Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wristlet facelift

Here's what I had:

thirty one wristlet - Google Search

Here's what some awesome Hobby Lobby clearance fabric and some Modge Podge turned it in to!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Forgotten Project

Forgotten in the sense that I neglected to tell you about it, not that I forgot to do it. It's been up in our bedroom two months I guess. I love it. I saw an awesome idea for a jewelry hanger onTHIS great blog and thought I could make it my own. Since I make my own jewelry I have plenty of it just laying around and don't have but a tiny little jewelry box for storage. When I saw the idea, I knew I had to make one for myself! I didn't follow her steps exactly, but that's because I'm impatient and didn't want to wait until I collected all the same materials she did before I could do it.

It started with a trip to our local peddlers mall. Oh how I love that place. I could spend hours in there taking my time looking at everything. Usually, though, the boys are with me and therefore I'm on a tight schedule to find what I need and get the heck outta there before the first meltdown is activated. I wanted to make two originally so I bought two ornately framed mirrors but I only ended up making one based on where I decided to hang it. I primed my gold mirrors and then sprayed them my fun yellow that is my master accent color. It's such a fun splash of color in an otherwise muted room.

Next I got out my quilt batting and cardboard. I used the back of the mirror to trace and then cutout the cardboard so it would fit the frame.

I then laid my quilt batting over the cardboard and taped it with masking tape.

I got out my awesome turquoise and white damask fabric and put it over my cardboard and batting. Again, I used tape to put it in place until I got the frame back on, which was the next step.

After all that, I screwed in little hooks in different places then hung it up on the wall and decorated it with my jewelry.


Simple as that and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The hubs of course said it looks too girly, but that's ok. A little feminine touch is good and once I'm 100% finished with our master, there will be a few more things feminine to spruce it up!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Last Bedroom Project Completed!!!

I love the color of our bedroom. It's a teal but toned down with a lot of gray in it. I decided I wanted yellow as my accent color in there. You've seen the jewelry hanger and the picture over our bed. But we had one more wall, a long wall, that was empty and boring. I had been looking for something to do and when I came across THIS adorable idea over at A Diamond in the Stuff (one of my fav inspiration blogs!) I knew I wanted to do my own little spin on it. I went on a search for the "&" and wasn't able to find it. Another trip back to Hobby Lobby and I found them...50% off!! Yeah baby! So I got to work.

The gold letters before spray paint. I love how they are 3D and not just flat letters!

Here is my bare wall.
The painters tape marks where the bedroom door is when it's open.

I wasn't sure of their layout
so I tried a few out on the floor first.
Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5
I liked this best and went with it!

I love how it turned out. The picture kind of makes it look small but it spans the entire wall and looks great!!! I had to throw a pop of yellow in there too to tie in the yellow on my other two walls. For now, this completes our bedroom. Do I love our comforter? No. Will it due for now? Yes. Since my walls are grayish teal and my accent is yellow, I wanted a gray comforter. I want a neutral and with a dog and two toddlers, white isn't an option. I can't find one anywhere. I'm so bummed, but oh well. I'll find one eventually!!