Thursday, March 29, 2012


This amazing gallery style wall art I saw here over at decor8 today. The rich gold a copper tones really pop against the saturated aqua walls. I am absolutely in love!

Design Is Mine

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Bohemian Wedding: Flowing Bridesmaid Dresses

Here is option two that I am considering for my girls. I want to make sure everyone is comfortable and feels like dancing in what they are wearing! These flowing maxi dresses are perfect for boogieing down all night long!




Forever 21
Forever 21

Old Navy

Top Shop



Monday, March 19, 2012

My Bohemian Wedding: Bridemaids Cards

After seeing all of those wonderfully charming ways ask to girls to be your bridesmaids, I just had to make some cards myself. I love scrapbooking and my office is brimming with supplies, so this was the perfect idea for me. It was a fun labor of love, and it seems that my girls loved the gesture (I waited until they received them to make this post). I had a set of blank cards and envelopes to start with, and simply built upon those. Here is a step by step of how I did it...

I cut a long strip of scrapbook paper and attached it across the front.

I cut a smaller accent paper and attached it over the top of the last. 
I used photo tape, but pretty much any double sided tape or glue will work.

I sketched a dress in purple and traced it in pen, on a carefully torn strip of paper.

I printed up "Will you be my bridesmaid?" four times on regular paper...

... and cut them out.

I attached the strip to varying larger pieces of paper, punched out some small holes
along the sides to put flower shaped brads through.

All put together. 

I printed up some personalized messages.

I cut these out and decorated them with stamps before attaching them to 
accenting papers.

All together.

A little more stamp detail on the top.

I added a little stamp detail to the front as well.

Another personal touch on the envelopes, and we're all finished.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Painted Rugs

On Wednesday, I made this about painted curtains. It reminded me of some posts I had seen of people painting rugs. I must say, we are in desperate need of a rug, but haven't been able to find one we like within our price range. I keep messing with Keith, saying that we are adults now (which sounds totally weird), and are buying adult stuff. Boy, adult stuff is expensive! Anyhow, I was reminded of some DIY painted rugs that I had seen, and I am now thinking that this may be the solution to our rug dilemma! Here are some wonderful examples from other blogs...

Charm Home

Sarah Wandering

The Idea Room

Bird House

Design Sponge

House & Home

I Heart Organizing


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Painted Curtains

I caught this wonderful blog post by Kristi over at Addicted 2 Decorating, and was totally inspired to paint my curtains. She showed some wonderful examples of stenciled patterns and a few hand painted. Here are a few of my favorites from her post and some other beautiful designs that I found. Now how to decide what to paint on mine!

Owen's Olivia

How About Orange?

Apartment Therapy

Our Fifth House

Writing on the Wall
Mavis Davis

Refresh Restyle

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pallet Headboard

I finished up the headboard, finally. I think I may need to raise it up a bit, but I really like the way it turned out. I still have some pallets leftover, so I think we are going to make some benches for the backyard this week. I can't wait! What do you think of the headboard?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Storage Bench Makeover

I have this wonderful old storage bench that my aunt gave me years ago. I recovered it shortly after she gave it to me, being that the fabric was something of a rough, scratchy, eye-sore. After going through a few moves, then sitting in storage in my parents workshop, it was stained and needed a good bit of TLC and a makeover. This time around, I decided that it would become bench seating for our dining table, so I wanted something that would complement the beast. I cheated a little, in that I never removed the original fabric. It was underneath this gold stuff, and I left it under the new fabric as well. I'm not completely confident in my reupholstering abilities, so I did what I thought I could handle. Here's how it went...

Where it started.

The new fabric.

To remove the top of the bench.

Removing the upholstered part.

Removing the staples from the old fabric.

To attach the new fabric.

Nice clean edges all stapled in.

And she is finished!

What do you think?