Happy May Day!

May 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Image source: honestlywtf.com

I can’t believe it is already May 1st! I usually like to do something sweet for my friends and family on May Day like drop off little sweet treats or potted plants. This year I decided to do something a little different and make my friends a little piece of flair that they can take right into the summer with them. I made braided friendship bracelets that I first saw on Honestly…WTF blog. These bracelets were too cute not to make so I gathered up my supplies and got started. My first attempts were not the best but I got better as I went along. Remind your friends that summer is right around the corner and let them know you care this May Day but doing something special for them; be it a trinket like this darling bracelet or a simple phone call to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Happy May Day!

Here is the tutorial on how to make these simple bracelets.

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Horizontal Sunshine

April 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have a small powder bathroom in my home that is quite narrow and hard to decorate. With tight space and simple design, I have had a hard time decorating it and being content with any decisions. You wouldn’t normally think such a small space would cause so much trouble but this room has been a source of annoyance for me. I have been looking through magazines and blogs to get some ideas and it came to me that I needed some sunshine in this room and it was only going to come from a DIY project. I’ve been known to make my own artwork in my house and this was one of those times that I knew I could get the job done and be happy with the outcome.

This room is painted a soft Toffee color with white and stainless steel accessories. I decided the best way to add some color and dimension would be to do a painting using a Chevron pattern. I went to Home Depot and purchased a piece of quarter inch veneer plywood, a few painting supplies and the paint color of my choice. I happened to have some white paint at the house from a previous project so I only needed to purchase a sample size jar of Behr Bicycle Yellow. As you can see from the pictures, I painted the wood white and then made a simple stencil to outline the lines I wanted. After I traced the stencil I was able to fill them in with the yellow. This was a very simple and totally inexpensive project. I’m pleased with the outcome and think it really gives the bathroom some much needed character.

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