Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DIY: Fabric Matte

My husband made me this adorable picture frame!  I had the idea in my head and basically sketched it out on a high density board.  But because it intaled a lot of saw work he did most of it. Just to make this frame he used a table saw,scroll saw, Router and electric sander. So this gave me a perfect excuse to show you how to make a fabric frame.  It is way too easy . . but just incase I took step by step pictures:

Here is the frame. . I really wanted to go bright and bold but didn't end up liking the color. . so as you can see i toned it down a little bit :-) 

And here is the final product!  A Perfect piece of art for my office!  Thanks a million to my talented husband!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

{Happy Summer} I am so excited to show you what I have in store for the future. It Is finally summer around here so my projects will become a little simpler as I try to enjoy the weather with my husband! But stay tuned as I still find my time to create!

I put together this graphic of {our home rules} and have exciting plans to turn it into some wall art in my house. I am also going to make this into wall art that you can have as well!Watch the blogs that I like to follow for a chance to win one for free!ps the date is my husbands and I anniversary which will be able to be changed to yours.

Get ready for these up coming posts:

· Custom Fabric Matte Frames

· Painted Wallpaper (with a special suite bliss touch!)

· File cabinet transformation

· Ruffled Pillow

I leave you with these recent added touches I have made in our home . .

Monday, June 20, 2011

Laundry Room Re-do

Remember this . . my inspiration board for my laundry room?!?

  It all started with the rug that I bought from Pottery Barn.  Well Here it comes. . . my Before and Afters:

 More Photos . . .

Monday, June 13, 2011

DIY: Book Covers

I wanted to display some books on a table but had a hard time finding the right colors that looked good.  So why not cover them?!?  I found some hard cover books at a second hand store for just $1 each. Follow along if your interested in this quick and easy project!

I have even displayed my diy:bookmark to add an extra touch.  Enjoy your books!
Some Other Ideas:

* Enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

{Pantry Organization}

I think I am just about done with my spring cleaning.  This week I chose to tackle my cluttered Pantry.  Take a look at the before and After's:

What a good feeling it is to have that done!  I got the organizing jars at ikea and placed a lot of my dry goods in them.  A Tip: for the things that need to be cooked I placed a piece of paper under the jar lid of the cooking directions. I got my baskets at Target.  I Painted the Back wall in coastal Jetty by Valspar found at Lowes.  Placed a 1.5 inch mdf trim on the front of my existing shelves to add room for the custom vinyl.  Had my vinyl printed by Janey Mac. I painted Masonite board with black board paint and used upholstery tacks to add detail.. I hung it on the back of my pantry door with extra hold wall tape. This new pantry kind of makes me excited to spend more time in the Kitchen.  We will see how long that lasts :-)

And Love. . .

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Mark This!

I just love these bookmarks! They are great to use as display in a stack of books. I went and got inexpensive earrings and buttons as the ends of mine. The possibilities are endless in what you can create with this....Enjoy!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pillow day!

Pillow Day!

I just freshened up my couch with some new pillows.  What a easy way to re-fall in love with a room!  I personally made some pillows with mixing in some store bought pillows . . A perfect way to create your own personal and unique couch!
You can find the flower tutorial that I made for my pillow here.
The fabric I chose for my other homemade pillow is called Riad and I found it at
Combine your creative pillows along with store bought to create a one of a kind look!
Take a peek at my next pillow project here . .

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tip: Blanket Organizing

Organize your Blankets

I am still in spring cleaning mode . . And have an organizing tip for you!  I came across this room from Sarah Richardson and thought it was so clever!  She hung a towel bar in the bedroom.  It could be used to hold blankets (like as seen), other fresh linens, clothing and more!  I thought this idea would be great in a walk in closet as well to hang extra blankets on.  Here in Idaho our weather changes drastically so linens change often.  Enjoy the tip and send me your pictures if you create a Blanket Rack like this!