Mar 31, 2010


I am a big fan of the Country Living magazine. It is always a fun day when I get  my new magazine in the mail. This month was no different. Check out what those crafty geniuses did with some old frames!

(click here for directions)

I feel a trip to the Goodwill coming on. I am now officially on the hunt for some frames to make my own terrarium.

Mar 29, 2010

Trouble in the bedroom...

and I am looking for a little inspiration.

(photo's courtesy of Country Living)

This year I am tackling the project of decorating our master bedroom. It has been neglected for the past 5 years and is in desperate need of some decorating love. The only problem is... I have no idea how to decorate a bedroom! I am stumped. I am normally pretty confident in my skills, but not in the bedroom. I have heard it said that your bedroom should be a haven from the rest of the house. A place were you and your partner can close the door and relax. This is going to be a challenge for me. Stay tuned to see my "trouble in the bedroom" master bedroom makeover.

Mar 25, 2010

Don't you just love a good makeover...

                 My very talented sister has been doing some beautiful furniture makeovers.
This is my favorite.

She took this armour from this...
(the little helper is Parker, my cute little niece)
To this!
Ever since I have been scouring craigslist for a new/old hutch to transform.
I am in the mood to redo some furniture.

$5 Dollar Challenge...

So first lets get the rundown on how much my $5 dollar project cost.

3 frames clearance from Target-$1.50 
{There are 4 shown but only used 3}
1 yard sale find from my dear mother-free to me :)
And since I am a craft supply hoarder I already had
bead board wallpaper

So to sum it up... $1.50 on clearance frames from Target.

Since I did this project a few weeks ago I don't have all the pictures to show how I did it set by step.
I was to excited to get it done to take a lot of pictures.

To achieve this cute little frame I covered the back of the frame with bead board wallpaper.
{oh I do really love that stuff}
Then got to painting all the possible surfaces that could be painted.
All 3 small frames, the large frame and then the bead board.
While waiting for the paint to dry I was on a mission to fill the frames.
I am loving the little birdies these days.
I searched this cite for the prefect graphics.
After printing off the birds I distressed the paper by wadding it up in a ball, flattening it out, then darkening the edges with brown paint. I wanted them so seem old.
To finish off the prints I put them on some old floral fabric.
After waiting for all the paint to dry I got to assembling it.
I put the bead board piece back into the frame.
This piece is cardboard to attaching the little frames was a piece of cake.
I punch holes through the bead board cardboard and attached the smaller frames with ribbon tied in the back.
confused yet...
Here is the finished product.

This little project was part of my hutch redo. If you are interested in how the whole thing came out click here

Mar 20, 2010

Sometimes I get an idea in my head...

and I get nothing else done until I do it.

This time it was this...

My mom found this frame and print at a yard sale last year and gave it to me.
I love the primitives,
but I could never find a home for this one.
(I have a plan for the print though)
The frame was just the perfect size.

These little frames I bought back in December at Target for 50 cents apiece.
Don't you love the little orange clearance tags at Target?
You can find the best stuff sometimes :)

After many coats of paint and a little bead board wallpaper
... oh how I love that stuff...
this is what I came up with.
Getting the little frames to attach to the board took a little more thought than I expected. I couldn't glue them because then I could never change the picture.
So here is what I did:
The back of the frame is cardboard covered in bead board wallpaper.
I measured where I wanted the frame to sit, then punched 2 holes about a 1/2 inch part.
Then I threaded some ribbon through the hook on the back of the little frames, pushed the ribbon through the holes and tied them in the back. So easy and I can change out the picture whenever I want.
I hope that makes sense :)

Hobby Lobby has this neat long frame with little frames in it. I always look at it when I go. I pick it up every time look at the price, put it back down and walk away. It is a bit pricey for me, so why not make a smaller, cheaper version?
I have had the hardest time figuring out what to put on this hutch. It is red so I feel like the things I place on here need to be light colored. I am loving the white. I don't normally decorate with white, but I love the crisp feeling white has.

This box sits on one of the hutch shelves.
It has always been green. A nice mossy green.
Once I put my new frame up it looked so muddy and well not looking so good.
So what do I do...
Paint it of course!
I wanted it to look old and weather.
It has little compartments in the back half of it that
I wanted to have glass vases filled with flowers.
But after looking at the prices of cute little glass vases I decided not spent that kind of cash.
But good old Goodwill never lets me down.

If you ever look at those lightly green tinted glass "vases" please ignore the Coke-a-Cola logo.
Now I just need to find an old set of gardening tools and maybe some gardening gloves for the front compartment.

With a few other nice crisp pieces,
I think it has come together quite nicely.

I love this little bowl!
A nice $1.00 find at Goodwill.

I found all these little birdies at Michael's. I paid $1.50 apiece for the first 3.
But today I bought one more for 99 cents. They are on sale.

And it is done! {until I get another idea in my head} I love it. The only neglected spot is the space underneath. And that won't get any attention until I have no more babies at my house. Seeing as it is the absolute best place to eat snacks, race cars, and hide shoes and socks.

Oh yes... can't forget this guy.

Found him at Goodwill this morning for 50 cents.
"Whoo-whooo" knows what I'll do with him?

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Mar 19, 2010

I just fell in love...

with this place!

They have a ton of unique reusable wall stencils. My favorite is the damask! I have never been a big fan of wallpaper, to overwhelming for me. But the damask stencil in just a shade lighter than the base would be beautiful. Oh how I need a house that is mine so I can paint the walls.


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