Sunday, May 29, 2011

Burlap Starfish Art

So, when you need some new wall art for your home, just make it yourself! Total cost for this beauty was $0....because I had everything already on hand:-) I started out with this old picture frame {found in an old storage unit} for FREE! lol.
Here it is, it was a nice dark cherry frame, but since I am trying to light up our apartment I wanted something a little bit more cheery in color...so...what to do...you PAINT IT! Hmmm what color?
Yup you guessed it!
Blue Ocean Breeze...yet again! lol. Note colors that I always have on hand are silver, white and several shades of blue....LOVE it!
First coat. No need for primer in this project!

Once that dried I went ahead and used a nice dark glaze to bring out the details. With two rags {one damp cloth and one dry} to wipe any off to get the desired effect i wanted.
A close up of the glaze 

After it dried, I busted out the sand paper....

Printed out a picture of my favorite starfish {yes, I did not even attempt to stick a REAL one in there when this one did the job}! lol , and pasted it on a fine piece of burlap....and Voila; my shabby sheik "cottagee" ocean like wall art! ;-)

Now my 1/2 bath is a little happier! Now doesn't that make you want to look around your house and see what you can make out of what you already have?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ruffle Wreath

Ok, so I saw this idea on another blog {My Life on Cedar Street}, and I simply HAD to make one of my own! It really was SO easy, and cheap. I used some scrap fabric that I had leftover and a wooden wreath from the Dollar Store. Oh my goodness, this was absolutely so fun and easy to make. It was just what my little apartment needed. I sewed the ruffles with my sewing machine {good old ruffle stich}. Than followed all her instructions, only I glue gunned the whole thing together. It took me no time at all to make, and I just beam with happiness every time I look at it on my way out the door. 
Thanks Jodi for sharing your cute idea!
Check out her cute blog here. 
For Reals....make one, RIGHT NOW! You know u want to ;-)
And become her follower too {as well as mine if u havn't already} :-)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Feature; B&B Nest {this is just too cute}!

Cute blogger Laura @ B&B Nest has this adorable shadowbox idea!
She added scrapbook paper to the inside and than attached this cute nest to it. I absolutely love this idea! I have a shadowbox that is kind of old and the wood frame is 90's"orange". My dad gave it to me with some way pretty Native American Beadwork (his hobby). But it broke apart in some of our moves and also I just want a more updated look to display his beauties in. I will fix it now, and I WILL for SURE use this idea! I just love the scrapbook paper in this! Thanks B & B Nest for sharing!:-)
Check out more of Laura's cute ideas, grab her button and become a follower 


Monday, May 2, 2011

Whoooo you can find at the thrift store {spraypaint makes everything better}

So, have I ever shared that I love birds? Owls in particular. I used birds & Owls for my little girls bedroom theme http://catherinascreativecorner.blogspot.com/2010/08/isabellas-big-girl-room.html 
{the PBK knockoff}. Well, I have been on the hunt for some time now, for a cute Owl to display in my entryway. I found this little friend at my local thrift store {the DI}, he was $4..... Isnt he cute! I love his little face, but he is not exactly "fitting" into my decor. So, as I always do I bust out me spray paint bottle and gave him a few new coates of Kraylon Ivory gloss. 
 Here is his BEFORE Pic:

AFTER
What do you think? I love him!! Oh and do you like the cute vintage "Furniture Refinishing"book? Yeah, my sweet Danish Farmor {Grandma} gave me this for christmas, because she knows how much I love refinishing things;-)
ALSO
I need to share that I was featured on one of my FAVORITE design blogs! Design Dazzle:-)
check it out! I am SO excited for this one:-)
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