Sunday, April 24, 2011

Before and After: DIY Paper Twine Decorative Balls

So, my mother-in-law and I love going to thrift stores and buying random things to "re-do" and make better for our homes! It really is fun:) Anyways, so she got me these quilted (?) styrofoam balls and some paper twine........I gratefully accepted them but was stumped on what to use them for since, honestly, paper bows and those quilted decor balls of style shall we

ANYWAYS, so I set them aside for a rainy day...what should come around the corner, but a SUNNY day! That is the day my *inspiration* started. Why couldn't I make those with what I had? The twine and balls only cost $0.99 each.....(thats the best part). Here it is!

            1)Original quilted blahness                     2)Hot-gluing the paper twine around
  3)Finished with the gluing and twine!      4)Stuck skewers in them to spray paint...


  Finished! and I love them!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Before and After: DIY Photo Frame

I was desperate for something to do I found something to do!

I had this really beautiful *although it was silver* picture frame...that didn't really go with my decorating scheme. So....I forced it to.
                                       Mixed 1:1:1 parts of these paints and antiquing glaze

                                     Spraypainted the frame white:) It already looks better!

   Painted on the paint and antiquing glaze mixture...AUGH! worries its supposed to look like that, then you just wipe it off with a rag or napkin.

The finished product!!

If you like the picture in the frame you can get your own HERE!

DIY Spring Burlap Pennant Banner

                       Just thought I would show you all what I was partially up to this weekend...:)


                         Here is my inspiration's version...They are super easy to make and cute too!
                                       Here is the link her version- While My Sailors Aweigh

All you have to do is cut 6 triangles from burlap, paint on the letters (I used black fabric paint), and use mini-clothes pins (can be found wherever scrapbooking supplies are sold), and clip the finished triangles onto a piece of twine!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm Finished!

Your thoughts?! I'm REALLY happy with the finished product! The colors go well with my decor and it gives the corner they are in, a lift:) For the mobile top, I used the top of a lamp and covered it in burlap! Ok...It's sunny out so im gonna go outside...:)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A ton of help, please and thank you:) is what I am in a quandary about...I got 8 of these little wicker balls the other day...and I cannot choose whether to keep them their gold/glitter selves OR spray paint them a different color...My plan is to hang them up in a staggered bunch in my living room...

  Here are my color choices:

FYI: The Brown/Copper spray paint comes out with texturing.

Any input would be GREAT! I'm planning on doing them tomorrow, so the sooner the better:)

Before and After: My Magic Lamp

                                                  Before                                          After

Just something I did over this past weekend...Went from ugly forest green and gold to blue with burlap shade...not sure I like it yet...any suggestions anyone?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'll Bet You Want Some...

Just some rainbow cake I made the other day...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

DIY Easter Egg Grapevine Wreath

..I didn't want to spend $20-30 for an egg wreath that I didn't even like...I DID however, want an egg wreath, exactly like the one in my mind...all for under $4. :D

  • Grapevine Wreath-$1.99

  • Plastic Easter Eggs-$1.79

  • Already had-Glitter, Glue, and Fabric

Plain 'ol Grapevine Wreath Spray painted whiteCheap-yet-cute Easter eggsDab on glue with folded napkinPut egg in plastic bag with matching glitterTa-Da!Add Fabric Bow and Glue on eggs...YAY!