simple metallic art

DIY create art

  I've been sharing all the gooey details of our office makeover this week. As I mentioned in a previous post, our main goal for the office was to be a space that both Curtis and I could really get our creative juices flowing. I thought a little DIY inspiration was in order. I LOVE the simplicity of this art. I first did this project on canvas, but canvas has a hard time showcasing the shimmering awesome-ness of metallic spray … [Read more...]

diy triangle shelves

diy triangle shelves

Yesterday I shared our office makeover (and my confessions about being a craft hoarder) and let's be honest, these triangle shelves are kinda the show-stealer. Not only are they a huge "wow factor" but they couldn't be more simple to make. Honest. Here's what you need for these awesome shelves: - 1x4 pine board, 8 ft long (I made 10 triangle shelves with 5 boards) - miter saw - wood glue -nail gun - power sander Using a … [Read more...]

confessions of a craft hoarder

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A craft hoarder. Yes, that's me. Well, actually I'm a recovering craft hoarder. For the past five or six years I was a hoarder of everything and anything that could possibly be used in any DIY project. "I could use that for something." Sound familiar? Well that was practically my catchphrase. For a lot of years. Fast forward to 2014. The "office" was not a functional room in any capacity. It was just a big, unorganized collection of stuff. … [Read more...]

music monday: oh honey

oh honey

Oh Honey. These two are so refreshing and lovely, you can't help but push repeat while listening to their music. Both of these EPs are so fantastic. Just buy them. Do it. If you don't like them I'll reimburse you for the money you spent. And then we'll need to have a long chat over chips and salsa.      Happy Listening!   Until next time.... … [Read more...]

diy concrete pots

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My love of succulents and my love of concrete has finally collided and exploded into a plethora of these fantastic concrete pots. Oh, and let's not forget my total obsession with gold liquid leaf. It was inevitable, I suppose. One of the great things about these pots, besides how amazing they look, is how easy and inexpensive they are to make. I like to buy the buckets of Quikrete from Lowe's. A 20 pound bucket is around $10.00. And I … [Read more...]

diy cork mouse pad

diy cork mouse pad

Hi-ya! I've got a simple little project today for making your own mouse pad out of cork. Start with a sheet of cork. I used a cork placemat that I picked up from IKEA. Draw your mouse pad shape onto the cork. I made mine rectangle, but you could make yours a square or circle.   I wanted to add a little metallic love to my mouse pad so out came the liquid leaf. Let's be honest, I pretty much look for any excuse to … [Read more...]

etched halloween glasses

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Aren't these little glasses simply adorable? I attribute that mostly to the cute little Halloween icons I downloaded from Little White Whale. They are perfect! Glass etching is simple. Here's what you need: - glasses (these stemless wine glasses came from the dollar store) - etching cream (found at Michael's, Hobby Lobby or any craft supply store) - paintbrush (the stiffer the bristles the better) - vinyl stencils (you can … [Read more...]

glazed pumpkins

glazed pumpkins

Happy Friday! I have a super fun and EASY tutorial today for any of you who want to fancy up your pumpkins a bit. Glazed pumpkins. Aren't they gorgeous?! To make these glazed pumpkins you will need: - pumpkins - metallic glaze (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby) - a foam brush That's it. The metallic glaze was $7.99 for a small container, but a little glaze goes a long way. Just brush the glaze onto your pumpkins and let … [Read more...]

why pick white?

the power of white paint

Ah, the paint store. Rows and rows of delicious colors and shades. From someone who, at one point, did not have a single white wall in her entire house I understand the alluring beauty of paint colors. Trust me. In fact, there was a time when I actually said I would never have white walls. Oh the shame of it. Well, never say never. I'm here to tell ya, white walls are ALWAYS a good idea. The truth is when you paint your walls a color other … [Read more...]