Sunday, July 24, 2011

My newest project!

I just wanted to show everyone my most recent projects/crafts and a new one I've just added (as if I need any more). 

My first (small) project is this little picture frame. It was a muted pink that I bought for a few bucks at TJ Maxx back when I had a pink thing going on in my room. Well now it just looked out of place so I  decided to spray paint. Which is really pretty much all I did. 

I wanted it to match this frame.

Which it did perfectly. I want to transfer the pictures to black and white and put them back in the frames. However, the frame looked a bit too....polished. So I decided to distress it a little bit. I just took a sanding block and did the edges a bit. 


Now I have another (more interesting) project I worked on. Last night, (again at 2 AM) I decided to go on a whim and do a craft I had seen in a pin. 

Take a cheapie dollar store lamp shade and personalize it!

Step 1. Draw a monogram (or make one on the computer) and Exact-o Knife it out. I freehanded mine from a pad of paper I had. 

Helpful hint: Leave all the little pieces on and cut them out one at a time.

Then tape them on individually. It should look like this before and this:


Another helpful hint:

Take down small edges and corner's down to make a more exact stencil. 

Step 2. Pick your paint color. I used the color from my room to make the stencil. It worked out really well because I didn't have to do a second coat. 

Time to start!

Its kind of hard to see, but it goes pretty well with the walls! It has a few mistakes, but I'm pretty pleased with it!

And lastly, I have my, by far, the biggest project of my summer!

This little beauty! I picked him up on the side of the road by my house. Someone was about to throw him away when he just needed some TLC! I don't anticipate it being a huge project. It needs a bit of sanding, maybe some nails to sturdy him up! I've been pinning some pictures of dressers for inspiration!

I decided to paint the inside of the drawers for sure!

And after looking through what felt like a billion pictures I finally decided on stripes!

How amazing do these look???

I can't wait. 

I decided I'm going to paint the whole thing white and add some gray strips on the drawers. I might add a gray damask pattern on the top. 

Oh but those knobs must be replaced. 

Oh the choices....

Happy blogging :)


  1. wow the monogram came out beautiful!!

  2. I love your projects! Love the idea of monogramming a lamp shade, it came out nicely. Have a great week!

  3. you are so creartive! If I tried this it would not work out as well!

  4. The monogram came out wonderfully! Such a fun touch to a room.

  5. Wow great job! The monogram looks gorgeous and perfect :) Love your blog - just found it!