Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Shelve Decor Tutorial

 I am working on making a few new things for my shelves. I think I need to replace a few things and give it a new look :) 
With the help of my mom we came up with this

What you need
A board. I am not exactly sure what mine is. I got it from my grandma. It is kinda like a poster board you could say, just a little sturdier
2 (or more) different colors of paint and roller or paint brush
Buttons
Skinny paint brush... and fatter one
Fabric
Scissors 
Card stock
Computer/something to trace letters
Tape
Sewing machine and thread
Hot glue

1. Tape across your board for the bottom stripe and paint with a roller or paint brush. Whatever you choose. Let it dry.
(sorry it is flipped the wrong way) 



(don't mind the blotches of yellow paint on the wall... we are in the process of paint the room)

2. While it was drying I went over to my laptop and typed out the word "hope" in quite a large font size.  I use two pages... having two letters per page. I used the font Pea Sarah's Skittles, size 550.
*when choosing a font keep in mind it has to be fairly easy to trace and paint in the lines*


3. I wanted to make sure the stripe was good and dry so I began cutting the pennets. This is the size I used for my pennets. 


4. Hopefully now the board is good and dry and ready! Gently remove the tape.

5. Lay out your pennets so you know how you want them arranged and to be sure you have enough

6. Cut around your letters. But make sure there is still about 1/2 inch of white. Arrange the letters on the board also. 

7. Now that you have everything in place and how you want it, take off the pennets and put small pieces of tape on the letters to hold them in place. 

8. Take a pen and push gently down and trace around the edge of the letter. It should put an indent in the board, making it easy to paint. If the indent is deep enough for you to see easily take of the tape and letters. 

11. Take another color of paint. With a skinny brush go around the edges. When you have the edges finished finish them up in the middle. Let dry. 


10. Sew the pennets together. Make sure you leave extra thread at each end!

11. Lay out the pennets and the buttons you want to use (I used 4... all different)

12. Put a small line of glue where the stitching on the pennet and on the button and tape the extra thread to the back.

And there ya have it! A nice new touch to your shelves or where ever you are displaying it.
Megan

Bedroom Makeover: Before



This is my room before. We are actually leaving in a little while to go pick out paint! Yipppeee. 

Side Notes: Yes I know my floor is pink right now. I picked out that color when I was five years old while we were just moving into our house. The bubblegum pink carpet will be out this winter as promised by my parents. (A great day that will be.) I also had more stuff on the walls, but these pictures were taken a little after I started clearing them off. 


Right now the color of my room is a pale pink, and a dark chocolate brown. 





I had baskets to put my 'junk' in while I was cleaning my room out. I had a 'trash it', 'use in the new and improved room', and a 'junk I don't need anymore'.



Another thing that I adore that is in my room right now waiting for a special place to go is this adorable chalkboard/thing to hang things on frame. Megan gave this to me for my birthday and it is simply wonderful. 


Have a good Saturday!
Taylor


Friday, March 30, 2012

Romans 8:28


Megan

New 'Series'


This spring break I am going to be repainting/redoing my room. 
I thought that I could show pictures of the process that is taking place here on the blog, so that is what I will be doing. 
I have yet to load the before pictures on to the computer, but expect them for sure by tomorrow!

Here are some ideas I have/what I want it to kinda be like: 
- for sure at least 1 gray wall 
- pops of color all over, and not just one certain color
- new decorations for the room 
- try to actually make new things for my room instead of just buying them (and then to remember to take pictures in the process for a tutorial)
- more organization space
- something chalkboard
- have colorful frames on one of the walls with tons of pictures

I have many more ideas, but those are just the ones that are easy to explain. 

Hope you are finding fun things to do on this rainy afternoon! I will be cleaning out my room...
Taylor


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easy Pillow Tutorial

I seem to love pillows. I have made quite a few ever since we redid my room (which I plan on getting pictures since it is FINALLY spring break!) A while back I used a gift card from hobby lobby to buy some more fabric to match my wonderful curtains so I could make a pillow (just realized they match these storage boxes.) Last weekend I decided I should get that done.

Here is the finished product:

 and the matching curtains (which I did not make... Tara H did)

What you need:
2 kinds of fabric (I got 2 yards of the flowery stuff... still have a lot left and just used not even a 1/4 yard of brown)
Polyfill (is that what it is called?)
Sewing Machine
Coordinating thread
Scissors

1. Measure your fabric
I don't really have a way to explain this. I had a picture but I must have accidentally deleted it.
I laid out the flower fabric and opened the polyfill. I folded the fabric over the polyfill, guessing the size. REMEMBER: leave an open space for you other fabric. After you cut out fabric 1 (in my case the flowery fabric) measure the length and width so fabric 2 (brown) will be the right size. Cut out fabric 2. Make sense?

2. Pin one side together and sew. (pin the wrong sides together) Hopefully now the two fabrics are attached! 

3. Pin the other sides together and do the same thing

4. Line up the top and sew also. 

5. You should have 1 more open side. Sew about 1/3 of the way on one side and do the same on the other so you have a hole for stuffing. (don't mind the awful picture pictures... I am no photographer)
Turn it right side/inside out and stuff it.

6. Sew up the bottom and your done!
Have a wonderful day!
Megan

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Owl Pillow

Hello. 
A while back (like during the summer) I had an itch to make a pillow. I think owls are quite wonderful. Well usually unless they are real live owls. Then I don't. Anyways, I decided to make an owl pillow out of the small amount of felt I had and "fluff" (don't know proper name for it).

I remembered I forgot something... thread








Megan

Monday, March 19, 2012

I only wish...

...that I could have all of the following. The room....the clothes....the hair. Pinterest has got my thinking lately about how much I wish I was extremely rich! I could totally buy all of this if I was. 

{All of the images you will see come from my Pinterest boards...if you want to follow me, and see the websites they were found on you can look here}

1st up...my dream room. 


I love how they have been turning closets into other things. I would love to turn mine into a mini craft area. 



Pillows for my bed - which will be a white ruffle (or something along that line) beding. 



Chalkboard on one of the walls. 


This saying written on it. 


These are some of the clothes that I would love to have in my closet...along with many more. 
{totally joking about those heels, but i would just adore to have a pair to walk around in at home}



I also wish I had a personal hair dresser (is that what you call them?) at home to do my hair for me every morning. 
I love all these hair styles, but I can't seem to be able to do them very well. 











Hope you are having a fantastic week.
Taylor

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