We bought our house last November, so I'm a little behind on painting. Recently I got a little on fire lit under my butt to redo the hall bathroom because it was so underwhelming. I got inspired by a yellow bottle that I found at a store. I'd never decorated with yellow before so I was excited for something new. I went on a whim to Home Depot, bought the paint, came home and told Danny we were painting! Here is our new and improved hall bathroom.
AFTER... darling! (please excuse our ugly cabinets- next project is staining or painting them)
I am one of those people who needs a space to be conducive to productivity. If nothing else, I always have to have a desk where I can keep my supplies. Danny and I are fortunate enough to have two extra rooms to play around with. While one of them is destined to be a guestroom, the other one is our craft/music room. It's where I do my projects and Danny writes his music. I have dubbed the room "The Creation Station" or maybe "The Inspiration Station"? Either way, it's where "the magic happens". I want this room to be really cute and inspire lots of creativity, so I'm having a hard time picking out the colors for the room. I'm planning on putting shelving above my desk, which is across from Danny's desk. Here are some "before" shots of the room before its big makeover.
I got the idea for this while shopping at a craft store when I saw the wire wreaths in the floral department. They're super easy to make but very time-consuming so it's best to do this project as you're catching up on your TV shows! What you'll need: 1. Wire wreath from floral department of craft store. These come in different sizes. I used the largest one but the size is up to you. 2. Ribbon in coordinating colors of your choice. That's all you need! I used about 8 spools of summery-colored ribbon for this project. I cut the ribbon about 4-5 inches long (to make for easier tying). You then start on the outer wire and make your way into the middle one layer at a time. This project would be great to do with a child or as a class if you're a teacher, especially if you can have the kids help cut the strips of ribbon!
I am so excited because...today I bought a sewing machine! Okay- it started like this. My mom had given me one a while back and somehow through moves or whatever I lost the owners manual. I know I know. So I walked into JoAnn Fabrics today with my mom's old machine in tow and asked one of the kind ladies there who teaches the sewing classes, to help me with loading the thread. It was then that I realized I's have better luck memorizing the cockpit of a jet. This was complicated stuff. The woman said "You know, the new machines are much simpler to use and they have their owners manuals!" It was then that I realized if I was going t take sewing seriously (which I was) I was going to have to invest in it. So I purchased a beautiful brand-spankin'-new Singer machine that is white and purple and has buttons for every kind of stitch under the sun. It's still going to be a project just to learn what that baby can do, but I'm excited to take on this new challenge. I love the new fabric I got, and I'm eager to get crackin'. More soon!
I found the cutest project online and they're SO EASY! (Get supplies at Michaels craft store)
WHAT YOU'LL NEED 1. Unfinished wood candlesticks (about 2.99 each) 2. Fine glitter (Martha Stewart brand works well) 3. Elmers Glue
WHAT YOU DO 1. Mix Elmers Glue and a little water (so it spreads more easily) in a dish. 2. Brush glue onto candlesticks in sections (1/3 at a time) 3. After one section is covered in glue, sprinkle the fine glitter all over candle stick until that section is covered then move on to the next. Repeat until the whole stick is covered. Go over bald spots with light glue and re-sprinkle. 4. Spray on acrylic or some kind of sealant spray to keep glitter from coming off on hands. Do this outside because it will omit dangerous fumes.
I did this over a baking sheet to avoid more mess. Voila! All done!
Yesterday was a very productive day for me. I took advantage of much-needed alone time while Sam with at grandma's and decided to reupholster my backyard patio chairs. I picked out a fabric that I liked, bought a staple gun, and got to work! It was much easier than I thought it would be and now I want to reupholster everything!!!