Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cutie little birds I love!

I am in love with all things peacock. Dark, deep colors like purple, navy, orange, gold....I LOVE!
When I moved here, I had tons of wall space to fill. I didn't have any art or any fantastic pieces I wanted to display. I've always been the one to create what I want so why not paint a peacock feather to display?

As I've said, I make things up as I go along so I didn't have a pattern or anything. I just had an actual peacock feather and tried to re-create it. I had two blank white canvases from Hobby Lobby that I painted gray. I painted the feather over both so the final result would be larger.

The final result
I've painted several other things along the way. A picture frame here, a shelf there, a cork board from goodwill everywhere. :)

I am also in love with owls. I'm not really sure what because real owls seem weird and scary. 
Here are a few of my precious owl items.

My salt & pepper shakers

That is it. Enjoy your Sunday. Go try a raspberry sweet tea from will LOVE it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pieces of my heart

During my time in Alice, I fell in love with anything mosaic. I figured, "how hard can it be"? 

Mom had a flower pot stand that was perfect. The only thing was that it didn't have a top. I wanted to add tile to it so the top had to be a special material. I had dad cut a circle of hardy backer to fit the top. Once that was done, I went on a search for plates at Goodwill. 

I had to find the perfect plates that would break up into good pieces. It took me a while to discover the best way to break them up. I became very good at breaking and creating the perfect pieces I wanted. Through all of it, I never cut myself.

Once I had enough pieces, I laid them out to make the pattern I wanted. Me and Carrie had a fun little time of gluing them down with all the proper tiling tools (thank you dad!).

When that dried, I was ready to grout. Me and dad mixed it all up and went after it. I'd tiled before so it wasn't too difficult.

I'm super excited with the finished product. Mom uses it for her plants. Sorry for no final picture.

Grandma loved it too so I decided to make her one for mother's day. I had a better plan going in to it the second time. I enjoyed giving it to her. I think I like hers better.

New projects are forming in my head since I've started this blog. I'm excited about what is to come!

Friday, March 18, 2011

I've recently become obsessed with this beautiful rosette lamp from Pier One. I was walking through the store and fell in love with it. I am in no need of a lamp and it was unnecessarily pricey so no lamp for me. Isn't it beautiful though?

I have a Goodwill converted lamp in my room that I had a little fun with. I found this gold and crystal lamp with no lampshade in the Alice Goodwill about 1 1/2 years ago. I LOVED the crystal and wanted to see what I could do so I decided to spray paint it. I unscrewed it and taped everything up and went after it. I was obsessed with navy at the time so I went with navy.

I knew that I wanted a drum shaped lamp shade but couldn't find one anywhere. After several weeks of looking, I found the exact one I wanted at Ross. It was $2.99.... LOVE!!

I'm happy with the finished product. I'm so happy that almost everything in my apartment has my touch on it. I created what I love.

On another note, yesterday was St. Patty's Day. I did spray my hair green! Also, I made strawberry cake cookies for my brother's birthday. They were SUPER strawberry...not the biggest fan but they were sooo cute!!

I'm beginning to love this blog thing. I'm happy to share my eccentric creative mind.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm itchin to get outside

During the time of my no-job 2009, I spent a lot of time organizing and redecorating the parent's house in Alice. I spent many hours in the closet under the stairs going through tons of wrapping paper, several days organizing the craft room, and about 2 weeks redecorating the game room.

 Finished Game Room

I acquired several director's chairs during this time. Once I cleaned them up, replacing the bright orange fabric was a must. I found and purchased the same sturdy duckcloth in a sweet light blue at Joanns Fabric store. I used the old seat fabric to created my own pattern. Once I made one right, I just had 5 more to go.

I wanted to add something extra and was really into anything monogrammed. I searched for a monogram pattern online and created a stencil. I mixed a clear fabric paint with the pink color I wanted and went after it.

I now have 6 sweet patio chairs. I love to use them during this glorious weather. I used them as my actual furniture in my apartment before I had any.

Thank you my precious grandma, mother, and sisters for all their help with these chairs.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

And the adventure begins!

I've lived in Corpus Christi for a year now and during this time I have acquired, refurbished, built, and painted an assortment of glorious items! I've gotten so much positive feedback from friends and family about these projects that I've decided to share them with you! My friend, Sara, has been urging me to create a blog for quite some time now, and I figure that this is as good of a time as any! I have no doubt that I will also be documenting my day-to-day adventures as well.

My goal with this blog is not only to showcase my work, but also to get feedback from my readers about these projects. If you ever have any questions about how to create an ottoman, redesign your bathroom, or refurbish a vanity you've bought on Craigslist, I'm your girl! I never really follow a pattern or directions; I make it up as I go! I'm excited to see where both this blog and my creativity take me.

I hope I inspire you to let go of your fear of painting that picture because you can't draw a straight line. Who cares if you can't draw a straight line! It will probably turn out better any way!!

So here's to throwing away the rule book and rockin' it out!!