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I have some new items to share on this bright and sunny Spring morning! These feature two of my favorite quotes as a start to a new series of typographical art prints I’ll be rolling out. The first one is a timely quote from Doug Larson, “ Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” In alternating tints of peachy pink, yellowy orange and brownish gray, I’m continuing to play with tints like I’ve done with my latest thank you cards except in these I’m highlighting specific words instead of letters. I love this quote! The second one is another favorite of mine, “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine” from Anthony J.
Si,à votre grand malheur, vous n'avez pas pu participer à notre atelier Enjolive ta cuillère de bois , voici un petit tutoriel pour le faire vous-même, à la maison. C'est tout simple. Il vous faut : - de la peinture acrylique
I kind of have this secret obsession with Broadway. I have tons of soundtracks on my Iphone and I'm starting to amass a nice collection of Playbills from all the shows I've seen. One of my secret dreams has always been to be a Broadway actress. In high school I loved the drama program and I have always thought I would be so happy being on the stage night after night. I still dream about which shows I would want to star in some times.....
I have so been loving the modern/industrial movement in home decor right now. I don't know if this is stemming from our near-future move to a loft, but I am just in love with the industrial look right now. Plumbing pipe, open brick, bright and bold colors!
There aren't too many things in life more satisfying than hanging your own art in your living room. If you think you can't make your own art, you are WRONG! Making art is easy and fun and there is absolutely no wrong way to do it. I'll give you some tips to make sure all your art projects turn out great. First, here are my top 3 tips to ensure your DIY art projects come out amazing:
Want a little insight into what my husband signed up for when he said "I do"? I've had a box squirreled away in the bottom of the closet for the past three years. Every time my husband has announced that he's going to sort through his clothes and get rid of old items, I'd hover over him like a ravenous vulture circling a horse carcass. I would wait on baited breath for an old button-down shirt to hit the "give away" pile, swoop in, nab the shirt with my sharpened craft talons, and hastily slink off to the box in the bottom of my closet.
I first saw this idea on pinterest, and loved the look! Anie, of SassyBudsz, has opened an etsy shop selling friendship ear buds. Check out her shop here . SassyBudsz also has a blog and a facebook page. Check it out!
I've seen spray-painted lace on objects all over the craft blogs lately, and I love it. My mom bought this wooden tray and jars to organize and easily transport her button collection. Today we experimented with lace, and it was totally cool! Wooden tray all primed and dry: Mom painting the tray a lovely teal color: Taping on the lace, and covering the areas that she didn't want spray-painted:
I have been in a creative funk lately- even though I should have all the inspiration in the world: a baby girl due in under two months, and ZERO decorations for the nursery to date. Well, little did I know all I needed to do to get my nursery inspiration, and out of my creative funk was to browse the new Martha Stewart craft endcap at my local Jo Ann’s. I stumbled across some lovely shades of multi-surface paints that I just HAD to have, along with some fabulous stencils. When I got home, I knew I wanted to paint something glass- and I just so happened to have a bunch of cheap IKEA glasses in my craftroom, just waiting to be turned into vases. With my lovely new paint and stencils, my glass, and about 10 minutes (plus drying time), I set to work on this beautiful little gem- the first decoration for little miss B’s nursery. First, I found a color I loved for B’s room.
When I was pregnant with my son, Beckett, I decided on an aviator theme for his nursery. My husband wanted a Tar Heel nursery but I fought hard and won (was there ever any doubt??). I have been collecting bits and pieces of decor as I see it, and adding it here and there. One of my favorite DIY/Craft sites is Make it and Love it . She is amazing, and oh so talented. I can almost - ALMOST - spot her work a mile away.
If you are looking for a touch of spring in your home decor, I think the quickest way is to DIY a wreath. I love making them because it’s a craft with relatively instant gratification, and you’ll find that is true of all these sweet spring wreaths. I’ve found 12 spring wreaths to make in a variety of styles, including fun and bright like this one from Dollar Store Mom . Seeking more spring wreath inspiration?
A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. 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.
Looking for a way to fill that blank wall but don't have permission to paint? All you need is a trip to a major hardware store and an afternoon in front of a good movie to take care of that little dilemma. Supplies Needed: Large frame with paper insert, a ton of pretty paint chips, double-sided tape squares, and vinyl letters appropriate to the size of your frame or phrase (4" - 6"). I went with a color scheme that involved a variety of tones from some of my favorite colors. It's basically a muted rainbow with plenty of lighter shades to keep things from getting too busy.
Like a lot of people, I live in an apartment. The type of apartment complex that doesn't allow painting of any kind. I really try to jazz up the blah eggshell walls with color, whether it be colorful artwork or colored lampshades that cast a hue on the wall. Well, I wanted to step it up a notch with my décor beyond that and do something totally different with my bedroom wall that would make visitors come in and say, "Wow! You did that?" And the cool thing is that I did it all for under $20!