Friday, November 30, 2012

Rhonna Designs Christmas Gift Tag Contest

Rhonna Designs is doing a Merry Christmas Gift Tag Design Contest and I decided to enter!

I designed both of these but my entry is the first one. I mainly used the Insta Christmas Kit but also used a few elements from the Insta Fun Kit and from a Digital Designs kit, which is not available for sale that I can see.

Here is my official entry!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Front Room {after}

Here are some shots of the newly improved front room. I typed up descriptions to go along with the pictures twice and for some reason I could not get the words to show up so I quit. Comment if you have questions or concerns.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Choosing Paint

I had a hard time choosing the new color for my upstairs living areas. I knew I wanted grey but its hard to choose a good grey because they look so differently when put on the wall. I ended up buying 5 samples and I am glad I did.

I ended up choosing Sharkey, by Martha Stewart at Home Depot. It is the left bottom swatch in the picture above. I went with Elephant Skin for an accent wall and I am almost ready to show pictures. I kind of ran out of steam painting 600+ square feet. Plus, I am making pillows, looking for art and tables. Lots to do when the redo is spur of the moment. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Mantel

Here is this year's Halloween "mantel".  I mostly used stuff I had from previous years with the exception of the crow (Dollar Tree find) and art (see below for links). My mantle looks good on the new, darker wall. The color is Elephant Skin by Behr. 

Here is what the room looked like before the paint change, although its hard to tell the difference in color. Trust me, its about 3 shades darker.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another Room Re-Do

You might be wondering what Martha Stewart's dog Sharkey has anything to do with it. 
You will have to wait another day while I finished up the painting. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Easy Earring Holder

I was pleased when I found this frame at the DI because I am always looking for this style.  

I planned on ditching the cherub and wire, then I had an idea to hang my earrings from the wire. 

I got lucky because I didn't have to do much to make this work, but you could easily replicate by using chicken coop wire. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Another Barn Wood Sign

I've gotten a little crazy with these barn wood signs. The wood sat for months, untouched, and now all the sudden I've decided I must make use of them. Using the same technique as I did on the Egg Sign, here is my latest-

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What Do You Think

About my amazing find? Its been sitting at my parent's house for a few weeks and I forgot how much I love it.

I have not decided what I am doing with it or where its going. Any ideas?