Thursday, February 24, 2011

Picture Frame Makeover

I love having pretty things on my walls.  I had a great picture of my husband and I on a small wall in the living room.  The wall was a little plain for my liking so  I made some art to surround.  

I bough eightt 4 x 6 unfinished wood picture frames from Michael's and painted them white.

I wanted to put pictures in a few but I needed some texture in my living room as well, so I framed a couple different things.
A friend gave me this star for Christmas a while ago, it says wishes on it, and I love it! I glued some fabric down and then framed it. 

I love anything vintage! I had this key that was on a necklace friends got me for my birthday one year.  I stitched it to some fun fabric and framed it. 

No project of mine would be complete without some ribbon. 

This one is fun because it was the cake topper (on our giant cupcake) at our wedding.  I took some yarn and stitched it to some fabric and glued the eggs down. 

I have been playing with fabric flowers lately and I really like this technique.  It frays a little and I enjoy the style.  The background fabric matches a seat cushion on the bench in my living room.  

I put in a few of my favorite pictures and I was all done!



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Laundry Room

My laundry room was in much need of a makeover! I had some cute shelves that my husband had made me that needed some paint, baskets that needed some color, and a bare wall that needed some art.

I painted the shelves white first thing this morning so they could dry.  I gathered some paper and made labels for the baskets.  Layering paper gives it a more finished look.

I made a sign to hang above to add some color to the wall.  I again layered the paper for the letters to give it more depth.

 I love the finished look! It brightens the laundry room and adds some much needed color.

It's amazing what I can do in one afternoon.