Friday, October 10, 2008

I missed my calling...

I love to decorate and if I had enough courage to start a new career I would absolutely love to work at a interior decorating firm. Lately I have had been addicted to painting my new house out with the boring beige walls, its about time to add some more color. Plus I have been trying to decorate without spending a ton of money, which means creating my own decorations. I'm pretty impressed with some of the things I have done-thank goodness for IKEA, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel catalogs, oh and my new favorite magazine Utah Style. I have an idea scrapbook with everything cut out that I love and it helps spark my creative juices!

I been looking for these berry circles forever, and to my luck they were at Tai Pan for $2.50, plus the cute vase was only $5. Not bad, in fact I had to get 2 them, one for each side of my counter.

I am working on redecorating my bedroom-in fact it is almost fully taped and ready to be painted. I am using a dark olive green, it is totally going to transform my room. (I painted my bathroom a shade lighter last night and I love it.) I'll post pictures on Monday. Ok back to the wreath-I love Fall colors and decided I wanted to enjoy them all year around so these colors became my palette for my room. I couldn't find a wreath that fit the colors (and was less then $100) so I made my own. I found these super cute berry balls and leaves in single strands, so I cut them all up and stuck them in a plain wreath from Roberts. I think all together this wreath was about $17. I was thrilled with how it turned out, especially for my 1st wreath ever.

I had a few extra strands of berries, so I decorated this star candle holder for my dresser.

I love the new trend of having your kids names in their room, but I wasn't going to pay $15+ per letter and they are just boring. So I bought plain wood letters at Michael's for $.99 and painted them the same color as the daises I have stamped in Alexis' room, I then dug into my scrapbook stash and used flowers,rhinestones, and ribbon I already had. I don't think the pictures do them justice, they turned out really cute, and match her room perfectly.

I also made Kyle's name letters, but instead of painting I used scrapbook paper, modge podge, and once again I dug into my scrapbook supplies. I love, love, love his name letters!
We have a busy weekend ahead of us, so I'm sure there will be lots of pics to post. I have a room to paint, my brother's baptism, a baby blessing and hopefully a new baby to go visit in the hospital.


paxtonfam said...

You are very talented! I'm impressed with your talents and money saving techniques.

Thorpe Family said...

Wow! those letters and wreath are adorable! I have a wreath that is similar that I had to creat myself because I couldn't find one I liked! Pretty sure I LOVE Robert's and Michaels. Especially when I get those 50% off coupons!!!