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Reading is Cool!

17 Feb

These bookshelves are so effing neat!

I love this tree one, this is right up my alley and would look so good in my bedroom! Hmmm.. new DIY project ? Ya right, I am not talented enough for that but I can dream

There are 19 other ones over on this BuzzFeed article – checkemout here!

Haven’t done one of these in a while..

26 Jan

It’s not quite Friday.. but hey, take a little brain-break and enjoy these photos no your lovely Thursday morning

 

My birthday wish

24 Nov

The Art of Tim Burton

http://www.steelespublishing.com/

All there in one place to “ooohh” and “aaaah” over!

It’s only $70! Steal of a deal in my opinion. hahaha ya right, that’s why I want it to be gifted to me!

I had a crafty weekend!

21 Nov

I was able to start my DIY painting project this weekend, but not complete it.

This is where I’m at right now:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was able to purchase the canvas (2 different sizes) at the Dollarstore! I love that place. Picked up the glue and brushes there as well! I just kind of played around with brushes (foam and bristle brush), amount of paint, and strokes. The burgundy one turned out a lot better than the blue one, but it doesn’t really matter as the majority of the painting will be covered with black paint!

These are the stickers I’m using to get the lettering. I purchased them in the scrapbooking section at Michael’s. Half price, woo! I haven’t put them on yet as I don’t have spray paint at the moment and I don’t want to put them on until I’m ready to put the top layer of paint on. I’m worried they won’t come off! So I’ll have to finish it up this weekend. I hope it turns out!

DIY Inspiration

17 Nov

So I’ve been in a crafty mood lately and I’ve been looking at a lot of home decor DIY blogs. On Sunday I tried to go to a free art class at Michael’s with some friends, but when we got there at 11:45 for the noon class the staff said it started at 2! I SWEAR I read 12-2 in the flyer, but as I didn’t have the flyer on me at the time I couldn’t contest. So boooooo to that. I bought a foam Santa’s Workshop display to put together myself for fun. haha

This is my inspiration for my first real DIY project! I haven’t done something like this for a few years (when I first moved away to school I painted a couple of abstract wall art things… one looked awesome and the other one looked like shyte) but I’m pretty excited to try it out!

This quote is so cute, and totally appropriate for our home! I’m going to try to make it using this method I found on a really awesome blog->http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/song-lyric-wall-art-diy-project.html

I’m going to skip the paint by numbers painting and just do something more “abstract” with burgundy and gold swirls a la this  for the background, and then spray paint black over top so the colour comes through the lettering! I’m hoping to find as many materials as possible at the dollarstore (they might not have canvas, so I might have to wait until I go to my parents’ next and get some wood from my dad) so that this is a really inexpensive DIY!

What DIY projects have you done? Do you have any cool blogs to recommend?

Check out A Beautiful Mess Blog for some really fun ideas!