Friday, January 27, 2012

Dirt Road Decor: Picture Walls

There's something about a picture wall done right that I just love! Alot of times they can look messy and cluttered and ugh! exhausting to look at!. These are some examples of how to tastefully pull it off.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dirt Road Decor: Lemon Walpaper Night Stand

This is one of my new more exciting (well, for me anyways) pieces. I finally braved the world of ModPodge! Well, since 6th grade art class, that is. This piece was given to me and I can't help but feel bored of my standard new paint, new hardware upcycles. I've been adoring many of these creative ModPodge creations on some of my fav sites for a while now and decided to give it a shot. 

I picked up a can of spray adhesive and Modpodge from Wal-Mart, as well as a "trial size" can of Slicker Yellow paint. (I find the $5 trial size to be the perfect amount for these night stands). The wrapping paper was previously bought at Winners to wrap my parents Anniversary gift, so that we'll count as freeeeeee!

I was a tad nervous about the wrapping paper part. To be honest (lesbihonest!...sorry, J.Shore quote :S ) I painted the top drawer Yellow and almost chickened out with the idea. But well, why not! It took perfectionist me 3 applications and rip it all off's before I was totally satisfied. The spray adhesive made the paper wet, so I was getting air bubbles in it. Oh well, lessons learned.

I'm super happy with the result! Definately not the last project of its kind I'll be attempting.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Feature Site: House of Turquoise

House of Turqouise is one of my absolute favourite blogs/websites! Erin explores everything Turquoise and there is no lack of! It is a fabulous weekly visit that shows you how brave you can be with everything from sea foam kitchen cabinets to sky blue armoirs to teal walpaper.

It is impossible not to be inspired when you visit Erin's site. And for tips on where to buy these fabulous blue treasures visit her other site Everything Turquoise which provides tips, tricks and links to any and all turquoise treasures and sales.

Here is a smallllll taste of what House of Turquoise has to offer...