12/27/12

Final DIY Projects of 2012

Happy Holidays everyone. Well, I know some of us have some time off before the new year so I figured I would give you guys a little inspiration to get your DIY on.

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1. This is sort of an Ikea hack but you can really do this with any vase in your home.

2. Mason jars are my favorite thing in life. There are so many things you can play with but I am loving this soap dispenser.

3. Are you like me and have a terrible time keeping your iphone cases fresh? Well, then do it yourself and save some money!

4. This is such a simple art piece. Gold circle stickers on white paper in a white frame. Boom.

5. My friend just gifted me some beautiful diy coasters and got me inspired. These are pretty cute.

6. See a branch, pick it up, throw it on the wall and save a buck: Jewelry hanger

7. DIY candle holder with a little love and knowledge.

8. Hanging plants. It’s a great way to add some dimension to your space especially when you feel stuck on wall art.

9. Do you know how much I love dreamcatchers? This one is so whimsical and dreamy.

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09/21/12

5 Weekend DIYs

Hey alls. I’m back right before the weekend to give you some 5 weekend DIYs to keep you busy and continue to be inspired by your space.

1. The first project is a simple and fun one:

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I can go on and on about all the things I love about this room but what I completely adore is the branch clothing hanger. It’s such a simple project too. You can add hooks to the tops of the branches that you may find on your street or go get some driftwood from the beach and use string (rope, yarn, clear wire, etc) to loop around. For more branch inspiration, check out my old post about branches here.

2. The second project is one to add some more dimension and appeal to the eye:

Unfortunately I can’t find the image source but you get the idea. If you have a nook in your home, add some color and vibrancy with paint OR stencil it up. Why not? You can always paint over it and you will come to realize that a little bit of color can go a long way. It will also add dimension and architectural character to your space. If you don’t have a nook than use a small wall space to create dimension.

3. The third project is one that will just add some pizazz to a necessity in any home:

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Key hooks! We need them and why not make it look awesome with a frame around it? Does it not look almost identical to my jewelry holder I just made? I love it.

4. I’ve never seen anything like this before but it looks incredible:

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Succulents are amazing for many reasons. First and foremost, I’m less likely to kill it. Check out the image source above to get the “how to” on these awesome open book planters.

5. Add some bling to your dinnerware:

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Don’t they look incredible. Get the step by step guy when you click on the image source above on how to make any bland ol’ bowl into an eye catcher. Hello!

Alright my blog lovers, enjoy your weekend. I can smell fall in the air. Can’t you?!

01/20/12

New Painting

So last month I had an art show and was lucky enough to sell a few paintings. It was supposed to be my final show at the studio but it turns out the owner wants me there longer. Great news for me but this means all the paintings that I sold and promised my clients for January need to be replaced with new paintings. Yikes! Wasn’t prepared for that. I don’t know if all artists can agree but I am not ALWAYS inspired to paint and that seems to be the case right now. Not really good for when you have a deadline. So I have decided to take it one canvas at a time. Here’s one I just finished today:

Kind of different from my norm but I think I like it. I think this gloomy day might have inspired the darkness of the painting.

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11/16/11

Painted Antlers!

I love the rustic look of these painted antlers. It’s such an easy DIY. (FIY I threw in 2 branches in there that were painted with a funky tribal look).

How to paint antlers:

  1. Check the antlers and see if there is any glossy varnish
  2. Sand away an uneven surfaces or coats
  3. Wipe down
  4. Cover portions of the antler that you do not want painted with painters tape (this is optional depending on how defined you want the paint)
  5. Coat with acrylic spray primer
  6. Paint away!

 Here is a link to all of Etsy’s awesome antler art: click (I <3 Etsy)

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