Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine Mantel

Well it's almost here.  The "Love" day.  I usually don't decorate much for Valentine's Day but this year I was feeling it so I did some simple decor for the mantel.  I left the "snow" picture up because that's what it looks like here in Utah right now.

I made the banner by cutting triangles out of scrapbook paper and pinning it on jute with small clothes pins.  I had some red and black ribbon so I tied it on the jute in between each triangle. So simple and inexpensive.  But it does add the color and the cuteness I needed.


I had this little frame, so I painted it red and slipped a chalkboard into it.  Just drew a heart and that was that.


I searched for free printables for Valentine's day and found this one here. 

I purchased the "Love" wooden letters at the Quilted Bear.  Someone did a great job on those.


Just a little LOVE at my house.  Makes me happy!


Tell me, do you decorate for Valentine's Day?
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Thank You Studio 5

Well that was fun!  I had the opportunity to show my Teen Boy Bedroom on Studio 5.  I was so nervous but Brooke Walker made it really easy and fun.  We skyped and they showed pictures of the room while asking me questions about the different projects.  Thank you Studio 5 for choosing my room to showcase. 


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Monday, January 25, 2016

DIY Headboard

While decorating my sons room I knew I would need a headboard and knew that I would make it but I wasn't sure what exactly.  Then the picture started in my mind.  I wanted something rustic and was thinking something with corrugated metal. But then I ran upon some wonderful old barn wood.  So this is how we started. 

We measured the size of the bed, which was a queen.  Then built the frame from 2x4's.  I wanted a little more rustic look so my dear hubby scraped the edges then we sanded it.

Used some scrap plywood for the back and began putting the barn wood in.  Cutting it on an angle and fitting it in one by one.  

 
We then dropped the back out of the frame and stained the frame with dark walnut.  I also used a spray on polyurethane for the top coat.  Then we put it back together with the inside barn wood section.  And wa la, it was perfect for his "hunting" room.  Quite simple and very inexpensive.  Only had to buy the 2x4's, less than $10.  Fun project and inexpensive.  A success!
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Teen Boy Bedroom

Can you please a teenage boy? Well, I did!  Yay, he likes it!  It was a surprise, so I was nervous but it was worth all the work.




We started with paint.  I did the focal wall (the one with the bed on it) two shades darker than the rest of the room. The focal wall is Dark Ash and the other walls are Dark Pewter.  Both from Behr Paint at Home Depot.


The bedding I ordered online from Woolrich.  It is really nice quality. I got a lot of the accessories at Hobby Lobby. Like the deer over the bed, some of the things on the shelves and the awesome switch plate covers. I also made the shelves, they were quite simple.  I will add a tutorial post on them later.




The curtains were "sew" simple.  Ha!  Just the check fabric with the added black band on the bottom.   Which was an accident... I made them too short and then had to add the black on the bottom.  But, I like how they turned out.  Sometimes accidents happen for a reason. Maybe?



My hubby and I made the headboard.  Well I designed it and told him how to build it.  He is amazing that way. I will post a tutorial a little later.


Then on this wall, I used some boxes I made a while ago for my daughters room but have since changed that room also.  I painted them with black spray paint.  The "explosive" signs are parts of an old box I found that held dynamite.  It has a date on it that says 1944.  I thought they would be fun and unique.




The lamp was also from Hobby Lobby.  It is so perfect for the room, I just had to have it.


It was a fun room to do and it was a success in my teenage boy's eyes so that's even better.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Large Gallery Wall

Well this is a big one!  This is a very large wall in a clients beautiful home.  It was a little intimidating to get started but oh how fun it turned out to be. She really just wanted it to be sporadic not symmetrical. So we gathered things she had and then purchased a few things to fill in.  Then, of course, I started by laying it out on the floor.  Then putting it to the wall once it looked good.





We were so happy with the result.  One thing about it, no gallery wall ever turns out the same.  That's why I love them.






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Friday, January 1, 2016

Top 5 posts of 2015

I can't believe another year has gone.  Crazy how fast time flies.  So let's look back at the top 5 posts of 2015.  Here they are...

Where there's a will there's a way













New Old Buffet




















Living Room Makeover














A Dresser for the Entry






















Gallery Wall














Looking forward to another great year in 2016!  Happy New Year!





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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree.

Oh how I love to have a tree in my home.  There is just something about it standing there with all its lights.  I got a new tree this year and it makes me so happy.  It has lights!  I really hate to put the lights on and take them off.  So now I can just enjoy putting the decorations on and I'm loving it.  So here it is...

 I purchased a few new things for the tree this year.  I got the new burlap ribbon with the deer on it.  Also, the red and black check ribbon that I made into bows.  I think they added alot to the look.

Nothing like snuggling up by the fire with the Christmas tree lights on.

  Oh I love this time of year!  I better get a fire built.










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