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fabric panel eye candy

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After my last project, I was floating around the web and found other great ideas continuing the same theme. LOVE how creative you can get with this concept of fabric wall panels. Framed patterns - mixing a collage of patterns - breaking up a single image - and layering framed objects over the fabric. So many possibilities!

Have a fantastic weekend all!


fabric panel wall decor

Easy. Changeable. Pretty!

This wall decor diy has been on my list for too long. My favorite part is that when I get tired of the fabric/palette, I can easily swap out with new fabric. Simple tutorial below:

Supplies: // Stretcher bars // fabric
Tools: // Staples // level // hammer & nails // yardstick

Super simple instructions, connect stretcher bars, cut fabric to size and then staple to the backside. The cost was more than I expected, being around $65 for bars and fabric. I used 16"x32" stretcher bars, which is a prominent size wall display.

The results are great and make a huge difference in the room by creating a visual focal point. What do you think? Any suggestions to make it better?


acorn tealights

Happy November. Down with the Halloween decor.

Ever since I made these acorns last year, I've had so many I just didn't know what to do with them all. Dilemma partially solved—using them to accent sweet tealights. Since subtle is my decor goal for November, I think they fit perfectly. *especially when I get a coffee table*


one bold surprise

An exciting post to share—and a needed craft related segue from all those travel pics! I hope you enjoy this welcome surprise of delightful images as much as I do, such a fun and bold twist on nursery decor.

Aren't they just completely adorable and crazy wild all at once?! I was SO impressed when this treasure landed in my inbox. And the creative genius to make it all look like each piece in the room was made for each other. Honestly, I might steal the painted frame idea, love it! Here are the juicy details from the lovely mom-to-be:

"Our baby room was inspired out of a desire for our baby’s gender to be a surprise!  We decided to go with very bright, bold colors that complemented each other and created a fun gender-friendly atmosphere. My husband and I are both creative people and we wanted our baby's room to be unique. Being on a tight budget, we had to get creative financially as well (which can end up being more fun sometimes because it’s stretches you outside the box!)

The walls are painted in two solid colors.  We used Valspar paint: Tangerine on two walls and Bayside on the other two. All the furniture is hand-me-down items that we refinished to create a matching set.  We sanded it all down and painted it white. Not only did we give the dressers a complete makeover, but we designed the knobs to match our baby bedding., as well as painted each drawer a different color inside! 

We chose Summersault Geo Brights crib bedding from Target as well as the matching valance for the window. We installed a new white ceiling fan, added two lamps, a lime green rug and made most of the wall décor. We got some felt, sewed together circles to accent the bedding and strung them on a rope with clothespins.  The frames above the crib are the very same frames we used at our wedding as décor, so it was really neat to turn around and use them for our baby's room 9 months later!  We slapped some color on them and it was the perfect finishing touch!  

It took my husband and I a solid month to paint and refinish the furniture. It was A LOT OF WORK, but it was fun and so worth it. We are exceedingly pleased with the results!"

Thanks so much to Robbie and Gina for sharing! Can't wait to meet this special delivery come December. Anyone else totally inspired? Mucho props for the two-going-on-three? Please do share!


crafting goddess

Please drool over the work of Ashley Meaders with me.

You may recognize some images from her pancake breakfast or popsicle picnic features on Design*Sponge. I can't even tell you how far my jaw dropped when I realized this was all done by the same person! Could the talent be laid on any thicker??? If only it was possible to steal a creative crumb or two!

Head over to her site for even more inspirational lovliness. Now I MUST mop up this drool spot before I pack up and hit the road, er....air.


embroidery hoops display

My first attempt at embroidery! Sadly...this wall display is not for my home, but is a birthday gift for a friend (yay for her!). So much inspiration out there for using hoops as wall art. I really like the lace one I created. Might have to find a way to make them permanent in my home (*wink, wink).

Happy Weekend Friends!!! I'm still in the middle of nowhere WY, dreading the drive back to St. Louis. Any of you have fun plans for the Holiday?!



Handmade wedding gift + fabric + new frame = much better.

And I need your help for the next one.

I picked up this great glass plate/dish from a ReStore because it was cheap and awesome. It used to be a light fixture. But what should I put in it now??? Maybe finding some decor balls or something? I need your input/ideas/suggestions! Many thanks in advance for your help!


critters & patterns

wild life prints

How fun are these prints?! One of my client projects right now is painting a model toy horse (random I know!), and I remembered seeing these a while ago. Cound not resist hunting them down for inspiration. The clever concepts are so great—but the patterns absolutely make the print.

Have a great Friday/Saturday/Sunday!



Yep. I just wrote T and A.

After making these initials, I couldn't resist having a set of my very own. Skipping the fabric ampersand saved A LOT of time, I might even say this was easy. Having pretty type displayed is worth it either way I suppose, don't you think?


ga ga for cotton

Obsessed is probably more accurate. For cotton stalks. I searched every store and the entire world wide web. Loss of sleep I tell you. Oh, Joy posted this lovely wedding that has natural cotton everywhere. I love it. LOVE LOVE.

One completely average normal day—at the mall—there before my very eyes was the most amazing window display overflowing with bundles of cotton. After threats of violence and a donation to the store's sponsored charity, I came home with a box of nearly destroyed stalks. After hours and hours of painful cleaning and gluing, here is
my pride and joy.

Not to bad, eh? On to the next bedroom decor project.....