Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Home Office

I have finally chosen a room in the house to use as my office/craft room. I haven't fully decided how to decorate the whole thing, but I'm slowly updating items to make it look the way I want. I think I want to go for a glitter/gold and pink theme for the room. I've only had the time and supplies so far to update my desk organizer and pen holder. I want to eventually get a white desk and a cute/comfy do a WHOLE lot more. 

I got my desk organizer at Target

Original Outside View
Original Inside View

At first it was pretty ordinary, but still cute with it's chevron zig-zags on the inside. I really wanted to do something to the outside though so it didn't just look like a cardboard box... So I gathered my supplies. I found a gold paint pen, gold glitter, and modge podge. I love modge podge. I always find so many uses for it.

My end product looked like this...

After Outside View
After Inside View

I was happy with the end look. I may end up changing it a little more, but for now it has it's own little flair.

Going with the glitter theme I decided to glitter-ize {we're going to say that's a real word....even though it's not} my pen holder. I painted the end with modge podge and dipped it in glitter. It helps to add a little glam to my desk.

<3 Kelly Jean

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Seasonal Wreath Ideas

Since we've moved into our new house I've been trying to come up with ideas for wreaths that match the season or the holiday. Here's a few I've made so far...

This cute little monogrammed bunny was for Easter. I got the cutout from Unfinished Wood Co. through a deal site called Groopdealz. It arrived a little later than I expected so I only had time to paint it before it was already Easter weekend. Next year I think I'll add a cute little bow.

This one was one I created to Welcome Spring. I made a burlap wreath then added a few floral decorations as well as a burlap bunting that matches the flower color. It looks really nice on our front porch with the pink flowers in the stone planters.

Now, it's almost July 4th and time to celebrate being an American. I'm trying to decide what wreath I want to make now. I really want something patriotic, but I don't know exactly what I want. 

Here's a few of the Pinterest inspirations I have found....

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Now I just have to decide what I want to do for my patriotic wreath for July. It looks like it's time for me to go shopping at my local craft stores. I think the first place I'll hit up is Michael's since they are having 15% off your entire purchase from 3pm-7pm today.

<3 Kelly Jean

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Weekend Project: Backyard Water Fountain Makeover

Now that the weather is warmer and I have a few free weekends I am taking the time to repurpose some of the chipped and dated items I am finding around the house that were left from the previous owner. One of the projects I have taken on this week was to re-do the grey chipped water fountain in the backyard that wasn't working.

It looks nice, but it wasn't working and it didn't look that great in the area. I decided the best fix was to patch the holes and repaint it. I first used Rust-Oleum Spray Paint to prime the whole thing.

Since it was my first experience spray painting anything in a VERY long time it took me more cans of spray paint than I had expected. The priming process took about 4 cans of spray paint to cover the entire water fountain. The actual painting took about 8-10 cans to cover the whole thing and create an even finish. 

I chose a textured finish spray paint by Rust-Oleum to give it a "stone" look. I really like the end product. I'm still working on finishing it up so that it works like a normal fountain. Sadly, I have had a lot of rain this last week so I haven't had the time to repair the inside of the fountain where it has a few cracks that cause it to leak.

<3 Kelly Jean