Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This is my first Halloween with a little one, and I must admit it has been pretty fun so far. I had fun making this little owl costume. I found the idea here, if anyone is interested.

This week my little owl turns one year old! I have some fun party decorations planned, so (if they turn out like I hope) I'll be sharing them soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Projects in the Kitchen

I am itching for a project, so I think I am ready to start sprucing up my kitchen with a few small and inexpensive projects. Here is what is looks like now,

And here are a few things I want to do:
I want to make a fun chalkboard. Mine won't be as big as this one, but isn't this one so cute?!

I plan on finding some cute fabric to make a roman shade for the window above the sink.

I also want to find a pendant light for above the sink.

I have seen painted rugs all over Pinterest, and I want to try and tackle one. I love this chevron painted rug. I'm not sure what pattern I want to do yet, but chevron could definitely be an option.

So, those are my plans. I can 't wait to get started!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Risky Design Choice

Today, I'm over at The Story of Home talking about a risky design choice I made, so go check it out!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Look!

I'm trying out a new look. I don't know how long it will stay, but so far I am really liking it.
I can't post with out a little eye candy though. Saw this on Pinterest today:

Those green ghost chairs are fabulous!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free Halloween Decor

I am not much of a holiday decorator. Not because I don't want to, but because I can't afford it. When you're on a tight budget it isn't easy to justify spending money on decor that you only have up for a few weeks out of the year. This year for Halloween I decided to get a little creative. I love finding free printables on Pinterest, so that's exactly what I did. I turned my entry gallery wall into a spooky Halloween display for FREE.

I love how it turned out! I will definitely be switching up my pictures for other holidays too from now on. Here's what I did and where I got it:
The bat idea I found here.

I used black cardstock and stuck them on the wall with tape. So far they have stayed on pretty well. I made the silhouette of my daughter using photoshop. Here are the rest of the printables I used.
The "Keep Calm" came from here.
The Halloween Subway Art is from here, and also comes in three different colors!

The bat can be found here.
The vintage skull image is here.
I found these great labels, like this one,  here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dining Chair Slipcover

I have been wanting to attempt to make some slipcovers for my dining chairs for a few months. Now that my daughter is walking around, I worry about her scratching up my chairs with her toys. I also love the look an upholstered dining chair. Well, I finally did it and it wasn't as easy as I thought. The process consisted of  A LOT of guessing and trial and error. I am really surprised with the outcome though.

I had originally bought the fabric for my bedroom about a year ago, but when I got home from the fabric store it was definitely not going to work in my bedroom. So, I needed to use it for something.

The ruffle detail at the bottom was actually the result of me cutting the fabric too short. I had to come up with a solution. I really like it though. It gives the square lines of the chair a bit of a feminine touch.

It took my so long to make just one slipcover that I am not ready to make three more. I might decided to tackle it another day. It's not perfect, and I not going to even begin to describe how I did it because honestly I don't know how it came together at all.