Monday, April 21, 2014

Master Gallery Wall

I can't get enough of gallery walls, big and small. Gallery walls and stripes, love them! This particular wall in my bedroom is constantly changing. I hang something but don't love it so it only stays a short time, then the wall is empty again. Or I make something and I like too much so I put it somewhere else in my house where I can see it more often. Like the abstract art I did a little while ago. That was moved to the office. So this wall has been blank for a few months now. My husband began asking what happen to the picture that was here? Not a good sign when he starts asking why walls are blank.

So, I decided it need to be finished with something that would stay. So I came up with this. The only thing I didn't already have was a canvas, so this wall cost me $2, perfect!

Master gallery wall - the colored door

I knew I wanted some "love" art and I liked the idea of adding some gold. I decided to use my Silhouette and the "weld" feature. The weld feature allows you to take a script font (or any shape) and connect them to be one continuous word.

The day I wanted to work on this I didn't have any gold paper and had no plans in the next few days to make it to the store, so I made some. When I decide to work on something I want to do it now. Patience is not my strong suit. I grabbed some heavy duty white card stock and some craft paint and made my own gold paper.

paint for master gallery wall - the colored door

I used Martha Stewart Metallic paint in Gold and light gold. (The white pile of paint is mother of pearl, but I didn't end up using any of that). I mixed the two together using just a small amount of light gold.

Master gallery wall - the colored door

I wanted the brush marks to be seen so it wasn't a solid color.

master gallery wall - the colored door

I LOVE the way it turned out!! So simple. Exactly what I was looking for. I glued it onto a large piece of white paper and put it in a frame I already had.

Master gallery wall - the colored door

Next up was some monogram art. Again I used my Silhouette, but you could easily print out letters on your computer in any size and font and cut them out.

Make your own Monogram art - Master gallery wall - the colored door

I traced the letters and painted them with black craft paint.

Make your own monogram art!  Master gallery wall - the colored door

I am so pleased with the results. It works perfect for our master bedroom and I have no plans of moving anything. It was kind of fun going through old wedding pictures too. Wow we both look so much younger, how time flies!

I am still toying with the idea of painting the big black frame gold. I tried white but didn't like that. My white spray paint did not match the mat and it looked funny. Maybe I need a different white. What are your thoughts? Keep the black or try gold? Or a different white spray paint?

master gallery wall - the colored door

Master gallery wall - the colored door

master gallery wall - the colored door

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I love seeing how excited the kids get for Easter morning, such fun memories.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Inspiration Friday

I hope you have all had a great week. I have had lots of projects floating around in my head but have had a hard time getting focussed and actually doing them. I have been feeling scattered. Do you ever feel that way? I need to just pick one and finish it. Seems easy but I seem to start something and then move onto the next, so I have lots of started projects.
My poor laundry room has been covered in paint swatches since the fall, yikes! But I did finally pick a color! Maybe I will paint it soon. I hope your week has been more productive.

Well onto some inspiration!

I am loving all the plank walls I see out there. Not sure I have a place in my home but they sure are fun to look at.

Carrie from Lovely etc made the most beautiful colored plank wall. It turned out amazing, I love her color choices. 

Lovely etc.
I love this artwork! It is actually made with fabric, what a fun project.

This room looks so cozy, I love the blues and greens.

This bedroom looks so fun. I think I need some pink in my bedroom, not sure how that will go over with the hubs. Maybe if I start small he won't notice..yeah right.

Have a wonderful Easter Weekend! We are looking forward to some family time and maybe a project or two. It is supposed to be warm enough to enjoy outside, I hope they are right.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No. 5 Pillow

Yesterday I woke up to a blizzard and several inches of snow so I am hoping today brings lots of sunshine and warmer temps to melt all that snow. I shoveled the sidewalk but I refuse to shovel the driveway in April. The sun has some work to do. It was a great day to stay inside and get a few projects done though.

I have been wanting a number pillow for a while now. I knew I could make my own but for some reason it has taken a while to get it done. I made the pillow from left over fabric, I actually cut it out months ago. It is so easy to sew a pillow but the thought of pulling the sewing machine out of the closet and setting it up on the kitchen table seems like such a HUGE task.

Well it is finally done and I love it!

DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door

I cut a number 5 out with my Silhouette but you could easily do it with your computer and just use an x-acto knife to cut it out. The font I used was Century.

I placed it on my pillow and made sure it was centered. I used a pencil to outline the stencil. Then paint away! I used a fabric paint in black but you could add a fabric medium to any paint you have. Make sure you put plastic between the layers of the pillow because the paint will bleed through. I used gallon size zip lock bags.

DIY no. pillow - the colored door
I think this fabric paint is from Joanns, I have had it for a while.

paint for no. pillow - the colored door

I love how the pillow turned out, just like I imagined. I finished this chevron pillow a month or so ago and my no. 5 is the perfect addition.

DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door

DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door

DIY painted no. pillow - the colored door

Do you like to sew? Do you have a dedicated space to do it? Someday I hope too. I like sewing, I just don't like setting it up and breaking it down all the time. I am very grateful to have a sewing machine though, so I guess I shouldn't complain. I hope you have a bright sunny day!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! I had fully planned on having a new project to show you today but after a project fail and the weather being uncooperative to take any pictures that just didn't happen. So instead I will show you some projects from a few other awesome bloggers.

Tracy over at Right up my Alley made this sunburst mirror and bar cart. They are both amazing! I love this green, I need to find someway to get some green in my house. She did such a nice job.
Right up my Alley

Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick revealed her closet makeover and it looks amazing! She is so talented.

Thrifty Decor Chick

Jen at Tatertots and Jello has a great free printable that is a great reminder when things always seem so busy.

Tatertots and Jello
Young House Love finished their nursery and it looks amazing. They are so talented! And again with the green I love it!

Young House Love

Amy at The Idea Room revealed her office makeover and it is beautiful. You seriously have to check it out. It is attractive and functional which is not alway easy to pull off.

The Idea Room

Emily at Jones Design Company painted the coolest wall in her kids bathroom. It turned out awesome, I wish I could paint like that!

Jones Design Company

There is so much inspiration floating around blogland. I could spend hours reading blogs and stare in awe what talented bloggers do in their homes. It makes me feel like maybe someday I too can create amazing spaces...maybe. I hope you enjoyed and maybe found a new blog to follow, it is always fun to find a new blog.

Have a Fantastic day!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Inspiration Friday

I can't believe it is already Friday, this one snuck up on me. I won't complain, Fridays are always welcome. I keep hearing rumors it is going to be cold next week and I am trying to ignore the reports. I hope they are wrong. Even though it has been crazy windy at least the temps have been milder.

I had fun searching for inspiration this week and I hope you enjoy!

I LOVE this headboard, that thing is huge. How comfy to sit in bed a read a book.

This layout is so nice being open to the kitchen but still having some separation. And the ceiling is dreamy.

What a fun wall for a girls bedroom, I will have to file this one away. I love the colors too.

I love the beach feel to this room and that rug can make it into my house anytime.

These build-ins are beautiful! It looks like such a cozy space.

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Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We are having a neighborhood garage sale in a few weeks and I need to get organized and get rid of lots of stuff! Time to clean out the closets and toys, that will feel so good. I see lots of work in my future, but it will be worth it.

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