Thursday, April 4, 2013

I've been busy...

So I just realized that it's been quite a while since my last post. There's been so much going on lately! I had to go to Oahu for school before Spring break, while there I got to stay with my brother and his girlfriend, I got to go see my mom and grandma, and I got to meet up with one of my best friends! It was so much fun, but it felt so short lived. But I digress.
It was actually because of this trip that I was inspired to do some rearranging and decorating around my place, so that it feels more like a place for me and Bo, rather than the obvious that we're living in my mom's place. I've been on Pinterest a lot lately looking up some decorating ideas and such. Here's what I've done so far.

I upcycled a mirror, the frame used to be a plastic with a wooden pattern. I just taped newspaper to the mirror (because I couldn't take off the frame) and spray painted it for the base color, then I stenci
led some flowers on with acrylic paint. I also added a wall cling of my favorite flowers to the area to give it a little more ME :p

I went to some consignment stores and found some cheap picture frames and I tried to upcyle these as well to make some "new" wall art. The first one I did, I just spray painted the press wood black and I added some scrapbook stickers and paper to the matting to make the picture look different. The second one (which I will be re-doing) I glued fabric to the back, cut out some letters taped down onto fabric and painted over...I don't like it much because I used the wrong color to paint over the letters.


I really liked the wall stickers so I kind of got a few...maybe a lot but they make the rooms look so diferent! I love them. I'm waiting for a few more to come in, they're just words so that I can add them to the pretty leaves and such.

This last one actually has it's sayings up it says "Cherish yesterday, live today, and dream  tomorrow"

And finally the last project I did was an upcycled wine bottle. I stripped it of the label which was actually easier than I thought (I soaked it in warm water and then under running warm water I scraped it off with a spoon, to make sure I got all the sticky stuff off I wiped it down with goo-gone and one last wipe with vinegar to make sure all the goo-gone was off) spray painted it white, traced a stencil on with pencil, then hand painted in the stencil with acrylic paint...I think this one took the most time but it came out so nice! I really like this one...Now I gotta figure out where to put it!

Next I'll be working on a diaper cake for my girlfriend's baby shower next weekend, I'm in charge of it and we're doing a gender reveal baby shower, so I know what she's having, but she and her husband have no idea! should be exciting! I'll keep you posted!

I'm not really sure what the next projects will be but it's getting closer to finals week, and my procrastination and stress levels are starting to increase....hopefully I can keep it under control, but I'll keep updating as much as I can. Thanks for stopping by!

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