Thursday, April 22, 2010

A wee bit baby crazy...

People who know me know I may or may not be just the slightest bit baby crazy right now... I honestly don't know why... so I guess I shall do an inspiration post!


For the boys:

For either:

For the girls:

This one is def my style!

or maybe this:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bulletin Board project

I was searching online for a new bulletin board and fell in love with this:

and it was only $139 for the big one...I dunno about you but that seems a little pricy for some cork and a frame.

So me being me I set out to do it as cheap as possible... I already had a cork board... and painted the frame black.

I found a damask print online (for free :gasp:) and printed it out on thick paper... then using a xacto knife I cut it out.

I poured some black paint into a bowl and used a foam tipped brush to pat black paint onto the stencil.

First one looked good so I decided to continue. Thirty minutes later it looked like this:

Not exactly like the Grandin Road version, but it's a Simple Contessa special... It fits in with the rest of my office and best of all, IT WAS FREE!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

First post and a Jewerly sorter

Hi all!

This is my new blog, hopefully it will be filled with ideas and home decor stuffs... as well as real life family stuff, good times, ect.


The Jewerly organizer, holder, thingamabob, dohicky.

First I started with a frame:

I've had this frame forever, it actually came with a wedding picture, but the glass broke, and instead of buying new glass, I bought an entire new frame...

Then you need pegboard (I've also seen materials such as heating grate covers and smaller pegboard used, but I was talked into this one and I didn't have enough time to look around.)

Anyway, you can have the people at Lowes or The Home Depot cut it to size for you if you'd like, for free as long as you buy the pegboard from them, but I didn't have time for that... so my hubby cut it out for me using a box cutter.

It's kinda ugly at the moment, but no worries, nothing a little paint can't help. I painted mine white using basic white craft paint. I thought about painting a damask design on it with gray, but for now it is okay.

I got S-hooks from Lowes at the same time as I got the pegboard, it was 1.98 for 6 and I got two packs. Use pylers to wiggle and stretch them out to fit on the board, secure the board to the frame (I just used the frame clips it already had but you can use a staple gun). Hang it to the wall and TADA!

It's perfect... still think I might add the damask stencil... who knows. :)