But now that I’m back I can tell you that I’m excited about this coming year. The truth is that I love to make lists for everything but surprisingly I never had a New Year’s resolutions list. But this time is different, I have one, but I’m keeping it very short so I’ll try to accomplish everything! Although in the end the only thing that matters is to be as happy as possible! So I wish you a great New Year full of happiness!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
-This would look great in our bedroom as well-
-Love love love this one for our kitchen-
-This should be easy, I just need to spend some time deciding which pictures I want!-
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
When I saw this one, I fell in love. This lamp is gorgeous, stylish and the best thing: is a DIY lamp! Can you believe it? I want one!!
And just searching a little bit I found more stunning lamps. Take a look to these pictures, I’m sure you will want one for your living room, your bedroom or your studio.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Here is a pic of our scary pumpkins! The truth is that they were more cute than scary, also because they were small, but I think they look great! I think I'm going to keep them for a long time!
And here is another pic of our Halloween crafts. The moment I saw the spiderwebs here I knew I wanted to make them. And I decided to add some life there, so we made the spiders as well. The spiderwebs are made with trash bags (but go to How About Orange for the tutorial, I’m sure you will find more things that you like in her blog) and the spiders are made with foam balls (bought from the dollar store) and straws!
Fast, easy and cheap, so if you didn't put any decoration at your home this year, you should try that next time!
Crafty Halloween = Lovely Halloween!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I think I will create some to use as gift’s tags, to make bookmarks, to label all my supplies-boxes (right now they are a mess, I’m not even sure what I have inside!) …you see, there are tons of possibilities! Just try it!
I give you a hint of how to do it....
but go to projectwedding to see the full tutorial!
I will show you mines soon—I hope! :)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Last week, I saw this branch lying on theground of the parking lot where we had our car. I liked it from the beginning. Although I thought (still think) it was a little too thin but as I really liked the shape, I decided to take it with me and see how it looked like.
So this is what I did:
I bought at the dollar store one of those floral foams (I’m not sure if this is the right name, but is one of those green squares/rectangles that are use to hold floral arrangements). I made a small hole in the middle and I placed my branch in it. Just to make it more stable I used some glue. I left it overnight, to make sure that it was dry (and also because it was late and I was tired! : ) )---That's also why I don't have pics of this! :(
Then I filled the wicker basket with some wood chunks that we had (we bought them last summer for some gardening but we never used them!). Well, the truth is that I only filled the top part with the wood, the rest was filled with some cardboard packing taken from our recycle bin.
So I put the cardboard, then some wood, then my branch glued to the floral foam and then I covered it with more pieces of wood. I was thinking of leaving it like that, but as I said, the branch is too thing so it looked like was missing something. Solution: another trip to the dollar store! I found tehre some artificial leaves that had the perfect fall colours. And the best part is that I even didn’t have to glue them, I just put them on the branch, using their natural spots and it worked.
I have to say that I really love the final result, perfect for the fall season…although I must hurry up because here we got our first snow last week!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Those are the ‘boxes’ as we found them----(I’m sure there is a more appropriate name but don’t know which, so if you know how to call them, please let me know and I’ll correct it!).
They weren’t too bad in fact. They just needed to be dressed up a little bit. So I sanded them, mostly to remove some kind of blue tape and glue that they had. Then I put the primer. I thought one layer would be enough, but I ended up doing 2 layers.
Once the primer was dry I used some painter tape to create some stripes. We wanted something fun and colourful, and we weren’t looking for perfection so we sprayed them, let them dry, and after that, put the soil and the lettuce seeds. And this is how they look like!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
So here is my little story:
I bought this wicker basket more than 6 months ago in a thrift store, it was cheap but it wasn’t in perfect conditions… but I liked it a lot, so I decided to bring it home. If I remember correctly, I just applied some varnish that I had at home, and just with that the basket was back in life again! But the truth is that some of the damages were still visible…
A couple of weeks ago I decided to change it a little bit. I knew it wasn’t going to look perfect, so instead of trying to have a neat effect I went for something more rustic (…if that can be possible!). So I sprayed it first with a light brown colour (in fact it was just the leftovers of some wood spray paint that I used for something else), and once it was dried I sprayed it with white spray. I have to say hat I like the change, but my pics are very disappointing, because is not easy to see the difference! Sorry about that! But I swear I changed its colour! :)
This is the basket after the white spray paint!
Now I just need to find the right thing to put inside ….any suggestion??
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
So, I didn’t think it twice: I bought it and directly after that I bought a can of spray paint that matched my backyard chairs. So here is the result; a beautiful, colorful bucket that I’m using as a pot! Isn’t it nice?? and I love the green with the pink-purple of the flowers!
Not too bad to be the first thrifty project, eh?: cheap, easy, fast and nice. I think it was good enough to start, don’t you think so??? :)