March 7, 2015

A Bedroom Update with Closet Curtains

I am STILL in the process of putting the finishing touches on (our whole house) our bedroom.  The last time I had posted about it, I had just added some really cheap window treatments to the windows.  They are holding up really well. You can read about that here...

What I had been fighting with, was what I was going to use for closet doors.  When we moved in we took the doors off the closets because they were weird and bulky. (We actually used those doors for matching his and hers work-space in our garage.)

I've always loved the look of curtains on closets.  So I went with the same curtains I used on the windows.  

Closet Curtains

Notice the bombing my shoot AGAIN.....

Closet Curtains

Yes, the curtains are sheer.  And yes, they don't completely conceal what's in the closets.....BUT they do make the room look put together.  And for cheap, so I don't really care that I can see through them a bit.

Closet Curtains

 I love it.  

Now I just have to work on the other wall that is behind me.  It has our dresser, tv, etc. And a bed  makeover.  I'll post that when I figure out what to do with it! Have a great weekend :)

February 28, 2015

Washi Tape Fridge Frame

I'm horrible with photos.  Especially the school pictures that come home each year.  I'm just not big into having a bunch of framed photos laying all over my house. But I wanted to do something with my daughter's school photos.

So I got a bit creative with washi tape and a piece of drop cloth.

I used four items for this frame.

1. Washi Tape
2. Scissors
3. Drop Cloth Material
4. A Photo

Just cut your drop cloth to the size you need.

Tape the photo to the drop cloth with washi tape and put it on your fridge. 

I've decided I'm going to do another one for my office at work.  Now I'll never have to worry about these photos going to waste! 

Have a great week!

February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Wreath - Tutorial

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  It's 9 degrees (feels like -11) here in Wisconsin :(  A couple of minutes ago it was snowing.  But I'm determined not to let that get in the way of a nice day with my hubby! 

I promised I would share a tutorial on how I made my own Valentine's Day Wreath, so that's what I'm here to do today.  I actually got the idea and instructions for this wreath from Linda @ It All Started With Paint. You can check out her tutorial if you like. It's a bit more detailed. If you want a quick overview....keep reading...

First, it's super important to have your little helper draw the heart outline for you.  We used a box for a 24 pack of Mountain Dew. 

After that, your helper will most likely be bored and disappear.  So go ahead and cut that heart shape out.  It doesn't have to be perfect.  As you can see, we had some mishaps.

Grab your tissue paper left over from Christmas. 

Cut a bunch of 3-inch strips.

Crinkle them up and then roll them up like a flower.   

Glue them with hot glue.  
This process takes a little bit before you get the hang of it.  Again, this doesn't have to be perfect.

I opted to use some of my red tissue paper to cover my heart.  You can do whatever you like for this. 
The hot glue your flowerets onto the heart.


Like I said, this is a little tedious but it turned out great. 
Instead of hanging it, I found a nice chair to display this wreath.

Hope you all have a great day!