September 25th, 2014
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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.
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:
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.
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 »
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.
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Artissimo
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Tricycle
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Grain Sack
Milk Paint Mixer
Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask
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.
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.
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 »
September 15th, 2014
For the Michaels Makers challenge this month, we were asked to create fall decor using the gorgeous Fall Market products.
I created 3 DIY projects to complete my buffet-scape and embellished them with additional Fall Market items such as pumpkins and burlap ribbon. The decoupage pumpkins I created a few years ago.
For my first project, I created this topiary using some fall burlap hydrangea flower stems and an existing topiary on clearance. See my full hydrangea topiary tutorial post for details.
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