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Get Inspired Guest Series at Our Southern Home

 

Big welcome today to Amanda over at Mommy is Coo Coo! Amanda is just so awesome, and I really don't think she is coo coo! LOL! Her blog is so fun and creative! I'm sure you notice the weekly Google + party that I co-host on Wednesdays. Yep…that's Amanda! She is so rocking Google+ with a crazy amount of followers….226,000+!!! I highly encourage you to look into this weekly party if you are looking to promote your blog and grow your Google+ circles!! Welcome, Amanda!!! 

 

Hello, I am Amanda and I blog at mommy is coocoo. I am thrilled to be guest posting for my friend Christy on Our Southern Home!  

Mommy is coocoo is all about fun!  I want to inspire you to make your every day surroundings lovely regardless of your budget. 
 

My blog is known for my EASY to Understand Chevron Stripe Tutorial and my Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial. Today I am going to share some other popular projects with you.  I hope you are inspired! 

With a glance my formal living room tells you quite a bit about me.  I am drawn to color and texture.  My style is very eclectic. I collected these pieces from estate sales, relatives, and popular furniture stores.  

eclectic living room, stenciled walls, damask, from mommy is coocoo

And how do you like my wallpaper?  It's actually a stencil! 

I am totally coocoo for Homemade Chalky Paint these days!  I have videos and recipes for you!  See the before & after of this chair I designed for me my daughter too.

homemade chalk paint chair before and after from mommy is coocoo
 

One my favorite kid projects is this collapsible glue-gun teepee I made for my son's fifth birthday.  It is made with outdoor fabric so we leave it outside all summer and then collapse it and move it in for the winter.  Anyone with a glue gun can make a teepee like this!

kids teepee, collapsible glue gun teepee from mommy is coocoo

This coocoo momma loves a good upcyle!  I enjoying creating pretty, functional pieces out of something most people would throw out (or sell on the cheap).

 
I transformed a $60 craigslist find to this beautiful  Peacock Blue Table. If you've ever wondered how to glaze painted furniture make sure you check out my detailed tutorial.    
how to glaze painted furniture tutorial, with vintage chandelier, from mommy is coocoo

I love fabric! I upcycled old fabric remnants to make this pretty  embroidery hoop wall art.   This thrifty project is one of my favorite things!   It's an inexpensive way to make a boring wall beautiful.  
embroidery hoop wall art, fabric remnants, from mommy is coocoo

My favorite upcycle is found in my master bathroom.  The master bath  was our families first major renovation! You are looking at a picture of what used to be our vanity mirror. See how we removed it and flipped it on it's side to make it the focal point of our bathroom.
 
Thank you for allowing me to share today Christy!  This coocoo momma couldn't be more grateful.  


If you'd like to see more of my projects or learn more about the whole coocoo family visit me at mommy is coocoo!
~Amanda
 
Thanks so much, Amanda!!! Please go and visit Amanda's blog for her details on chevron and chalky paint recipes…..and more!
XXOO ~Christy @ Our Southern Home
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