Monday, December 16, 2013

Pretty Christmas Postings and Things Misplaced

While all the bloggers in blog land are posting about pretty trees, 

like this one from A Thoughtful Place

Lovely front porch urns, like this one from The Bungalow Blog

Beautiful handmade ornaments, like this one by Amy Walton Lobsinger

Brown paper packaging, like this one from Kelli Murray

I'm posting about this.

Glue sticks.
{Festive, right?}

I can't find 'em.
Every DIYer's dilemma. 
Carry on.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cabinet Door Collage

Scrap cabinet doors are a great find to use as a base for putting together picture collages. I found some great tutorials and inspiration over at A Thousand Words and The Creative Crate.

The ReStore is a great place to find cheap cabinet doors that are usually in great condition.
This one I found for $5!

Mod Podge is a girl's best friend! Use your sponge brush to coat a thin layer on the glass. Try to keep the size of Mod Podge to the size of the picture. I went over the size a bit and needed to wipe the excess off. Its not the easiest to remove when its completely dried so be sure to wipe away any excess while its still wet.

Place your picture directly on the paste. Let it completely dry. Brush a thin layer over top of each picture. Let completely dry. 

I had let over curtains from Ikea that I also used for the Frame Within a Frame project. Its great to use with it being so stretchy and light. Place your fabric on the back of the door and staple in place. 

 I added a painted black text from Michael's Arts and Craft Store with my glue gun.
{Another one of girl's best friends}

 I choose to off center it to the left. 
Completely centered look to heavy and deliberate.
 I love the contrast it gives against the white cabinet. 

I LOVE the way it turned out.
 It holds pictures of my girls in their own personal moments. 
Cherished and loved. 

Linking up to these awesome parties!

504 Main
One Project Closer
Dear Creatives
Diana Rambles
Fidlers Under One Roof
This Silly Girls Life

Claire Justine Creative Mondays
A Original Belle
Skip To My Lou

HomeStories AToZ
Carolyn's Homework-Be Inspired
Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Kathe With An E
Lil' Mrs Tori
Mamal Diane-Keeping Life Simple
Be Betsy
Our Table For Seven

Polkadots On Parade
The DIY Dreamer
The NY Melrose Family
Savvy Southern Style
Sew Much Ado
Tillys Nest
Nap Time Is My Time
Mama Bzz
The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Gingersnap Crafts
Daft Crafts
Soda Pop Avenue

Friday, December 6, 2013

Pottery Barn Pillow Inspiration! Join me Monday!

All of the lovely DIY pillows in one location! 
How easy is that! 
Feel free to pin away on Pinterest!
{Taupe chevron pillows-BlueBirdShop}
{Snowflake pillow-Away Up North}
{Sharpie pillow- LiveLoveDiy}
{Sweater pillow- Brassy Apple}
{Home pillow -Jolie Marche}
{Mr & Mrs Miller pillow- Pottery Barn}

Did you know I am changing up my thrift store find pillow this weekend?
{along with putting up the Christmas tree, karate , swimming, and starting master bedroom reno...cuz that is how I roll peeps}

I am!
Check back with me on Monday for the reveal and find out where I am linking up to! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pottery Barn Pillow Inspiration!

I have a confession. 
I love pillows. 
Small pillows. 
Large pillows. 
Throw pillows. 
You catch my drift.

Confession number two. 
I also love obsessed Pottery Barn.
No really. I know. Its incredibly hard to resist. 

When I found this pillow cover at the local thrift store for $2, I scored. 
I mean, scored! 

That is until I realized it was not Pottery Barn!
Could have fooled me! 
It sure does look like one of theirs, doesn't it! 
It reminded me of this one!
 and these ones too!

And the one behind mine....the one that looks like a shag rug. 
Also thought it may have been Pottery Barn.
I still don't know....there was no tag. 
Do you know?
 I love them together on my comfy chair. 
One side says Happiness, the other says Bonheur.

