Showing posts with label home decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home decor. Show all posts

Monday, March 3, 2014

Little Boy Bedroom Sources

 A few weeks ago I showed you around my little boy's bedroom  & today I wanted to share some of my sources (especially for the amazing printables). Let me know if you have any other questions!

 shelf from IKEA (glued clothes pins on & sprayed painted) // tin containters from Michaels  (attached with nails)  //  glass container from Target  (holds neckties)  //  striped boxes from Michaels  //  fabric drawers from Target

stuffed dog from IKEA //  polka-dot sheet from Target  //  circus tent from IKEA

be amazing //via eighteen 25     baseball //via 30 days blog     you are my sunshine //via eighteen25

 sunbeam  via//a pocketful of lds prints   initial print  //via on to baby   
baseball strikeout  //via 30 days blog   be brave //via clementine

 paper globe from (added bakers twine to hang & colored pins to mark where family is)   // paper chains inspired by studio pebbles

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Little Boy Bedroom

I'm so excited to share my little boy's room with you!  There are about a million more things I want to do, but I've learned to accept that I can't do it all at once at this point in time- so here's his fun & functional bedroom...

 updated//view sources post here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Moss Bow Wreath.

This fun wreath is the perfect transition from spring to summer!  Just take your yarn covered wreath form, moss & a bow template & the rest is self-explanatory!  
(bow template found here)
I attached my bow with two straight pins & then strung it up with some fun bright yellow fabric!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Have you seen this pin?

I loved the idea of it, and it seemed pretty easy to do.  I got an 11x14 frame, a 5x7 picture , taped the picture down and wrote around it.
It hangs in our bedroom on the same wall as this sign.
the song is You & I by Michael Buble

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fake it to Make it!

Have you ever seen a really pretty sign made of wood, or plywood in a giant frame or a huge canvas?

via: this blog

I saw this one day via Pinterest:
via: etsy shop

Love it.  Only.....$55 is a little out of my next-to-nothing home decor budget.  So I turned to the supplies I had on hand.

  • cardboard
  • aqua, white, yellow& orange paint
  • gold push pins 
  • ribbon 
I used a foam brush to cover it in aqua, let it dry. Then in white.  *be sure to get your sides!*
(You could totally do silver paint, but this is just what I had on hand!)
Then you could either use vinyl, or cut & trace letters.  I simply took a pencil, and with one eye on the picture, eyeballed the whole thing.  It turned out perfectly imperfect.  To get the color (that just so happened to match our bedroom) I mixed a little bit of orange into yellow. 
Finishing touches: I simply poked two holes through the top with a pencil to tie the ribbon through.  Then went around the edges and put in the gold push pins.

And THAT is how you fake it to make it!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chevron Dining Room

Oh blogging, you may be the death of me- but here goes nothing!

So we recently (about 2 months ago) moved into our new place.  Since we can't paint the walls, I was looking for something to spice things up and bring my own creative flair.  Before we even moved, I fell in love with this chevron idea.
*Courtesy of eighteen25 blog*
Love! (I am uh-bsessed with chevron.) We have a silly little corner nook by our bathroom, but I felt like I would put a lot of work into it and not be able to enjoy it, so I went for big and bold in our dining room.  

Here's the answer to the question EVERYONE asks when they see it, "Is that paint?" No, my friends, it is not!  It's good ol' cardstock! And guess what?  It's a bunch of little strips all glued together!  
So here's how I did it:
-I decided to use black because a. it was what I had a lot of on hand, and I didn't want a color. So pick your color!

-Cut your strips.  I first cut down the whole piece of cardstock, then sliced individual strips.  
Tips: Use a paper cutter! You need even, straight cuts. & use a fine point, visible pen to mark.
-Glue your strips! I used a simple tape runner, or you could use a glue stick or super sticky tape.  You need to be sure to line them up evenly, at a 90* angle.  

-I did a few zig-zags a piece together, to make it easier to put on the wall.
-Here's where you might think it gets put them up on my wall, I just taped them!  

Note: you HAVE to use the good, sticky scotch tape, or else it WILL fall down (I speak from experience.)  

Now, yes, it might seem silly to you, but seriously, I LOVE the statement it makes with my nickel colored E-A-T and everyone thinks it is so unique and cool.
Also:  I just saw this on pinterest:
It's made with contact paper!  That, is also genius.   

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