2.28.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

It's the last day of  February.  Where did this month go?  I guess it slipped by while I was enjoying last week's Frugal Friday!

Here's my frugal round-up....

Love this simple book page butterfly garland created by Posed Perfection.   Just lovely.


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2.27.2013

Not The Typical Way to Paint a Chalkboard Wall~

Sometimes you want to paint a chalkboard wall that isn't the normal black or green.  There are ways to make your own chalkboard paint.  But here is an easy-peasy way to turn any paint into chalkboard paint.  And it's how I created the chalkboard wall in the loft bedroom.


It's called Clear Chalkboard Coating by Americana.  I got a sample in my swag bag from SNAP! last year and finally got around to trying it when I decided that I wanted to create a chalkboard wall for the loft bedroom, but wanted to use paint we already had.

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2.25.2013

Gray Scale Canvas Wall Art~

When it came down to styling the loft bedroom, I wanted the art to really make a statement without being overpowering.  And I wanted it to be sophisticated while still looking appropriate in a boys' bedroom.


If you recall, the first piece of art which we created for the room was the scrap wood wall art. I loved it and it was exactly the sort of art which I had envisioned for the space.  But when I realized that I still had a large empty wall space that required artwork, I had to think up something that was just as simple and just as visually appealing.

More after the jump...

2.21.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I have some fun links from last week's party to share for this week's Frugal Round-up!

First up, this adorable - and romantic - map art shared by Hymns and Verses.  Love this idea!




More after the jump...

2.20.2013

An Ingenious Way to Hang Curtains~

Your response to the Loft Bedroom was overwhelming!  I'm so glad that so many people were inspired by the space.  But there are some great things about the space that I haven't shared yet...so I'm going to remedy that situation starting today.


Since the loft bedroom is in the loft (unexpected, right?) we had to come up with a way to give the space some privacy.

I thought of simply using a tension rod like the ones used for bathtub/shower combos, but the two walls in the loft aren't the same length, and using a tension rod would eliminate some of the area that we wanted to use for living space, not to mention that we had to work around the ceiling light fixture.

Learn more after the jump...


2.18.2013

Loft Bedroom Reveal~

It's about time!! 

The loft bedroom is finally finished!

And since I don't want to keep you waiting any longer...

Here is the loft space BEFORE




And  here is the loft BEDROOM AFTER



Read all about it after the break...

2.14.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I hope you are ready for an other fun-filled Frugal Round-up, because I have some fabulous favorite projects from last week's party!

First up is this AMAZING upcycled door mirror project shared by Lilikoi Joy.  I am crazy in love with this project.  If you love them as much as I do, you're in luck because there is a detailed tutorial at the end of her post!

More after the  jump...

Happy Valentine's Day~

Wanting to wish you all a very 

Happy Valentine's Day!



 I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones!

xoxo
Wendy

To find out how to make your own glittered heart ornaments, see this post.

2.12.2013

Putting the Finishing Touches on the Loft Bedroom~

We're in the final stretch on the loft bedroom.

I picked up a few more items last week from one of my favorite stores (can you tell which one from this photo?)


This is the part of putting together a room that I love the most...styling it.  Finalizing the fabrics, picking out the accessories.  Seeing the vision that was in my head come to life.


I'm so excited to share the room reveal with you...at the beginning of next week!


Y'all come back now, ya hear?

xoxo
Wendy

2.07.2013

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I have some fun posts to share for this week's Frugal Round-up ....

First, I thought these birch-painted stairs by This Green House were so creative!  I love them!!


Next up, this adorable DIY Pottery Barn knock-off nightstand by Crafted Niche includes step-by-step instructions.  I love typography...and this is so fun!

More after the jump...

2.06.2013

Anxiously Waiting for Spring~

I'm jumping right from Valentine's Day posts to spring.  This winter has been one of the coldest and snowiest in a long time here in Utah.  I love snow.  I do.  But a girl can only take so many snowy, foggy, smoggy days before it starts to wear on her. 



It was in the forties here last week, and I honestly thought it felt like spring.  I am soooo ready for spring.  I am anxiously waiting for warm breezes, longer daylight hours, and the fresh start that spring brings. 

More after the jump...

2.04.2013

DIY Valentine's Pallet Sign~

I was in a Valentine-y mood this weekend, so I decided to create a great BIG Valentine sign for my family.  What does one use to create a great BIG Valentine sign?   Well, in my case I decided to repurpose a pallet.



The pallet used to be art in the boys' bedroom with a cardboard deer head hanging on it.  But when I updated the antlers I received from my mom, they ended up in the boys' room.  And even though I thought the cardboard deer was adorable, two deer-related art pieces in that one room was a bit much for me.  So down came the pallet...and now it's a fun Valentine sign.

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