Friday, March 26, 2010

Romantic Beach Bathroom

I've always wanted a beach cottage style room in my home. Here is my guest/child's bathroom decorated in my interpretation of a romantic beach style.

This is a collage I made in one of my first posts.

The jars are jam jars I've saved over that last few months. The silver tray is a Dollar Tree purchase.

This toothbrush holder is a tin can that once had cocoa mix but I painted it cream is a distressed style. My secret is that inside it is another jam jar for easy cleaning.

My challenge was mixing these vintage pink nature pictures with hooks and my collage in with the seaside feel. I hope I succeeded.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Glitzy Sweater Pillow

I had an old white knit sweater that didn't fit any more and several broaches that I wear only occasionally. So without sewing a single stitch my shabby, not so chic bedding got a little more glamorous going from the following...

To this!

Here's how:
1) Turn the sweater inside out and use safety pins along the top to close the neck line.

2) Turn the sweater right side out again except the sleeves.
3)Stuff with a pillow and keep sleeves tucked flat in the back inside of the pillow.
4)Fold over open bottom edge and pin together with glitzy broaches. When your tired of this look just unpin, no stitches to undo!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Playroom Storybook Art

My daughter's room is PINK PINK PINK so I wanted to bring in some different, brighter color to her plain beige playroom. My inspiration was display boards I saw in Pottery Barn kids. I bought 2 2x3 foot cork boards from Walmart for $8 a piece. Coordinating yards of fabric were stapled on the back to cover the boards. I took pictures from children's storybooks (Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and my fav- The Runaway Bunny) and a calendar to use as the artwork. This artwork was cheap, quick, easy, colorful, large to make a greater impact, and I can change it around as often as I like.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter Mantle

Here is my first attempt at decorating my mantle for holidays. I just used things I already had such as my daughters stuffed animals, ribbon, and my wedding bouquet. I took some plastic Easter eggs and wrapped them in tulle tied with ribbon to make a garland. Nothing fancy, just using what I had to bring a little spring into my home.