Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Refinishing a Chest

J's mother was kind enough to let us have a lovely cedar chest when we bought our house.  It worked great in the entry way and has been great storage.  Unfortunately, the color the chest was stained did not really go with the rest of the decor in our house.  So, I decided to refinish the chest to breathe new life into a lovely piece of furniture.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monogram Wall Art

I am a hopeless dog lover.  For this reason, I let my dog get on and off the bed all the time and we even play on the bed.  Although this is fun and adorable, it isn't great for comforters.  So, I had to buy a new comforter.  I found a great comforter, but then my Large Initial Canvases didn't match!  I love those, but they were a lot of work.  I wanted easy but personal above the bed art.  I found linen canvases at Micheal's and felt inspired!  The linen is so pretty; I wanted it to speak for itself, so with a little paint I had perfect bed art!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Stencils

I had a project I wanted to do (Monogram Wall Art) that required large stencils.  I went to my local Micheal's and they didn't have any large ones.  I looked online and found large stencils but only in that stencil font.  Since necessity is the mother of invention, I set out to make my own stencils.  The best part is, you can make them in any size or font you want!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Wreath

I was commissioned by J's mom to make a wreath for her brother's upcoming nuptials in May.  I wanted to make a wreath that was filled with spring spirit so they could use it as a wreath on their front door in the future.  I am so excited with how the wreath turned out, I wanted to show you how to make your own.  It is the perfect wreath for any front door during the spring and summer.  It also makes a great Mother's Day gift, if you still haven't gotten something for your mom!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fixing a Fallen Hem

Not too long ago, I had a no good, horrible, very bad day.  I should have moved to Australia.  It all started out when I stepped out of my car at work and heard some small pops.  I quickly realized that my hem at completely fallen.  Luckily, I keep safety pins in my desk drawer and pinned my hem up for the rest of the day.  Thankfully, fixing a fallen hem is super easy.  Don't give the garment away or drive to the alterations place and pay money to have the hem fixed.  Follow this easy tutorial and you can fix any fallen hem.