Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cheers - A Winter Wreath!

Now that Thanksgiving is over we are officially allowed to begin celebrating the winter holidays in the Harris household (it is strictly forbidden before Thanksgiving)!  I don't like making a wreath dedicated to one particular holiday because I usually don't have the time to make one for each holiday, so I made one that would last me through Christmas and late winter!
The hubby and I were browsing all the ornaments at Target last night and we came across these adorable bird ornaments that sparked my idea for this wreath!
I grabbed MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint in Ocean Depths, the same color I used on my accessory station, some leftover burlap and a frame I had in the garage.
Originally I had thought about doing a circle wreath, but I decided to go a less traditional route.
I painted the frame with just one coat of paint.  I absolutely adore how this paint covers.  I don't even have to distress it to get a worn out look.
I then used my leftover burlap, hot glue, and some letter stamps I got for $1 at Target to make the "cheers" banner.  I simply hot glued the banner to the back of the frame.
The hubby helped me pick out the bird ornaments - he says the bird with the hat is the boy bird and the bird with the scarf is the girl bird.  Hahaha!  I hot glued them together, then glued them to the frame.
Lastly I added a burlap ribbon to the top and some felt to the back to keep the frame from scratching up our door.  Simple, but cute!
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shabby Chic to Bohemian Chic - Coffe Table Tray!

Almost two years ago I found this old coca cola crate at an antique store in Columbia. 
At first I didn't know what to do with it.  Eventually I knocked out the center pieces and spray painted it white.  I tossed it on my coffee table and I've been using it to store magazines and my remotes ever since.
It wasn't horrible, but I didn't really love it.  A few weeks ago I was browsing pinterest and came upon this image from Noi Publishing:
Instantly I was drawn to the hot pink - I knew what I wanted to do!
I started by painting the inside with Valspar's Very Berry:
Once it dried I painted the outside and details with my favorite metallic paint - I bought it at Michael's almost a year ago.  The color is Emporer's Gold and I've used it on my curio to accessory station update, my TV tray update, and the CREATE letters in my craft room.  This stuff is basically the bee's knees!!
I moved a ton of my magazines and now I have a fancy little space to store magazines, my TV remotes, coasters, and a delicious smelling candle (Island Moonlight, you can find it at Target)!
Here you can see where I painted inside the handles and the cracks in between the bottom panels with gold!
I love how it looks both modern and bohemian!
I think the gold and hot pink look perfect together!
I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far!
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