Did you know that the striped chair is my $10 Kijiji find? 
Also a great score!

I am thinking of changing up the pillow by adding some fabric here, ribbon there. 

It needs depth and texture.
 As much as I look at it, it needs something more!

{This weekend is the one for DIY for the pillow!}
Check out these other ideas of DIY pillows from other fellow bloggers! 
Ready for some inspiration?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tis the Season for Pillows!

{Something tells me I'd bring these out at Christmas and never want to pack them away}

Christmas Pillows by Talk is Chic! You can find them on Etsy!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fabric Choices for Master Headboard

I spent the day yesterday checking out fabric choices for my master bedroom headboard I am making!
 I wanted something modern yet simple. 
Nothing that screamed,'look at me, I'm over here!'

I think these choices are my favorites. 
Now to narrow down the options! 

Opinions! I need your opinions! 
Please leave a comment below this post and let me know your favorite! 

                                    Option 1 -Chocolate brown with heavy embroidered swirl. 

Option 2 -Off grey gathered fabric in repeat pattern. This one is quite boring for color but I love the pattern.

Option 3-Satin finish with chocolate brown circle pattern. The direction is very inconsistent so it would be easy to place on a headboard, no lining up involved. 

 Option 4- Off grey fabric with blue embroidered pattern. This blue would match our accent wall right behind the headboard. It would take a little more detail to keep the pattern even and vertical but the impact would be worth it!

 Option 5- Grayish brown fabric with cream colored embroidery. My least favorite but still in the running. 

 Option 6-Same as an earlier fabric choice, but different pattern. This seems a little too modern for my liking. 

Option 7-Hubs favorite. Definitely not mine. 

Option 8- Cream colored fabric with matching embroidery color.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Table Settings-Simple Yet Pretty

I love table settings that utilize simple, everyday items either from around your home and that can be found virtually anywhere. 
Tis the season for keeping things pretty yet simple. 
Beautiful yet cost effective.
And personalized to your style.

We all love our style. 
Why not share with your family and friends this coming Christmas!

What do you need to complete your very own table?

Start with your table cloth or runner to use a base for your centerpieces.
 Choose something that keeps your table grounded 
{a fancy way of saying keep things in its place and a place for everything} 
 Don't be afraid to think outside of the box! Mix it up a little!

Christmas Subway Art Table Runner by Girl Loves Glam

Burlap Runner by Danielle's Corner

Time for your centerpiece!

Find yourself an old box! One long half the length of your table. Maybe two small ones. Either way, find ones that fit stuff, just random pretties

Rustic Christmas Centerpiece by Salt and Pepper Moms

Grab items that you wouldn't assume would go together. Those are the items that will make the most sense. Keep items opposite in size and go for pretties with texture. 

Great combinations of items are

tin and faux fur
burlap and cotton
greenery and candle {like above}
round items like jute balls with square items like wooden blocks

Decorative Jute Ball by Two Girls Being Crafty

Your table settings!

Go for items on your base with lots of texture but remember to keep your main plate or plates maintenance free!

We love layering! Bring on the layers!

Table Setting by Young House Love

Bottom layer gives good texture and pattern, plates are simple but provide great contrast. 
Dark to light-Dark bottom/light plate
Light to Dark-Light bast/dark plate
If choose one or the other, you will achieve the look I bet you are going for!

Festive Red and White Table Setting by Good Housekeeping

Whatever you decide, keep it simple, but make it pop! Don't make it difficult and have fun!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Milk Crate turned Ottoman!

On my to-do list of projects! 
So many talented peeps out there! 

Milk crate turned ottoman!..I know, right!?!


{Did I mention I L-O-V-E this?}

 from Jennifer over at Decorating Ideas Made Easy

She is awesome sauce-just sayin'
Check out her other projects like the Furniture Makeovers she has...mine is the $5 side table garage sale find!

She is also on FB! Find her here!