Sunday, April 18, 2010
Continuing with my weekend plans to re-decorate the different areas in my house that bug me, this weekend I got to work on my mantle. I've always seen pictures of other people's mantles and they are beautiful. Mine on the other hand lacked...well, it lacked a lot of things!
I love seeing the differnent vinyl wall stickers that are available. I've passed by these at Kohl's forever but kept telling myself that I really didn't need to buy one. When I was sent a $5 coupon to Kohl's I knew exactly what I wanted to buy with it!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
So next I needed to address the top of my little table in my entryway.
Ugh, boring! I needed to find some inspiration. And I did. I found this little guy at a local little boutique for 6 bucks. I love him! So perfect for what I wanted to do.
He is my most favorite recent purchase. I think I love him because he is so pudgy! Pudgy birds need love too! I knew he would just blend in with my black/brown table and I was trying to get away from that so I decided to spray paint him.
Ah! I love him even more!!! Now here is where my frugalista self kicked in. Whenever I bought my little bird friend the bag that the store used was this:
Hellooooo! I cut it open and used it to cover two different sized boxes. Well, one was a VHS that we don't use anymore (hey, that's recycling right?)
I then wrapped them like presents and TA-DA!
So pleased with it. It was exactly what that space needed! With my new fancy frame hanging above, I would now say this space is not boring at all!
This is my entryway.
Since we moved into our house I haven't really done much to it. Brown wall. Brown/Black mirror. Brown/Black furniture. Black bowl. Brown pinecones? Wow. One word comes to mind. BORING!
I was in a serious need of an un-boring makeover. First up, that mirror! I figured it would be the easiest thing to change. I like that piece of furniture and wasn't quite ready to change it.
So, I decided that was where I could add some color!
So I taped off the mirror (which was the most difficult part).
I found a GREAT color that I loved, and sprayed away!
Say it with me, Ooooooooh! I love it! It was a little too perfect for me, so I just took my sandpaper and roughed up the edges a bit to give it a little distressed look.
I love it!
We were in need of a toothbrush holder for our bathroom. I saw tons that I liked, but didn't really want to spend a lot of money on one. I was in Kohl's this weekend and came across this ceramic tumbler. It was on clearance for $2.00! $2.00 people!!
The other day I made a quick and easy headband. I took the cuff off an old tshirt and then made paper flowers from scrapbook paper. I just cut different size circles out and glued them on top of one another. I cut out two pieces of cardstock and put one behind the flowers and sandwiched the other one behind the band. I like the way it turned out!