Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Finally, the dining room is pretty much finished! I say "pretty much" because there are days I think I might want to paint it again...a blue? a gray? Ahhhh!!! Sometimes I'm all over the place! I would definitely like a new light fixture at some point, but that will come in time.
So here you go...our dining room!
Wall Color: Peppery by Sherwin Williams
Table and Buffet: Verona Collection from World Market
Lamps: World Market
Tobacco Basket: antique find
Wall Art: Handmade (tutorial here)
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
I decided to fill in my blue frame and add some sparkle and love on the mantel.
Using some newspaper print wrapping paper left over from Warner's Little Man Party and some spray adhesive, I wrapped a piece of cardboard to fit the back of my frame.
(Hint: You could totally use real newspaper and I didn't have any cardboard so I used a shirt box leftover from Christmas)
Once I was finished wrapping my cardboard, I literally taped the cardboard to my frame with some clear duct tape. Hey, no one sees the back...make it easy!
Using a piece of scrapbook paper I cut out a large heart.
For a little "something extra" I glued bakers twine around the edge of my heart.
Finally, I did just like you did when you were a kid and used glue and glitter to make my heart!
(the spray adhesive did the trick)
After it dried I attached it to my cardboard with a little hot glue and stuck it on my mantel.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
I have been wanting to do something for Valentine's Day on my front door, but had no idea what.
A few years ago I made this easy burlap banner to fit in my blue frame.
Then I read Holly's post about her Valentine DIY and I knew what I wanted to do!
(Thanks for the inspiration, Holly!)
I don't know if you remember this door decor I made for Christmas awhile back, but I knew the embroidery hoop I used would be perfect for my Valentine's Day door!
To get started I removed the existing burlap that was in the hoop. Then, I cut out a heart on a piece of paper.
Once again I turned to my pile of scrap fabric and decided to go with the leftover fabric from Warner's curtains. I traced my heart pattern on to the back of my fabric and then cut it out.
With some spray adhesive I glued my heart to a clean piece of burlap.
I attached my fabric to the embroidery hoop and trimmed off the excess.
With a command hook I hung my new Valentine's "wreath" to my front door.
I love it! And I must say this entire project took maybe 10 minutes...if that.
So easy and fun!
Monday, February 03, 2014
After making the watercolor heart banner with Warner, I decided I wanted to add some more "love" in the house!
I have been eyeing the heart felt garland I've been seeing, but didn't have any felt sitting around. I do, however, have a ton of scrap fabric.
So I began cutting hearts out of my fabric.
And I simply sewed it together on my sewing machine!
You can't get much easier than that!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
This is one of those projects I saw online awhile back and filed it in my memory instead of pinning it on one of my Pinterest boards. I sure wish I could link you back to where I found it. I'll try to find it, but it is super easy and super cute.
Start with cutting out your bunting banner using white paper. I used actual watercolor paper, but I'm sure any white paper would do.
Next, start cutting out some hearts "oldschool style" by folding a piece of construction paper in half.
Tape the hearts to the middle of your banner pieces and let your child start painting!
I envisioned a single color banner, but Warner insisted on all different colors (and I'm glad he did)!
Once your banner pieces are dry, remove the hearts to reveal your masterpiece!
Hole punch your banner and string some twine through it.
You will have one proud helper on your hands!
Finally, display your banner somewhere that your little one can look at it daily!