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Monday, November 18, 2013

Modern Thanksgiving Mantle

In preparation for Thanksgiving, I decided my mantle needed a makeover and since I had zero Thanksgiving decorations I had to start from scratch.

That's always where the dollar store comes in right? I bought white candles and glass holders from the dollar store and spray painted the candles with gold spray paint.

 In all my pinterest browsing I came across this awesome gold platter from West Elm last year but since it is no longer available, I had to improvise again. I bought a plate from the dollar store and used my silhouette to cut gold vinyl for the plate.

Then I used my silhouette once again to cut some feathers (purchased from the silhouette store) out of cardstock in the colors I wanted to use and just sewed straight through them on my sewing machine.

I found an awesome jar at Target on clearance but I knew I wanted something cool inside it. Fall makes me think about knitted sweaters so I decided to make yarn balls using yarn ($2.50 at Walmart) aluminum foil and hot glue.

You get the idea right? Pretty cheap and simple!

Anyone else been noticing decorative arrows around the internet lately? I've fallen in love with them! So I picked up some wooden dowls, feathers and paints and made some in my colors! It's pretty addicting and I imagine I'll be doing it again in other colors.
All in all it came together pretty fast and I'm so excited about the way it looks! Although now that it's done i'm tempted to move on to Christmas.....

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Potions and Spell Books

Is anybody else getting into a Halloween crafting mood?

This is the first of several projects I'm working on but they were so quick and cheap that I wanted to post it right away!

Now credit where credit is due, I got the idea from Lil Luna on this link. So I picked up a few hardback books from Goodwill, a bottle of Mod Podge and a few sheets of scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and got to work!

I love how they look on the mantle and now I'm thinking I may need a few more!

I'm linking up to Skip to my Lou's Made By You Mondays. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic week!

XOXO Taylor

Friday, April 12, 2013

IKEA Dresser To Ombre Dresser

I can't believe how long it's been since I've last blogged! I am not great at time management so I'm finding it harder and harder to get projects in lately! Anyone else have this problem?!?

So I've been (slowly!) working on my sewing space and I've been working on more storage for all my craft supplies. I was inspired by this picture:

I knew I wanted to do something similar in the sewing room and while I was walking through IKEA one day my answer came in the form of the RAST Dresser.

It's solid pine and $35!

Like all other IKEA items it requires a bit of assembly but it wasn't difficult and because it's pine I didn't have to sand it which was super exciting for me!

So I popped over to Home Depot and grabbed a color sample card that had a gradient I liked and got the small samples of each.

I can't remember exactly how much each sample costs but I think it was about $2 each.

I took the drawers out and painted the outside white first with a little help from my special painter.


I'm already loving it in the room and having the extra storage is definitely a plus too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome weekend!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Modern Teepee

Are any of you guys pinning kid's rooms with teepees in them like crazy?

I got it in my head that my oldest needed a teepee to read and play in so I read through a few tutorials, recruited my husband and got to work!

I found a pack of XL Twin sheet on clearance at Target for $4 so I sewed those together. A King sheet would have been best but I didn't feel like spending the money and I didn't have any around the house.

I wanted a modern tribal look so I freezer paper stenciled some triangles onto the sheets.

I'm working on putting the tutorial together so that will follow soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sewing Cabinet Makeover

So I've been spending too much time on pinterest lately specifically looking at gorgeously organized craft rooms (my craft rooms pinboard is here) and I decided my fabric needed a beautiful and organized home.

So I scoured thrift stores and craigslist looking for the perfect thing. I finally found a china cabinet on craigslist for $140. It was missing the glass out of the shelves and one knob but I wanted to redo the shelves and knobs anyway.

So I set to work sanding and taking it apart. My wonderful and handy husband helped me pull out the shelves and cut new ones. I did lots more sanding. Then painted it a couple times.

I love the end result!

It was missing one knob and the existing knobs weren't my taste so I ordered these knobs from Walmart for $2.98 a piece.

I think they give them the perfect vintage look!

I lined the backing with this cute wrapping paper I got from World Market using spray adhesive.  I would definitely recommend having another person help you to avoid getting wrinkles and lumps!

I'm still working on organizing it cute but I'll have to post more pictures of my fabric inside. Now to work on the rest of that room! Is it bad that after 9 months of being in our house there are STILL boxes in this room?!?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a lovely week!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

DIY Drum Shade


Our house has a few of those cheap light fixture covers throughout the house and I wanted to change the one in our living room.

I figured a drum shade would be perfect but I wanted one nice and big. I started looking for one and then discovered that an 18 inch drum shade is like $60! So I made one!

I used this tutorial with a few changes. She used a plastic lightening panel to make her diffuser and I just stapled white canvas fabric around the inside of the bottom ring. So far it's holding up very well.

 In the tutorial, she uses 's' hooks to attach it to her light fixture, but my light fixture didn't have that same set up so I had to buy a light kit from Home Depot. It was about $15 but it came with the cap (or "canopy" as I learned it's officially called) and a cord. 

I figured out it cost around $30 to make so it wasn't dirt cheap but it makes a big impact in the room and I got to choose a fabric I loved!

 The fabric on the bottom keeps you from having to look right up into the light bulb and it gives off a nice soft glow. Overall I felt like it was a fairly simple and fun project that makes my living room look a little more finished! So go make over one of your light fixtures!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Confetti Dino: A Festive Printable

Hello dear readers!

I'm in the process of adding artwork to Evie's room and there's tons of adorable prints out there! Unfortunately I can't buy every single print I've found I like so I'm mixing in some of my purchased prints with free printables and ones I've made too. 

I bought some plastic dinosaurs from the dollar store for a future project coming up and Evie was instantly in love with the plastic Brontosaurus. I thought it would be cute for her to have a Brontosaurus print but they are often very masculine so I decided to make her a girly Brontosaurus print.

If you would like the digital file leave me your email address and I will send it to you. Let me know if you put it somewhere! I only ask that you only use it for your personal use.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely memorial weekend!