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fall flowers & mason jar arrangement

fall mason jar arrangment

Fall is in the air!  While it’s not my favorite time of year (I’m more of a spring girl) I still love a lot of things about fall.  One of the things I love is when the leaves start changing and all the beautiful colors come out.  I wanted to bring some of those colors into a fall flower arrangement and of course I had to mix in some aqua (who says you can’t have aqua in the fall?)

So everything I used I found at JoAnn’s and Michaels.  They’re pretty much the only craft stores in my area anyway.  The jars and the wooden basket thing (I don’t know what to call it) I got at JoAnn’s.  The basket was normally $29.99 but I used a 40% off coupon for it and the jars were $2 each.  I used cream colored spray paint to paint all the jars first.

mason jar spray paint spray painted mason jars

Then to make a stencil I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters for the word “FALL”

cricut stencil

I got this great aqua colored paint from Michaels (Martha Stewart brand) and stenciled the letters on to each jar.

stenciling mason jar

Then after all the paint had dried I just used a nail file to rub off some of the paint off and give it a distressed look.

distressing mason jar

The flowers I bought were from Michaels and I will be honest- they were not cheap.  I did use a coupon but it didn’t save me a ton.  I still paid around $40 for the flowers.  Too bad they weren’t on sale!

The jars fit perfectly inside of my basket but I realized after I put them inside that the basket was too deep and was cutting off the bottom of the letters.  So I got some burlap that I folded up and put underneath the jars so it would raise the jars up.  In the end I’m really happy with how pretty it turned out and I will be using it to decorate my fall mantle….stay tuned for the post!

MarKaySig

wash & dry

Hello friends :)  The laundry room is coming along and I’m excited to show you the latest project!

To add a little fun and whimsy to the room I decided to add this cool word art.  I didn’t want to make the words too bold and steal the show from the shutters, so I painted them the same color as my walls.  It almost looks like the letters are 3-dimensionally sticking out of the wall.  Such a cool effect!  I got letters in various sizes and styles from JoAnns and Michaels.  It was fun to mix it up a little!

wash&dry

This is a fun and easy project that anyone can do in any room in their home.  To hang the letters I just used the Command picture hanging strips again (LOVE these things!)  No damage to your walls and easy to hang up!

More fun laundry room projects are on the way so check back soon!

MarKaySig

Project laundry room {update}

This weekend I got to spend some time at my grandparent’s cabin with the kiddos.  We had a BLAST but it did set me back a little bit on my laundry room projects.  Time to get back to work and show you what I’ve finished so far!

Remember those hangers that I gave you a sneak-peek of in my last post?  Well here’s how they turned out!

fabric covered hangers on knobs

These were so easy to make and I love that now I have some custom art for my wall! (see previous post here on how to make them)

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Project laundry room

The laundry room is coming along :)

I’ve already shown you my first project (my DIY indoor shutters) and now I have a couple more projects that I’ve been working on.

I wanted to do some sort of unique feature wall and came up with an idea using hangers. Yep, regular old wire hangers covered in fabric.  I had some leftover fabric from my pillows so it was budget friendly too :)

This project was so simple and I thought it would be a fun thing to do with my daughter, Kamry.

So, here’s all of my scrap fabric I had to use in all different colors and patterns.  This is a great way to make use of those small pieces of fabric you’re not sure what to do with.

hanger project1

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Top 10 Decor Trends 2014

Top 10 Decor Trends 2014

I love Pinterest, browing home decorating magazines and watching HGTV.   I guess you could say it’s my guilty pleasure…  It’s something I always enjoy doing when I have a rare moment of down time.  So with all the time I spend researching and looking for new design trends I thought I would share with you what I’m seeing as the Top 10 Decor Trends of 2014. Continue reading Top 10 Decor Trends 2014