Jul 22, 2014

Easier Than Ever No-Sew Floor Pillows

Hello, friends!

These easy DIY NO SEW FLOOR PILLOWS are the result of my hubby and daughter loving to chill on our area rug during movie nights. We have amazingly comfortable couches, yet movie night after movie night these two ALWAYS end up on the floor.

More power to them, but I'm a couch type girl. Laying on the floor does not intrigue me at all!

Even though we have a very comfortable area rug, I figured it would be nice to make them some floor pillows that they could use for extra comfort while we all enjoy a movie together.

I'm telling you guys, these are the easiest no sew floor pillows, ever!! You don't even need to measure with my lazy but oh so effective method!! But my mathematician friends need not worry, I also included a formula for you, so you can get down with your bad measuring self!



Jul 15, 2014

Little Girl's Quick Lampshade Makeover

I'm always amazed at what a quick trip to a craft store (my favorite one happens to be Hobby Lobby!), a little bit of time and some creativity can do!

Like what some ribbon, baker's twine, hot glue and my tiredness with my daughter's lamp birthed.

This isn't my first rodeo in re-vamping a lamp with ribbon- have you seen my $4 Lampshade Makeover? But this one was definitely funner since I added some polka-dot ribbon and some fun baker's twine!

So my friends, I present to you my LITTLE GIRL'S LAMPSHADE MAKEOVER...

It's quick, it's easy....it's fabulous!


Jul 11, 2014

DIY Nautical Wall Art

Anyone else loving all things nautical lately?

I don't think it's a secret that I am. Have you seem my Mini Seashell Specimen Art?

Lately, I've been itching to incorporate some nautical decor in our Master Bathroom. And what better time to get that itch than during Summer, right?

Well you know this girl. When she gets an itch, she scratches. Okay, that last sentence reads a lot more disturbing than I thought it would so let's just move on...

These DIY NAUTICAL WALL ART pieces are just what this bathroom needed and they were so easy to make. And not to mention, free. Holllaaaaa!!



Jul 8, 2014

Mini Seashell Specimen Art

Hello, friends!

Remember my Framed Keys On Burlap Keepsake Art? Well.....I made something similar but this time using some teeny tiny sea shells Lily found during one of our beach trips. She was so excited to have so many and was so amused with their miniature size.

How could I just let them remain in a boring "memory box"? No no. That would not do. These little SEASHELLS HAD TO BE TURNED INTO SOME SPECIMEN ART for all to see.



Jul 3, 2014

DIY Gold-Tiled Mirror {From DIY Mother)

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Hey everyone! I’m Olivia from DIY
Mother
. I’m super excited that Selene is letting me share one of my
favorite projects to date: a gold-tiled mirror.

A little back story before we get started: I had an old mirror that I
never used because it had some scratches on it when it arrived. I stored
it in the garage because I knew I could probably give it a makeover when I
had more time. Well, last weekend I had an entire day to myself, so I
immersed myself in DIY projects.

When I originally set out to do this project, I wanted to make a mirror
like this
from Z Gallerie. So I picked out these
mirror-like mosaic tile from the hardware store. Well, when I took the
tiles out of the packaging, there were a few scratches. And they weren't
as reflective as I thought they'd be.

So I decided instead of taking them back, I could paint them all gold
because I, like Selene, firmly believe that everything is more glam with
gold! I love the way it turned out; I’m currently in the process of
changing my living room design, so it added a nice touch.

Materials needed:
Tile (or wood cuts, if you want to save money)
All-purpose adhesive
Spray paint
Mirror

1. Remove the tile from the mesh/fiberglass backing. Use gloves for this,
people! It should be able to just pull off, but if it doesn’t, cut it and
then pull. When you’ve removed all of the tile, set them out as close to
one another as possible and spray paint them.

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Don’t worry about doing a perfect job, you’re going to re-spray paint
everything when you’re finished.

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2. When you’re laying out your pattern, make sure that all of the pieces
are staggered, and use different lengths. You don’t want each tile ending
at the same point, if that makes sense.

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I used an adhesive called Strong Stik; it's a little under $4 a bottle,
and you don't have to use a caulk gun. It's heavy duty, and you can move
the tiles around ofr up to 10 minute after you apply it. Pretty nifty
find.
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Let the adhesive cure for 24 hours before you move it!

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4. Cover the mirror part, and re-spray paint in case you missed anything.
I had to re-spray paint because I filled some holes with the putty.

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I’m in the process of re-designing my living room from boring, grey, to
more of my natural eclectic style. So, don’t mind the wall swatches. What
do you think? Do you have any memorable DIY decor projects that you're
proud of? I'd love to hear about them!

Find me over at DIY Mother, or Pinterest, or Twitter.

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Jun 30, 2014

Touring Through Blogland

Hello, friends!!

Today I am participating in this fun blog tour that's been going around in blog land! The lovely Lisa from Texas Decor was kind enough to ask me to join and of course I said YES! You just can't say no to this lovely Texan woman who's decorating style makes me feel right at home! She's more of a friend than a fellow blogger and we've even done some gift exchanges by mail!  She's so sweet! There has been many fun updates to her home decor so I invite you to go check her out!

So now I welcome you to come on in and get to know me and my blog a little more and maybe let me get to know you a little more, too!




Jun 27, 2014

DIY Mini Balloon Bouquet {By Learning Creating Living}

Hi friends! I'm beyond excited to have Katelyn from Learning Creating Living over today to share with you this fun DIY! Katelyn is definitely one of the most creative blogger friends I have! Her stuff rocks!

Take it away, Katelyn!


Hello! I'm Katelyn & I blog over at Learning Creating Living, also known as LCL. I'm beyond excited to be guest post swapping with Selene (be sure to see what she's up to on my blog!). She's a dear friend of mine & I just love everything she does & shares on her lovely blog. 

On LCL I share diy's, easy & inexpensive crafts, recipes & everyday home inspiration. I love sharing new diy's I actually accomplish (usually with a few frustrating tries in between) & making my house a home on a budget.

Today I'm going to be sharing a fun & inexpensive diy craft for a birthday or any occasion really, a diy mini balloon bouquet, enjoy!


Jun 23, 2014

$145 Target Gift Card Summer Giveaway!

I know we've been on a roll with giveaways around here but they're just so much fun!

This time around, ten amazing bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you a chance to win one $145 GIFT CARD TO TARGET!!!!!

And just in time for Summer! Have you seen all the fabulous that Target has had up their sleeve for Summer? 







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I can think of so many fabulous summery things to buy at Target for $145! And I'm sure you can too! That new area rug you've had your eye on? Maybe a new set of colorful pillows? Or some organization systems? Whatever it is, it's on us!

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