Saturday, December 31, 2011

He proposed!

I have a fiancé now. Even typing that word makes my heart flutter :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas solar system

I made my own little Christmas solar system mobile :)

I rigged this mobile with two wooden sticks, wire thread, clear string and glittered ornaments. I hung it where my birdcage lived. It brings festive thoughts into my little place. Every time I see it hanging there, I smile.

I like it so much, I might keep it up until the new year :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Faux apartment doors

I’m back and totally ready for action! You know why? Because I just bought this baby!

Oh yeah, I bought a new camera and I’m LOVING IT! I never really liked how my old point & shoot took photos. It always looked so….yellow.  But I’m sure this one will take cleaner & crisper pictures (hopefully, but bare with me while I learn how to use it.)

Anywho.. I have some things to share.

1. I made some apartment doors. 
I was reading this awesome DIY magazine, and this lady made her basement bathroom door look like an apartment door. It was such a great idea...I just had to do it. I went to Lowes, picked a cute sunny shade of yellow and picked up some great modern silver address numbers. I chose 16, it’s my favorite number.
I went home, painted and installed the numbers. It looked SO COOL.

But in my mind, I felt like I wasn’t really finished, because now the corner of the room was bare white. So, I painted my bedroom and closet door the same color.

I took a few steps back…and was like “CRAP…this is way to much yellow!” I had to think of a way to balance that out. So I sat there and stared at the corner of the room.  


Stripes popped into my head. And what color goes best with yellow? If you guessed gray, you’re obviously a color expert ;)

(See that white stripe going down the yellow door? I'm trying to tone down the brightness. I also added a 14 to my bedroom door.)

So this is how it turned out, and I LOVE IT. I decided to take down the shelves that used to be above the chair. I replaced it with a canvas, but wasn't really sure what to put on it. So of course...I drew a heart. Don't judge me. I used the gold color I used for my dining room wall stencil. See how I'm trying to tie everything together? I also wanted to throw some pink in the mix, so I framed some of my black & white photography and hung them up.

All in all, I have to say I'm GLAD my patterns aren't clashing. They actually look pretty cool together. 
I love my artsy apartment :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Homemade Halloween 2011

Pretty much everyone at my Halloween "get together" made their own costumes. 
Thrift stores...are...awesome!

Just look at the awesome 80's prom/bridesmaid dress I transformed into my Toddler's pageant dress :)
and look at my hot momma! haha

 Toddler Queen & #1 Stage Mom

 Edward Scissor Hands

 Everyone (but the bumble bee, slacker) made their costume.

 Snooki Monster

Party Fixer (would pass out mini bottles) 

Group Pic :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My dream doll house

Are you ready for the little girl inside of you to scream?

Check out this Tiny Victorian Cottage...seriously? How gorgeous is this??

This is a real life doll house that you can only get to by walking across the rocks in the stream..*sigh* I love it.

“Sandra Foster turned a Catskills hunting cabin into the romantic Victorian cottage she had always wanted, using vintage columns, flooring and wavy glass windows, and doing the carpentry herself.”

To read all about it click here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Halloween Decor!

I thought I would share this little project I did with some ugly pumpkins.

My boyfriends father had these pumpkins he drew on that he was going to throw out, so of course I took them :)

I wanted them to look chic, so I gave them a glamorous makeover. Voila! 
I swear, you can never go wrong with a little black and white paint...and glitter spray! :)

I'm loving them now and am proudly displaying them.

Here's another quick $2 halloween decor tip.

Black construction paper = invasion of the flying bats!

All I did was google "bat stencil" and printed out the first bat I saw and cut the heck out of them. My hand was a little sore but look how cute it looks. Very worth it for $2 :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Coaster Redo

Who doesn’t love key silhouettes? Am I right or am I right, can I get a 
what, what!”? 

Assuming you guys just totally gave me a “what, what!”, I’m going to show you what I put key silhouettes on.

I had some boring cork coasters that needed to be freshened up.  Silhouettes are all the rage now, so I thought it would be a cute girly touch. One fat black sharpie and 10 minutes later, they turned into this.

Who knows? Maybe my friends & boyfriend might actually use them! (Just kidding guys, well… not really.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY Halloween Décor

Do you have a million wine bottles that you have sitting on your countertop just waiting to be recycled? I do, but since I’m lazy and have yet to make a recycling bin I just have them there…staring at me.

Then a crazy idea popped into my head. Why don’t I spray paint them black to make a cool table centerpiece? I had this awesome vision in my head that 100% didn’t translate into real life. Upset that I just wasted a whole can of black spray paint I opted to do something a little different to them. I made them into Halloween décor!

This is a really inexpensive way to dress up your home for Halloween. I drew on some spooky stuff using some white out. I really like them now. And of course, they were FREE à my favorite word. Lol.

For scarier results, just add a floating head. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Taylor Swift T!

Everyone knows I'm a hugeeeeee Taylor Swift fan. My boyfriend bought me tickets to go to her concert and I wanted to wear something awesome, so obviously I wanted to design a t-shirt :) I've always loved the  Jesus is my homeboy shirts, so I made a play off that shirt. And so the "Taylor Swift is my homegirl" t-shirt was born. 

I wore it to her concert, and got a lot of stares and pointing from teen girls. I don't know if they were making fun of me or actually liked my shirt. I'm going to stick with the latter lol ;)

I posted my tshirt on my facebook page with the tagline "Some might say this is blasphemy, but I call it being a Super Fan." Turns out two of my grammar school friends wanted to buy the shirt! I made them but thought I should present it to them in a cute way. This is how I gave it to them.

 I hope they are enjoying their Taylor T's! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

alley art

A couple weeks ago I found this painting in my boyfriends alley. Sure, it's not the most attractive painting ever, but I was loving the frame. It looks and feels rich to me. So I grabbed it and put it in my work dungeon. Well I finally had time to re-do it and this is what I came up with.

I painting it all white and kept it simple with peace & heart graphics. It was strictly black and white, but it was Mike's idea to fill in the heart with spray paint to give that cool effect.
He also contributed the perfect name: "My heart bleeds for peace".

*Post Update*
I was just informed this is the Mercedes logo....whoops!
I'll fix it and repost soon ;) 

kitchen decor

I thought I would post some of the pictures I took of the whole desk process seen here

 Since I don't own saw horses (yet) I cut the desktop on some stools. I really don't recommend this, don't do it kids! It was hard, and I really had to hold down the wood to make sure it didn't fly and kill Mike.

Us posing happily with the new bare countertop :)

And now for the after pictures!!!

I added a Bygel rail to hang my cooking utensils, switched out my light bookshelf for a darker one to match the counter top and hung my adorable oven mitt.

Now it will be easier to cook, if I ever decide to ;)

I found this shopping list, and it matches the kitchen perfectly.

Mike bought me this oven mitt. I think he's trying to tell me something :D

Thanks for taking a tour of my kitchen!