March 7, 2014
First, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone that voted for me yesterday in the first round of the Better Homes & Gardens Makeover Madness! I’m so excited to share that thanks to you I won and will be going on to the next round!
We just got back from spending the week in Nashville visiting my brother and I think it’s officially one of my favorite cities. I’ll share more about our trip next week but today I wanted to share some of my favorite links from the past couple of weeks. Will you be giving any of these DIYs a try this weekend?
1. Add gold adhesive vinyl to an umbrella for a quick, stylish DIY project, via Sewbon.
2. Put pegboard in a frame and paint it with chalkboard paint to create a jewelry organizer, via Dream Green DIY.
3. Create gold dipped concrete earrings. Yep, I said concrete, via Fall for DIY.
I’m also loving:
These berry box wreaths by Frock Files.
This fabric house door stop by Oleander + Palm.
These embroidery floss wrapped keys by Creme de la Craft.
March 6, 2014
Update: Thanks so much for voting for me—I won! I truly appreciate your time and support! The next round of voting will be in a couple weeks. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when voting is open again :)
You may remember how I transformed our Ikea Malm dressers into more stylish mid-century modern inspired furniture. Well today I have exciting news! My dresser makeover is part of Better Homes & Gardens Makeover Madness! They are running a blogger furniture makeover competition this month and the winner will head to their headquarters to complete a fun furniture makeover challenge! So here’s where I need your help—please vote for my makeover!
Click here to vote for my furniture makeover!
You can vote once per hour until tomorrow at 10 AM EST so please vote, vote, vote! Thank you so, so much for your support!
March 4, 2014
Today’s part of our house tour takes a look at our guest bathroom. It was once one of the most “blah” places in our home (mostly due to the previous dark tan wall color and the retro mauve tile) and now it’s one of the cheeriest places in our home. It’s pretty funny actually—when people walk into the bathroom for the first time, they usually say that it’s the perfect backdrop for photos thanks to the fun gold polka dot walls.
I updated the look of the bathroom for only around $150 and it really transformed the space. The biggest transformation was removing the sliding shower doors, which really gave the space a dated look.
Paint Color: The Bubbly by Valspar | Gold Polka Dots: created by me using my Silhouette and gold adhesive vinyl | Wastebasket: The Container Store | Tissue Cover: Umbra | Shower Curtain: Urban Outfitters | Acrylic Canisters: The Container Store | Towel Hook: Restoration Hardware in polished nickel | Faucet: Delta | Love Print: by me
Looking to update your bathroom? Check out my tips on removing sliding shower doors and learn how I created the polka dot walls.
March 3, 2014
As I was picking up things around the house this weekend I came across the dog treat jar I made a couple years ago. I realized that this was the very first project I created with my Silhouette and that I never shared it with you. So without anymore delay, here’s the vinyl label I created to decorate a plain ceramic Ikea canister. This canister is no longer available but The Container Store has a similar glass one with a wood lid. We leave ours on the kitchen counter and use it to store treats for Darcy.
If you want to create your own dog treat label, you can download the svg file here. You can use your Silhouette Cameo to cut this or your Cricut Explore. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can download the pdf file and use it as a template to hand cut your own label. I used the Silhouette premium vinyl in brown, which has held up great, even when I’ve hand washed the container.
While you’re making a treat jar, check out a few more ways to show some love for your four-legged friend over on The Neighborhood.
Download the treat and bone svg file or download the pdf file.
Check out all the other things I’ve created with my Silhouette here.
February 28, 2014
Happy Friday! If you’re looking for a fun weekend project how about making a gold sunburst mirror for your home? This DIY project was pretty easy to make and costs less than $40!
I’ve always loved mid-century modern gold sunburst mirrors but hated the thought of paying more than $100 for one. So I decided to make my own using a mirror I got at Hobby Lobby for $10 (it was 50% off at the time) and some wooden dowels. Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own sunburst mirror.
Create your own mid-century modern gold sunburst mirror using a cheap store bought mirror and a few supplies!
- Metallic gold spray paint, I like the Valspar
- 10″ round mirror, I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $10
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Mirror template
- Miter saw, I have a Makita and it’s great!
- 28, 1/4″ x 36″ dowels cut into the following sizes:
• 16 – 18″ pieces
• 16 – 15″ pieces
• 16 – 12″ pieces
• 16 – 9″ pieces
Looking for more DIY weekend projects? Check out all my past DIY projects here.