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Monday, November 18, 2013

Modern Thanksgiving Mantle

In preparation for Thanksgiving, I decided my mantle needed a makeover and since I had zero Thanksgiving decorations I had to start from scratch.

That's always where the dollar store comes in right? I bought white candles and glass holders from the dollar store and spray painted the candles with gold spray paint.

 In all my pinterest browsing I came across this awesome gold platter from West Elm last year but since it is no longer available, I had to improvise again. I bought a plate from the dollar store and used my silhouette to cut gold vinyl for the plate.

Then I used my silhouette once again to cut some feathers (purchased from the silhouette store) out of cardstock in the colors I wanted to use and just sewed straight through them on my sewing machine.

I found an awesome jar at Target on clearance but I knew I wanted something cool inside it. Fall makes me think about knitted sweaters so I decided to make yarn balls using yarn ($2.50 at Walmart) aluminum foil and hot glue.

You get the idea right? Pretty cheap and simple!

Anyone else been noticing decorative arrows around the internet lately? I've fallen in love with them! So I picked up some wooden dowls, feathers and paints and made some in my colors! It's pretty addicting and I imagine I'll be doing it again in other colors.
All in all it came together pretty fast and I'm so excited about the way it looks! Although now that it's done i'm tempted to move on to Christmas.....

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Potions and Spell Books

Is anybody else getting into a Halloween crafting mood?

This is the first of several projects I'm working on but they were so quick and cheap that I wanted to post it right away!

Now credit where credit is due, I got the idea from Lil Luna on this link. So I picked up a few hardback books from Goodwill, a bottle of Mod Podge and a few sheets of scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and got to work!

I love how they look on the mantle and now I'm thinking I may need a few more!

I'm linking up to Skip to my Lou's Made By You Mondays. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic week!

XOXO Taylor

Friday, April 12, 2013

IKEA Dresser To Ombre Dresser

I can't believe how long it's been since I've last blogged! I am not great at time management so I'm finding it harder and harder to get projects in lately! Anyone else have this problem?!?

So I've been (slowly!) working on my sewing space and I've been working on more storage for all my craft supplies. I was inspired by this picture:

I knew I wanted to do something similar in the sewing room and while I was walking through IKEA one day my answer came in the form of the RAST Dresser.

It's solid pine and $35!

Like all other IKEA items it requires a bit of assembly but it wasn't difficult and because it's pine I didn't have to sand it which was super exciting for me!

So I popped over to Home Depot and grabbed a color sample card that had a gradient I liked and got the small samples of each.

I can't remember exactly how much each sample costs but I think it was about $2 each.

I took the drawers out and painted the outside white first with a little help from my special painter.


I'm already loving it in the room and having the extra storage is definitely a plus too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an awesome weekend!!