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Friday, December 19

$50 Mod Cloth Gift Card Give-Away!

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Ladies, I decided to save the best for last.

Today concludes the week’s worth of give-aways here on The Glamorous Housewife. I really appreciate each and every one of you, so I decided to give away a $50 gift card to one of my dear readers to celebrate how much you all mean to me. This has been an incredible year here on the blog, and I thank all of you for brightening my life with your funny comments and wise remarks. You teach me ten times more than I could ever teach you. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

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If you haven’t had a chance to enter the other 4 contests, it isn’t too late! Feel free to enter as many or as few as you like!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet hugs and kisses! Good luck!

Thursday, December 18

Almost Effortless Vintage Chalkboard Tray!

By Emileigh Rogers

This is my first Christmas in my own home, and I realized I had very little in the way of Christmas décor.  I love bringing vintage inspiration to my pieces, and it’s even better if I can do it by upcycling an old item into something I can use.  This chalkboard tray does both!  It makes an unusable, ugly tray or pan and turns it into cute Christmas décor!

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For this project you’ll need a glue gun, a tray or pan (I’ll show how both look), ribbon, chalkboard paint, chalk, a brush, scissors, ribbon, and any accent items you would like to use.  I am using glittery pinecones. I also recommend this for any tray-like kitchen items you have that have been blackened, warped, or otherwise ruined along the way.  It’s a great way to bring new life to an unusable piece!

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First, thoroughly wash your tray or pan to make sure it is free of dirt and debris.  Dry completely before moving to the next step.

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Next, brush on a layer of chalkboard paint.  Wait ‘til it dries, then paint another coat or two if necessary.  Both of my metal pieces required two coats, but you may need more if you’re covering a picture on the tray, for example, or using a tray made of a different material.

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While that is drying, you can work on the accent pieces.  I made ribbon bows for both of my versions, one large bow and one small bow.

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When the paint is dry, hot glue the ribbon bow onto a corner of the tray.  I also artfully arranged and glued the ends of the ribbons so they didn’t dangle in front of the words on the chalkboard.

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Glue any accent items you would like onto the tray.  I glued the pinecones into the opposite corner of the bow.  Add some fun holiday phrases in chalk and your tray is complete!

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This is a really simple project that has a lot of possibilities for upcycling, seasonal décor, and matching your home.  The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry!  It could also be a great way to use any kitschy Christmas knick knacks you have in a useful, focal-point way.  If you leave the accents and ribbon more neutral, you can even use it for other holidays or leave it up year round!

 

Thursday, December 18

Retro Cosmetics Give-Away!

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Time for a beauty give-away!

Here on The Glamorous Housewife, I have written extensively about how important it is to treat homemaking as a profession, not something you slog through until something better comes along. To that end I believe one should dress up every day as if they were going to work, because in essence, you are!

Today’s give-away will help all of you lovely ladies look and feel your best. LeKeux Cosmetics has been so kind as to give away one set of their three gorgeous pots of beauty, along with three brushes! In addition they are taking of 25% for those of you who want to go ahead and purchase these retro darlings from right now until the 23rd! Just use GLAMWIFE at the checkout! 

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My favorite part about these makeup pots are the tutorials you can find on the LeKeux website! Want to learn how to do the perfect cat eye? No problem!

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Want to easily change the look of your lipstick? Here you go!

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How wonderful is that? Thanks again to LeKeux Cosmetics for this fantastic and glamorous give-away!

Remember, I am giving away five prizes this week, so be sure to enter them all!

Good luck!

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