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:
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know that Mr. Project just finished my desk:
And I found this awesome console table (that I’m going to paint bright coral)
And my bench seat is all ready for cushions and pillows!
And my shelves are organized and decorated!
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:
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).
August 10th, 2014
I went to the UV Parade in June and every home just kind of started blending into the next. I wasn’t overly excited about this house based on the exterior images I had seen, but walking into this home was a breath of fresh air.
When I walked through it was so crowded, so I came back a few days later right at opening with my big camera and snapped pictures of my favorite parts of this gorgeous home. So lets just go through them… I love me a black/navy front door, and the organization of the windows/trim in this entry is so beautiful.
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July 15th, 2014
I’m so excited about my Michaels Makers project this month. A few weeks ago I received a surprise package in the mail. I opened it up and it was full of so many fun “raw” items from Michael’s new RAW BAR line of products. I love all things burlap, so I was drawn to the 6×6 burlap canvas and immediately knew what I wanted to create.
Since we just moved into our house, all our walls are bare. This little burlap canvas was just the push I needed to create a gallery wall in my office.
When I saw the canvas I knew I wanted to use the Hazel & Ruby stencil masks because they are pretty much the easiest way to make cute crafty projects. I had a sample of their brand new “cut your own stencils” and used is to cut this “Joy” (that I hand-wrote on my computer and turned into a digital cut file) on my Silhouette cameo.
I placed the stencil mask directly on the burlap (it’s adhesive on the back), pressed around the edges to keep the paint from bleeding, and then painted over the “Joy” using a white acrylic paint.
Then all I had to do was peel off the mask, and there you have it, an adorable little canvas and the burlap is pretty much perfect for any decor. How easy was that?? Hardly any work at all.
Okay lets move onto the gallery wall. So my office had nothing on the wall, just a big white space waiting to be decorated. Inspired by this little burlap canvas, I gathered things from around the house, old frames, picked up more items and frames from Michaels, and even painted a few things. This is what I put together:
Each of the items on the wall has a story. Spencer drew this illustration of San Francisco for me 5 years ago when we lived in San Francisco.
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