14 ways to display letters (including DIY Projects!)

Things are as  busy as ever around here. The moment we set up the house and have everything unpacked and organized, it’s a wreck again. We are knee deep in painting. If you follow our Instagram account, you got a peek are the super fun look we are going for.

If you want to check out some other super fun things, we collected 14 great ideas to add a little customization to any room. Enjoy!

nursery monogram

name idea nursery

letter on pillow diy

letter punch in wall

large letter in wall DIY inspiration

sewn letter diy

letter bookshelf DIY idea

ball jar momogram light letter

alphabet blocks little lights for letters

pinata art letter

letter shelves

letter planter

letter pinatta1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

 

Silver vs Gold

I am into gold. I am also into silver. Before we knew what color walls we were going to commit to I bought a ton of silver frames from Ikea, and as we have been making this house our home those silver frames kind of disappeared into the paint choices we have made. Not to mention, I am kind of over looking at wedding pictures of me and Joey after four years. Instead of ditching the old frames, I decided to give spraying them gold a shot – and it was a great idea!

gold spray paint

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Joey got me this amazing signed MArk Ryden piece and I decided it was time to frame it – just not sure where to hang it yet!

Here is what we did to get a flawless finish. It’s so easy, you’ll gag.

Lightly brush the metal frame with some sandpaper, prime and let dry. They spray with Rustoleum gold spray paint about 8 inches away in light layers and let dry.

Totally new frame! I am excited because they match the three brass trunks we just scored. More on that soon! What have you sprayed gold and have work out? Let me know, I am a little addicted to spray paint these days.

 

 

Officially Announcing Atlas

It’s been over eight weeks since we had our little bean. Tomorrow will officially mark two whole months! Time is just whizzing by at an unbelievable speed. We had a minor mix up with our birth announcements, but they are finally here and we LOVE them! We got the idea from a pin we saw on pinterest and edited it to our specifications. Joey and I are pretty bad with photoshop, but after the try-fail method a million times – we finally wond up with something we loved and it only cost us $15 for 50!

unique birth announcements, diy birth announcements

We used overnight prints with a coupon, but pretty much anywhere that prints postcards (and we got the envelopes from them too), you can get a one side print pretty reasonable. We picked 4X6 for these and think that was perfect for these. This would also make a super cute birthday card. Right now we are testing out a bunch of self-publish photo books, photo printers, etc – but for postcards I have always loved overnight prints because they are so reasonably priced and have only messed up once in the six years I have used them.

boy birth announcement

A tiny bit of DIY + some pretty gold heart stickers and we are ready to announce his arrival via snail mail. Happy weekend friends!

It’s a Spring Thing

I am SO OVER WINTER! I have been over it before it even started! I have been dreaming of planting in the raised bed Joey built for months now! Also, I can’t wait to get out of the house and into the sunshine with Rocket, Porkchop and Joey and Atlas. Spring, you are so close. In anticipation and celebration of sweet Spring, I joined forces with some of the most lovely ladies online to host a link party and blog hop dedicated to Spring! Please check out Emily from MerryPad‘s blog tomorrow where she is kicking things off!

 

Spring Thing Link Party, Spring Thing Blog Hop

Emily from MerryPad.com link party and blog hop starts 3/5
Roeshel from DIYShowOff.com link party and blog hop starts 3/12
Come back here for our link party and blog hop starts 3/19
Kim from DesignThoughtsBlog.com link party and blog hop starts 3/26
We hope you will link up and join each one of us this March and share what you are doing to welcome spring!

 

Tiny Tree Ornament Project

DIY Ornament

tiny tree ornament

Happy happy Monday friends! We are 33 and 1/2 weeks down and have a little more than 6 weeks to go before little “A” gets here! Isn’t is crazy hou you can feel so ready, yet so not ready at the same time about something? We are working our butts off to get the nursery in order, while preparing for hosting Christmas at our house and Joey’s grandfather’s 90th birthday! A lot is going on to say the least! We still keep squeezing in little Holiday Projects, and this one is super cute.

tiny brush trees

These super cute tiny trees I found at Michaels got me thinkin’ about cute ways to display them so their tininess wasn’t lost. Then Boom!

how to make ornament

Clear ornaments! I found some plastic see-through ornaments which I think would work better than glass because super glue is what’s binding the tree to the ornament.

DIY ornament

At first we tried to drop a few drops of super glue at the base of the tree then used and old tweezer (I highly recommend using one you never plan to use again, you will ruin it) to place it. I messed up like a million times until I just dripped the glue into the ornament and then fed the tree through with the tweezer.

diy ornament

diy ornament

Once you get a grip, hold firm. About three to five drips will be enough, and also dry quick enough.

DIY ornaments

There you have it! The ornaments were 50 cents each and a bag of a dozen tiny trees were a dollar. Yep! That quick, easy, and cute. Totally fits in with our traditional Christmas this year! It’s been fun making ornaments. The one to the right is made from sculpy and then some gold ink. The imperfections make me happy and entertains Joey to no end.

One-A-Week-Wednesday with Pinterest

Hello! Happy mid week! How’s it flowin’? I decided to get a little adventurous and try something I never would have. We turned bar soap into liquid soap, and it was fun!

The lovely pick (as well as photo above) comes from a blog I just found out about via the magic of pinterest! The Farmer’s Nest gave pretty great instructions, so I won’t be repetitive and break down the deets, but I will tell you what I learned.

We used a bar of soap we had hanging around. I think it had glycerine in it. We followed the instructions and the funny part was, well, yea, I am going to just tell ya. So the recipe calls for liquid glycerin. I looked for it in the band aid isle as recommended. Welp, the fine folks at CVS did help me fine it, just not in the band aid isle. In the laxative isle. In the form of a butt injection thingie. For when you need to poop. I bought it anyway. Glycerine is glycerine, right?

Anywho, it worked just like instructed except ours had this snot like consistency. I think there was too much glycerin. I ordered some Mrs. Meyers soap bars to try again. We got about a gallon of totally usable soap. I added a little scented oil to give it an extra kick. Love it! Totally want to make more household cleaning stuff!

So, what did you get into this week? Share! 

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Introducing, One-A-Week-Wednesday

Yes! Finally! I am committing to a schedule more and more in my old age, and Wednesday is the mother of all awsomeness for me now. I will be obligated to, get this, do something I have pinned on Pinterest. Yep. It’s my job people. Remember back in the Summer how Katie from Bower Power kicked off the Pinterest Challenege with Myself, Emily Henderson, and Young House Love? If you need to get up to date, check out the video below.

Also check out their Winter Pinterest Challenge if you haven’t already! Anywho…

Inspired by these past events, I decided to self proclaim a pinterst challenge weekly, to myself. Hence, One-A-Week-Wednesday. I have pinned over 200 DIY ideas, projects and inspiration on my “Let’s Make Something” board and have only accomplished one. Guess which one? The chalkboard fridge from the Pinterest Challenge! Yep!

pinterest challenge

Some projects are big (like huge-big), some are tiny. Some have more of a home ec thing going on, and other are puppy related.  Want to guess what we are working on for next week?

ikea sheep skin

One of these guys got us thinking, and we are working on getting her done! I love a good schedule and am so excited to have a “mandatory” DIY project on our plates that’s fun and inspired by other talents. We have a lot of not-so-creative projects going on around here, and this will spice reno up a bit!

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