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Showing posts with label craft. DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. DIY. Show all posts

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fun Plants for your HOME

I have been all about plants in my home lately. Maybe it is my winter blues, but man, they cheer me up! I have been wanting to freshen up my space with some new ones! 


Remember, when I mentioned that I scored some good deals on plants last week? Well, I crafted up some pretty pots this weekend! 

This is what I started with……


I used planters that I already owned. They were looking sad.

I started by painting the terracotta pot with a fun yellow acrylic paint. I did 5 coats! I then used copper leaf and adhesive to make it fun. I used painters tape to section off my shapes. I have to say, that I think I might be addicted to using copper/gold leaf right now! Oh my word, so fun! 

 On the gray pot, I did 2 yellow triangles and 2 copper leaf!

For the leafing technique…..

1. section off your desired area you want the copper to go.
2. paint a thin coat of adhesive on the surface. wait 20-30 minutes for it to change from milky white to clear.
3. apply the gold/silver/copper leaf to the area.
4. I used a spray sealer on my pots so they are water resistant!

That is it. easy.

I painted copper leaf on the base of my new hanging basket! Hint: this is the master bath…..There will be a reveal later this week of my newly decorated space. (the pix is taken before I painted the room) I want to make the copper line more straight……. soon…..

After! So pretty.


So what do you think? Have you used copper/gold leaf before? It is so easy! I love it! Any projects that you are working on right now?

Happy Monday!

Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY- lamp shades and lights!

I had a little fun this week with some lamps in our bedroom. I had seen the toilet paper roll idea for a stencil on Pinterest and thought it would be fun. 

Here is my room before- I had spray painted the lamps a couple years ago yellow. 

before the project.

i used 3 colors for paint and my good ole' toilet paper roll. I just went to town with the paint and made it up as I went. 

I used Mod Podge and embroidery floss on the base of the lamp. I simply soaked the string in the mod podge (styrofoam bowl) and randomly put the string on the lamp. I let it dry for a few hours. It is random and fun. 

 Here is the after:

What do you think? If anything, it holds me over from buying a lamp tomorrow. Ha I love DIY projects! 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

lil' ladies

Thought I would share some favs off my camera today. I love my girls. They are such a blast. I have been really enjoying observing them play together the older Kiyah gets. I can't believe she is almost 7 months old already! Wow. She is wearing a hand knitted sweater from our friends Etsy shop. Check it!!!! 

It is like muscial chairs sometimes to keep Kiyah happy right now. (teething) She loves her high chair though. Zi loves to play with her when she is in there. Sister love caught on camera.....

Getting our craft on.....celebrating Easter with glue, paper. scissors, glitter, etc. Love. Zi is a crafty one. 

 Favorite smile again. 

Finished product! Love!

Do you have any traditions for Easter time? A favorite project? I would love hear your ideas! 

Andy brought us girls flowers again! He ROCKS!