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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DIY LAYERED SILHOUETTE OVERSIZED WALL ART

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

DIY LAYERED SILHOUETTE OVERSIZED WALL ART

Like most Pinterest addicts users, I have more things pinned than I will ever cook or make or do.  Still, it's fun to look through such great images and glean ideas here and there.  I'm so happy to be participating in the  Pinterest Challenge Project today.  I've had the following image pinned for a while.                                                                            Source: athoughtfulplaceblog.com via Jennifer on Pinterest I pinned from A Thoughtful Place , but I believe the original source is an Etsy shop .  I liked the idea of using an oversized backing to bulk up a regular sized picture.  My thought when pinning was that I could use a canvas or board, paint a fun pattern on it, and affix another framed picture on the front of it. I've also long admired the large silhouettes in this dining room that I showed you yesterday:                                                              Source: hollymathisinteriors.com via J...
Monday, October 29, 2012

SILHOUETTES

Monday, October 29, 2012

SILHOUETTES

Two years ago I realized I had never had a silhouette of my kids made.  I admired  Nester's and followed her link to the silhouette artist that she used and recommended.   After visiting with her through her website (she's not local for me), I sent  Lena Bengtson a couple of profile photos of my kids with a few special instructions that I wanted included in the silhouette.  A short time later I received my silhouettes, framed them, and have enjoyed them every day since.  They are not super cheap, but I think are a very fair investment considering the effort and artistry that go into making them, and I'm considering mine an heirloom! Her precision cuts and attention to detail are remarkable.  I love the eyelashes and details with the hair. Maybe if you had an eagle eye you've noticed them in my home: I wish I had done this when my kids were little bitty, those baby silhouettes are precious! I'm working to finish up a project for the Pin...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DINING ROOM HOST CHAIRS...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DINING ROOM HOST CHAIRS...

I did it! Well, almost!    They've come together well so far, but the back is the part I've been the most nervous about.  It will be a panel that will cover edge to edge, with cording around it.  I'm working away, and off to find a few tutorials to help me with this part.  Anyone reading have any advice? (If you need a reminder,  here is the plan for the dining room.  I'll update you on where I am as soon as the chairs are finished!) And, I wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to my Dad today! Almost everything I've learned about anything DIY related I've learned from him.  He is the perfect example of a life lived with kindness, discipline, patience, a calm spirit, hard work, and a solid devotion to the Lord.  Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you.  We're ready to party tonight!    ...
Friday, October 19, 2012

OUR FALL PORCH {2012} & PAINTED PUMPKINS

Friday, October 19, 2012

OUR FALL PORCH {2012} & PAINTED PUMPKINS

Yesterday I finally got around to making our porch a bit more ready for Fall.     A few nights ago my sister came over and we had a pumpkin painting party.  Are you surprised that mine are black and white? I kept one pumpkin orange for a shot of color, and added a fun monogram.   Using the same method I showed you last year , I used woodens skewers and crab apples to ring a pot of mums.   My side porch got a few mums and painted pumpkins, also.  The kids made the small ones at Kids' Safety Day at Home Depot a few weeks ago. This pumpkin was super quick...spray painted gold then I used straight pins to stick on large paillette sequins. So that's it!  Simple this year, but enough to feel festive!  I hope you have such a happy weekend.  We don't have many definite plans, but I'm working on a big project I can't wait to finish.  Here's hoping it's smooth sailing! ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DIY FAUX COPPER PLANTERS

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DIY FAUX COPPER PLANTERS

A few weeks ago when I put out my fall decorations, I didn't have a spot for all of the succulents that I planted earlier in the summer.  Then, I came across this project: Poppytalk Ashley of Sugar & Cloth used copper pipe caps for these darling little planters.  Well, you can bet I wanted to do that too, especially with the colors working so well for fall. After searching around town a bit, I discovered I needed to revise my plan for 2 reasons: 1. I couldn't find them!  I didn't see anything at Lowe's, and Home Depot had a copper cap but it was only about 1" in diameter...way too small for the size of my plants.  And for one that size, 2. Copper is expensive! I wanted 5-6, and for the larger sizes it would really add up.  The tiny one was around $4 at Home Depot.  The HD associate suggested checking at a local specialty plumbing store, but I knew that would really be getting into the big bucks!  So, while walking around Lowe's, I ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A DELIGHTFUL BLOG AND SPOOKY TREATS

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A DELIGHTFUL BLOG AND SPOOKY TREATS

You all know that  bedrooms are on my brain right now. Yesterday I linked up a couple of projects at Cottage and Vine , and in the process got totally distracted by this gorgeous guest bedroom at Dixie Delights : Dixie Delights And while I was there, my distraction continued as I toured this site for a while looking at her lovely home.   Although we're not big celebrators when it comes to Halloween, I do like to do a few fun things for the kids.  I came across these festive and easy eats while I was perusing Dixie Delights: Spooky Worm Supper Dixie Delights Ghost Pizza Dixie Delights After searching the web for a bit, here are a few more things that would be fun to make together: Ghost Pancakes Gourmet Mom on the Go My kids love deviled eggs and olives, so I suspect they would gobble these up!                                                                       Source: google.nl via ♥♥♥ Y.O.L.O.!! ♥♥♥ Remember! ♥♥♥ on Pinterest ...