Sunday, July 31, 2011

DIY: Painted Rug

I was inspired with this project from a recent blog I was checking out . . of course I found it right before I was headed to bed . . and then I was up for hours thinkig of how to execute!  I awoke this morning and the project was done in 30 min!  What a easy transformation!  Check it out . .

I thought of some other designs I could do, but I kept coming back to the basic strpes.  I wanted it to blend well and and stick out too much!  I hope this diy project encourages you to do your own!  I believe I got my rugs at Target but I know you can find these at Ikea and in a much larger size!

Watch out for some give-aways that I will be doing on some of my favorite blogs! This is what you could win!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

{weekend projects}

ahhh  . . a sigh of relief.  I was able to get a few projects done this weekend . horray!  First I want to share with you what great buys I got at the second hand store! 

I have been on the look out for collecting frames to make a a collage in my living room.  I picked up all of these frames for under $15!  Just a little paint and they are good as new!  

So now for my second project . . to be honest I have been putting this one off for a while because I knew it was going to take all day and all of the patience I have!  But it is done and I just love it!  Here is my version of the painted wallpaper:

I used the Martha Stewart Metallic paint again in this project.  I just love how throughout the day the painted wallpaper looks different with the changing light.  It did take me all day to do this and all the patience I had . . . but with a little good music . . . another successful DIY project was finished!
I received my inspiration from this fabric:

I made a stencil from the fabric design.  Soon you will be able to find this as a wallpaper option at Janie Mac . .i will keep you posted!  But a vinyl would save a whole lot of time . . I am now considering that in my office.  I hope this inspires you to finish those projects you are putting off. .because once again IT WAS ALL WORTH IT!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mark your calendars!

I am opening my doors!  Come place your Christmas and Holiday decor order on Saturday Aug. 13th from 10-12.  I have catalogs full of great wholesale decor so dont miss out! please email me if interested so I can give you more details and my address here in eagle, ID!

I promise I have some projects in the making . . I am working on my painted wallpaper and a few other things.  But until they are done I want to share some updates that I want to make in my living room . .

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Down East Give-a-way!

One of my favorite blogs that I follow. . Home by Heidi is giving away a gift card to Down East!  Dont miss out on the opportunity! Also check out some of her cute and creative ideas for decorating!

I leave you with my wish list from Pottery Barn . . and yes I just got their fall magazine in the mail . . amazing! 

I have dreams that one day I can walk into Pottery barn and buy what ever I want!  share with me your PB fav's . . we can try to re-create the look for less!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{House Rules}

I just love how this came together.  I wanted to design something that showed a little bit of what I love and what i want to live by.  I came out with this House rules sign.  I gathered all of my wood scraps and put together this base . . painted it then painted it(again) with a wallpaper design  and placed the Vinyl on top. Thanks again to Janey Mac for cutting the vinyl! Watch out for a free give away of a similar project on my blogs that i like to follow! 
p.s. you know my husband is around when you see sports on the tv!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

DIY: Ruffle Pillow

New Old pillows make me so happy.! I had some plain jane pillows that I gave a face lift with a ruffled fabric.  I got the idea from Emily jones.  If you want better step by step how-to's visit her blog!  I did various sizes of fabric widths and also did two gathering stitches on some to give it a more shabby and mis-uniform look.  I hope that this inspires you to re-make some of your pillows! 

My husband and I enjoyed some time at Lake Tahoe last week, hope you had a great holiday too!