I love all the seasons, but man, this Winter is really making me miss Summer. I love warm weather and being able to enjoy the sunshine in shorts and t-shirt. I also love collecting small things like shells and acorns so I can make them into one of a kind jewelry. Since I'm excited for Summer I decided to make a cute shell necklace.
I love Sundays. Spending quiet time with the Lord, completing open projects, cleaning my home and enjoying the last day before the work week. Jordan and I went to the Blockbuster that's closing right up the street yesterday. I spent time putting them in open cases today.
My father sent me some of his pottery. Two of my favorite pieces broke during shipping, so I took a couple minutes today to glue them back together and put them on our bookshelf.
Aren't they gorgeous? I love the earthy tones he used... Reds, tans and dark blues. They're all lovely. I can't do much with the broken ones, so they'll sit on my shelf and look pretty.
I also took a couple pictures of one of my favorite things in our house: the bookshelves in our living room. This one was my favorite... I love everything about this side of our living room. The globe, the art, the books and the plants. I'm also loving the sunshine today. It's streaming through every
Jordan and I live in a townhouse, which means we (or I...) can't decorate as much as we would like. There are quite a few things I would like to hang our paint that I can't. I try to work around that by doing home decor that will move with us when we leave and that doesn't damage the structure of the house too much. I pinned a lot of these types of projects, but 4 of my favorite are below.
Hellllooooooo! I hope you all had a great first week of 2014. I know I sure did!
I want to share the first DIY project of 2014 with you. These cute arrow statement plates are perfect for a wall hanging or a jewelry dish.
What you'll need:
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Gold Spray Paint
This Arrow Graphic (or a graphic of your choosing)
1. Print the arrow graphic onto your contact paper. Slowly use the knife to cut out the arrows and gently remove them. Then peel off the backing and line it up on the plate. I covered the rest of the exposed ceramic with cellophane and taped it down, making sure there were no areas that the paint could get to.
2. In a well ventilated area lightly paint gold on the exposed area and let it dry. Slowly remove the contact paper and seal with clear coat.
I had to clean up the lines with the knife so they were cleaner, but I LOVE the way this turned out. I'm currently using it in my bathroom for my make-up.
1. For the chalkboard version I took the contact paper that had been cut out from the first plate and stuck it to the center, making sure it was adhered completely.
2. Then I spray painted with chalkboard paint and waited for it to dry. I might like this one even more than the gold one, just because the lines were SO CLEAN!
I obviously didn't use either of these for actual food and wouldn't recommend it as the paint isn't 100% food safe. I used these to give a simple table setting more character in the pictures. In the end I used the gold one for a make up catch all in my bathroom and the chalkboard one got written on (see below) and is waiting to be hung on a statement wall. I love them both so much!
So what did you think, guys? Cute, right? I can't wait to make more. My head is overflowing with ideas.