I’m a little embarrassed to tell you this, but I’ve had this mirror sitting on a ledge in my living room for a couple of years. Whenever I glance in that direction, I always think I need to get a different mirror because this one doesn’t fit the decor. I bought some chalk paint to give a thrift store finial a face lift and it hit me; this mirror would look great with a chalk paint finish too. [Read more…]
We moved into our house a little over three years ago and we still have rooms with builder white walls and no decor. We’re slowly getting there, but it’s definitely a process to decorate a house. Next on the list is tackling the kids bathroom. I purchased this shower curtain from The Land Of Nod a few months ago, but haven’t done much else with the room. I came up with the idea to use inexpensive wood shims to create a distressed wooden sign, and paint a seahorse silhouette on it. It’s a super easy project, and you can choose any silhouette or stencil to create your own custom design.
I’ve always had a hard time looking at an object and envisioning what it could be. It’s something I’m working on; seeing the good bones behind the ugly paint or bad fabric. Taking an ordinary nothing and turning it into an amazing something. Thrift stores are a great place to practice stretching those creative muscles. And that’s exactly where I found the objects for my next project! [Read more…]
Who doesn’t love a great Memorial Day picnic or Independence Day barbecue? With Memorial Day right around the corner, we decided to make a decorative banner that could be used for both holidays, or any old time you feel like showing your American pride.