Friday, January 29, 2010

Time is flying by so fast

I can’t believe that my husband and I have been married over 7 months. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. I guess we have been together for almost three years, time fly’s when you’re having fun. I was pretty excited to figure out how to add frames around pictures. I know this is old technology but I’m just figuring things out. It’s so weird that I used to be up to date and know how to do anything when it came to computers. now, I feel like I’m a grandma or something and I’m constantly asking questions to people who look at me like I’m an idiot for not knowing. My goal is to figure out more but I don’t really know how I’m going to do this maybe it will get a book or just keep playing.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

trying to make my apt more like a home...

I have this tendency to start cleaning and end up doing something else. For instance I wanted to clean out our closet in our walkway and I found this roll of left over shelving paper. At first I really wanted to try to use it like wallpaper and cover the back wall in the kitchen. But........I didn’t have enough and it doesn’t stick as well as I would have liked so I thought why don’t I use it in the hallway. Since its temporary I didn’t use a stencil or anything and I just free handed some grass looking shapes. I really like it but I didn’t think that it was tall enough, so I thought I’m just going to throw some circles on there in two different shapes. I don’t know what it’s supposed to be but I think that it makes the wall between the grass and my picture on the wall works great. Maybe when we move into a house I will try something like this with a stencil and just use a clear glaze over top. It’s a cheaper version then vinyl at least for now.

I needed a quick fix for my jewelry that I wear all the time so I found this multi hook shelf at hobby lobby in the clearence for 4 dollars. I love it. So I had the honey drill a couple hole in the wall in the bathroom and hung it up(I could have dont it but I think he likes it when I ask him to help).

I wish that I would have had a before of this picture. It was a horible eagle picture that Jason had at his old house that he was going to get rid of but I told him to keep it because this is a great frame and that I would find something to do with it. Ta da. I just took some scapbook paper that I had and cut the bigger squares into 3 inch squares and the little one into 1 1/2 inch and so on. I think it looks really good for some scrapbook paper and tape( I will use mod podge later to seal it all) and hung it in the bathroom. I hate Looking at a white wall.

Friday, January 8, 2010

updated pics of jades new room

This is the paper chandelier that I made for jade. First I took 14 gauge wire that I had and bent it into a circle and clamped it together using something I found at Menards. I then took jewelry and hung wire down from the edges of the wire. I then used crimp beads to hook it around the wire ring. I then punched pink and brown circles in two different sizes and used a bright pink seed bead to use between the crimp bead and the paper. I poked holes in the middle of all of the circles; the seed beads come great so that the paper hole won’t slide over the crimp bead. There are two metal rings with paper hanging down them I connected them together with jewelry wire and crimp beads. I didn’t like the color of the wire so I wrapped it with the pink ribbon I had sitting around to go with the rest of her d├ęcor. I then used 3 white hooks and hung them from the ceiling it looks really cute and it didn’t cost that much to make.
2 dollars in paper
less than a dollars worth of crimp beads.
.99 for seed beads
5 dollars for the jewelry wire.
2 for the heavy duty wire.
it actually cost less because I had allot of this already at my house.

This is the new color on the dresser; I thought that I had gotten the same pink as I previously had bought and painted her dresser but come to find out this was darker then the first one so I had to paint over it once again. I like this pink better anyhow. I took off the old handles and added these new ones that look allot more modern then the old antique ones.

Monday, January 4, 2010

over the last few days.....

I have got the pictures up on the wall in the hallway. They have been sitting there for.......well wwwwaaaaaaay to long(pics later). I have repainted jades dresser in her room it’s now a brighter pink that what it was (pic above is the old pic).

I just bought new handles for her dresser because it was going to be a lot of work sandblasting the old ones and spray painting them. Since it’s so cold out and we don’t have a garage I figured I would just buy new ones since she didn’t like the old ones anyhow. The ones in the above picture are the old ones, when I have another coat of paint on I will show the final.

I also bought this multi hanger piece; it’s a piece of wood with beveled edges and 4 decorative wire hangers. I bought this in hopes to help me keep my necklaces all organized. I haven’t got all my necklaces up but I will. I just feel like I have been full of energy to get things done. I keep getting all these inspirations from other fellow bloggers.