Sunday, July 24, 2011

Corn Jumble

Looking for a new summer side dish to try? This family favorite is sure to hit the spot.

Corn Jumble
24 oz. frozen whole kernal corn, thawed and drained
3/4 cup diced cucumber
1/4 cup finely diced sweet or red onion
2 small tomatoes, chopped

1/4 cup sour cream
2 T. mayo
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
14/tsp. celery seed
a grind or two of black pepper

Combine corn, cucumber, onion and tomatoes. Mix dressing ingredients together and pour over vegetables. Taste to see if the seasonings need correction. We like extra celery seed, dry mustard and often salt. Chill for several hours or overnight. 6 servings

It's like summer in a bowl. Yum!


Friday, July 1, 2011

China Cabinet Redo

Ever since moving to my new home last year I wanted a china cabinet in which to put all the ironstone and other random pieces of china/glassware I pick up along the way. I knew I needed a skinny cabinet to fit the area in which I planned to place the cabinet. For months I carried my measurements around and finally found a perfect cabinet at a yard sale. They took $30 for the cabinet and I loaded it up and took it home.
(Forgot to take a picture while the doors were still on)

My husband claimed that the cabinet "looks and smells like the 70's" and it did!
I took all doors and hinges off and my Father-in-law pried off the decorative piece at the top.
I cleaned it, primed it with Kilz spray paint, then my sister-in-law brought her paint sprayer over and we painted the cabinet with two cans of Oops paint mixed together. After painting, I distressed the cabinet and decided to paint the back of the cabinet blue.
The cabinet originally had glass shelves; however I really wanted more of a shabby chic look than a curio look so I went to Lowes and had them cut a board in half for me. I have never used power tools but in March, my husband was out of town and with much fear and trepidation, I used two of his saws to rip the board then cut it to fit (go girl power).
Liking the bamboo detail

I bought knobs 40% off at Hobby Lobby and replaced the doors.
Tada...I now have an updated china cabinet that I love!

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I'm linking up to The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday. Hop on over there and see what other great projects everyone has been working on!