Wednesday, March 30, 2011

wordless wednesday: gallery walls


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

field trip to Winterthur

Over the weekend some girlfriends and I went to visit Winterthur in Delaware. Winterthur is the estate of duPont family and has been turned into a gorgeous museum. It also happens to have the largest collection of American furniture in the United States. If you're in the area it's really worth checking out. Especially if you love furniture like I do!

For more info on Winterthur head over to their website

Monday, March 28, 2011

spring wreath

I'm working on bringing spring into my house this week with some fun projects. First up is my new wreath! I saw Emily's idea for a ruffle wreath on her blog and knew it was exactly the look I was going for.

I started out with a basic straw wreath form. They are super cheap and you're going to cover the whole thing anyway! I then wrapped the whole thing with strips of linen. Here it is:

I then made some simple ruffles and wrapped them around the wreath as well. Securing with some hot glue.

The wreath looks great just like this but I thought it needed a little spring bling. I picked up a couple flower pins at the fabric store and a couple rhinestones. I used some hot glue to attach the rhinestones to the flower. So cute!

I then used my trusty hot glue gun to attach the flowers to the wreath. Lastly, I hung up the wreath with some white ribbon I had around the house. It looks great, and was super easy! Now I just need to work on the rest of my spring mantle.

Here's how Emily added a little sparkle to hers!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

weekend whites

I'm feeling crafty these days so I'm working on a bunch of great projects to share next week! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

quick, easy wall art

Yesterday I made this super easy wall hanging for my office. I thought of the idea when I spotted a vinyl wall decal at Homegoods for only $3! It came with two different chandeliers, I just needed to find a place to use them!

So I picked up a 16 x 20 canvas and some linen fabric at the craft store. I covered the canvas with the fabric just and secured it with a staple gun, just like you would a chair!

Once the fabric was stretched over the canvas I took the back off the wall decal and stuck it right on! So easy!!

This wall decal also came with some stick on rhinestones to add a little bling. I decided to do one with the rhinestones and one without. I love the look of a little bling on the rustic look of the linen. Seriously such an easy project!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

first day of spring

In honor of the first day of Spring I thought I would share some gorgeous pics of my favorite flower.. peonies! Enjoy and Happy Spring!

Friday, March 18, 2011