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...]

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...]

halloween dessert plates

halloween dessert plates

Everything Tim Burton does is completely brilliant. And he has some pretty adorable pooches in his movies. Even if they are undead. I decided to make a set of three dessert plates with these cute canines. These images of Zero, Sparky and Scraps are actually pumpkin carving stencils. I cut them out using my Silhouette machine. I picked up my dessert plates from the dollar store and the glass paint came from Michael's. The cost of this … [Read more...]

welcome halloween

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This past weekend I decked out my entryway for Halloween. Why is Halloween decorating so fantastic? Is it the pumpkins? The colors? The splash of the macabre? Whatever it is, I can't get enough. This time of year is one of the absolute funnest times to decorate. For my entry table, I decorated with these apothecary jars I've used in the past and some locally grown pumpkins and … [Read more...]

free fall printable

free fall printable

Happy October! With fall in full swing I thought a new printable was in order. This quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald really hits the nail on the head. There is something about fall that feels like a fresh start; a new beginning. I wanted this print to have a nice, crisp, clean look to it. And once it was finished I realized it'd look perfect next to my mirror tile chandelier. Click here for download This file is sized to print at 16 x 20 … [Read more...]

meet manchester, manny for short

gold faux deer head

Meet Manchester. Manny has been with us since last winter, but he didn't always look so regal. This was Manny when I first got him. And to be honest, his beady eyes give me the jibblies. He promptly received a white paint job. He no longer freaked me out and looked quite handsome. I loved him. But then we painted our front room white, which I love more than words can describe. Buuut, Manny just blended into the … [Read more...]

concrete avocado airplant holder

concrete avocado airplant holder

In regards to concrete, I'm not sure if things are getting out of hand or getting really awesome. I've been playing with concrete for a year now and the love affair is as strong as ever. Here's the latest. If you want to check out past concrete projects just click here. For this little project you'll need some concrete (I use Quikrete found at Lowe's), an avocado skin and pit. You need a fresh avocado skin, they do not keep. Fill your … [Read more...]