Showing posts from September, 2016

Wooden Blessed Sign

Is it Monday already?

I don't know about you guys, but I have lots of wood scraps laying around in the garage.  I decided to put them to use.  I like quote signs so this was an obvious choice.  

I chose a small piece of 1x4 and got to work.  With the addition of craft paint and a brush, this was an easy little project.

I first painted my wood with some black craft paint using my foam brush.  Since I don't have a cutting machine and I didn't bother to print and trace a stencil, I free-handed the words in pencil so I could erase if I made a mistake.  Which I did several times.  I chose the word blessed.

After a few coats of white paint to fill in my words, I had a cheap little sign I could put anywhere.  I used a tiny bristled brush for this step.

I paired it with my painted pumpkins for fall in the dining room.
How cute is this little wire basket I found in Dollar Tree?
I know with all the wood scraps I have, I'll be making more of these soon.

What easy project have you done la…

Behr Color Currents 2017

The paint most used in my house is Behr.  It's affordable and the paint is easy to work with.  When I buy it, I know what I'm getting myself into.
Recently I saw they posted the color trends for 2017.  These are 20 limited edition colors that are trendy and will help you create a loved and livable home.  You can choose colors to fit your personality.

I think I am more drawn to the Composed Palette.  I am more into blues and grays.  According to Behr, the Composed Palette includes earth tones and jewel tones.  They are more of a backdrop to allow you to show off your other decor.  I love the Laid Back Gray and Wanderlust.  They are very similar to colors I already have in my home.

The Confident Palette has brighter colors.  They are adventurous and more dramatic.  These are colors I would consider accents or used more for the decor and not the walls.  But like the name says, if you want to make a statement, use a fun color.  I think these colors would look great in a kids room.


Updated Board and Batten

Hello and welcome to Friday.  Can I get a whoop whoop?

A few weekends ago I decided it was time to upgrade the board and batten in the back entry.  I wanted it to be a little taller and more hooks.  I felt like only the kids had room for their jackets and backpacks.  Their stuff was hogging it all.

Well now everyone's got some space.  We do have a coat closet to the left but it's easy to just walk in and hang up your purse or jacket without immediately going to the closet.

I had some leftover pieces from the bottom poplar boards in the garage so I just extended it up.  I like the two rows of hooks instead of just the one.

I had to buy a 1x4 for the top horizontal board and a 1x2 for the ledge.  I like the little ledge at the top so I can lean stuff on it.  For now it's got my paint stick project and a blue monogram.  It also gives it a finished look.

Check out those hooks.  I originally was going to go with the larger hooks that matched the lower ones from Ikea.  So glad I chan…

A Girly Gallery Wall

I feel like I'm in the home stretch with my daughter's room makeover.  There are always a few small things I want to get done before I reveal them.  Ever since the room was painted gray, she's been loving it so I can take my time for all she cares.  Painting over the green made the room feel so much more calm and larger.
I knew from the start I wanted to do another gallery wall in her room.  I got rid of the old prints because she was over the whole butterfly thing and wanted to tone down the colors to just a few.  We've decided to stick with pinks, blues, white, and gold.  This print from Minted is the star of the wall.  I loved this print the moment I saw it.  It had all the colors we were going for and it had a playful effect with the watercolors.

I bought a few pieces from Hobby Lobby for those touches of gold.  They have awesome sales.  I bought the So in love with you canvas from Marshalls.  The rest of the prints I designed.  I just re-used the white frames from t…