Monday, April 23, 2012

Crafty Weekend

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  This Saturday, my friends and I went to a huge yard sale put on by my town and then went back to my house for a day of crafts/DIY projects.  Bloody Mary's were involved as well and it was such a fun and productive day!  The project I worked on was an idea I got from Michelle's post.  Mine didn't come out as great though, the words came out messy, but I still love it.  I might try to touch it up.  The saying, Sparkle & Shine, is from a song that my husband and I love and cut our wedding cake to.  Aaaawwwwww.....  Here it is up close, messiness and all.

And here it is from further back, the further the better.

I think it is a happy addition to our mantle.  My cousin also made one of these.  It was originally her idea to make them, after she saw a similar one at HomeGoods for around $300!  Here's hers.  I love the pop of yellow. (Hard to see in this iPhone pic, but looks great in person.)

Some other projects included painting and staining two coffee tables and a wine cork board.  I'll try to get some of those pictures up soon.  I love successful Saturday's!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Shelves

A few months ago I thought of putting shelves into an almost nook at the bottom of the stairs that leads to our basement family room.  As soon as I thought of the idea, I started drawing pictures on paper and on the computer.  They were awful pictures but when I showed my carpenter grandfather, he knew what I was going for.  This is the space before the shelves.

My grandfather said it was no big deal and he started working on it right away.  He made the shelves at his house and then assembled it at our house.  My hubby was his little helper.  Here's a pic from install day.

And now for the final result! 

Sorry the pictures aren't great, but I am loving these shelves.  I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner.  As you can see from above, I have changed up the decor a couple times and it is still not where I want it to be.  Any suggestions on styling?

Thanks Nonno for my new shelves!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Bunnies

I don't usually do too much decorating for Easter, but I do like to get a few bunnies hopping around the house.  Last year my mom surprised me with this guy.  I put a few eggs in his basket too.

Then I have a Mr. & Mrs. Bunny sitting on our kitchen table.  Sometimes with a bunch of flowers or with my pretty orchid that I've managed to keep alive for over a month.

Happy Easter Everyone!