Office update – craft glitter pillow and gold metallic triangle pillow DIY

September 25th, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links

I’m working really hard to get my office all designed and be DONE with one room in the new house. I recently posted my inspiration board for this room, and the progress.

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After doing the inspiration board I quickly ordered a bunch of pillows and decided to DIY a few of them as well. Well here’s the final bench all pillowed up:

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My favorite one is the “Crafters Gonna Craft” pillow. I designed the image, and the vinyl was so easy to use, and it looks AMAZING. Really the glitter looks just perfect and my Cricut Explore cut it beautifully. Okay lets talk about all the pillows really quick and then I’ll get on to the DIY instructions and tips for using iron-on vinyl.

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 Here’s my before/after shot. Well I should probably go back further to when I had no lid on the seat, but I’ll spare you. It wasn’t pretty nor fictional. But Mr. Project made a top for me, and then I got on with my pillow-loving self.  Read the rest of this entry »

Milk Painted Ikea Stool in MMS Tricycle Red

September 23rd, 2014

*Paint for this post is provided by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. All opinions and projects are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.

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Supplies:

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Artissimo

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Tricycle

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Grain Sack

Milk Paint Mixer

Furniture Wax

Wax Brush

Paint Brush

Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask

Cricut Explore

220 Grit Sand Paper

I painted furniture!!! I know probably every DIY blogger you follow paints like it’s going out of style, but painting is definitely not my thing. I like quick projects that yield instant gratification. Luckily I have Mr. Project to do all the heavy lifting and painting.

So lets start at the beginning. I’ve been wanting to buy these BEKVAM stools from ikea for my boys’ bathroom. But I wanted them painted red… I don’t paint, so I asked Mr. Project how I should go about painting. After zoning out during one of his many speeches about the properties of paint and wood, and probably sanding. I kind of just gave up.

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Fast forward to when I attended SNAP blogging conference this past spring. I attended the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint class and got my paint on. It wasn’t so bad this painting thing, and I was really intrigued by how the paint worked. It is a lot like tempura paint.

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So I decided to just go for it and see what happened. One of my favorite parts about MMS paint is that the colors are divine. I already knew I wanted red, and this “Tricycle” red does not disappoint. The pigments in milk paint are pretty amazing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Coral, Gold, White & Mint Office Style Board

August 25th, 2014

Amidst all the other crafty projects I’ve been working on, I’ve been trying to get my office all designed up. It would be nice to have ONE room finished and inspiring in the house.  I’ve also decided the only way to keep everything straight and really feel your vision come together with interior design is to create style boards/design guides whatever you want to call them. This definitely helps me get my brain together and know how I want the pieces to all fit.

So I finally got this style guide together for my Coral, Gold, and White, with touches of mint, office:

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know that Mr. Project just finished my desk:

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And I found this awesome console table (that I’m going to paint bright coral)

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And my bench seat is all ready for cushions and pillows!

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And my shelves are organized and decorated!

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So now all I have to do for the final reveal is paint my cane-back chair that I found at a local consignment store:

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Then get my rug (ordered), pillows and cushions sewn, and a few last minute accessories and I’ll be done! I can’t wait to share the reveal pics (and be finished with one room in the house).