Showing posts from September, 2016

Wooden Blessed Sign

Is it M onday 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 usin g m y 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 pen cil so I could e rase if I m ade a mistake.  W hich 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 ba s ket I found in Do llar Tree? I know with all the wood scraps I have, I

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

Updated Board and Batten

Hello and welcome to Friday.  Can I get a w hoop whoop ? A few weekends ago I decided it was time to upgrade the boa rd 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 th eir jacke ts and backpacks.  Their stuff was hogging it all. Well now every one's got some space.  We do have a coat closet to the left but it's easy to ju st walk in and hang up your purse or jacket without immediately goi ng 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 lo

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 w