09/26/12

Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses

I live by the beach after all! Sandy toes and salty kisses are just a part of beach living.

I wanted to have some fun beach art when you first walk into my new home. I used the leftover wood from my desk to create this art piece.

I was really inspired by these painting:

I talk more about this painting in my Painted Wood Art post.

And this one which brought me so much joy! You can read more about it in my last segment of 5 Weekend DIYs.

I started off with the sun:

Pretty simple. I just used 2 different shades of yellow.

I then wanted it to look a little more rustic:

I used my Walnut Stain and an old t-shirt to allow the imperfections of the wood to come through.

I then used a pastel to outline my lettering. I knew I didn’t want it to be perfect. So this was the end result:

I used white paint for the letters and silver paint pen for some of the outline.

It’s leaning up at the first landing of our stair case. I am holding off on showing how it looks with the full room because we still need to put some love into it.

Imperfections are perfect in my eyes :)

08/6/12

Wood Plank Ceilings

Lovebugs! I am so sorry that I have been away for more than a week. Here’s my explanation. It was my birthday, family was in town and then I was in a wedding.

This is a little snip it of the wedding reception.

My friend is an avid DIYer. These were used in the makeshift photo booth. Hold one and take one of the disposable cameras and viola, photo booth!

Alright, so that’s where I’ve been. Completely MIA but I’m back and I’m really excited because I have hired someone to fix up my blog a bit so hopefully in the next week or so you will be seeing some cool changes on here.

So let’s get to it, shall we?!

Wood Plank Ceilings:

The funny thing is that I dreamt about wood plank ceilings last night. Yup, I did.

This is a really sweet kids bedroom with recycled palette wood planks on the ceiling. It just gives the room an extra sweet rustic touch.

These are some reclaimed wood panels.

This is gorgeous. What I love about these ceilings is that you can see how much of an impact they have on the rooms. If you just scroll down on the computer and cut off the ceiling you can see how different the room feels. It just seems like a crisp clean room but adding that architectural element on the ceiling, makes the room seem more loved, more rustic and warmer.

This is a laundry room. I want to live in this laundry room. If the laundry room looks like this, how does the rest of the house look?

This sweet cottage style home gets an even sweeter touch with a small portion of the ceiling covered in reclaimed wood. That’s another thing to think about. If you don’t want to cover a whole ceiling you can create zones with the wood. This one works so well because there is what looks like a structural beam that separates the ceiling already.

I believe this is salvaged beadboard. I love it because it has so many different colors and works so well in giving this room a funkier more artistic feel.

What?! Isn’t this amazing! Herringbone pattern with salvaged raw wood in a recessed portion of the ceiling. My heart can’t take it anymore!

But I will warn you folks to be quite meticulous with your cuts and application or it might end up like this ^

How cool is that for a conference room?!

Well I’m so happy to be back. Thanks for your patience!

Have a Happy Monday!

04/17/12

Painted Wood Art

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of art that uses wood and it has really inspired me. A while back I did a painting on some left over plywood from my headboard and that was fun but it was pretty thin and long so it just leans up against a wall.

Check out some beautiful wood art I have found.

This beautiful piece of art is brought to you by Richard Pearse. 

Great target wood art by Paintsquare.

Beachy and weathered for a great mantel piece.

I looooove this sunshine piece. How can you not smile looking at this!?

Some art for over the bed.

Wow. A 5 paneled painted bicycle art piece. Yes.

Another abstract piece for the mantel. I love the yellow and blue combo.

Yeheeeessss! A nice graphic piece of art.

Inspired? I am!

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