I have 11' ceilings in my LR and I have tried many things on this one wall but nothing I am 110% satisfied with. It drives me nuts to sit there and see nothing on that wall or to see something super tiny on the wall. I had two large family photo canvas there and moved them, put a mirror there but still just not happy.
I decided to go to a local antique shop and buy some of his old wood. He sold it to me for $10 lol. Quite a deal. Don't think he knows how much he could actually make off of all of it.
Anyway I wanted something huge for my walk so I wanted to put this wood together and put a verse or quote on it or idk something random but now I cant decide on that detail. Lol. I suppose it will take me another month to ponder on that.....here are a few pics and even one after I just threw a Valentine's day banner up on it to fill in thst blankness.....I'll post a finished product soon. :).
Monday, February 2, 2015
Thursday, November 6, 2014
When we got our pics in Mexico they offered these prints with our package and I just haven't found the right spot for them. When we moved I decided not to clutter the walls with family pics but of course I can't just stash pics away so I decided to mount them on burlap and I absolutely love it.
Friday, July 18, 2014
My first step was to paint the entire wall, basically bc it was a flat paint before and I changed it to eggshell.
Obviously walls vary in size so you will just need to determine how close you want the stitching.
We tied a pencil at the end of a rope and then tacked it in the corner then drew from one side to the other to get the long line. Make sure u hold the pencil outright and not slanted at all! Then do the other line in the opposite corner.
I traced the line with a thin paintbrush using a gray paint we had already. It's ok if the line isn't exactly the same thickness ! If u look close you can see mine varies in thickness.
The best thing I did was make a stencil from a scrap piece of cardboard for the stitching. And I didn't try to draw the stencil exactly the same, I made some shorter and longer just to get a different stitch
Using this stencil made it so much easier than trying to do it free hand! I did one line with the stitching one way and the other line with the stitching the opposite way and did them about 2 inches apart.
When I was done painting all the stitches I added a little black with some red to make the shadow at the end of each stitch. That really did add a lot to the overall look. You can see in the pictures with and without.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
For my daughters 5th Birthday party we decided upon a Tea Party with Cinderella! I think I went overboard this time but all the kids and even parents were saying what a great party it was which makes me feel really good since I put so much time and effort into it!
These were the party favors, I loved making these! I just cut out the circles with a cd as my template, then used a cupcake wrapper template for the tea cup and it took a while to cut out the perfect handle but I got it! Used the bags to make it look like steam coming from pot! I also put name labels in the side as well so the kids wouldn't fight over them. I bought all pink candies, stickers, Cinderella pens for the girls and sll blue candies for the boys! The boys didn't partake in the tea party ;)
Pin the Tiara on the Princess! Bought on Amazon for apx. $2.99
Had Cinderella give all girls a wand, gloves, and a necklace!
Tea Cup Pinata, Made by Wackalotta Pinata, can be found on Facebook.
I made pink Meringues, in which I am so mad that I forgot to take a pic of but they are so beautiful and light and taste like cotton candy! Here is the pic I stole from the site and the link for the recipe, just allow yourself a lot of bake time for these