Monday, March 29, 2010

cheap art

A few weeks ago, I had a baby shower to go to for a friend of mine. I always like to give unique and handmade gifts, so I took a little mod podge, a piece of scrap wood from the garage, scrapbook paper, and here is what I came up with. I asked her ahead of time what her nursery colors were, so it matched her decor. I just cut the scrapbook paper into shapes and brushed it onto the wood with the mod podge.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I've had a chance to look at Walmart's new line of home decor products called hometrends, and I must say I'm impressed! Everything looks really stylish, and is super affordable. I've been searching for the right lampshade for my bedroom, and I think this line carries the one for me.

You can check out their stuff right here

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fashion Trends Spring 2010

I think that any fashion trend can translate into interior here are some current trends that are worth noting...

Metallics - Think copper vases, and shabby metal frames.

Pastels - This is a no-brainer. Spring = pastels, so decorate accordingly!

Nautical - Sailor-Style translated into interior design can mean blue and white striped throw pillows, all different shades of white, rope trimming, light, bleached out woods.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Latest Project

One of things I wanted for Christmas last year, was an electric sander. I have had so many repurposing projects in the past that have required me to sand them with sandpaper by hand, so I a sander was definitely a need in my book. My mom delivered, and my latest project with it has been this little rocking chair that I discovered at a garage sale for $2. This chair has got to be atleast 40 years old, because there is layer upon layer of this heavy duty paint! I am working to sand it all off so that I can repaint it and make a cute little chair with a cushion for my daughters. It takes me about an hour to do one section of this chair, so it has been a slow project! Hopefully it will be done soon so that I can post pictures!