Monday, February 18, 2013

Some Fabric Wall Art

Finally, I have found something little to hang on our bedroom walls !  I'm sort of hesitant when it comes to hanging things up on walls…well, bedroom walls.  A big wall, like our stairwell wall, is easy to decorate since it's one wall with a bunch of frames.  But having to decorate FOUR walls in one room makes me a little anxious.  Having to make it all flow together and look good is what makes me a little nervous.

Back in June, I hung up some pictures above our bed.  That was easy because it seemed like a perfect space to hang some frames:

However, I have a bunch of wall space that still needs some love in our room.  Since it still makes me a little nervous about what and where I should hang, I figured I'd tackle a small area.  This little wall next to our bathroom door seemed like a good spot to hang something…baby steps.

The other day, as I was browsing through Pinterest…again…I found the idea to frame fabric.  Perfect!  Kerry and I headed to IKEA today for some Billy bookcases and I made a pit-stop in the frame section and picked up two RIBBA frames for $9.99 each.  

I still had some leftover fabric from the curtains I made for our room and felt that it would be a pretty pattern for the frames.  As soon as we got home, I went to work on the fabric.  I cut out a piece that would fit in the frame, taped it to the back of the matte, and hung it up.  Soo easy !

I think it looks great…now for the rest of the walls in our room :/  This was a very simple and easy project to add a little more color and decor in the room.

How do you know what to hang up on your bedroom walls?

Now you can Do It Yourself Too !


Sunday, February 10, 2013

No Elf on the Shelf Here !

Have you ever had some nice gifts from Christmas, wedding, or birthday that you want to put in your house, but just haven't found the perfect place for it?  Well, Kerry and I have been married for almost five years now and we received two pretty shelves as gifts from family friends…we did register for them…and they have been sitting under our guest bed since we moved in.  Now, give me some slack here - we did rent for our first three years of marriage so it was pointless hard to hang things up.

Well, I was inspired by a friend to get a move on figuring out a place for at least ONE of the two shelves.  It now has a home in our master bathroom.  Above the toilet was a nice, blank wall that needed some decor love, so I figured that would be the perfect spot for a shelf.  

To hang up the shelf, I spread some painter's tape across the back from hole to hole. I made sure that the top of the tape and the top of the shelf were of equal length so that it would be level.

Then I just poked a tiny hole in the tape where the nails would go.  Then I placed the painter's tape on the wall, made sure it was level, and drilled in two screws.  

Then I took off the tape and hung the shelf.  Ta da !

On the shelf, I placed an Elf on the Shelf…Just kidding ! I placed two candle holders that I purchased from IKEA awhile ago (which have also been needing a home) and a framed word cloud.

You can download mine here or you can make your own here. There are other websites out there to make word clouds, but I find this one fairly simple to use.  I printed out the cloud, taped it to some card stock I had on hand, made some circles, and placed it in the frame.  Love it!

This was a quick and simple update to our bathroom and the the word cloud makes me smile when I see it.  It also adds a little color to the bathroom since it is so neutral.

What little addition have you added to spruce up your home?

Now you can Do It Yourself Too!