Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pillow Talk...Aren't they divine!

Here is a great project for Spring. I found these pillows on sale for $4.00 ea. I did a little embellishment! You really have to try this super easy project.  

BEFORE:  Bold, but a bit blah...

AFTER...Bold, bright and really fun!!!

Here's how I did it...
1.  Select 3 coordinating fabrics. 
2.  Buy some Fabric glue.  I used Fabri-Tac by Beacon Adhesives. 

3.  Trace a circle to create a flower pattern on the back side of your fabrics.  Use varying sizes for each flower.  I literally traced different size jar lids for each flower creating 5 petals.  Super easy.  (Note, pencil eraser works great on black fabrics).  Cut the flowers out. 

4. Arrange the flowers in the desired pattern and glue.  As you can see I did mine off center and wrapped over the edge a bit. 

5.  Done...Super easy, fast and great results.  They easily found a great new home!

What do you think?


I have to admit, if there was a color I didn't care for in decrating, I would have to say it was yellow. I once painted a room yellow and kept it about a month before I had it repainted...BUT...maybe I was NUTS! This color has been catching my eye EVERYWHERE lately and I am IN LOVE!!!

 What are your thoughts on yellow?  Are you a fan?  I'm sold!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sleepover Extravaganza

Slumber Party Extraganza! 
Every 7-year old needs to experience her first sleeopver!  This party was SO fun to do and the girls had a great time!  As it turns out, almost every girl we invited had never been on a sleepover, so it was really fun to bless them a little extra at this party!  They were all so polite and gracioius little ladies. 


The party room.  It was a girls dream all glitz and glamour!
Spa Time! 
Lip gloss, nail polish, nail art and glitter hairspray! 

Rubix cube fun, while the girls waited in line. 

Every girl needs a rock to accent her perfectly polished nails! 

A girl has to have bubble gum!

Dinner Time...Make your own fruit salad and pizza.  Every girl had to have their own crysal glass (no worries on breakage...these are from the dollar store). 

After dinner we got ready for movie time! 

The cake...Each girl was designed after the guests!  This was SO fun to make! 

Before the girls giggled their way to sleep...we gave each guest a "sleepover friend" that looked like them. 

The next morning we decorated pillow cases as a memory of the girls 1st sleepover! 
And then....finally after the last guest left...We had some Mommy and Me time to reminisce about all the fun we had! 
And of course a long nap!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Office Decor Redesign - Horse Bookends

I was checking out one of my favorite blogs recently when I learned how gorgeous laquer spray paint can makeover any ceramic item.  I saw a great little owl at Three Men & A Lady (check her blog out!) and knew the very next shopping trip, I would have my eyes pealed for either an owl, bird or horse.  It didn't take long before I found the perfect gems!

Check out my new friends...They are so happy to grace my bookshelves!

And because we all have to see just how ugly they were to enjoy their truly DIVINE redesign...Here is a before shot:

And now...a much happier version! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Office Decor Redesign - Chirp Chirp...

If you walk into any store, or flip through any decorating magazine, it doesn't take but a second to see that birds are all the decorating rage this season.  So love them!  They are so sweet and innocent.  I found this one on the half off rack at my favorite decorating consignment store.  She was only 1.25 so I figured, if I hated her after I "redesigned" her,  I could always "reconsign" her back to the same store!  I think she turned out pretty cute and has the perfect spot in my office, perched up on some recovered books.  All it took was a few coats of laquer spray paint.