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Letter Art « 346 Living. 6 Jun Hi All!

Letter Art « 346 Living

Hope your Monday is going well. We all know the zinc letters at Anthropologie, right? Well they’re totally cute but at $18 a pop, that just won’t do. I decided to DIY them by using paper mache letters I got at Joann Fabrics. I sprayed it pretty heavy so I could get that blotchy uneven look. And here they are hung up in the kitchen! Ok next up! We used these two colors, first he sprayed the top coat in the lighter gold and then lightly sprayed some of the darker gold over it.

Here they are on top of our mantel, I’m obsessed. I love how using two colors made them look a bit more aged and not so perfect. This project was so easy and fun, I seriously want to keep going but can’t think of anything else cute to write. Tutorials by Lee. 25 clever ideas to make life easier.

Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.

Via: Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Stencils/Patterns/Ideas. Craft Passion: Free Craft Pattern & Tutorial. 80 How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking. Sitting on my dining room table, I currently have half a dozen projects in various states of doneness.

80 How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking

Some involve vivisected computer parts, others will eventually be wearable and a few are just cool things I’ve ran across on the internet. I like doing things myself — I think the DIY bug is one of the best communicable diseases in the lifehack community. These eighty sites are the places I turn to when I’m trying to figure out how to accomplish any particular goal. Any time I’m facing a new project, I start searching for how-tos that will help me figure out how other people did similar things and how likely I am to finish the project with all ten fingers still intact.

I’ve broken them up into a few different categories, just to help you narrow down what you might be looking for. Every How-To They Can Get Their Hands On These ten sites are more than happy to host any how-to around. Become a Technophile in Ten Easy Steps Habitat Hacks You Can Live With Dining on a DIY Diet Read full content. DIY Designer Knock-Off Things to Make.

Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project - A Beautiful Mess - StumbleUpon. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.

Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project - A Beautiful Mess - StumbleUpon

I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home.

Enjoy.... Here's how I did it... I displayed our piece in our bedroom, on Jeremy's side of the bed. Impress Rubber Stamps: rubber stamps and card making ideas. Makeovers for Garage Sale Gems. 30 Low-Cost Cabinet Makeovers: Save Money... Be Blogged : Wall Art. I am going to start a new feature on the website- Wall Art Wednesdays.

Be Blogged : Wall Art

I have noticed during proofing sessions that people are often overwhelmed by the number of beautiful images of their family and don't quite know what to do with them all. I then see them struggle to narrow it down to just one "large" print and then leave several images they love behind just because they weren't sure what to do with them. The other tactic I regularly see is they order several 5x7's and 4x6's but still don't get everything they want. I love it when my customers are able to purchase the session disc or one of the collections that include it because I really want you to have every single image! I don't want you to leave anything behind! We have been told over and over by Kodak that a big print is 8x10 and a really big print is 16x20 but when you look at a single 16x20 on a wall it often looks kind of lonely!

Lessons Empty walls are all too common in our homes. Whatever the reason, enough is enough!