Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vintage lunch tray upcycle

I recently saw this project using vintage dinner trays as a frame over at blue eyed freckle

Totally cute right?

I fell in love with the idea and I just happened to have a vintage lunch tray laying around the house. I used mini clothespins and pictures from my son's 1 month photo session.

So here is mine:

Now I need to find a place to hang it!

Linking to:

Transformation Thursday

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I won....

two giveaways!

The first is a $35 gift card to CSN Stores from Lauren over at 31 DIY !

So much good stuff on the to just figure out what I want.

These are super cute...I think I might need them for my son's room:)

The second giveaway is an amazing fabric bracelet from Anything*Virtuous!

Can't wait to wear it!

Check out their blogs...lots of good inspiration!

Thanks again ladies!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A temporary fix...

I have been dying to re-do the hutch in my "dining room", but the lack of sunshine has made that impossible. My "dining room" consists of one corner of my kitchen...not a room at all, but it is what we have for now.

So while I wait for the sunshine, I covered the windows in a cute vintage fabric.

And of course it is messy inside, and organizing it is my next project!

I also painted my spoon and fork red!

Here they are before:

And here they are after:

My husband thinks they are silly, but my great grandmother had a set when I was younger and I have always wanted my own. They are one of my favorite things in my house!

Linking here and

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A tree in my living room

I have always wanted to paint a tree somewhere in my house. I am not brave enough to add color to all of my walls, so most of them stay bare. So when my husband came home with a broken projector from work, I knew my tree was not far off!

The projector got fixed, I found the tree I wanted to paint, and went for it!

I started by patching some holes in the wall and then cleaning it. I don't have any pictures of tracing it out, but this tutorial from Just a Girl explains the whole projector process.

So here is the finished product:

What do you think?

I think I am going to add some black detail and maybe a little bird on one of the branches. Not sure just yet! Oh and the hole under the tree is my dog's cubby in the wall...he needed a spot to hide away from my son!

Linking to:
Show and Tell Green

A Marvelous Mess