Black and White Apparel
I had a lot of fun with this giveaway!
|I love the shape of this headboard but probably wouldn't do it in white because it can't just be thrown in the wash when my kids fingerprints end up on it :)|
|The Ava Dress|
|Dainty pleats at the neckline and sleeves.|
|A Bubble hem and pleats at the waist for a little extra something special.|
|The Veronica Dress|
|Pretty spring flowers.|
|The fabric is light enough for spring and long sleeves keep you warm during those cooler beginnings of the season.|
|With a whimsy tie in the back...how can you resist?|
|The wooden floors add so much!|
|My work room became this way during the holidays with bits and pieces of projects all over the place.|
|I knew that it would be impossible to come and work in here so I had to do something. Don't laugh.....I went to the DI for inspiration. I found this package of SIX bulletin boards for $3.00! They has some sort of glue on them, but I was going to cover them anyway. I have been wanting some bulletin boards up in there to hang sketches and fabrics together so I could put things together in my mind with some new designs|
|This dresser was originally brown and I did it in bright turquoise with a glaze....I love how it turned out! I painted the room orange and wanted to do turqoise and brown accessories with owls for my boys. But then my work started taking over the house and driving ALL of us nuts! That is how my work room came about. So I will be decorating the room in those kid colors!|
Our four boys now share a room and all they do is sleep there...so it works.
|I took this yucky window and wanted to do a window treatment to add some flair to this room.|
|I ripped down the heinous, breaking aluminum and started doing a window mistreatment.|
Yes you heard right. Not treatment, mistreatment. Because it's actually cheating
I got the idea from thenester.com
She uses upholstery tacks, but nails were what I had on hand.
I started by taking some random curtains I had made a while back that were too wide, but just the right length.
Next I nailed the sides of the curtains to meet the edges of the window. Then I found the middle and nailed that in place.
Then just add your box pleats until the fabric fits all the way across your window.
|Your finished project should look something like this. If you want to cover the nails then you could add pretty ribbon bows...OR just use upholstery tacks like thenester does.|
|To cover my bulletin boards I used Elmer's craft bond spray.|
Make sure the surface you are using is wipeable because it really is sticky!
You will also need a glue gun and fabric scissors.
|After spraying the back of the fabric I centered the bulletin board in place. |
I also turned it around and pulled an smoothed the fabric so it wouldn't be too wrinkly looking.
|Turn the sides in. Don't worry if it isn't pretty because no-one will see the back when it's on the wall.|
|Pull the corners in so you have somewhat of a sharp corner when you are finished.|
|Now use your glue gun to secure any spots that won't stay. I use low temp for the reason that I have children and the tendency to burn my self with any glue gun. Immiediately after plugging it in my 3.5 year old decided to touch it....luckily all I had to do was wipe it off his finger real quick and he was fine.|
|After you have done all six boards in the package, arrange them the way you want them to look on your wall. These are perfect here above my desk!|
|Excuse the bad hair day! Using a level to make sure your first row of bulletin boards are straight, nail them in with a single nail. I nailed mine in the center top section.|
|Now I have a focal paint when I come into my work room! By making the window and desk area more beautiful I am determined to get every box in this room sorted! I've already started!|
|This already look much better!|
|Of course I had to decorate it while I'm transitioning!|
|I took a regular paint brush and did the edges. If you do this be quick about it so that you don't get paint lines because it dried before you got to it with the roller. Having two people to do it at once would be awesome! You don't even need to go all the way up to the line because that line will be covered by the wide board that goes on top of board and batten.|
|I had to show you where I had to just paint around the already painted over outlet. I got my screwdrivers out and tried to get it out to no avail. The screw was WAY too stripped to get out because it's so old! I'll let my husband take care of this one :)|
I don't know who in their right mind decides to paint over a piece of plastic thinking it will look good!?
|The gloss that I used is by Olympia and is waterbased. I wouldn't have used this brand normally because it is $28.00 a gallon, but the paint guy who mixed it chose the brand of paint.....be sure to watch those paint guys to make sure your supposed thrifty project doesn't become expensive. I'll be using this paint for all of my trim now....every drop!!|
|I painted this problem area under the window just in case you can see under the board at certain angles....since you cannot get it completely flat.|
|This will end up looking smooth when it's done....especially if I use some wall putty and sandpaper.|
|Old houses are interesting how they crack all over the place.|
|My attempt to cover the heinous air conditioner....that we should probably remove since it is 8 degrees outside.|
|B decided he must be in the picture. I feel like this is looking much brighter after two coats of paint. I can hardly wait to add the boards!|
|Nasty Wall before everything started. That air conditioner is coming out and the blinds are coming down!!|
This wall is going to be brightened up! On with it!
|My kitchen inspiration for the cabinets|
|My walls will look similar to this as the paint in my kitchen is dark like this. It is called Warm Caramel.|
Love how the white brightens up the space!!!
|This will look great when it's done after the kitchen :) Don't mind the mismatched touch up paint around the light switch.....lesson learned- don't ever do touch up paint when you are tired...sometimes you put the wrong color on...haha|
|This was before I started painting the outside of the drawer.....I have two more coats to go and contact paper to put in the bottom. I want my cabinets to be pretty inside and out!|
|We will be putting an extra board along the bottom of the window to make it more even because the plaster is cracking under the window seal. Then we'll build around it with the board and batten.|
|All that junk in the open shelf is supplies for this project. I already started putting the beadboard wallpaper up.|
|This side of the kitchen I am not quite sure what to do with the upper cabinets because they are so unattractive. In the spring this flooring is going....so excited! Think knotty laminate :)|
|We don't really use the fan much and I am craving some real shelfs or a pan rack above the stove.....any ideas?|
|I will be adding beadboard wallpaper to the sides of the cabinets for some added flair.|
|A better picture of the crack and groove under the window seal that will be hidden.|