved it. :)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Awesome!!! It's great seeing them all together! You guys are such a creative brood!

Tana said...

Those ghost sidwalk lamps are super cute, so wanta make those, and the cinderblock patio - Amazing! I so need one of those to go 'round my husbands caveman firepit (he no longer uses a grill).

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

You have an awesome family, sounds like you have a lot of fun together.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Your family looks so cool. Like I would want to hang out with them.

Michelle L. said...

I love this post. It just personifies how close your family is. I admire you all to bits!