19 Aug

My Inspiration Wall

Inspirational Wall Done

This wall has been something I have wanted to work on for such a long time. I moved in a year ago and this wall was just gray. I then decided to decorate it during Halloween with this witch backdrop it was really cool but when I went to take the decal off it peeled all the paint

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Solaris as a zombie

I then decided to make a bold statement in my house ( And invest in some good paint Sico Revolution) and the wall ended up looking like this. It stayed like that for a few months.

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I knew I wanted to make this wall my focal point of the house and have been working on bits and ends for a makeover of it for a long time.  I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!! That I have finally finished all the pieces and that I got my wall up. I really wanted to get this done before my kids come back from their 2 month vacation with their dad so being they will get home on Saturday I just  made it in time.

 

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I really wanted to get this post up as I just finished the wall. I will come back and add more details and lots of step by step instructions of what I did with all the elements.

 

17 Aug

Site Redesign in progress

For the past few years I was really into this site and posted regularly. Life happened and I had less and less time to work on it.

I changed host provider and lost all my old data in the process along with the customized template I had created.

I have been putting this site on hold for far too long in my opinion so I figured just get something back up there as I have quite a few projects I would like to share with you guys and I can work on making the rest pretty later. So in case you have been following me for a while know that a more pleasing overhaul will be coming in the next few weeks. In the mean time I hope that you enjoy your stay and remember I always LOVE to hear about your feedback.

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17 Aug

Coffee Stirrer Art Work

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A while ago I was browsing art on Pinterest for my infamous green wall that I have been dying to do something with for the past year.

I have a vision and have been searching for just the right combination of art to display there. When I say this Coffee stirrer tutorial from makeanddogirl.com I KNEW I would NEED to incorporate this somehow in my wall.

I soon headed to the nearest Dollar King and got some supplies that were needed. ( I had most colors on hand but need the actual stirrer)

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Supplies needed:
Acrylic paint in your chosen colors
Coffee stirrers
Small paint brush
Wax Paper
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Picture frame of your choosing
Scissors

Let’s get started!

Start off by laying down some wax paper ( I first tried newspaper and as the paint dried I needed to rip them off the news paper so I then tried the wax paper and they just slid right off)and than start painting your stirrer. There is no wrong or right way to do this. You will need to paint as much as needed to fill in your frame. You are in charge of the creativity aspect of what is pleasing to your eye here. After I painted my stirrers I let them dry for about 30 minutes and gave them a 2nd coat . I also let that dry for another 30 minutes. ( I am sure they were dry sooner but I was multitasking so this worked out for me)

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I happen to have a frame that had a broken glass from another project I had done in the past and decided to put that frame to use. My frame as you can see had different sections so I decided to outline them on the cardboard for easier placement later.

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I decided to do each outline completely before moving on to the other so I laid out my stirrers, trimmed them and hot glued them before moving on to the next. ( This is because I wanted to see the colors and keep them in that specific order. You can simply pick your colors and glue if you want.)

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Once I was done with all these easy steps this is what I ended up with! I must say that I am VERY happy with the outcome of this project. It was so simple to make and I will get such a gratifying feeling every time I walk by my wall to know that I am the one who made that.

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