Thursday, August 18, 2011
After falling in love with the project, I looked around the house to see what I had that I could cover in filters. I found a round 4" styrofoam ball and decided that I would cover it with white filters instead of the brown filters. So I pulled out the filters, my hot glue gun and the ball and got to work.
This is a fun and easy project that you can work on while watching tv or chatting on the phone with your friends. Once I was finished I cut some string and hung it up in the corner of my dining room...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I love the style but it needed some serious help. Plus with gray walls and my gray and white bedding, the pine color stuck out like a sore thumb. I knew that I wanted to go with a white color, I just couldn't decide on the shade of white. Originally I wanted to go with an antique white but against the bedding the antique white looked more like a yellow-white instead of what I was looking for. Then I decided that I would go with a gray white. So after many many many trips to the Behr website and many trips to Home Depot, I finally found the perfect color and it's almost the exact color of the white in my bedding. Love it.
As you know I am in love with Behr's Ultra Primer & Paint in one!!!! I don't think I will every use anything else. Plus with the advice of the many blogs that I follow, everyone suggested that when painting wood, that Behr Ultra paint has the best results. By trail and error many of these blogs have found that after 6 months they have had to repaint their pieces, because the paint that they used started to bubble and peel.
Here we go the first finished piece "The Night Stand"
Friday, June 10, 2011
Anyways...I originally was trying to find this particular trellis pattern stencil (FYI there are about 1 million trellis patterns out there to choose from so be prepared when you begin your search). After days and days of searching I came across this wonderful "Ribbon Pattern" and purchased it immediately.
This is the stencil that I choose. It's called "Ribbon Lattice Allover" and I love it. I'm currently stenciling the wall outside of my spare bathroom. I would like to eventually use the same design in my dining room stenciling half way up the wall and then adding a chair rail at the top to of the stencil to finish it off (be on the look out for that project).
In the mean time here are a few pictures of what I've done so far.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
So since it's been so long it has taken me a while to figure out what to start posting so I'm just going to go room to room and post different updates of the things I've done. That includes posting Christmas pics.
So ever since I bought my condo I've always been really intrigued by wall decals, so I bought a set and decided that I would hang it up in my living room. Let me first tell you that it was an easy but time consuming project. I used the corned edge of my driver's licence so transfer the decal off of the plastic paper and onto the wall. See below....
It looks like it's 4 large pieces and 4 small pieces, WRONG. If you take a closer look you will see that the 4 large pieces are really about 30 small pieces. I really, really liked the decal at the beginning but after a while realized this was not the right decal or the right location for a decal. Well that and the fact that a few a the pieces starting coming off. So I just pushed the pieces back down. Suggestions don't use the decal on an outside wall. Between the winter cold on the outside and the heat on the side, I believe that was the cause of the unraveling. I will for sure do another decal, in fact I think I've already got the next one picked out, but you will have to wait and see.
So one day I was out shopping at Bed, Bath and Beyond (one of my favorite places) and I came across this picture frame set that I thought would be a good replacement for the wall decal. O and by the way they say that the wall decal are reusable, um so not the case in my situation. Every single piece that I put up tore into many more little pieces instead of pealing right off.
Here's an up close picture of the new wall hanging in my living room. It's 8 separate pieces that took me a while to hang in an almost perfect rectangle. I'm still working on putting pictures in each of the frames but I've gotten a few of the pics filed. The top center has pictures of some of my cousins kids and my old roommates Jamie & Jamie and their first daughter Madison.