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Monday, November 12, 2012

Living Room Wall

Remember the middle of this post, where I showed pictures of my living room? Well, I am happy to say that it is the only completely finished room in our house. All the pictures are hung, furniture is where it should be, and the walls are even painted!
Do you need a refresher so you can remember what it looked like before?
The walls were a yellow that clashed with the floor...

And the 'focal wall' looked horrible with the fireplace and the yellow on the other walls.

Are you ready to see it now?
What do you think? Do you love the light grey as much as I do?

This is the picture wall above the love seat. I just LOVE how it turned out.
All these frames were just sitting around my house waiting for spray paint. It honestly took no longer than 5 minutes, and I had all matching frames!

I found this key at a little store in our area quite a few years ago. I LOVED it, but I didn't ever know what to do with it. A little twine, a little frame, and you've got something cute to hang on your wall!

Our family picture, taken by Urban Fig Photography. I love it so much! It's HUGE, and I'm thankful I got it printed so big, because I had a big empty space that needed something. Perfect!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Candy Jar

My cousin, Tara, and I went craft fair shopping in our town last week. I have to say that I was NOT impressed at all with what the craft fair had to offer, but that's not what this is about. There was a little room off the back, behind all the other tables, and it was FULL of antiques and fun little things. I found an adorable little globe, and a large jar with a lid that would be PERFECT as a treat jar. Don't you think?
It's quite big... I'd say 6"x6" for sure. Mmmm... salt water toffee...

Here I go, on and on and on about Tara, and none of you even know who she is. WELL. Here. Go check her out! She makes THE most beautiful cards and paper crafts. Anyways, a couple weeks ago, we bought a Cricut machine together. With this, we can cut out shapes, letters... you name it. I decided to throw some vinyl on the machine and see if I could cut out some cute letters for my jar.

I've gotta say, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! I simply peeled off the backing, and they stuck right to the glass! No mess, no problem!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A lamp project...

Wow! SO much has been going on around here! We took the huge tree out of the front yard, planted a bunch of stuff in the back yard, finished the living room... blah blah blah... but I haven't posted any of it!
The weather's been a bit miserable around here the last couple weeks, with lots of rain. Since my hubby's been on night shift and it gets dark so early, that leaves lots of time for me to 'get my craft on'!

Up first, a lamp that was given to us by my parents. I didn't manage to get a before picture, but just believe me when I say they were horrible. They were a brown that was really bumpy... almost like it was trying to look rusty. There was a plexi glass piece in the middle that was supposed to look like a crackled finish, but the paper that had the 'crackle' on it had come loose from the inside and was all bunched up in the bottom. The shade was a sorry shade of tan/beige/cream. I think I explained it how it was.
Anyways, I've fallen madly in love with burlap lately, and figured it would make a nice touch to my living room. I cut out a piece and went to town on it, sewing it BY HAND to the existing shade. Let me just add a note here to say that sewing through a lampshade is not an easy feat. My fingertips tingled for DAYS! Here's a picture of the shade...

I cut the burlap, and didn't know how I should finish off the end without it looking 'goofy'. I figured adding a button and sewing the edges would give it a little character. I LOVE how it turned out!

Up next is a picture of the base. I simply took it outside, and spray painted it all black. This is only one coat, and it covered awesome. 

I had the berry garland from some candle thing in the old house, and it fit perfectly on the base and added a pop of color. The star garland I found tucked in a box down stairs. Nothing quite like using what you have!

Here's a picture of the completed lamp.

I just love how it is so unique!