Sunday, November 27, 2011

My First Typography!

I have been wanting to do a typography poster for a long time. I have probably spent one month trying to come up with a cool phrase to print... but I never did. So last week I painted this frame I bought at the thrift store and I really want to put it up... so Idecided to make a quick typography print... and I love it!

I choose "party rocking in the house tonight", which is from a song me and my husband have been singing alot lately. (Usually we change the words to "polly rockin in the house tonight" ... polly is our dog) But anyway, here it is... with my husband and his gross movember mustache too.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Renos Revealed!

Here is my three week bathroom reno! (I think 2 of those weeks was spent on taking down the wallpaper)
A few before pictures

This renovation cost me 85$... but that is pretty misleading since I used alot of supplies I already had in my house. Let me brake it down for you:

Martha Stewart Living beadboard paintable wallpaper 24.99$
Wood trim on top of wallpaper (we already had one piece) 10$
Silver mirror from Homesense 30$
Glass knobs, found on ebay, 20$
Taking down the wallpaper

Stuff we already had.... wallpaper paste, paint, baseboards, spray paint, vintage wood frames and all the other decorations.

So here is a list of what I did... painted the room a beachy weathered grey color, put up beadboard wallpaper and wood trim on top of it. Painted the baseboards, wallpaper and wood trim the same white color. Spray painted the existing lighting fixture white, spray painted some old frames white, put new glass knobs on the vanity and white cupboard, and bought a new mirror.
The new knobs

The frames, before and after

I love the bathroom now. I can't believe I left it for so long! When I pass by sometimes I just walk in and look around. It's so fresh and bright!
Finished Project!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bathroom Sneak Peak!

I am almost finished my mini makeover in my main floor bathroom. I have taken down all the wallpaper, painted...walls, light fixtures and trim..., and then put up some more wallpaper! I just need to find a mirror and get all the details finished. I ordered some cute glass knobs from ebay... can't wait to put those on! I just love being in the bathroom now! It was a little bit of work... but so worth it! More picture will come soon.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweater Mittens

I got this idea from this lady's booth at the St. Norbert Market. Her's were made with felted sweaters... but I just happened to have a knitted sweater I picked up at the thrift store (I was planning to make a sweater pillow but never got to it) so I used that. I made a lining for the mittens out of fleece.
The trick to making mittens out of fabric is that the thumb is not on directly on the side of your hand. It took me a few tries... but you have to make the back of the hand a little bit bigger then the front. I used the cuffs of the sweater as the cuffs for the mittens. One thing I didn't really like was the seam between the cuff and the mitten. It was pretty thick and bulged out.
It was a pretty fast craft... minus figuring out the pattern, but I think for the 10$ it costs to buy a pair of mittens... I might just recommend that : )