Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kids Art Work Wall

so when i first considered hanging the kids art work in the house somewhere, i came across this  and fell in love. it is awesome. upon further inspection and consideration i found out that the system was from ikea. we don't have one all that close. at least not close enough to go just for this. although i'm sure i would find other things there that i had to have. and shipping was just to much.

then i saw this  and thought now i can do something like that. so i headed to walmart and started pricing thing and making sure i was getting the right size. that was 3-4 months ago. now the stuff to do this isn't all that expensive until you start timsing it by three. i thought some more about it all and remembered reading Under the Sycamore blog and seeing this post where she used a limb to make a curtain rod.i pinterest searched stick rods or something along that line to get a couple more ideas for how this would go down.

One morning when i was running i came across three limbs that would be prefect for my project. all i needed to get was glossy black spray paint, the rod hooks (hangers) they were like 2.18 for a set and the drapery rings that were a litte more expensive than i would have (a little over $5 for 7of them) liked but well worth it for how much i love this.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Panty Door Fun

my new chalk board on my pantry door.

when we first moved into our house i wanted to paint chalk board paint somewhere in the kitchen. my original thought was not here but pretty close by. i came across this diy by the lovely Ashley Ann from Under the Sycamore and loved the idea of using the yard sticks or rulers. i couldn't find yard sticks as cute as she has so i just went with all rulers.

i hate our doors in our house. they are hollow wood and flat. my hope is to one day get new ones so i figured that it couldn't hurt to do this because if i messed up maybe we could get a new one sooner. come to find out i love it and we may be keeping this specific door for a while longer and getting rid of the other ones slowly.

 i just taped off the area i wanted to paint. chalk board painted it (two coats i think) and used the liquid nails to glue the rulers on.

Friday, September 14, 2012


i have seen a couple of these cute state frames around pinterest lately and even pinned a few. when i saw this one i knew it was the one that i wanted for our house.

so here they are. our alabama and louisiana
i just love it

here is is with the other cluster of frames and canvases on the wall

and here is the big picture. it's a huge wall. i could keep going either direction with photos and fill it up